Summits

Delegates and leaders are seen at the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. Lebanon used the summit Sunday to call for the start of return of Syrian refugees to safe areas in their war-torn country even before a solution is reached to end the nearly eight-year-old crisis that killed nearly half a million people. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
January 20, 2019 - 8:25 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon used an Arab economic summit on Sunday to call for the return of Syrian refugees to safe areas of their war-torn country, where the nearly eight-year civil war is still underway despite a recent series of government victories. President Michel Aoun told the opening session...
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President Donald Trump speak to reporters before leaving the White House in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Patrick Gentry
January 19, 2019 - 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that "things are going very well with North Korea" and he plans a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal that would entice the North to give up its nuclear weapons. "We've agreed to meet sometime probably the end of...
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From left, Kim Yong Chol, a North Korean senior ruling party official and former intelligence chief, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun, arrive to pose for photographs at the The Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 18, 2019 - 9:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-North Korea talks (all times local): 9:30 p.m. South Korea says it expects the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to be "a turning point in firmly establishing a permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula." Yonhap News...
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North Korean official Kim Yong Chol, right, prepares to leave the Beijing International Airport in Beijing Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. Kim arrived in Beijing on Thursday, reportedly en route to the United States for talks ahead of a possible second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (Kyodo News via AP)
January 17, 2019 - 6:34 am
BEIJING (AP) — A senior North Korean official arrived in Beijing on Thursday, reportedly en route to the United States for talks ahead of a possible second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Kim Yong Chol, a former spy chief, arrived at Beijing's airport and...
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Pope Francis arrives in the Paul VI hall on the occasion his weekly general audience at the Vatican, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
January 16, 2019 - 6:35 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has confirmed he will attend all sessions of his high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit next month that will include plenary meetings, witness testimony and a penitential Mass. The Vatican said Wednesday that the organizers of the Feb. 21-24 meeting met last week...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, a North Korean flag flutters in the wind atop a 160-meter tower in North Korea's village Gijungdongseen, as seen from the Taesungdong freedom village inside the demilitarized zone in Paju, South Korea. South Korea has stopped calling North Korea an "enemy" in its biennial defense document published Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 in an apparent effort to continue reconciliation with Pyongyang. The development comes as U.S. and North Korean leaders are looking to set up their second summit to defuse an international standoff over the North's nuclear program. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
January 15, 2019 - 1:05 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is no longer South Korea's "enemy," though Pyongyang's nuclear program still poses a security threat, according to Seoul's biennial defense document published Tuesday. It's the first time since 2010, the same year 50 South Koreans were killed in attacks blamed...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center walks with Vice Adm. James Malloy, commander of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/5th Fleet, after a tour of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command center in Manama, Bahrain, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP)
January 13, 2019 - 5:12 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Angered by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement that Poland will host an international conference on Iran in mid-February, Iranian authorities on Sunday summoned Warsaw's top diplomat in the country and called off a Polish film festival. The moves followed a tweet...
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Tomas Ojea Quintana, the United Nations special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in North Korea, speaks during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Quintana says negotiations on North Korea's denuclearization must also include its abysmal human rights situation. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 11, 2019 - 5:17 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A U.N. rights investigator said Friday that negotiations on North Korea's denuclearization must also include its abysmal human rights situation. Tomas Ojea Quintana told reporters that he wants North Korea to accept his call for a dialogue on its rights conditions. He said...
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The Romanian Atheneum concert hall, the venue for an event marking the official start of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, is illuminated in the colors of the country's flag in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
January 10, 2019 - 11:42 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The United States is not the only country with a government not displaying its best on an international stage. In Europe, backstage drama accompanies Romania as it makes its debut in a new role at the European Union. The formerly communist country that assumes the EU's...
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South Korea's President Moon Jae-in holds his New Year press conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Moon urged North Korea to take firmer disarmament measures and the U.S. to reward them, suggesting Thursday he'll push for sanction exemptions to restart dormant economic cooperation projects with the North. (Jung Yeon-je/Pool Photo via AP)
January 10, 2019 - 5:21 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in urged North Korea to take bolder disarmament measures that the United States should then reward, suggesting Thursday he wants harsh sanctions lifted so Seoul can eventually restart dormant economic cooperation projects with its neighbor...
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