Regional cooperation

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, right, and Chinese Transport Minister Li Xiaopeng attend a meeting of China and 16 countries of central and eastern Europe in Belgrade, Serbia, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. The gathering focusing on transport is part of China's "New Silk Road" initiative to increase global influence through economic links and investment. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic).
October 16, 2018 - 10:38 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — China wants to boost its cooperation with central and eastern Europe, a Chinese government minister on Tuesday told officials from the region where China already finances projects as part of its bid for more global influence. Transport Minister Li Xiaopeng told officials...
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Rescuers carry an earthquake survivor at restaurant building damaged by a massive earthquakes and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. Rescue officials feared the full scale of Indonesia's earthquake and tsunami could climb far past the more than 800 already confirmed dead, as several large coastal towns remained cut off Sunday by damaged roads and downed communication lines. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
September 30, 2018 - 12:22 pm
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers struggled Sunday to reach victims in several large coastal towns in Indonesia that were hit by an earthquake and tsunami, and authorities feared that the toll of more than 800 confirmed dead would rise. With the area largely cut off by damaged roads and downed...
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September 03, 2018 - 11:59 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff has begun a two-day visit to Greece, starting off a week of high-level contacts between the two countries amid increased strain between the United States and Turkey. Gen. Joseph Dunford arrived Monday and is scheduled to meet his...
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File - In this Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 file photo, girls sit inside a classroom at an UNRWA school during the first day of a new school year in Gaza City. A spokesman for the Palestinian president says the American decision to cut funding for the U.N. agency aiding Palestinian refugees is "an attack on the rights of the Palestinian people." The U.S. supplies nearly 30 percent of the total budget of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, or UNRWA, and had been demanding it carry out significant reforms. The decision cuts nearly $300 million of planned support. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
September 01, 2018 - 7:20 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The U.S. decision to end its decades of funding for the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees and their descendants is "an attack on the rights of the Palestinian people," Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's spokesman said Saturday. Nabil Abu Rudeneh said the move...
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File - In this Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 file photo, girls sit inside a classroom at an UNRWA school during the first day of a new school year in Gaza City. A spokesman for the Palestinian president says the American decision to cut funding for the U.N. agency aiding Palestinian refugees is "an attack on the rights of the Palestinian people." The U.S. supplies nearly 30 percent of the total budget of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, or UNRWA, and had been demanding it carry out significant reforms. The decision cuts nearly $300 million of planned support. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
September 01, 2018 - 7:14 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The U.S. decision to end its decades of funding for the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees and their descendants is "an attack on the rights of the Palestinian people," Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's spokesman said Saturday. Nabil Abu Rudeneh said the move...
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Kosovo Prime Minister Raush Haradinaj, left, speaks with EU Ambassador to Tirana Romana Vlahutin, second left, EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn, center, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, and Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati, right, at the Albanian western port city of Durres, 33 kilometers (20 miles) from the capital Tirana, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. Prime ministers of the Western Balkan countries have gathered at an informal meeting at the Albanian western port city of Durres to discuss regional issues. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)
August 27, 2018 - 7:50 am
DURRES, Albania (AP) — Prime ministers of the Western Balkan countries on Monday pledged at an informal meeting in Albania to speed up efforts to create a joint economic zone ahead of their integration into the European Union. The main topic of the one-day meeting in the western port city of Durres...
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In this photo provided by the office of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, Pakistani politician Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, delivers his address in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Khan declared victory Thursday for his party in the country's general elections, promising a "new" Pakistan following a vote that was marred by allegations of fraud and militant violence. (Tehreek-e-Insaf via AP)
July 26, 2018 - 4:05 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Former cricket star Imran Khan declared victory Thursday in Pakistan's parliamentary election and vowed to run the country "as it has never before been run" by fighting corruption, seeking regional cooperation and forging a new relationship with the U.S. that was not "one-sided."...
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July 10, 2018 - 1:15 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's President Xi Jinping has pledged more than $23 billion in lines of credit, loans and humanitarian assistance to Arab countries in a major push for influence in the region. Xi told participants in a conference of Arab leaders in Beijing on Tuesday that Syria, Yemen, Jordan and...
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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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