Foreign aid

A child is disembarked from the ship operated by German aid group Mission Lifeline, carrying 234 migrants, after it docked at the Valletta port in Malta, following a journey of nearly a week while awaiting permission to make landfall, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Eight European nations agreed to accept the passengers who qualify as refugees. (AP Photo/Jonathan Borg)
June 28, 2018 - 10:50 pm
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local): 4:45 a.m. European Union leaders got a breakthrough deal on how to deal with migration after all-night talks to overcome Italian demands for more help. EU Council President Donald Tusk said in a tweet early...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, file photo, a Yemeni soldier allied to the country's internationally recognized government unslings his machine gun on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen. Yemen's yearslong war between Shiite rebels and a Saudi-led coalition backing its exiled government has escalated with an assault on the insurgent-held port city of Hodeida. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
June 15, 2018 - 4:40 am
CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group has urged the United Nations Security Council to warn parties to the Yemen war that they will face sanctions if they fail to provide civilians access to desperately needed aid. The call from Human Rights Watch comes as a Saudi-led coalition tries to retake...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, file photo, a Yemeni soldier allied to the country's internationally recognized government unslings his machine gun on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen. Yemen's yearslong war between Shiite rebels and a Saudi-led coalition backing its exiled government has escalated with an assault on the insurgent-held port city of Hodeida. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
June 14, 2018 - 10:23 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen's exiled government captured a town south of the port city of Hodeida on Thursday as fierce fighting and airstrikes pounded the area on the second day of an offensive to capture the strategic harbor that is the main entry point for food in a...
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Map locates Hodeida, Yemen, where Saudi-led forces began assault; 1c x 2 inches; 46.5 mm x 50 mm;
June 13, 2018 - 1:00 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen's exiled government launched a fierce assault Wednesday on the crucial port city of Hodeida, the biggest offensive of the years-long war in the Arab world's poorest nation for the main entry point for food in a country already...
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June 07, 2018 - 9:00 am
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine's parliament has approved creating an anti-corruption court, a key step toward restoring international financial aid, but it has fired the finance minister who has been an important reform advocate. Ukraine has received only about half of a promised $17.5 billion loan...
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May 24, 2018 - 6:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator said Thursday he's concerned that President Donald Trump's eldest son may have lied to Congress about his knowledge of foreign assistance offered to the Trump campaign. Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware cited Donald Trump Jr.'s testimony on Sept. 7 to the Senate...
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May 17, 2018 - 12:16 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's government plans to spend billions of dollars rebuilding rotting hospitals and improving other infrastructure as the economy continues to grow at a healthy clip. The liberal government on Thursday announced its first budget plan since winning national...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2018 file photo, Kim Yo Jong, left, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, shakes hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. North Korea's abrupt diplomatic outreach in recent months comes after a flurry of weapons tests that marked 2017, including the underground detonation of an alleged thermonuclear warhead and three launches of developmental ICBMs designed to strike the U.S. mainland. Inter-Korean dialogue resumed after Kim in his New Year’s speech proposed talks with the South to reduce animosities and for the North to participate in February’s Winter Olympics in Pyongchang. North Korea sent hundreds of people to the games, including Kim's sister, who expressed her brother's desire to meet with Moon for a summit. South Korean officials later brokered a potential summit between Kim and Trump. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool, File)
April 22, 2018 - 8:50 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Bill Clinton offered oil and reactors. George W. Bush mixed threats and aid. Barack Obama stopped trying after a rocket launch. While Seoul and Washington welcomed Pyongyang's declaration on Saturday to suspend further intercontinental ballistic missile tests and shut down...
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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian government forces overseeing the evacuation of Army of Islam fighters and their families in buses, from the besieged town of Douma, just east of Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 2, 2018. The most powerful Syrian rebel faction on the fringes of Damascus began abandoning its stronghold in the once rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta on Monday, opening the way for government forces to secure full control of the area, after seven years of revolt. (SANA via AP)
April 04, 2018 - 10:38 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 5:35 p.m. The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran have urged the international community to provide more aid for war-ravaged Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Russian President...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2012 file photo, Syrian man cries while holding the body of his son near Dar El Shifa hospital in Aleppo, Syria. For Syrians marking seven years of war this week, their country has never looked as helpless, fragmented and abandoned by the international community. Foreign troops have set up bases across the country, international and regional powers have carved out zones of influence, and military offensives and crippling sieges are driving a surging death toll and new waves of displacement while the world stands paralyzed. (AP Photo/ Manu Brabo, File)
March 15, 2018 - 1:02 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — For Syrians marking seven years of war, their country has never looked as helpless or fragmented. President Bashar Assad has decimated the rebellion, thanks to massive military aid from Russia and Iran, but foreign powers have carved out zones of influence across the country. Hundreds...
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