Stories tagged: Diplomacy
FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 2:53 P.M.
Analysis: President Trump’s inaugural speech does little to heal political wounds
There was no pivot. There was no olive branch, no binding of wounds, no lofty summons to the better angels of our nature. The 16-minute inaugural address that President Donald …
FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 11:23 A.M.
Russian political elites revel in Trump’s inauguration
Champagne corks popped in Moscow as Russians celebrated the start of Donald Trump’s presidency, confident of better relations ahead between the two countries. “It’s weird, but it’s great, and for …
MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017, 11:52 A.M.
European leaders shocked as Trump slams NATO and E.U., raising fears of transatlantic split
European leaders said Monday that they may have to stand alone without the United States once Donald Trump enters office, raising the prospect of an unprecedented breach in transatlantic relations …
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 9:29 A.M.
Kremlin hopes Putin, Trump will get along well
The Kremlin said Thursday Russia and the United States can fix their ravaged ties with interactions based on mutual respect once President-elect Donald Trump takes office.
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 10:18 A.M.
Jordan says moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem is ‘red line’
Jordan’s government spokesman has warned of “catastrophic” repercussions if President-elect Donald Trump makes good on a campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to contested Jerusalem.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2017, 4:36 A.M.
Trump’s slim North Korea options: diplomacy, sanctions, force
Donald Trump says he is confident North Korea won’t develop a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike the United States. But his options for stopping the reclusive communist country are slim: …
THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016, 3:31 P.M.
Obama slaps Russia with expulsions, sanctions for meddling in US election
President Barack Obama ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats, closed two rural estates reportedly used by Russian spies, and slapped sanctions on two Russian intelligence organizations and other entities …
THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016, 11:50 A.M.
EU stands by 2-state solution for Palestinian-Israel peace
The European Union has joined the outgoing U.S. administration in defending the two-state solution as the best way to achieve lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 9:38 A.M.
In parting shot, Kerry tears into Israel over settlements
Secretary of State John Kerry tore into Israel on Wednesday for settlement-building, accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of dragging Israel away from democracy and forcefully rejecting the notion that America …
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 8:37 A.M.
Israel to build in Jerusalem, mulls more steps against UN bodies
Israel is pushing ahead building plans in areas the U.N. Security Council recently declared as occupied Palestinian territory and weighing new steps against U.N. agencies, as the censure roils its …
MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 10:41 A.M.
Ukraine summons Israeli ambassador after U.N. controversy
Israel says its ambassador to Ukraine has been summoned by the foreign ministry in Kiev following Israel’s decision to cancel a planned visit by the Ukrainian prime minister.
MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2016, 10:41 A.M.
As Trump tweets, China quietly weighs options to retaliate
China’s leaders are biting their tongues as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump uses Twitter to rattle relations between the world’s biggest economies.
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 3:05 P.M.
Trump moves to cancel business deals in Azerbaijan, Georgia
The Trump Organization has canceled a licensing deal for a hotel in Azerbaijan and is taking steps to do the same for a project in neighboring Georgia, part of recent …
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 8:56 A.M.
Putin, Abe hold talks on Japan-Russia territorial dispute
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he and Russian President Vladimir Putin spent much of their first round of talks at a hot springs resort in western Japan on Thursday …
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 7:58 A.M.
It’s official: Trump picks Exxon Mobil’s Tillerson to lead State Department
President-elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday he has picked Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state, calling the oil executive with close to ties to Russia one of …
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 3:19 P.M.
China warns Trump against using Taiwan for leverage on trade
China warned Donald Trump against using the One-China policy regarding Taiwan as a bargaining chip in trade talks, a swift response that indicates Beijing is losing patience with the U.S. …
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 7:57 A.M.
Trump renews criticism of China as state media warns on Taiwan
President-elect Donald Trump vowed that China would soon have to “play by the rules,” as Chinese state media issued its clearest warning yet about its bottom line on Taiwan.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2016, 4:03 P.M.
US, Russia agree to Syria cease-fire, new military partnership
GENEVA – The United States and Russia announced early Saturday a breakthrough agreement on Syria that foresees a nationwide cease-fire starting early next week, followed by an unlikely new military …
MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016, 1:18 P.M.
Obama banishing Vietnam War vestige by lifting arms embargo
Eager to banish lingering shadows of the Vietnam War, President Barack Obama lifted the U.S. embargo on selling arms to America’s former enemy Monday and made the case for a …
MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016, 9:10 A.M.
First U.S. cruise in decades arrives in Havana
The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years crossed the Florida Straits from Miami and docked in Havana on Monday, restarting commercial travel on waters that served as a …
SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016, 11:24 A.M.
Obama’s historic trip to Cuba rife with risk, opportunity
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will open a new era in the United States’ thorny relationship with Cuba during a history-making trip that has two seemingly dissonant goals: locking in …
TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016, 9:57 A.M.
Obama abolishes last major restrictions on US travel to Cuba
The Obama administration on Tuesday loosened rules on travel to Cuba and the Cuban government’s use of the dollar, removing obstacles to closer ties between the two countries five days …
THURSDAY, NOV. 26, 2015, 10:19 P.M.
Russia, France agree to tighten cooperation against IS
MOSCOW – The presidents of France and Russia agreed Thursday to tighten cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State group, although they remained at odds over their approach toward …
FRIDAY, AUG. 14, 2015, 8:28 A.M.
Kerry calls for democracy as US flag rises in Cuba
HAVANA (AP) — U.S. Marines raised the Stars and Stripes over the newly reopened American Embassy in Cuba on Friday as Secretary of State John Kerry made an unprecedented call …
SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2015, 12:29 A.M.
AP Analysis: In fractured Israel, all electoral bets are off
JERUSALEM (AP) — Deeply divided and foul of mood, Israelis are headed toward what seems like a referendum on their long-serving, silver-tongued prime minister, the hard-line Benjamin Netanyahu. But with …
SATURDAY, JAN. 3, 2015
Charles Krauthammer: Nylon strategy for Cuba a pure giveaway
WASHINGTON – There’s an old Cold War joke – pre-pantyhose – that to defeat communism we should empty our B-52 bombers of nuclear weapons and instead drop nylons over the …
SATURDAY, NOV. 8, 2014, 3:13 A.M.
Another peace deal forged in South Sudan
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Leaders of two warring sides in South Sudan agreed to another peace deal early Saturday after two days of talks convened in an atmosphere of …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 5, 2014, 7:03 A.M.
Ukraine signs cease-fire with pro-Russian rebels
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The Ukrainian president declared a cease-fire Friday to end nearly five months of fighting in the nation’s east after his representatives reached a deal with the …
SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014, 5:31 A.M.
Diplomats call for extension of Gaza cease-fire
PARIS (AP) — Foreign Ministers from seven nations are calling for an extension of the 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza Strip. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (loh-RAHN’ FAH’-bee-yus) on …
SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014, 5:03 A.M.
US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in …