foreign policy

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2008, file photo, Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., celebrates in Miami after winning the Florida Republican presidential primary. Aide says senator, war hero and GOP presidential candidate McCain died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. He was 81. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
August 26, 2018 - 2:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For John McCain, a lifetime of courage, contradictions and contrarianism came down to one vote, in the middle of the night, in the twilight of his career. The fate of President Donald Trump's long effort to repeal Barack Obama's health care law hung in the balance as a Senate roll...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2008, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks at a rally in Tampa, Fla. Aide says senator, war hero and GOP presidential candidate McCain died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. He was 81. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
August 26, 2018 - 12:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that took him to Congress and the Republican presidential nomination, died Saturday after battling brain...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2018, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second from left, is greeted by North Korean Director of the United Front Department Kim Yong Chol, center, and North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, second from right, as he arrives at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea. South Korea on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, called the U.S. decision to call off a trip to North Korea by Pompeo "unfortunate" and said continued diplomacy would be most crucial in resolving the nuclear standoff with the North. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool, File)
August 25, 2018 - 3:25 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Saturday called the U.S. decision to call off a trip to North Korea by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unfortunate and said that continued diplomacy was most crucial in resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang. The statement by the Foreign Ministry in...
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August 23, 2018 - 12:36 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — British Airways says it will end its direct flights to Iran's capital in September as "the operation is currently not commercially viable." The decision announced Thursday comes after President Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal between Iran and world...
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August 23, 2018 - 10:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers are calling for Iran to be expelled from the main financial system that oversees international bank transfers, as the Trump administration steadily re-imposes sanctions on the country following the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. A group of 16 GOP...
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August 23, 2018 - 7:06 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian ruble briefly fell Thursday to its lowest level against the dollar since April 2016 amid fears of new economic sanctions by the United States. Earlier, the ruble had fallen by around 2 percent to trade at nearly 69 to the dollar, but later recovered part of its losses to...
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Smoke rises from a house where suspected attackers were hiding while policemen arrests two suspects, left, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. The Taliban fired rockets toward the presidential palace in Kabul Tuesday as President Ashraf Ghani was giving his holiday message for the Muslim celebrations of Eid al-Adha, said police official Jan Agha. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
August 22, 2018 - 7:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has rejected an invitation to join Russia-led talks on Afghanistan because they are unlikely to help bring peace, a State Department spokesman said Wednesday, as the Trump administration prepared to appoint a diplomatic veteran as a new special envoy for the war-...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Finnish President Sauli Niinisto during their meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Putin and his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto will discuss bilateral relations and pressing international issues. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool)
August 22, 2018 - 11:46 am
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. economic sanctions against Russia are senseless, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday, voicing hope that Washington will eventually agree to a constructive dialogue. Speaking after talks with Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto in Sochi, Putin described last month's Helsinki...
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August 21, 2018 - 11:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Russia sanctions (all times local): 10:30 a.m. The Treasury Department is going after two companies and two Russians suspected of trying to circumvent U.S. sanctions imposed in June in response to cyberattacks and other malicious activities run by Moscow's military...
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August 21, 2018 - 7:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Britain wants the European Union to ensure its sanctions on Russia are sufficiently comprehensive in response to accusations Moscow poisoned a former Russian spy in Britain, using a nerve agent. In advance excerpts from his first speech in the U.S. as the U.K.'s foreign secretary...
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