War and unrest

September 19, 2018 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A better-than-expected outcome of the summit between the two Koreas immediately kick-started stalled negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, boosting President Donald Trump's stalled effort to get the North to give up its nuclear weapons by the end of his first term in...
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September 19, 2018 - 12:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has once again named Iran as the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism, accusing it of intensifying numerous conflicts and trying to undermine governments throughout the Middle East. The State Department's annual survey of global terrorism released on...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hold documents after signing at the Paekhwawon State Guesthouse in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. Moon and Kim announced a sweeping set of agreements after their second day of talks in Pyongyang on Wednesday that included a promise by Kim to permanently dismantle the North's main nuclear complex if the United States takes corresponding measures, the acceptance of international inspectors to monitor the closing of a key missile test site and launch pad and a vow to work together to host the Summer Olympics in 2032. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP)
September 19, 2018 - 4:57 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 5:55 p.m. China has welcomed the outcome of the inter-Korean summit and will continue supporting both sides in further talks on reducing tensions...
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September 19, 2018 - 4:57 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A new report says South Sudan government soldiers and allied militia targeted civilians by raping them, burning them alive, running them over with armored vehicles and hanging them in trees even as the government pursued a new peace deal to end a civil war. The Amnesty...
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In this image made from video provided by Korea Broadcasting System (KBS), North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during a joint press conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang, North Korea Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (Korea Broadcasting System via AP)
September 19, 2018 - 12:29 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced a sweeping set of agreements after their second day of talks in Pyongyang on Wednesday that included a promise by Kim to permanently dismantle the North's main nuclear complex if the...
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President Donald Trump talks with Polish President Andrzej Duda during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 18, 2018 - 1:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda (all times local): 1:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's "very seriously" considering a greater U.S. troop presence in Poland as he meets with that country's president at the White House. Trump...
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Map locates Lattakia, Syria, where Russian military says one of its jets disappeared; 1c x 2 1/2 inches; 46.5 mm x 63 mm;
September 18, 2018 - 9:25 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Russian military aircraft over the Mediterranean and other issues related to Syria (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says "a chain of tragic circumstances" is to be blamed for a Russian military aircraft shot down by a...
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Map locates Lattakia, Syria, where Russian military says one of its jets disappeared; 1c x 2 1/2 inches; 46.5 mm x 63 mm;
September 18, 2018 - 8:12 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by a Syrian missile over the Mediterranean Sea, killing all 15 people on board, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday. It blamed Israel for the crash, saying the plane was caught in the crossfire as four Israeli fighters attacked...
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, gestures while speaking to Russian President Vladimir Putin, during their meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in Sochi, Russia, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. The presidents of Russia and Turkey are meeting in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on Monday in a bid to find a diplomatic resolution to the crisis around a rebel-held region in Syria. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
September 17, 2018 - 1:26 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia and Turkey on Monday announced that a deep demilitarized zone will be established in Syria's Idlib region, the last bastion of anti-government rebels where fears had been high of a devastating offensive by government forces. The zone will be established by Oct...
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Spanish rapper Jose Miguel Arenas Beltran, also known as Valtonyc, left, gives the thumbs up as he leaves the courthouse in Ghent, Belgium, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. A Belgian court has ruled that Spanish rapper Valtonyc should not be sent back to Spain, where he was sentenced to prison accused of writing lyrics that praise terror groups and insult the royal family. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
September 17, 2018 - 5:43 am
GHENT, Belgium (AP) — A Belgian court on Monday ruled that Spanish rapper Valtonyc should not be sent back to Spain, where he was sentenced to prison accused of writing lyrics that praise terror groups and insult the royal family. The rapper, whose real name is Jose Miguel Arenas Beltran, was...
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