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A British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero which was seized by the Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Friday is photographed in the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas, Saturday, July 20, 2019. The chairman of Britain's House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee says military action to free the oil tanker seized by Iran would not be a good choice. Tom Tugendhat said Saturday it would be "extremely unwise" to seek a military solution to the escalating crisis, especially because the vessel has apparently been taken to a well-protected port. (Tasnim News Agency/via AP)
July 21, 2019 - 12:35 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's seizure of a British oil tanker was a response to Britain's role in impounding an Iranian supertanker first, senior officials said Saturday, as newly released video of the incident showed Iranian commandos in black ski masks and fatigues rappelling from a helicopter onto...
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President Donald Trump speaks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 20, 2019 - 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rather than tangle with a stronger U.S. military, Iran is poking and prodding its Western antagonists in ways apparently designed to avoid triggering war but that nonetheless seem to heighten the risk of missteps and miscalculation that could lead to an armed conflict with global...
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Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono, center, speaks to the media after meeting with South Korean Ambassador to Japan Nam Gwan Pyo, at foreign ministry in Tokyo Friday, July 19, 2019. Japan has summoned South Korea's ambassador to protest Seoul's refusal to join in an arbitration panel to settle a dispute over World War II labor. (Masanobu Kumagai/Kyodo News via AP)
July 19, 2019 - 10:17 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's foreign minister said Tokyo will take "necessary measures" against South Korea if interests of Japanese companies are harmed in an escalating dispute over World War II forced labor. The neighboring countries and U.S. allies are quarreling over South Korean court decisions...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2018, file photo, Yenly Morales,left, and Yenly Herrera, right, immigrants from Cuba seeking asylum in the United States, wait on the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge in Matamoros, Mexico. The U.S. government will expand its policy requiring asylum seekers to wait outside the country in one of Mexico's most dangerous cities. According to officials for two congressional Democrats, the Department of Homeland Security says it will implement its "Migrant Protection Protocols" in Brownsville, Texas, across the border from Matamoros, Mexico. Matamoros is in Mexico's Tamaulipas state, which the U.S. government warns citizens not to visit due to violence and kidnappings.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
July 19, 2019 - 7:14 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government on Friday expanded its requirement that asylum seekers wait outside the country to a part of the Texas Rio Grande Valley across from one of Mexico's most dangerous cities. The Department of Homeland Security said that it would implement its Migrant Protection...
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In this undated photo issued Friday July 19, 2019, by Stena Bulk, showing the British oil tanker Stena Impero at unknown location, which is believed to have been captured by Iran. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard announced on their website Friday July 19, 2019, it has seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the latest provocation in a strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint in the tensions between Tehran and the West. (Stena Bulk via AP)
July 19, 2019 - 6:34 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S and Iran (all times local): 4 a.m. Energy experts say recent seizures and attacks aimed at oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz will raise insurance rates for shipping companies and, if unchecked, could reduce tanker...
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President Donald Trump calls to the media as he waits to greet Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte as he arrives at the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 18, 2019 - 10:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship, President Donald Trump said. The incident marked a new escalation of tensions between the countries less than one month after Iran downed an American drone in the same...
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US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin answers reporters after the G-7 Finance Thursday, July 18, 2019 in Chantilly, north of Paris. Top finance officials from the Group of Seven rich democracies are warning that cryptocurrencies like Facebook's Libra should not come into use before "serious regulatory and systemic concerns" are addressed. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
July 18, 2019 - 8:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that budget and debt negotiators have reached an agreement on the core elements of a deal to increase the government's borrowing cap and set a $1.3 trillion overall level for the agency budgets that Congress passes each year...
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French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, left, welcomes Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin at the G-7 Finance Wednesday July 17, 2019 in Chantilly, north of Paris. The Group of Seven rich democracies' top finance officials gathered Wednesday at a chateau near Paris in search of common ground on the threats posed by digital currencies. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
July 17, 2019 - 10:16 am
CHANTILLY, France (AP) — The Trump administration is objecting to France's plan to tax Facebook, Google and other U.S. tech giants, a rift that's overshadowing talks between seven longtime allies this week on issues ranging from digital currencies to trade. As finance ministers from the Group of...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2019 file photo, a man walks by an election campaign billboard showing Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Likud party leader, in Tel Aviv, Israel. As Netanyahu becomes Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, he is solidifying his place as the country’s greatest political survivor and the most dominant force in Israeli politics in his generation. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
July 17, 2019 - 6:04 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — As Benjamin Netanyahu becomes Israel's longest-serving prime minister, he is solidifying his place as the country's greatest political survivor and the most dominant force in Israeli politics in his generation. He has persevered through scandals, crises and conflicts, winning...
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David Stilwell, center left, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, speaks as South Korea's Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Yoon Soon-gu, center right, listens after a meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha at the foreign ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon. Pool)
July 17, 2019 - 3:41 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States will "do what we can do" to help resolve festering trade and political disputes between South Korea and Japan, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday after a series of meetings with Seoul officials. David Stilwell, the top U.S. diplomat for East Asian...
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