Foreign policy

Supporters of Venezuela's opposition leader and self proclaimed president Juan Guaido, hold sign against President Nicolas Maduro as they cheer during a rally in Maracay, Venezuela, Friday, April 26, 2019. The Trump administration has added Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza to a Treasury Department sanctions target list as it increases pressure on Guaido's opponent, embattled President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
April 26, 2019 - 4:29 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United States on Friday added Venezuela's foreign minister and a judge who has ruled against Venezuelan opposition figures to a sanctions list aimed at forcing a change of government in the South American country. The U.S. Treasury Department sanctions targeted Foreign...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un pose for a photo prior to their talks in Vladivostok, Russia, Thursday, April 25, 2019. Putin and Kim are set to have one-on-one meeting at the Far Eastern State University on the Russky Island across a bridge from Vladivostok. The meeting will be followed by broader talks involving officials from both sides. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
April 25, 2019 - 7:17 pm
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says he's willing to share details with the United States about his summit on Thursday with Kim Jong Un, potentially raising Russia's influence in the stalemated issue of North Korean denuclearization. The two leaders' first one-on-one did not...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2019 file photo, Iranian Revolutionary Guard members attend a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, at the Azadi, or Freedom, Square in Tehran, Iran. The Trump administration on Wednesday granted important exemptions to new sanctions on Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, watering down the effects of the measures while also eliminating an aspect that would have complicated U.S. foreign policy efforts. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
April 24, 2019 - 1:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday granted important exemptions to new sanctions on Iran's Revolutionary Guard, watering down the effects of the measures while also eliminating an aspect that would have complicated U.S. foreign policy efforts. Foreign governments and businesses...
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FILE - This combination file photo, shows Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, in St. Petersburg, Russia, April 9, 2019, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Feb. 28, 2019. When Kim meets with Putin for their first one-on-one meeting, he will have a long wish list and a strong desire to notch a win after the failure of his second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in February 2019. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Evan Vucci, File)
April 23, 2019 - 7:30 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a much-anticipated summit Thursday, the Kremlin said, ending weeks of speculation about the meeting's timing and venue. Preparations for the meeting in Vladivostok, a Russia city on the Pacific, were...
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An investor monitors prices at a stock brokerage in Beijing on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday while oil prices soared to their highest level since October after the U.S. said it would soon impose sanctions on all buyers of Iranian oil. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
April 23, 2019 - 9:12 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. move to end Iran sanction exemptions (all times local): 3:10 p.m. The European Union is criticizing the U.S. decision to impose sanctions on countries that buy Iranian oil and warns that the move could damage an international effort to stop Iran...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference on Monday, April 22, 2019, at the Department of State in Washington. The Trump administration on Monday told five nations — Japan, South Korea, Turkey, China and India — that they will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
April 22, 2019 - 11:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. sanctions on countries importing Iranian oil (all times local): 11:07 a.m. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has criticized the U.S. decision to end sanction waivers for countries importing Iranian oil, saying the move "will not serve regional peace and...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2019, file photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a news conference to announce the Trump administration's plan to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard a "foreign terrorist organization," at the U.S. State Department in Washington. The Trump administration is poised to tell five nations, including allies Japan, South Korea and Turkey, that they will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran. U.S. officials say Pompeo plans to announce on Monday, April 22, that the administration will not renew sanctions waivers for the five countries when they expire on May 2. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 22, 2019 - 9:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday told five nations, including allies Japan, South Korea and Turkey, that they will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran. President Donald Trump has decided not to reissue the waivers when they expire in...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, arrives with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Friday, April 19, 2019, at the Department of State in Washington. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
April 19, 2019 - 11:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday rejected a North Korean demand that he be replaced as President Donald Trump's top negotiator, as the United States and Japan vowed to continue to enforce tough sanctions on North Korea until it dismantles its nuclear weapons and ballistic...
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This combination of images shows, from left, Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel, Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega and Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro. The Trump administration on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, intensified its crackdown on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, rolling back Obama administration policy and announcing new restrictions and sanctions against the three countries whose leaders national security adviser John Bolton dubbed the "three stooges of socialism." (AP Photos)
April 17, 2019 - 8:49 pm
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday intensified its crackdown on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, rolling back Obama administration policy and announcing new restrictions and sanctions against the three countries whose leaders national security adviser John Bolton dubbed...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo closes his notebook after speaking at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The Trump administration announced that it's allowing lawsuits against foreign companies operating in properties seized from Americans in Cuba, a major policy shift that has angered European and other allies.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 17, 2019 - 2:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's position on Cuba (all times local): 2:10 p.m. The Trump administration is stepping up its crackdown again Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. White House national security adviser John Bolton says there's a new cap on the amount of money that...
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