Diplomacy

A protester shows his bloody hand while helping a wounded youth as others burn tires near the fence of the Gaza Strip border with Israel east of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
October 19, 2018 - 1:15 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinians massed Friday along Israel's frontier, with dozens approaching and breaching the perimeter fence that separates Gaza from Israel, even as Egypt stepped up efforts reach a lasting cease-fire between the territory's Hamas rulers and Israel. The...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2018, file photo, a fighter of Syrian opposition stands at a checkpoint in northwestern city of Idlib, Syria. A Turkish official says Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, that a summit between the leaders of Turkey, France, Germany and Russia will be held in Istanbul this month to discuss the conflict in Syria. Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin, in a written statement Friday said a summit will take place on Oct. 27. Russia and Turkey reached an agreement last month to set up a demilitarized zone around the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib preventing a government offensive on the last rebel stronghold in the country.(Ugur Can/DHA via AP, File)
October 19, 2018 - 12:31 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A summit between the leaders of Turkey, France, Germany and Russia will be held in Istanbul this month to discuss the conflict in Syria and efforts for a lasting solution to the war in the Arab country, a Turkish official said Friday. Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin, in a...
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October 18, 2018 - 2:08 pm
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Officials in Ecuador say they're expelling Venezuela's ambassador because an official from the neighboring country called its president a "liar." The Foreign Ministry office announced its decision Thursday, saying Venezuela's Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez called...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, talks with Pope Francis during a private audience at the Vatican, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. South Korea's president is in Italy for a series of meetings that culminated with an audience with Pope Francis at which he's expected to extend an invitation from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit. (Alessandro Di Meo/ANSA via AP)
October 18, 2018 - 12:36 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis indicated a willingness to visit North Korea during a private audience Thursday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, according to Vatican and South Korean officials. Moon "conveyed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's desire for a papal visit to North Korea," the...
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October 17, 2018 - 6:23 am
LONDON (AP) — Julian Assange: Hacker. Journalist. Diplomat? Newly released Ecuadorean government documents have laid bare an unorthodox attempt to extricate the WikiLeaks founder from his embassy hideaway in London by naming him as a political counselor to the country's embassy in Moscow. But the...
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October 17, 2018 - 5:05 am
LONDON (AP) — Ecuadorean government documents have laid bare an unorthodox attempt to extricate Assange from his embassy hideaway in London by naming him as a diplomat to Moscow. The files made public late Tuesday by Ecuadorean opposition lawmaker Paola Vintimilla largely corroborate a recent...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks to the media before leaving Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. (Leah Millis/Pool Photo via AP)
October 17, 2018 - 3:03 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A pro-government Turkish newspaper on Wednesday published a gruesome recounting of the alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, just as America's top diplomat arrived in the country for talks over the Washington Post columnist's...
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A flower bouquet is left on the police barriers blocking the road to Saudi Arabia's Consulate in Istanbul, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Turkish crime scene investigators dressed in coveralls and gloves entered the consulate Monday, nearly two weeks after the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi there. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
October 16, 2018 - 11:31 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — The latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 6:30 a.m. The International Monetary Fund says its managing director Christine Lagarde is deferring her trip to the Middle East. A brief...
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The Saudi Arabia consul's residence, in Istanbul, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. A high-level Turkish official says police who searched the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul found evidence that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed there. Authorities meanwhile prepared to search the consul's residence nearby after the diplomat left the country. State media say security forces began setting up barricades in front of the residence just hours after Consul Mohammed al-Otaibi flew out of the country on a 2 p.m. flight. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
October 16, 2018 - 5:38 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Police searching the Saudi Consulate found evidence that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed there, a high-level Turkish official said Tuesday, and authorities appeared ready to also search the nearby residence of the consul general after the diplomat left the country. The...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, centre, is greeted by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, left, after arriving in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday Oct. 16, 2018. Pompeo arrived Tuesday in Saudi Arabia for talks with King Salman over the unexplained disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, who vanished two weeks ago during a visit to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.(Leah Millis/Pool via AP)
October 16, 2018 - 3:04 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 10:05 p.m. The U.N. special investigator on torture says if Turkey and Saudi Arabia can't conduct "a credible and objective investigation...
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