Territorial disputes

Russian President Vladimir Putin, foreground left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, enter a hall for their joint news conference following the talks in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. The Kremlin talks focused on a decades-long territorial dispute between the two nations. (Alexander Nemenov/Pool Photo via AP)
January 22, 2019 - 1:53 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia and Japan acknowledged Tuesday that settling a decades-long territorial dispute poses a daunting challenge but vowed to continue negotiations. The Soviet Union took the four southernmost Kuril Islands during the final days of World War II. Japan asserts...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during an event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Message to Compatriots in Taiwan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. Xi urged both sides to reach an early consensus on the unification of China and Taiwan and not leave the issue for future generations. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool)
January 02, 2019 - 4:21 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping, declaring that independence is not an option for Taiwan, urged both sides to reach an early consensus on unification and not leave the issue for future generations. No one or no party can stop the trend toward unification, the Chinese leader said...
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A protester shouts slogans demanding tax reform outside the Ministry of Finance in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. A large group of activists has launched anti-government protests to demand tax reform - after being inspired by the violent demonstrations in Paris that began last month. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
December 27, 2018 - 3:43 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Thousands of Taiwanese, taking a page from France's yellow vest movement, protested Thursday for the third time in a week to demand lower taxes and the fair handling of tax disputes. Wearing yellow vests, they shouted slogans and blared air horns outside the Ministry of...
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Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the top Roman Catholic cleric in the Holy Land, and his entourage arrive at the Church of the Nativity, traditionally recognized by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, ahead of midnight Mass after he crossed an Israeli military checkpoint from Jerusalem, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. Palestinians are preparing to host pilgrims from around the world in celebrating Christmas in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
December 24, 2018 - 6:06 pm
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Pilgrims from around the world flocked to Bethlehem on Monday for what was believed to be the biblical West Bank city's largest Christmas celebrations in years. Hundreds of locals and foreign visitors milled in Manger Square as bagpipe-playing Palestinian Scouts paraded...
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Palestinian medics move a wounded, who was shot by Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, into the treatment room of Shifa hospital in Gaza City, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
December 21, 2018 - 3:00 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Friday confirmed shooting a Palestinian car passenger dead in the West Bank, while a second Palestinian teenager was killed in a weekly border demonstration in the Gaza Strip. The army said it opened fire on the car after it broke through a West Bank...
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One month after the shooting of an Associated Press cameraman in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli military still has not commented on the incident or provided updates about the status of an investigation. Rashed Rashid was covering a protest near Gaza's border with Israel on Nov. 19 when he was shot in the left ankle, apparently by Israeli fire. Rashid was wearing protective gear that clearly identified himself as a journalist and was with a crowd of other journalists some 600 meters (660 yards) away from the Israeli border when he was hit.(AP Photo/Adel Hana, File)
December 21, 2018 - 12:26 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — One month after the shooting of an Associated Press cameraman in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli military still has not commented on the incident or provided any updates about the status of an investigation. Rashed Rashid was covering a protest near Gaza's northern border with Israel...
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December 20, 2018 - 5:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Alice Walker is defending her praise of a British author widely condemned as an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist. Walker, best known for her novel "The Color Purple," wrote on her blog this week that David Icke's work was "very important to humanity's conversation," and disputed...
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Kashmiri protesters clash with Indian paramilitary soldiers in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. A security clampdown and a strike sponsored by separatists fighting against Indian rule shut most of Indian-administered Kashmir on Sunday, a day after chaotic protests and fighting killed seven civilians and four combatants in the disputed region. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
December 17, 2018 - 5:53 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Soldiers and police fanned out across Indian-controlled Kashmir on Monday to enforce a security lockdown for a second straight day to stop anti-India protests and foil a call by separatists for a march toward India's main military garrison in the disputed region. Government...
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Israeli soldiers stand at the scene of an attack near the settlement of Givat Assaf in the West Bank, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. A Palestinian gunman opened fire at a bus stop outside a West Bank settlement on Thursday, shooting at soldiers and civilians and killing at least two Israelis before fleeing, the military and Israel's rescue service said. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
December 14, 2018 - 11:50 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel arrested dozens of Hamas activists in the West Bank, and a Palestinian was killed in clashes with troops, as the Israeli military pressed ahead on Friday with a crackdown following a pair of deadly shootings blamed on Hamas militants. The Palestinian Health...
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Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrives at a parole office with a security guard in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 14, 2018 - 1:13 am
TORONTO (AP) — First U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Canada on trade. Then Saudi Arabia punished it for speaking up for human rights. Now China has the country in its cross-hairs, detaining two Canadians in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive on behalf of the...
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