International agreements

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 file photo, a satellite image from Planet Labs Inc. shows thick black smoke rising from Saudi Aramco's Abqaiq oil processing facility in Buqyaq, Saudi Arabia. The assault on the beating heart of Saudi Arabia's vast oil empire follows a new and dangerous pattern that's emerged across the Persian Gulf this summer of precise attacks that leave few obvious clues of who launched them. (Planet Labs Inc via AP, File)
September 18, 2019 - 1:01 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 10:00 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says U.N. experts have already left for Saudi Arabia to investigate attacks on key Saudi oil installations. Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Santa Ana Star Center, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in Rio Rancho, N.M. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 17, 2019 - 4:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration tried to balance diplomacy with fresh talk of military action Tuesday in response to the fiery missile and drone attack on the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry — a strike marking the most explosive consequence yet of the "maximum pressure" U.S...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2019, file photo, U.S President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands following a news conference at the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France to announce that the U.S. and Japan have agreed in principle on a new trade agreement. On Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, officials in Japan appear wary over the prospects for a trade deal with the U.S. after President Donald Trump said he was prepared to sign a pact soon. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
September 17, 2019 - 1:55 am
TOKYO (AP) — Officials in Japan appeared wary over the prospects for a trade deal with the U.S. after President Donald Trump said he was prepared to sign a pact soon. Japan's chief government spokesman, Yoshihide Suga, said Tuesday that the two sides are still finalizing details after reaching a...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2018, file photo, Kremlin guards perform in Red Square with St. Basil's Cathedral in the background in Moscow, Russia. A negotiating team from the Taliban arrived in Russia, just days after U.S. President Donald Trump declared dead a deal with the insurgent group in Afghanistan, a representative said Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
September 13, 2019 - 2:45 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A negotiating team from the Taliban arrived Friday in Russia, a representative told The Associated Press, just days after U.S. President Donald Trump declared dead a deal with the insurgent group in Afghanistan. Russian state news agency Tass cited the Taliban's Qatar-based spokesman...
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Former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. Kuchma told The Associated Press Friday that he is concerned that the leaders of France and Germany who mediate talks between Russia and Ukraine will push President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to make unacceptable trade-offs to Russia. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
September 13, 2019 - 11:45 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian president's envoy for peace talks with Russia-backed separatists expressed concern Friday that the leaders of France and Germany will push Ukraine to make unacceptable concessions to Russia. Ukraine and Russia have been locked in a bitter standoff since 2014, when...
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New U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft talks to the media after attending her first Security Council meeting, at United Nations headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 12, 2019 - 3:44 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kelly Craft presented her credentials Thursday as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and said she is coming to the world organization "as a voice of America's unwavering commitment to democracy, freedom, human rights and, whenever possible, peaceful resolution of...
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A Palestinian man works on a farm near Bardala, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s election eve vow to annex the Jordan Valley if he is re-elected has sparked an angry Arab rebuke and injected the Palestinians into a campaign that had almost entirely ignored them. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
September 11, 2019 - 1:23 pm
JERICHO, West Bank (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's last-minute vow to annex the Jordan Valley if re-elected next week has sparked Arab condemnation and injected the Palestinians into a political campaign that had almost entirely ignored them. Netanyahu has made similar promises...
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In this photo released by the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a cabinet meeting in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Rouhani reiterated a threat that Tehran would take additional steps away from the 2015 nuclear accord on Friday and accelerate its nuclear activities if Europe fails to provide a solution, calling it Iran's third, "most important step" away from the deal. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)
September 11, 2019 - 12:18 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president urged the U.S. on Wednesday to "put warmongers aside" as tensions roil the Persian Gulf amid an escalating crisis between Washington and Tehran in the wake of the collapsing nuclear deal with world powers. Hassan Rouhani's remarks signaled approval of President...
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, cheered by a rise on Wall Street amid some signs of easing tensions between the U.S. and China on trade issues. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
September 11, 2019 - 6:06 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher Wednesday amid some signs of easing tensions between the United States and China on trade issues. Investors seemed to be cheered by China's move to exempt American industrial grease and some other imports from tariff hikes in a trade war with Washington...
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Incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announces Ireland's Phil Hogan as candidate for EU Trade Commissioner during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday unveiled her team of candidates for the EU commission. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
September 10, 2019 - 6:28 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The incoming president of the European Union's powerful executive arm on Tuesday nominated Irishman Phil Hogan to lead future EU trade talks, which could put him in charge of negotiations with Britain after Brexit. "I think the trade commissioner, who will have to deal with the...
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