Foreign policy

FILE - This file image made from video of an undated still image broadcast in a news bulletin on Monday, May 15, 2017, by North Korea's KRT shows leader Kim Jong Un at what was said to be a missile test site at an undisclosed location in North Korea after the North on Monday, May 15 boasted of a successful weekend launch of a new type of "medium long-range" ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead. North Korea on Sunday, May 21, fired a midrange ballistic missile, U.S. and South Korean officials said, in the latest weapons test for a country speeding up its development of nuclear weapons and missiles. (KRT via AP Video, File)
May 21, 2017 - 6:31 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday fired a medium-range missile, U.S. and South Korean officials said, in the latest ballistics test for a country speeding up its development of nuclear weapons and missiles. The rocket was fired from an area near the North Korean county of Pukchang, in...
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A man fills out his ballots to vote in the presidential and municipal council election in Tehran, Iran, Friday, May 19, 2017. Iranians began voting Friday in the country's first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani faced a staunch challenge from a hard-line opponent over his outreach to the wider world. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
May 19, 2017 - 7:11 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians voted Friday in the country's first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani faced a staunch challenge from a hard-line opponent over his outreach to the West. The election is largely viewed as a referendum on the 68-...
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South Korean special envoy Lee Hae-chan, left, passes on a hand-written letter from South Korean President Moon Jae-in to Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Friday, May 19, 2017. A senior foreign policy adviser to Chinese President Xi stressed the importance of relations with South Korea on Friday as the two countries attempt to mend a rift in ties over the deployment of a U.S. missile-defense system to guard against North Korean threats. (Jason Lee/Pool Photo via AP)
May 19, 2017 - 4:55 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday he's willing to help ties with South Korea return to a "normal track" amid a rift over Seoul's deployment of a high-tech U.S. missile-defense system to guard against North Korean threats. Xi's remarks came in a meeting with South Korean...
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A man fills out his ballots to vote in the presidential and municipal council election in Tehran, Iran, Friday, May 19, 2017. Iranians began voting Friday in the country's first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani faced a staunch challenge from a hard-line opponent over his outreach to the wider world. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
May 19, 2017 - 4:35 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians voted Friday in the country's first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani faced a staunch challenge from a hard-line opponent over his outreach to the West. The election is largely viewed as a referendum on the 68-...
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A man fills out his ballots to vote in the presidential and municipal council election in Tehran, Iran, Friday, May 19, 2017. Iranians began voting Friday in the country's first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani faced a staunch challenge from a hard-line opponent over his outreach to the wider world. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
May 19, 2017 - 4:06 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians voted Friday in the country's first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani faced a staunch challenge from a hard-line opponent over his outreach to the West. The election is largely viewed as a referendum on the 68-...
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Anti-government protesters use homemade shields to protect themselves from tear gas fired by security forces blocking them from reaching the Interior Ministry, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, May 18, 2017. The blue shield at center is fashioned in the likeness of the cover of Venezuela's constitution. The protest in Caracas comes after almost two months of unrest nationwide in which more than 40 people have been killed. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
May 18, 2017 - 9:10 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The U.S. on Thursday slapped new sanctions on eight members of Venezuela's Supreme Court, accusing them of abusing power and damaging their nation's democratic fabric as the Trump administration raises concerns that socialist President Nicolas Maduro is moving toward one-...
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In this picture taken on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, supporters of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani cheer while holding his posters during a street campaign ahead the May 19 presidential election in downtown Tehran, Iran. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani staked his political future on opening Iran ever so slightly to the outside world and overcoming hard-liners' opposition to secure a historic nuclear deal in exchange for relief from crippling sanctions. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
May 18, 2017 - 6:08 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani staked his political future on opening Iran ever so slightly to the outside world and overcoming hard-liners' opposition to secure a historic nuclear deal in exchange for relief from crippling sanctions. He'll soon find out if voters think it's...
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A supporter of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wears a T-shirt with his image as she attends a street campaign ahead the May 19 presidential election in downtown Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. President Hassan Rouhani, a moderate, is seeking re-election in a vote that will largely serve as a referendum on his outreach to the West, which culminated in the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
May 18, 2017 - 5:15 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani staked his political future on opening Iran ever so slightly to the outside world and overcoming hard-liners' opposition to secure a historic nuclear deal in exchange for relief from crippling sanctions. He'll soon find out if voters think it's...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2015 file photo, then-Secretary of State John Kerry listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on the Iran nuclear deal. The Trump administration said Wednesday, May 17, 2017, it will continue granting nuclear sanctions relief to Iran, keeping the Obama-era nuclear deal intact for now. The most recent waiver, issued by former Secretary of State John Kerry in December, was set to expire this week. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 17, 2017 - 4:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration took a key step Wednesday toward preserving the Obama-era nuclear deal with Iran, coupling the move with fresh ballistic missile sanctions to show it isn't going light on the Islamic republic. The State Department said Iran would continue to enjoy relief...
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May 17, 2017 - 2:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador, waded into a diplomatic minefield on Wednesday by asserting that the Western Wall is part of Israel, a deviation from U.S. policy. The longstanding U.S. stance is that the site is in Jerusalem, full stop. That distinction —...
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