Treaties

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second from right, and his wife Susan, right, are greeted by U.S. Ambassador to Australia Arthur Culvahouse and U.S. Consul General Sharon Hudson-Dean as they arrive aboard his plane in Sydney Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)
August 03, 2019 - 6:14 am
SYDNEY (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he wants to deploy an intermediate range conventional missile in the Pacific region within months, now that the Trump administration has formally pulled out of a Cold War-era arms control treaty with Russia. Esper, however, added that it will...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, by Russian Defense Ministry official web site shows a Russian Iskander-K missile launched during a military exercise at a training ground at the Luzhsky Range, near St. Petersburg, Russia. A landmark arms control treaty that President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed three decades ago is dead. The U.S. and Russia both walked away from the deal on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP/File)
August 02, 2019 - 9:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States plans to test a new missile in coming weeks that would have been prohibited under a landmark, 32-year-old arms control treaty that the U.S. and Russia ripped up on Friday. Washington and Moscow walked out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty that...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2019, file photo, International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde speaks during a news conference after the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) conference at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, Lagarde said Tuesday, July 16, 2019, she will resign as managing director of the International Monetary Fund in light of her nomination to be the next president of the European Central Bank. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
July 25, 2019 - 5:19 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank's governing council has signed off on the nomination of International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde as the next head of Europe's top monetary authority. The council on Thursday delivered its opinion, required under the appointment procedure...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, meets with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, right, at the Residence of the Pakistani Ambassador in Washington, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 23, 2019 - 5:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan says militants may soon release two Western hostages as negotiations on a peace deal for Afghanistan make progress with his country's help. Khan, who was in the middle of a three-day U.S. visit Tuesday, has repeatedly said the men, an American...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2018, file photo, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano of Japan addresses the media during a news conference after a meeting of the IAEA board of governors at the International Center in Vienna, Austria. The IAEA said Monday, July 22, 2019, it is announcing with regret the death of Amano. The Secretariat did not say how Amano, who was 72, died. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
July 22, 2019 - 6:10 am
VIENNA (AP) — Yukiya Amano, the Japanese diplomat who led the International Atomic Energy Agency for a decade and was extensively involved in negotiations over Iran's controversial nuclear program, has died at 72, the agency announced Monday. Amano, who had wide experience in disarmament, non-...
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David Stilwell, center left, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, speaks as South Korea's Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Yoon Soon-gu, center right, listens after a meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha at the foreign ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon. Pool)
July 17, 2019 - 4:41 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States will "do what we can do" to help resolve festering trade and political disputes between South Korea and Japan, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday after a series of meetings with Seoul officials. David Stilwell, the top U.S. diplomat for East Asian...
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July 15, 2019 - 7:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Delegations from the U.S. and Russia plan to meet in Geneva on Wednesday to discuss arms control talks and the possibility of a three-party nuclear weapons pact with China. The New START treaty, the last major arms-control treaty remaining between the U.S. and Russia, expires in...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2019 file photo, a group of asylum seekers cross the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP)
July 15, 2019 - 11:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday it will end asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border in a major escalation of the president's battle to tamp down immigration. According to a new rule published in the Federal Register , asylum seekers who pass...
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July 12, 2019 - 9:31 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden says it will refrain from signing a United Nations convention on nuclear weapons because the treaty "in its current form is not ready." Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom says the text has "no clear definition of nuclear weapons and there are a number of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019, file photo, Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad smiles at the U.S. Institute of Peace, in Washington. Amid talk of a U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, Khalilzad, the U.S. envoy talking to the Taliban said Thursday, July 11, that America is not “cutting and running” from its longest war and that women will continue to have seats in peace talks to end nearly 18 years of fighting. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
July 12, 2019 - 12:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. envoy talking to the Taliban says America is not "cutting and running" from its longest war and that women will continue to have seats at peace negotiations to end the fighting. Zalmay Khalilzad (Kah-LEEL-zahd) addressed an audience in Washington via video from Qatar...
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