International relations

FILE - In this May 4, 2017, file photo, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, left, is welcomed by Pope Francis at the Vatican. Pope Francis heads to Myanmar and Bangladesh from Nov. 27, 2017 with the international community excoriating Myanmar's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims as "ethnic cleansing" but his own church resisting the label and defending the country's civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, as the only hope for democracy. (Tony Gentile/Pool Photo via AP, File)
November 24, 2017 - 8:41 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis heads to Myanmar and Bangladesh with the international community excoriating Myanmar's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims as "ethnic cleansing" but his own church resisting the label and defending Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi as the only hope for democracy...
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FILE- This Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, file photo shows the Washington office of the Palestine Liberation Organization. Last week, U.S. officials said the Palestine Liberation Organization mission in Washington had to close because the Palestinians had violated a provision in U.S. law. But the State Department said Friday, Nov. 24, that the office can stay open, with restrictions. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 24, 2017 - 7:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration backtracked Friday on its decision to order the Palestinians' office in Washington to close, instead saying it would merely impose limitations on the office that it expected would be lifted after 90 days. Last week, U.S. officials said the Palestine...
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November 24, 2017 - 6:16 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The United States will cut off its supply of arms to Kurdish fighters in Syria, President Donald Trump told the Turkish president on Friday, in a move sure to please Turkey but further alienate Syrian Kurds who bore much of the fight against the Islamic State group. In a phone...
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Supporters dance and run on the field after Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in at the presidential inauguration ceremony in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. Mnangagwa was sworn in as Zimbabwe's president after Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday, ending his 37-year rule. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 24, 2017 - 6:10 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on the inauguration of Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Some international leaders are urging Zimbabwe's new president to deliver on his promises of inclusiveness, economic reform and free and fair elections. Britain's...
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The motorcade for President Donald Trump is seen, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Trump is en route to his Trump National Golf Club, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 24, 2017 - 5:59 pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 6 p.m. President Donald Trump says he turned down an interview and photo shoot for Time magazine's "Person of the Year" issue. In a Friday evening tweet, Trump says the magazine informed him he was "probably" going to...
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Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa, center, gestures to the cheering crowd as he leaves after the presidential inauguration ceremony in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. Mnangagwa was sworn in as Zimbabwe's president after Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday, ending his 37-year rule. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 24, 2017 - 1:24 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabweans must set aside "poisoned" politics and work together to rebuild the nation and re-engage the world, new President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Friday, delivering an inclusive message to an exultant crowd that packed a stadium for his inauguration. Mnangagwa, blamed...
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November 24, 2017 - 1:15 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that the country's Foreign Ministry has taken aim at Saudi Arabia's "adventurous" Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, urging him to recall the fate of the region's autocratic rulers. The Friday report quotes Foreign Ministry Spokesman...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May, right, speaks with European Council President Donald Tusk, center, during a round table meeting at an Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. European Union leaders meet with their counterparts from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine for a summit in Brussels on Friday November 24. British Prime Minister Theresa May is also due to hold separate talks with her EU partners. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
November 24, 2017 - 12:33 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May failed Friday to make any breakthrough in Brexit talks with the European Union, as time runs out to move the negotiations into a critical second phase before the end of the year. At a summit in Brussels, May met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel...
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European Council President Donald Tusk, left, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, welcome Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during arrivals for an Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. EU leaders meet with their counterparts from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine for a summit in Brussels on Friday. British Prime Minister Theresa May is also due to hold separate talks. (Tatyana Zenkovich, Pool Photo via AP)
November 24, 2017 - 11:21 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Friday blamed Russia for the deaths of at least five troops in eastern Ukraine in what appears to be the worst outburst of violence in months. "The death of five Ukrainian servicemen yesterday is the just the latest proof of the tragic consequences of Russia's...
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Hafiz Saeed, head of the Pakistani religious party, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, waves to his supporters at a mosque in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. Pakistani authorities acting on a court order released a U.S.-wanted militant Friday who allegedly founded a banned group linked to the 2008 Mumbai, India attack that killed 168 people, his spokesman and officials said. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
November 24, 2017 - 7:24 am
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities acting on a court order released a U.S.-wanted militant Friday who allegedly founded a banned group linked to the 2008 Mumbai, India attack that killed 168 people, his spokesman and officials said. Hafiz Saeed, who has been designated a terrorist by the...
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