diplomacy

September 15, 2018 - 12:21 am
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The head of the Organization of American States has joined President Donald Trump in holding out the threat of a military intervention in Venezuela to restore democracy and ease the country*s humanitarian crisis OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro delivered the sharp warning...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pauses as he speaks at a news conference in the press briefing room at the State Department in Washington, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Washington. Pompeo says his Obama-era predecessor John Kerry has been 'actively undermining' U.S. policy on Iran. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 14, 2018 - 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unloaded Friday on his Obama-era predecessor John Kerry for "actively undermining" U.S. policy on Iran by meeting several times recently with the Iranian foreign minister, who was his main interlocutor in the Iran nuclear deal negotiations. In...
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September 14, 2018 - 8:15 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Fighting has broken out in South Sudan two days after the warring sides signed what the government called a "final final" peace agreement to end the civil war. Each side blames the other for the attacks. Clashes erupted Friday morning in Central Equatoria state when...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, tourists ride classic convertible cars on the Malecon beside the United States Embassy in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File
September 13, 2018 - 3:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As American authorities search for answers into mysterious "health attacks" that began two years ago in Havana, U.S. and Cuban officials met Thursday to renew efforts to determine the method and motive behind incidents that have left some diplomats with brain injuries. The talks...
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September 12, 2018 - 4:24 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's last-remaining rebel group has freed six people it took captive last month amid demands from President Ivan Duque that it release all hostages and cease kidnapping in order for peace talks to resume. The International Committee of the Red Cross said it took part...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 29, 2016 file photo, South Sudan's then First Vice President Riek Machar, left, looks across at President Salva Kiir, right, as the two sit to be photographed following the first meeting of a new transitional coalition government, in the capital Juba, South Sudan. South Sudan's warring parties on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, signed what they say is the final peace agreement to end the country's five-year civil war, which has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions. (AP Photo/Jason Patinkin, File)
September 12, 2018 - 2:33 pm
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's warring parties on Wednesday signed what they say is the final peace agreement to end the country's five-year civil war, which has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions. Several preliminary agreements have already been signed but both sides say this...
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September 12, 2018 - 10:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Taiwan's foreign minister said Wednesday that Chinese "coercion" of the self-governing island poses a threat to regional security and global values of freedom and democracy. Joseph Wu described Taiwan's rivalry with China as a David versus Goliath struggle, and appealed for ever-...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2018 file photo, Yemeni people carry the coffins of victims of a Saudi-led airstrike, during a funeral in Saada, Yemen. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he has told Congress the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are trying to protect civilians amid their military operations to end the civil war in Yemen. Pompeo said in a statement Wednesday he certified to Congress a day earlier the Saudi and Emirati governments “are undertaking demonstrable actions to reduce the risk of harm to civilians and civilian infrastructure.” Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he endorses Pompeo’s certification. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
September 12, 2018 - 9:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite mounting civilian casualties in what the United Nations says is the world's worst humanitarian crisis, the Trump administration has determined that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are doing enough to protect civilians in their military campaign in Yemen. The move...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as delivers a speech during a plenary session at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
September 12, 2018 - 3:07 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday suggested that Russia and Japan should sign a much-anticipated peace treaty formally ending hostilities from World War II before the end of the year. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been pushing for a way forward in the dispute,...
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September 11, 2018 - 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Afghan military has increased its vetting of local forces working with American troops as a result of recent insider attacks that killed two U.S. service members, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday. Mattis was making his first public comments about his meetings in...
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