Latest International relations News

The Latest: Trump enjoys Japanese palace dinner with emperor

May. 27, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Japan (all times local): 7:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is enjoying a six-course state banquet dinner at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo featuring consommé, cote de boeuf and fruit. The White House says Monday's menu includes Consommé a...

EU rejects US demand that agriculture be part of trade talks

May. 27, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top trade official insists that the agricultural sector cannot be included in negotiations on a new trade agreement the United States, as the U.S. has demanded. After receiving the backing of EU ministers in Brussels Monday, Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom told...

Trump, Japan's Abe at odds over North Korean missile tests

May. 27, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday he is not "personally" bothered by recent short-range North Korean missile tests and doesn't believe they violated U.N. Security Council resolutions, breaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is hosting the president on a four-day state visit full...

UK Brexit Party scores big as Conservatives, Labour bashed

May. 27, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Veteran euroskeptic Nigel Farage said Britain should get set to leave the European Union without a divorce deal, after a European Parliament election saw his Brexit Party and pro-EU forces carve up the U.K.'s votes at the expense of the long-dominant larger parties. The U.K.'s governing...

Europe at crossroads as far-right, Greens make gains in vote

May. 27, 2019 7:29 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders and party officials plotted strategy Monday after European Parliament elections ended the domination of the main center-right and center-left parties and revealed an altered political landscape where the far-right and environmentalists stand as forces to be reckoned...

World stocks rise as EU vote avoids worst case scenarios

May. 27, 2019 7:16 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks rose in Europe on Monday, after a mixed day in Asia, as pro-EU forces retained a majority in the 28-nation bloc's parliament despite the rise of nationalist parties in a region-wide vote. Germany's DAX climbed 0.4% to 12,061 and the CAC 40 in France added 0.2% to 5,326. Markets were...

North Korea calls Bolton 'war monger' over missile comment

May. 27, 2019 6:52 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday called U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton a "war monger" and "human defect" after he described its recent tests of short-range missiles as a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions. The statement by an unidentified North Korean Foreign Ministry...

Asian shares mixed as markets await news on China-US trade

May. 27, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed early Monday in Asia in the absence of fresh news on the tariffs standoff between the U.S. and China. U.S. markets will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday. Japan's Nikkei 225 index advanced 0.3% to 21,173.27 after visiting President Donald Trump said he expects a deal...

Iraq offers to mediate in crisis between its allies Iran, US

May. 26, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq offered to mediate in the crisis between its two key allies, the United States and Iran, amid escalating Middle East tensions and as Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers steadily unravels. Iraqi foreign minister, Mohammed al-Hakim, made the offer Sunday during a joint news conference...

The Latest: Trump, Abe hold talks on North Korea, trade

May. 26, 2019 10:29 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Japan (all times local): 11:20 a.m. President Donald Trump says he has a good feeling about getting North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons. Speaking Monday alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, Trump said the U.S. has come a...