International relations

A man reads a newspaper as air force officers stand guard outside St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, April 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
April 26, 2019 - 3:36 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka (all times local): 1:45 p.m. An official Sri Lanka police Twitter account has been deleted after it misidentified an American human rights activist as a suspected Sri Lankan serial bomber, causing a social media furor. The...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2019, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's limousine is seen at a railway station in Vladivostok, Russia. German automaker Daimler, which makes armored limousines used by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, says it has no idea where he got them and has no business dealings with the North. (AP Photo/Alexander Khitrov, File)
April 26, 2019 - 3:32 am
TOKYO (AP) — German automaker Daimler, which makes armored limousines used by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, says it has no idea where he got them and has no business dealings with the North. Kim has raised eyebrows by using Daimler-branded stretch limousines at several very high-profile summits...
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center right, shakes hands with an honor guard officer before a wreath laying ceremony in Vladivostok, Russia, Friday, April 26, 2019. Kim paid his respects at a ceremony honoring the war dead Friday to wrap up a brief and generally successful visit to the Russian Far East for his first summit with President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Alexander Khitrov)
April 26, 2019 - 2:17 am
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un paid his respects at a ceremony honoring the war dead Friday before wrapping up a brief and generally successful visit to the Russian Far East for his first summit with President Vladimir Putin. Kim left for Pyongyang on Friday afternoon by...
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In this March 2, 2019, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves from his train as he arrives at the railway station in Dong Dang, Vietnam, for an expected meeting with President Trump. (AP Photo/Minh Hoang, File)
April 26, 2019 - 2:17 am
TOKYO (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's decision to take a train to his summit with President Vladimir Putin in Russia's far east hints at the potential of a much bigger dream long held by many in Asia: unimpeded travel by rail from the southern tip of the Korean Peninsula to Moscow and...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin walks on stage to deliver his speech at the opening ceremony of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) in Beijing Friday, April 26, 2019. (How Hwee Young/Pool Photo via AP)
April 26, 2019 - 12:50 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China's Belt and Road infrastructure building conference. (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says China's Belt and Road infrastructure initiative meshes perfectly with the goals of the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union. Putin's comments...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2016, file photo, American student Otto Warmbier, center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea reportedly insisted the U.S. pay $2 million in medical costs in 2017 before it released dWarmbier while he was in a coma. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin, File)
April 25, 2019 - 3:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea reportedly insisted the U.S. agree to pay $2 million in medical costs in 2017 before it released detained American college student Otto Warmbier while he was in a coma, according to a report published Thursday. The Washington Post, citing two people familiar with the...
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Father Niroshan Perera places a cross during the funeral service of Dhami Brandy, 13, who was killed during Easter Sunday's bomb blast at St. Sebastian Church, in Negombo, Sri Lanka Thursday, April 25, 2019. The U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka warned Thursday that places of worship could be targeted for militant attacks over the coming weekend, as police searched for more suspects in the Islamic State-claimed Easter suicide bombings that killed over 350 people. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
April 25, 2019 - 12:25 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka on Thursday lowered the death toll from the Easter suicide bombings by nearly one-third, to 253, as authorities hunted urgently for a least five more suspects and braced for the possibility of more attacks in the coming days. In rolling back the number of dead...
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives at the V4+Japan summit in Bratislava, Slovakia, Thursday, April 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
April 25, 2019 - 11:12 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and top European Union officials are discussing trade, bilateral ties and North Korea, on the latest leg of Abe's international tour to prepare for the G-20 summit in June. The Japanese premier, EU Council President Donald Tusk and EU Commission...
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CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin prepares to place a sign against Juan Guiado, opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela, outside the shuttered Venezuelan Embassy, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Washington. Activists have been staging a round-the-clock vigil inside the embassy, occupying it to prevent the Guiado opposition from taking over the building. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
April 25, 2019 - 11:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. supporters of embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (nee-koh-LAHS' mah-DOO'-roh) are being warned to end a sit-in protest at the country's shuttered embassy in Washington. U.S. envoy for Venezuela Elliott Abrams says the protesters who have camped out at the embassy...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un take an elevator heading to the talks in Vladivostok, Russia, Thursday, April 25, 2019. Putin and Kim are set to have one-on-one meeting at the Far Eastern State University on the Russky Island across a bridge from Vladivostok. The meeting will be followed by broader talks involving officials from both sides. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 5:34 am
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said after his summit with Kim Jong Un Thursday that the North Korean leader is ready to proceed toward denuclearization — but needs solid security guarantees to do so. Putin said that he will be willing to share details of the summit with...
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