Foreign policy

FILE - This combination of the file photos show Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, on Oct 25, 2017 in Beijing and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sept. 21, 2017 at U.N. headquarters. South Korean senior presidential official told a televised briefing Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 that President Moon and Xi will talk on the sidelines of an annual regional forum in Vietnam next week. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Richard Drew, File)
October 31, 2017 - 12:53 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and China will push to normalize their ties badly strained over the deployment of a contentious U.S. missile defense system in the South, both countries announced Tuesday, with Seoul saying their leaders are set to hold summit talks next week. South Korea...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pauses while speaking to staff members at the U.S. Mission to the U.N., Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
October 26, 2017 - 2:18 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Through seven nations across three different parts of the world, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson devoted himself to his president's overarching foreign policy mission: Defeating terrorism. His trip concluded Thursday with limited success. In the Persian Gulf and Iraq, the top...
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New members of the Politburo Standing Committee, from left, Han Zheng, Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Wang Yang, Zhao Leji stand together at Beijing's Great Hall of the People Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017. The seven-member Standing Committee, the inner circle of Chinese political power, was paraded in front of assembled media on the first day following the end of the 19th Communist Party Congress. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
October 25, 2017 - 4:33 am
BEIJING (AP) — Key members of China's Communist Party were determined at the national congress, which is held every five years and concluded this week. On Wednesday, members of the party's highest body, the Politburo Standing Committee were announced, with President Xi Jinping returning for a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. U.S. officials are preparing a recommendation for Tillerson to declare that ethnic cleansing is occurring against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 24, 2017 - 12:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials are preparing a recommendation for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to declare that "ethnic cleansing" is occurring against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims. That assessment would raise pressure on the Trump administration to consider new sanctions on a country that had...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2017 file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks about the US relationship with India, at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. Tillerson criticized China over its island building and expansive territorial claims in the South China Sea in a speech to an American think tank. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 23, 2017 - 9:20 am
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan. Tillerson visited Bagram Air Base for talks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and other senior officials to outline for them the Trump...
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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a media conference at the conclusion of an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. European Union leaders gathered Friday to weigh progress in negotiations on Britain's departure from their club as they look for new ways to speed up the painfully slow moving process. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
October 20, 2017 - 9:42 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says the uncertainty about U.S. President Donald Trump's foreign policies has made European countries closer. Macron said at a European Union summit on Friday that Trump's actions "reinforce the need for unity and clarity" from the EU. The French...
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October 20, 2017 - 8:31 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda has expelled North Korean military experts and representatives of North Korean companies, including its top arms dealer, as African nations face growing pressure to comply with U.N. sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program. Any North Koreans still in the East...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, presides over the opening ceremony of the 19th Party Congress held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Xi on Wednesday urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take on a more forceful role in society and economic development to better address "grim" challenges facing the country as he opened a twice-a-decade national congress. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
October 19, 2017 - 1:08 am
BEIJING (AP) — The crucial parts are being held behind closed doors, but journalists, academics and more than a billion Chinese citizens are closely watching for any public hints signaling change at this week's twice-a-decade congress of China's ruling Communist Party. Possible outcomes include the...
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U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, left, and Japan's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Shinsuke Sugiyama shake hands prior to their bilateral meeting at Iikura Guest House in Tokyo Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 17, 2017 - 1:31 am
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. and Japanese diplomats agreed Tuesday to maximize pressure on North Korea to resolve tensions over its nuclear program, while citing the need to be prepared for the worst if diplomacy failed. U.S. Undersecretary of State John Sullivan, after meeting his Japanese counterpart,...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden after meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., at the White House, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 16, 2017 - 3:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday renewed his threat to fully withdraw the United States from the landmark Iran nuclear deal, while holding out the possibility that fixes to the accord may prevent an American pullout. Justifying his decision last week to decertify the 2015 pact...
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