Foreign policy

In this Tuesday, July 9, 2019 photo, a helicopter flies near Turkey's drilling ship, 'Fatih' dispatched towards the eastern Mediterranean, near Cyprus. Turkish officials say the drillships Fatih and Yavuz will drill for gas, which has prompted protests from Cyprus.(Turkish Defence Ministry via AP, Pool)
July 15, 2019 - 2:48 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers have approved initial sanctions against Turkey over its drilling for gas in waters where EU member Cyprus has exclusive economic rights. The ministers said in a statement on Monday night that in light of Turkey's "continued and new illegal drilling...
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In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a meeting during his provincial tour to the North Khorasan, Iran, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Rouhani said his country is ready to negotiate with the United States if Washington lifts its economic sanctions. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)
July 15, 2019 - 12:18 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations are looking to deescalate tension in the Persian Gulf area and call on Iran to stick to the 2015 nuclear deal despite the pullout of the United States and the re-imposition of sanctions. Dutch foreign minister Stef Blok said on Monday that "it is still not too...
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In this image from file video provided by UK Ministry of Defence, British navy vessel HMS Montrose escorts another ship during a mission to remove chemical weapons from Syria at sea off coast of Cyprus in February 2014. The British Navy said it intercepted an attempt on Thursday, July 11, 2019, by three Iranian paramilitary vessels to impede the passage of a British commercial vessel just days after Iran’s president warned of repercussions for the seizure of its own supertanker. A U.K. government statement said Iranian vessels only turned away after receiving “verbal warnings” from the HMS Montrose accompanying the commercial ship through the narrow Strait of Hormuz. (UK Ministry of Defence via AP)
July 13, 2019 - 11:42 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Britain's foreign secretary says the U.K. would facilitate the release of an Iranian tanker seized by Britain's Royal Marines if Iran can provide guarantees the vessel would not breach European sanctions on oil shipments to Syria. Jeremy Hunt made the comments on...
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Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Alhakim, right, holds a press conference with visiting European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini after their meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
July 13, 2019 - 9:27 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — The European Union supports an Iraqi proposal to hold a regional conference amid rising tensions between the United States and Iran, the group's foreign policy chief said Saturday. Iraq is an ally of the two rival nations, which are on a collision course as the Iran nuclear deal...
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In this July 8, 2019, photo, acting Secretary of Defense Mark Esper waits for the arrival of Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to the Pentagon. The Pentagon says that Esper expects to be formally nominated for the top job very soon, setting off a complicated leadership replacement shuffle at top Army, Navy and senior Defense Department levels(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 12, 2019 - 12:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. edged closer to crisis Friday with NATO ally Turkey, which began receiving components of a Russian-made air defense system in defiance of Trump administration warnings that the deal would mean economic sanctions and no access to America's most advanced fighter jet. The...
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Kim You-geun, deputy chief of South Korea's presidential national security office, speaks during a press conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 12, 2019. South Korea proposed an investigation by the United Nations or another international body as it continues to reject Japanese claims that Seoul could not be trusted to faithfully implement sanctions against North Korea. (Lee Yun-chung/Newsis via AP)
July 11, 2019 - 11:15 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Friday it wants an investigation by the United Nations or another international body as it continues to reject Japanese claims that Seoul could not be trusted to faithfully implement sanctions against North Korea. Kim You-geun, deputy chief of South Korea'...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about foreign policy at The Graduate Center at CUNY, Thursday July 11, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
July 11, 2019 - 12:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden promised on Thursday to end "forever wars" and reassert American leadership to combat authoritarianism and global instability he says are proliferating under President Donald Trump. Biden outlined his foreign policy vision in a speech in...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, fourth from right, speaks during a meeting with business leaders at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Moon criticized comments by Japanese officials who questioned the credibility of Seoul’s sanctions against North Korea while justifying Tokyo’s move to strengthen controls on high-tech exports to South Korea, which triggered a full-blown diplomatic dispute between the neighboring U.S. allies. (Bae Jae-man/Yonhap via AP)
July 09, 2019 - 8:15 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday criticized comments by Japanese officials who questioned the credibility of Seoul's sanctions against North Korea while justifying Tokyo's stricter controls on high-tech exports to South Korea. The issue has become a full-...
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FILE-- This Nov. 19, 2015 file photo shows a general view of a petrochemical complex in the South Pars gas field in Asaluyeh, Iran, on the northern coast of Persian Gulf. When it comes to saving Iran's nuclear deal, Europe finds itself in the impossible situation of trying to salvage an accord unraveling because of the maximalist U.S. sanctions campaign. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
July 09, 2019 - 10:30 am
BERLIN (AP) — France on Tuesday sent a top diplomat to Tehran to urge Iran to scale back its recently increased uranium enrichment activities, a mission underscored by a call from Europe for the Islamic Republic to return to complying with the terms of the unraveling nuclear deal "without delay."...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, unveils the creation of Commission on Unalienable Rights, headed by Mary Ann Glendon, left, a Harvard Law School professor and a former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, during an announcement at the US State Department in Washington, Monday, July 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 08, 2019 - 9:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday that it will review the role of human rights in American foreign policy, appointing a commission expected to elevate concerns about religious freedom and abortion. Human rights groups accused the administration of politicizing foreign policy in...
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