Territorial disputes

El Salvador's Foreign Minister Carlos Castaneda and China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi celebrate a toast at a signing ceremony to mark the establishment of diplomatic relations between El Salvador and China at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
August 21, 2018 - 12:38 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan broke off diplomatic ties with El Salvador on Tuesday as the Central American country defected to rival Beijing in the latest blow to the self-ruled island China has been trying to isolate on the global stage. The break in ties means Taiwan is recognized as a sovereign...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, a child receives a measles vaccination in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The World Health Organization (WTO) said Monday Aug. 20, 2018, the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 with at least 37 people dead from the disease, and called for increased immunization rates to prevent an endemic. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, FILE)
August 20, 2018 - 12:16 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 and at least 37 people have died. The U.N. agency's European office said Monday more than 41,000 measles cases were reported in the region during the first half...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2004 file photo, Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee greets the audience as he arrives for a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi, India. Former prime minister Vajpayee, who pursued both nuclear weapons and peace talks with Pakistan, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at age 93. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan)
August 16, 2018 - 8:07 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Hindu nationalist who set off a nuclear arms race with rival Pakistan but later reached across the border to begin a groundbreaking peace process, died on Thursday after a prolonged illness. He was 93. The All India Institute of...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018 file photo, Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen attends a news conference in Taipei, Taiwan. When Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen departs Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, for Latin America, she’ll be traveling to a region she’s already visited three times in two years. As Tsai crosses the halfway mark of her first four-year term, an eight-day swing through Paraguay and Belize is a reflection of how Taiwan’s diplomatic isolation has worsened in the midst of a suffocating Chinese pressure campaign. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
August 10, 2018 - 9:50 pm
BEIJING (AP) — When Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen departs Sunday for Latin America, she'll be traveling to a region she's already visited three times in two years. She doesn't have many other options. As Tsai crosses the halfway mark of her first four-year term, an eight-day swing through...
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Palestinians inspect the damaged building of Said al-Mis'hal cultural center after it was hit bombed by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. The Palestinian Health Ministry says several bystanders were wounded in Thursday evening's airstrike in the Shati refugee camp. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
August 10, 2018 - 2:44 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Gaza's militant Islamic Hamas rulers and Israel appeared to be honoring a cease-fire Friday that ended two days of an intense flare-up in violence amid efforts by neighboring Egypt to negotiate between the two sides. Israel's military said that no rockets were fired from Gaza at...
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Palestinian mourners chant Islamic slogans while carrying the coffin of 23-year-old pregnant mother Enas Khamash and her daughter Bayan, whose picture is on the coffin, during their funeral in Deir el-Balah, central Gaza Strip, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. Israeli warplanes have hit dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip, while Palestinian militants fired scores of rockets into Israel in a fierce burst of violence overnight. At least three Palestinians, including Khamash and her daughter, were reported killed and seven people were wounded on the Israeli side. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
August 09, 2018 - 8:52 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli warplanes struck dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip and three people were reported killed there, while Palestinian militants from the territory fired scores of rockets into Israel in a fierce burst of violence overnight and into Thursday morning. The flare-up comes as...
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FILE In this file photo taken on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, A column of Russian armoured vehicles seen on their way to the South Ossetian capital Tskhinvali somewhere in the Georgian breakaway region, South Ossetia, Georgia. The Russian military quickly routed the Georgian army during the August 2008 war. Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in an interview broadcast by Russian state television Tuesday Aug. 7, 2018, on the 10th anniversary of the Russia-Georgia war, issued a stern warning that incorporating Georgia into NATO could trigger a new "horrible" conflict.(AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev, File)
August 07, 2018 - 9:56 am
MOSCOW (AP) — An attempt by NATO to incorporate the former Soviet republic of Georgia could trigger a new, "horrible" conflict, Russia's prime minister said Tuesday in a stern warning to the West marking 10 years since the Russia-Georgia war. Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with the Kommersant...
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Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, left, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov talk during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
July 31, 2018 - 12:31 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian and Japanese officials are expressing hope that business ties between the two countries will help solve a long-standing dispute over four Pacific islands. The argument centers on the four most southern of the Kuril Islands, which Japan calls the Northern Territories. The...
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Ahed Tamimi waves after she visited the tomb of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, July 29, 2018. Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi and her mother Nariman returned home to a hero's welcome in her West Bank village on Sunday after Israel released the 17-year-old from prison at the end of her eight-month sentence for slapping and kicking Israeli soldiers. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
July 29, 2018 - 6:00 am
NABI SALEH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi returned home to a hero's welcome in her West Bank village on Sunday after Israel released the 17-year-old from prison at the end of her eight-month sentence for slapping and kicking Israeli soldiers. Ahed and her mother, Nariman...
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CORRECTS AGE FROM 12 TO 11 -Palestinian relatives of 11 year-old boy, Majdi al-Satari, who was shot and killed by Israeli troops on Friday's ongoing protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, mourn at the family home during his funeral in town of Rafah, Southern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 28, 2018. Gaza health officials said two Palestinians were killed and dozens injured by Israeli fire at a weekly border protest on Friday. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
July 28, 2018 - 9:20 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian teen died Saturday of wounds sustained by Israel army fire at a border protest a day earlier, Gaza's Health Ministry said, as thousands attended the funerals of an 11-year-old boy and a man on crutches also killed in that demonstration. More than 140...
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