Treaties

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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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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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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Cyprus' President and Cypriot Presidential candidate Nicos Anastasiades waves to the crowd outside a polling station during the presidential elections in the southern coastal city of Limassol, Cyprus, on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. Cypriots were voting Sunday for a new president who they hope will overcome years of failure and finally resolve the ethnic divisions that have torn the Mediterranean island-nation into a Greek south and a Turkish north. (AP Photo/Pavlos Vrionides)
January 28, 2018 - 3:30 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The president of Cyprus finished first in his race for a second five-year term in office Sunday, but still faces a runoff with a communist-backed candidate he defeated in the last election. The final ballot tally showed President Nicos Anastasiades garnering 35.5 percent of...
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Former rebel leader Rodrigo Londono, known as Timochenko, salutes at an event to present candidates running for Congress for the political party formed by former guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, in Bogota, Colombia, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
January 28, 2018 - 12:51 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Former guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londono was once one of Colombia's most-wanted men. Now he is a presidential contender. The graying, spectacled man best known by his alias Timochenko launched his bid Saturday to lead the government he once battled from the jungle with a...
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France's President Emmanuel Macron, right, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, during their meeting, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Meeting Friday with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, Merkel said she hopes the party congress will “give the green light for us to enter coalition negotiations.” (Christophe Petit Tesson, Pool via AP)
January 21, 2018 - 5:26 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have pledged to agree on a new French-German treaty this year to deepen cooperation between the two countries. In a joint statement Sunday, both leaders say they will seek closer economic ties and convergence on tax...
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, speaks during a meeting with the Palestinian Central Council, a top decision-making body, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed,l)
January 15, 2018 - 11:02 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli leaders slammed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Monday for a fiery, invective-filled speech against President Donald Trump, in which he proclaimed the U.S. role as arbiter of the Mideast conflict over, attacked the administration's envoys and described Israel as a...
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January 15, 2018 - 9:43 am
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's parliament on Monday ratified a landmark friendship pact with Balkan neighbor Bulgaria designed to dampen a historic rivalry in a region beset by old ethnic and territorial disputes. Under the treaty, both countries have renounced territorial claims against each...
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FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks with reporters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump is threatening to cut off aid money to the Palestinian Authority and acknowledging that the Middle East peace process appears to be stalled. Trump says in a pair of tweets that, “we pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue ...peace treaty with Israel.”(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 03, 2018 - 9:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Acknowledging his push to broker peace in the Middle East has stalled, President Donald Trump appeared to threaten to cut off U.S. aid money to the Palestinian Authority, asking why the U.S. should make "any of these massive future payments" when the Palestinians are "no longer...
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FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks with reporters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump is threatening to cut off aid money to the Palestinian Authority and acknowledging that the Middle East peace process appears to be stalled. Trump says in a pair of tweets that, “we pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue ...peace treaty with Israel.”(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 03, 2018 - 2:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Acknowledging his push to broker peace in the Middle East has stalled, President Donald Trump on Tuesday appeared to threaten to cut off U.S. aid money to the Palestinian Authority, asking why the U.S. should make "any of these massive future payments" when the Palestinians are "...
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