Diplomacy

FILE - In this March 13, 2009, file photo, Zalmay Khalilzad, special adviser on reconciliation speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Taliban say they are holding "another" meeting on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 with U.S. officials, this time in the United Arab Emirates and also involving Saudi, Pakistani and Emirati representatives in the latest attempt to bring a negotiated end to Afghanistan's 17-year war. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
December 17, 2018 - 2:02 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban say they are holding "another" meeting on Monday with U.S. officials, this time in the United Arab Emirates and also involving Saudi, Pakistani and Emirati representatives in the latest attempt to bring a negotiated end to Afghanistan's 17-year war. Taliban spokesman...
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December 17, 2018 - 1:15 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban say they are holding "another" meeting on Monday with U.S. officials, this time in the United Arab Emirates and also involving Saudi, Pakistani and Emirati representatives in the latest attempt to bring a negotiated end to Afghanistan's 17-year war. Taliban spokesman...
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December 16, 2018 - 10:46 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban say "another" meeting is to be held with the United States, this time in the United Arab Emirates and involving representatives of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates. The terse statement from Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the meeting would be...
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The sun sets over buildings in Milan, Italy, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. The climate change conference, COP24, is closing today in Katowice, Poland. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
December 15, 2018 - 6:28 am
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — A deal on the rules that govern the Paris climate accord appeared within grasp Saturday, as officials from almost 200 countries worked to bridge remaining differences after two weeks of U.N. talks in Poland. The 2015 Paris Agreement was a landmark moment in international...
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Martin Griffiths, top, the United Nations envoy for Yemen, gives a video briefing to the Security Council at U.N. headquarters Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Griffiths told the council that a speedy presence in the field is "an essential part of the confidence" needed to accompany implementation of Thursday's agreement between Yemen's government and Houthi Shiite rebels. (Eskinder Debebe/United Nations via AP)
December 14, 2018 - 11:22 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen called Friday for the urgent deployment of U.N. monitors to observe the implementation of a cease-fire in the strategic port city of Hodeida and the withdrawal of rival forces — a potential breakthrough in Yemen's four-year civil war. Martin Griffiths...
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The Kosovo national flag insignia is worn on the uniform of a Kosovo Security Force member attending a parliamentary session to approve the formation of an army, in capital Pristina, Kosovo on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Kosovo's parliament convened on Friday to approve the formation of an army, a move that has angered Serbia which says it would threaten peace in the war-scarred region. (AP Photo/Florent Bajrami)
December 14, 2018 - 6:36 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Serbia threatened a possible armed intervention in Kosovo after the Kosovo parliament on Friday overwhelmingly approved the formation of an army. Belgrade called the move a "direct threat to peace and stability" in the Balkans and lashed out at the United States for...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second from left, and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis right, shake hands with their Canadian counterparts Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, second from right, and Canadian Minister of Defense Harjit Sajjan, left, as they conclude their news conference following a meeting at the State Department in Washington, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
December 14, 2018 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Canada moved Friday to ease tensions between them over the case of a top Chinese technology executive whose arrest by Canadian authorities has sparked a diplomatic crisis entangling the three countries. Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, fourth from left, and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, third from left, meet their Canadian counterparts Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, forth from right, and Canadian Minister of Defense Harjit Sajjan, third from right, during the U.S.-Canada 2+2 Ministerial at the State Department in Washington, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
December 14, 2018 - 12:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Canada began high-stakes talks on Friday amid an escalating dispute with China that threatens to further complicate ties between the North American neighbors. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis were meeting their Canadian counterparts for...
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December 14, 2018 - 11:13 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Foreign Ministry says it has summoned Turkey's ambassador to protest Turkish airstrikes on Kurdish militia positions in northern Iraq. The ministry said in a statement Friday that it had rebuked Turkey over two air raids on Iraq's Sinjar and Makhmour mountains the previous...
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Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou talks with a member of her private security detail after they went into a wrong building while arriving at a parole office in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 14, 2018 - 11:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Canada are holding high-stakes talks amid an escalating dispute with China that threatens to further complicate ties between the North American neighbors. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis were meeting their Canadian counterparts on...
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