International relations

Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa, left, speaks as Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, right, listens during a meeting at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. Saudi Arabia is asking fellow Arab nations to take a “serious and honest” stand against Iran, saying that showing leniency toward Tehran will only encourage it to press on with its “aggression“ and "meddling" in the internal affairs of Arab countries. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
November 19, 2017 - 4:14 pm
CAIRO (AP) — In a resolution long on criticism but short on concrete steps, Arab foreign ministers who met in Cairo Sunday delivered a tirade of criticism against Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah, saying Tehran was destabilizing the region. They said they planned to "brief" the U.N. Security...
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Myanmar's President Htin Kyaw, right, speaks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during their meeting at the President House in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)
November 19, 2017 - 6:26 am
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — China's foreign minister met with Myanmar's top leaders on Sunday during a visit to the country, a day after discussing the Rohingya refugee crisis with Bangladesh's prime minister. More than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar's Rakhine state for neighboring...
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This Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 photo shows the Washington office of the Palestine Liberation Organization. On Saturday, Palestinians threatened to suspend all communication with the United States if the Trump administration follows through with plans to close their diplomatic office in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 19, 2017 - 12:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Palestinians threatened on Saturday to suspend all communication with the United States if the Trump administration follows through with plans to close their diplomatic office in Washington. The potential rupture in relations threatens to undermine President Donald Trump's bid...
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November 18, 2017 - 11:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the status of the Palestinians' office in Washington (all times local): 1:05 p.m. The Palestinians are threatening to cut off all communication with the Trump administration if it goes through with plans to shutter the Palestine Liberation Organization office in...
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FILE - In this Friday, May, 2 2014 file photo, a man adds the finishing touch to a newly painted mural of Gerry Adams on the Falls Road, West Belfast, Northern Ireland. Gerry Adams has announced that he plans to step down as leader of Sinn Fein next year after heading the party for over 30 years. Adams said in a speech at the party's annual conference in Dublin on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 that he will not stand for the next Irish parliamentary election. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, file)
November 18, 2017 - 8:03 pm
LONDON (AP) — Gerry Adams, the divisive politician known around the world as the face of the Irish republican movement as it shifted from violence to peace, announced Saturday that he was stepping down as leader of Sinn Fein next year after heading the party for over 30 years. The 69-year-old...
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In this Nov. 15, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks about his trip to Asia in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington. Over the past week, Trump told a made-up story about his predecessor and revived a distorted claim about NATO that’s been gathering dust for some months. On those occasions and more, his purpose was to illustrate “tremendous success” on his Asia trip, an extended journey that actually produced little visible or immediate change. He also reached back to earlier travels to make his case. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
November 18, 2017 - 10:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past week, President Donald Trump told a made-up story about his predecessor and revived a distorted claim about NATO that's been gathering dust for some months. On those occasions and more, his purpose was to illustrate "tremendous success" on his Asia trip, an extended...
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The sun sets behind wind turbines near Pokrent, northern Germany, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (Jens Buettner/dpa via AP)
November 18, 2017 - 8:10 am
BONN, Germany (AP) — As the first glimmer of dawn appeared across the Rhine River, delegates stumbled out of an all-night negotiating session at this year's global climate talks, expressing satisfaction Saturday at the progress made toward creating a comprehensive rule book for fighting global...
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Rohingya Muslim children, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, wait squashed against each other to receive food handouts distributed to children and women by a Turkish aid agency at the Thaingkhali refugee camp in Ukhiya, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed alarm over the plight of Rohingya Muslims in remarks before Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders from a Southeast Asian bloc that has refused to criticize her government over the crisis.(AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
November 18, 2017 - 6:53 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — When a panel of U.N. judges hands down a verdict next week in the trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic, it will mark the end of a ground-breaking era in international law. Yet a new age of international justice is already underway, with other...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2017 file photo, a boy accompanied by his dog watches the repairs of Guajataca Dam, which cracked during the passage of Hurricane Maria, in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico. Experts said on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, that Puerto Rico could face nearly two decades of further economic stagnation and a steep drop in population as a result of Maria. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
November 18, 2017 - 3:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that's already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small. The request issued Friday, President Donald Trump's third since hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria slammed the Gulf Coast and...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2017, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a news conference in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. The State Department is hitting back at the growing bipartisan criticism of Tillerson’s leadership, who is being accused of presiding over a debilitating brain drain of the nation’s diplomatic corps. In a letter to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Republican chairman, the agency said Tillerson’s reorganization plans aren’t crippling the agency. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo, File)
November 18, 2017 - 3:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is hitting back at the growing bipartisan criticism of Rex Tillerson's leadership and accusations he is presiding over a debilitating brain drain of the nation's diplomatic corps. At the same time, it allowed that a lack of communication with employees about...
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