Diplomacy

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence waves as he walks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pence's upcoming visit to the Mideast comes at a time of friction between his administration and the Palestinian leadership, posing a dilemma for Arab hosts Egypt and Jordan on how to safeguard their vital ties with Washington without appearing to ignore Palestinian misgivings. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 18, 2018 - 4:34 am
CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's upcoming visit to the Middle East comes at a time of intensely publicized friction between his administration and the Palestinian leadership, posing a dilemma for his Arab hosts — Egypt's president and Jordan's king — on how to safeguard their vital...
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January 18, 2018 - 3:31 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani and Indian troops traded gunfire in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir on Thursday, leaving three civilians and a soldier dead amid increasing tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbors, officials from both sides said. In a statement, Pakistan's military...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right, speaks with former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. In a speech at Stanford University, Tillerson signaled a deeper American commitment to the Mideast nation of Syria, saying the U.S. military will remain there for the foreseeable future. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
January 17, 2018 - 11:36 pm
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday the United States owes Turkey an explanation for saying it is supporting the creation of a border security force in northern Syria — a proposal that has drawn furious reaction from Ankara. Tillerson told reporters "that entire...
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, speaks during a conference on Jerusalem at the Al-Azhar Conference Center, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Abbas blasted Trump again over Jerusalem, saying the U.S. leader's decision to recognize contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital was "sinful." (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
January 17, 2018 - 5:43 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Palestinian president on Wednesday again blasted Donald Trump in a fiery and emotional speech, saying the U.S. leader's decision to recognize contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital was "sinful" and "ill-fated." Mahmoud Abbas, who has openly cursed Trump over his policies, told a...
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Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, center, poses for a photo with Japan's Foreign Affair Minister, Taro Kono, second from left, Secretary of State of the United States, Rex Tillerson, second from right, and Korea's Foreign Affairs Minister Kang Kyung-wha, right, along with other Ministers during a meeting on the Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 17, 2018 - 5:21 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday said "Cold War thinking" was behind a meeting of U.S. allies on how to deal with North Korea's nuclear threat, adding that the gathering risks splitting international opinion over the issue. China was not invited to the 20-nation conclave in Vancouver and foreign...
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United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha during a meeting on North Korea in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Officials are discussing sanctions, preventing the spread of weapons and diplomatic options. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 16, 2018 - 10:26 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Tuesday that if North Korea does not choose to negotiate on giving up its nuclear weapons that pose a growing threat to the United States it could trigger a military response. After a meeting of U.S. allies on how to beef up...
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Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, right, greets Secretary of State of the United States, Rex Tillerson during a meeting on North Korea in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Officials are discussing sanctions, preventing the spread of weapons and diplomatic options. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 16, 2018 - 9:21 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Latest on U.S. allies from the Korean War discussing the nuclear threat from North Korea (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. seeks a diplomatic resolution in the nuclear standoff with North Korea, but he's declining to...
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Turkey's President and leader of ruling Justice and Development Party Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his lawmakers at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Erdogan on Tuesday called on NATO to take a stance against the United States, a fellow ally, over its plans to form a 30,000-strong Kurdish-led border security force in Syria. Turkey has been threatening to launch a new military offensive in Syria against Syrian Kurdish militias, which Turkey considers to be terrorists because of their affiliation with outlawed Kurdish rebels fighting Turkey.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
January 16, 2018 - 7:13 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran added its voice to criticism of a U.S. plan to form a new border security force in Syria, saying Tuesday that it will cause more instability and "add flames" to the war-torn country. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said the planned Kurdish-led force will...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year's first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely, and making additional donations contingent on major changes to the organization, according to U.S. officials. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 16, 2018 - 6:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday cut tens of millions of dollars in money for Palestinian refugees, demanding that the U.N. agency responsible for the programs undertake a "fundamental re-examination," the State Department said. In a letter, the State Department notified the U...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, center, speaks during a meeting with the Palestinian Central Council, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah. There seems to be no going back for Mahmoud Abbas after the Palestinian leader cursed and ridiculed President Donald Trump and his aides in his pugnacious speech Sunday — a very public break with the 82-year-old's long-standing efforts to cultivate Washington's goodwill as the sole pathway to Palestinian statehood. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)
January 16, 2018 - 3:01 pm
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — There seems to be no going back for Mahmoud Abbas after the Palestinian leader cursed and ridiculed President Donald Trump and his aides in a pugnacious speech — a very public break with the 82-year-old's long-standing efforts to cultivate Washington's goodwill as the...
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