Diplomacy

FILE - In this April 6, 2019 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro raises his fist to supporters rallying at the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. The Associated Press has learned on Saturday, June 15, 2019, that major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
June 15, 2019 - 2:59 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents, although divisions remain over the timing of any action for fear of derailing a negotiated exit to the country...
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Two Sudanese men sit on the street outside their house in Khartoum, Sudan, Saturday, June 15, 2019. The top U.S. diplomat to Africa says there needs to be an "independent and credible" investigation into the Sudanese military's violent dispersal of a protest camp in Khartoum last week. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
June 15, 2019 - 2:09 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat to Africa said there must be an "independent and credible" investigation into the Sudanese military's violent dispersal of a protest camp in the capital earlier this month, as the ruling military council failed to announce the findings of its own...
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June 15, 2019 - 11:29 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents. Diplomats and members of the Venezuelan opposition said the sanctions...
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Richard Ratcliffe starts a protest outside the Iranian Embassy in London Saturday June 15, 2019, where he is on hunger strike in solidarity with his wife, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has informed the Iranian judiciary she had stopped taking food in protest at her "unfair imprisonment" in Evin Prison in Iran. British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, jailed in Tehran for more than three years has begun a hunger strike to protest her detention, her husband said Saturday, who will also fast in support of his wife.(Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
June 15, 2019 - 11:22 am
LONDON (AP) — A British-Iranian woman jailed in Tehran for more than three years has begun a hunger strike to protest her detention, her husband said Saturday. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has told judicial officials she will refuse food but will drink water until she is granted "unconditional release...
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FILE: In this June 1, 2019 file photo, Saudi King Salman chairs the Islamic Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. May 31 and June 1 Salman hosts three high-level summits in Mecca, drawing heads of state from across the Middle East and Muslim countries to present a unified Muslim and Arab position on Iran. The monarch called on the international community to use all means to confront Iran and accuses the Shiite power of being behind "terrorist operations" that targeted Saudi oil interests. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
June 13, 2019 - 6:46 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Iran's U.N. Mission says the government "categorically rejects" the U.S. claim that it was responsible for the latest incidents against oil tankers...
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Venezuelans line up at an immigration processing office on the Rumichaca bridge, before crossing the border from Colombia to Ecuador, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Venezuelan migrants are making their way to Peru, where on June 15, the country will start requiring them to have a passport and a humanitarian visa. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
June 13, 2019 - 2:03 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Sweden is hosting talks between major powers with stakes in dealing with Venezuela's political turmoil, the latest effort to jumpstart flagging attempts to find a peaceful solution to the country's deepening crisis. A European diplomat said Thursday that representatives of...
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June 13, 2019 - 12:22 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The latest on the political turmoil in Venezuela (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Officials say that Sweden is hosting talks between major powers with interests in Venezuela amid stalled mediation efforts in neighboring Norway. A European diplomat said that representatives of...
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Riot police check the bags of protesters outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Thursday, June 13, 2019. After days of silence, Chinese state media is characterizing the largely peaceful demonstrations in Hong Kong as a "riot" and accusing protesters of "violent acts." (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 13, 2019 - 10:14 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Latest on the protests in Hong Kong over proposed extradition legislation (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The Chinese ambassador to Britain has accused news media of distorting their reports about Hong Kong protests against a wildly unpopular extradition bill, insisting that the...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, reviews an honor guard as he is welcomed by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, left, in an official arrival ceremony at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. The Japanese leader is in Tehran on an mission to calm tensions between the U.S. and Iran. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
June 12, 2019 - 7:57 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 12:25 a.m. The leader of Japan is visiting Iran to warn that an "accidental conflict" could be sparked amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S. Prime...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2015, file photo, John Gunther Dean, the last U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia before it fell to the Khmer Rouge in 1975, is an interviewed by the Associated Press in Paris. Dean’s family says he died June 6, 2019. Dean oversaw the evacuation of the embassy in Phnom Penh as the capital fell to the Khmer Rouge and tried to find safe passage for the Cambodians who had battled against the communist insurgents. Many of those who didn’t escape were killed. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)
June 11, 2019 - 3:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Gunther Dean, a veteran American diplomat and five-time ambassador forever haunted by his role in the evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia during the dying days of the Khmer Republic, has died. He was 93. Dean, who later in his career fell out with the Washington...
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