Peace process

President Donald Trump meets with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 03, 2017 - 12:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's meeting Wednesday with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas (all times EDT): 12:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is expressing optimism for resumed peace talks between the Palestinians and Israel. He made the comment at the start of his Oval Office...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2017, file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a new conference at EU headquarters in Brussels. President Donald Trump will press Abbas to end payments to families of Palestinians imprisoned in Israeli jails, according to U.S. officials, one of several actions Washington believes could lead to resumed peace talks with Israel. Other actions include a Palestinian end to anti-Israel rhetoric and incitement of violence, said officials familiar with planning for the meeting. It will be Trump and Abbas’ first face-to-face discussion. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
May 03, 2017 - 4:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will seek a series of actions from Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in a White House meeting that U.S. officials believe could lead to a resumption of long-stalled peace talks with Israel. Officials familiar with planning for Wednesday's session at the White...
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President Donald Trump arrives in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, for a presentation ceremony of the Commander-in-Chief trophy to the Air Force Academy football team. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 02, 2017 - 3:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's phone call with Russia President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 3:10 p.m. The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to step up U.S.-Russian diplomatic efforts on Syria. The Kremlin says the...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, gestures as he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel speak to the media after their talks at Putin's residence in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Russia for talks with President Vladimir Putin expected to focus on the unresolved conflict in Ukraine and the civil war in Syria. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
May 02, 2017 - 11:36 am
MOSCOW (AP) — During a tense appearance with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin denied on Tuesday that Moscow ever interferes in elections in other countries. Speaking during a joint news conference following talks at his Black Sea residence, Putin said accusations of...
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A U.S. missile defense system called Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, is installed at a golf course in Seongju, South Korea, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The contentious U.S. anti-missile system in southeastern South Korea is now operating and can now defend against North Korean missiles, a South Korean official said Tuesday. (Kim Jun-beom/Yonhap via AP)
May 02, 2017 - 8:27 am
BANGKOK (AP) — In one corner: the unpredictable dictator, the third-generation family ruler whose nation has a seven-decade reputation of being erratic, quick to take umbrage and insistent that it is powerful enough to upend the planet. In the other corner: a sandpaper-tongued American president...
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FILE - This combination of photos shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on April 15, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on April 29, 2017. The notion of a substantive sit-down between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump – the most gazed-upon figures of this moment in the planet's history – is a staggering prospect and a potential logistical nightmare if the two countries ever tried to make it happen. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Files)
May 02, 2017 - 5:30 am
BANGKOK (AP) — In one corner: the unpredictable dictator, the third-generation family ruler whose nation has a seven-decade reputation of being erratic, quick to take umbrage and insistent that it is powerful enough to upend the planet. In the other corner: a sandpaper-tongued American president...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2014, file photo, Khaled Mashaal leader of the Palestinian Islamic militant movement Hamas, that has governed Gaza since a 2007 takeover, speaks during a speech held in Katara in Doha, Qatar. The Islamic militant Hamas has unveiled a new, seemingly more pragmatic political program, Monday, May 1 2017, that the group hopes will help it end years of international isolation. The five-page program, a result of four years of internal deliberations, was presented at a news conference in Doha, Qatar, by outgoing Khaled Mashaal, the Hamas leader in exile. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal, File)
May 02, 2017 - 3:14 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Islamic militant Hamas on Monday unveiled what had been billed as a new, seemingly more pragmatic political program aimed at ending the group's international isolation. With the new manifesto, Hamas rebrands itself as an Islamic national liberation movement, rather...
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A billboard welcomes Pope Francis, at St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, April 27, 2017. On Friday, Francis is scheduled to begin a two-day pilgrimage to Egypt aimed at lifting the spirits of Christians in the Middle East, whose numbers have rapidly dwindled in recent decades due to war, displacement and emigration. The visit will include a meeting with Egypt's president and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar as well as a Mass in a stadium on the outskirts of Cairo. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
April 28, 2017 - 8:26 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Egypt (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Pope Francis has arrived for a historic visit to Egypt, where he was received at Cairo airport by Prime Minister Sherif Ismail and top Christian clerics. Members of Egypt's Presidential Guard lined up along the red...
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A billboard with a picture of Egyptian Coptic Pope Tawadros II, left, welcomes Pope Francis, at St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, April 27, 2017. On Friday, Francis is scheduled to begin a two-day pilgrimage to Egypt aimed at lifting the spirits of Christians in the Middle East, whose numbers have rapidly dwindled in recent decades due to war, displacement and emigration. The visit will include a meeting with Egypt's president and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar as well as a Mass in a stadium on the outskirts of Cairo. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
April 28, 2017 - 7:25 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is brushing off security concerns to forge ahead on Friday with a two-day trip to Egypt aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front that repudiates violence committed in God's name. Three weeks after Islamic militants staged twin Palm Sunday church attacks,...
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A billboard welcomes Pope Francis, at St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, April 27, 2017. On Friday, Francis is scheduled to begin a two-day pilgrimage to Egypt aimed at lifting the spirits of Christians in the Middle East, whose numbers have rapidly dwindled in recent decades due to war, displacement and emigration. The visit will include a meeting with Egypt's president and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar as well as a Mass in a stadium on the outskirts of Cairo. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
April 28, 2017 - 6:41 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is brushing off security concerns to forge ahead on Friday with a two-day trip to Egypt aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front that repudiates violence committed in God's name. Three weeks after Islamic militants staged twin Palm Sunday church attacks,...
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