International agreements

Foreign Minister of Netherlands Stephanus Blok, left, speaks with EU Commissioner of European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn at the Informal Meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in Helsinki, Finland, on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. (Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva via AP)
August 30, 2019 - 2:49 am
HELSINKI (AP) — European Union foreign ministers are urging Serbia not to stray from its EU membership path as the Balkans country readies to sign a trade agreement with a Russian-led economic bloc. Serbia is expected to sign the pact with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) — made up of Russia,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2019 file photo, leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), sit before former guerrillas as they lead the FARC's National Congress where they launched their political party in Bogota, Colombia. The top peace negotiator for the FARC announced Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, that he and a cadre of hardline supporters are taking up arms again, accusing President Ivan Duque of failing to uphold the accord that sought to end a half century of bloody fighting. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)
August 29, 2019 - 9:04 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A call to arms by former rebel negotiators in Colombia is a blow to the country's fragile peace, but it also provides a tempting target for hawks looking to bring down the person the U.S. accuses of sheltering terrorist groups: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. On...
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August 29, 2019 - 4:52 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A group of former peace negotiators for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia say they are taking up arms again following what they considered the failure of a 2016 peace deal to guarantee their political rights. Alias Ivan Marquez was the chief negotiator of the deal...
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August 28, 2019 - 10:35 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A defense lawyer says a former Australian spy charged with conspiring to reveal classified information about an allegation that Australia bugged East Timor's government during negotiations over the sharing of billions of dollars in oil and gas has been denied legal aid...
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South Korean middle school students wave the national flags during a rally against Japan in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Japan's downgrading of South Korea's trade status took effect Wednesday, a decision that has already set off a series of reactions hurting bilateral relations. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 28, 2019 - 12:19 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's downgrading of South Korea's trade status took effect Wednesday, a decision that has already set off a series of reactions hurting their relations. Japanese manufacturers now must apply for approval for each technology-related contract for South Korean export, rather than the...
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A currency trader watches computer monitors near the screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday as uneasy investors watched for signs of progress on U.S.-China trade after Wall Street slid. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 27, 2019 - 10:48 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday as uneasy investors watched for signs of progress on U.S.-China trade after Wall Street slid. Shanghai retreated, Tokyo advanced and Hong Kong was unchanged. Investors who worry the U.S.-Chinese tariff war will drag the global economy into recession...
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President Donald Trump listens to a question during a press conference on the third and final day of the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
August 26, 2019 - 11:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods are going up. Wait, President Donald Trump says he's having second thoughts. No, no, Trump may actually raise tariffs even higher. He's also demanding that U.S. companies leave China. Well, maybe not. The communications on China from Trump and his...
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FILE - This Aug. 23, 2019, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Aug. 26. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 26, 2019 - 9:13 am
Stocks marched broadly higher on Wall Street in midday trading Monday after President Donald Trump claimed China was willing to reopen talks on the costly trade war that has roiled markets and dimmed the outlook for global economic growth. Uncertainty remained high, however, about the next...
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses for the G-7 family photo at G-7 summit at the Hotel du Palais in Biarritz, France, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 26, 2019 - 8:40 am
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson talked trade with the leaders of Australia and Egypt at the Group of Seven summit Monday as he sought to position his nation for a post-Brexit world. Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison agreed at the summit in the French...
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In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, speaks with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic during a joint news conference in Belgrade, Serbia. Officials say on Monday, Aug. 26 Serbia will sign a free trade agreement with a Russian-led economic group, the move which could further hamper the Balkan country's proclaimed efforts to joining the European Union. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
August 26, 2019 - 4:50 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Officials say Serbia will sign a free trade agreement with a Russian-led economic group, which could hamper the Balkan country's efforts to join the European Union. The deal between Serbia and the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) is expected to be signed on Oct. 25, according...
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