International agreements

A demonstrator carries a poster reading: 'We Love War' as they protest against the Security Conference, MSC, in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (Sebastian Gabriel/dpa via AP)
February 18, 2018 - 4:52 am
MUNICH (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says an international agreement with Iran has emboldened the regime in Tehran to become increasingly aggressive in the region. Netanyahu told world leaders, defense officials and diplomats at the Munich Security Conference on Sunday the...
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Bangladesh's Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, second right, receives Myanmar's Home Minister Kyaw Swe, second left, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb.16, 2018. Kyaw Swe, on a three-day visit to Bangladesh told Bangladesh's president that Myanmar is ready to take back Rohingya Muslims who fled violence, though Bangladesh said it wanted the hundreds of thousands of refugees to have a safe and dignified return. (AP Photo)
February 16, 2018 - 11:39 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladesh Cabinet minister gave a list of 8,032 Rohingya refugees to his Myanmar counterpart on Friday to begin repatriations of the Muslim minority under a November agreement between the two countries. Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said list contained the...
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Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson wipes his forehead as he delivers a speech at the Policy Exchange in London, Wednesday Feb. 14, 2018. The Foreign Office says Johnson will use a speech Wednesday to argue for "an outward-facing, liberal and global Britain" after the U.K. leaves the bloc. (Simon Dawson/Pool via AP)
February 14, 2018 - 11:25 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain should make a clean break with European Union laws and regulations after it leaves the bloc, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Wednesday, arguing that the U.K. will prosper after Brexit by "going global." Johnson, who was a leader of the "leave" campaign during Britain's...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2018 file photo, a woman protests with a poster showing the Korean unification flag at the beach during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. In the corner of Asia where three Olympics - including the current one - are unfolding in the next four years, the political relationships are complex and easily misunderstood. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
February 12, 2018 - 7:50 pm
When an NBC Olympics analyst irritated South Koreans by crediting Japan for helping the country step toward the future, he waded into an intricate web of friendship, unease and outright enmity among Northeast Asia's four nations — the two Koreas, Japan and China — and the United States. The...
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Mary Lou McDonald acknowledges the applause of delegates after she was elected as Sinn Fein's president at the party's special conference at the RDS in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday Feb. 10, 2017. Gerry Adams’ three decades at the helm of the Sinn Fein party have come to an end with Mary Lou McDonald taking over as leader. McDonald, the first woman to lead the party, is also the first Sinn Fein leader with no direct connection to Ireland’s period of violence known as the Troubles. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)
February 10, 2018 - 12:58 pm
LONDON (AP) — Mary Lou McDonald took over as leader of the Sinn Fein party Saturday, ending Gerry Adams' three decades at the helm with a sweeping speech that touched on everything from abortion to Brexit and promised a united Ireland "in our time." McDonald, 48, is the first woman to lead the...
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro addresses supporters during a rally marking the anniversary of the 1992 failed coup led by late President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. Maduro will run for reelection in this year's presidential election. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
February 07, 2018 - 7:27 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials moved swiftly Wednesday to call an early presidential election, acting hours after a breakdown in talks between the government and opposition over how to conduct the vote. The election will be held April 22, said Tibisay Lucena, head of the government-...
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February 05, 2018 - 1:59 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Monday it has met the nuclear arsenal limits of a key arms control treaty but has some issues regarding U.S. compliance. The Russian Foreign Ministry also has scathingly criticized a U.S. nuclear review, saying it could lower the threshold of using nuclear weapons. The New...
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FILE In this Friday, June 9, 2017 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May listens as the declaration at her constituency is made for in the general election in Maidenhead, England. As a new round of talks opens between Britain and the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May is under mounting pressure to take sides in the Conservative Party's war over Brexit. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
February 05, 2018 - 11:55 am
LONDON (AP) — The European Union's Brexit negotiator warned Monday that the time has come for the U.K. to clarify what relationship it wants with the bloc once it leaves, and warned that exiting its customs union would hurt trade. Michel Barnier shook his head as he outlined the results of a...
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A man uses his mobile phone as sits on a bench next to a "Peace" sign in central capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Barely seven months on from the latest failure to reunify the east Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, Greek Cypriots are gearing up for a presidential election, skeptical about whether anyone can lead them out of the labyrinth of the decades-old division. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
February 03, 2018 - 3:50 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Greek Cypriots are gearing up for a presidential runoff on Sunday, barely seven months after the latest failure to reunify the eastern Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus. President Nicos Anastasiades is looking to reprise his triumph over left-leaning Stavros Malas in 2013...
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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, British Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip visit the Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, in Beijing, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2018. British Prime Minister Theresa May met Thursday with Chinese President Xi Jinping on a visit aimed at mapping out new trading arrangements following Britain's departure from the European Union. (Jin Liangkuai/Xinhua via AP)
February 02, 2018 - 5:43 am
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May insists Britain does not have to choose between frictionless trade with the European Union and the ability to forge new trade deals around the world. Speaking in Shanghai, May said "I don't believe that those are the alternatives." May's Conservative...
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