International incidents

South Korean small and medium-sized business owners stage a rally calling for a boycott of Japanese products in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 15, 2019. South Korea and Japan last Friday, July 12, failed to immediately resolve their dispute over Japanese export restrictions that could hurt South Korean technology companies, as Seoul called for an investigation by the United Nations or another international body. The signs read: "We don't sell Japanese products." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 15, 2019 - 4:48 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In his strongest comments yet on a growing trade dispute, South Korea's president urged Japan on Monday to lift recently tightened controls on high-tech exports to South Korea, which he said threaten to shatter the countries' economic cooperation and could damage Japan...
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In this image from file video provided by UK Ministry of Defence, British navy vessel HMS Montrose escorts another ship during a mission to remove chemical weapons from Syria at sea off coast of Cyprus in February 2014. The British Navy said it intercepted an attempt on Thursday, July 11, 2019, by three Iranian paramilitary vessels to impede the passage of a British commercial vessel just days after Iran’s president warned of repercussions for the seizure of its own supertanker. A U.K. government statement said Iranian vessels only turned away after receiving “verbal warnings” from the HMS Montrose accompanying the commercial ship through the narrow Strait of Hormuz. (UK Ministry of Defence via AP)
July 12, 2019 - 9:07 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Friday demanded the British navy release an Iranian oil tanker seized last week off Gibraltar, accusing London of playing a "dangerous game" and threatening retribution, while London announced it was sending a destroyer to the Persian Gulf. The comments from Iran's...
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This undated Ministry of Defence handout shows the HMS Duncan, a Type 45 Destroyer, which will relieve HMS Montrose in the region as Iran threatens to disrupt shipping. Iran on Friday, July 12, 2019 demanded the British navy release an Iranian oil tanker seized last week off Gibraltar, accusing London of playing a “dangerous game” and threatening retribution. British media reported a second warship, the destroyer HMS Duncan, was being sent to the Persian Gulf to operate alongside the Royal Navy’s HMS Montrose frigate and American forces, and would be there in a few days. The British Ministry of Defense refused to comment. (Ben Sutton/Ministry of Defence via AP)
July 12, 2019 - 8:44 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on the tensions between the United States and Iran (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Police in Gibraltar say they have arrested the two second mates of an Iranian supertanker seized last week by the British navy on suspicion of carrying Tehran's oil to Syria. Police in the...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump listens in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Over 20 state governors are backing California leaders in a showdown with the Trump administration over mileage standards. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 09, 2019 - 7:26 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the dispute between the Trump administration and the British ambassador (all times local): 1:25 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out for a second day at Britain's ambassador to the United States, describing him as "wacky" and a "pompous fool," after a leak of...
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Spokesman for Iran's atomic agency Behrouz Kamalvandi attends a press briefing in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, July 7, 2019. The deputy foreign minister says that his nation considers the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers to be a "valid document" and seeks its continuation. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
July 08, 2019 - 6:22 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Monday began enriching uranium to 4.5%, just breaking the limit set by its nuclear deal with world powers, while it is still seeking a way for Europe to help it bypass U.S. sanctions amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington. The acknowledgement by the...
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July 08, 2019 - 9:01 am
MILAN (AP) — An international arbitration court opened two weeks of hearings Monday on Italy's request to have India end the criminal prosecution of two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012, an incident that led to a break in the countries' relations. The Italian...
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July 08, 2019 - 1:55 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it's committed to finding a diplomatic solution to a dispute over tightened Japanese control on exports of high-tech materials used by South Korean companies to produce semiconductors and displays. President Moon Jae-in in a meeting with senior aides on...
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Doctors tend to a pregnant woman on a Mediterranea Saving Humans NGO boat, as they sail off Italy's southernmost island of Lampedusa, just outside Italian territorial waters, on Thursday, July 4, 2019. An Italian humanitarian group whose boat has been barred from docking in Lampedusa said the health of the 54 migrants it rescued at sea is rapidly deteriorating, prompting fears of another standoff with Italy's populist government. Mediterranea Saving Humans said Friday in a tweet that its sailing boat ALEX was off Italy's southernmost island of Lampedusa, just outside Italian territorial waters, and that it has been banned from entering Italian jurisdiction by ministerial decree. (AP Photo/Olmo Calvo)
July 06, 2019 - 12:41 pm
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 7.00 p.m. Spain's Maritime Rescue Service says that nearly 300 African migrants have been rescued in two days trying to reach Europe's southernmost shores, including three men who had spent the night at sea on a kayak. Nearly 100...
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Migrants rest on their boat as it sails close to the Open Arms aid boat on Sunday June 30, 2019. A Spanish humanitarian group says its rescue ship spotted 40 dehydrated migrants at sea and their boat is now being escorted to the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa. Proactiva Open Arms spokeswoman Laura Lanuza told The Associated Press that three pregnant women and four children are among the passengers on the boat being escorted by Italy's coast guard Sunday. (AP Photo/Olmo Calvo)
July 05, 2019 - 2:46 pm
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on migration to Europe (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Morocco says that the Royal Navy has rescued about 330 migrants trying to cross the Strait of Gibraltar in unseaworthy craft. The official MAP news agency said that there were numerous attempts to reach Spain early Friday...
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Royal Marine patrol vessel is seen beside the Grace 1 super tanker in the British territory of Gibraltar, Thursday, July 4, 2019. Authorities in Gibraltar said they intercepted Thursday an Iranian supertanker believed to be breaching European Union sanctions by carrying a shipment of Tehran's crude oil to war-ravaged Syria. (AP Photo/Marcos Moreno)
July 04, 2019 - 3:53 pm
MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Gibraltar said they intercepted an Iranian supertanker Thursday that was believed to be breaching European Union sanctions by carrying a shipment of Tehran's crude oil to war-ravaged Syria. A senior Spanish official said the operation was requested by the United States...
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