International relations

An injured man is carried into an ambulance after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, March 6, 2020. Gunmen in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul attacked a remembrance ceremony for a minority Shiite leader on Friday, wounding more than a dozen of people, officials said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
March 06, 2020 - 1:20 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen opened fire Friday at a ceremony in Afghanistan's capital attended by prominent political leaders, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens more before the two attackers were slain by police, officials said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for...
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Specialist Anthony Rinaldi prepares for the day's trading, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, March 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 06, 2020 - 8:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in January as exports fell but imports fell more. The politically sensitive trade gap with China widened. The Commerce Department said Friday that the divide between what the U.S. sells and what it buys abroad dropped 6.7% in January to $45.3...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shake hands during a news conference after their talks in the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 5, 2020. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, say they have reached agreements that could end fighting in northwestern Syria. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool)
March 06, 2020 - 7:21 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Idlib's skies were completely free of Russian and Syrian government warplanes for the first time in weeks Friday, and residents reported a relative but tense calm as a cease-fire deal brokered by Turkey and Russia took hold in Syria's northwestern province. The truce halted a...
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Greek riot police police is seen through smoke during clashes at the Greek-Turkish border in Kastanies, Evros region, on Friday, March 6, 2020. Thousands of refugees and other asylum-seekers have tried to enter Greece from the land and sea in the week since Turkey declared its previously guarded gateways to Europe open. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)
March 06, 2020 - 7:18 am
KASTANIES, Greece (AP) — Clashes between Greek riot police and migrants attempting to cross the border from Turkey erupted anew Friday as European Union foreign ministers held an emergency meeting to discuss the situation on the Turkey-Greece border and in Syria, where Turkish troops are fighting...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2004, file photo, U.S. Rep. Amory Houghton Jr., R-N.Y., speaks during a U.S. Congressional delegation visit in Baghdad, Iraq. Houghton, who served as chairman of Corning Glass Works, before the company changed its name to Corning Inc., for nearly 20 years, and then served for 18 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, died Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at his Corning, N.Y., home. He was 93. (AP Photo/Jim MacMillan, Pool, File)
March 06, 2020 - 2:41 am
CORNING, N.Y. (AP) — Amory Houghton Jr., who led his family's glass company in upstate New York and later spent nearly two decades in Congress as a Republican with a reputation for breaking with his party, died Wednesday. He was 93. Houghton, who was known as simply “Amo,” was first elected at age...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2020, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, walks with Saudi ambassador to the United States Princess Reema Bint Bandar at Princess Reema's Palace in Riyadh. With Joe Biden re-emerging as the front-runner in the Democratic presidential race, Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States dismisses Biden's description of the kingdom as a "pariah." Ambassador Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud said in an interview with The Associated Press recent presidents have always carried on a good relationship between the two countries after taking office. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP, File)
March 06, 2020 - 1:25 am
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the U.S. dismissed the top two Democratic presidential contenders' criticisms of her country, saying Thursday that candidates' opinions tend to change once they become president. Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud shrugged off both Bernie Sanders...
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shake hands after a joint news conference followed six-hour talks in the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 5, 2020. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
March 05, 2020 - 4:26 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The presidents of Russia and Turkey said they reached agreement on a cease-fire to begin at midnight Thursday in northwestern Syria, where escalating fighting had threatened to put forces from the two countries into direct conflict. The deal struck by Russian President Vladimir Putin...
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European Commission's Head of Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom Michel Barnier speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, March 5, 2020. The Brexit negotiators have said there are many divergences between the 27-country bloc and the UK after the first round of negotiations aimed at defining their future relationship. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
March 05, 2020 - 11:11 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The EU's chief trade negotiator with former member Britain warned Thursday of “serious divergences" between the two sides after the conclusion of the first round of talks. Britain, meanwhile, predicted a tough road ahead for the talks, which aim to secure a new agreement for trade...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, March, 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
March 05, 2020 - 10:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than 24 hours after President Donald Trump said he had a “very good talk” with a Taliban leader and insisted the militants want to end the violence, a U.S. military drone targeted the group in retaliation for an uptick in attacks against Afghan forces. It made clear the...
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Migrants walk across a bridge in Edirne near the Turkish-Greek border on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Greece countered accusations from Turkey Wednesday that it was responsible for the death of a migrant, as its border authorities strove for a sixth day to keep thousands of migrants out by using tear gas, stun grenades and water cannons. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
March 05, 2020 - 6:46 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey said Thursday it would deploy special forces along its land border with Greece to prevent Greek authorities from pushing back migrants trying to cross into Europe, after Turkey declared its previously guarded gateways to Europe open. Thousands of migrants and refugees...
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