Diplomacy

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar speaks to the media outside the Government Buildings in Dublin Wednesday Jan. 16, 2019, after Britain's Parliament discarded Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal in a historic defeat for the government late Tuesday. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)
January 16, 2019 - 6:37 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Irish leader Leo Varadkhar says that it is now up to the British government to come up with alternatives to avoid an exit from the European Union without an agreement. Varadkar says that if Prime Minister Theresa May's government is...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrives to attend an annual roundup news conference about his department's 2018 accomplishments in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
January 16, 2019 - 4:08 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the Russian foreign minister's annual news conference (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Russia's foreign minister says Moscow isn't considering a possibility of swapping an American arrested on suspicion of espionage for any of the Russians held in the U.S. Sergey Lavrov says...
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Civilians flee as security forces aim their weapons at the buildings of a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Extremists launched a deadly attack on a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital Tuesday, sending people fleeing in panic as explosions and heavy gunfire reverberated through the complex. A police officer said he saw bodies, "but there was no time to count the dead." (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
January 15, 2019 - 11:07 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the attack on a hotel in Nairobi, Kenya (all times local): 7:10 a.m. Dozens of people are reuniting with friends and family after being trapped for more than 12 hours in a hotel complex under attack in Kenya's capital. Survivor Lucy Wanjiru says she had been...
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In this image taken from a video footage run by China's CCTV, Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg attends his retrial at the Dalian Intermediate People's Court in Dalian, northeastern China's Liaoning province on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. A Chinese court sentenced the Canadian man to death Monday in a sudden retrial in a drug smuggling case that is likely to escalate tensions between the countries over the arrest of a top Chinese technology executive. (CCTV via AP)
January 15, 2019 - 6:41 am
BEIJING (AP) — China expressed its "strong dissatisfaction" with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday over his criticism of a death sentence given to a Canadian accused of drug smuggling at a retrial that followed a chilling of relations over the arrest of a senior Chinese technology...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, a North Korean flag flutters in the wind atop a 160-meter tower in North Korea's village Gijungdongseen, as seen from the Taesungdong freedom village inside the demilitarized zone in Paju, South Korea. South Korea has stopped calling North Korea an "enemy" in its biennial defense document published Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 in an apparent effort to continue reconciliation with Pyongyang. The development comes as U.S. and North Korean leaders are looking to set up their second summit to defuse an international standoff over the North's nuclear program. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
January 15, 2019 - 12:05 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is no longer South Korea's "enemy," though Pyongyang's nuclear program still poses a security threat, according to Seoul's biennial defense document published Tuesday. It's the first time since 2010, the same year 50 South Koreans were killed in attacks blamed...
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In this image taken from a video footage run by China's CCTV, Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg attends his retrial at the Dalian Intermediate People's Court in Dalian, northeastern China's Liaoning province on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. A Chinese court sentenced the Canadian man to death Monday in a sudden retrial in a drug smuggling case that is likely to escalate tensions between the countries over the arrest of a top Chinese technology executive. (CCTV via AP)
January 14, 2019 - 7:35 pm
TORONTO (AP) — A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian man to death in a sudden retrial of a drug smuggling case and Beijing said that it has denied a Canadian diplomatic immunity, ratcheting up tensions since Canada's arrest of a top Chinese technology executive last month. A Chinese court in...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, welcomes Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono for the talks in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
January 14, 2019 - 8:02 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top diplomat on Monday threw cold water on Tokyo's hopes for a quick return of disputed islands in the Pacific, warning Japan that it must recognize them as part of Russia's territory as a starting point for talks. The stern statement from Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov,...
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman, right meets with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Monday, January 14, 2019. Pompeo met with Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the latest stop of his Middle East tour that has so far been dominated by questions and concerns about the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria. (Andrew Cabellero-Reynolds/Pool via AP)
January 14, 2019 - 5:22 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Trump administration expects Saudi Arabia to hold "every single person" responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi accountable, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday after talks with senior Saudi officials that also focused on Mideast crises...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, arrive at the Sheraton Grand in Doha, Qatar to hold a joint press conference, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP)
January 13, 2019 - 9:29 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday an ongoing boycott of Qatar by four of America's allies in the Middle East "has dragged on too long," though he gave no sign of any coming breakthrough in the dispute. Stopping off in the small, energy-rich nation as part...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center walks with Vice Adm. James Malloy, commander of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/5th Fleet, after a tour of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command center in Manama, Bahrain, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP)
January 13, 2019 - 9:18 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Angered by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement that Poland will host an international conference on Iran in mid-February, Iranian authorities on Sunday summoned Warsaw's top diplomat in the country and called off a Polish film festival. The moves followed a tweet...
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