International incidents

This frame grab from video released Sunday, March, 18, 2018 by the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, shows Syrian President Bashar Assad driving himself to the newly captured areas of eastern Ghouta, near the capital Damascus, Syria. Assad's trip, captured in a remarkable set of videos filmed inside the car and published by his office on Sunday, show the president calm and assured as his forces appear close to clinching one of their most significant victories in the country's seven-year long civil war. (Syrian Presidency Facebook Page via AP)
March 19, 2018 - 4:18 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 10:10 p.m. The U.N. human rights chief has been blocked from speaking to the Security Council about the situation in Syria after Russia, backed by China and others, protested that the U.N. body charged with ensuring international...
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Bolivian army officers and Aymara spiritual guides watch live transmission of a court session at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, where Bolivia presents its arguments for access to the sea, in Plaza Murillo in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, March 19, 2018. Bolivia made an emotional appeal for the court to order Chile to enter talks over granting the landlocked South American nation access to the Pacific Ocean, saying the dispute will remain a source of conflict if it's not resolved. Bolivia lost its only seacoast to Chile in a war between from 1879 to 1883. (AP Photo)
March 19, 2018 - 3:05 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Bolivia made an emotional appeal Monday for the International Court of Justice to order Chile to enter talks over granting its landlocked neighbor access to the Pacific Ocean, saying the dispute will remain a source of conflict if it's not resolved. Bolivia lost its...
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This frame grab from video released Sunday, March, 18, 2018 by the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, shows Syrian President Bashar Assad driving himself to the newly captured areas of eastern Ghouta, near the capital Damascus, Syria. Assad's trip, captured in a remarkable set of videos filmed inside the car and published by his office on Sunday, show the president calm and assured as his forces appear close to clinching one of their most significant victories in the country's seven-year long civil war. (Syrian Presidency Facebook Page via AP)
March 19, 2018 - 2:40 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The U.N.'s humanitarian coordinator in Syria is appealing for help to provide aid to tens of thousands of civilians affected by the fighting outside the Syrian capital and in the northern town of Afrin. Ali al-Za'tari...
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This frame grab from video released Sunday, March, 18, 2018 by the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, shows Syrian President Bashar Assad driving himself to the newly captured areas of eastern Ghouta, near the capital Damascus, Syria. Assad's trip, captured in a remarkable set of videos filmed inside the car and published by his office on Sunday, show the president calm and assured as his forces appear close to clinching one of their most significant victories in the country's seven-year long civil war. (Syrian Presidency Facebook Page via AP)
March 19, 2018 - 1:53 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 8 p.m. Syria has condemned Turkey's capture of the northern Syrian town of Afrin from Kurdish forces. The Syrian Foreign Ministry, in messages sent to the U.N. Security Council and secretary general on Monday, called on Turkey to...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to supporters during a rally near the Kremlin in Moscow, Sunday, March 18, 2018. An exit poll suggests that Vladimir Putin has handily won a fourth term as Russia's president, adding six more years in the Kremlin for the man who has led the world's largest country for all of the 21st century. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
March 18, 2018 - 5:37 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday dismissed British accusations of Russia's involvement in an ex-spy's poisoning as "nonsense," but added that Moscow is ready to cooperate with London in the investigation. In his first comments on the incident, Putin referred to the poisoning...
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A Turkish and a Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army soldier wave Turkish and FSA flags in the city center of Afrin, northwestern Syria, early Sunday, March 18, 2018. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday that allied Syrian forces have taken "total" control of the town center of Afrin, the target of a nearly two-month-old Turkish offensive against a Syrian Kurdish militia, which said fighting was still underway. Erdogan said the Turkish flag and the flag of the Syrian opposition fighters have been raised in the town, previously controlled by the Kurdish militia known as the People's Defense Units, or YPG. (Hasan Kırmızitaş/DHA-Depo Photos via AP)
March 18, 2018 - 12:23 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president said Sunday that the Turkish military and allied Syrian forces have taken "total" control of the town center of Afrin, a major development in the nearly two-month offensive against a Syrian Kurdish militia that controls the area. The Kurdish militia called the...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 16, 2018 file photo, Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson speaks at a joint press conference with the Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz during a visit to the Battle of Britain Bunker, in Uxbridge, England. Britain’s foreign secretary said Sunday, March 18, 2018 that the trail of blame for the poisoning of a former spy “leads inexorably to the Kremlin,” after a Russian envoy suggested the nerve agent involved could have come from a U.K. lab. (Tolga Akmen/Pool Photo via AP, File)
March 18, 2018 - 9:34 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's foreign minister said Sunday that he has evidence Russia has been stockpiling a nerve agent in violation of international law "very likely for the purposes of assassination." Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said the trail of blame for the poisoning of former Russian spy...
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Nooren Akhtar, a 14-year-old Indian girl injured in cross border shelling between Indian and Pakistani soldiers in disputed Kashmir, arrives for treatment at the Government Medical College hospital in Jammu, India, Sunday, March 18, 2018. Five members of a family were killed after a shell fired by Pakistani soldiers hit their home in Poonch region of Indian-controlled Kashmir along the militarized Line of Control that divides the Himalayan territory between the two nuclear-armed rivals, said S.P. Vaid, the police chief. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
March 18, 2018 - 5:23 am
JAMMU, India (AP) — Five members of a family were killed and at least eight other people injured Sunday in cross-border shelling between Indian and Pakistani soldiers in disputed Kashmir, officials said, as the two rivals traded blame for initiating the violence. The five were killed after a shell...
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British ambassador to Russia, Laurie Bristow, arrives for a meeting at the Russian foreign ministry building in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, March 17, 2018. Russia's Foreign Ministry has summoned Bristow for talks in a heightening dispute over a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain. Russia is expected to announce the expulsion of some British diplomats in a retaliatory measure. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
March 17, 2018 - 1:57 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Saturday announced it is expelling 23 British diplomats and threatened further retaliatory measures in a growing diplomatic dispute over a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain. Britain's government said the move was expected, and that it doesn't change their...
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British ambassador to Russia, Laurie Bristow, leaves after a meeting at the Russian foreign ministry building in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, March 17, 2018. Russia's Foreign Ministry has summoned Bristow for talks in a heightening dispute over a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain. Russia is expected to announce the expulsion of some British diplomats in a retaliatory measure. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
March 17, 2018 - 12:01 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal in Britain (all times local): 7 p.m. A Russian lawmaker is blaming Britain for the escalating tensions between London and Moscow over the nerve agent poisoning of a former Russian double agent and his daughter. Hours after Russia on...
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