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UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 1:47 p.m.

Top US and Russian diplomats meet, make no visible progress

Senior diplomats from the United States and Russia met in Helsinki on Wednesday to search for ways to ease tensions between Moscow and Washington, but didn’t report any immediate progress, …


US diplomat wants ‘credible’ probe into Sudan crackdown

The top U.S. diplomat to Africa says there must be an “independent and credible” investigation into the Sudanese military’s violent dispersal of a protest camp in the capital earlier this …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 4:46 p.m.

U.S. employee in China reported strange sounds, pressure

A U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, the State Department said Wednesday, recalling similar experiences among American diplomats in Cuba who later fell …


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

Russia ramps up diplomatic clash, expels even more U.K. envoys

Russia ordered new cuts Friday to the number of British envoys in the country, escalating a dispute with the West over the poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain. The massive …


UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

Russia responds quid pro quo to diplomats’ expulsions

Russia announced the expulsion of more than 150 diplomats, including 60 Americans, on Thursday and said it was closing a U.S. consulate in retaliation for the wave of Western expulsions …


Australia, Ireland, NATO join in expelling Russian envoys

Australia, Ireland, NATO and Moldova on Tuesday joined the wave of nations and groups expelling Russian diplomats over the nerve-agent poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. Russia denounced …


Cuba announces new immigration policies to boost ex-pat ties

Cuba’s foreign minister on Saturday announced changes to the island’s immigration policies, seeking to strengthen ties with the 800,000 Cubans living outside the country amid strained relations with Washington following …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 8:31 a.m.

U.S. tourist fears he was hit in Cuba, years before diplomats

Chris Allen’s phone started buzzing as word broke that invisible attacks in Cuba had hit a U.S. government worker at Havana’s Hotel Capri. Allen’s friends and family had heard an …


Russia pressures Serbia on status of controversial base

Russia increased pressure on Serbia on Tuesday to grant diplomatic status to the Russian staff of a controversial facility that U.S. officials believe could become Kremlin’s spy base in the …


U.S.: A few visitors to Cuba claim symptoms similar to attacks

The United States has received “a handful of reports” from American citizens who say they’ve experienced symptoms similar to those in attacks of U.S. government workers in Havana, a State …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:47 p.m.

Ties threatened: U.S. orders 15 Cuban diplomats to leave

The United States expelled 15 of Cuba’s diplomats Tuesday to protest its failure to protect Americans from unexplained attacks in Havana, plunging diplomatic ties between the countries to levels unseen …


Cuban official: Still no clue on U.S. diplomat health mystery

Cuba so far hasn’t unearthed any information about who or what caused a mysterious series of health incidents that have affected U.S. and Canadian diplomats in Havana, its top diplomat …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 5:15 p.m.

U.S.: Another health attack on diplomats in Cuba last month

Mysterious incidents affecting the health of American diplomats in Cuba continued as recently as August, the United States said Friday, despite earlier U.S. assessments that the attacks had long stopped. …


Brushing off Putin, Trump says fewer diplomats saves money

BEDMINISTER, N.J. (AP) – President Donald Trump is brushing off Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to expel hundreds of U.S. diplomatic employees from Russia. In remarks to reporters, Trump dismissed …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 12:40 p.m.

Canadian diplomat in Cuba also suffered hearing loss

The Canadian government said Thursday that at least one Canadian diplomat in Cuba also has been treated for hearing loss following disclosures that a group of American diplomats in Havana …