Diplomacy

From left, President of Iran Hassan Rouhani, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shake hands at the start of the talks in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi, on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. The presidents of Turkey and Iran have hailed their trilateral talks with Russia on Syria's future as critical for restoring peace in the war-torn nation. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
November 22, 2017 - 11:29 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria talks (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Turkey's president says trilateral talks with the leaders of Russia and Iran have critical importance for bringing peace to Syria. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking after Wednesday's talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and...
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In this photo supplied by South African Communication and Information Services (GCIS), Angolan President Joao Lourenco, left, and his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma, meet in Luanda, Angola, Tuesday, Nov. 21 2017. Zuma is in Angola as head of the inter-governmental organization SADC (Southern African Development Community) to discuss the situation in Zimbabwe. (Elmond Jiyane, GCIS, via AP)
November 22, 2017 - 10:24 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Angola's new leader is making surprising moves to shake himself free of the legacy of one of Africa's longest-serving presidents, and is seeking closer relations with South Africa. Joao Lourenco is to visit South Africa Thursday and Friday, after having already met with...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2017, file photo, trucks transport goods to North Korea through the Friendship Bridge linking China and North Korea, as seen from Dandong in northeastern China's Liaoning Province. China has criticized unilateral sanctions and "long-arm jurisdiction" by other governments after Washington penalized Chinese companies accused of trading with North Korea. The Chinese foreign ministry gave no indication whether Beijing might take action in response. (Minoru Iwasaki/Kyodo News via AP)
November 22, 2017 - 6:01 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday criticized "unilateral sanctions and long-arm jurisdiction" by other governments after Washington penalized Chinese companies accused of trading with North Korea. Beijing is "fully implementing" U.N. Security Council sanctions imposed over the North's pursuit of...
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President Donald Trump points to reporters after speaking at the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Washington, as he and his family were leaving for a Thanksgiving trip to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 22, 2017 - 3:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue. The Treasury Department also designated a North...
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People watch a TV screen showing an image of U.S. President Donald Trump at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. Trump announced Monday the U.S. is putting North Korea's "murderous regime" on America's terrorism blacklist, despite questions about Pyongyang's support for international attacks beyond the assassination of its leader's half brother in February. The signs read "Threat to the world." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
November 21, 2017 - 4:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration imposed new sanctions Tuesday on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue. The Treasury Department also designated a...
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In this photo taken on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hand with Syrian President Bashar Assad in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. Russian state TV said the two leaders held bilateral talks on Monday and then met with Russian military chiefs. It was the second time Assad has traveled to Russia to meet with Putin in the course of the country's six-year civil war. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
November 21, 2017 - 3:16 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — On a surprise trip to Russia, Syria's Bashar Assad discussed potential new peace initiatives for post-war Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin who declared that Russia's two-year military campaign in Syria is wrapping up, the Kremlin said Tuesday. Moscow released footage of...
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November 21, 2017 - 2:26 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has beefed up the Vatican's oversight of its diplomatic corps after two recent cases of alleged sexual misconduct and other instances of its ambassadors going off-message from the pope. The Vatican said Tuesday that Francis had created a new section in the...
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From left, Vatican's spokesman Greg Burke, Secretary General of China Culture Industrial Investment Fund Zhu Jiancheng, and Chinese artist Yan Zhang sit during a press conference at the Vatican, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. The Vatican and China have announced a first-ever exchange of artworks for exhibits in Beijing and the Vatican Museums, as the two states forge ahead with soft diplomacy amid a stalemate in negotiations to heal decades of diplomatic estrangement. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
November 21, 2017 - 6:59 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican and China are planning a first-ever exchange of artworks for exhibits in China and the Vatican Museums, as the two states forge ahead with soft diplomacy amid a stalemate in negotiations to heal decades of diplomatic estrangement. The parallel exhibits announced...
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November 21, 2017 - 6:27 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican and China have announced a first-ever exchange of artworks for exhibits in Beijing and the Vatican Museums, as the two states forge ahead with soft diplomacy amid a stalemate in negotiations to heal decades of diplomatic estrangement. The parallel exhibits, involving...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2012, file photo, human rights activist Jiang Tianyong speaks to journalists outside a hospital after his failed attempt to see blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng who is believed to be seeking treatment in Beijing, China. A court in central China has sentenced Jiang to two years in prison Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, on the vague charge of inciting subversion of state power, the latest verdict to be handed down in a sweeping crackdown on activism. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
November 21, 2017 - 5:51 am
BEIJING (AP) — A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison on the vague charge of inciting subversion of state power, the latest verdict passed down in a sweeping crackdown on activism that has drawn widespread international criticism. The Intermediate...
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