United States Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a statement in front of the 'Warsaw Uprising Monument' in Warsaw.

Pence urges Europe to quit Iran deal, stop busting sanctions

The Trump administration lashed out at some of America's closest traditional allies Thursday, accusing Britain, France and Germany of trying to bust U.S. sanctions against Iran and calling on European nations to join the United States in withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear deal.

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A shopper walks past a Huawei store at a shopping mall in Beijing.

China's Huawei soft power push raises hard questions

Canada's national game — brought to you by China's Huawei.

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States Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Poland's President Andrzej Duda.

Absent Iran takes center stage at Mideast talks in Poland

Although it is absent from the stage, Iran is nevertheless taking the spotlight at a Middle East security conference co-hosted by the United States and Poland that has highlighted deep divisions between the U.S. and some of its traditional allies.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in Jerusalem.

Israeli leader hopes summit brings Arab ties out in the open

The Mideast conference in Poland that started Wednesday offers Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an opportunity to flaunt in public what he has long boasted about happening behind the scenes — his country's improved relations with some Gulf Arab nations.

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Demonstrators chant

Maduro challenger plans caravans for US aid to Venezuela

Opposition leader Juan Guaido said Tuesday that he will try to run caravans of badly needed food and medicine into Venezuela but won't start for nearly two weeks, a timeline that threatens to deflate momentum toward unseating entrenched President Nicolas Maduro.

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In this Jan. 19, 2017 photo provided by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

Notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman convicted

Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted guns and a naked escape with his mistress through a tunnel.

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A supporter of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds a poster of him during a rally in Urena, Venezuela.

Venezuela's crisis hits stand-still over emergency aid

Nearly three weeks after the Trump administration backed an all-out effort to force out President Nicolas Maduro, the embattled socialist leader is holding strong and defying predictions of an imminent demise.

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Refugee soccer player Bahraini Hakeem al-Araibi leaves the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand.

Bahrain refugee soccer player freed by Thailand, heads home

A refugee soccer player was freed by Thailand and left on a flight to Australia early Tuesday after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking his extradition to Bahrain in a case that has drawn worldwide attention.

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FILE - In this June 27, 2008 file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, the cooling tower of the Yongbyon nuclear complex is demolished in Yongbyon, North Korea.

Trump-Kim summit to focus on NKorea nuke complex, US rewards

When President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un first met in Singapore last year, there was pomp, there was circumstance, but there wasn't much substance.

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South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, right, and Timothy Betts, acting Deputy Assistant Secretary and Senior Advisor for Security Negotiations and Agreements in the U.S. Department of State.

South Korea, US sign cost-sharing deal for American troops

South Korea and the United States struck a new deal Sunday that increases Seoul's contribution for the cost of the American military presence on its soil, overcoming previous failed negotiations that caused worries about their decades-long alliance.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May.

May urges UK lawmakers: Give me more time to get Brexit deal

With Brexit just 47 days away, the British government asked lawmakers on Sunday to give Prime Minister Theresa May more time to rework her divorce deal with the European Union.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., acknowledges cheers as she takes the stage during an event to formally launch her presidential campaign, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Lawrence, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Warren makes presidential bid official with call for change

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren made her bid for the presidency official on Saturday in this working-class city, grounding her 2020 campaign in a populist call to fight economic inequality and build "an America that works for everyone."

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FILE - In this June 12, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. As he prepares to meet again North Korea's Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump is replay

Trump's Year 3 aims for dramatic sequels to rival originals

As President Donald Trump prepares to meet North Korea's Kim Jong Un for a second time, he's out to replicate the suspenseful buildup, make-or-break stakes and far-flung rendezvous of their first encounter.

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President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up after arriving on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington,

Trump says summit with North Korea's Kim will be in Hanoi

President Donald Trump said Friday that he will hold his second summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Hanoi and predicted that the authoritarian country would someday become "a great Economic Powerhouse" under Kim's leadership.

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Costa Rican 1987 Nobel peace laureate and former president of Costa Rica, Oscar Arias.

Ex-Miss Costa Rica is latest to accuse Arias of sexual abuse

A former Miss Costa Rica has become the second woman to make a criminal complaint against Nobel Peace Prize laureate and ex-President Oscar Arias, in the latest of mounting allegations of sexual misconduct to emerge this week.

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Thai Princess Ubolratana attends the Thai Gala Night in Hong Kong.

Thai princess' political bid sunk by her brother, the king

Thailand's chaotic politics took two astonishing turns Friday when the sister of the king made a historic bid to become prime minister, only to have him shut down her effort as "inappropriate" because it violated tradition and the constitution, which keep the monarchy from getting involved in politics.

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Rescue workers continue to remove rubble from an eight-story building which collapsed two days earlier in Istanbul.

15 dead in Istanbul building collapse; 9 from one family

Turkish emergency services on Friday recovered four more bodies from the rubble of an eight-story building that crashed down in Istanbul, bringing the death toll to 15. One man said he lost nine members of his extended family.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russian official: Another nuclear pact with US in trouble

Another U.S.-Russian nuclear pact is in danger following the U.S. move to withdraw from a Cold War-era arms control treaty, a senior Russian diplomat said Thursday.

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A woman receives donations in front of home destroyed by last week's tornado in El Roble.

After tornado, Cuban state loses monopoly on disaster aid

Nearly two weeks after a devastating tornado struck Havana, the worst-hit neighborhoods are filled with government crews restoring power and phone service and starting repairs to decimated homes.

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Bahraini Hakeem al-Araibi, center, leaves the criminal court in Bangkok.

Thailand: Soccer player must go through extradition hearings

Thailand's government insisted Wednesday it cannot free a detained soccer player who has refugee status in Australia until hearings on Bahrain's request for his extradition are completed.

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Cameron shares David Tua’s pain

WHEN YOU NEED A FRIEND: Former foes and now friends Shane Cameron and Toaletai David Tua share a video at David Tua’s boxing gym.

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David Turpin, second from right, and wife, Louise, far left, listen to their charges as they are joined by their attorneys, Allison Lowe, second from left, and David Macher during a courtroom hearing.

California parents of 13 plead guilty to torture, abuse

A California couple pleaded guilty Friday to torture and years of abuse that included shackling some of their 13 children to beds and starving them to the point they stopped growing.

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