International relations

Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, right, listens to South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivering a speech at the end of a Mass for peace inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. South Korea's president is in Italy for a series of meetings that will culminate with an audience with Pope Francis at which he's expected to extend an invitation from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
October 17, 2018 - 3:04 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — South Korea's president said he was certain peace could be achieved on the Korean peninsula as he prepared for an audience Thursday with Pope Francis where he's expected to extend an invitation from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for Francis to visit. South Korean President...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. European Union leaders are converging on Brussels for what had been billed as a "moment of truth" Brexit summit but which now holds little promise for a breakthrough. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 17, 2018 - 1:45 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's upcoming exit from the European Union (all times local): Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says "the ball is in Great Britain's court" to come up with a way to break the logjam in Brexit talks. Leaders of the European Union say Britain needs to offer new...
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A pro-EU demonstrator holds up an EU flag to oncoming traffic outside the Palace of Westminster as the British government holds a cabinet meeting on Brexit inside 10 Downing Street, London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. The Brexit agreement must be sealed in the coming weeks to leave enough time for relevant parliaments to ratify it, but talks continue, particularly over how to ensure no physical border dividing the UK from Northern Ireland and the EU member state of Ireland. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 17, 2018 - 11:57 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's upcoming exit from the European Union (all times local): 5:55 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says she thinks a Brexit deal can be sealed "over the next days and weeks" with hard work from the U.K. and the European Union. Speaking before she addresses...
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A pro-EU demonstrator holds up an EU flag to oncoming traffic outside the Palace of Westminster as the British government holds a cabinet meeting on Brexit inside 10 Downing Street, London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. The Brexit agreement must be sealed in the coming weeks to leave enough time for relevant parliaments to ratify it, but talks continue, particularly over how to ensure no physical border dividing the UK from Northern Ireland and the EU member state of Ireland. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 17, 2018 - 10:36 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's upcoming exit from the European Union (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has confirmed that the bank will publish an analysis of the economic impact of any Brexit deal the government reaches with the European Union. In a letter...
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A currency trader works at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Asian markets rose on Wednesday, bolstered by robust U.S. corporate earnings and encouraging. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 17, 2018 - 7:39 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Stock markets stabilized Wednesday after a rally inspired by strong corporate earnings, with investors also monitoring talks on Britain's exit from the European Union. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 added 0.2 percent to 5,183.04 and Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.3 percent to 7,078.53...
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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives for a meeting with Ho Chi Minh City's communist party chief Nguyen Thien Nhan in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (Kham/Pool Photo via AP)
October 17, 2018 - 7:29 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to meet on Thursday in Singapore with his Chinese counterpart amid escalating tensions over China's purchase of Russian fighter planes and missiles as well as ongoing friction in the South China Sea. Shortly after Mattis arrived in Singapore...
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October 17, 2018 - 7:19 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor has issued a warning that if Israel goes ahead and destroys a Palestinian Bedouin village on the West Bank that could constitute a war crime. Israel's Supreme Court recently rejected a final appeal against plans to...
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October 17, 2018 - 6:23 am
LONDON (AP) — Julian Assange: Hacker. Journalist. Diplomat? Newly released Ecuadorean government documents have laid bare an unorthodox attempt to extricate the WikiLeaks founder from his embassy hideaway in London by naming him as a political counselor to the country's embassy in Moscow. But the...
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Pope Francis caresses a baby during his weekly general audience, in St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
October 17, 2018 - 6:20 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — South Korea's president thanked Pope Francis for promoting peace and dialogue on Wednesday as he arrived in Italy for a papal audience, where he's expected to extend an invitation from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for Francis to visit. President Moon Jae-in meets with Francis...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 17, 2018 - 6:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump criticized rapidly mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the mystery of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, warning of a rush to judgment and echoing the Saudis' request for patience. In an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Trump...
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