International relations

February 27, 2020 - 10:35 am
El Salvador's congress has passed a law allowing judges to reduce sentences for crimes committed during the country's 1980-1992 civil war, drawing criticism from the president and rights activists. President Nayib Bukele vowed to veto the law, saying it did not contain the key elements of “truth,...
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February 27, 2020 - 7:36 am
A Russian diplomat on Thursday reaffirmed Moscow's push for extending the last remaining nuclear treaty with the United States, saying there is no time left to negotiate any changes to that. Vladimir Leontyev, a deputy head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's arms control department, said during...
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In this photograph taken Tuesday Feb. 25, 2020, U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Dagvin Anderson, commander of the U.S. military's special forces in Africa, speaks to the Associated Press in Thies, Senegal. The only place in the world where fighters linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group are cooperating is in West Africa's sprawling Sahel region. The commander of the U.S. military's special forces in Africa says that "if it‘s left unchecked it could very easily develop into a great threat to the West and the United States.” (AP Photo/Cheikh A.T Sy)
February 27, 2020 - 4:32 am
THIES, Senegal (AP) — The only place in the world where fighters linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group are cooperating is in West Africa's sprawling Sahel region, giving the extremists greater depth as they push into new areas, according to the commander of the U.S. military's special...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2019 file photo, Tripoli government forces clash with forces led by Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, south of the capital Tripoli, Libya. Two Libyan militia commanders and a Syrian war monitor group say Turkey is deploying Syrian extremists to fight in Libya's civil war. These extremists are affiliated with groups like al-Qaida and the Islamic State. They're fighting as mercenaries on behalf of the United Nations-supported government in Libya. The Libyan sources told The Associated Press that Turkey has airlifted more than 2,500 foreign fighters into Tripoli, and that “dozens” are extremist-affiliated. (AP Photo/Hazem Ahmed, File)
February 26, 2020 - 9:35 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Rival Libyan politicians met on Wednesday for U.N.-sponsored political talks in Geneva aimed at ending the latest round of fighting over the country's capital, Tripoli. Yet just hours later, the High Council of State, an advisory body to the western Tripoli-based government, sent a...
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A nurse cares for patients in a ward dedicated for people infected with the coronavirus, at Forqani Hospital in Qom, 78 miles (125 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Iran's president said Wednesday, that Tehran has no immediate plans to quarantine cities over the new coronavirus rapidly spreading across the country, even as the Islamic Republic suffers the highest death toll outside of China with 19 killed amid 139 cases confirmed on Wednesday. (Mohammad Mohsenzadeh/Mizan News Agency via AP )
February 26, 2020 - 12:37 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran girded Wednesday for a long battle against the coronavirus that is spreading rapidly across the country and the wider Middle East, even though officials in the Islamic Republic had earlier minimized the outbreak that has now killed 19 people, the highest toll...
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Supporters of Julian Assange hold placards as they protest on the second day of a week of opening arguments for the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange outside Belmarsh Magistrates' Court in south east London, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. U.S. authorities, want to try Assange on espionage charges. A lawyer for the Americans said the Australian computer expert was an “ordinary” criminal whose publication of hundreds of thousands of secret military documents put many people at risk of torture and death. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
February 26, 2020 - 12:32 pm
LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for Julian Assange argued Wednesday that the WikiLeaks founder should not be sent to the United States because a U.K.-U.S. treaty bans extradition for political offenses. Assange, 48, is wanted in the U.S. on spying charges over the leaking of classified government documents...
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Activists from different organizations hold banners calling for peace and communal harmony following violence in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. At least 20 people were killed and 189 injured in three days of clashes in New Delhi that coincided with U.S. President Donald Trump's first state visit to India, with the death toll expected to rise as hospitals continue to take in the wounded, authorities said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
February 26, 2020 - 10:49 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 22 people were killed and 189 injured in three days of clashes in New Delhi that coincided with U.S. President Donald Trump's first state visit to India, with the death toll expected to rise as hospitals continue to take in the wounded, authorities said Wednesday. Shops,...
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February 26, 2020 - 9:42 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia will skip the latest round of U.S.-brokered talks this week on a disputed Nile dam project with Egypt and Sudan, the country’s water ministry announced Wednesday. A final deal on the massive Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam had been expected this month, but U.S...
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A supporter holds a photo of Egypt’s ousted autocratic President Hosni Mubarak as he weeps outside the gate of the mosque ahead of his funeral in New Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Egypt is holding a full-honors military funeral for Mubarak who was ousted from power in the 2011 Arab Spring uprising. Mubarak, 91, died on Tuesday at a Cairo military hospital from heart and kidney complications. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
February 26, 2020 - 8:16 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt held a full-honors military funeral Wednesday for the country's former autocratic President Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for decades before he was ousted in the 2011 Arab Spring uprising that swept much of the region. The funeral, replete with cannon fire and a horse-drawn carriage...
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Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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February 26, 2020 - 7:05 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's foreign minister denounced Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders on Wednesday for what he called his “horrifying comment" about Jerusalem, saying that those who support Israel would not back Sanders' presidential candidacy after such remarks. At a contentious Democratic...
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