International agreements

Japan’s Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko speaks during an exclusive interview with The Associated Press at his office in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. Seko criticized President Donald Trump’s tariff policies as based on a serious misunderstanding about the importance of free trade and the contributions of Japanese companies to the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 23, 2018 - 8:32 pm
TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump's tariff policies reflect a serious misunderstanding of the importance of free trade and Japanese companies' contributions to the U.S. economy, Japan's trade minister said. Hiroshige Seko, the minister of economy, trade and industry, warned in an exclusive...
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US national security adviser John Bolton, speaks during an interview about the meeting with his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev, at the American embassy in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, August 23, 2018. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
August 23, 2018 - 12:18 pm
GENEVA (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Thursday he pressed top Russian officials about meddling in the U.S. election process, while saying Russians will face no new U.S. sanctions if they stop such interference. John Bolton spoke to The Associated Press in an...
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August 23, 2018 - 9:29 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — British Airways says it will end its direct flights to Iran's capital in September as "the operation is currently not commercially viable." The decision announced Thursday comes after President Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal between Iran and world...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2018 file photo German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas smiles prior to the weekly cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany. Maas is setting out proposals for what he calls a future “balanced partnership” with the United States that would include setting up channels for financial payments which are independent of the U.S. (AP Photo/Ferdinand Ostrop, file)
August 22, 2018 - 5:01 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister called for Europe to strengthen its financial independence from the United States and set up independent payment channels as he laid out proposals for a future "balanced partnership" with the U.S. Heiko Maas wrote in a piece for the daily Handelsblatt...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2013 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg walks at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook said Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, that it had removed 652 pages, groups, and accounts linked to Russia and Iran for “coordinated inauthentic behavior” that included the sharing of political content amid stepped-up policing of its own platform ahead of the U.S. midterm elections in November. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 22, 2018 - 1:10 am
Facebook has identified and banned hundreds of accounts, groups and pages engaged in misleading political behavior, a far larger discovery than a "sophisticated" effort it reported three weeks ago with great fanfare. The social network said Tuesday that it had removed 652 pages, groups, and...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Asian stocks are mostly higher Monday as investors welcomed signs of progress in resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 20, 2018 - 8:41 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks mostly rose Monday amid signs of progress in resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The Wall Street Journal reported the countries hope to have a resolution by November. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 edged up nearly 0.6 percent to 5,378 while Germany's...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, people travel by canoe between small islands off the mainland from the opposition-held town of Nyal in Unity state, in South Sudan. The government claims a shattering five-year civil war is finally over, but skepticism soars and the latest attempt at peace already shows cracks. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
August 20, 2018 - 7:47 am
NYAL, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's government claims the shattering five-year civil war is finally over, but there is considerable skepticism. It wasn't helped by the sight of President Salva Kiir refusing to shake the hand of rival Riek Machar after they signed a power-sharing deal this month...
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August 20, 2018 - 3:52 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser is bemoaning the "wretched" Iranian nuclear deal in his talks with Israel's prime minister. John Bolton told Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday that the United States sees the "highest importance" in preventing Iran from acquiring...
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August 19, 2018 - 6:39 am
LONDON (AP) — The co-founder of the fashion brand Superdry said Sunday he has donated 1 million pounds ($1.28 million) to a group seeking a new referendum on Britain's departure from the European Union, as the U.K. government prepares to publish its assessment of the impact of leaving the bloc...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Jan.17, 2018, former U.K. Independence Party leader and MEP Nigel Farage listens to speeches at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France. According to an article written by Farage and published Saturday Aug. 18, 2018, Farage says he is joining up with a pro-Brexit pressure group to oppose Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for future ties with the European Union. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias, FILE)
August 18, 2018 - 11:32 am
LONDON (AP) — In Britain, there is a growing sense of Brexit deja vu. Two years after the country voted to leave the European Union, emotional arguments about membership in the bloc are raging as fiercely as they did during the 2016 referendum. With seven months until Britain officially leaves the...
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