Troop withdrawals

February 17, 2019 - 8:40 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad says only the Syrian army can protect groups in northern Syria. In a speech in the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday, he appeared to be referring to U.S.-allied Kurdish groups, which fear a Turkish assault once American troops withdraw from...
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February 17, 2019 - 8:39 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad says only the Syrian army can protect groups in northern Syria. In a speech in the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday, he appeared to be referring to U.S.-allied Kurdish groups, which fear a Turkish assault once American troops withdraw from...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her speech during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)
February 16, 2019 - 7:46 pm
MUNICH (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel drew lengthy applause Saturday for her spirited defense of a multilateral approach to global affairs and support for Europe's decision to stand by a nuclear deal with Iran. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was not among the impressed, however, and he...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her speech during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)
February 16, 2019 - 2:24 pm
MUNICH (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel drew lengthy applause Saturday for her spirited defense of a multilateral approach to global affairs and support for Europe's decision to stand by a nuclear deal with Iran. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was not among the impressed, however, and he...
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German Chancellor Angele Merkel, center, arrives for a meeting during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (Tobias Hase/dpa via AP)
February 16, 2019 - 10:28 am
MUNICH (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel robustly defended European nations' decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal in a spirited backing Saturday of her multilateral approach to global affairs, but U.S. Vice President Mike Pence promptly accused Europe of once again undermining the United...
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German Chancellor Angele Merkel, center, arrives for a meeting during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (Tobias Hase/dpa via AP)
February 16, 2019 - 10:26 am
MUNICH (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel robustly defended European nations' decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal in a spirited backing Saturday of her multilateral approach to global affairs, but U.S. Vice President Mike Pence promptly accused Europe of once again undermining the United...
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German Chancellor Angele Merkel, center, arrives for a meeting during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (Tobias Hase/dpa via AP)
February 16, 2019 - 9:16 am
MUNICH (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel robustly defended European nations' decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal in a spirited backing Saturday of her multilateral approach to global affairs, but U.S. Vice President Mike Pence promptly accused Europe of once again undermining the United...
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Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai adjusts his hat during an interview with The Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Karzai expressed fears that a previously unscheduled meeting between the Taliban and the United States in Pakistan on Monday risks engulfing Afghanistan into regional rivalries, as its neighbors and powerful Persian Gulf states jockey for influence in a post- U.S. Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
February 16, 2019 - 7:36 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Saturday that previously unscheduled peace talks between the Taliban and the United States in Pakistan risk engulfing the country in regional rivalries. In an interview with The Associated Press in the capital Kabul, Karzai worried...
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United States Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, right, shake hands prior to a meeting at the Chacellery in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The Polish capital is host for a two-day international conference on the Middle East, co-organized by Poland and the United States. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
February 14, 2019 - 2:01 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Trump administration lashed out at some of America's closest traditional allies Thursday, accusing Britain, France and Germany of trying to bust U.S. sanctions against Iran and calling on European nations to join the United States in withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear...
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From left, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Yemen's Foreign Minister Khalid al-Yamani and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attend a session at the conference on Peace and Security in the Middle east in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
February 14, 2019 - 9:49 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Trump administration lashed out at some of America's closest traditional allies on Thursday, accusing Britain, France and Germany of trying to bust U.S. sanctions against Iran and calling on European nations to join the United States in withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear...
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