International incidents

The newly elected Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar talks to his supporters after winning the Turkish Cypriots election in the Turkish occupied area in the north part of the divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. Ersin Tatar, a hardliner who favors even closer ties with Turkey and a tougher stance with rival Greek Cypriots in peace talks has defeated the leftist incumbent in the Turkish Cypriot leadership runoff. (AP Photo/Nedim Enginsoy)
October 18, 2020 - 2:52 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A hardliner who won a Turkish Cypriot leadership election said Sunday he's ready to resume dormant talks aimed at ending Cyprus' 46-year ethnic division, as long as rival Greek Cypriots come to grips with Turkey's regional might. Ersin Tatar, who favors fully aligning Turkish...
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October 16, 2020 - 12:41 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey and Ukraine signed military cooperation agreements in Istanbul on Friday, deepening a defense partnership seen as an effort to counterbalance Russia’s dominance in the Black Sea region. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan oversaw the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2015, file photo, warheads are paraded during a military parade during celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of North Korea's Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea. For months, North Korea has been relatively uncombative, as leader Kim Jong Un grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, a string of natural disasters and the deepening economic pain from years of tough U.S.-led sanctions. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
October 08, 2020 - 2:52 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For months, North Korea has been relatively uncombative, as leader Kim Jong Un grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, natural disasters and the deepening economic pain under years of tough U.S.-led sanctions. But ahead of the 75th founding anniversary of his ruling party...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, wearing a face mask to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, inspects a military honour guard at the parliament, in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Turkey's government is being accused of hiding the true extent of the country's coronavirus outbreak after the health minister revealed that the daily COVID-19 figures published by his ministry reflect only patients with symptoms and not all positive cases. (Turkish Presidency via AP. Pool)
October 06, 2020 - 11:26 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Tuesday that Turkey’s negotiations on joining the world’s biggest trade bloc shouldn't be accelerated because of its failure to uphold democratic standards, protect the independence of its courts and effectively fight corruption. In a scathing report on...
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People walk inside a building, destroyed by shelling by Armenian forces in Barda, Azerbaijan, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. The fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh resumed Monday, with both sides accusing each other of launching attacks. The region lies in Azerbaijan but has been under the control of ethnic Armenian forces backed by Armenia since the end of a separatist war in 1994. (Unal Cam/DHA via AP)
October 05, 2020 - 2:55 pm
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia accused Azerbaijan of firing missiles into the capital of the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh on Monday, while Azerbaijan said several of its towns and its second-largest city were attacked. Iran, which borders both countries, said it was working on a peace...
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October 05, 2020 - 9:43 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A British court on Monday threw into question who controls nearly $2 billion in Venezuelan gold stowed in a London bank vault amid a power struggle between President Nicolás Maduro and his leading rival. The appeals court ruling set aside a British judge’s earlier decision...
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In this image taken from video released by the Armenian Defense Ministry on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, Armenian solders guard their position in the self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan. Armenia's Foreign Ministry in a statement "completely" denied reports of shelling the Dashkesan region and said that with those reports Azerbaijan was laying the groundwork for "expanding the geography of hostilities, including the aggression against the Republic of Armenia." (Armenian Defense Ministry via AP)
September 30, 2020 - 12:35 pm
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Heavy fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh continued for a fourth straight day on Wednesday, with statements from both sides indicating that the flare-up of a decades-old conflict that has killed dozens of people...
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In this photo provided by the United Nations, Heiko Maas, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany, speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at UN headquarters in New York. (Rick Bajornas/UN Photo via AP)
September 30, 2020 - 1:18 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — This year's U.N. General Assembly meeting began with calls for multilateralism and cooperation — a declaration that the urgency for countries to unite “has rarely been greater.” It concluded with a parade of divisive grievances that echoed when the final gavel fell. Leader...
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis pose during their visit at the Naval Support Activity base at Souda, on the Greek island of Crete, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. Pompeo visited a U.S. naval base at Souda Bay on the southern Greek island of Crete Tuesday, ahead of a meeting with Greece's prime minister on the second day of his trip to the country. (Aris Messinis/Pool viaAP)
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September 29, 2020 - 7:53 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed support Tuesday for talks between Greece and Turkey, NATO allies whose relations deteriorated to the point where both had warships facing off in the Mediterranean Sea. Speaking from the Souda Bay military base on the Greek island...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias speak during their meeting in the northern city of Thessaloniki, Greece, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. Pompeo and Dendias, will sign a bilateral science and technology agreement, as well as host energy sector business leaders for a discussion to highlight energy diversification and infrastructure projects in Greece. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos, Pool)
September 28, 2020 - 11:57 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that Washington will use its diplomatic and military influence in the region to try to ease a volatile dispute between NATO allies Greece and Turkey over energy rights in the eastern Mediterranean. Pompeo began a five-day...
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