International relations

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, gestures as he delivers a speech during a rally of his ruling Justice and Development (AKP) Party's supporters, in Mersin, southern Turkey, Saturday, March 10, 2018. Erdogan has criticised NATO for not supporting the country's ongoing military operation against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units or YPG, that started Jan. 20, to clear them from Afrin in northwestern Syria. Erdogan asked, "Hey NATO, where are you?" and accused the alliance of double standards.(Pool Photo via AP)
March 13, 2018 - 6:08 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 12:05 p.m. The Turkish foreign minister says Turkey and the United States have reached an agreement on a plan to jointly station Turkish and U.S. forces in the Syrian Kurdish-held town of Manbij. Washington has not confirmed any...
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Military forces work on a van in Winterslow, England, Monday, March 12, 2018, as investigations continue into the nerve-agent poisoning of Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, in Salisbury, England, on Sunday March 4, 2018. British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to update lawmakers Monday on the nerve-agent poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
March 13, 2018 - 5:37 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's government is considering how to deal with the poisoning of an ex-spy as it awaits a Russian government response to its claim that Russian was involved. Officials said Tuesday Prime Minister Theresa May is reviewing a range of economic and diplomatic measures. May has said...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 7, 2018 file photo, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks during a meeting with Estonian Defense Minister Juri Luik at the Pentagon in Washington. Mattis on Sunday, March 11, 2018, warned the Syrian government not to use chemical weapons in its civil war and said the Trump administration has made it clear that it would be "very unwise" to use gas in attacks. Mattis said Russia, which intervened militarily in Syria to support the Assad government, could be complicit in the civilian casualties. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 13, 2018 - 4:08 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday he believes victory in Afghanistan is still possible — not necessarily on the battlefield but in facilitating a Taliban reconciliation with the Afghan government. Mattis spoke shortly before arriving in Kabul, where security...
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South Korea's National Intelligence Service Chief Suh Hoon, left, shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prior to a meeting in Tokyo Tuesday, March 13, 2018. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool Photo via AP)
March 13, 2018 - 1:03 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's leader on Tuesday called on North Korea to take concrete steps toward denuclearization. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he welcomes any dialogue premised on denuclearization. He spoke ahead of a meeting in Tokyo with South Korea intelligence chief Suh Hoon. "I believe it is...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, speaks to South Korea's National Intelligence Service Chief Suh Hoon, left, during a meeting in Tokyo Tuesday, March 13, 2018. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool Photo via AP)
March 12, 2018 - 11:47 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's leader is calling on North Korea to take concrete steps toward denuclearization. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday that he welcomes any dialogue premised on denuclearization. He spoke ahead of a meeting in Tokyo with South Korea intelligence chief Suh Hoon. President...
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Military personnel in College Street Car Park in Salisbury, Sunday March 11, 2018, as police and members of the armed forces probe the suspected nerve agent attack on Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, which took place on Sunday March 4. British health authorities said Sunday that small traces of contamination have been found in a restaurant and a pub in the English city of Salisbury, after a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
March 12, 2018 - 10:10 pm
LONDON (AP) — The use of Russian-developed nerve agent Novichok to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter makes it "highly likely" that Russia was involved, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday. Novichok refers to a class of nerve agents developed in the Soviet Union near the end...
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FILE - This Aug. 29, 2017, file photo distributed on Aug. 30, 2017, by the North Korean government shows what was said to be the test launch of a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile in Pyongyang, North Korea. U.S. President Donald Trump accepting a reported offer to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a stunning turn of events after a year that saw them engage in a heated verbal warfare that included crude insults and mutual threats of nuclear attacks. It remains to be seen whether a summit will take place or lead to a meaningful breakthrough in the nations’ relationship.(Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
March 12, 2018 - 7:18 pm
The Latest on proposed talks between the United States and North Korea (all times EDT): 7:10 p.m. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the first meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un should take place at a "nice, neutral site." He's suggesting China would not...
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Military personnel in College Street Car Park in Salisbury, Sunday March 11, 2018, as police and members of the armed forces probe the suspected nerve agent attack on Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, which took place on Sunday March 4. British health authorities said Sunday that small traces of contamination have been found in a restaurant and a pub in the English city of Salisbury, after a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
March 12, 2018 - 5:55 pm
LONDON (AP) — The use of Russian-developed nerve agent Novichok to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter makes it "highly likely" that Russia was involved, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday. Novichok refers to a class of nerve agents developed in the Soviet Union near the end...
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Military personnel in College Street Car Park in Salisbury, Sunday March 11, 2018, as police and members of the armed forces probe the suspected nerve agent attack on Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, which took place on Sunday March 4. British health authorities said Sunday that small traces of contamination have been found in a restaurant and a pub in the English city of Salisbury, after a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
March 12, 2018 - 4:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — The use of Russian-developed nerve agent Novichok to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter makes it "highly likely" that Russia was involved, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday. Novichok refers to a class of nerve agents developed in the Soviet Union near the end...
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Military and ambulance forces work in Winterslow, England, Monday, March 12, 2018. Investigations continue into the nerve-agent poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, in Salisbury, England, on Sunday March 4,2018.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
March 12, 2018 - 2:32 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain (all times local): 6:25 p.m. A senior Russian lawmaker says the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal was a "provocation" against Russia that could have been staged by British secret services. Vladimir...
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