Territorial disputes

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2020, file photo, Azerbaijani soldiers and firefighters search for survivors after rocket fire overnight by Armenian forces in a residential area in Ganja, Azerbaijan's second-largest city, near the border with Armenia. A Russian attempt to broker a cease-fire to end the worst outbreak of hostilities over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh in more than a quarter-century has failed to get any traction, with Azerbaijan and Armenia trading blame for new attacks. (Ismail Coskun/IHA via AP, File)
October 14, 2020 - 2:47 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian attempt to broker a cease-fire to end the worst outbreak of hostilities over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh in more than a quarter-century has failed to get any traction, with rivals Azerbaijan and Armenia trading blame for new attacks. The failure of the truce that...
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Rescuers work at the scene of damage after shelling by Armenian's artillery during fighting over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in Ganja, Azerbaijan, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. Azerbaijan has accused Armenia of attacking large cities overnight in violation of the cease-fire deal brokered by Russia that seeks to end the worst outbreak of hostilities in the separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region. The Azerbaijani authorities said Sunday that nine civilians have been killed and over 30 wounded after Armenian forces fired missiles overnight on Ganja, Azerbaijan's second-largest city, and hit a residential building. (AP Photo/Aziz Karimov)
October 12, 2020 - 6:25 am
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia and Azerbaijan on Monday accused each other of attacks over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh despite a cease-fire deal brokered by Russia in an effort to end the worst outbreak of hostilities in the region in decades. The cease-fire came into effect on...
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A worker cleans the panel with the words "China" written on it during a Chinese sporting goods brand promotion event in Beijing on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. Negative perceptions of China have increased sharply in many of the world's advanced economies, especially in Australia and the U.K., a new survey from the Pew Research Center showed Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
October 06, 2020 - 8:53 pm
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Negative perceptions of China have increased sharply among people in several advanced democracies, especially in Australia and Britain, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center released Tuesday. The survey comes as China is engaged in multiple trade and diplomatic...
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Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, right, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, greet prior to their meeting at the prime minister's office in Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, ahead of the four Indo-Pacific nations' foreign ministers meeting. (Charly Triballeau/Pool Photo via AP)
October 06, 2020 - 6:38 am
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that China's increasingly assertive actions across the region make it more critical then ever for the four Indo-Pacific nations known as the Quad to cooperate to protect their partners and their people from Chinese “exploitation,...
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Men look at the damage in a residential area after shelling by Azerbaijan's artillery during a military conflict in self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, Stepanakert, Azerbaijan, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. The clashes erupted on Sept. 27 and have killed dozens, marking the biggest escalation in the decades-old conflict over the region, which lies within Azerbaijan but is controlled by local ethnic Armenian forces backed by Armenia. (David Ghahramanyan/NKR InfoCenter PAN Photo via AP)
October 05, 2020 - 6:38 am
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh resumed Monday morning, with both sides accusing each other of launching attacks. Armenian military officials on Monday reported missile strikes hitting Stepanakert, the...
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In this photo taken from a video released by Armenian Foreign Ministry on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, alleged Azerbaijani armed forces shell civilian infrastructures in Stepanakert, the self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan. Clashes broke out Sunday in Nagorno-Karabakh, a region within Azerbaijan that has been controlled by ethnic Armenian forces backed by the Armenian government since the end of a separatist war a quarter-century ago. (Armenian Foreign Ministry via AP)
October 02, 2020 - 1:06 pm
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia said Friday it is ready to discuss a cease-fire in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, where heavy fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces this week has killed dozens and left scores wounded. The fighting is the biggest escalation in years in the...
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European Council President Charles Michel wears a protective mask as he waits for the arrival of Croatia's Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, ahead of a meeting on the sidelines of an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. European Union leaders are meeting to address a series of foreign affairs issues ranging from Belarus to Turkey and tensions in the eastern Mediterranean. (John Thys, Pool via AP)
October 01, 2020 - 8:22 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders gathered Thursday to try to end an embarrassing standoff that is preventing them from imposing sanctions on senior officials in Belarus who are accused of falsifying presidential election results and leading a harsh crackdown on peaceful protesters. The...
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In this photo provided by the United Nations, Heiko Maas, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany, speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at UN headquarters in New York. (Rick Bajornas/UN Photo via AP)
September 30, 2020 - 2:18 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — This year's U.N. General Assembly meeting began with calls for multilateralism and cooperation — a declaration that the urgency for countries to unite “has rarely been greater.” It concluded with a parade of divisive grievances that echoed when the final gavel fell. Leader...
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In this image from UNTV video, Craig John Hawke, permanent representative of New Zealand to the United Nations, speaks in person during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at U.N. headquarters. (UNTV via AP)
September 29, 2020 - 4:35 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): 4:30 p.m. A full week into the annual United Nations gathering of world leaders, here’s something new: a speech delivered live. More than 170 heads of state and other senior officials have delivered their addresses via...
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis pose during their visit at the Naval Support Activity base at Souda, on the Greek island of Crete, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. Pompeo visited a U.S. naval base at Souda Bay on the southern Greek island of Crete Tuesday, ahead of a meeting with Greece's prime minister on the second day of his trip to the country. (Aris Messinis/Pool viaAP)
September 29, 2020 - 8:53 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed support Tuesday for talks between Greece and Turkey, NATO allies whose relations deteriorated to the point where both had warships facing off in the Mediterranean Sea. Speaking from the Souda Bay military base on the Greek island...
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