Diplomacy

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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Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks to the media as she arrives for trade talks at the Office of the United States Trade Representative, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
August 30, 2018 - 2:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on talks to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement (all times local): 4:52 p.m. Top Canadian officials briefed the leaders of the country's provinces and territories on the status of trade negotiations with the United States on a revamped North American Free...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Syria Staffan de Mistura addresses the media during a conference 'Supporting the future of Syria and the region' at the EU Council in Brussels. Fearing a military offensive, the U.N. envoy for Syria proposed Thursday, Aug. 30, that civilians holed up in the rebel-held region of Idlib could evacuate to government-held areas, a move that would in essence send many back into parts of Syria they once fled in its 7-1/2-year-old war. De Mistura expresses fears of a “perfect storm” that could have a devastating impact on nearly 3 million people, nearly half of whom arrived from elsewhere in Syria, in the region largely controlled by al-Qaida-linked fighters. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)
August 30, 2018 - 12:51 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Fearing a military offensive, the U.N. envoy for Syria proposed Thursday that civilians holed up in the rebel-held region of Idlib could evacuate to government areas — a move that would send many back into parts of Syria they once fled in its 7-1/2-year-old civil war. U.N. envoy...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017, file photo, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly walks on the field before an NCAA college football game against Miami in Miami Gardens, Fla. Notre Dame hosts Michigan on Saturday, Sept. 1, to open the college football season. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
August 30, 2018 - 12:12 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The "end" of the Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry was a three-year soap opera that included accusations of cowardice and the "Chicken Dance" being played in the Big House. It was quite the drama, concluding in 2014 with a historic beat down. The "end," however, turned out to be...
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In this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, Cafer Topkaya, a former naval officer posted to NATO, gestures, during an interview in his apartment in Brussels. After more than a year in prison in Turkey, Topkaya, fled the country and a potentially heavy sentence for crimes he says he did not commit. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
August 30, 2018 - 6:16 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — In his sixth week of detention, Cafer Topkaya stopped counting the days in his prison diary, realizing he wouldn't be going home anytime soon. Like many caught up in the crackdown after the failed military coup in Turkey two years ago, the 42-year-old naval officer had believed he...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2013, file photo, smoke rises after a TNT bomb was thrown from a helicopter, hitting a rebel position during heavy fighting between troops loyal to president Bashar Assad and opposition fighters, in a neighbouring village to Kafr Nabuda, in the Idlib province countryside, Syria. The campaign for Idlib, the opposition’s only remaining stronghold in the country and now a refuge for over one million displaced Syrians, is likely to be the last major theater of battle after seven years of brutal civil war. (AP Photo/File)
August 30, 2018 - 5:12 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 3 p.m. The U.N. envoy for Syria is proposing that civilians evacuate the rebel-held region of Idlib into government-held areas, warning that nearly 3 million people in the region could face a "perfect storm" and a "chilling"...
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FILE - In this Sunday Oct. 1, 2017 file photo, a truck waits outside a closed petrol station of the Nile Petroleum Corporation in Juba, South Sudan. South Sudan says it will resume oil production in a key region in September 2018 to make up for more than $4 billion of revenue lost during years of fighting. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick, File)
August 30, 2018 - 2:35 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Emboldened by a new peace deal, civil war-torn South Sudan says it will resume oil production in a key region next month to make up for more than $4 billion of revenue lost during years of fighting. South Sudan, with Africa's third-largest oil reserves, will renew drilling...
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Since March last year, the U.N.'s humanitarian aid agency has said Yemen — already the Arab world's poorest country — is facing the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
August 28, 2018 - 4:25 pm
GENEVA (AP) — U.N. human rights experts said Tuesday the governments of Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia may have been responsible for war crimes since Yemen's conflict intensified 3½ years ago, including rape, torture, arbitrary detention and use of child soldiers. Their report —...
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August 28, 2018 - 2:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is ready for talks with North Korea when it's clear it will follow through on its commitment to denuclearize, the State Department said Tuesday after a planned visit to Pyongyang by top diplomat Mike Pompeo was shelved. On Friday, President Donald Trump directed...
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Japanese tourist Tomoyuki Sugimoto gestures as he arrives at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing from Pyongyang, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Sugimoto was expelled by North Korea after being detained on unspecified charges. (Kyodo News via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 6:44 am
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese man released by North Korea after being accused of an unspecified crime arrived back in Japan on Tuesday, officials and reports said. Tomoyuki Sugimoto, who was arrested in early August, had been in North Korean custody during an investigation into the alleged crime. The...
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