Stories tagged: Diplomacy
Thu., June 22, 2017, 1 p.m.
Otto Warmbier, student detained in North Korea, is mourned at hometown funeral
Celebrating the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after returning home in a coma, a packed crowd …
Tue., June 20, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
McCain: Americans ‘stupid’ to still want to travel to North Korea
Sen. John McCain said Tuesday that Americans who are “stupid” enough to still want to travel to North Korea should be required to sign a waiver absolving the U.S. government …
UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
Trump restores some Cuba penalties, rejecting ‘oppressors’
President Donald Trump declared Friday he was restoring some travel and economic restrictions on Cuba that were lifted as part of the Obama administration’s historic easing. He challenged the communist …
Fri., June 16, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
Macron promotes pro-Europe views with other leaders in Paris
French president Emmanuel Macron promoted his pro-European views in a series of meetings Friday with leaders of The Netherlands, Spain and Estonia in Paris, as Brexit negotiations are set to …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
Trump to announce plan to stop cash flow to Cuban military
The White House says President Donald Trump plans to announce a revised Cuba policy that’s aimed at stopping the flow of U.S. cash to the country’s military and security services. …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
DC police seek arrest of Turkish agents for melee, angering Erdogan
Police in the U.S. capital are seeking the arrest of a dozen Turkish security agents and two others accused of taking part in a violent attack on protesters during an …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 5:33 p.m.
Senate passes sweeping sanctions bill targeting Iran, Russia
A frequently polarized Senate found common ground Thursday as Republicans and Democrats joined forces to approve a sweeping sanctions bill that punishes longtime adversaries Iran and Russia with an array …
Wed., June 14, 2017, 8:19 a.m.
State Dept. official met with the 3 Americans being held in North Korea
The three American citizens still being held in North Korea are in fairly healthy condition and were allowed to meet with the State Department’s top official on North Korea, Joseph …
Tue., June 13, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
Tillerson warns against steps that cut off talks with Russia
The U.S. relationship with Russia is at an all-time low and deteriorating further, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday, yet he cautioned against taking steps that might close off …
Tue., June 13, 2017, 7:51 a.m.
University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier, said to be in a coma, released from North Korea
University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier, who has been detained in North Korea for 17 months, has been medically evacuated from the country in a coma, his parents told The …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
Haley says U.S. won’t let the UN ‘bully’ Israel anymore
President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations said Wednesday the U.S. will not allow the U.N. to “bully” Israel anymore.
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
Officials: U.S. mulls return of Russian diplomatic compounds
The United States and Russia are holding high-level negotiations that could lead to the return of two Russian diplomatic compounds seized as punishment for Moscow’s alleged interference in the U.S. …
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
Trump’s use of private cellphone raises security concerns
President Donald Trump has been handing out his cellphone number to world leaders and urging them to call him directly, an unusual invitation that breaks diplomatic protocol and is raising …
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 7:17 p.m.
‘We can use peace’: Trump and Pope Francis meet
President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, two leaders with contrasting styles and differing worldviews, met at the Vatican on Wednesday, setting aside their previous clashes to broadcast a tone of …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Trump to Muslims on first foreign trip: Drive out terrorists
President Donald Trump’s maiden international trip, a five-stop marathon across the Middle East and Europe, has long loomed as a crucial first test abroad for the chaos-courting president.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 2:36 p.m.
Mexico foreign minister calls Trump’s border wall a ‘hostile act’
Mexico’s top diplomat called President Donald Trump’s proposal to build a border wall “an unfriendly, hostile act” that will further aggravate increasingly tense relations between the longtime allies.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Haley wants Iran, not Israel, at core of U.N.’s Middle East agenda
After her first U.N. Security Council meeting on the Middle East in February, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley knocked the organization’s “anti-Israel bias.” On Thursday, Haley will try to turn the …
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
Trump mulls military options for North Korea. They’re all grim.
Three weeks before becoming president, Donald Trump weighed in on the threat of North Korea developing a nuclear warhead capable of reaching the U.S.: “It won’t happen,” he vowed on …
Mon., April 17, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
South Koreans are dealing with a new wild card – Trump
For decades, South Koreans have lived in a technical state of war with a hostile brother country that considers them traitors and imperialist lackeys. Throughout verbal attacks and periodic military …
Mon., April 17, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
Outcome of Turkey vote likely to further cool EU relations
European leaders reacted with restraint and concern Monday to the narrow outcome of a referendum in Turkey that grants sweeping new powers to the nation’s president.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 1:54 p.m.
North Korea’s parliament meets, with Kim Jong Un at center
North Korea’s parliament convened on Tuesday, with the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, taking the center seat.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
G-7 ministers appeal to Russia on Syria but reject sanctions
The Group of Seven industrialized nations on Tuesday urged Russia to pressure the Syrian government to end the six-year civil war, but rejected a British call to impose new sanctions …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Trump lauds ‘outstanding’ relationship with Chinese leader
President Donald Trump said Friday he has developed an “outstanding” relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping after meeting with the leader of a nation Trump has criticized as a menace …
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 9:13 p.m.
Trump kicks off Florida meetings with Chinese president
President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping opened their high-stakes summit at Trump’s Florida beach resort Thursday, with the urgent threat of North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and tensions over …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Russia sets out agenda for Tillerson as Moscow visit announced
Russia seized on the announcement of Rex Tillerson’s first visit to Moscow as U.S. secretary of state by setting out an unusually detailed agenda for talks that it said aimed …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 6:37 a.m.
U.S. ratchets up urgency on N. Korea ahead of China visit
The White House is ratcheting up the urgency over North Korea’s nuclear pursuit ahead of President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping’s first meeting, with a senior U.S. official warning …
Mon., April 3, 2017, 3:48 p.m.
Kushner, Dunford meet with Iraqi prime minister
President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford met Monday in Baghdad with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
Trump says U.S. will forge a ‘great bond’ with Egypt
President Donald Trump signaled a new era in U.S.-Egypt relations Monday, assuring his Egyptian counterpart that years of tepid relations will now give way to a “great bond” between their …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 11:36 a.m.
Britain postpones Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s Russia trip
Britain says a planned trip to Russia by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson this week has been postponed.
UPDATED: Wed., 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 …