Diplomacy

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds a press conference with foreign media at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. A member of Venezuela's opposition said Friday, June 7, that a mediation effort by Norway is stalling over Maduro's refusal to accept presidential elections to resolve the nation's political crisis. (AP Photo/Boris Vergara, File)
June 07, 2019 - 5:07 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan leader Juan Guaidó said Friday that the opposition's demand for presidential elections is not negotiable, slowing mediation efforts by Norway aimed at resolving Venezuela's political crisis. "A new meeting isn't planned at the moment, until we can get what we've...
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Bricks are laid by protesters to block a street in the Sudanese capital Khartoum to stop military vehicles from driving through the area on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. The death toll in Sudan amid a violent crackdown on pro-democracy protesters and the dispersal of their peaceful sit-in earlier this week in the capital climbed on Wednesday, protest organizers said. (Mohammed Najib via AP)
June 06, 2019 - 7:56 am
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's pro-democracy leaders vowed Thursday to press their campaign of civil disobedience until the ruling military council is ousted and killers of protesters are brought to justice, but an overwhelming presence of security forces across the capital, Khartoum, appeared to...
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Britain's Prince Charles, centre left and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, second left are greeted by US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, outside Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to the UK, in Regent's Park, for the Return Dinner as part of his state visit to the UK, in London, Tuesday June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
June 04, 2019 - 3:12 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Europe (all times local): 9:09 p.m. President Donald Trump says he doesn't think Meghan Markle is "nasty" — just that the American-born Duchess of Sussex was "nasty about" him. Attempting to clean up a diplomatic spat during his UK state...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2016 file photo, an avocado vendor talks on his cellphone at a market in Mexico City. Summary: The potential Trump tariffs are expected to hit U.S. avocado lovers more than Mexican producers. (AP Photo/Nick Wagner, File)
June 03, 2019 - 8:41 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials have copied a page from President Donald Trump's playbook in recent days, taking to Twitter to communicate that they are working flat-out to de-escalate tensions over immigration and avoid punitive tariffs on all Mexican exports to the U.S. Announcements of...
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Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine, who was arrested in Moscow at the end of last year, waits for a hearing in a court in Moscow, Russia, Friday, May 24, 2019. The American was detained at the end of December for alleged spying. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
June 03, 2019 - 5:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The arrest of a Michigan corporate security executive on espionage allegations in Russia seemed to his family like a horrible mistake, a misunderstanding that could be quickly resolved with help from the U.S. government. But it hasn't worked out that way. Six months later, and...
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President Donald Trump reviews an honor guard during a ceremonial welcome in the garden of Buckingham Palace in London, Monday, June 3, 2019 on the opening day of a three day state visit to Britain. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
June 03, 2019 - 5:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday to reiterate his complaints about CNN and suggest a boycott of its parent company, AT&T. Soon after his arrival in London for a pomp-filled state visit to Britain, Trump tweeted that CNN is his chief source of U.S. news but that "...
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II speaks to U.S President Donald Trump, right and first lady Melania as they view U.S memorabilia from the Royal Collection, at Buckingham Palace, London, Monday, June 3, 2019. Trump is on a three-day state visit to Britain. (Tolga Akmen/Pool Photo via AP)
June 03, 2019 - 4:58 pm
LONDON (AP) — Mixing pageantry and pugilism, President Donald Trump plunged into his long-delayed state visit to Britain on Monday, welcomed with smiles and a cannon salute by the royals but launching political insults at others in a time of turmoil for both nations in the deep, if recently...
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Mexican Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard, center, speaks at a news conference at the Mexican Embassy in Washington, Monday, June 3, 2019, as a Mexican delegation arrives in Washington for talks following trade tariff threats from the Trump Administration. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 03, 2019 - 2:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mexico launched a counteroffensive Monday against the threat of U.S. tariffs, warning not only that it would hurt the economies of both countries but also could cause a quarter-million more Central Americans to migrate North. A high-level delegation from the Mexican government...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok talk to reporters after a meeting in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, June 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)
June 03, 2019 - 8:25 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo put pressure on the Netherlands on Monday to follow Washington's tough line on China as the Dutch government prepares to auction off new "5G" internet rights. Speaking after meeting his Dutch counterpart Stef Blok, Pompeo said they...
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From left, Mexican Ambassador Martha Barcena Coqui, left, accompanied by Mexican Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard, right, speaks at a news conference at the Mexican Embassy in Washington, Monday, June 3, 2019, as a Mexican delegation arrives in Washington for talks following trade tariff threats from the Trump Administration. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 03, 2019 - 8:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on scheduled talks between the U.S. and Mexico (all times local): 9:15 a.m. Mexico has launched a counter-offensive against the threat of U.S. tariffs, saying the steps it has taken on immigration have kept hundreds of thousands of migrants from reaching the United...
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