Diplomacy

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, meets Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
October 03, 2018 - 7:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pakistan's top diplomat on Wednesday urged the Trump administration's new envoy for reconciliation in neighboring Afghanistan to be more sensitive to Pakistani opinion than he has been as a private citizen. The recent appointment of veteran U.S. diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad has...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefs reporters at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Pompeo has announced that the U.S. is canceling a 1955 treaty with Iran establishing economic relations and consular rights between the two nations. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
October 03, 2018 - 11:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In response to a U.N. court order that the U.S. lift sanctions on Iran, the Trump administration said Wednesday it was terminating a decades-old treaty affirming friendly relations between the two countries. The largely symbolic gesture highlights deteriorating relations between...
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Bedouin child from Khan al-Ahmar holds poster of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Palestinian flags infront of the German representative office, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. The children are pleading with Merkel to pressure Israel to halt demolition plans for the encampment outside an Israeli settlement east of Jerusalem. Arabic on the poster reads, "save Khan al-Ahmar" and "save our school." (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
October 03, 2018 - 10:39 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Israel on Wednesday for the latest in a series of joint government consultations highlighting the countries' close bond seven decades after the Holocaust, even as recent developments have tested the tight ties. Her two-day visit is...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2018 file photo, a poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad with Arabic that reads "Welcome in victorious Syria," is displayed on the border between Lebanon and Syria. Assad told a little-known Kuwaiti newspaper that Syria has reached a “major understanding” with other Arab states after years of hostility over the country’s civil war. The interview published Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in the Al-Shahed newspaper, was Assad's first with a Gulf newspaper since the war began in 2011. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
October 03, 2018 - 7:37 am
BEIRUT (AP) — President Bashar Assad told a little-known Kuwaiti newspaper that Syria has reached a "major understanding" with Arab states after years of hostility over the country's civil war. The interview in the Al-Shahed newspaper, published Wednesday, was Assad's first with a Gulf newspaper...
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Judges enter the International Court of Justice, or World Court, in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, where they ruled on an Iranian request to order Washington to suspend U.S. sanctions against Tehran. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
October 03, 2018 - 4:13 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' highest court on Wednesday ordered the United States to lift sanctions on Iran that affect imports of humanitarian goods and products and services linked to the safety of civil aviation. The ruling by the International Court of Justice is legally...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 1, 2010 file photo, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, a gubernatorial candidate in Texas, greets well wishers during a campaign stop in Tyler, Texas. The U.S. envoy to NATO, Kay Bailey Hutchison, says Russia must halt development of new missiles that could carry nuclear warheads and is warning that the United States could "take out" the system if it becomes operational. (AP Photo/The Tyler Morning Telegraph, Jaime R. Carrero/Tyler Morning Telegraph via AP, File)
October 02, 2018 - 5:06 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.S. envoy to NATO on Tuesday said that Russia must halt development of new missiles that could carry nuclear warheads and warned that the United States would be looking at its capability to "take out" the system if it becomes operational. NATO fears the 9M729 system contravenes...
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October 01, 2018 - 7:53 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Romania on Monday issued a stark warning to the country, claiming its justice system is being "dismantled" by lawmakers with "vested interests." Hans G. Klemm told law students that magistrates were being intimidated and "increasingly targeted...
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Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly,Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 29, 2018 - 6:26 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — India's foreign minister accused neighboring Pakistan of harboring terrorists in an angry speech Saturday before the U.N. General Assembly and rejected the notion that India is sabotaging peace talks with Pakistan, calling it "a complete lie." Hours later, Pakistan shot back...
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North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly,Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 29, 2018 - 5:11 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Calling for more trust, North Korea's foreign minister urged the United States on Saturday to keep moving past what he called seven decades of entrenched hostility if Washington wants to restart stalled negotiations meant to rid Pyongyang of its nuclear bombs. Boiling the...
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CORRECTS NAME TO WALID AL-MOALLEM - Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Walid al-Moallem addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly,Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 29, 2018 - 4:27 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea needs more trust in the U.S. and their developing relationship before it will get rid of its nuclear weapons, Pyongyang's top diplomat said Saturday as an envoy from another of the international community's biggest worries — Syria — demanded that the U.S., France...
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