Treaties

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018, file photo, Afghan National Army soldiers participate in a live fire training exercise, at the Afghan Military Academy, in Kabul, Afghanistan. A new assessment of U.S.-led efforts to compel the Taliban to negotiate a peace deal in Afghanistan says there has been “little clear progress” in recent months. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
November 19, 2018 - 4:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Afghan governments have made "little clear progress" recently in compelling the Taliban to negotiate a peace deal, according to a new U.S. assessment Monday that said military and political signs point toward continued stalemate. "Progress toward peace remains elusive...
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A Cypriot soldier removes the barbed-wire that blocked the road, at a newly-opened crossing point between ethnically split Cyprus' internationally recognized south and the breakaway, Turkish Cypriot north at the southeastern village of Dherynia on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. A few hundred Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots walked through a newly opened crossing point in the southeastern village of Dherynia in what peace activists are hailing as further breaking down barriers on ethnically divided Cyprus. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
November 12, 2018 - 4:00 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — An accord reunifying ethnically split Cyprus could unlock a deal to convey gas discovered in fields off Israel, Egypt and Cyprus to markets through neighboring Turkey's existing pipeline network, the leader of the island's breakaway Turkish Cypriots said Monday. Mustafa...
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The US flag flutters at half mast prior to a ceremony at the Aisne-Marne American cemetery and memorial in Belleau, eastern France, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. President Donald Trump cancelled his visit due to bad weather. More than 60 heads of state and government are converging on France for the commemorations that will crescendo Sunday with ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Paris on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, exactly a century after the armistice. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
November 10, 2018 - 1:20 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump in France (all times local): 6:35 p.m. President Donald Trump is being criticized for not finding a way to visit a cemetery in France for Americans killed in World War I. Trump was to visit the cemetery on Saturday, but the White House canceled the...
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This combination of images made available by NASA shows areas of low ozone above Antarctica on September 2000, left, and September 2018. The purple and blue colors are where there is the least ozone, and the yellows and reds are where there is more ozone. A United Nations report released on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 says Earth’s protective ozone layer is finally healing after aerosol sprays and coolants ate away at it. (NASA via AP)
November 05, 2018 - 4:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth's protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants, a new United Nations report said. The ozone layer had been thinning since the late 1970s. Scientists raised the alarm and ozone-depleting chemicals were phased out worldwide. As a...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 file photo, Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar arrives for a meeting of the European People's Party EPP in Brussels, Belgium, as European leaders meet to negotiate on terms of Britain's divorce from the European Union. Leo Varadkar said Saturday Nov. 3, 2018, Brexit is undermining Northern Ireland's hard-won peace by pulling Catholic and Protestant communities apart. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, File)
November 03, 2018 - 1:03 pm
LONDON (AP) — Brexit is undermining Northern Ireland's hard-won peace by creating tensions between Catholic and Protestant communities, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Saturday, even as hopes rose for a solution to the Irish border problem that has deadlocked negotiations. "Brexit has...
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South Korean Lee Chun-sik, a 94-year-old victim of forced labor during Japan's colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula before the end of World War II, gestures upon his arrival at the Supreme Court in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. In a potentially far-reaching decision, South Korea's Supreme Court ruled that a Japanese steelmaker should compensate four South Koreans for forced labor during Japan's colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula before the end of World War II. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
October 30, 2018 - 8:47 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a potentially far-reaching decision, South Korea's Supreme Court ruled that a major Japanese steelmaker should compensate four South Koreans for forced labor during Japan's colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula before the end of World War II. The long-awaited ruling,...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to U.S. National security adviser John Bolton during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at left. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
October 24, 2018 - 12:53 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says the deployment of U.S. intermediate-range missiles in Europe would force Russia to target the nations hosting them. Putin's stern warning on Wednesday followed U.S. President Donald Trump's weekend announcement that he intends to opt out of a...
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U.S. National security adviser John Bolton adjusts his glasses while speaking to the media after his talks with Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev in Baku, Azerbaijan, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Bolton said that Washington hasn't yet made up its mind on further sanctions against Russia over the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain. (AP Photo/Aida Sultanova)
October 24, 2018 - 10:55 am
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser says the administration hasn't made up its mind about imposing more sanctions against Russia over the poisoning of an ex-spy in England. John Bolton said Wednesday the administration is "still considering what we may be...
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg talks to journalists during a news conference at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Stoltenberg briefed reporters on alleged Russian breaches of the INF international missile agreement, and on the alliance's military exercises in Norway, its biggest since the Cold War. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 24, 2018 - 8:04 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that he does not expect a nuclear buildup in Europe even as tensions rise over U.S. threats to pull out of a Cold War-era missile agreement amid allegations that Russia is violating the pact. The United States insists that...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and U.S. National security adviser John Bolton during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
October 23, 2018 - 12:02 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on John Bolton's meetings in Moscow (all times local): 6:55 p.m. President Vladimir Putin says he would be ready to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump when they both visit Paris next month. Speaking at the start of Tuesday's meeting with Trump's national security adviser...
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