Diplomacy

In this photo released by the Foreign Office, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, left, receives U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad at the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Khalilzad has met with Pakistan's foreign minister on the second day of his visit to Islamabad as part of efforts to find a peaceful solution to neighboring Afghanistan's 17-year war.(Pakistan Foreign Office, via AP)
January 18, 2019 - 11:28 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad met with Pakistan's prime minister and other officials Friday as part of efforts aimed at finding a peaceful solution to the 17-year bloody war in Afghanistan, officials said. The government released few details about Imran Khan's meeting with...
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January 18, 2019 - 7:29 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A senior North Korean diplomat has arrived in Sweden to take part an unannounced high-level meeting in Stockholm, officials said Friday. Swedish Foreign Ministry spokesman Vilhelm Rundquist said Deputy Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui has landed in Sweden "to take part in...
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President Donald Trump speaks about American missile defense doctrine, Thursday, Jan 17, 2019, at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
January 17, 2019 - 5:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 6:20 p.m. President Donald Trump has canceled the U.S. delegation's trip later this month to an economic forum in Davos, Switzerland. It was the latest development in Thursday's back-and-forth over whether lawmakers...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2009 file photo, Zalmay Khalilzad, special adviser on reconciliation speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan. Khalilzad arrived in Pakistan on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 on the last leg of a regional tour aimed at finding a negotiated end to Afghanistan's 17-year war, which would allow American troops to go home, ending the U.S.'s longest military engagement. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
January 17, 2019 - 1:30 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Pakistan on Thursday, the last leg of a regional tour aimed at finding a negotiated conclusion to Afghanistan's 17-year war, which would end the U.S.'s longest military engagement. Khalilzad has accelerated efforts to end the war since...
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In this image provided by military personnel, emergency personnel respond to the scene of a deadly car bombing at a police academy on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in Bogota, Colombia. (AP Photo)
January 17, 2019 - 1:24 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — At least nine people were killed and dozens more injured in a car bombing at a heavily guarded police academy in Colombia's capital on Thursday, recalling the high-profile attacks seen during the bloodiest chapters of the country's drug-fueled guerrilla conflict. The scene...
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The Houthi rebel delegation, and delegates of the internationally recognized Yemeni government meet for a second day for talks on implementing a prisoner exchange agreed to in Sweden last month, in Amman, Jordan, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. The office of U.N. envoy Martin Griffiths has described the two-day meeting as a "technical one." The International Committee of the Red Cross is also attending. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
January 17, 2019 - 12:36 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The head of the U.N. mission In Yemen charged with monitoring a cease-fire between rival forces in a key port city was leaving a meeting with government representatives Thursday when a U.N.-marked armored vehicle in his convoy was hit with one round of small arms fire, the...
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A Chinese paramilitary policeman rides past the Canadian embassy in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Chinese President Xi Jinping's government is sparing no expense to its international reputation in its determination to force Canada to back down over the case of a Chinese telecommunications executive it detained last month. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
January 17, 2019 - 11:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday rejected an accusation by Canada's foreign minister that its detentions of Canadians pose a threat to all countries. "I think your foreign minister may be in a hurry, and can't help speaking without thinking," foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in...
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January 17, 2019 - 11:27 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The brother of an American being held in Moscow for alleged spying says a prison visit by U.S. Embassy staff has been postponed. David Whelan expressed disappointment that Russian authorities didn't allow the visit scheduled for Thursday, but said he hoped it could be rescheduled soon...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov prepares to leave his annual roundup news conference in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Lavrov told a news conference that it's necessary to fully restore Syria's sovereignty, adding that Turkey's plan to create a buffer zone on the border with Syria should also be seen in that context. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
January 16, 2019 - 12:43 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Top Russian officials ridiculed the idea that U.S. President Donald Trump could have worked for Russia's interests, dismissing them Wednesday as "absurd" and "stupid." Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during a news conference that U.S. newspaper reports about Trump withholding...
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January 16, 2019 - 11:29 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local) 7:25 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that an explosion that killed American service members in Syria may have been an act aimed to deter the United States from withdrawing troops. Erdogan said, however, that U.S...
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