International relations

September 26, 2017 - 8:26 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A Croatian court has sentenced a former Serb paramilitary commander and Australian citizen to 15 years in prison for war crimes in the 1990s. The municipal court in the coastal town of Split said Tuesday that Dragan Vasiljkovic, also known as Captain Dragan and Daniel...
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September 26, 2017 - 7:18 am
BEIJING (AP) — Warning there would be "no winner" in the event of a conflict on the Korean Peninsula, China on Tuesday urged North Korea and the United States to stop their escalating war of words and sit down for talks on cooling the recent spike in tensions. The comments from foreign ministry...
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Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, left, escorts U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis to Defense Ministry office for a delegation level meeting in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
September 26, 2017 - 7:09 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday that the United States wants to resolve the standoff with North Korea diplomatically and is focused on denuclearizing Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program. "We maintain the capability to deter North Korea's most dangerous threats, but...
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This combination of images made on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, from propaganda video released by North Korea state-run media shows a simulation of a B-1B bomber being hit by a missile. Military analysts say North Korea doesn't have the capability or intent to attack U.S. bombers and fighter jets, despite the country's top diplomat saying it has the right do so. They view the remark by North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and a recent propaganda video simulating such an attack as responses to fiery rhetoric by U.S. President Donald Trump and his hardening stance against the North's nuclear weapons program. Words say "Those who dare try to harm the Great Nation of Mount Paektu would never escape the fate of becoming a wandering ghost." (DPRK Today via AP)
September 26, 2017 - 6:38 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Military analysts say North Korea doesn't have either the capability or the intent to attack U.S. bombers and fighter jets, despite the country's top diplomat saying it has every right do so. They view the remark by North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and a recent...
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FILE - In thisMarch. 3, 2013 file photo, Kurdish female members of the Popular Protection Units stand guard at a check point near the northeastern city of Qamishli, Syria. The Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, Kurdish independence referendum in Iraq is the latest in a series of moves toward formal secession or de facto fragmentation caused by conflict, race or religion in the Middle East. It’s a trend viewed with considerable alarm in a region that had seriously flirted with merging its nations in post-colonial years more than a half century ago. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo, File)
September 26, 2017 - 4:33 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Iraqi Kurds' independence referendum that was just held could mean further instability in the Middle East, where formal borders have remained in place for decades but recent conflicts have resulted in several de facto partitions. The vote is not binding, and opposition from the...
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In this Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 photo released by the Saudi Culture and Information Ministry, the image of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are projected on the Kingdom Tower during National Day ceremonies in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A new 62-page report by Human Rights Watch finds that despite Saudi Arabia's recent efforts toward reform, some state-backed clerics continue to "incite hatred and discrimination against religious minorities" while text books stigmatize minorities, particularly Muslim Shiites. (Saudi Culture and Information Ministry via AP)
September 26, 2017 - 3:30 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Saudi government continues to tolerate hate speech by some clerics against minority groups while public school textbooks in the kingdom still include language that discriminates against other forms of worship, a new study by Human Rights Watch said Tuesday...
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In this Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 photo released by the Saudi Culture and Information Ministry, the image of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are projected on the Kingdom Tower during National Day ceremonies in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A new 62-page report by Human Rights Watch finds that despite Saudi Arabia's recent efforts toward reform, some state-backed clerics continue to "incite hatred and discrimination against religious minorities" while text books stigmatize minorities, particularly Muslim Shiites. (Saudi Culture and Information Ministry via AP)
September 26, 2017 - 3:30 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Saudi government continues to tolerate hate speech by some clerics against minority groups while public school textbooks in the kingdom still include language that discriminates against other forms of worship, a new study by Human Rights Watch said Tuesday...
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. Asian stocks were little changed Tuesday as investors watched U.S.-North Korean tensions after a decline in tech shares dragged down Wall Street. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
September 26, 2017 - 2:13 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks declined Tuesday as investors watched U.S.-North Korean tensions after a fall in tech shares dragged down Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 lost 0.3 percent to 20,334.99 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.1 percent to 27,470.59. The Shanghai Composite Index...
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A man with 'yes' shaved into his hair chants through a speaker in the streets of Irbil after polling stations closed on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. The Kurds of Iraq were voting in a referendum on support for independence that has stirred fears of instability across the region, as the war against the Islamic State group winds down. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)
September 26, 2017 - 12:05 am
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi Kurds voted Monday in a landmark referendum on supporting independence, a move billed by the Kurdish leadership as an exercise in self-determination but viewed as a hostile act by Iraq's central government. Neighboring Turkey even threatened a military response. To Baghdad...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, file photo, a trader works at the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening modestly lower on Wall Street, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, led by declines in technology companies. Materials companies and retailers were also lower. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 25, 2017 - 11:46 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were little changed Tuesday as investors watched U.S.-North Korean tensions after a decline in tech shares dragged down Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 lost 0.1 percent to 20,377.29 points while the Shanghai Composite Index was unchanged at 3,340.53. Hong...
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