Diplomacy

Pope Francis delivers his message as religious leader Aminuddin M.Ibrahim, sitting at right, listens during an inter-religious meeting at the Pavillon Maxaquene stadium, in Maputo, Mozambique, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. Francis praised Mozambique's president and opposition leader Thursday for their courage in signing a landmark new peace accord, as he opened a visit to the southern African nation by calling for a future where reconciliation, hope and sustainable development become "weapons of peace." (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
September 05, 2019 - 7:56 am
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Pope Francis praised Mozambique's president and opposition leader Thursday for their courage in signing a landmark new peace accord, as he opened a visit to the southern African nation by calling for a future where reconciliation, hope and sustainable development become "...
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Afghan security personnel arrive at the site of car bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. A large car bomb rocked the Afghan capital on Thursday and smoke rose from a part of eastern Kabul near a neighborhood housing the U.S. Embassy, the NATO Resolute Support mission and other diplomatic missions. At least three people were killed and another 30 wounded, a hospital director said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
September 05, 2019 - 2:12 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A car bomb rocked the Afghan capital on Thursday and smoke rose from a Kabul neighborhood housing the U.S. Embassy, the NATO Resolute Support mission and other diplomatic missions. At least three people were killed and another 30 wounded, a hospital director said. The...
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Presidential spokesman Sediq Seddiqi speaks during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. A U.S. envoy showed the draft of a U.S.-Taliban agreement to Afghan leaders on Monday after declaring they were “at the threshold” of a deal to end America’s longest war, officials said. Seddiqi told reporters the Afghan government likely would take a “couple of days” to study the deal to make sure it addresses the government’s main goals of a lasting cease-fire and direct talks with the Taliban in the near future. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
September 04, 2019 - 3:19 pm
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday began briefing allied officials in Europe on an emerging peace deal with the Taliban, but he cautioned that no final deal has been sealed to end the longest war in American history. "Negotiations in some ways are still ongoing...
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Pope Francis waves as he boards an aircraft on his way to Maputo, Mozambique, in Rome's Fiumicino International airport, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Pope Francis heads this week to the southern African nations of Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius, visiting some of the world's poorest countries in a region hard hit by some of his biggest concerns: conflict, corruption and climate change. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
September 04, 2019 - 3:13 pm
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Pope Francis opened a three-nation pilgrimage to southern Africa on Wednesday with a strategic visit to Mozambique, just weeks after the country's ruling party and armed opposition signed a new peace deal and weeks before national elections. Thirty years after St. John...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel smiles as she arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
September 04, 2019 - 12:08 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Germany says "now is not the time for business as usual with China" as Chancellor Angela Merkel prepares to make her 12th visit to the country as German leader. Merkel is due to visit Chinese leaders in Beijing on Friday. She will travel with a business...
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A nun browses in a store with Pope paraphernalia in Antananarivo, Madagascar, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Pope Francis heads this week to the southern African nations of Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius, visiting some of the world's poorest countries that have been hard-hit by some of his biggest concerns: conflict, corruption and climate change. (AP Photo/Alexander Joe)
September 03, 2019 - 11:04 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis heads this week to the southern African nations of Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius, visiting some of the world's poorest countries in a region hard hit by some of his biggest concerns: conflict, corruption and climate change. The Sept. 4-10 trip is Francis'...
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September 03, 2019 - 6:20 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban on Tuesday defended their suicide bombing against an international compound in the Afghan capital that killed at least 16 civilians and wounded 119 people, just hours after a U.S. envoy said he and the militant group had reached a deal "in principle" to end...
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Afghan men carry an injured girl into the hospital after a large explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Afghan officials say a large explosion in Kabul has targeted the Green Village compound, home to several international organizations and guesthouses. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
September 02, 2019 - 3:17 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban claimed responsibility for a large explosion in the Afghan capital Monday night, just hours after a U.S. envoy briefed the Afghan government on an agreement "in principle" with the insurgent group that would see 5,000 U.S. troops leave the country within five...
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In this July 7, 2019, photo, Iran's government spokesman Ali Rabiei speaks in a press briefing in Tehran, Iran. Iran will "take a strong step" away from its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers if Europe cannot offer the country new terms by a deadline at the end of this week, Rabiei said Monday as top Iranian diplomats traveled to France and Russia for last-minute talks. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
September 02, 2019 - 2:13 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will "take a strong step" away from its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers if Europe cannot offer the country new terms by a deadline at the end of this week, a government spokesman said Monday as top Iranian diplomats traveled to France and Russia for last-minute talks...
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In this Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 photo, An Independent Afghan artist paints tulips on blast walls in Kabul, Afghanistan, For almost a year, Afghanistan's more than 30 million people have been in the awkward position of waiting as a United States envoy and the Taliban negotiate their country's fate behind closed doors. (AP Photo/Nishanuddin Khan)
September 01, 2019 - 9:24 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — For almost a year, Afghanistan's more than 30 million people have been in the awkward position of waiting as a United States envoy and the Taliban negotiate their country's fate behind closed doors. An agreement on ending America's longest war, which the U.S. once hoped to...
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