Peace treaties

Pope Francis is recorded with a tablet as he greets journalists on board the flight to Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Pope Francis is traveling to Colombia on a five-day apostolic trip during which he will visit the cities of Bogota, Villavicencio, Medellin and Cartagena. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
September 06, 2017 - 10:43 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Pope Francis headed to Colombia on Wednesday to try to help heal the wounds of Latin America's longest-running armed conflict, bolstered by a new cease-fire with a holdout rebel group but fully aware of the fragility of the country's peace process. During a deeply symbolic...
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Ecuador's Foreign Minister Fernanda Espinosa stands between ELN rebel leader Pablo Beltran, right, and Colombia's government representative Juan Camilo Restrepo at the end of a press conference announcing the signing of a cease-fire in Quito, Ecuador, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. Colombia's government and last remaining major rebel group signed a bilateral cease-fire Monday ahead of Pope Francis' visit this week, an agreement seen as a significant step toward negotiating a permanent peace deal. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
September 04, 2017 - 2:10 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's government and last remaining major rebel group signed a bilateral cease-fire Monday ahead of Pope Francis' visit this week, an agreement seen as a significant step toward negotiating a permanent peace deal. The deal struck in Quito, Ecuador, where talks with the...
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Leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) sit before an audience of former guerrillas as they lead the FARC's National Congress in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, Aug, 27, 2017. The nation's once largest rebel movement initiated the launch of its political party as part of a historic peace deal signed last year. The accords guarantee the ex-combatants 10 seats in Congress. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
August 27, 2017 - 3:03 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — After more than five decades of battle in Colombia's jungles, the nation's largest rebel movement initiated the launch of its political party Sunday at a concrete convention center in the capital, vowing to upend the country's traditional conservatism with the creation of an...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2016 file photo, Juliana, a 20-year-old rebel fighter for the 36th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, rests from a trek in the northwest Andes of Colombia, in Antioquia state. A battle is brewing between Colombia’s chief prosecutor and what was recently the nation’s largest rebel group over just how much money and property it owns as the former guerrillas transition into becoming a political party. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia submitted a list of belongings on August 2017, that included farms, cattle and items as miniscule as mops and juice squeezers as required under a peace agreement earlier this month (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
August 27, 2017 - 10:40 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — After more than five decades of battle in Colombia's jungles, the nation's largest rebel movement initiated the launch of its political party Sunday at a concrete convention center in the capital, vowing to upend the country's traditional conservatism with the creation of an...
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A Palestinian activist holds a collage showing of U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest against the visit of U.S delegation in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. White House adviser Jared Kushner has begun a round of talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders as he resumes efforts to restart peace negotiations. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
August 25, 2017 - 12:10 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Presidential adviser Jared Kushner met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Thursday to try to jumpstart moribund peace talks, but after months without progress the Mideast envoy faces growing skepticism on the Palestinian side. With no clear vision for peace outlined...
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FILE - In this March 26, 1979 file photo, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, left, U.S. President Jimmy Carter, center, and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin clasp hands on the North Lawn of the White House as they completed signing of the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. Washington’s surprise decision on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, to cut or delay nearly $300 million in aid to Egypt is the first time the Trump administration has publicly called out Cairo on its poor human rights record. It was also the latest twist in a decades-old relationship marked by dependence and disappointment on both sides. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty, File)
August 23, 2017 - 5:49 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Washington's surprise decision this week to cut or delay nearly $300 million in aid to Egypt is the first time the Trump administration has publicly called out Cairo on its poor human rights record. It was also the latest twist in a decades-old relationship marked by dependence and...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2017, file photo, South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks as he presides over a meeting of the National Security Council at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea. Moon believes the best way to solve the North Korean nuclear crisis is engagement of the sort that two past liberal leaders used to win historic summits with Pyongyang. (Kim Ju-hyung/Yonhap via AP, File)
August 10, 2017 - 2:57 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — With liberals back in charge in South Korea, Seoul is making peace offerings to its archrivals, but the North isn't biting. South Korean President Moon Jae-in believes the best way to solve the North Korean nuclear crisis is engagement of the sort that two past liberal...
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August 07, 2017 - 8:00 am
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The United Nations is expressing new concern about violence in northern Mali, reporting several dozen human rights violations including torture and summary executions. According to a preliminary investigation, the abuses have taken place since fighting resumed in June between an...
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A Palestinian protester stands in tear gas during clashes near the Qalandia checkpoint between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, July 23, 2017. Israel's minister of public security said Sunday taht metal detectors set at the entrance to a major Jerusalem shrine that angered Palestinians could be removed if police have another way of ensuring security there. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
July 24, 2017 - 11:27 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — A diplomatic standoff between Israel and Jordan over a deadly shooting at Israel's embassy in the kingdom once again tests the strategic, if turbulent ties forged in a 1994 peace treaty. In the past, Israel was willing to pay a high price to protect the relationship, including...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to a question during a meeting with the students while visiting the Sirius Educational Centre for Gifted Children in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Friday, July 21, 2017. (Alexei Nikolsky/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
July 24, 2017 - 10:41 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine have vowed to go ahead with a peace plan for eastern Ukraine. France, Germany and Russia have mediated talks between the Ukrainian government and Russia-backed rebels who have been fighting since April 2014 in a conflict that has...
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