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Stories with subject: International relations
  • new storyMembers of congressional delegation tour military sites 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 7:04 am

    BATTLE CREEK, Michigan - Members of Michigan's congressional delegation are among those getting a close-up look at major military sites in the state.

  • new storyTurkey skeptical Bangkok bomb suspects are Turks story has photos
    Updated: Sep-03-15 6:52 am

    BANGKOK - Turkey expressed skepticism Thursday over reports that its nationals were involved in the Aug. 17 bombing of a Bangkok landmark that killed 20 people, saying it had not received any official notification from Thailand.

  • Rival factions hold new talks in Geneva over Libya's future 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 5:08 am

    GENEVA - Envoys from Libya's rival factions are arriving in Geneva for talks aimed at forming a unity government in the chaotic north African country.

  • Seoul prosecutors seek 15-year term for US envoy attacker 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 2:28 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean prosecutors on Thursday asked for a 15-year prison term for the man they say slashed the U.S. ambassador during a breakfast forum in March.

  • House committee to investigate charges vs Sec of State Duran story has photos
    Updated: Sep-02-15 9:02 pm

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - The speaker of New Mexico's House of Representatives said Wednesday that he has created a special committee to investigate charges of fraud, embezzlement and money laundering against Secretary of State Dianna Duran.

  • Colombia to give citizenship to Venezuelans hurt by crisis 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 7:37 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia is giving citizenship to dozens of Venezuelans separated from family members as part of President Nicolas Maduro's crackdown on illegal immigration along the border.

  • UN says deal reached on increasing flow of supplies to Yemen 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 3:08 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations on Wednesday said it has reached agreement with Yemen's government and a Saudi-led military coalition on increasing the flow of badly needed goods like food and fuel to Yemen.

  • Slovak foreign minister: migrant crisis may unite far-right 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 1:36 pm

    BUCHAREST, Romania - Slovak's foreign minister said Wednesday that the flood of migrants crossing Europe could unite the far-right in his country, calling it a "scary" prospect.

  • Congo warlord Bosco Ntaganda goes on trial at ICC story has photos
    Updated: Sep-02-15 10:49 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Prosecutors on Wednesday accused a Congo militia leader known as "The Terminator" of overseeing brutal atrocities including the slaughter of dozens of unarmed villagers and a campaign of rape and sexual enslavement of women and girls - many of them in the ranks of his own forces - as his trial started at the International Criminal Court.

  • Iranian hard-liners unveil anti-US plaque at former embassy 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 10:08 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - More than a dozen hard-line Iranian students have unveiled an anti-American plaque at the gate of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran.

  • UN envoy notes 'tangible results' in talks with Libya envoys 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 4:37 am

    GENEVA - The U.N. special envoy for Libya has met with leaders of the Tripoli-based government and says he hopes a draft agreement aimed at forming a national unity government can be finalized in coming weeks.

  • A preview of new gear China's military showing off at parade 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 1:10 am

    BEIJING - When China rolls out its latest armaments Thursday for a lavish parade commemorating the defeat of Japan in World War II, defense experts and foreign armies will be watching closely for any revelations about new military capabilities.

  • Israel asks UN to reject Palestinian attempt to raise flag story has photos
    Updated: Sep-01-15 6:03 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Israel on Tuesday urged U.N. leaders to reject a Palestinian attempt to raise their flag at U.N. headquarters as early as this month's gathering of world leaders there.

  • US demands release of Christian lawyer detained in China 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 5:16 pm

    WASHINGTON - The United States demanded Tuesday that China release a well-known Christian lawyer and religious figures who were detained last month ahead of a meeting with a visiting senior U.S. diplomat. In addition, the U.S. urged China, and other nations, to release female political prisoners.

  • Egypt gas find sparks panic in Israel about Israeli reserves 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 1:44 pm

    JERUSALEM - Egypt's new natural gas bonanza is causing an uproar in Israel, with energy stocks plummeting and recriminations over indecisiveness and infighting that have delayed production from the country's own gas fields.

  • Sweden optimistic over questioning Assange in London 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 12:34 pm

    HELSINKI - Swedish officials said Tuesday they are optimistic about reaching a general agreement on legal assistance with Ecuador which could pave the way to questioning WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London on outstanding accusations against him.

  • Palestinians: Abbas says won't seek top PLO, Fatah posts 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 12:26 pm

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has told political confidants he won't seek re-election to the top posts in the Palestine Liberation Organization or his Fatah movement in upcoming elections, two participants in the meeting said Tuesday.

  • China parade draws Putin, but few other major world leaders story has photos
    Updated: Sep-01-15 9:18 am

    BEIJING - Russian leader Vladimir Putin, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shine at the top of China's guest list at this week's grand commemorations of the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II. After them, the wattage gets pretty low.

  • Michigan, Oklahoma attorneys general call for Iran sanctions 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 8:49 am

    LANSING, Michigan - The attorneys general of Michigan and Oklahoma are urging leaders in every state to impose state-based sanctions against Iran in response to a nuclear accord between Iran, the U.S. and other nations.

  • Merkel makes vague warning on Catalan independence plan 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 6:58 am

    BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel says European Union treaties guarantee the integrity and sovereignty of member nations, a diplomatic warning to separatist politicians in the Spanish region of Catalonia who plan to declare independence if they win a majority in upcoming local elections.

  • SC's Graham filing papers for home state Republican primary 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 6:13 am

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina's Lindsey Graham is making his presidential campaign official in his home state.

  • Delaware congressional delegation touts education grant 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 2:19 am

    WILMINGTON, Delaware - Delaware's congressional delegation is touring a federal grant aimed at getting more minority students to take up careers in science and technology.

  • Clinton, aides stressed protecting State Dept info in email story has photos
    Updated: Sep-01-15 1:59 am

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over email and other forms of unsecure electronic communication, according to the latest batch of messages released by the agency from Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.

  • Venezuelan leader says Colombia plotting his assassination story has photos
    Updated: Aug-31-15 7:44 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday accused Colombia's government of giving its consent to a plan to assassinate him as both countries try to rally regional support in a border dispute exacerbating tensions between the two neighbors.

  • Russian parliamentarian calls US ban from conference illegal 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 7:34 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The speaker of Russia's upper house of Parliament denounced U.S. sanctions banning her from attending a world conference as illegal and took aim at America's global status, telling lawmakers by video link that the days of U.S. superpower domination are over.