Diplomacy

FILE -- In this Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, thick smoke billows into the sky from the area behind the Statue of Liberty, lower left, where the World Trade Center towers stood. A Saudi-funded lobbying campaign involving U.S. military veterans saw some organizers disclose their activities late or vaguely. That stymied public knowledge on the scale of foreign influence in the campaign. The campaign and the allegations surrounding it show what can happen when the often-murky world of lobbying intersects with emotive American issues like patriotism, protecting U.S. troops and the memory of Sept. 11. (AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer, File)
May 11, 2017 - 3:04 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — After Congress passed a new law allowing Sept. 11 victims' families to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts, opponents mounted an expensive political campaign, including paying American military veterans to visit Capitol Hill and warn lawmakers about what they said...
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FILE -- In this Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, thick smoke billows into the sky from the area behind the Statue of Liberty, lower left, where the World Trade Center towers stood. A Saudi-funded lobbying campaign involving U.S. military veterans saw some organizers disclose their activities late or vaguely. That stymied public knowledge on the scale of foreign influence in the campaign. The campaign and the allegations surrounding it show what can happen when the often-murky world of lobbying intersects with emotive American issues like patriotism, protecting U.S. troops and the memory of Sept. 11. (AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer, File)
May 11, 2017 - 2:10 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — After Congress passed a new law allowing Sept. 11 victims' families to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts, opponents mounted an expensive political campaign, including paying American military veterans to visit Capitol Hill and warn lawmakers about what they said...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2015 file photo, municipality workers walk past a billboard showing pictures of Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, with Pakistan's President Mamnoon Hussain, left, and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on display during a two-day visit by the Chinese president to launch an ambitious $45 billion economic corridor linking Pakistan's port city of Gwadar with western China, in Islamabad, Pakistan. China's new Silk Road initiative is ramping up as President Donald Trump focuses on domestic issues, downplaying foreign affairs. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)
May 10, 2017 - 10:16 pm
BEIJING (AP) — In a mountain valley in Kashmir, plans are under way for Chinese engineers guarded by Pakistani forces to expand the lofty Karakoram Highway in a project that is stirring diplomatic friction with India. The work is part of a sprawling Chinese initiative to build a "new Silk Road" of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2017 file photo, Mike Flynn arrives for a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Targeted in widening investigations of his foreign entanglements, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is at odds with his former Turkish client over two unusual payments totaling $80,000 that Flynn’s firm sent back last year to the client. The disagreement points to inconsistencies in Flynn’s accounts to the U.S. government about his work for foreign interests.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 10, 2017 - 7:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Targeted in widening investigations of his foreign entanglements, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is at odds with his former Turkish client over two unusual payments totaling $80,000 that Flynn's firm sent back last year to the client. The...
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U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, next to Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Trump on Wednesday welcomed Vladimir Putin's top diplomat to the White House for Trump's highest level face-to-face contact with a Russian government official since he took office in January. (Russian Foreign Ministry Photo via AP)
May 10, 2017 - 3:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — All but ignoring the unfurling drama over Russia and the U.S. election, President Donald Trump on Wednesday sought to advance prospects for cooperation between the former Cold War foes in Syria and elsewhere in a rare Oval Office meeting with Vladimir Putin's top diplomat. Foreign...
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President Donald Trump talks to reporters during a meeting with Dr. Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under President Richard Nixon, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 10, 2017 - 2:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and FBI Director James Comey's firing (all times local): 1:55 p.m. The White House says that President Donald Trump had considered firing FBI Director James Comey "since the day he was elected president." White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2017 file photo, Mike Flynn arrives for a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Targeted in widening investigations of his foreign entanglements, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is at odds with his former Turkish client over two unusual payments totaling $80,000 that Flynn’s firm sent back last year to the client. The disagreement points to inconsistencies in Flynn’s accounts to the U.S. government about his work for foreign interests.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 10, 2017 - 12:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Targeted in widening investigations of his foreign entanglements, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is at odds with his former Turkish client over two unusual payments totaling $80,000 that Flynn's firm sent back last year to the client. The...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov walks to his car as he leaves the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, following a meeting with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 10, 2017 - 11:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday welcomed Vladimir Putin's top diplomat to the White House for Trump's highest level face-to-face contact with a Russian government official since he took office in January. The talks came a day after Trump fired the FBI director who was...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrive for a media availability at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 10, 2017 - 9:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump awaited the highest level face-to-face contact with Russia of his short time in office, scheduling a White House meeting Wednesday with Vladimir Putin's top diplomat. The talks come one day after Trump fired the FBI Director, who was overseeing an...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2017 file photo, Mike Flynn arrives for a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Targeted in widening investigations of his foreign entanglements, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is at odds with his former Turkish client over two unusual payments totaling $80,000 that Flynn’s firm sent back last year to the client. The disagreement points to inconsistencies in Flynn’s accounts to the U.S. government about his work for foreign interests.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 10, 2017 - 3:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Targeted in widening investigations of his foreign entanglements, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is at odds with his former Turkish client over two unusual payments totaling $80,000 that Flynn's firm sent back last year to the client. The...
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