International agreements

Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, sits in front of the Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte ahead of the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding at Rome's Villa Madama, Saturday, March 23, 2019. Italy signed a memorandum of understanding with China on Saturday in support of Beijing's "Belt and Road" initiative, which aims to weave a network of ports, bridges and power plants linking China with Africa, Europe and beyond. (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA Via AP)
March 23, 2019 - 1:32 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy signed a memorandum of understanding with China on Saturday supporting Beijing's "Belt and Road" initiative, which aims to weave a network of ports, bridges and power plants linking China with Africa, Europe and beyond. With the move, Italy becomes the first member of the Group of...
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Activists wave flags and hold signs during an anti-Brexit campaign stunt outside EU headquarters during an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, March 21, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May is trying to persuade European Union leaders to delay Brexit by up to three months, just eight days before Britain is scheduled to leave the bloc. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
March 22, 2019 - 12:07 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Labour lawmaker Hilary Benn says Prime Minister Theresa May needs to start considering alternatives to her divorce deal with the European Union to avert the crisis a no-deal Brexit would bring. The day after EU leaders agreed to...
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March 22, 2019 - 6:07 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says North Korea has withdrawn its staff from an inter-Korean liaison office in North Korea. The development came after the second U.S.-North Korea summit talks in Vietnam last month collapsed due to disputes over U.S.-led sanctions on the country. Seoul's...
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An anti-Brexit supporter stands by European and British Union flags placed opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, Monday, March 18, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May was making a last-minute push Monday to win support for her European Union divorce deal, warning opponents that failure to approve it would mean a long — and possibly indefinite — delay to Brexit. Parliament has rejected the agreement twice, but May aims to try a third time this week if she can persuade enough lawmakers to change their minds. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 20, 2019 - 12:54 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 5:15 p.m. European Union chief Donald Tusk says the EU will agree to a short Brexit delay on the condition that U.K. lawmakers approve a divorce agreement they've rejected twice. Tusk said Wednesday "that a...
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President Donald Trump and visiting Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro shake hands as they conclude a news conference on the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 19, 2019 - 8:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed Brazil's new far-right leader to the White House Tuesday and made clear that flattery pays. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — the "Trump of the Tropics"— ran an unabashedly pro-Trump, pro-American campaign last year, emulating Trump in tone and...
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro speaks at the Chamber of Commerce in Washington, Monday, March 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 18, 2019 - 9:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of Brazil made an unusual visit to CIA headquarters Monday and later spoke of his admiration for the United States on the second day of a trip that reflected his country's shift to a more pro-American stance. President Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right politician who...
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A currency trader walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 18, 2019. Asian shares were mixed Monday as investors continued to watch for signs the U.S. and China could be making progress on critical negotiations aimed at resolving a trade war between the world's two biggest economies. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
March 18, 2019 - 8:20 am
TOKYO (AP) — European shares were mixed by midday while Asian markets closed higher on Monday as investors awaited signs the U.S. and China could be making progress in negotiations on resolving the trade war between the two biggest economies. France's CAC 40 was unchanged at 5,405. Germany's DAX...
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In this March 15, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks about border security in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Washington. Trump’s veto of a bipartisan congressional resolution rejecting his border emergency declaration is more than a milestone. It signals a new era of tenser relations between the two ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 16, 2019 - 5:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's first congressional veto was more than a milestone: It signals a new era of ever more fraught relations between the two ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. Trump's legislative agenda was stymied even before his party lost unified control of Washington at the...
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Surveillance cameras are mounted on a lamp post near the large portrait of Chinese leader Mao Zedong at the Tiananmen Gate in Beijing, Friday, March 15, 2019. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday denied Beijing tells its companies to spy abroad, refuting U.S. warnings that Chinese technology suppliers might be a security risk. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 16, 2019 - 4:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. business groups said Friday they are encouraged by China's approval of a new law that loosens restrictions on foreign investment and said it could help smooth the way to a substantive trade agreement between the two countries. China's ceremonial legislature passed a measure...
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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan goes before the Senate Armed Services Committee to discuss the Department of Defense budget, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 14, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 15, 2019 - 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his national security team had an hourlong, classified meeting on Afghanistan on Friday, a day after a top Afghan official openly complained that the Trump administration was keeping his government in the dark about its negotiations with the Taliban. The...
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