Diplomacy

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks during a news conference at the Canadian Embassy after talks at the Office of the United States Trade Representative, in Washington. As a liberal former journalist, Freeland is many things that would seem to irritate President Donald Trump. That makes her an unusual choice to lead her country's negotiations over a new free trade deal with an administration that is surprisingly hostile to Canada. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
September 05, 2018 - 11:08 am
TORONTO (AP) — She is many things that would seem to irritate President Donald Trump: a liberal Canadian former journalist. That makes Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland an unusual choice to lead Canada's negotiations over a new free trade deal with a surprisingly hostile U.S. administration...
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Martin Griffiths, UN Special Envoy for Yemen, addresses the media during a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 one day before starting the Geneva Consultations on Yemen. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
September 05, 2018 - 10:40 am
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen said Wednesday that he hopes Yemenis can draw a "flickering signal of hope" from peace talks set to resume after a two-year hiatus — a new bid to end a grueling war that has spawned the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Martin Griffiths was preparing to start...
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In this photo released by Press Information Department, visiting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hand with Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, prior to their meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Pompeo arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday at a time when relations between the two countries have sunk to a new low. (Press Information Department via AP)
September 05, 2018 - 9:40 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's newly-elected Prime Minister Imran Khan met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Islamabad on Wednesday, saying he was "optimistic" he could reset the relationship with Washington after the U.S. suspended aid over the country's alleged failure to combat militants...
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Chung Eui-yong, front left, head of the presidential National Security Office, Suh Hoon, front right, the chief of the South's National Intelligence Service, and other delegators walk to board an aircraft as they leave for Pyongyang, North Korea, at a military airport in Seongnam, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. The high-level South Korean delegation left for North Korea to discuss arrangements for an inter-Korean summit there this month, as relations grow cooler between Washington and Pyongyang. (Jung Yeon-je/Pool Photo via AP)
September 05, 2018 - 3:02 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean delegation met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday in Pyongyang for talks on arranging a third inter-Korean summit planned for this month and to help rescue faltering nuclear diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang. The office of South...
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FILE- in this April 27, 2018, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in raise their hands after signing on a joint statement at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea. As North Korea prepares for a massive parade Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its founding, worry is rising in South Korea that a tentative detente is slipping away. Senior Chinese official Li Zhanshu will also attend the parade, which would underscore China’s role as an important player in efforts to solve the nuclear crisis. (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP, File)
September 05, 2018 - 12:14 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As North Korea prepares for a massive parade Sunday featuring thousands of goose-stepping soldiers and lots of scary-looking missiles, some potentially capable of reaching the U.S. mainland, worry is rising in South Korea that a tentative, hard-won detente is starting to...
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September 04, 2018 - 11:29 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Israeli jets flying high over Lebanon struck at targets inside Syria on Tuesday, Syrian state media reported, in a rare daytime raid that killed at least one person. Syria's SANA state news agency said the country's air defenses shot down five missiles, adding that one person...
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European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini speaks during an EU ambassadors conference at the EU Charlemagne building in Brussels, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool Photo via AP)
September 03, 2018 - 4:21 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top diplomat said Monday that the world is going through a time of chaos and that the 28-nation bloc must work more closely with international partners as the multilateral system comes under threat. In a speech to EU ambassadors laying out her vision for the...
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Journalists and activists attempt to block police car carrying two Reuters journalists leaving from the court Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in Yangon, Myanmar. The court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison Monday for illegal possession of official documents, a ruling that comes as international criticism mounts over the military's alleged human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
September 03, 2018 - 4:05 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of two Reuters reporter in Myanmar for illegally possessing official documents (all times local): 2 p.m. Britain's ambassador says the verdict against two Reuters journalists has undermined media freedom in Myanmar. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were...
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Dutch police officers point their guns at a wounded 19-year-old man who was shot by police after stabbing two people in the central railway station in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Friday Aug. 31, 2018. Police investigators in Amsterdam included an extremist attack as a possible motive for the stabbings of two people at a busy railway station Friday as authorities in the Dutch capital reported that the suspect shot by police is an Afghan citizen. (AP Photo)
September 01, 2018 - 11:39 am
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A 19-year-old Afghan citizen had a "terrorist motive" for allegedly stabbing two Americans at the main train station in Amsterdam, city authorities in the Dutch capital said Saturday. Amsterdam police shot and wounded the suspect after the double stabbing Friday at Central Station...
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August 31, 2018 - 12:57 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean media say President Moon Jae-in will send an envoy to North Korea next week for talks on a nuclear standoff and to set up a summit planned for next month. There has been growing worry over the slow pace of getting North Korea to end its nuclear program...
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