Diplomacy

In this Sunday, June 30, 2019, photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, bids farewell to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, and U.S. President Donald Trump at the border village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
July 01, 2019 - 5:12 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ending a brief media frenzy, South Korea's military said it turned out to be a flock of birds that prompted it to launch fighter jets and alert journalists that it had detected an unidentified object flying near the border with North Korea on Monday. The South's earlier...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2012 file photo, a model poses with a 55-inch Samsung OLED, or organic light-emitting diode, TV during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea. Japan is imposing restrictions on exports to South Korea, citing a decline in "relations of international trust" between the Asian neighbors. South Korea’s Samsung Electronics, the world’s biggest maker of memory chips and smartphones and a major producer of display panels, said it’s assessing how the Japanese import restrictions could possibly influence its business. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
July 01, 2019 - 3:15 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is imposing restrictions on exports to South Korea, citing a decline in "relations of international trust" between the Asian neighbors. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said a review soliciting public comments starts Monday on the move to effectively remove South Korea...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban group's top political leader, second from left, arrives with other members of the Taliban delegation for talks in Moscow, Russia. The seventh and latest round of peace talks between the U.S. and Taliban is "critical," said Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen on Sunday, June 30, 2019, the second day of talks with Washington's peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Mideastern state of Qatar, where the militant group maintains a political office. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
June 30, 2019 - 6:50 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The seventh and latest round of peace talks between the U.S. and Taliban is "critical," said Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen on Sunday, the second day of talks with Washington's peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Mideastern state of Qatar, where the militant group maintains a...
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President Donald Trump speaks to Korean business leaders in Seoul, Sunday, June 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 29, 2019 - 8:52 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday he believes North Korea's Kim Jong Un wants to meet for a handshake at the Demilitarized Zone separating the North and South, a day after issuing the unprecedented invitation and expressing willingness to cross the border for what would...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2019, file photo, Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for the Taliban's political office in Doha, speaks to the media in Moscow, Russia. Shaheen, spokesman for the Taliban's political office in Doha, told The Associated Press that the Taliban's negotiating team was set to open talks with U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad. He has been in the region for several weeks meeting a legion of regional and Afghan officials, including Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
June 29, 2019 - 10:21 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A fresh round of talks between the U.S. and the Taliban began in Qatar on Saturday, just days after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington is hoping for an Afghan peace agreement before Sept. 1. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed to The Associated Press...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend a signing ceremony prior to their news conference on the sidelines of the G-20 leaders summit in Osaka, western Japan, June 29, 2019. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool Photo via AP)
June 29, 2019 - 10:13 am
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit meetings in Osaka, Japan (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin have announced new initiatives to further expand economic ties and tourist exchanges between the two nations, but...
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June 28, 2019 - 11:01 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A fresh round of talks between the U.S. and the Taliban is to begin in Qatar, just days after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington is hoping for an Afghan peace agreement before Sept. 1. Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for the Taliban's political office in Doha, tells The...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2017, file photo, then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Tillerson has told Congress that an awkward encounter with Kushner in a Washington restaurant was an example of diplomacy being conducted behind his back when he was in the administration. Tillerson told the House Foreign Affairs Committee he happened to be dining in the same restaurant while Kushner and Mexico's foreign secretary were having a private meal.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 28, 2019 - 6:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cited an awkward encounter with President Donald Trump's son-in-law in a restaurant as an example of diplomacy being conducted behind his back when he was in the administration, according to a newly released transcript of a congressional...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, speaks at the G-20 summit event on the Digital Economy in Osaka, Japan, Friday, June 28, 2019. President Donald Trump, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, listen. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 28, 2019 - 5:07 am
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit meetings in Osaka, Japan (all times local): 7:05 p.m. China's foreign ministry has expressed hope Washington can "meet China halfway" as President Xi Jinping prepares to meet President Donald Trump amid a costly tariff fight over trade and...
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U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun sits during a meeting with South Korea's Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon at Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 28, 2019. Biegun arrived Thursday for a four-day visit ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's scheduled visit to Seoul. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, Pool)
June 28, 2019 - 3:59 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. special envoy for North Korea reaffirmed Friday that Washington is ready to hold talks with the North, South Korea's government said, as North Korea escalates its calls for the U.S. to make new proposals to resolve the impasse in their nuclear diplomacy. Stephen...
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