President Trump met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (left) and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak at the White House on May 10. Russian Foreign Ministry Photo via AP hide caption

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President Trump meets Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office on March 14. Trump is traveling to the kingdom Friday on his first foreign trip. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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President Trump's First Foreign Trip Will Include Red-Carpet Welcome In Saudi Arabia

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Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers his speech during the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on May 14. Xi offered tens of billions of dollars for projects that are part of his signature foreign policy initiative linking China to much of Asia, Europe and Africa. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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For China's 'New Silk Road,' Ambitious Goals And More Than A Few Challenges

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In this photo from March 17, released by China Aid, Chen Guiqiu (right) holds a welcome sign with her daughters Xie Yajuan, 15, and Xie Yuchen, 4, after arriving at an airport in Texas. Chen's husband, lawyer Xie Yang, was charged with inciting subversion. Courtesy of ChinaAid hide caption

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For Family Of Embattled Chinese Lawyer, A Long Road To Safety — With U.S. Help

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Yasunori Kagoike (center) head of an ultra-nationalistic Japanese school operator, walks through the hallway after testifying before an upper house panel at the parliament in Tokyo on March 23. Eugene Hoshiko/AP hide caption

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South African President F.W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela jointly received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, in 1993 for negotiating an end to apartheid. Earlier that year, de Klerk announced that South Africa had dismantled six nuclear weapons, becoming to first country to get rid of nuclear bombs that it had built. Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Giving Up Nuclear Weapons: It's Rare, But It's Happened

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French presidential election Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte met and fell in love when she was his high school drama teacher. They married in 2007. Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Emmanuel Macron's Unconventional Candidacy Stems From An Unconventional Life

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Protest banners hang in rural Seongju county, where the U.S. has installed a missile defense system known by its acronym, THAAD. Residents oppose the installation, and it's become an issue in South Korea's upcoming presidential election. The front-runner says he wants to rethink the U.S. deal. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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Korean Village's Message To THAAD Missile Defense System: 'Go Away'

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A statue of the Greek writer Thucydides sits outside the Austrian capital in Vienna. More than 2,000 years ago, he noted the friction that led to war between an established power, Sparta, and a rising power, Athens. A new book by Harvard professor Graham Allison makes a comparison with the relationship between the U.S. and China. vladacanon/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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From Ancient Greece, Lessons On The Risk Of A Modern, Accidental War

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A buffalo market in central Rajasthan, India. Drivers ferrying these animals to slaughterhouses have been intercepted and accused of transporting cows, an animal many Hindus consider sacred. A new report from Human Rights Watch says that this devotion to protecting the cow has contributed to recent vigilante violence. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Lee Seung-won, 74, considers himself a pro-U.S. conservative, and he believes the ousted South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, was unfairly treated. Park goes on trial Tuesday for corruption. An election to replace her will be held May 9. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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In South Korea's Presidential Election, A Referendum On U.S. Relations

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French Presidential candidates: Jean-Luc Melenchon (left), Francois Fillon, Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron. Lionel Bonaventure/AFP and Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images hide caption

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Marine Le Pen, presidential candidate of the far-right National Front, waves on stage during a campaign rally in Paris on April 17. Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images hide caption

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The Far Right's Marine Le Pen Courts France's Female Voters

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French Presidential Candidate Emmanuel Macron addresses voters during a political meeting on April 17 in Paris. NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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French Presidential Candidate Macron Takes Page From American Political Playbook

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives for a military parade in Pyongyang marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung on April 15. KCNA via KNS/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Gandelina Damião, 78, lost three children to heroin in the 1990s. She says she wishes methadone clinics and other government-sponsored drug treatment had been available to her children before they died. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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In Portugal, Drug Use Is Treated As A Medical Issue, Not A Crime

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Ming lives in this mud brick home, three miles outside Beijing city limits. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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Beijing Mega-Region Plan Aims To Alleviate Poverty, But Some Are Wary

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A woman walks past a giant poster bearing portraits of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, ahead of the referendum on whether to change the current parliamentary system into an executive presidency. Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Conservative French presidential candidate Francois Fillon delivers a speech April 9 during a campaign meeting in Paris. The two-round presidential election is set for April 23 and May 7. Fillon has played up his religion during the campaign, and that has played well with France's Catholics. Thibault Camus/AP hide caption

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Conservative French Presidential Nominee's Unusual Tactic: Tout His Faith

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Ukrainian investigators are seeking to understand the extent of the ties Paul Manafort, shown here in July 2016, had with former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Paul Manafort's Activities Arouse Interest Of Ukrainian Prosecutors

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Trump shake hands during dinner at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., on April 6, during the first face-to-face meeting of the two leaders. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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