International agreements

July 11, 2017 - 3:10 am
TOKYO (AP) — Members of a Pacific Rim trade initiative rejected by U.S. President Donald Trump are to hold working-level talks Wednesday in the Japanese mountain resort town of Hakone, west of Tokyo. The three-day meeting among envoys from the 11 remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership...
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Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend the welcoming ceremony in front of the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 10, 2017. (Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva via AP)
July 10, 2017 - 9:12 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday pledged to increase cooperation with Finland in Arctic issues and on furthering Russian relations, after talks with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto. Abe noted that Finland is currently chairing the Arctic Council and said his country...
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FILE- This photo on July 4, 2017, distributed by the North Korean government shows what was said to be the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile, ICBM, in North Korea's northwest. A dictator stands on the verge of possessing nuclear missiles that threaten U.S. shores. A worried world ponders airstrikes and sanctions. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
July 09, 2017 - 5:02 am
One reason North Korea is the world's most dire nuclear hotspot is that among the most important players, even allies and semi-allies have different desires and priorities. An enemy to some, a bulwark to others, a frustration to all, with decades of unfinished business coloring the picture in ways...
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FILE- This photo on July 4, 2017, distributed by the North Korean government shows what was said to be the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile, ICBM, in North Korea's northwest. A dictator stands on the verge of possessing nuclear missiles that threaten U.S. shores. A worried world ponders airstrikes and sanctions. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
July 09, 2017 - 12:16 am
One reason North Korea is the world's most dire nuclear hotspot is that among the most important players, even allies and semi-allies have different desires and priorities. An enemy to some, a bulwark to others, a frustration to all, with decades of unfinished business coloring the picture in ways...
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FILE- This photo on July 4, 2017, distributed by the North Korean government shows what was said to be the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile, ICBM, in North Korea's northwest. A dictator stands on the verge of possessing nuclear missiles that threaten U.S. shores. A worried world ponders airstrikes and sanctions. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
July 08, 2017 - 9:13 pm
One reason North Korea is the world's most dire nuclear hotspot is that among the most important players, even allies and semi-allies have different desires and priorities. An enemy to some, a bulwark to others, a frustration to all, with decades of unfinished business coloring the picture in ways...
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Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr, 30, is seen in Mississauga, Ont., on Thursday, July 6, 2017. The federal government has paid Khadr $10.5 million and apologized to him for violating his rights during his long ordeal after capture by American forces in Afghanistan in July 2002. (Colin Perkel/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 08, 2017 - 2:39 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday defended his government's apology and multimillion-dollar payment to a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan. The deal with Omar Khadr's lawyers was based on a 2010 Supreme Court...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, left, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, center, and German chancellor Angela Merkel meet at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, Saturday, July 8, 2017. (Tobias Schwarz/Pool Photo via AP)
July 08, 2017 - 8:56 am
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit (all times local): 2 p.m. President Vladimir Putin says Russia will meet its obligations under the Paris climate agreement. Speaking at a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg...
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Protesters stay between fires on a street during a protest against the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, Friday, July 7, 2017. The leaders of the group of 20 meet July 7 and 8. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
July 08, 2017 - 7:32 am
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Germany's top security official is denouncing the rioting in Hamburg during the Group of 20 summit and saying that it is "the opposite of democratic protest." Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said Saturday...
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Greenpeace demonstrate with a puppet depicting U.S. president Donald Trump, during the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, Friday, July 7, 2017. (Boris Roessler/dpa via AP)
July 08, 2017 - 3:58 am
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit (all times local): 9:50 a.m. European Union officials say that leaders of the Group of 20 countries have agreed to keep their markets open to foreign trade. But the group's draft statement also says that trade needs to be mutually...
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U.S. President Donald Trump, right, greets Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, prior his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, during the G20 summit in Hamburg Germany, Friday July 7, 2017. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
July 08, 2017 - 2:55 am
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — The United States and Russia struck an agreement Friday on a cease-fire in southwest Syria, crowning President Donald Trump's first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It is the first U.S.-Russian effort under Trump's presidency to stem Syria's six-year civil war...
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