Foreign Policy

President Donald Trump gestures after stepping off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, June 7, 2019, in Washington. Trump is returning from a trip to Europe. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 08, 2019 - 5:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's deal to avert his threatened tariffs on Mexico includes few new solutions to swiftly stem the surge of Central American migrants flowing over America's southern border. But it delivers enough for Trump to claim a political win. The decision — announced by...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
June 07, 2019 - 7:42 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized the United States for using pressure and sanctions to maintain its economic supremacy, hurting international trade and eroding global stability. Speaking Friday at an investment forum in St. Petersburg, the Russian leader...
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European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, right, shakes hands with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
June 05, 2019 - 9:07 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is urging the European Union to step up sanctions against Russia amid continued tensions in the eastern Donbass region and Crimea. After talks Wednesday with European Council President Donald Tusk, Zelenskiy thanked the bloc for its "...
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A Chinese paramilitary policeman stands guard in front of Mao Zedong's portrait on Tiananmen Gate on the 30th anniversary of a bloody crackdown of pro-democracy protesters in Beijing on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Critics say the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, which left hundreds, possibly thousands, dead, set the ruling Communist Party on its present course of ruthless suppression, summary incarceration and the frequent use of violence against opponents in the name of "stability maintenance." (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
June 04, 2019 - 6:12 am
BEIJING (AP) — Dissidents silenced. Security tightened. References scrubbed from the internet. China went into customary lockdown Tuesday for the 30th anniversary of the bloody military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, a telling reminder of the ruling Communist Party's emphasis in the ensuing...
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The large portrait of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong on Tiananmen Gate next to Tiananmen Square is seen through the window of car in Beijing, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Chinese authorities stepped up security Tuesday around Tiananmen Square in central Beijing, a reminder of the government's attempts to quash any memories of a bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protests 30 years ago. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
June 04, 2019 - 3:07 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Chinese overseas are reporting they are being blocked from posting on a popular Chinese social networking site. Three people said on Twitter that their attempts to post on Weibo were...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a press conference with Swiss foreign minister Ignazio Cassis at the CastelGrande as part of Pompeo's visit in Bellinzona, Switzerland, Sunday, 2 June 2019. (Samuel Golay/Keystone via AP)
June 02, 2019 - 5:43 pm
BELLINZONA, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the Trump administration is ready for unconditional discussions with Iran in an effort to ease rising tensions that have sparked fears of conflict. But the United States will not relent in trying to pressure the...
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United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, right, brief the media after a meeting at the foreign ministry's guest house Villa Borsig in Berlin, Germany, Friday, May 31, 2019. Mike Pompeo is making his first visit to Germany as secretary of state at the start of a four-nation European trip as tensions rise between the U.S. and Iran. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
May 31, 2019 - 6:30 am
BERLIN (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that Washington would not stand in the way of a system that Europeans are developing to shield companies from American sanctions if they deal with Iran, so long as the focus is providing humanitarian and other permitted goods. Pompeo,...
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May 30, 2019 - 12:54 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says U.S. President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has gifted him an official State Department map, updated to incorporate the long-disputed Golan Heights as part of Israel. Speaking at a news conference in Jerusalem on Thursday,...
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European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, left, and European Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy Johannes Hahn participate in a media conference on the EU enlargement Package 2019 at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. The European Union says Turkey continues to distance itself from the bloc and its values and sees no reason to unblock the country's EU membership talks. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
May 29, 2019 - 12:13 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission on Wednesday urged European Union nations to open membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia, saying the Balkans countries "have delivered on reforms." EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told reporters that accession talks with the two...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2019 file photo, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. Shanahan is set to deliver the commencement address to the 2019 graduating class of the U.S. Naval Academy. The former Boeing executive will speak Friday, May 24, 2019, at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
May 29, 2019 - 10:55 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Tensions may be high in the Middle East, but the man chosen by President Donald Trump to run the Pentagon is turning his focus to China. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrived Wednesday in Asia on a high-profile weeklong trip that is intended to reinforce that...
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