Stories tagged: Diplomacy
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 8:24 P.M.
U.S. to allies: Do more to fight Islamic State
Declaring the Islamic State group’s destruction its top Middle East priority, the Trump administration on Wednesday urged coalition partners to contribute more to forces who are retaking Iraq’s second largest …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 9:28 P.M.
Rare poll finds Cuban citizens favor better U.S. relations
A rare poll of Cuban public opinion has found that most of the island’s citizens approve of normal relations with the United States and large majorities want more tourists to …
MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 10:13 A.M.
Japan, Russia bolster cooperation, urge North Korean restraint
Japan and Russia agreed Monday to step up work toward resolving a longstanding territorial dispute through cooperation in a range of areas.
MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 7:40 A.M.
Netanyahu’s early election threat overshadows China trip
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s threat to dissolve his government for a fourth time is overshadowing a trade trip to China meant to promote deals with some of the country’s …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017, 6:20 P.M.
Source: Jon Huntsman offered job of ambassador to Russia
President Donald Trump has offered former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman the position as U.S. ambassador to Russia, a high-profile and sensitive post amid investigations into the contacts between Russian officials …
MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017, 7:37 A.M.
Slovenian leader: Invitation for Trump-Putin summit still on
Slovenia’s president says his invitation to host a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin still stands.
MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017, 7:34 A.M.
U.N. atomic chief expects US cooperation on Iran nuke pact
The head of the U.N. agency monitoring the Iran nuclear deal says he emphasized the benefits of the pact in a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and …
MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017, 7:33 A.M.
Malaysia, North Korea expel ambassadors over Kim’s death
Malaysia is protecting its “sovereignty and dignity” by expelling the North Korean ambassador, the prime minister said Monday, as relations between the countries unraveled further over the poisoning of Kim …
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017, 11:27 A.M.
Protests mount in China against South Korea’s missile system
Beijing’s escalating condemnation of South Korea over a U.S. anti-missile system has triggered protests against a popular retail giant and a reported ban on Chinese tour groups visiting the country, …
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017, 10:49 A.M.
Trump to host Germany’s Merkel at the White House
President Donald Trump will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House later this month.
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 10:30 A.M.
Russia expert Fiona Hill reportedly Trump’s pick for White House adviser
President Donald Trump is moving to name Fiona Hill, a former intelligence officer and well-known scholar of Russian President Vladimir Putin, as his top Russia adviser, according to a person …
TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017, 12:50 P.M.
US diplomats backing Balkan republics against suspected Russia meddling
Even as President Donald Trump seeks to improve relations with Russia, the State Department is countering overtures by Moscow in one of its former satellite regions, the Balkans. State Department …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 9:52 A.M.
In unusually hostile message, North Korea accuses China of ‘dancing to U.S. tune’
In an unusual commentary released by state media on Thursday, North Korea accused a foreign country that claims to be a “friendly neighbor” of measures tantamount to an attempt to …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 10:51 A.M.
Trump’s top officials seek to sell Mexico on new immigration crackdown
The Mexican border police officer hung from the back of the truck rumbling through the streets of Tapachula, near the border with Guatemala, one hand on the overhead roll bar …
SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 8:12 A.M.
Ecuador election could decide Assange’s continued asylum
Whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can stay at the Ecuadorean embassy in London could depend on the winner of Sunday’s presidential election in the South American country. Ruling party candidate …
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 1:50 P.M.
Pence arrives in Germany for meetings with world leaders
Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Germany for his first overseas trip as vice president. Pence’s Air Force Two has landed in Munich, where he is set to deliver …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 4 P.M.
Tillerson and Russia’s Lavrov meet for first time in Bonn
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged Russia on Thursday to help tamp down the conflict in eastern Ukraine, where separatists backed by Moscow are fighting government troops.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 10:33 P.M.
Tillerson in Germany on first trip as secretary of state
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has his work cut out for him.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 3:02 P.M.
Trump charts new Mideast course; maybe no separate Palestine
President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked Israel’s prime minister to “hold off” on building Jewish settlements in land the Palestinians claim for their future state, yet held back from explicitly …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 5:25 A.M.
Russian jets buzz a US destroyer at close range; a first during Trump administration
Multiple Russian aircraft buzzed a U.S. destroyer patrolling in the Black Sea last week, in an incident the captain of the American ship called “unsafe,” the Pentagon said Tuesday. The …
TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 1:25 P.M.
Tillerson off to Europe on 1st trip amid disarray at home
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is heading to Germany this week on his first trip abroad as America’s top diplomat, the State Department said Tuesday.
SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 3:18 P.M.
Trump and Abe hit the fairways – out of public view – at Florida golf club
President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe disappeared from public view for more than three hours here Saturday at one of Trump’s signature golf courses for what was …
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 4:15 P.M.
Japan’s Abe has one thing in common with Trump: Hope for warmer Russia ties
While trade and security were expected to be among the first items Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would broach with President Donald Trump when the two met Friday, another sensitive …
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 1:34 P.M.
Analysis: Alongside Japan’s Abe, Trump morphs from nice guy to tough guy
Their long weekend mini-summit began with what can only be described as a “bro hug” – initiated by the new U.S. president. Donald Trump greeted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe …
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 6:44 A.M.
Details of Trump-Putin call raise new White House leak concerns
The White House is probing ongoing leaks of President Donald Trump’s private conversations with foreign leaders, including a report Thursday that he criticized a 2011 U.S.-Russia nuclear arms treaty during …
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 2:56 P.M.
In conflict with Trump, Iran’s supreme leader says his country is ‘not afraid of threats’
Escalating a war of words with President Donald Trump, Iran’s supreme leader said Tuesday that the Islamic republic was “not afraid of threats” and vowed large anti-American protests beginning Friday.
SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017
John Hagney: Trump faces master manipulator in Putin
For all the traits Putin and Trump appear to have in common – a vindictive hubris, a hegemonic nationalism, an inclination for self-aggrandizement – the Russian is not the apprentice …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 2:54 P.M.
House Democrats want probe of intelligence chief Flynn’s ties to Russia
Top House Democrats called Wednesday for an investigation of President Donald Trump’s national security adviser over his ties to a Russian propaganda outlet. They want the Pentagon to investigate whether …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 12:09 P.M.
Defense Secretary Mattis makes 1st trip to Asia; North Korea plans unclear
Other than a tweet, President Donald Trump hasn’t said how he’ll stop North Korea from threatening America with a nuclear weapon. And as his Pentagon chief visits key allies in …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 9:44 A.M.
Putin visit to Hungary reveals regional divide over Russia
A visit by President Vladimir Putin to Hungary this week reveals the vastly different reactions to Putin’s Russia in countries formerly under Moscow’s yoke, and highlights the very different challenges …