Diplomacy

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, center, stands with Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, right, as she arrives at Toronto Pearson International Airport, on Saturday, Jan.12, 2019. The Saudi teen fled her family while visiting Kuwait and flew to Bangkok, where she barricaded herself in an airport hotel and launched a Twitter campaign that drew global attention to her case. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his government would accept her as a refugee. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 12, 2019 - 11:40 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Tired but smiling, an 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she feared death if deported back home arrived Saturday in Canada, which offered her asylum in a case that attracted global attention after she mounted a social media campaign. "This is Rahaf Alqunun, a very brave new Canadian,"...
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President Donald Trump attends a roundtable discussion on border security with local leaders, Friday Jan. 11, 2019, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 12, 2019 - 9:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the partial government shutdown slipped into the record books Saturday, members of Congress had left town, no negotiations were scheduled and President Donald Trump tweeted into the void. He did not tip his hand on whether he will move ahead with an emergency declaration that...
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President Donald Trump leads a roundtable discussion on border security with local leaders, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 12, 2019 - 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 3:35 p.m. The partial government shutdown has slipped into the record books as the longest ever. Members of Congress are out of town, no negotiations are scheduled and President Donald Trump is tweeting into the void...
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The Huawei logo displayed at the main office of Chinese tech giant Huawei in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Poland's Internal Security Agency has charged a Chinese manager at Huawei in Poland and one of its own former officers with espionage against Poland on behalf of China. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
January 12, 2019 - 10:33 am
LONDON (AP) — The Chinese tech company Huawei on Saturday announced it has fired a sales director who was arrested in Poland and charged with spying for China, saying he has brought the firm's reputation "into disrepute." The company said it has "decided to terminate the employment of Mr. Wang...
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FILE - In this May 27, 2015, file photo, John Rakolta Jr., speaks at the Mackinac Policy Conference on Mackinac Island, Mich. When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, no U.S. ambassador was there to welcome him. The post has been vacant for nine months. The Republican donor President Donald Trump chose for the job, Rakolta, hasn’t been approved by the Senate. (Tanya Moutzalias/The Ann Arbor News via AP)
January 12, 2019 - 12:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Friday, no U.S. ambassador was there to welcome him. The post has been vacant for nine months. The Republican donor President Donald Trump chose for the job, John Rakolta Jr., hasn't been approved by the...
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Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun walks in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Alqunun, the 18-year old Saudi woman who fled her family to seek asylum, remains in Thailand under the care of the U.N. refugee agency as she awaits a decision by a third country to accept her as a refugee. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
January 11, 2019 - 10:18 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home left Thailand on Friday night for Canada, which has granted her asylum, officials said. The fast-moving developments capped an eventful week for Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun. She...
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Supporters of spurned Congo opposition candidate Martin Fayulu listen to his speech at a rally in Kinshasha, Congo, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Hundreds gathered to denounce what they called "the people's stolen victory" in the presidential election. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 11, 2019 - 12:45 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's presidential election (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The Catholic Church in Congo has asked the U.N. Security Council to call on the country's election commission to publish data from the polling and counting stations set up for a Dec. 30 presidential...
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Congolese riot police patrols outside the Independent electoral commission building at dusk in Kinshasa, Thursday Jan. 10, 2019, the day Felix Tshisekedi has been declared the winner of the presidential elections. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 10, 2019 - 4:53 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's presidential election results. All times local: 7:35 p.m. As night falls in Congo, scores of police with automatic rifles and tear gas launchers are positioned along a road in the capital leading to Limete, a stronghold of opposition candidate Martin...
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and first lady Cilia Flores stop to greet flag-waving children upon arrival to the Supreme Court for Maduro's inauguration ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Maduro was sworn in to a second term amid international calls for him to step down and a devastating economic crisis. Behind is Supreme Court President Maikel Moreno. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
January 10, 2019 - 4:28 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro celebrated the start to a second term as Venezuela's leader Thursday, but his world just got smaller as countries seized upon the inauguration to cut diplomatic ties, reject his legitimacy and label him a dictator. Once among Latin America's...
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Residents celebrate in Kinshasa Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, after learning that opposition presidential candidate Felix Tshisekedi had been declared the winner of the elections. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 10, 2019 - 12:41 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo appeared ready to achieve its first peaceful transfer of power with the surprise victory Thursday of opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi, despite clear signs that a rival opposition leader actually won in a landslide. With no major protests in the capital and limited...
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