International relations

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a press availability with Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
August 09, 2019 - 1:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 2017 Trump administration hiring freeze at the State Department had devastating effects, hurting core functions such as providing services to U.S. citizens abroad and protecting embassies, the agency's internal watchdog said Friday. The department's inspector general said all...
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A Kashmiri prepares to catch a stone during an anti-India protest Srinagar, India, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. The predominantly Muslim area has been under an unprecedented security lockdown and near-total communications blackout to prevent unrest and protests after India's Hindu nationalist-led government said Monday it was revoking Kashmir’s special constitutional status and downgrading its statehood. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
August 09, 2019 - 1:30 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — A strict curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir in effect for a fifth day was eased Friday to allow residents to pray at mosques, officials said, but some protests still broke out in the disputed region despite thousands of security forces in the streets as tensions remained high...
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In this photo released from Cyprus' Press and Informations Office, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, left, UN Secretary General's Special Representative to Cyprus Elizabeth Spehar, center, and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci are seen during their meeting inside the UN buffer zone in divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. The rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus are meeting to scope out whether there's enough common ground for a return to formal peace talks. (Stavros Ioannides/PIO via AP)
August 09, 2019 - 11:03 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The leaders of the ethnically divided east Mediterranean island of Cyprus are ready to meet with the U.N. secretary-general next month to map out possible next steps toward a resumption of formal reunification talks, officials said Friday. U.N. spokesman Aleem Siddique said...
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Pakistani Kashmiris burn effigies of Indian leaders at a protest in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan, capital of Pakistani Kashmir, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. Islamabad said it would downgrade its diplomatic ties with New Delhi, expel the Indian ambassador and suspend trade. Prime Minister Imran Khan told Pakistan's National Security Committee that his government will use all diplomatic channels "to expose the brutal Indian racist regime" and human rights violations in Kashmir, the government's statement said. (AP Photo/M.D. Mughal)
August 09, 2019 - 9:39 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on Kashmir (all times local): 6 p.m. About 8,000 supporters of a Pakistani Islamist party are marching toward the Indian embassy in Islamabad to denounce New Delhi's actions to change the special status of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. The supporters of the...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base after meeting with people affected by the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 09, 2019 - 8:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Now is the summer (vacation) of the president's discontent. As Donald Trump prepares to leave on Friday for his annual August holiday at his lush New Jersey golf club, he's confronting a storm of crises, at home and abroad, that could set the course for his reelection bid. With his...
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Children look at candles lit up at the Peace Park in Nagasaki Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, a day before the 74th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of the southwestern Japan city. (Kyodo News via AP)
August 09, 2019 - 5:46 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nagasaki marked the 74th anniversary of the atomic bombing on Friday, as the mayor criticized nuclear states including the U.S. and Russia for challenging survivors' efforts toward a nuclear-free world. Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue lamented in his peace declaration that the opinion...
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Hua Qu, the wife of Xiyue Wang, a Princeton University graduate student being held at an Iranian prison, speaks at a news conference to mark the third anniversary of her husband's imprisonment, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, at the National Press Club in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 08, 2019 - 5:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of a Princeton University graduate student imprisoned in Iran said Thursday that her husband is not a spy as she appealed for international cooperation to secure his release. "I plead for the gate of mercy to be opened for him, and I hope he can come back to us as soon as...
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Indians watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi address the nation in a televised speech, in an electronics store in Jammu, India, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. Modi says a federally-ruled Indian portion of Kashmir will help end decades-old separatism incited by archrival Pakistan. Describing changes in Kashmir as historic, Modi assures Kashmiri people that the situation in the region will soon become normal. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
August 08, 2019 - 2:20 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the nation Thursday night that he stripped Kashmir of its statehood and special constitutional status in order to free the disputed Himalayan region of "terrorism and separatism." Modi's Hindu-led nationalist government imposed an...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2018 file photo, people cast their ballots ahead of the Nov. 6, general election at Jim Miller Park in Marietta, Ga. Georgia election officials have little room for error as they work to replace thousands of outdated voting machines statewide in only a matter of months. The state is making a $106 million purchase of new voting machines. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
August 08, 2019 - 12:00 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia election officials have no time to spare as they replace outdated voting machines ahead of the presidential primaries. The state is buying 30,000 voting machines for $106 million from Dominion Voting Systems, even as it fends off legal challenges. The new machines offer a...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2019, file photo, Kimberly Breier, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, speaks at a news conference at the 49th OAS General Assembly in Medellin, Colombia. U.S. officials say the Trump administration’s top diplomat for Latin America has resigned amid internal disputes over immigration policy for the region. (AP Photo/Luis Benavides, File)
August 07, 2019 - 10:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's top diplomat for Latin America has resigned amid internal disputes over immigration policy for the region, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Two officials and a congressional aide said Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Kimberly...
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