Foreign policy

French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron leaves his apartment, in Paris, Monday, April 24, 2017. French voters shut out the political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted for the runoff election between populist Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron.(AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
April 24, 2017 - 10:32 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French election (all times local): 4:30 p.m. French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has marked the 102nd anniversary of the slaying of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in a brief ceremony in Paris. Macron laid a wreath and held a minute of silence at a monument in the...
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Vice President Mike Pence stands with his wife Karen as they pose for a photo with officials and U.S. service members during a refueling stop in Pago Pago, American Samoa, Monday, April 24, 2017. Pence stopped in American Samoa after leaving Australia en route to Hawaii. (AP Photo/Ken Thomas)
April 24, 2017 - 6:55 am
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has thanked American service members based in American Samoa, citing "challenging times" for the military in the Asia-Pacific. Completing a visit to the region and en route back to the United States, Pence addressed some 200 soldiers...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini enter a hall for their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Monday, April 24, 2017. Mogherini's visit came a day after a member of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's monitoring team was killed and two more injured in a land mine accident in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
April 24, 2017 - 6:52 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has vowed to use Moscow's influence to get Ukraine's separatist rebels to comply with a cease-fire deal. Lavrov made the promise at a news conference Monday with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini after talks in Moscow. An American member...
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Vice President Mike Pence stands with his wife Karen as they pose for a photo with officials and U.S. service members during a refueling stop in Pago Pago, American Samoa, Monday, April 24, 2017. Pence stopped in American Samoa after leaving Australia en route to Hawaii. (AP Photo/Ken Thomas)
April 24, 2017 - 4:27 am
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — US Vice President Mike Pence has thanked U.S. service members based in America Samoa, citing "challenging times" for the military in the Asia-Pacific. Completing a visit to the region and en route back to the United States, Pence addressed some 200 soldiers during a...
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In this April 11, 2017 photo, a man and woman stand at a counter next to a Ryugyong Commercial Bank automated teller machine at the Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea. No modern airport terminal is complete without an ATM, and Pyongyang’s now has two. But they don’t work, because of new Chinese sanctions, according to bank officials, and it’s not clear when they will. ATMs are an alien enough concept in North Korea that those in the capital’s shiny new Sunan International Airport have a video screen near the top showing how they work and how to set up an account to use them. The explanatory video is in Korean, but the machines, which are meant primarily for Chinese businesspeople and tourists, don’t give out cash in the North Korean currency. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
April 23, 2017 - 8:48 pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — No modern airport terminal is complete without an ATM, and Pyongyang's now has two. But they don't work — because of new Chinese sanctions, according to bank officials — and it's not clear when they will. ATMs are an alien enough concept in North Korea that those in...
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Conservative Iranian presidential candidate Mostafa Mirsalim clenches his fist at the conclusion of his news conference in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, April 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
April 23, 2017 - 2:16 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian presidential candidate said Sunday the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers has failed to lift sanctions or improve the country's economy. Mostafa Mirsalim, a conservative, told a news conference that President Hassan Rouhani's outreach to the West had...
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President Donald Trump poses for a photograph along the West Wing Colonnade at the White House in Washington, Friday, April 21, 2017, after a interview with The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 22, 2017 - 11:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now in the country illegally can "rest easy," President Donald Trump says, telling the "dreamers" they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies. Trump, in an interview Friday with The Associated Press,...
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In this photo released by Qatar News Agency, Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, second left in front row, receives the released Qataris at the Doha airport in Doha, Qatar Friday, April 21, 2017. After nearly a year and a half in captivity, Qatar on Friday secured the release of 26 hostages, including members of its ruling family, in what became possibly the region's most complex and sensitive hostage negotiation deal in recent years. (Qatar News Agency via AP)
April 22, 2017 - 3:14 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Qatar has secured the release of 26 hostages after nearly a year and a half in captivity, including members of its ruling family, in what became possibly the region's most complex and sensitive hostage negotiation deal in recent years. Several people with knowledge of the talks and a...
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In this photo released by Qatar News Agency, Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, second left in front row, receives the released Qataris at the Doha airport in Doha, Qatar Friday, April 21, 2017. After nearly a year and a half in captivity, Qatar on Friday secured the release of 26 hostages, including members of its ruling family, in what became possibly the region's most complex and sensitive hostage negotiation deal in recent years. (Qatar News Agency via AP)
April 22, 2017 - 3:10 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Qatar has secured the release of 26 hostages after nearly a year and a half in captivity, including members of its ruling family, in what became possibly the region's most complex and sensitive hostage negotiation deal in recent years. Several people with knowledge of the talks and a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2017 file photo, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W. Va., right, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., second from right, and coal miners, watch as President Donald Trump holds up H.J. Res. 38 after signing it in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Lawmakers from coal-mining states are pushing to extend health benefits for more than 22,000 retired miners and widows whose live-saving medical coverage is set to expire at the end of April. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
April 22, 2017 - 2:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now in the country illegally can "rest easy," President Donald Trump says, telling the "dreamers" they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview Friday with The...
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