International agreements

October 25, 2017 - 11:57 am
GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss government on Wednesday finalized agreements to act as a go-between for Iran and Saudi Arabia, more than 20 months after the two Middle Eastern powers broke off diplomatic ties. Switzerland's executive body, the Federal Council, "gave the green light" to providing a "...
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In this photo taken Monday, June 5, 2017, a refugee pastor from the Yei area of South Sudan, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution from South Sudanese intelligence officials, covers his face with his Bible inscribed with the word "Redemption," promising revenge, as he is photographed in his hut in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in northern Uganda. When the region of Yei in South Sudan fell into ethnic cleansing in 2016, a handful of UN and US officials begged their leaders for help but the pleas fell on deaf ears, an AP investigation has found. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
October 23, 2017 - 1:48 pm
YEI, South Sudan (AP) — In a story Oct. 18 about the failure of the U.N. and U.S. to prevent "ethnic cleansing" in parts of South Sudan, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the U.N. is still considering establishing a permanent base in the region of Yei. The U.N. decided two months ago...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2017 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left receives Jordan's King Abdullah II at his headquarters, in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Jordan's king has endorsed a fledgling Palestinian reconciliation agreement that is meant to end a decade-old political and ideological split between rivals Hamas and Fatah. Abdullah II expressed support for the Egyptian-brokered deal after meeting Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of Fatah. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser, File)
October 22, 2017 - 1:36 pm
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's king on Sunday endorsed a fledgling Palestinian reconciliation agreement that is meant to end a decade-old political and ideological split between rivals Hamas and Fatah. King Abdullah II expressed support for the Egyptian-brokered deal after meeting Sunday with...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May, center, speaks with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, left, and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, right, during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May headed to a European Union summit Thursday with a pledge to treat EU residents well once Britain leaves the bloc. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
October 19, 2017 - 7:25 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders told British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday to match her goodwill pledges to boost Brexit negotiations with concrete proposals if she really wants to start discussing a future trade deal by December. May used a dinner at a Brussels summit of the 28-...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin answers questions at a meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi, Russia, on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, pool)
October 19, 2017 - 11:58 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on President Vladimir Putin at a foreign policy forum (all times local): 7 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says that a global ban on nuclear weapons can be achieved in the future. Putin said Thursday at the Valdai forum for international policy experts that total...
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October 17, 2017 - 10:49 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador said Tuesday the country plans to launch many more satellites and accused the United States of trying to block its efforts to help peacefully develop outer space. Kim In Ryong told a U.N. General Assembly committee meeting on "International...
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United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, center, with Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, left, and Mexico's Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarrea, right, speaks during the conclusion of the fourth round of negotiations for a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 17, 2017 - 7:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Talks to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled over tough American demands, dashing hopes that a deal can be reached this year. A fourth round of negotiations between the U.S., Mexico and Canada ended in mutual exasperation Tuesday. Talks will continue next...
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White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump accompanied by World Bank President Jim Yong Kim speaks at the forum Taking Women-Owned Business to the Next Level, on the sidelines of the World Bank/IMF annual meetings in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
October 14, 2017 - 5:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global finance leaders on Saturday appealed to central bankers to stick as long as possible with low-interest rate policies that have made borrowing attractive and helped safeguard an improving but still fragile world economic recovery. Declaring the "recovery is not complete"...
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President Donald Trump walks from the podium after speaking about Iran from the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Trump says Iran is not living up to the "spirit" of the nuclear deal that it signed in 2015, and announced a new strategy in the speech. He says the administration will impose additional sanctions on the regime to block its financing of terrorism. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 13, 2017 - 5:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal (all times EDT): 5:15 p.m. Former Secretary of State John Kerry says President Donald Trump's decision not to certify the Iran nuclear deal is reckless and divisive. Kerry led the Obama administration's Iran deal negotiations. In a...
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British Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis left, and European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier participate in a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. The EU's Brexit negotiator says that the two sides have made little progress in a fifth round of talks on Britain's departure from the EU in March 2019. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
October 12, 2017 - 9:02 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Brexit talks have made little progress, the European Union's chief negotiator said Thursday, meaning they cannot yet be broadened beyond the terms of Britain's exit to include key issues like future trade relations. Michel Barnier said that despite the "constructive spirit" shown in...
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