International agreements

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington. Trump can expect a friendly reception in Japan, his first stop on a five-nation Asia trip that kicks off Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
November 04, 2017 - 2:58 am
TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump can expect a friendly reception in Japan, his first stop on a five-nation Asia trip that kicks off Sunday. He and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe largely see eye-to-eye on how to deal with the vexing problem of North Korea's weapons development, even if a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2017, file photo, a man watches a television screen showing U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea. Security and trade will loom large during President Trump’s first official visit to Asia, which gets underway Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Japan. North Korea’s missile and nuclear weapons program is likely to dominate the first part of his trip, which includes stops in Seoul and Beijing as well as Tokyo. Trade will figure throughout, both in North Asia and at stops in Southeast Asia for the annual APEC summit in Vietnam and the ASEAN leaders’ meeting in the Philippines. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
November 03, 2017 - 5:45 am
TOKYO (AP) — Security and trade will loom large during President Donald Trump's first official visit to Asia, which begins Sunday in Japan. North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons programs are likely to be the issue dominating the first part of his trip, which includes stops in South Korea's...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2016, file photo provided by the Samoa News, Dean Jay Fletcher, left, is escorted by a police officer after his initial appearance in the District Court of American Samoa in Pago Pago, American Samoa. A U.S. judge in Hawaii has ordered the release of U.S. citizen Fletcher, being held for extradition to Tonga, where he's accused of beating his wife to death, escaping police and sailing some 300 miles to American Samoa. (Ausage Fausia/SamoaNews via AP, File)
November 02, 2017 - 7:23 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — An American charged with murder in Tonga for his wife's death has been released from prison in Hawaii after the U.S. State Department refused to extradite him because of concerns he would not have received a fair trial. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson exercised his discretion in...
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November 02, 2017 - 1:55 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The U.S. Department of Commerce issued its final finding Thursday on the softwood lumber duties Canadian producers will pay, escalating a trade dispute amid the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The department said most Canadian producers will pay a combined...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2017, file photo, Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son, right, listens to then U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, during a meeting at Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hanoi, Vietnam. Vietnam is hoping leaders of the remaining 11-member countries of a Pacific Rim trade pact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, may be able to discuss a revised deal following the U.S.’s withdrawal, Son said Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool, File)
November 02, 2017 - 7:10 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam is hoping leaders of the remaining 11 member countries of a Pacific Rim trade pact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, may be able to discuss during next week's regional summit a revised deal following the U.S.'s withdrawal. Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son said he...
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Some rubber masks including of U.S. President Donald Trump are sold in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. During his first months as president, Trump, who will visit Japan, South Korea and China before attending regional summits in Vietnam and the Philippines, has blended moments of flattery with vows to rip up trade deals, destroy a sovereign nation with nuclear weapons and generally crash long-standing norms of diplomacy anywhere it suits his aims. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 02, 2017 - 4:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When in Asia, make sure handshakes aren't too long — or short. Don't bobble names or titles. Stifle the critical tweets and don't question the food. These key points of etiquette and protocol are part of the region's core culture known as "face" — keeping yours, helping others...
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Ivan Marquez, a former leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, announces that their one-time top commander, Rodrigo Londono, will run for president in next year's election during a press conference in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. Marquez also announced the names of other nine former rebel leaders who, with him, will fill 10 seats in Congress guaranteed to the FARC political party on a temporary basis as part of last year's peace deal. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
November 01, 2017 - 3:28 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's demobilized guerilla movement nominated Rodrigo Londono on Wednesday to run for president in the South American nation's election next year, keeping the former top commander at the helm of the rebels' nascent political party. Londono, better known by his alias...
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File - In this March 18, 1973, file photo taken in Wounded Knee, S.D., American Indian Movement leader Dennis Banks, left, reads an offer by U.S. government seeking to effect an end to the Native American takeover of Wounded Knee. Looking on is AIM leader Carter Camp. The family of Banks said he died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, at the age of 80. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
October 30, 2017 - 4:54 pm
Dennis Banks, who helped found the American Indian Movement and engaged in sometimes-violent uprisings against the U.S. government, including the armed occupation of Wounded Knee in 1973, died at age 80, his family announced Monday. Banks, whose Ojibwe name was Nowacumig, was one of several...
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FILE - A May 5, 2011 file photo of the Russian helicopter in the hanger of the Russian helicopter base at Kapp Heer, Barentsburg, Svalbard which has fallen into the sea off Svalbard, an Arctic archipelago that belongs to Norway, with eight people on board. The rescue service for northern Norway says the helicopter was en route to Barentsburg, Svalbard's second largest settlement, from the Russian settlement of Pyramiden. (Birger Amundsen/NTB scanpix via AP)
October 29, 2017 - 10:41 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Norwegian rescue officials said Sunday the wreckage of a Russian helicopter that crashed with eight people onboard off the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard has been located on the seabed. The Joint Rescue Coordination Center for northern Norway said that the Mi-8 helicopter, which...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2004 file photo, Ricardo Palmera, known as Simon Trinidad, a leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, shouts out as he is escorted by soldiers, at a military base in Bogota, Colombia. Palmera, who was sentenced by a U.S. judge to 60 years in 2008, for helping hold three U.S. contractors hostages, signed on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 a document pledging to confess his war crimes to Colombia's special peace tribunals. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano, File)
October 25, 2017 - 5:12 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — One of the most prominent rebels from Colombia's long conflict has joined his country's reconciliation effort even though he is locked up in a maximum-security prison in Colorado with little immediate prospect of being able to return home, where thousands of other former...
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