Embassies

January 18, 2018 - 12:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is cagey about whether he'll preside over the inauguration of the new U.S. embassy in London next week. President Donald Trump tweeted last week that he would not come for the formal opening ceremony because the gleaming new embassy in a former...
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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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Indian workers put up a hoarding with a photograph of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology (iCreate) near Bavla in Ahmadabad, India, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Netanyahu are expected to inaugurate a start-up support center iCreate in presence of nearly 1000 top industrialists on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
January 17, 2018 - 3:32 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he's certain that the U.S. Embassy will be moved to Jerusalem in the coming year, much sooner than Trump administration officials have estimated. Netanyahu told Israeli reporters traveling with him in India on Wednesday his "solid...
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A Visa Services gazebo stands outside as the first group of Visa applicants to go into the new United States Embassy building in London, wait in line outside, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. The new U.S. Embassy in London, denigrated last week by President Donald Trump as too expensive and in a poor location, is set to open to the public. The embassy, in the formerly industrial Nine Elms neighborhood, will open for public business Tuesday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
January 16, 2018 - 5:09 pm
LONDON (AP) — The new U.S. Embassy in London, criticized last week by President Donald Trump as too expensive and poorly located, opened its doors to the public Tuesday for the first time. The gleaming embassy, in the formerly industrial Nine Elms neighborhood in south London, replaces the embassy...
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Pope Francis waves as he arrives at the San Luis Beltran church on his way to the Apostolic Nunciature in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Francis flew in to Chile’s capital Monday night for a visit expected to be met with protests over sexual abuse by priests and confronted by many Chileans deeply skeptical about the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
January 16, 2018 - 7:17 am
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January 15, 2018 - 7:25 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa summoned the United States' senior diplomat in the capital Pretoria on Monday over President Donald Trump's recent disparaging comments about African nations and Haiti. Trump has been accused of describing African nations as "shithole countries" during a meeting...
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Pedestrians shop in a roadside market in Lagos, Nigeria, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Africans were shocked on Friday to find President Donald Trump had finally taken an interest in their continent. But it wasn't what people had hoped for. Using vulgar language, Trump on Thursday questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway in rejecting a bipartisan immigration deal. On Friday he denied using that language. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
January 12, 2018 - 5:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — American diplomats scrambled Friday to salvage their nation's bonds with Africa, Haiti and even the celebrated "special relationship" with Britain after President Donald Trump, in the span of a few hours, deeply offended much of the world with the most undiplomatic of remarks...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2017 file photo, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres waits for the start of a meeting during the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters. Guterres will be heading to Colombia the second weekend of January 2018 for an official visit to support the country's peace efforts. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 12, 2018 - 3:51 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's comments on Africa and Haiti (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The U.S. Embassy in South Africa says the United States "deeply respects the people of Africa" as President Donald Trump's remark about immigrants from Africa causes outrage across...
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The Madame Tussauds wax figure of US President Donald Trump is seen outside the new US Embassy in Nine Elms in London, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. President Donald Trump says he canceled upcoming trip to London because he doesn't like the choice of a new embassy. Some British lawmakers have questioned whether Trump would be welcome in London after some of his earlier comments. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
January 12, 2018 - 2:31 pm
LONDON (AP) — President Donald Trump has canceled a trip to London to open the new $1 billion U.S. Embassy in the British capital, a move that avoided protests promised by political opponents. Some U.K. lawmakers had said Trump was not welcome in Britain after he re-tweeted videos from a far-right...
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January 12, 2018 - 2:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump deciding to cancel an upcoming trip to London (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The White House says that President Donald Trump's tweet canceling a trip to London was in reference to a visit for the opening of the new U.S. embassy and that efforts...
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