Peace process

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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March 15, 2017 - 11:48 pm
TRUMP TRAVEL BAN-LAWSUITS-JUSTICE Government calls ruling flawed, vows court fight UNDATED (AP) — The Justice Department calls a ruling by a federal judge in Hawaii that halts President Donald Trump's revised travel ban "flawed in reasoning and in scope." The agency said in a statement Wednesday...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, journalists gather next of blood inside the main judicial building which attacked by a suicide bomber, in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (SANA via AP)
March 15, 2017 - 7:56 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the developments in Syria and peace talks that have been extended in Kazakhstan (all times local): 1:55 a.m. The U.N. special envoy for Syria is condemning the latest "terrorist attacks" in Damascus on the sixth anniversary of the Syrian conflict, saying they are "...
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FILE -- This Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 file photo, hundreds of Syrians mingle amid rubble before going out of town to buy food and other essential materials as they wait in line at a military checkpoint in the town of Beit Sahm, south of the capital, Damascus, Syria. A new report by Physicians for Human Rights accuses the Syrian government of "slow-motion slaughter" of unknown numbers of Syrians trapped in besieged and hard-to-reach areas by willfully denying them food and health care, which it calls a war crime. (AP Photo, File)
March 15, 2017 - 8:02 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in Syria and peace talks that have been extended in Kazakhstan (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Syrian state-owned television says at least 25 people have been killed after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives' vest inside the main judicial building in...
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FILE -- This Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 file photo, hundreds of Syrians mingle amid rubble before going out of town to buy food and other essential materials as they wait in line at a military checkpoint in the town of Beit Sahm, south of the capital, Damascus, Syria. A new report by Physicians for Human Rights accuses the Syrian government of "slow-motion slaughter" of unknown numbers of Syrians trapped in besieged and hard-to-reach areas by willfully denying them food and health care, which it calls a war crime. (AP Photo, File)
March 15, 2017 - 7:43 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in Syria and peace talks that have been extended in Kazakhstan (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Syrian TV says that a suicide bomber has detonated his explosives' vest inside the main judicial building in the capital of Damascus, causing an unspecified...
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March 12, 2017 - 1:17 pm
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says U.S. President Donald Trump has assured him of his commitment to Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts. Abbas on Sunday spoke about what he described as a constructive phone call with Trump two days earlier. The official Palestinian...
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American actor Richard Gere speaks during a press conference at the Israeli premiere of the "Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer" movie, in Jerusalem, Thursday, March 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)
March 12, 2017 - 5:00 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Richard Gere has lashed out at Israel over its settlements in territory that Palestinians want for a state. The "Pretty Woman" star came to Jerusalem for the local premiere of a new film by Israeli writer-director Joseph Cedar in which he stars. A story in Sunday's Haaretz...
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