International relations

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, gestures as he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel speak to the media after their talks at Putin's residence in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Russia for talks with President Vladimir Putin expected to focus on the unresolved conflict in Ukraine and the civil war in Syria. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
May 02, 2017 - 11:36 am
MOSCOW (AP) — During a tense appearance with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin denied on Tuesday that Moscow ever interferes in elections in other countries. Speaking during a joint news conference following talks at his Black Sea residence, Putin said accusations of...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel shake hands prior to their talks at Putin's residence in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Russia for talks with President Vladimir Putin expected to focus on the unresolved conflict in Ukraine and the civil war in Syria. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
May 02, 2017 - 9:56 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 4:55 p.m. President Vladimir Putin has denied that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Speaking during a joint news conference Tuesday with Germany's...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel shake hands prior to their talks at Putin's residence in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Russia for talks with President Vladimir Putin expected to focus on the unresolved conflict in Ukraine and the civil war in Syria. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
May 02, 2017 - 9:24 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 4:20 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to help protect the right of gays in Chechnya following reports they are...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 a woman passes a shopping arcade with Greek flags, where shops closed because of the crisis in central Athens. Over the past seven years, austerity has left visible scars in Greece’s capital. A walk around Athens reveals more homeless than ever despite some signs of a rosier economic outlook. Thousands of shops, mostly small businesses, are shuttered here and across the country. In what used to be a busy shopping arcade, closed stores are padlocked against a backdrop of hanging Greek flags. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
May 02, 2017 - 9:13 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Over the past seven years, austerity has left visible scars in Greece's capital. A walk around Athens reveals more homeless people than ever despite some signs of a rosier economic outlook. Thousands of shops, mostly small businesses, are shuttered here and across the country...
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May 02, 2017 - 9:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — Top health officials from the 20 leading and emerging economies are planning to simulate their response to a possible global disease outbreak. A memo on the May 19-20 summit in Berlin states the meeting will include a four-hour "tabletop exercise" involving ministers and...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel talk during their meeting at Putin's residence in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Russia for talks with President Vladimir Putin expected to focus on the unresolved conflict in Ukraine and the civil war in Syria. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
May 02, 2017 - 8:22 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to his Black Sea residence on Tuesday for talks expected to focus on the unresolved conflict in eastern Ukraine and the civil war in Syria. Germany and Russia are at odds over both conflicts, but Putin has...
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Protesters chant slogans in front of Riot police cordon outside a hotel where bailout inspectors were due to resume talks with the Greek government in Athens, on Monday, May 1, 2017. Several thousand protesters have gathered outside Greece's parliament as May Day rallies kicked off around the country, and unions braced for more austerity measures imposed by bailout lenders. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
May 02, 2017 - 7:07 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece and its rescue creditors have reached a deal needed to unfreeze the country's bailout program and avoid a default this summer, though it leaves Greeks facing years more of austerity and hardship. Following months of tough negotiations, the government and creditors...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 a woman passes a shopping arcade with Greek flags, where shops closed because of the crisis in central Athens. Over the past seven years, austerity has left visible scars in Greece’s capital. A walk around Athens reveals more homeless than ever despite some signs of a rosier economic outlook. Thousands of shops, mostly small businesses, are shuttered here and across the country. In what used to be a busy shopping arcade, closed stores are padlocked against a backdrop of hanging Greek flags. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
May 02, 2017 - 6:31 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Over the past seven years, austerity has left visible scars in Greece's capital. A walk around Athens reveals more homeless than ever despite some signs of a rosier economic outlook. Thousands of shops, mostly small businesses, are shuttered here and across the country. In...
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A man walks past a board displaying United States and North Korea national flags in Beijing, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. President Donald Trump opened the door Monday to a future meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, offering unusual praise for the globally ostracized leader at a time of surging nuclear tensions. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
May 02, 2017 - 6:29 am
BEIJING (AP) — China urged the United States and North Korea on Tuesday to make contact "as soon as possible" and ease tensions amid rising belligerence from the two sides over the North's nuclear weapons program. The call for negotiations from China's Foreign Ministry came after President Donald...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2016, file photo, Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda attends the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Chengdu in Southwestern China's Sichuan province. Japan’s central bank chief Kuroda said Tuesday, May 2, 2017, Asia needs all the help it can get in fighting poverty as both wealthy and poor nations grapple with widening inequality. Kuroda said he welcomes Beijing’s push to support regional growth through the Chinese-initiated Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool, File)
May 02, 2017 - 5:45 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asia needs all the help it can get in fighting poverty as both wealthy and poor nations grapple with widening inequality, Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said Tuesday. Kuroda welcomed China's push to support regional growth through the Beijing-backed Asia Infrastructure Investment...
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