Diplomacy

North Korean Ambassador to the United Nations Ja Song Nam speaks during a high level Security Council meeting on the situation in North Korea, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
December 15, 2017 - 9:04 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea's friends and enemies joined forces Friday in opposing its determination to be recognized as a nuclear weapons state and calling on leader Kim Jong Un to negotiate the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula — but the North gave no sign of budging on its nuclear...
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In this Dec. 6, 2017, photo, Vice President Mike Pence listens as President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Washington. Senior Trump administration officials outlined their view on Dec. 15, that Jerusalem's Western Wall ultimately will be declared a part of Israel, in another declaration sure to enflame passions among Palestinians and others in the Middle East. Although they said the ultimate borders of the holy city must be resolved through Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, the officials, speaking ahead of Pence's trip to the region, essentially ruled out any scenario that didn't maintain Israeli control over the holiest ground in Judaism. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
December 15, 2017 - 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Trump administration officials outlined their view Friday that Jerusalem's Western Wall ultimately will be declared a part of Israel, in another declaration sure to enflame passions among Palestinians and others in the Middle East. Although they said the ultimate borders of...
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Mark Field British Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific, left, listens as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a high level Security Council meeting on the situation in North Korea, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
December 15, 2017 - 3:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — America's top diplomat stepped back Friday from his offer of unconditional talks with North Korea, telling world powers the nuclear-armed nation must earn the right to negotiate with the United States. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's declaration before the U.N. Security Council...
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Mark Field, British Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific, second from left, American Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, third from left, and South Korean Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Cho Hyun, right, listen as North Korean Ambassador to the United Nations Ja Song Nam, bottom left, speaks during a high level Security Council meeting on North Korea, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
December 15, 2017 - 3:27 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N.'s ministerial meeting on North Korea (all times local): 3:25 p.m. South Korea's vice foreign minister says North Korea is "in the final stages of nuclear weaponization" and is urging the international community to grasp the urgency of the threat this...
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U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley gestures as she speaks in front recovered segments of an Iranian rocket during a press briefing at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington. Haley says "undeniable" evidence proves Iran is violating international law by funneling missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen. Haley unveiled recently declassified evidence including segments of missiles launched at Saudi Arabia from Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
December 14, 2017 - 5:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Flanked by singed missile remnants, President Donald Trump's envoy to the United Nations declared Thursday that "undeniable" evidence proves Iran is arming Houthi rebels in Yemen, the latest bid by the Trump administration to rally the world against the Persian Gulf nation. U.N...
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UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, left, attends a round of negotiations with the delegation of the Syrian Negotiation Commission (SNC) during the Intra Syria talks, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Dec. 14. 2017. (Xu Jinquan/Pool Photo via AP)
December 14, 2017 - 2:46 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Syria said the latest round of Geneva talks ended without progress on Thursday after two fruitless weeks — a "golden opportunity missed" — and acknowledged that he needs to come up with new ideas to make headway toward ending Syria's nearly seven-year war. Staffan...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
December 14, 2017 - 2:21 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin said Thursday the U.S. is only hurting itself with investigations of alleged collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, and the Kremlin leader vowed he won't allow the radical opposition at home to challenge the status quo as he seeks re-...
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This photo provided on Monday, October 30, 2017 by UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), shows a severely malnourished child at the al-Kahef hospital in Kafr Batna, Eastern Ghouta near Damascus, Syria. Humanitarian officials are warning that conditions outside Syria's capital have reached crisis levels, as the government refuses to give up a siege against its opponents that has trapped close to 400,000 people without enough food, fuel or medicine for the winter. (UN OCHA via AP)
December 14, 2017 - 12:37 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — At the doors of the Syrian capital, children with wrinkled faces and arms like sticks are going hungry because President Bashar Assad's forces, supported by Russia and Iran, are blocking trucks filled with humanitarian relief. As the government and its opponents wrap up another...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the 72nd meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters. Guterres is warning that Iran may be defying a U.N. call to halt ballistic missile development even as it complies with the nuclear deal with six world powers. The U.N. chief says in a report obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, to the Security Council that the United Nations is investigating Iran's possible transfer of ballistic missiles to Houthi Shiite rebels in Yemen that may have been used in launches aimed at Saudi Arabia on July 22 and Nov. 4. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 14, 2017 - 1:17 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that Iran may be defying a U.N. call to halt ballistic missile development even as it complies with the nuclear deal with six world powers. The U.N. chief says in a report to the Security Council that the United Nations is...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the 2017 Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Forum in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 13, 2017 - 9:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's surprising diplomatic offer of unconditional talks with North Korea hinges on two big X factors: Does the North even want talks, and is President Donald Trump fully behind his top diplomat? The early signs were not promising. The White House on...
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