International relations

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington. Politico is reporting that the security clearance of White House senior adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner has been downgraded. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
February 27, 2018 - 9:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The security clearance of White House senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner has been downgraded, significantly reducing his access to classified information, according to two people informed of the decision. Kushner had been operating with an interim clearance...
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP/WBEN) - New York state could adopt its own version of net neutrality under legislation announced by state lawmakers. The bill would require internet providers doing business with the state or its municipalities to certify that they don't interfere with web traffic or speed to favor...
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August 06, 2017 - 8:19 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A global pressure campaign on North Korea propelled by sharp new U.N. sanctions received a welcome boost Sunday from China, the North’s economic lifeline, as Beijing called on the pariah nation to halt its missile and nuclear tests. The Trump administration cautiously...
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April 06, 2017 - 9:49 pm
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- The United States fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria Thursday night in retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians, U.S. officials said. It was the first direct American assault on the Syrian government and Donald Trump's most...
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March 08, 2017 - 4:59 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court has been revoked, the United Nations secretary-general says, stalling what would have been the first-ever departure from the tribunal that pursues the world's worst atrocities. A notice dated Tuesday on the U.N...
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March 08, 2017 - 4:37 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court has been revoked, the United Nations secretary-general says. A notice dated Tuesday on the U.N. treaty website says the move comes after a South African court ruled last month that the country's decision to withdraw...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 4, 2017, file photo, a man with a painted face attend the Day of Remembrance for MH370 event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Two of the world’s most intriguing mysteries are in the hands of Malaysian investigators. One of them _ the fatal poisoning of a relative of North Korea’s ruler _ happened long after the other _ Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished three years ago Wednesday. Authorities have more evidence in the killing of Kim Jong Nam than in the plane disappearance, but both cases may prove impossible to solve completely. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan, File)
March 07, 2017 - 7:00 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two of the world's most intriguing mysteries are in the hands of Malaysian investigators. Will they ever find all the answers to either? One of them — the fatal poisoning of the half brother of North Korea's ruler with a banned nerve agent — happened long after the...
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In this photo provided by U.S. Forces Korea, trucks carrying U.S. missile launchers and other equipment needed to set up the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system arrive at the Osan air base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Monday, March 6, 2017. The U.S. military has begun moving equipment for the controversial missile defense system to ally South Korea. The announcement Tuesday by the U.S. military comes a day after North Korea test-launched four ballistic missiles into the ocean near Japan. (U.S. Force Korea via AP)
March 07, 2017 - 2:58 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. missile launchers and other equipment needed to set up a controversial missile defense system have arrived in South Korea, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said Tuesday, a day after North Korea test-fired four ballistic missiles into the ocean near Japan. The...
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President Donald Trump signs new travel ban.
March 07, 2017 - 8:58 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest developments on President Donald Trump's new travel ban and the reaction from around the world (all times local): 4 p.m. Nigeria's Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project is urging acting President Yemi Osinbajo to tell U.S. President Donald Trump that Nigeria will...
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Turkey's Chief of Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar, center, U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, left, and Russia's Chief of Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov attend a meeting in the Mediterranean coastal city of Antalya, Turkey, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Turkey's military says the Turkish, U.S. and Russian chiefs of military staff are meeting in southern Turkey to discuss developments in Syria and Iraq. The meeting comes amid renewed Turkish threats to hit U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish targets in the northern Syrian city of Manbij. (Turkish Military, Pool Photo via AP)
March 07, 2017 - 8:53 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The top generals from Turkey, the United States and Russia met Tuesday to discuss tensions in northern Syria, where mutually suspicious forces allied with the three countries are fighting the Islamic State group. The surprise meeting between Turkey's Gen. Hulusi Akar, Marine Corps Gen...
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