International relations

April 02, 2017 - 4:36 pm
POTOMAC FALLS, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump says that the United States is prepared to act alone if China does not take a tougher stand against North Korea's nuclear program. Trump's comments in an interview with the Financial Times come just days before he is set to host Chinese President Xi...
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FILE- In this Wednesday, March 1, 2017 file photo, a Spanish flag flies on top of the customs house on the Spanish side of the border between Spain and the British overseas territory of Gibraltar with the Rock as a background, in La Linea de la Concepcion, Southern Spain. The EU's roadmap on Brexit negotiations leaves the U.K. and Spain to discuss what agreements will apply to Gibraltar, a dialogue in which Madrid could have the upper hand. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza, File)
April 02, 2017 - 11:50 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's top diplomat said Sunday that his government is urging the European Union to side with Madrid on the future of the British territory of Gibraltar, which lies at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula and Spain has long sought to reclaim. Spanish Foreign Minister...
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Opposition members shout slogans against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro during a National Assembly special session in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, April 1, 2017. Venezuela's president and Supreme Court backed down Saturday from an audacious move to strip congress of its legislative powers that had sparked widespread charges that the South American country was no longer a democracy. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
April 01, 2017 - 10:00 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's president and Supreme Court backed down Saturday from an unprecedented move to strip congress of its legislative powers that had sparked widespread charges that the South American country was no longer a democracy. President Nicolas Maduro asked the Supreme...
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FILE- In this file photo dated Wednesday, March 1, 2017, a woman walks on the Spanish side of the border between Spain and the British overseas territory of Gibraltar with the iconic Rock of Gibraltar in the background, in La Linea de la Concepcion, Southern Spain. Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Friday March 31, 2017, reassured Gibraltar that it will protect the territory’s interests in forthcoming Brexit talks on exiting the European Union, following Spain's assertion that it would have a veto over the territory’s future relationship with the trading bloc. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza, FILE)
April 01, 2017 - 11:47 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain sought Saturday to reassure Gibraltar that it will protect the territory's interests in upcoming talks on exiting the European Union amid a dispute with Spain that underscores the complications of Britain's EU divorce. Spain has long sought to regain control of Gibraltar, an...
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April 01, 2017 - 11:36 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The president of Cyprus on Saturday called for an immediate resumption of stalled reunification talks to tackle key items that have foiled numerous attempts to unify the ethnically divided Mediterranean island. As the standstill in talks stretched into its second month, the...
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This photo released on Saturday, April. 1, 2017 by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows anti-Syrian government fighters, some of them carrying their weapons, heading to a bus as they leave the last rebel-held neighborhood of al-Waer in Homs province, Syria. Syrian state TV says scores of opposition fighters and their families have left the central city of Homs after being evacuated from the last rebel-held neighborhood. (SANA via AP)
April 01, 2017 - 9:30 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Tens of thousands of displaced Syrians and refugees have returned to an area controlled by Turkey and Turkish-backed opposition fighters in northern Syria, Turkey's foreign minister said Saturday, and U.S.-backed Kurdish-led fighters pressed their offensive in the north near a town...
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April 01, 2017 - 9:12 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Need some election interference? The Russian Foreign Ministry is ready to help — or so it says on April Fools' Day. On Saturday, the ministry posted on its Facebook page an audio file of the purported new automated telephone switchboard message for Russian embassies. "To arrange a...
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FILE- In this file photo dated Wednesday, March 1, 2017, a woman walks on the Spanish side of the border between Spain and the British overseas territory of Gibraltar with the iconic Rock of Gibraltar in the background, in La Linea de la Concepcion, Southern Spain. Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Friday March 31, 2017, reassured Gibraltar that it will protect the territory’s interests in forthcoming Brexit talks on exiting the European Union, following Spain's assertion that it would have a veto over the territory’s future relationship with the trading bloc. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza, FILE)
April 01, 2017 - 8:59 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain sought Saturday to reassure Gibraltar that it will protect the territory's interests in upcoming talks on exiting the European Union amid a dispute with Spain that underscores the complications of Britain's EU divorce. Spain has long sought to regain control of Gibraltar, an...
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April 01, 2017 - 8:50 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Need some election interference? The Russian Foreign Ministry is ready to help — or so it says on April Fools' Day. On Saturday, the ministry posted on its Facebook page an audio file of the purported new automated telephone switchboard message for Russian embassies. "To arrange a...
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Palestinians carry injured demonstrator during clashes with Israeli forces following a protest to mark the Land Day near the village of Madama, south of the West Bank city of Nablus, Thursday, March 30, 2017. Land Day commemorates the killing of six Arab citizens of Israel by the Israeli army and police on March 30, 1976 during protests over Israeli confiscations of Arab land. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
March 31, 2017 - 6:28 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel will limit new settlement construction in the West Bank "when possible" to within areas already developed or at least to contiguous areas, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government announced as a gesture to President Donald Trump as it approved the first new settlement...
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