International relations

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2019, file photo, Energy Secretary Rick Perry speaks at the California GOP fall convention in Indian Wells, Calif. Perry pushed Ukraine’s president earlier in 2019 to replace members of a key supervisory board at Naftogaz, a massive state-owned petroleum company. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
October 07, 2019 - 5:52 pm
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trump's main political rivals, a group of individuals with ties to the president and his personal lawyer were also active in the former Soviet republic. Their aims were profit, not...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Japanese Ambassador to the United States Shinsuke Sugiyama, left, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer after they signed a trade agreement in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 07, 2019 - 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Japan signed a limited trade agreement Monday, a deal that would win back benefits American farmers lost when President Donald Trump pulled out of a broader Asia-Pacific pact his first week in office. U.S. farmers have been operating at a disadvantage in...
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A TV screen shows a file image of a North Korea's missile launch during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. North Korea on Wednesday fired projectiles toward its eastern sea, South Korea's military said, in an apparent display of its expanding military capabilities ahead of planned nuclear negotiations with the United States this weekend. The sign reads: " A projectile laugh from North Korea." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 07, 2019 - 3:45 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea on Monday denounced a scheduled U.N. Security Council discussion of its latest test of an underwater-launched ballistic missile, calling it "dangerous" and saying it will increase "our desire to defend our sovereignty." The council scheduled closed consultations...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2019 file photo, Kurt Volker, a former special envoy to Ukraine, leaves a closed-door interview with House investigators as House Democrats proceed with the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington. In a statement Monday, Oct. 7 issued by the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University, Kurt Volker says he is leaving his post as its executive director. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
October 07, 2019 - 2:44 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Kurt Volker, the special envoy to Ukraine who stepped down amid the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, said Monday he's also leaving his job as the head of the McCain Institute. Arizona State University, which hosts the McCain Institute for International Leadership at...
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Greece's foreign minister Nikos Dendias, left, and his Cypriot counterpart Nicos Christodoulides talk to the media during a press conference after a meeting in Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Dendias is in Cyprus for talks. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
October 07, 2019 - 1:34 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Greece's foreign minister says top diplomats from European Union member states will decide next week on how to respond to Turkey's bid to drill for gas in waters where Cyprus has licensed European energy companies to conduct a hydrocarbons search. Nikos Dendias said Monday...
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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko speaks during his and Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics joint news conference following their talks in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
October 07, 2019 - 11:28 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine doesn't want to be dragged into U.S. political battles, the nation's foreign minister said Monday. A July 25 phone call in which U.S. President Donald Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, a...
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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko speaks during a joint new conference with Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics following their talks in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
October 07, 2019 - 8:05 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister says a planned pullback of forces in the rebel east has been delayed because of recent skirmishes. Ukraine and Russia-backed separatist rebels have agreed to pull their forces from the front line in two areas starting Monday to create a safe buffer...
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October 07, 2019 - 7:59 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will speak with the U.S. ambassador to the U.K. about a case involving an American diplomat's wife who left the country after reportedly becoming a suspect in a fatal crash. Johnson said Monday he doesn't think it is right to "use the...
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Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Asian shares were mixed Monday, following a healthy report on U.S. jobs, while investors cautiously awaited the upcoming trade talks between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 07, 2019 - 7:38 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed on Monday as investors cautiously awaited the outcome of trade talks between the U.S. and China. Shares in Asia closed mostly lower and Wall Street appeared headed for a drop on the open. U.S. futures pointed to early losses with the contract for the Dow...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2019, file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference at the Foreign Ministry in Caracas, Venezuela. The Venezuelan ambassador to Japan says his bank account has become inaccessible in Japan in what he said was apparently a consequence of President Donald Trump’s decision to freeze Venezuelan assets in the United States. The Trump administration has sought to isolate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro by prohibiting high-ranking loyalists from entering the U.S. and by freezing U.S. assets of many included in the no-entry list. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
October 07, 2019 - 3:59 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Venezuelan ambassador to Tokyo says his bank account has become inaccessible in Japan in what he said was apparently a consequence of President Donald Trump's decision to freeze Venezuelan assets in the United States. Ambassador Seiko Ishikawa told The Associated Press that the...
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