Regional cooperation

Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz, right, shakes hands with Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono in front of a placard refering to 100 years of diplomatic relations between Poland and Japan that will be celebrated in 2019, during a meeting with the press, in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, July 6, 2018. The foreign ministers of Poland and Japan say they will cooperate closely in the U.N. Security Council and at the European Union level to strengthen security in their regions(AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
July 06, 2018 - 10:41 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The foreign ministers of Poland and Japan said Friday they will cooperate closely in the U.N. Security Council and at the European Union level to strengthen security in their regions. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono held talks with his Polish counterpart, Jacek Czaputowicz...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2016, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, walks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Just a month after beginning his new term in office, Russian President Vladimir Putin is heading to China for a state visit in June 2018, underscoring how mounting U.S. pressure is drawing the two countries increasingly close. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
June 06, 2018 - 11:20 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Just a month after beginning his new term in office, Russian President Vladimir Putin is heading to China for a state visit, underscoring how mounting U.S. pressure is drawing the two countries increasingly close. Russia and China have responded to the U.S. national security strategy...
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, center, walk together to their summit venue in Tokyo Wednesday, May 9, 2018. The summit is expected to focus on North Korea's nuclear program and on improving the sometimes-frayed ties among the three northeast Asian neighbors. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool)
May 09, 2018 - 2:21 am
TOKYO (AP) — China, Japan and South Korea agreed Wednesday to cooperate on ending North Korea's nuclear program and promoting free trade, two hot-button issues challenging their region. The agreements came at the first summit for the Northeast Asian neighbors after a hiatus of more than two years,...
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center, listens during a retreat of the Greater Mekong Summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, Saturday, March 31, 2018. (Vietnam News Agency via AP)
March 31, 2018 - 4:51 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The leaders of six countries along the Mekong River on Saturday adopted an ambitious investment plan worth $66 billion over the next five years. At least $7 billion will come from the Asian Development Bank and the rest from governments and the private sector. The plan was...
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A man holds flags and a sign as members of the Cambodian community gather in Hyde Park to protest against Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen in Sydney, Friday, March 16, 2018. Hun Sen is in Australia to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, special summit. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
March 17, 2018 - 4:36 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says the displacement of Rohingya Muslims is no longer solely a domestic issue for Myanmar, as Southeast Asian nations signed a counterterrorism cooperation agreement at a regional leaders' conference. Najib made his comments on Saturday at a...
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This photo released Tuesday, March 13, 2018, by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows members of the White Hemets removing a body after airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces, in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria. The Syrian government and the Russian military have set up a corridor outside eastern Ghouta to arrange the evacuation from the area which is home to some 400,000 people. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
March 15, 2018 - 5:23 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria as it marks seven years of war this week (all times local): 11:20 a.m. The International Committee of the Red Cross says a joint convoy bringing aid to thousands of displaced Syrian families has entered the besieged rebel-held region of eastern...
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This photo released on Wednesday March 7, 2018 by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian government soldiers advancing during a battle against Syrian rebels, in eastern Ghouta, Syria. The International Committee of the Red Cross said a second convoy that was supposed to carry aid to the besieged rebel-held eastern suburbs of Damascus was postponed Thursday because of the violence and rapidly evolving situation on the ground. (SANA via AP)
March 09, 2018 - 10:06 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Relief workers used a brief lull in Damascus' embattled rebel-held suburbs to deliver aid left over from a mission earlier in the week but were interrupted by renewed violence shorty after their team entered eastern Ghouta on Friday. The International Committee of the Red Cross said a...
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This photo released on Wednesday March 7, 2018 by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian government soldiers advancing during a battle against Syrian rebels, in eastern Ghouta, Syria. The International Committee of the Red Cross said a second convoy that was supposed to carry aid to the besieged rebel-held eastern suburbs of Damascus was postponed Thursday because of the violence and rapidly evolving situation on the ground. (SANA via AP)
March 09, 2018 - 9:18 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Relief workers used a brief lull in Damascus' embattled rebel-held suburbs to try and deliver remaining aid left over from a mission earlier in the week but were interrupted by renewed violence shorty after their team entered eastern Ghouta on Friday. The International Committee of...
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This photo released on Wednesday March 7, 2018 by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian government soldiers advancing during a battle against Syrian rebels, in eastern Ghouta, Syria. The International Committee of the Red Cross said a second convoy that was supposed to carry aid to the besieged rebel-held eastern suburbs of Damascus was postponed Thursday because of the violence and rapidly evolving situation on the ground. (SANA via AP)
March 09, 2018 - 7:46 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Relief workers used a brief lull in Damascus' embattled rebel-held suburbs to try and deliver remaining aid left over from a mission earlier in the week but were interrupted by renewed violence shorty after their team entered eastern Ghouta on Friday. The International Committee of...
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This photo release by the Syrian Red Crescent, shows members of the Syrian Red Crescent distributing medicines for civilians in Douma, eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Monday, March. 5, 2018. Desperate for food and medicine, Syrian civilians in the war-ravaged eastern suburbs of Damascus hoped for relief Monday as a 46-truck aid convoy began entering the rebel stronghold, the first such shipment in months. (Syrian Red Crescent via AP)
March 06, 2018 - 6:35 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The first aid delivery in weeks to reach the besieged eastern suburbs of Damascus was cut short after Syrian government forces began shelling the area while aid workers were still inside, a local council said Tuesday, amid a renewed escalation in the government's deadly aerial and...
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