International incidents

Barbed wire fences are pictured at the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Oswiecim, Poland, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
January 30, 2018 - 4:56 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A diplomatic dispute between Poland and Israel over pending legislation that would outlaw blaming Poland for the crimes of the Holocaust has led to an outburst of anti-Semitic comments in Poland, including some in the government-controlled media. Poland's lower house of...
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Turkish troops take control of Bursayah hill, which separates the Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin from the Turkey-controlled town of Azaz, Syria, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. Turkish troops and allied Syrian fighters captured the strategic hill in northwestern Syria after intense fighting on Sunday as their offensive to root out Kurdish fighters enters its second week, Turkey's military and Syrian war monitor reported. (DHA-Depo Photos via AP)
January 29, 2018 - 7:40 am
KILIS, Turkey (AP) — Renewed clashes erupted on Monday on a strategic hilltop in northwestern Syria captured by Turkish troops the day before as Syrian Kurdish militiamen were trying to reclaim it. Turkish military officials cancelled a government-organized press tour to Bursayah Hill separating...
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US President Donald Trump photographed and filmed with mobile devices by participants during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)
January 25, 2018 - 4:23 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 10 p.m. George Soros, the billionaire businessman-turned-philanthropist, says he believes President Donald Trump wants to create a "mafia state" in the U.S. — but can't because of the strength...
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A boy stands in front of Calik mosque damaged on a rocket attack Wednesday night, in the town of Kilis, Turkey, near the border with Syria, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, after two rockets fired from inside Syria wounded at least 13 people when they hit a house and the mosque during evening prayers. This is the latest in a series of rocket attacks against the Turkish border town since Ankara launched a military offensive into Afrin. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
January 25, 2018 - 1:59 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The United States would prefer that Turkish troops "remove themselves" from a conflict in the Syrian border town of Afrin and focus on "long-term strategic goals" like ending Syria's war, President Donald Trump's homeland security adviser said Thursday. Speaking at the World...
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U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he arrives during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
January 25, 2018 - 1:00 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 6:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says his visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is already proving "very successful." He told reporters on his way between meetings that "we...
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U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he arrives during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
January 25, 2018 - 10:54 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 4:50 p.m. South Korea says there's mounting evidence that sanctions against North Korea are having an effect, with trade across the Chinese border with the north now virtually "frozen up." The...
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U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he arrives during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
January 25, 2018 - 10:48 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 4:45 p.m. South Korea says it will refer a dispute with the U.S. administration of President Donald Trump over tariffs on solar panels and washing machines to the World Trade Organization. But...
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North Korean defector Park Sang-hak holds up a defaced portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a press conference against the North Korea's participation in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. A team of South Korean officials travelled to North Korea on Tuesday to check logistics for joint events ahead of next month's Winter Olympics in the South, as the rivals exchanged rare visits to each other amid signs of warming ties. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 23, 2018 - 11:55 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Anti-Pyongyang activists on Wednesday ripped photos of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the latest protests in Seoul against South Korea's outreach to North Korea over next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Despite drawing verbal outbursts from North Korea, the...
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A Turkish push into Kurdish territory.
January 23, 2018 - 6:39 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 1:35 a.m. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is accusing Russia of trying to distract attention from a new initiative by 24 countries to hold those who use chemical weapons in Syria accountable by proposing that the U.N. create a new...
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A Turkish push into Kurdish territory.
January 23, 2018 - 6:33 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 1:25 a.m. Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia has called the Joint Implementation Mechanism, or JIM, "a complete failure" and "a mechanism for political manipulation." He circulated a draft resolution to the Security Council...
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