Foreign policy

November 17, 2017 - 1:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tilllerson called on African nations Friday to do more to isolate North Korea, which relies on trade and military relationships on the continent as a source of hard currency. Speaking to African foreign ministers at the State Department, Tillerson said North...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1 2017 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron, right, shakes hands with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri during a joint press conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Hariri has accepted an invitation to come to France after his surprise resignation from Saudi Arabia nearly two weeks ago that stunned Lebanon and rattled the region, the French president's office announced Thursday Nov. 16, 2017. (Ludovic Marin, Pool via AP, File)
November 17, 2017 - 9:45 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is trying on a new mantle: Mideast peacemaker. He's trying to defuse Lebanon's political crisis and preserve regional stability by leveraging France's trade relations with rival players in the region and historical ties to its former protectorate. It's...
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Song Tao, the head of China's ruling Communist Party's International Liaison Department, arrives at Pyongyang International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. China dispatched its highest-level envoy to North Korea in two years on Friday in a bid to improve chilly relations after President Donald Trump last week urged Beijing to pressure Pyongyang to cease its nuclear weapons program. (Kyodo News via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 7:59 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The highest-level Chinese envoy to North Korea in two years arrived in the country's capital on Friday to try to improve relations that have soured over Beijing's tightening of sanctions and expressions of support for U.S. President Donald Trump's calls for more...
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November 16, 2017 - 11:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States said Thursday that Sudan will cut all military and trade ties to North Korea, a move that would be a significant victory in the Trump administration's efforts to isolate the Stalinist nation amid increasing tensions over the North's testing of nuclear weapons and...
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In this Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 file photo, released by the Saudi Press Agency, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Egypt faces high expectations from Saudi Arabia and its other Gulf Arab benefactors that it will have their back as tensions rise with their rival Iran. But Egypt clearly has no desire to be dragged into a military conflict and that reluctance could lead to frictions between Cairo and Riyadh. (Saudi Press Agency via AP, File)
November 16, 2017 - 7:31 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt faces high expectations from Saudi Arabia and its other Gulf Arab benefactors that it will have their back as tensions rise with their rival Iran, including throwing the weight of its military — the largest standing Arab army — into the crisis if needed. But Egypt clearly has no...
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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, right, shakes hands with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after their press conference at the Foreign Ministry office in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)
November 15, 2017 - 5:11 pm
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that the U.S. is deeply concerned by "credible reports" of atrocities committed by Myanmar's security forces and called for an independent investigation into a humanitarian crisis in which hundreds of thousands of Muslim...
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November 14, 2017 - 4:41 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A key U.N. committee approved a resolution Tuesday condemning North Korea for diverting its resources to pursue nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles instead of helping its people, over half of whom need more food and improved medical care. The resolution sponsored by the...
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November 14, 2017 - 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he is unfamiliar with an FBI report about black "extremists" that is alarming some lawmakers. The 12-page FBI intelligence assessment describes "black identity extremist" groups the FBI says are targeting law enforcement after police killings of...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is sworn in before the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 in Washington. Sessions is expected to answer a range of questions from Russian meddling in the presidential campaign and his interest in a special counsel to investigate the Clinton Foundation. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 14, 2017 - 11:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on testimony by Attorney General Jeff Sessions (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says that he does not remember speaking to Carter Page during the 2016 presidential campaign about a trip that the former foreign policy campaign adviser took to...
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