International relations

President Donald Trump speaks during a ceremony to present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former Attorney General Edwin Meese, in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 09, 2019 - 12:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House declared it will halt any and all cooperation with what it termed the "illegitimate" impeachment probe by House Democrats, sharpening the constitutional clash between President Donald Trump and Congress. Trump attorneys on Tuesday sent a lengthy letter to House...
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Investors rest at a brokerage in Beijing on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. Shares slipped in Asia on Wednesday as tensions between the U.S. and China flared ahead of talks aimed at resolving the trade war between the world's two biggest economies. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
October 08, 2019 - 10:58 pm
Shares slipped in Asia on Wednesday as tensions between the U.S. and China flared ahead of talks aimed at resolving the trade war between the world's two biggest economies. An overnight sell-off on Wall Street added to the gloom. Technology companies, banks and health care stocks bore the brunt of...
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President Donald Trump speaks after a signing ceremony for a trade agreement with Japan in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 08, 2019 - 2:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The White House has notified the House that the Trump administration will not participate in what it is calling Democrats' "illegitimate" impeachment probe. White House Counsel Pat...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., takes questions from reporters at the Capitol in Washington. Congressional Republicans have spent most of the past two years studiously avoiding any public fights with President Donald Trump, either out of party loyalty or fear of being on the wrong end of a presidential tweetstorm. That public show of unity ended emphatically when Trump announced he would be withdrawing U.S. forces from northern Syria in advance of an impending Turkish military operation against Syrian Kurdish militia fighters. Graham, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas all joined Democratic colleagues in publicly criticizing the idea, with Graham even going on Fox News to label the decision “short-sighted and irresponsible.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
October 08, 2019 - 2:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans have spent most of the past two years studiously avoiding any public fights with President Donald Trump, either out of party loyalty or fear of being on the wrong end of a presidential tweetstorm. That public show of unity ended this week when Trump...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2019, file photo, Energy Secretary Rick Perry speaks at the California GOP fall convention in Indian Wells, Calif. Perry pushed Ukraine’s president earlier in 2019 to replace members of a key supervisory board at Naftogaz, a massive state-owned petroleum company. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
October 08, 2019 - 11:38 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trump's main political rivals, a group of individuals with ties to the president and his personal lawyer were also active in the former Soviet republic. Their aims were profit, not...
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Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, European Union, addresses the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).
October 08, 2019 - 9:44 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The European Parliament's chief Brexit official is warning proponents of a no-deal divorce in Britain that the thorny issues that have hobbled discussions won't miraculously go away. Belgian MEP Guy Verhofstadt said issues about the...
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Employees inspect the voting material at the Central Election Commission counting center in Kosovo capital Pristina on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. More than 100 EU election observers monitored Kosovo's Sunday snap vote when opposition parties won to overcome the former independence fighters who have governed the country since its war 20 years ago, considering them as "well-administered and transparent. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
October 08, 2019 - 9:25 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A left-wing party leader poised to become Kosovo's next prime minister said Tuesday he isn't in any rush to restart formal talks intended to normalize relations with Serbia and won't lift the previous government's 100% tariff on Serb imports. In a general election held...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2019, file photo specialist John Alatzas works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 8. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 08, 2019 - 7:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Increased tensions ahead of U.S.-China trade negotiations knocked down stocks on Wall Street in early trading Tuesday and stretched the market's losses deeper into a fourth week. The U.S. blacklisted a group of Chinese companies after claiming that their technology plays a role in...
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President Donald Trump, joined by from left, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, speaks to media during a briefing with senior military leaders in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 08, 2019 - 7:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As House Democrats fire off more subpoenas, the White House has launched a high-stakes strategy to counter the impeachment threat to President Donald Trump: Stall. Obfuscate. Attack. Repeat. One of the administration's first moves: the State Department on Tuesday barred Gordon...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 10, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump is joined by Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, second from right, as he arrives at Melsbroek Air Base, in Brussels, Belgium. According to text messages released the first week of October 2019 by House investigators, Ambassador Gordon Sondland and Kurt Volker, a former special envoy to Ukraine, discussed Trump wanting to press Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Trump's Democratic political rival Joe Biden and his family. The House Intelligence Committee is scheduled to meet in private with Sondland. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
October 08, 2019 - 5:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on envoy Gordon Sondland's scheduled testimony on Capitol Hill (all times local): 8:25 a.m. An attorney for Ambassador Gordon Sondland says the State Department has directed Sondland not to appear for his scheduled interview before a joint House committee taking...
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