International relations

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence disembarks the plane upon his arrival at Amman military airport, Jordan, Saturday, Jan 20, 2018. This is the second leg of his Middle East tour that will include Israel. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
January 21, 2018 - 3:01 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump's move to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel, a decision that has touched off uneasiness among Arab nations on his first tour of the region. Pence was to meet Sunday with Jordan's King Abdullah II for...
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North Korean Hyon Song Wol, head of North Korea's art troupe, arrives at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. The head of a hugely popular girl band arrived in South Korea on Sunday across the rivals’ heavily fortified border to check preparations for a Northern art troupe she also leads during next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea. (Han Jong-chan/Yonhap via AP)
January 21, 2018 - 12:01 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The head of a hugely popular North Korean girl band crossed the heavily fortified border into South Korea on Sunday to check preparations for rare performances by an art troupe she also leads during next month's Winter Olympics. Appearing live on South Korean television,...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence meets with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, right, at the Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Pence arrived in Cairo hours after the U.S. Congress and President Donald Trump failed to reach agreement on a plan to avert a partial federal closure. Pence went ahead with his four-day trip to the Middle East, citing national security and diplomatic reasons. (Khaled Desouki/Pool Photo via AP)
January 20, 2018 - 3:26 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence and Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi pledged a united front against terrorism in the Mideast as Pence, the highest-level American official to visit the U.S. ally in nearly a decade, began a trip through the region after leaving behind a government...
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January 20, 2018 - 1:57 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on developments related to Syria (all times local): 10 p.m. Syria's Foreign Ministry has condemned Turkey for launching a military operation against a Kurdish group inside Syria's borders. Turkey announced Saturday it was going to defeat the Kurdish People's...
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International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach, center, from Germany shakes hands with North Korea's Olympic Committee President and sports minister Kim Il Guk, left, and South Korea's Sports Minister Do Jong-hwan, right, as they arrive for the North and South Korean Olympic Participation Meeting at the IOC headquarters in Pully near Lausanne, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. A decision with regard to the participation of athletes from the National Olympic Committee, NOC, of North Korea at the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018 will be taken during this four-party meeting. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
January 20, 2018 - 1:43 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A Korean unity deal for the Pyeongchang Olympics will bring 22 North Korean athletes across the border to South Korea, where they will march as one under a unification flag at the opening ceremony and compete together in one sport. In the most symbolic agreement...
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France's President Emmanuel Macron, gestures, during his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (Christophe Petit Tesson, Pool via AP)
January 20, 2018 - 8:46 am
LONDON (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested that Britain is likely to negotiate a unique relationship with the European Union before it leaves the bloc next year, while stressing that any agreement must be consistent with EU rules. In remarks released Saturday, Macron told the BBC'...
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South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon speaks at the Unification Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. South Korea has requested North Korea to explain why it abruptly canceled plans to send a delegation over the weekend to prepare for a visit by an art troupe during next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. (Park Dong-joo/Yonhap via AP)
January 20, 2018 - 6:34 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday proposed sending a delegation led by the leader of a hugely popular girl band to South Korea to check preparations for a trip by a North Korean art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics. The new proposal came less than 24 hours after North...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, Vice President Mike Pence waves as he walks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pence is making his fifth visit to Israel, returning to a region he’s visited “a million times" in his heart. An evangelical Christian with strong ties to the Holy Land, Pence this time comes packing two key policy decisions in his bags that have long been top priorities for him: designating Jerusalem as Israel's capital and curtailing aid for Palestinians.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 20, 2018 - 3:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is making his fourth visit to Israel, returning to a region he's visited "a million times" in his heart. An evangelical Christian with strong ties to the Holy Land, Pence this time comes packing two key policy decisions in his bags that have long been top...
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Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., walks to the chamber after a closed meeting with fellow democrats on Capitol Hill, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
January 20, 2018 - 1:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is accusing President Donald Trump of reneging on a deal he thought they had neared on immigration and spending. The New York Democrat said on the Senate floor that after...
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January 19, 2018 - 7:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is expected to approve a plan to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem as early as next year, rather than waiting for several years, Trump administration officials said Friday. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been considering several options...
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