Foreign policy

FILE- In this June 7, 2017, file photo, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a conference in Athens. Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Huddled his newly opened office steps from the U.S. Capitol, Biden opened a planning meeting for his new diplomacy center by addressing the elephant in the room. He said he was keeping his 2020 options open, considering it a real possibility. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)
February 19, 2018 - 12:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential presidential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Huddled in his newly opened office steps from the U.S. Capitol, Biden began a planning meeting for...
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In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, family members of a plane crash victims weep in the village of Bideh, at the area that the plane crashed, southern Iran, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. An Iranian commercial plane crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials said they feared all people aboard were killed. (Ali Khodaei/Tasnim News Agency via AP)
February 18, 2018 - 7:48 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials feared all 65 people on board were killed. The crash of the Aseman Airlines ATR-72 was yet another...
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FILE- In this June 7, 2017, file photo, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a conference in Athens. Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Huddled his newly opened office steps from the U.S. Capitol, Biden opened a planning meeting for his new diplomacy center by addressing the elephant in the room. He said he was keeping his 2020 options open, considering it a real possibility. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)
February 18, 2018 - 6:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential presidential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Huddled in his newly opened office steps from the U.S. Capitol, Biden began a planning meeting for...
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This 2011 photo provided by Greg Eubanks, CEO of an adoption agency in Washington state called WACAP, shows him surrounded by students from a community elementary school in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2018, Eubanks says his agency, and other U.S. adoption agencies dealing in international adoption, face difficulties ahead because of higher fees and tougher regulations being imposed by the U.S. State Department. (Courtesy Greg Eubanks via AP)
February 16, 2018 - 2:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government has raised fees and made a series of regulatory changes recently for American families adopting children overseas, fueling resentment toward the State Department among agencies who fear further reductions in the already dwindling number of foreign adoptions. The...
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South Koran President Moon Jae-in talks with Kim Yo Jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, during a performance of North Korea's Samjiyon Orchestra at National Theater in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. A rare invitation to Pyongyang for South Korea's president marked Day Two of the North Korean Kim dynasty's southern road tour, part of an accelerating diplomatic thaw that included some Korean liquor over lunch and the shared joy of watching a "unified" Korea team play hockey at the Olympics. At left is North Korea's nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam. (Bee Jae-man/Yonhap via AP)
February 11, 2018 - 5:14 pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister headed home Sunday night after a whirlwind three days in South Korea, where she sat among world dignitaries at the Olympics and tossed a diplomatic offer to the South aimed at ending seven decades of hostility. Kim Yo Jong and...
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February 11, 2018 - 12:20 pm
CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson flew into Egypt on Sunday at the start of a five-nation tour that coincides with heightened regional tension as well as unease over the Trump administration's Mideast policies. His arrival in Cairo came one day after Israel carried out a wave of...
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A woman, dressed in a death costume with a surgical mask over her mouth, and a message on her forehead that reads in Spanish: "Venezuela agonizes" takes part in a protest demanding the government attend to the country's health crisis, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Shortages of medicine, medical supplies and services are causing avoidable deaths in the South American country. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
February 08, 2018 - 4:44 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan government's decision to plow ahead with early presidential elections over the objections of the opposition risks spurring more international sanctions and exacerbating an economic and social crisis driving increasing numbers of Venezuelans into exile,...
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February 08, 2018 - 4:25 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. committee granted North Korea's high-level delegation heading to the Winter Olympics in South Korea an exemption from U.N. sanctions on Thursday, Security Council diplomats said. The exemption directly affects Choe Hwi, who has been on the U.N. sanctions blacklist since...
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FILE - This 2015, file photo provided by the North Korean government shows Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. South Korea’s Unification Ministry said North Korea informed Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, that Kim Yo Jong would be part of the high-level delegation coming to the South for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
February 08, 2018 - 5:37 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president plans to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister and other senior North Korean officials when they visit the South this week for the Winter Olympics, his spokesman said Thursday. Kim Yo Jong, believed to be around 30, would be the first...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence addresses members of U.S. military services and Japan Self-Defense Force before he departs for South Korea, at U.S. Air Force Yokota base in Fussa, on the outskirts of Tokyo, Japan, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (Toru Hanai/Pool Photo via AP)
February 08, 2018 - 1:04 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it is not interested in meeting U.S. Vice President Mike Pence while he is in South Korea for the Pyeongchang Olympics. With Pyongyang sending a senior delegation — including Kim Jong Un's younger sister — rumors had circulated such a meeting could...
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