Foreign policy

FILE - In this Thursday, March 1, 2018 file photo, Nikos Christodoulides speaks after taking the oath of office as Cyprus' new foreign minister during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, Cyprus. Cyprus' foreign minister says on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, he's optimistic that the US will soon start lifting a decades-old arms embargo because Washington acknowledges the island nation's contribution to bolstering stability and security in the east Mediterranean. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)
January 18, 2019 - 9:31 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' foreign minister says he's optimistic that the U.S. will soon start lifting a decades-old arms embargo because Washington acknowledges the island nation's contribution to bolstering stability and security in the east Mediterranean. Foreign Minister Nicos...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov prepares to leave his annual roundup news conference in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Lavrov told a news conference that it's necessary to fully restore Syria's sovereignty, adding that Turkey's plan to create a buffer zone on the border with Syria should also be seen in that context. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
January 16, 2019 - 12:43 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Top Russian officials ridiculed the idea that U.S. President Donald Trump could have worked for Russia's interests, dismissing them Wednesday as "absurd" and "stupid." Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during a news conference that U.S. newspaper reports about Trump withholding...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrives to attend an annual roundup news conference about his department's 2018 accomplishments in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
January 16, 2019 - 4:08 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the Russian foreign minister's annual news conference (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Russia's foreign minister says Moscow isn't considering a possibility of swapping an American arrested on suspicion of espionage for any of the Russians held in the U.S. Sergey Lavrov says...
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January 14, 2019 - 5:34 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that President Donald Trump's threat to devastate NATO ally Turkey's economy if it attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria underscores America's commitment to its partners. Pompeo said he had yet to speak with Turkish...
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People gather to a protest against the change of the country's name outside the parliament building during a session of the Macedonian Parliament in the capital Skopje, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Macedonia has fulfilled its part of a deal that will pave its way to NATO membership and normalize relations with neighboring Greece, after lawmakers approved constitutional changes that will rename the country North Macedonia. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
January 11, 2019 - 3:09 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — The Latest on Macedonia's change of name (all times local): 10 p.m. The chief of NATO and the European Union's foreign policy chief have congratulated Macedonia for approving constitutional changes to rename itself North Macedonia under a deal with Greece. NATO head Jens...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to students at the American University Cairo, in the eastern suburb of New Cairo, Egypt, east of the capital, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP)
January 10, 2019 - 11:59 am
CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a scathing rebuke of the Obama administration's Mideast policies on Thursday, accusing the former president of "misguided" and "wishful" thinking that diminished America's role in the region, harmed its longtime friends and emboldened its...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands as they pose for a photo before talks at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. A special train believed to be carrying Kim Jong Un departed Beijing on Wednesday after a two-day visit by the North Korean leader to the Chinese capital. (Li Xueren/Xinhua via AP)
January 10, 2019 - 3:42 am
BEIJING (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly told the leader of his only major ally, China, that he wants to "achieve results" on the nuclear standoff on the Korean Peninsula during a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. The comments, contained in Chinese state media...
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A TV screen shows the live broadcast of South Korean President Moon Jae-in's press conference in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Moon has suggested he'll push for sanction exemptions to restart dormant economic cooperation projects with North Korea. The slug reads: "Basic pension expansion."(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 09, 2019 - 9:34 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's President Moon Jae-in urged North Korea to take firmer disarmament measures and the U.S. to reward them, suggesting Thursday he'll push for sanction exemptions to restart dormant economic cooperation projects with the North. Some experts say the sanctions...
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In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 photo, from left, attorneys David Seligman, Nina DiSalvo and Alexander Hood of Denver's Towards Justice are shown outside the organization's office east of downtown Denver. A deal filed in federal court in Denver Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, will allow young people who have provided low-cost child care for American families to share in a $65.5-million class action settlement with the companies that brought the workers to the United States. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 09, 2019 - 4:07 pm
DENVER (AP) — Young people from around the world who provided low-cost child care for American families will share in a proposed $65.5 million settlement of a lawsuit brought by a dozen former au pairs against the companies that bring the workers to the United States. Nearly 100,000 au pairs,...
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A sedan which is believed to carry North Korean leader Kim Jong Un leaves a train station with a convoy in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is making a four-day trip to China, the North's state media reported Tuesday, in what's likely an effort by Kim to coordinate with his only major ally ahead of a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump that could happen early this year. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
January 08, 2019 - 4:36 am
BEIJING (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was expected to meet Tuesday with China's president at the start of a visit to Beijing believed to be an effort to coordinate with his only major ally ahead of a possible second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. Kim's trip, announced earlier by...
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