Foreign policy

May 25, 2018 - 6:21 am
VIENNA (AP) — Iran will pull out of a landmark deal to stop the country from developing nuclear weapons unless it receives concrete guarantees that the economic incentives of the pact will be protected by the other parties, following the U.S. decision to unilaterally withdraw and Washington's...
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May 25, 2018 - 4:00 am
VIENNA (AP) — The Iranian government wants assurances that economic incentives that were part of a landmark deal to stop the country developing nuclear weapons will be protected, despite the U.S. withdrawal and threat of sanctions against companies who trade with Iran. A senior Iranian official...
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May 24, 2018 - 12:40 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations nuclear watchdog says Iran appears to be complying with a 2015 deal with major powers that was meant to stop it from developing nuclear weapons in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. The United States pulled out of the pact earlier this month, and wants...
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El secretario de Estado Mike Pompeo al ser interpelado por la Comisión de Relaciones Exteriores de la Cámara de Representantes en el Congreso en Washington el 23 de mayo del 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 23, 2018 - 9:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he's "very hopeful" that a planned U.S.-North Korean summit will proceed but laid the fate of the historic meeting squarely with Kim Jong Un, who won't be reassured by U.S. demands for "rapid denuclearization." The decision about...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh. In emails obtained by The Associated Press, George Nader claims he later met with Mohammed bin Salman, who by then had been elevated to crown prince, and Abu Dhabi’s crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in a lobbying effort to alter U.S. policy in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 22, 2018 - 1:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1 billion in business. He had ingratiated himself with crown princes from Saudi Arabia...
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May 21, 2018 - 12:08 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's prime minister says the Balkan country's goal is to join the European Union despite calls by the defense minister for a shift in course. Ana Brnabic said Monday that Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin has the right to his opinion, but "we have our course and we know...
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May 21, 2018 - 9:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussing strategy on Iran (all times local): 9:15 a.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is threatening to place "the strongest sanctions in history" on Iran if its government doesn't change course. Pompeo on Monday called for a new...
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May 20, 2018 - 12:23 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's foreign minister has urged the European Union to go beyond political support for its landmark nuclear deal and increase investment in Iran. The report quotes Mohammad Javad Zarif, who met with EU Commissioner for Climate Action and...
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In this courtroom sketch Mehmet Hakan Atilla, second from left, listens to the judge during his sentencing, flanked by his attorneys Cathy Fleming, left, and Victor Rocco as Atilla's wife, upper right, listens to the proceedings Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in New York. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman imposed a sentence of 32 months in prison on the Turkish banker convicted of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
May 17, 2018 - 5:02 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's foreign ministry has criticized the sentencing of a Turkish banker in the United States over his role in helping Iran evade U.S. economic sanctions. In a statement late Wednesday, the foreign ministry called the trial against Mehmet Hakan Atilla, an employee of Turkish...
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In this courtroom sketch Mehmet Hakan Atilla, second from left, listens to the judge during his sentencing, flanked by his attorneys Cathy Fleming, left, and Victor Rocco as Atilla's wife, upper right, listens to the proceedings Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in New York. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman imposed a sentence of 32 months in prison on the Turkish banker convicted of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
May 17, 2018 - 4:12 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey has slammed the sentencing of a Turkish banker in the United States over his role in helping Iran evade U.S. economic sanctions. In a statement late Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry called the trial against Turkish state-run Halkbank employee Mehmet Hakan Atilla "an entirely...
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