International relations

South Korean police officers stand as vehicles carrying the South Korean delegation pass at the check point at Unification Bridge, which leads to the Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone in Paju, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. South Korean delegation departed for Panmunjom on Wednesday morning for talks with North Korea to further discuss the North's paricipation in the upcoming Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 16, 2018 - 9:32 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The two Koreas are meeting Wednesday for the third time in about 10 days to continue their discussions on Olympics cooperation, days ahead of talks with the IOC on North Korean participation in the upcoming Winter Games in the South. A flurry of Olympics-related meetings...
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Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, right, greets Secretary of State of the United States, Rex Tillerson during a meeting on North Korea in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Officials are discussing sanctions, preventing the spread of weapons and diplomatic options. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 16, 2018 - 9:21 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Latest on U.S. allies from the Korean War discussing the nuclear threat from North Korea (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. seeks a diplomatic resolution in the nuclear standoff with North Korea, but he's declining to...
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United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha during a meeting on North Korea in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Officials are discussing sanctions, preventing the spread of weapons and diplomatic options. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 16, 2018 - 7:25 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Tuesday for nations to step up the U.S.-led "maximum pressure" campaign against North Korea by thwarting efforts to evade sanctions and interdicting ships conducting illicit trade with the pariah nation. The...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year's first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely, and making additional donations contingent on major changes to the organization, according to U.S. officials. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 16, 2018 - 6:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday cut tens of millions of dollars in money for Palestinian refugees, demanding that the U.N. agency responsible for the programs undertake a "fundamental re-examination," the State Department said. In a letter, the State Department notified the U...
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Turkey's President and leader of ruling Justice and Development Party Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his lawmakers at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Erdogan on Tuesday called on NATO to take a stance against the United States, a fellow ally, over its plans to form a 30,000-strong Kurdish-led border security force in Syria. Turkey has been threatening to launch a new military offensive in Syria against Syrian Kurdish militias, which Turkey considers to be terrorists because of their affiliation with outlawed Kurdish rebels fighting Turkey.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
January 16, 2018 - 4:59 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran added its voice to criticism of a U.S. plan to form a new border security force in Syria, saying Tuesday that it will cause more instability and "add flames" to the war-torn country. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said the planned Kurdish-led force will...
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FILE - This Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, shows the exterior of the Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington. More than 60 groups, including foreign governments, political campaigns and business organizations, spent money at Trump-branded properties across the U.S. last year, according to a report Tuesday by a watchdog group that has long been critical of how such spending could be used to influence the president. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
January 16, 2018 - 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 60 groups, including foreign governments, political campaigns and business organizations, spent money at Trump-branded properties across the U.S. last year, according to a report Tuesday by a watchdog group that has long been critical of how such spending could be used...
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Kosovo police officers put a yellow police tape at the location where Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic was assassinated, at the entrance of his office in the northern, Serb-dominated part of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Ivanovic was shot and killed Tuesday morning, raising ethnic tensions in the region and halting EU-mediated talks between Kosovo and Serbia on the day they were due to resume. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
January 16, 2018 - 3:46 pm
MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Serb politician in Kosovo (all times local): 8:15 p.m. NATO has condemned the assassination of a leading Serb politician in Kosovo and called on Serbia and Kosovo to return to EU-mediated negotiations in Brussels. NATO spokeswoman Oana...
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A Visa Services gazebo stands outside as the first group of Visa applicants to go into the new United States Embassy building in London, wait in line outside, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. The new U.S. Embassy in London, denigrated last week by President Donald Trump as too expensive and in a poor location, is set to open to the public. The embassy, in the formerly industrial Nine Elms neighborhood, will open for public business Tuesday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
January 16, 2018 - 11:58 am
LONDON (AP) — The new U.S. Embassy in London, criticized last week by President Donald Trump as too expensive and poorly located, opened its doors to the public Tuesday for the first time. The gleaming embassy, in the formerly industrial Nine Elms neighborhood in south London, replaces the embassy...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, shakes hands with Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, prior to their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Al Thani's visit comes as the United Arab Emirates on Monday claimed that Qatari fighter jets intercepted two of its commercial airliners in international airspace on the way to Bahrain, allegations promptly denied by a Doha official. (Yasin Bulbul /Pool Photo via AP)
January 16, 2018 - 9:35 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain released radar tracks on Tuesday it said showed Qatari fighter jets passing by Emirati commercial airliners bound for the island nation, encounters which set off a new dispute pitting Qatar against the Gulf nations that have been boycotting it since last...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2018 file photo protesters demonstrate against the World Economic Forum (WEF) and US president Donald Trump's visit, in Bern, Switzerland prior to the Davos Economic Forum. WEF says international security, the environment and the global economy will be mind at the 48th annual meeting of business leaders, civil society advocates, academics, artistic celebrities and others in the Swiss Alpine resort from Jan. 23-26. (Christian Merz/Keystone via AP, file)
January 16, 2018 - 8:30 am
GENEVA (AP) — World Economic Forum organizers say U.S. President Donald Trump will deliver a closing address at the Davos conference next week, which will focus on "finding ways to reaffirm international cooperation on crucial shared interests." The WEF says international security, the environment...
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