Diplomacy

In this Nov. 15, 2018, photo, a woman crosses the street near a billboard commemorating the state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. As world leaders arrive in Papua New Guinea for a Pacific Rim summit, the welcome mat is especially big for China’s President Xi Jinping. With both actions and words, Xi has a compelling message for the South Pacific’s fragile island states, long both propped up and pushed around by U.S. ally Australia: they now have a choice of benefactors. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
November 15, 2018 - 8:22 pm
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — As world leaders land in Papua New Guinea for a Pacific Rim summit, the welcome mat is especially big for China's president. A huge sign in the capital, Port Moresby, welcomes Xi Jinping, picturing him gazing beneficently at Papua New Guinea's leader, and his...
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November 15, 2018 - 4:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is asking the Senate to approve a new ambassador to Iraq as the U.S. ratchets up pressure on neighboring Iran and as some Republicans in Congress call for a stronger response to Tehran's influence in Baghdad. Trump on Thursday officially asked the Senate to...
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This general view shows an explosion as part of the dismantling of a South Korean guard post in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas in Cheorwon on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, as a North Korean guard post sits high in the upper left. (Jung Yeon-je/Pool Photo via AP)
November 15, 2018 - 1:26 pm
CHEORWON, South Korea (AP) — South Korea exploded one of its own front-line guard posts Thursday, sending plumes of thick, black smoke into the sky above the border with North Korea, in the most dramatic scene to date in the rivals' efforts to reduce animosities that sparked last year's fears of...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 file photo, a video image of Hatice Cengiz, fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, is played during an event to remember Khashoggi, who was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, in Washington. Saud Al-Mojeb, Saudi Arabia’s top prosecutor, is recommending the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. Al-Mojeb told a press conference in Riyadh Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, that Khashoggi’s killers had been planning the operation since September 29, three days before he was killed inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
November 15, 2018 - 9:15 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments following the Oct. 2 killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister says that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had "absolutely" nothing to do...
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Nangarhar officials hand over the body of Tahir Khan Dawar, a Pakistani police officer, to Pakistani tribal elders in the city of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Pakistan's foreign ministry and the Afghan ambassador have confirmed that the body of a Pakistani police officer who went missing in Islamabad last month has been found in neighboring Afghanistan. Dawar disappeared on Oct. 27 and was presumed abducted by militants. (AP Photo/Mohammad Anwar Danishyar)
November 15, 2018 - 7:28 am
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The body of a Pakistani police officer who went missing in Islamabad last month was found in neighboring Afghanistan, Pakistan's Foreign Ministry and the Afghan ambassador said. Tahir Khan Dawar disappeared on Oct. 27 and was presumed abducted by militants. The case...
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This general view shows an explosion as part of the dismantling of a South Korean guard post in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas in Cheorwon on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, as a North Korean guard post sits high in the upper left. (Jung Yeon-je/Pool Photo via AP)
November 15, 2018 - 3:21 am
CHEORWON, South Korea (AP) — South Korea was dismantling front-line guard posts with dynamite and excavators on Thursday as part of agreements to lower military tensions with North Korea. The two Koreas last week completed withdrawing troops and firearms from some of the guard posts along their...
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This general view shows an explosion as part of the dismantling of a South Korean guard post in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas in Cheorwon on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, as a North Korean guard post sits high in the upper left. (Jung Yeon-je/Pool Photo via AP)
November 15, 2018 - 2:15 am
CHEORWON, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is dismantling frontline guard posts with dynamite and excavators as part of its agreements to lower military tensions with North Korea. The two Koreas last week completed withdrawing troops and firearms from some of their guard posts along their border...
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An Israeli soldier jumps off a tank near the Israel Gaza border, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
November 13, 2018 - 4:42 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest on the outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Israel's U.N. ambassador says Security Council members that want to blame Israel for the latest fighting with the Hamas militant group in Gaza are "morally bankrupt" and...
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A residential building was destroyed by Israeli airstrikes, in Gaza City, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
November 13, 2018 - 3:32 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas and other militant groups said Tuesday they had accepted an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire to end two days of intense fighting with Israel that had pushed the sworn enemies to the brink of a new war. The sudden announcement brought relief to a region that had been...
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A residential building was destroyed by Israeli airstrikes, in Gaza City, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
November 13, 2018 - 3:01 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas and other militant groups said Tuesday they had accepted an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire to end two days of intense fighting with Israel that had pushed the sworn enemies to the brink of a new war. The sudden announcement brought relief to a region that had been...
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