International agreements

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May waits to greet her Maltese counterpart Joseph Muscat to 10 Downing Street in London ahead of talks, Monday Sept. 17, 2018. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
September 19, 2018 - 10:19 am
SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — European Council President Donald Tusk warned Britain on Wednesday that key parts of its offer to conclude Brexit talks are not satisfactory and must be revised, just six months before the country leaves the bloc. Speaking before chairing a summit of EU leaders in Salzburg...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he answers a reporter's question during a news conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda, in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 18, 2018 - 6:19 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on a Russian military aircraft shot down over the Mediterranean Sea and other issues related to Syria (all times local): 12 p.m. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the shootdown of a Russian military aircraft by Syrian forces complicates relations between President...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shake hands after their joint news conference following the talks in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in Sochi, Russia, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets for the second time in 10 days with Russia's Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
September 17, 2018 - 4:42 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia and Turkey agreed Monday to establish a demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib region, the last major stronghold of anti-government rebels where fears had been running high of a devastating offensive by government forces. The zone will be established by Oct. 15 and...
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U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, left, shakes hands with Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, right, during their meeting at the government building in Skopje, Macedonia, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Mattis arrived in Macedonia Monday, condemning Russian efforts to use its money and influence to build opposition to an upcoming vote that could pave the way for the country to join NATO, a move Moscow opposes. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
September 17, 2018 - 12:36 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday condemned Russia's efforts to use its money and influence to build opposition to an upcoming vote that could pave the way for Macedonia to join NATO, a move Moscow opposes. Mattis told reporters traveling with him to Skopje that there...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2018 file photo, British Prime Minister Theresa May listens at the start of her meeting with the Qatar's emir at 10 Downing Street in London. May has told the BBC in an interview scheduled for broadcast Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, that she gets “irritated” by the debate over her leadership during Brexit negotiations. (Matt Dunham, Pool Photo via AP, File)
September 17, 2018 - 8:21 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned opponents of her blueprint for Brexit that rejecting it means crashing out of the European Union without a deal, an outcome the International Monetary Fund said Monday would have "very large" economic costs. May told the BBC that if rebel...
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North Korean saleswomen try to make a sale at the 14th Pyongyang Autumn International Trade Fair in Pyongyang, North Korea on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Despite continuing sanctions and political uncertainties, this year the fair is making something of a comeback, with more than 320 companies and a large Chinese continent participating. North Korea is hoping its recent diplomatic outreach to its neighbors and its talks with Washington will help break down support for sanctions and open the way for it to boost its trade with the outside world. (AP Photo/Eric Talmadge)
September 17, 2018 - 4:09 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Vendors selling everything from car batteries to "kangaroo essence" health pills have descended on Pyongyang for an international trade fair. Though North Korea continues to be one of the most heavily sanctioned countries in the world, this year's trade fair, which...
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Presidential chief of staff Im Jong-seok speaks to the media during a briefing at a press center for the inter-Korean summit in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. The senior South Korean official is playing down the chance that this week's inter-Korean summit could produce major progress in efforts to rid North Korea of its nuclear program. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
September 17, 2018 - 12:55 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A senior South Korean official on Monday played down the chance that this week's inter-Korean summit will result in major progress in efforts to rid North Korea of its nuclear program. South Korean President Moon Jae-in flies to Pyongyang on Tuesday for his third summit of...
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September 16, 2018 - 7:12 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea were in Saudi Arabia on Sunday ahead of a meeting described as the signing of a peace accord between the two East African nations. Terms of the agreement to be signed by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pauses as he speaks at a news conference in the press briefing room at the State Department in Washington, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Washington. Pompeo says his Obama-era predecessor John Kerry has been 'actively undermining' U.S. policy on Iran. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 14, 2018 - 7:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unloaded Friday on his Obama-era predecessor John Kerry for "actively undermining" U.S. policy on Iran by meeting several times recently with the Iranian foreign minister, who was his main interlocutor in the Iran nuclear deal negotiations. In...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a news conference in the press briefing room at the State Department in Washington, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Washington. Pompeo says his Obama-era predecessor John Kerry has been 'actively undermining' U.S. policy on Iran. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 14, 2018 - 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Trump administration criticism of former Secretary of State John Kerry (all times local): 6 p.m. Former Secretary of State John Kerry has responded to President Donald Trump's criticism of his meeting with the Iranian foreign minister by telling the commander in...
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