Diplomacy

December 11, 2017 - 3:41 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea's leadership has cracked down further on human rights as tensions have escalated over its nuclear and missile tests, including beefing up restrictions on movements and making "horrific" prison conditions more severe, the U.N. rights chief said Monday. Zeid Ra'ad al...
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The British and EU flags flap in the wind outside EU headquarters in Brussels on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May, met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk early Friday morning following crucial overnight talks on the issue of the Irish border. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
December 11, 2017 - 6:43 am
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May is stressing her optimism about negotiations over Britain's departure from the European Union, insisting that a preliminary deal has given fresh impetus to the talks. May met with her Cabinet on Monday morning before a scheduled address to the House of...
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December 11, 2017 - 4:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador recently urged the world to sever diplomatic ties with North Korea, she was sketchy on the details: Should all embassies close? How about those providing the U.S. intelligence from the largely inscrutable country? And what of Sweden,...
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A protester prepares to throw back tear gas canister that was fired towards them by Lebanese riot police during a demonstration in front of the U.S. embassy in Aukar, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Scores of demonstrators, including Palestinians, pelted security outside the embassy with stones and burned an effigy of U.S. President Donald Trump in a protest to reject Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
December 10, 2017 - 1:45 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the U.S. decision to declare Jerusalem Israel's capital (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Israel's prime minister says the Palestinians must "come to grips" with Jerusalem being Israel's capital. Benjamin Netanyahu says the sooner the Palestinians accept...
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Israel police arrest a Palestinian during a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in Jerusalem, Saturday, Dec.9, 2017.(AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
December 09, 2017 - 9:21 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Arab foreign ministers on Sunday demanded that the United States rescind President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, calling it a "grave" development that puts Washington on the same side as "occupation" and the violation of international law. In a...
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Palestinians clash with Israeli troops during a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Saturday, Dec.9, 2017.(AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
December 09, 2017 - 12:22 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Arab foreign ministers are arriving in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, to attend an emergency meeting to formulate a unified response to President Trump's decision...
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Palestinians clash with Israeli troops during a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Saturday, Dec.9, 2017.(AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
December 09, 2017 - 11:03 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes killed two Hamas members early Saturday following a rocket attack on Israel, in the latest fallout from President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital — a development that has roiled the region and the larger Muslim world...
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Israel's U.N. Ambassador Danny Dannon speaks in the Security Council at United Nations headquarters, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 08, 2017 - 7:38 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — One by one, 14 members of the U.N. Security Council spoke out against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel at an emergency meeting on Friday, some with regret and some with anger at the 15th member, the United States. It wasn't the...
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Israeli soldier stands during clashes with Palestinians following a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in the West Bank City of Nablus, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
December 08, 2017 - 1:56 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Large crowds of worshippers across the Muslim world staged anti-U.S. marches Friday, some stomping on posters of Donald Trump or burning American flags in the largest outpouring of anger yet at the U.S. president's recognition of bitterly contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital. In...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian leave at a summit convened by France to bolster Lebanon's institutions as it emerges from a bizarre political crisis with regional and international implications. in Paris, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. It's the first major gathering of key nations to discuss Lebanon's future since a crisis erupted following Hariri's resignation while in Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
December 08, 2017 - 10:50 am
PARIS (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat urged Saudi Arabia on Friday to temper its actions toward Yemen, Qatar and other neighbors, gently turning up the pressure as Saudi's powerful crown prince asserts power both at home and overseas. During a brief visit to France, U.S. Secretary of State Rex...
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