Diplomacy

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2019, file photo, Energy Secretary Rick Perry speaks at the California GOP fall convention in Indian Wells, Calif. Perry pushed Ukraine’s president earlier in 2019 to replace members of a key supervisory board at Naftogaz, a massive state-owned petroleum company. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
October 06, 2019 - 5:23 pm
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trump's main political rivals, a group of individuals with ties to the president and his personal lawyer were also active in the former Soviet republic. Their aims were profit, not...
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Iraqi Army troops deploy at a site of protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. The spontaneous protests which started Tuesday in Baghdad and southern cities were sparked by endemic corruption and lack of jobs. Security forces responded with a harsh crackdown, with dozens killed. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
October 06, 2019 - 6:42 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — An eerie calm prevailed Sunday in the Iraqi capital Baghdad at the start of the work week, following a bloody night when security forces opened fire to break up anti-government protests, killing at least 19. Meanwhile, Iraq's Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi called on protesters to...
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North Korean negotiator Kim Miyong Gil reads statement outside the North Korean Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. North Korea's chief negotiator said Saturday that discussions with the U.S. on Pyongyang's nuclear program have broken down, but Washington said the two sides had "good discussions" that it intends to build on in two weeks. (Kyodo News via AP)
October 06, 2019 - 6:14 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Sunday that it won't meet again with the United States unless it abandons its "hostile policy" against the North, as the two countries offered different takes on their weekend nuclear negotiations in Sweden. After their first talks in more than seven...
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October 06, 2019 - 5:43 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has summoned a top U.S. diplomat to protest after U.S. Embassy's official Twitter account "liked" a tweet that said Turkey should prepare for a political era without the leader of Turkey's national party, who is reportedly ill. The Foreign Ministry said the U.S. charge...
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President Donald Trump speaks during the Young Black Leadership Summit at the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 05, 2019 - 1:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is seething over an impeachment inquiry into his conduct after Democrats subpoenaed the White House about contacts with Ukraine and he signaled his administration would not cooperate. In a series of tweets Saturday sent as the presidential motorcade ferried...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers a speech at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Pompeo is in Greece on the last leg of a four-nation European tour that has been overshadowed by the impeachment inquiry in Washington. Pompeo has sought to avoid the drama back home by focusing on matters directly related to his trip. (Costas Baltas/Pool via AP)
October 05, 2019 - 1:14 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-North Korea talks (all times local): 10:45 p.m. North Korea's chief negotiator says discussions with the U.S. on Pyongyang's nuclear program have broken down, but Washington says the two sides had "good discussions" that it intends to build on in two weeks. The...
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October 05, 2019 - 4:43 am
HELSINKI (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says teams from North Korea and the United States are in Sweden's capital to resume diplomacy on Pyongyang's nuclear program. Pompeo, who was in Greece for the last leg of a European tour, said it's too early to know if talks in Stockholm on...
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In this photo released by the Foreign Office, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, center, receives members of Taliban delegation at the Foreign Office in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. Senior Taliban leaders are meeting with Qureshi in Islamabad as part of a push to revive an Afghanistan peace deal that has included stops in Russia, China and Iran. (Pakistan Foreign Office via AP)
October 05, 2019 - 1:53 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban met U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Pakistan capital for the first time since President Donald Trump declared a seemingly imminent peace deal to end Afghanistan's 18-year war 'dead' a month ago, a Taliban official said early Saturday. He offered few...
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United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a press conference with North Macedonia's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in Lake Ohrid, southern North Macedonia, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Pompeo is visiting southeastern European countries to show support for new NATO members in the region. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
October 04, 2019 - 3:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has been deeply shaken by the rapidly escalating impeachment inquiry, as revelations that President Donald Trump enlisted diplomats to dig up dirt on a political rival threaten to tarnish its reputation as a nonpartisan arm of U.S. foreign policy. Former...
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Anti-government protesters gather for a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. Iraqi security forces fired live bullets and used tear gas against a few hundred protesters gathered in central Baghdad on Thursday, hours after a curfew was announced in the Iraqi capital on the heels of two days of deadly violence that gripped the country amid anti-government protests. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
October 03, 2019 - 10:02 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments on violence gripping Iraq for the third straight day amid anti-government protests (all times local): 8 p.m. An Iraqi medical official says at least six protesters have been shot and killed in the southern city of Nasiriyah, south of the capital Baghdad,...
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