Peace treaties

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as delivers a speech during a plenary session at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
September 12, 2018 - 4:07 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday suggested that Russia and Japan should sign a much-anticipated peace treaty formally ending hostilities from World War II before the end of the year. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been pushing for a way forward in the dispute,...
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FILE - In this Saturday, July 14, 2018 file photo, Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki, right, is welcomed by Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, 2nd right, for his first visit in 22 years, at the airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Celebrating their dramatic diplomatic thaw, the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 marked the Ethiopian new year at a border where a bloody war and ensuing tensions had divided them for decades. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File)
September 11, 2018 - 5:52 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Celebrating their dramatic diplomatic thaw, the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea on Tuesday officially opened the border where a bloody war and ensuing tensions had divided them for decades, with emotional residents embracing after years of separation. Ethiopia's...
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September 11, 2018 - 4:39 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopia and Eritrea's diplomatic thaw (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Eritrea says the border between it and former rival Ethiopia has officially opened after two decades. Information Minister Yemane Meskel in a post on Twitter says Eritrean President...
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South Korean National Security Director Chung Eui-yong, right, speaks during a press conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his commitment to a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula amid a growing standoff with the United States, his state-controlled media reported Thursday after a South Korean delegation met him to set up an inter-Korean summit. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
September 06, 2018 - 3:27 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expressed faith in an increasingly embattled President Donald Trump's efforts to settle a nuclear impasse even as he signaled frustration at outside skepticism about his disarmament intentions and demanded that his "goodwill measures" be met...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017, file photo, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly walks on the field before an NCAA college football game against Miami in Miami Gardens, Fla. Notre Dame hosts Michigan on Saturday, Sept. 1, to open the college football season. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
August 30, 2018 - 3:12 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The "end" of the Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry was a three-year soap opera that included accusations of cowardice and the "Chicken Dance" being played in the Big House. It was quite the drama, concluding in 2014 with a historic beat down. The "end," however, turned out to be...
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FILE - In this Sunday Oct. 1, 2017 file photo, a truck waits outside a closed petrol station of the Nile Petroleum Corporation in Juba, South Sudan. South Sudan says it will resume oil production in a key region in September 2018 to make up for more than $4 billion of revenue lost during years of fighting. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick, File)
August 30, 2018 - 5:35 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Emboldened by a new peace deal, civil war-torn South Sudan says it will resume oil production in a key region next month to make up for more than $4 billion of revenue lost during years of fighting. South Sudan, with Africa's third-largest oil reserves, will renew drilling...
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U.S. Gen. Vincent Brooks commander of the United Nations Command, U.S. Forces Korea and Combined Forces Command, speaks during a press conference at the Seoul Foreign Correspondents Club in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Brooks said he is cautiously optimistic that nuclear diplomacy will work out with North Korea. But he also says that Seoul and Washington must continue to apply pressure so that "there's not a reason or even an ability" for the North to back out. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 22, 2018 - 2:10 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said Wednesday that he's cautiously optimistic nuclear diplomacy will work out with North Korea. But he also said Seoul and Washington must continue to apply pressure so that "there's not a reason or even an ability" for the...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, people travel by canoe between small islands off the mainland from the opposition-held town of Nyal in Unity state, in South Sudan. The government claims a shattering five-year civil war is finally over, but skepticism soars and the latest attempt at peace already shows cracks. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
August 20, 2018 - 7:47 am
NYAL, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's government claims the shattering five-year civil war is finally over, but there is considerable skepticism. It wasn't helped by the sight of President Salva Kiir refusing to shake the hand of rival Riek Machar after they signed a power-sharing deal this month...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2018 file photo, Ivan Duque, candidate of the Democratic Center party, gives a thumbs up to supporters after voting in the presidential runoff election in Bogota, Colombia. Duque will be sworn in as the new leader of Colombia on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, tasked with guiding the implementation of a historic peace accord with leftist rebels that remains on shaky ground. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)
August 07, 2018 - 2:56 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The young protégé of a powerful former president is being sworn in as Colombia's new leader Tuesday, tasked with guiding the implementation of a peace accord with leftist rebels that remains on shaky ground. Ivan Duque, 42, will be the youngest Colombian chief of state ever...
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August 05, 2018 - 1:27 pm
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's warring parties signed a peace deal on Sunday in the latest attempt to end the country's five-year civil war, which has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions. President Salva Kiir and former Vice-President and rebel opposition leader, Riek Machar...
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