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Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, second right, and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, left, shake hands with Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, second left, and Defense Minister Tomomi Inada, at the end of a joint news conference after their meeting Monday, March 20, 2017 in Tokyo. (David Mareuil/Pool Photo via AP)
March 20, 2017 - 9:01 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan and Russia agreed Monday to step up work toward resolving a longstanding territorial dispute through cooperation in a range of areas. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida, also joined in urging North Korea to refrain from "provocative...
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March 20, 2017 - 3:05 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Three clubs face $270,000 (350,000 Australian dollars) in fines for alleged breaches of the National Rugby League's concussion protocols in what could be the heaviest sanctions the competition's governing body has ever imposed for such infringements. NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, left, talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at the start of their meeting as a part of Japan-Russia foreign and defence ministers meeting at Iikura guest house in Tokyo, Japan Monday, March 20, 2017. The foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Russia are meeting in Tokyo for the first "two-plus-two" talks since Russia's annexation of Ukraine. (Issei Kato/Pool Photo via AP)
March 20, 2017 - 12:26 am
TOKYO (AP) — The foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Russia met in Tokyo on Monday, with both sides expressing hope that discussions on joint development of islands claimed by both countries might help them move closer to resolving the territorial dispute preventing them from forging a...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, left, talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at the start of their meeting as a part of Japan-Russia foreign and defence ministers meeting at Iikura guest house in Tokyo, Japan Monday, March 20, 2017. The foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Russia are meeting in Tokyo for the first "two-plus-two" talks since Russia's annexation of Ukraine. (Issei Kato/Pool Photo via AP)
March 20, 2017 - 12:14 am
TOKYO (AP) — The foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Russia met in Tokyo on Monday, with both sides expressing hope that discussions on joint development of islands claimed by both countries might help them move closer to resolving the territorial dispute preventing them from forging a...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, left, talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at the start of their meeting as a part of Japan-Russia foreign and defence ministers meeting at Iikura guest house in Tokyo, Japan Monday, March 20, 2017. The foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Russia are meeting in Tokyo for the first "two-plus-two" talks since Russia's annexation of Ukraine. (Issei Kato/Pool Photo via AP)
March 19, 2017 - 9:51 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Russia met in Tokyo on Monday for the first "two-plus-two" talks since Russia's annexation of Ukraine. The one-day meeting comes as the sides work to end a decades-long territorial dispute that is blocking them from forging a peace...
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March 19, 2017 - 9:39 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Russia are meeting in Tokyo for the first "two-plus-two" talks since Russia's annexation of Ukraine. Monday's one-day meeting comes as the sides work to end a decades-long territorial dispute that is blocking them from forging a peace...
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March 19, 2017 - 8:28 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Russia are meeting in Tokyo for the first "two-plus-two" talks since Russia's annexation of Ukraine. Monday's one-day meeting comes as the sides work to end a decades-long territorial dispute that is blocking them from forging a peace...
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FILE - This Jan. 9, 2014, file photo shows a mockup of a Minuteman 3 nuclear missile used for training by missile maintenance crews at F. E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. The Air Force is quietly shrinking its deployed force of long-range nuclear missiles as part of a holdover Obama administration plan to comply with an arms control treaty with Russia, The Associated Press has learned. The plan is proceeding despite President Donald Trump’s argument that the deal gave Moscow an unfair advantage in strategic nuclear firepower. (AP Photo/Robert Burns, File)
March 19, 2017 - 7:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force is quietly shrinking its deployed force of land-based nuclear missiles as part of a holdover Obama administration plan to comply with an arms control treaty with Russia. The reductions are nearing completion despite President Donald Trump's argument that the treaty...
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FILE - This Jan. 9, 2014, file photo shows a mockup of a Minuteman 3 nuclear missile used for training by missile maintenance crews at F. E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. The Air Force is quietly shrinking its deployed force of long-range nuclear missiles as part of a holdover Obama administration plan to comply with an arms control treaty with Russia, The Associated Press has learned. The plan is proceeding despite President Donald Trump’s argument that the deal gave Moscow an unfair advantage in strategic nuclear firepower. (AP Photo/Robert Burns, File)
March 19, 2017 - 7:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force is quietly shrinking its deployed force of land-based nuclear missiles as part of a holdover Obama administration plan to comply with an arms control treaty with Russia. The plan is proceeding despite President Donald Trump's argument that the Obama-era deal gives...
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Scotland's First Minister and Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon makes a speech during the SNP Spring Conference, in Aberdeen, Scotland, Saturday March 18, 2017. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)
March 18, 2017 - 1:59 pm
LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Saturday that Scotland should get more sweeping powers but stay in the United Kingdom — comments that came even as Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she would proceed with plans for an independence referendum. Brown entered...
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