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Former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. Kuchma told The Associated Press Friday that he is concerned that the leaders of France and Germany who mediate talks between Russia and Ukraine will push President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to make unacceptable trade-offs to Russia. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
September 13, 2019 - 9:45 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian president's envoy for peace talks with Russia-backed separatists expressed concern Friday that the leaders of France and Germany will push Ukraine to make unacceptable concessions to Russia. Ukraine and Russia have been locked in a bitter standoff since 2014, when...
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A Palestinian man works on a farm near Bardala, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s election eve vow to annex the Jordan Valley if he is re-elected has sparked an angry Arab rebuke and injected the Palestinians into a campaign that had almost entirely ignored them. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
September 11, 2019 - 11:23 am
JERICHO, West Bank (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's last-minute vow to annex the Jordan Valley if re-elected next week has sparked Arab condemnation and injected the Palestinians into a political campaign that had almost entirely ignored them. Netanyahu has made similar promises...
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, cheered by a rise on Wall Street amid some signs of easing tensions between the U.S. and China on trade issues. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
September 11, 2019 - 4:06 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher Wednesday amid some signs of easing tensions between the United States and China on trade issues. Investors seemed to be cheered by China's move to exempt American industrial grease and some other imports from tariff hikes in a trade war with Washington...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump signs an executive order on the Keystone XL pipeline in the Oval Office of the White House. Native American tribes in Montana and South Dakota say the Trump administration unlawfully approved the oil pipeline without considering potential damage to cultural sites. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
September 10, 2019 - 10:57 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for the Trump administration want a U.S. judge to throw out a lawsuit from Native American tribes trying to block the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Nebraska. Tribes in Montana and South Dakota say President Donald Trump approved the pipeline...
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Dr. Riek Machar, center right, greets Sudanese military officer and politicians upon arriving in Juba, Monday, Sept.9, 2019, for face to face talks with South Sudan President Salva Kiir. These talks will be crucial before the November deadline of the formation of the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity. (AP Photo/Charles Atiki Lomodong)
September 09, 2019 - 10:23 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar returned on Monday to meet with President Salva Kiir and held talks in preparation for the formation of a coalition government in November. The two men shook hands and said goodnight after an afternoon of discussions at State House...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, meets with Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar at Government Buildings in Dublin, Monday Sept. 9, 2019. Boris Johnson is to meet with Leo Varadkar in search of a compromise on the simmering Brexit crisis. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)
September 09, 2019 - 2:58 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, facing staunch opposition at home, told Ireland's leader Monday that a new Brexit deal can be reached so Britain leaves the European Union by the Oct. 31 deadline. Speaking alongside Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in Dublin, Johnson said a deal...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, meets with Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar at Government Buildings in Dublin, Monday Sept. 9, 2019. Boris Johnson is to meet with Leo Varadkar in search of a compromise on the simmering Brexit crisis. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)
September 09, 2019 - 2:17 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Germany's foreign minister says he would like Britain's exit from the European Union to be as orderly as possible but that requires London to make clear proposals. Heiko Maas noted in Berlin that the British Parliament has decided it...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, meets with Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar at Government Buildings in Dublin, Monday Sept. 9, 2019. Boris Johnson is to meet with Leo Varadkar in search of a compromise on the simmering Brexit crisis. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)
September 09, 2019 - 2:11 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:05 a.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told Ireland's leader that a Brexit deal can be reached so Britain leaves the European Union by Oct. 31. Johnson told Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar that he believes a deal on the Irish...
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Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations, in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 08, 2019 - 3:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. negotiations to end the war in Afghanistan (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Former Defense Secretary James Mattis says that when it comes to trying to negotiate an Afghanistan peace deal with the Taliban, the key question is whether they can be trusted. Mattis...
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This Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies appears to show the Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya-1 off the coast of Tartus, Syria. Satellite images obtained by The Associated Press on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, appeared to show the once-detained Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya-1 near the Syrian port, despite U.S. efforts to seize the vessel. That's after Gibraltar earlier seized and held the tanker for weeks, later releasing it after authorities there said Iran promised the oil wouldn't go to Syria. (Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies via AP)
September 06, 2019 - 11:32 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf region between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Iran's atomic energy spokesman is issuing new warnings about its nuclear deal with world powers. Behrouz Kamalvandi of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran...
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