Embassies

February 22, 2019 - 8:38 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Venezuela's government is ordering the partial closure of its border with Colombia hours ahead of a U.S.-backed plan to deliver humanitarian aid over the objections of President Nicolas Maduro. Vice...
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February 22, 2019 - 1:58 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court ruled Friday to keep a former U.S. Marine held for alleged spying jailed in Moscow for another three months. Michigan resident Paul Whelan was arrested at a hotel in the Russian capital at the end of December. Whelan's lawyer has said his client was handed a flash...
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Founder of the Baring Vostok investment fund Michael Calvey looks through a cage's class in the court room in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. A Moscow court has ordered Baring Vostok's founder Michael Calvey to be kept in custody until April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
February 21, 2019 - 7:29 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The United States Embassy in Moscow has called on Russian authorities to allow its staff to visit a U.S. investment fund manager who has been jailed pending a fraud investigation. Michael Calvey, founder and senior partner at the Baring Vostok equity firm, was detained last week and...
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This March 20, 2018 photo provided on Jan. 3, 2019 by Italian senator Valentino Perin, shows the senator, right, posing for a photo with then North Korean diplomat Jo Song Gil on the occasion of a cultural event with the Veneto region at a restaurant in San Pietro di Felletto, near Treviso, northern Italy. Italy's foreign minister said Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 that Italy is investigating whether the 17-year-old daughter of former North Korean diplomat Jo Song Gil was forcibly returned to Pyongyang as her parents apparently tried to defect. (Valentino Perin via AP)
February 20, 2019 - 11:00 am
ROME (AP) — Italy is investigating if the daughter of a former North Korean diplomat posted to Italy had been forcibly returned to Pyongyang after her parents disappeared in an apparent defection, the Italian foreign minister said Wednesday, as lawmakers and rights activists demanded to know what...
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National Gallery of Art security cover Radical Matriarchy member Laura Newman with a blanket after she removed her clothes and sang during a protest in the museum, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 in Washington. Radical Matriarchy was protesting the fact that 90% of the art inside is by white men. In the nation’s capital, it can be hard for protesters to stand out. Fifty people _ or even 500 _ holding signs and shouting hardly merits a second glance in this city of protests. That’s why Washington activists have to get creative. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
February 18, 2019 - 6:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the nation's capital, it can be hard for protesters to stand out. A group of 50 people — or even 500 — holding signs and shouting hardly merits a second glance in this city of protests. That's why Washington activists have to get creative. There's an ethos of performative...
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FILE - This Nov. 5, 2013 file photo, shows Anna Lindstedt, Sweden's ambassador to China during a press conference in Stockholm. Sweden’s ambassador to China is under internal investigation, the embassy said Thursday Feb. 14, 2019, after she set up meetings between the daughter of a detained Swedish publisher and two businessmen that appeared to have gone awry. (Leif R Jansson/TT via AP, File)
February 14, 2019 - 7:00 am
BEIJING (AP) — Sweden's ambassador to China is under internal investigation, the embassy said Thursday, after she set up meetings between the daughter of a detained Swedish publisher and two businessmen that appeared to have gone awry. Ambassador Anna Lindstedt returned to Stockholm on Wednesday to...
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High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini arrives for the the inaugural meeting of the International Contact Group on Venezuela, in Montevideo, Uruguay, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
February 07, 2019 - 5:31 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local): 7:20 p.m. The Venezuelan foreign ministry is saying that its websites have been hacked in several countries. "We have decided to stop publishing online content until cybersecurity has been restored," read a...
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February 06, 2019 - 7:00 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A British-Sudanese man who activists say was detained for wearing a Qatari soccer jersey in the United Arab Emirates during the recent Asian Cup tournament has been charged with "wasting police time and making false statements," Emirati officials say. The...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, a view of the entrance gate to Rue de Chevreuse, close to the cottage which served as Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's operational and media headquarters during his four month stay in October 1978, in Neauphle-Le-Chateau, west of Paris. Sheltered in a cottage in a sleepy village outside Paris, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini piped out messages daily to hundreds of followers clamoring to glimpse their glowering idol with black turban, and amplified his pronouncements with recorded messages to Iranians at home, turning his humble abode into an international megaphone for the Islamic revolution. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
February 01, 2019 - 3:52 am
NEAUPHLE-LE-CHATEAU, France (AP) — From a sleepy village outside Paris, the man who would become the supreme leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran sat cross-legged beneath an apple tree, delivering messages daily to hundreds of followers clamoring to glimpse the glowering cleric in the black...
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A mourner with a portrait of the deceased Kim Bok-dong, one of the former South Korean sex slaves who were forced to serve for the Japanese military in World War II, marches toward the Japanese Embassy during her funeral ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Hundreds of mourners gathered Friday near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul for the funeral of the South Korean woman forced as a girl into a brothel and sexually enslaved by the Japanese military in WWII. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 31, 2019 - 10:27 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hundreds of mourners gathered Friday near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul for the funeral of a South Korean woman forced as a girl into a brothel and sexually enslaved by the Japanese military in WWII. The mourners, dressed mostly in black on a bitterly cold morning and...
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