Treaties

President Donald Trump listens as acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan speaks during an expanded bilateral meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 02, 2019 - 3:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised NATO countries for increasing their financial contributions to the Western alliance, but he's still hounding them to pay even more, saying the United States still shoulders a disproportionate share of the cost of protecting Europe. The...
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In this Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019 photo, construction projects can be seen in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction monitors billions of dollars in U.S. aid to the country. It issued a new report on Thursday identifying main high-risk areas for Afghanistan. They said concerns include widespread insecurity, underdeveloped civil policing capability, endemic corruption, sluggish economy, the Taliban-run narcotics trade, threats to women's rights and the reintegration of as many as 60,000 heavily armed Taliban fighters. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
March 28, 2019 - 10:02 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S. watchdog says Afghanistan will remain dependent on international donors and foreign help even after a peace deal with the Taliban is reached. The Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction, or SIGAR, monitors billions of dollars in U.S. aid to the country...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, center, and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, left, arrive for the cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
March 27, 2019 - 6:17 am
BERLIN (AP) — France's foreign minister is attending a meeting of Germany's Cabinet, following up on a friendship treaty that the two European powers signed earlier this year. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said as he welcomed French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian on Wednesday he hoped the...
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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks to a crowd about his Presidential run during the Democratic monthly breakfast held at the Circle of Friends Community Center in Greenville, S.C. Saturday, March 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
March 26, 2019 - 9:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) says he does not approve of Chick-fil-A's politics but "kind of" approves of its chicken. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, drew laughs from the hosts of "The Breakfast Club" morning show on Tuesday for his answer...
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President Donald Trump walks with visiting Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro along the Colonnade of the White House, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 19, 2019 - 4:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he will work to designate Brazil a "major non-NATO ally" — and maybe even full NATO membership —as he welcomed the country's new Trump-friendly far-right leader to the White House. That's despite the fact that Brazil doesn't quality to...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 9, 2017 file photo, Russian Topol M intercontinental ballistic missile launcher rolls along Red Square during the Victory Day military parade to celebrate 72 years since the end of WWII and the defeat of Nazi Germany, in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
March 15, 2019 - 6:09 am
BERLIN (AP) — A group of European nations is urging Russia not to abandon a nuclear weapons treaty with the United States. Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands are also calling for new arms control agreements to address the rising power of China and other nations. The U.S. gave notice of its...
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March 13, 2019 - 1:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. defense officials say they are planning an initial test in August of a type of cruise missile that has been banned by treaty for more than 30 years. By August the Trump administration is expected to have withdrawn from the 1987 treaty that outlaws testing and deployment of...
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March 04, 2019 - 10:51 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Women's rights activists from 128 nations are launching a public campaign Tuesday for an international treaty to end violence against women and girls, a global scourge estimated by the United Nations to affect 35 percent of females worldwide. The campaign led by the Seattle-...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking during the opening ceremony for the 29th Winter Universiade games at the Platinum Arena in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Saturday, March 2, 2019. (Maxim Shemetov/Pool Photo via AP)
March 04, 2019 - 10:34 am
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Monday suspended Russia's participation in a key nuclear arms treaty, following Washington's decision to withdraw from it. Putin's decree means Russia is suspending its obligations under the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty and will continue to...
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks after his talks with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov during a news conference, at the Council of Ministers headquarters in Sofia, Bulgaria, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo)
March 01, 2019 - 6:13 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — NATO's secretary-general warned Friday that Russia's violation of a key Cold War-era treaty is one of the most pressing security challenges for the alliance. Jens Stoltenberg urged Russia to return to compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, which...
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