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Stories with subject: International agreements
  • South Sudan rebel leader says he is will take up VP position 
    Updated: Feb-13-16 12:10 pm

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - South Sudan's rebel leader said Saturday that he has accepted his appointment by President Salva Kiir as vice president and will return to the country to take up the position when adequate security arrangements are made.

  • Germany presses Russia, Ukraine to implement peace deal story has photos
    Updated: Feb-13-16 6:15 am

    MUNICH - Germany's foreign minister pressed for progress on a year-old peace plan for eastern Ukraine as he met Saturday with senior officials from Russia, Ukraine and France, saying he hopes that Moscow and Kiev realize that they don't have forever to implement the deal.

  • Obama to push trade agenda at summit with Southeast Asia 
    Updated: Feb-13-16 1:06 am

    MANILA, Philippines - A summit next week between Southeast Asian leaders and President Barack Obama is unlikely to deliver any big economic prizes, but will allow the American side to press the advantages of joining a Pacific trade pact that doesn't include China.

  • The Latest: Pope briefly emerges to speak with well-wishers story has photos
    Updated: Feb-12-16 11:21 pm

    HAVANA - The latest on Pope Francis's historic meeting in Cuba with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and his subsequent trip to Mexico (all times local):

  • US, Cuba to sign agreement on restarting commercial flights 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 8:44 pm

    HAVANA - The United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, starting the clock on dozens of new flights operating daily by next fall, U.S. officials said Friday.

  • US, Cuba to sign agreement on restarting commercial flights 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 8:12 pm

    HAVANA - The United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, starting the clock on dozens of new flights operating daily by next fall, U.S. officials said Friday.

  • Mediator: More progress in talks to resolve Argentina's debt 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 3:47 pm

    NEW YORK - A court-appointed mediator reported more progress Friday in efforts by Argentina to resolve a dispute with bondholders who claim they are owed about $10 billion by the financially strapped South American nation.

  • The Latest: Aid group says over 100,000 have fled Aleppo story has photos
    Updated: Feb-12-16 3:29 pm

    BEIRUT - The Latest on the conflict in Syria and international diplomatic efforts to end the violence (all times local):

  • Iran sees chance to bring down 'wall of mistrust' with US 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 2:29 pm

    MUNICH - Iran's foreign minister says the nuclear deal with world powers offers a chance to demolish a "wall of mistrust" between Iran and the United States, but it's not a task for Tehran alone.

  • UK: Hong Kong bookseller 'removed' in breach of China treaty story has photos
    Updated: Feb-12-16 10:54 am

    HONG KONG - Britain says a missing Hong Kong bookseller was likely abducted to mainland China, calling it a "serious breach" of the treaty under which Beijing took control of the city.

  • Philippines, rebels fortify truce amid stalled peace pact 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 8:31 am

    MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine government and Muslim rebels have extended the stay of international cease-fire monitors at their first meeting since their peace pact stalled amid fears of fresh fighting.

  • Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week story has photos
    Updated: Feb-12-16 1:37 am

    MUNICH - Diplomats trying to secure a cease-fire for the civil war in Syria fell short early Friday in organizing a truce but agreed to try to work out details and implement a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in a week's time. The deal appeared to be the result of a compromise between the United States, which had wanted an immediate cease-fire, and Russia, which had proposed one to start on March 1.

  • Indonesia warns messaging apps to drop same-sex emoticons 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 12:14 am

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Human Rights Watch on Friday urged Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to protect gay and lesbian rights, a day after his government told instant messaging apps to remove stickers featuring same-sex couples in the latest high-profile attempt to discourage visible homosexuality in the socially conservative country.

  • Congress gives final OK to banning local Internet taxes story has photos
    Updated: Feb-11-16 5:52 pm

    WASHINGTON - Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service.

  • French govt reshuffle makes Ayrault the new foreign minister story has photos
    Updated: Feb-11-16 3:51 pm

    PARIS - Former Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, a low-key veteran of the Socialist Party much acquainted with German culture, will become France's new foreign minister.

  • Brazil and US university reach deal on Zika vaccine 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 11:50 am

    BRASILIA, Brazil - Brazil has signed an agreement with the University of Texas Medical Branch to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus, adding the goal is for the vaccine to be ready for clinical testing within 12 months.

  • Thai deputy PM sets July 31 vote on charter, 2017 election 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 10:26 am

    BANGKOK - A referendum on a new Thai constitution will be held July 31 and will be followed by a general election before the end of next year, whether or not the new charter is approved, the deputy prime minister of the military government said Thursday.

  • The Latest: Germany extends border controls for 3 months story has photos
    Updated: Feb-11-16 8:16 am

    BRUSSELS - The Latest on the massive influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):

  • Delay of clean power plan stokes worries about Paris treaty story has photos
    Updated: Feb-10-16 4:06 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration asserted Wednesday that a Supreme Court order delaying enforcement of its new clean-power rules will ultimately have little impact on meeting the nation's obligations under the recent Paris climate agreement.

  • Sikh man barred from Mexico flight sees 'small victory' 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 3:17 pm

    MEXICO CITY - An Indian-American actor and designer who was turned away from an airline flight after refusing to remove his Sikh turban during a security check said he's "thrilled" that Aeromexico is vowing to overhaul its screening protocols.

  • EU and Britain have big differences over 'ever closer union' story has photos
    Updated: Feb-10-16 2:24 pm

    LONDON - For Britain and the European Union, they are three little words that expose big philosophical differences: "Ever closer union."

  • Rwanda hopes to use drones to deliver medical supplies 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 12:53 pm

    KIGALI, Rwanda - Rwanda's government has signed an agreement with a U.S.-based robotics company to build infrastructure for drones that would deliver medical supplies to health facilities across the country.

  • Jordan rejects French extradition request in 1982 attack 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 10:49 am

    AMMAN, Jordan - A Jordanian court has rejected a request by France to extradite two Jordanians sought in connection with a 1982 attack on a Jewish deli in Paris in which six people were killed, including two Americans, a Jordanian official said Wednesday.

  • UN agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes story has photos
    Updated: Feb-08-16 8:23 pm

    WASHINGTON - A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes, drawing praise from the White House and criticism from environmentalists who said they would be too weak to actually slow global warming.

  • Iran awards medals of honor to its nuclear team 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 9:38 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran awarded medals of honor on Monday to its nuclear negotiators, who helped clinch a landmark deal with world powers last year.