Diplomacy

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, center, speaks during a meeting with the Palestinian Central Council, a top decision-making body, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed,l)
January 15, 2018 - 3:00 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister says Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has "lost his senses" following his fiery speech against President Donald Trump. Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday that Abbas has given up on the prospect of negotiations and is opting instead for a confrontation...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year's first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely, and making additional donations contingent on major changes to the organization, according to U.S. officials. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 14, 2018 - 11:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year's first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely, and making additional donations contingent on major changes to the organization...
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January 14, 2018 - 2:09 pm
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian leader says President Donald Trump should be ashamed of himself for his handling of Mideast peace efforts. In a fiery speech to the Palestinian Central Council, a decision-making body, on Sunday, President Mahmoud Abbas criticized Trump and his policies...
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January 14, 2018 - 2:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year's first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely, and making additional donations contingent on major changes to the organization...
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Torch bearers pose as they pass the Olympic flame to a drone during the Olympic Torch Relay in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. South Korea said Saturday that North Korea proposed that their talks next week address a North Korean art troupe's visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South, rather than the participation of the nation's athletes. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 13, 2018 - 11:42 am
Bobsled diplomacy could be part of the Winter Olympics. Sliders from North Korea and South Korea may share a four-man sled at next month's games, with coaching provided by top international officials from Italy and the United States. The sled wouldn't be part of the actual Olympic competition, but...
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January 12, 2018 - 5:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — American diplomats are scrambling to salvage their nation's bonds with Africa, Haiti and even the celebrated "special relationship" with Britain after President Donald Trump deeply offended much of the world with the most undiplomatic of remarks. Trump's vulgar description of...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2017 file photo, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres waits for the start of a meeting during the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters. Guterres will be heading to Colombia the second weekend of January 2018 for an official visit to support the country's peace efforts. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 12, 2018 - 3:51 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's comments on Africa and Haiti (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The U.S. Embassy in South Africa says the United States "deeply respects the people of Africa" as President Donald Trump's remark about immigrants from Africa causes outrage across...
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January 12, 2018 - 2:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump deciding to cancel an upcoming trip to London (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The White House says that President Donald Trump's tweet canceling a trip to London was in reference to a visit for the opening of the new U.S. embassy and that efforts...
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The Madame Tussauds wax figure of US President Donald Trump is seen outside the new US Embassy in Nine Elms in London, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. President Donald Trump says he canceled upcoming trip to London because he doesn't like the choice of a new embassy. Some British lawmakers have questioned whether Trump would be welcome in London after some of his earlier comments. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
January 12, 2018 - 2:09 pm
LONDON (AP) — President Donald Trump has canceled a trip to London to open the new $1 billion U.S. Embassy in the British capital, avoiding protests promised by political opponents. Some U.K. lawmakers had said Trump was not welcome in Britain after he re-tweeted videos from a far-right British...
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January 12, 2018 - 12:39 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's comments on Africa and Haiti (all times local): 7:25 p.m. El Salvador says it has sent a diplomatic protest note to the United States expressing the country's "resounding rejection" of a remark attributed to President Donald Trump. The...
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