International agreements

British High Commissioner to New Zealand Laura Clarke, left, New Zealand's Trade Minister David Parker, center, and New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, talk to reporters on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in Wellington, New Zealand. Both Australia and New Zealand announced Wednesday they are starting free-trade talks with the United Kingdom, as each country seeks to rekindle a trading relationship that was severely tested nearly 50 years ago. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)
June 17, 2020 - 3:00 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Both Australia and New Zealand announced Wednesday they are starting free-trade talks with the United Kingdom, as each country seeks to rekindle a trading relationship that was severely tested nearly 50 years ago. The U.K. wants to quickly sign multiple trade deals...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, Jordan's King Abdullah II addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The Trump administration is considering withholding aid to one of its closest Arab partners, Jordan, in a bid to secure the extradition of a woman convicted in Israel of a 2001 bombing that killed 15 people, including two American citizens. The extradition issue is likely to be raised this week when King Abdullah II speaks to several congressional committees to voice his opposition to Israel’s plans to annex portions of the West Bank. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 16, 2020 - 10:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering withholding aid to one of its closest Arab partners, Jordan, in a bid to secure the extradition of a woman convicted in Israel of a 2001 bombing that killed 15 people, including two American citizens. The administration says it's weighing “...
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European Council President Charles Michel, on screen right, speaks via videoconference to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, screen left, prior to EU-UK talks via videoconference at the European Council building in Brussels on Monday, June 15, 2020. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, European Parliament President David Sassoli and European Council President Charles Michel held a videoconference with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday to assess the state of negotiations between both sides on a future trade agreement. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, Pool)
June 15, 2020 - 11:36 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — A video conference between the EU's top officials and British Prime minister Boris Johnson focusing on post-Brexit relations produced only a declaration of good will, with both parties acknowledging Monday that a “new momentum was required" to break the deadlock in negotiations. In...
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Korean War veterans of South Korea salute during a ceremony to unveil an installation artwork to commemorate the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Korean War, in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, June 15, 2020. South Korea on Sunday convened an emergency security meeting and urged North Korea to uphold reconciliation agreements, hours after the North threatened to demolish a liaison office and take military action against its rival. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 15, 2020 - 4:44 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president called on North Korea to stop raising animosities and return to talks, saying Monday the rivals must not reverse the peace deals that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reached during 2018 summits. President Moon Jae-in’s efforts to defuse...
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European Energy Commissioner Maros Sefcovic addresses a video press conference following a meeting of the EU-UK Joint Committee on Brexit at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Friday, June 12, 2020. The British government said Friday it will delay bringing in full border checks on goods coming from the European Union to relieve pressure on businesses hammered by the coronavirus pandemic. (Kenzo Tribouillard, Pool Photo via AP)
June 12, 2020 - 10:33 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government said Friday it will delay bringing in full border checks on goods coming from the European Union to relieve pressure on businesses hammered by the coronavirus pandemic. But the U.K. once again ruled out delaying its full economic break with the bloc beyond the...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2018, file photo, Chinese then Finance Vice Minister Zhu Guangyao speaks during a press conference on Sino-US trade issues at the State Council Information Office in Beijing. Beijing will honor its trade deal with the U.S. and wants to see better ties with Washington, senior Chinese officials said Thursday, June 11, 2020. Zhu said the two countries should “waste no time” in improving relations to help better coordinate a response to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
June 11, 2020 - 8:48 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Beijing will honor its trade deal with the U.S. and wants to see better ties with Washington, senior Chinese officials said Thursday. Zhu Guangyao, a former finance minister and Cabinet adviser, said the two countries should “waste no time” in improving relations to help better...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks as Attorney General William Barr listens, during a joint briefing, Thursday, June 11, 2020 at the State Department in Washington, on an executive order signed by President Donald Trump aimed at the International Criminal Court. Trump has lobbed a broadside attack against the International Criminal Court. He's authorizing economic sanctions and travel restrictions against court workers directly involved in investigating American troops and intelligence officials for possible war crimes in Afghanistan without U.S. consent. The executive order Trump signed on Thursday marks his administration’s latest attack against international organizations, treaties and agreements that do not hew to its policies. (Yuri Gripas/Pool via AP)
June 11, 2020 - 11:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lobbed a broadside attack Thursday against the International Criminal Court by authorizing economic sanctions and travel restrictions against court workers involved in investigating American troops and intelligence officials and those of allied nations,...
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Nepal’s foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali gestures during an interview with the Associated Press in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Gyawali said Tuesday that the country was still waiting for a response from India on holding talks to resolve a border dispute that has strained relations between the South Asian neighbors. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
June 09, 2020 - 10:57 pm
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s foreign minister said Tuesday that the country was still waiting for a response from India on holding talks to resolve a border dispute that has strained relations between the South Asian neighbors. Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali told The Associated Press in an...
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Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, right, and his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio asign an agreement following their meeting , in Athens, on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Greece will lift all restrictions on Italian tourists entering the country gradually between June 15 and the end of the month, Greece's foreign minister said Tuesday.(Costas Baltas /Pool via AP)
June 09, 2020 - 11:22 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece and Italy signed an agreement Tuesday demarcating their maritime boundaries, amid tension in the Mediterranean region over rights to natural resources. The agreement signed at the foreign ministry during a visit to Athens by Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio,...
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FILE - In this April 10, 1912 file photo the Titanic leaves Southampton, England on her maiden voyage. The salvage firm that has plucked artifacts from the sunken Titanic cruise ship over the decades is seeking a judge's permission to rescue more items from the rapidly deteriorating wreck. (AP Photo/File)
June 09, 2020 - 10:26 am
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. government will try to stop a company's planned salvage mission to retrieve the Titanic’s wireless telegraph machine, arguing the expedition would break federal law and a pact with Britain to leave the iconic shipwreck undisturbed. U.S. attorneys filed a legal challenge...
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