Diplomacy

FILE - In this March 13, 2009, file photo, Zalmay Khalilzad, special adviser on reconciliation, speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan. Khalilzad said Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, that "significant progress" was made during lengthy talks with the Taliban in Qatar and that he was traveling to Afghanistan for more discussions aimed at ending the country's destructive 17-year war. Khalilzad said on his official Twitter account that he wants to build on six days of meetings in Doha, the capital of Qatar. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)
January 26, 2019 - 12:57 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. peace envoy to Afghanistan said Saturday that "significant progress" was made during lengthy talks with the Taliban in Qatar and that he was traveling to Afghanistan for more discussions aimed at ending the country's destructive 17-year war. Zalmay Khalilzad said...
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Opposition leader Juan Guaido speaks to supporters at a public plaza in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Guaido declared himself interim president on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
January 25, 2019 - 10:24 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 12:10 a.m. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is granting precautionary measures to protect Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido and his family. The human rights body of the Organization of...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2019, file photo, Venezuelan lawmaker Juan Guaido takes the oath of office as president of the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela. A coalition of Latin American governments that joined the U.S. in quickly recognizing Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president, and not Nicolas Maduro, came together during weeks of secret diplomacy. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
January 25, 2019 - 9:55 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The coalition of Latin American governments that joined the U.S. in quickly recognizing Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim president came together over weeks of secret diplomacy that included whispered messages to activists under constant surveillance and a high-risk...
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Opposition leader Juan Guaido speaks to supporters at a public plaza in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. The 35-year-old lawmaker's whereabouts had been a mystery since he was symbolically sworn in Wednesday before tens of thousands of cheering supporters, promising to uphold the constitution and rid Venezuela of Maduro's dictatorship. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
January 25, 2019 - 4:46 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan opposition leader who has declared himself interim president vowed Friday he would remain on the streets until the South American country has a transitional government, while President Nicolas Maduro dug in and accused his opponents of orchestrating a coup...
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Under heavy rain, opponents of Prespa Agreement, some holding Greek flags, gather outside the Greek Parliament, in Athens, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Greek lawmakers are to wrap up three days of acrimonious parliamentary debate with a vote on a deal normalising relations with Macedonia, under which Greece's northern neighbour will rename itself North Macedonia and Athens will drop its objections to the country joining NATO. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
January 25, 2019 - 3:43 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on ratification of an agreement to resolve the place name dispute between Greece and Macedonia (all times local): 10:00 p.m. The man who spent 20 years as the U.N.'s mediator in a name dispute between Greece and Macedonia says the Greek parliament's ratification of...
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A man walks past graffiti on the wall of a vacant lot that reads in Spanish: "Get out Maduro," referring to President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. Venezuelans headed into uncharted political waters Thursday, with the young leader of a newly united and combative opposition claiming to hold the presidency and Maduro digging in for a fight with the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
January 24, 2019 - 6:56 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido says he would consider granting amnesty to President Nicolas Maduro and his allies if they helped return Venezuela to democracy. Guaido gave his first...
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro points to someone in the crowd as he sits inside the Supreme Court for an annual ceremony that marks the start of the judicial year in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. At right is Tibisay Lucena, president of the National Electoral Council. Venezuelans are heading into uncharted political waters after the young leader of a newly united opposition claimed Wednesday to hold the presidency and Maduro dug in for a fight with the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
January 24, 2019 - 3:37 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday ordered all of Venezuela's diplomats home from the United States and defiantly closed the country's embassy as relations between the two nations rapidly collapsed. Maduro warned that if U.S. officials "have any sense" they will pull out...
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Anti-government protesters show a sign that reads in Spanish "Guaido President of Venezuela" after a rally demanding the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. The head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress declared himself interim president at the rally, until new elections can be called.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
January 23, 2019 - 9:05 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on nationwide protests in Venezuela (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Three Venezuelan lawyers are asking the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to grant precautionary measures to protect opposition leader Juan Guaido, his wife and his daughter. The request,...
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, photo provided on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, meets Kim Yong Chol, who traveled to Washington to discuss denuclearization talks, in Pyongyang, The North's Korean Central News Agency said Thursday that Kim Jong Un received a letter from U.S. President Donald Trump from the North Korean envoy who travelled to Washington and met Trump last week. North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
January 23, 2019 - 7:59 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered preparations for a second summit with President Donald Trump, saying he'll "wait with patience and in good faith" to work toward a common goal, the North's state media reported Thursday. Despite Kim's determination for another...
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Juan Guaido, head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress, declares himself interim president of the nation until elections can be held during a rally demanding President Nicolas Maduro's resignation in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
January 23, 2019 - 7:40 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's crisis quickly escalated Wednesday as an opposition leader backed by the Trump administration declared himself interim president in a direct challenge to embattled socialist Nicolas Maduro, who retaliated by breaking off relations with the United States, his...
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