Diplomacy

President Donald Trump welcomes Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to the White House in Washington, Monday, May 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 13, 2019 - 5:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has never shied away from rubbing shoulders with leaders more typically kept at a distance by the West, and his Oval Office meeting with Hungary's far right-leaning prime minister on Monday was only the latest example of his engagement with strongmen. Like...
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May 12, 2019 - 10:09 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oman says it will reopen its embassy in Iraq, decades after it closed its diplomatic post. Oman's Foreign Ministry made the announcement on Twitter on Sunday night. The sultanate, on the eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula, said it would "contribute to the...
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South Korean violinist Won Hyung Joon and his North Korean soprano partner Kim Song Mi perform at the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center in Shanghai on Sunday, May 12, 2019. Won, a South Korean, performed together with Kim, a North Korean, in a rare joint performance they hope would help bring the divided Koreas closer together via music. Their performance comes three days after North Korea fired two suspected short-range missiles in the second such weapons test in five days. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
May 12, 2019 - 9:11 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — South Korean violinist Won Hyung Joon took the stage, nodded once to his North Korean soprano partner, and placed his instrument on his shoulder. With a flick of the conductor's wrist, she began to sing, and he began to bow — the beginning of a rare joint performance Sunday that...
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A supporter of Venezuela's opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaidó, waves a Venezuelan flag marked with the letters "SOS", during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, May 11, 2019. Guaidó has called for nationwide marches protesting the Maduro government, demanding new elections and the release of jailed opposition lawmakers. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
May 12, 2019 - 4:23 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó says he's instructed his political envoy in Washington to immediately open relations with the U.S. military. Guaidó said Saturday that he's asked his...
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An opponent of the Nicolas Maduro government, his mouth covered with strands representing the national colors of Venezuela, waits for the arrival of opposition leader Juan Guaidó to lead a rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, May 11, 2019. Guaidó has called for nationwide marches protesting the Maduro government, demanding new elections and the release of jailed opposition lawmakers. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
May 11, 2019 - 3:28 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó on Saturday said he's instructed his political envoy in Washington to immediately open relations with the U.S. military in a bid to bring more pressure on President Nicolás Maduro to resign. The leader said he's asked Carlos Vecchio...
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Mark Lenzi, a U.S. State Department security engineer who was among several diplomats evacuated in 2018 from the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou, China, speaks at a news conference Friday, May 10, 2019, in Boston. Lenzi suffered headaches and memory loss under mysterious circumstances while stationed in China. He has pledged to donate his brain for research. (AP Photo/Rodrique Ngowi)
May 10, 2019 - 2:44 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. diplomat who said he suffered headaches and memory loss under mysterious circumstances while stationed in China pledged Friday to donate his brain to head injury researchers. Mark Lenzi, 44, is an unusual addition to the several thousand others, including many former NFL...
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Residents speaks with National Police at the entrance of Helicoide prison in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, May 9, 2019, where Edgar Zambrano, vice president of the opposition-controlled National Assembly is being held after his arrest the previous night. The arrest of Zambrano unleashed fears of a wider crackdown on Thursday, even as members of the opposition issued renewed calls for weekend protests in a months long campaign to oust President Nicolás Maduro. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
May 09, 2019 - 9:04 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The arrest of a top opposition leader in Venezuela unleashed fears of a wider crackdown on Thursday, even as members of the opposition issued renewed calls for weekend protests in their campaign to oust President Nicolás Maduro. The Wednesday arrest of Edgar Zambrano, vice...
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FILE - This Saturday, May 4, 2019, file photo provided by the North Korean government shows a test of weapon systems, in North Korea. North Korea on Thursday, May 9, 2019, has described its firing of rocket artillery and an apparent short-range ballistic missile over the weekend as a regular and defensive military exercise and ridiculed South Korea for criticizing the launches. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
May 08, 2019 - 10:25 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday described its firing of rocket artillery and an apparent short-range ballistic missile over the weekend as a regular and defensive military exercise and ridiculed South Korea for criticizing the launches. North Korea's official Korean Central News...
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President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, to board Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., to travel to Florida to visit with those affected by Hurricane Michael and attend a rally. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 08, 2019 - 6:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Iran (all times local): 6:45 p.m. American officials say the U.S. is poised to move more military assets to the Middle East in response to perceived threats from Iran. Officials say two additional bomber aircraft are expected to deploy to the...
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President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, to board Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., to travel to Florida to visit with those affected by Hurricane Michael and attend a rally. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 08, 2019 - 5:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's Iran policy has been rooted in the idea that being tougher on Tehran would yield better results and perhaps even a new nuclear deal to replace the Obama administration pact that he pulled the U.S. out of a year ago Wednesday. That strategy is now being put...
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