Territorial disputes

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2014, file photo, locals on a warehouse rooftop display the national flag while watching Taiwan fighter jets practice during military exercises in Chiayi, central Taiwan. The Pacific island nation of Kiribati severed ties with Taiwan on Friday, Sept. 20. 2019, the second such loss for diplomatically isolated Taiwan in less than a week. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, File)
September 20, 2019 - 5:08 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Pacific island nation of Kiribati cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan on Friday, becoming the second country to do so this week and strengthening Beijing's hand. Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said that Kiribati had officially notified his government of the decision...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2019 file photo, an Israeli solider stands guard as Palestinian school children cross back from school in the Israeli controlled part of the West Bank city of Hebron. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Monday Sept. 16, 2019, to annex "all the settlements" in the West Bank, including one in Hebron, an enclave deep in the heart of the largest Palestinian city, in a last-ditch move that appeared aimed at shoring up nationalist support the day before a do-over election. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
September 16, 2019 - 2:04 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Monday to annex "all the settlements" in the West Bank, including an enclave deep in the heart of the largest Palestinian city, in a last-ditch move that appeared aimed at shoring up nationalist support the day before a do-over...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2019 file photo, an Israeli solider stands guard as Palestinian school children cross back from school in the Israeli controlled part of the West Bank city of Hebron. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Monday Sept. 16, 2019, to annex "all the settlements" in the West Bank, including one in Hebron, an enclave deep in the heart of the largest Palestinian city, in a last-ditch move that appeared aimed at shoring up nationalist support the day before a do-over election. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
September 16, 2019 - 9:37 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Monday to annex "all the settlements" in the West Bank, including an enclave deep in the heart of the largest Palestinian city, in a last-ditch move that appeared aimed at shoring up nationalist support the day before a do-over...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2019 file photo, an Israeli solider stands guard as Palestinian school children cross back from school in the Israeli controlled part of the West Bank city of Hebron. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Monday Sept. 16, 2019, to annex "all the settlements" in the West Bank, including one in Hebron, an enclave deep in the heart of the largest Palestinian city, in a last-ditch move that appeared aimed at shoring up nationalist support the day before a do-over election. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
September 16, 2019 - 8:28 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Monday to annex "all the settlements" in the West Bank, including an enclave deep in the heart of the largest Palestinian city, in a last-ditch move that appeared aimed at shoring up nationalist support the day before a do-over...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs during the weekly cabinet meeting being held in the Jordan Valley, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. Netanyahu convened his final pre-election cabinet meeting in a part of the West Bank that he's vowed to annex if re-elected. National elections are on Tuesday. (Amir Cohen/Pool via AP)
September 16, 2019 - 7:51 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Monday to annex "all the settlements" in the West Bank, including an enclave deep in the heart of the largest Palestinian city, in a last-ditch move that appeared aimed at shoring up nationalist support the day before a do-over...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, walks past honor guards after laying flowers at the monument to the soldiers and militiaman of WWII and local conflicts in the Botlikh village, Dagestan, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
September 12, 2019 - 12:08 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An official with the U.S. Agency for International Development on Thursday described a new American effort to help democratic institutions withstand Kremlin interference in targeted countries. USAID calls the effort "Countering Malign Kremlin Influence" and describes it as a...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, walks past honor guards after laying flowers at the monument to the soldiers and militiaman of WWII and local conflicts in the Botlikh village, Dagestan, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
September 12, 2019 - 12:02 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An official with the U.S. Agency for International Development on Thursday described a new American effort to help democratic institutions withstand Kremlin interference in targeted countries. USAID calls the effort "Countering Malign Kremlin Influence" and describes it as a...
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A Palestinian man works on a farm near Bardala, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s election eve vow to annex the Jordan Valley if he is re-elected has sparked an angry Arab rebuke and injected the Palestinians into a campaign that had almost entirely ignored them. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
September 11, 2019 - 2:23 pm
JERICHO, West Bank (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's last-minute vow to annex the Jordan Valley if re-elected next week has sparked Arab condemnation and injected the Palestinians into a political campaign that had almost entirely ignored them. Netanyahu has made similar promises...
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A Palestinian man works on a farm near Bardala, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s election eve vow to annex the Jordan Valley if he is re-elected has sparked an angry Arab rebuke and injected the Palestinians into a campaign that had almost entirely ignored them. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
September 11, 2019 - 10:02 am
JERICHO, West Bank (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's last-minute vow to annex the Jordan Valley if re-elected next week has sparked Arab condemnation and injected the Palestinians into a political campaign that had almost entirely ignored them. Netanyahu has made similar promises...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaks during a press conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Netanyahu vowed Tuesday to begin annexing West Bank settlements if he wins national elections next week. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
September 11, 2019 - 9:45 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Wednesday denounced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's pre-election vow to annex parts of the West Bank as a "very dangerous escalation," adding to a chorus of international condemnations and injecting the issue of Palestinian statehood into an election...
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