Stories tagged: Diplomacy
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 …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 9:21 A.M.
Libya leader offers NATO sea access if it upgrades navy
Libya’s U.N.-backed prime minister said Wednesday NATO or European Union ships could be permitted to operate in Libyan waters alongside the national navy if those organizations help modernize his country’s …
UPDATED: MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017, 9:02 P.M.
U.K. says Trump visit still on amid outcry over travel ban
A state visit to Britain by President Donald Trump later this year will go ahead, the prime minister’s office said Monday, despite increasing calls for it to be canceled over …
MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017, 8:53 A.M.
Petition calling on Britain to rescind Trump’s state visit surpasses 1 million signatures
A petition calling on Britain to cancel President Donald Trump’s state visit surpassed a million signatures Monday, meaning that it will be considered for debate in the British Parliament.
FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017, 12:07 P.M.
Putin consults his Security Council before talking to Trump
Russian President Vladimir Putin conferred with his top officials Friday about relations with Washington a day before a scheduled call with U.S. President Donald Trump. Trump’s senior adviser, Kellyanne Conway, …
FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017, 10:13 A.M.
Trump and Britain’s Theresa May meet for first time
President Donald Trump held an Oval Office meeting Friday with British Prime Minister Theresa May, a friendly ally who hopes to nudge the populist president toward the political mainstream.
FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017, 9:21 A.M.
Haley says Trump’s goal at U.N. is to show U.S. strength
New U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley arrived at the United Nations Friday announcing a new way the U.S. does business: The Trump administration’s goal is to show U.S. strength, speak out, …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017, 9:19 P.M.
British prime minister warns Trump he cannot trust Putin
British Prime Minister Theresa May told congressional Republicans on Thursday that the election of President Trump had ushered in “the dawn of a new era of American renewal,” and said …
THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017, 9:47 A.M.
Border Patrol chief out day after Trump border fence decree
The chief of the Border Patrol has left the agency that’s in charge of securing America’s borders with Mexico and Canada.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017, 9:19 A.M.
Mexico, stunned by Trump tweet, cancels trip by its president
The Mexican government had no immediate reaction to a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump that appeared aimed at canceling a planned Jan. 31 meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena …
MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017, 1:25 P.M.
North Korean media covers Trump’s inauguration with brief mention two days late
Generally speaking, North Korean state media isn’t the best outlet to read if you want to keep up on international events. The Hermit Kingdom’s official news outlets offer a limited, …
MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017, 10:41 A.M.
Putin awaits call to President Trump as Russia sees shared goals
The Kremlin said it hopes to arrange the first official phone call between President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump very soon, as Russia emphasized how much it has …