International relations

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, is greeted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prior to a meeting at Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Pence is seeking to reassure and refocus American allies on the growing nuclear threat from North Korea with visits to Japan and South Korea this week. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, Pool)
February 07, 2018 - 6:26 am
TOKYO (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. is preparing to announce the "toughest and most aggressive" economic sanctions against North Korea in the coming days, boosting pressure on the bellicose government during the Winter Olympics. Pence, who is set to lead the U.S. delegation at the...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, is greeted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prior to a meeting at Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Pence is seeking to reassure and refocus American allies on the growing nuclear threat from North Korea with visits to Japan and South Korea this week. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, Pool)
February 07, 2018 - 5:21 am
TOKYO (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. is preparing to announce the "toughest and most aggressive" economic sanctions against North Korea in the coming days, boosting pressure on the bellicose government during the Winter Olympics. Pence, who is set to lead the U.S. delegation to the...
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February 07, 2018 - 4:57 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's former president has lashed out at both the United States and Pakistan, accusing them of using the Afghan war to further their own interests and calling on Washington to sanction Pakistani military and intelligence officials. In an interview with The...
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U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Tina Kaidanow speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at the Boeing booth during the Singapore Airshow on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim)
February 07, 2018 - 4:09 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat overseeing arms sales said Wednesday she sees keen interest in American weaponry in Asia, where China's military footprint and political influence are surging. Ambassador Tina Kaidanow was leading a large U.S. delegation to the Singapore Airshow, the largest...
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U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Tina Kaidanow speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at the Boeing booth during the Singapore Airshow on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim)
February 07, 2018 - 3:57 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat overseeing arms sales said Wednesday she sees keen interest in American weaponry in Asia, where China's military footprint and political influence are surging. Ambassador Tina Kaidanow was leading a large U.S. delegation to the Singapore Air Show, the largest...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, top center, inspects a PAC-3 interceptor missile system with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, top center left, at Defense Ministry in Tokyo Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Pence, who arrived Tuesday in Japan, said he has not ruled out the possibility of meeting with North Korean officials at the upcoming Olympics in South Korea. (Kiyoshi Ota/Pool Photo via AP)
February 07, 2018 - 3:38 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Asia (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says the U.S. is preparing to announce the "toughest and most aggressive" economic sanctions against North Korea in the coming days, boosting pressure on the bellicose...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence leaves after inspecting a PAC-3 interceptor missile system with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, second from left, at Defense Ministry in Tokyo Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Pence, who arrived Tuesday in Japan, said he has not ruled out the possibility of meeting with North Korean officials at the upcoming Olympics in South Korea. (Kiyoshi Ota/Pool Photo via AP)
February 07, 2018 - 12:50 am
TOKYO (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is seeking to reassure and refocus American allies on the growing nuclear threat from North Korea with visits to Japan and South Korea this week. In meetings with government leaders, military officials and U.S. service members, Pence said he wants to make sure...
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February 06, 2018 - 11:58 pm
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Negotiations between Venezuela's government and opposition are hanging by a thread after they failed to reach an agreement to hold presidential elections. Talks have been taking place for weeks and expectations of a breakthrough were high when they resumed...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, second from right, speaks with an officer of the Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force as he inspects a PAC-3 interceptor missile system with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, second from left, at Defense Ministry in Tokyo Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Pence, who arrived Tuesday in Japan, said he has not ruled out the possibility of meeting with North Korean officials at the upcoming Olympics in South Korea. (Toru Hanai/Pool Photo via AP)
February 06, 2018 - 11:20 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is seeking to reassure and refocus American allies on the growing nuclear threat from North Korea with visits to Japan and South Korea this week. In meetings with government leaders, military officials and U.S. service members, Pence says he wants to make sure...
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A North Korean flag is seen on North Korea's Mangyongbong-92 ferry carrying a 140-member art troupe as its approaches to Mukho Port in Donghae, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The art troupe, led by Hyon Song Wol, also the leader of the famous Moranbong girl band hand-picked by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, will perform in Gangneung and Seoul on Feb. 8 and Feb. 11, respectively, before returning home. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
February 06, 2018 - 10:57 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Wednesday it's reviewing whether to meet North Korea's request to provide fuel to the ferry that transported more than 100 North Korean artists for performances at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Supplying the fuel would be a difficult decision for South Korea...
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