International relations

January 22, 2018 - 7:41 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Senate is moving toward a vote on Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's nomination for an ambassador's post. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed a motion Monday to cut off debate on President Donald Trump's nomination of the conservative Republican governor to serve as U...
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Two persons walk behind the logo of the World Economic Forum at the meeting's conference center in Davos, Switzerland, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. The meeting brings together entrepreneurs, scientists, chief executives and political leaders from Jan. 23 to 26. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 22, 2018 - 7:14 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — In Davos this week, participants can experience "a day in the life of a refugee." Or hear about ways to uphold the Paris climate accord and promote free trade. Or rub elbows with any number of leaders of African countries. Enter Donald Trump. The World Economic Forum in...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence walks with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Pence is receiving a warm welcome in Israel, which has praised the American decision last month to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The decision has infuriated the Palestinians and upset America’s Arab allies as well. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
January 22, 2018 - 5:38 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Israeli lawmakers Monday that the U.S. would put plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem on a fast track, drawing angry denunciations from Arabs who were forcibly removed from the hall during his speech before Israel's parliament. The Trump...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses businessmen in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The Turkish offensive on Afrin, codenamed Operation Olive Branch, started on Saturday, heightening tensions in the already complicated Syrian conflict and threatening to further strain ties between NATO allies Turkey and the United States. (Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Pool Photo via AP)
January 22, 2018 - 3:37 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey has launched an air and ground campaign into Afrin, a Kurdish-controlled enclave in northwestern Syria. Codenamed "Operation Olive Branch," it's the latest chapter in a decades-long conflict between Turkey and Kurdish militants. Here's a look at why this is happening now and...
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January 22, 2018 - 3:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is likely a go. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that if "all things go as expected" with reopening the government, the delegation will travel Tuesday and the president will...
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January 22, 2018 - 2:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 2:55 p.m. President Donald Trump's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, appears to be on. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that if "all things go as...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence meets with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, Pool)
January 22, 2018 - 2:18 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Israel (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Israel's prime minister is praising U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's speech to the Knesset as a "powerful expression of the enduring bond between our two countries," and notes their shared work...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attends a press conference with Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in London, Monday Jan. 22, 2018. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday that he sees progress in getting European support for tough new penalties against Iran that could prevent a U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. (Toby Melville/Pool via AP)
January 22, 2018 - 12:37 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's visit to Europe (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States is discussing with Turkey and others the possibility of setting up a security zone on the Syria border to address Turkey's concerns...
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, 3rd left, arrives for a lunch with EU foreign ministers at the EU Council in Brussels on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Monday that France wants the European Union to start work on an agreement on closer ties with the Palestinian territories. (AP Photo/Olivier Hoslet, pool)
January 22, 2018 - 10:56 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday urged European Union countries to recognize the state of Palestine and called on the 28-nation bloc to step up political efforts in the Middle East amid Arab disappointment with the U.S. role in the region. At talks with EU foreign...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives to meet Britain's National Security Adviser Mark Sedwill at 10 Downing Street in London, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
January 22, 2018 - 8:44 am
LONDON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday that he sees progress in getting European support for tough new penalties against Iran that could prevent a U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. After meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May, national security adviser...
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