International relations

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, arrives with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Friday, April 19, 2019, at the Department of State in Washington. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
April 19, 2019 - 11:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday rejected a North Korean demand that he be replaced as President Donald Trump's top negotiator, as the United States and Japan vowed to continue to enforce tough sanctions on North Korea until it dismantles its nuclear weapons and ballistic...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands before a bilateral meeting at the Akasaka Palace in Tokyo. Trump will make a state visit to Japan at the end of May, 2019 to meet the nation's new emperor. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 18, 2019 - 10:56 pm
TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump and his wife Melania will make a state visit to Japan at the end of May to meet the newly enthroned emperor. Crown Prince Naruhito will succeed his abdicating father, current Emperor Akihito, on May 1. Trump will also hold talks with Japanese Prime Minister...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2019, file photo, Special Counsel Robert Mueller walks past the White House after attending services at St. John's Episcopal Church, in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
April 18, 2019 - 2:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller's 448-page investigative report into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election includes 23 unredacted pages of Mueller's written questions and Donald Trump's written responses, the only direct exchange between the special counsel's office...
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April 18, 2019 - 12:05 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A senior government official says Afghan-to-Afghan peace talks are in jeopardy. The talks scheduled for Friday between Afghan and Taliban officials at the same table for the first time have been considered a significant first step toward finding a negotiated end to...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends the 4th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang. North Korea has test-fired a "new-type tactical guided weapon," its state media announced Thursday, April 18, 2019, a move that could be an attempt to register the country's displeasure with currently deadlocked nuclear talks with the United States without causing those coveted negotiations to collapse. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
April 18, 2019 - 3:42 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of "tactical guided weapon," its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations. The test, which didn't appear to be of a banned...
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A supporter of former Peruvian President Alan Garcia grieves after learning that the former leader died from a self-inflicted gun shot, outside the hospital where he was taken after he shot himself, in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Peru's current President Martinez Vizcarra said Garcia, the 69-year-old former head of state died after undergoing emergency surgery. Garcia shot himself in the head early Wednesday as police came to detain him in connection with a corruption probe. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
April 17, 2019 - 11:45 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former President Alan Garcia mortally wounded himself with a gunshot to his head Wednesday as officers waited to arrest him in a big graft probe that has put Peru's most prominent politicians behind bars and provoked a reckoning over corruption. Authorities broke through a door at...
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This combination of images shows, from left, Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel, Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega and Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro. The Trump administration on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, intensified its crackdown on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, rolling back Obama administration policy and announcing new restrictions and sanctions against the three countries whose leaders national security adviser John Bolton dubbed the "three stooges of socialism." (AP Photos)
April 17, 2019 - 8:49 pm
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday intensified its crackdown on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, rolling back Obama administration policy and announcing new restrictions and sanctions against the three countries whose leaders national security adviser John Bolton dubbed...
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Rescue officials attend the scene after a tour bus crashed in Canico on Portugal's Madeira Island, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The tour bus carrying German tourists crashed on Portugal's Madeira Island on Wednesday, killing more than a few dozen people and injuring a few dozen others, local authorities said. (Rui Silva/Aspress/Global Imagens via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 6:59 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A tour bus carrying German tourists crashed on Portugal's Madeira Island on Wednesday, killing 29 people and injuring 28 others, local authorities said. The bus, which was carrying 55 people, rolled down a steep hillside after veering off the road on a bend east of the...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, and Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic pose for a photo after their talks in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Serbia is seeking an increased Russian role in the European Union-mediated talks with the former province of Kosovo, the move which could further strain the Balkan country's relations with the West. Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said after meeting his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday, April 17 in Moscow that "Serbia cannot defend its state interests without the assistance of the Russian Federation." (Serbia Russia Kosovo via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 11:09 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia on Wednesday sought to secure a greater Russian role in European Union-mediated talks with the former province of Kosovo, which could further strain the Balkan country's relations with the West. Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said after meeting his Russian...
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Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh listens during an interview with The Associated Press, at his office in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Stayyeh accused the United States of declaring "financial war" on his people and said an American peace plan purported to be in the works will be "born dead." (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
April 17, 2019 - 3:19 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The new Palestinian prime minister on Tuesday accused the United States of declaring "financial war" on his people and said an American peace plan purported to be in the works will be "born dead." In his first interview with international media since taking office over...
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