Diplomacy

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas after their statements in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 04, 2017 - 10:55 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said his first meeting with President Donald Trump left him hopeful, but he did not appear to have come away with any achievements that move the needle on Israeli-Palestinian peace. Abbas said he believes the Trump administration can...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2017, file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a new conference at EU headquarters in Brussels. President Donald Trump will press Abbas to end payments to families of Palestinians imprisoned in Israeli jails, according to U.S. officials, one of several actions Washington believes could lead to resumed peace talks with Israel. Other actions include a Palestinian end to anti-Israel rhetoric and incitement of violence, said officials familiar with planning for the meeting. It will be Trump and Abbas’ first face-to-face discussion. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
May 03, 2017 - 10:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will press Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday to end payments to families of Palestinians imprisoned in Israeli jails, according to U.S. officials, one of several actions Washington believes could lead to resumed peace talks with Israel. Other...
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President Donald Trump walks from the Rose Garden back to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, following a presentation ceremony of the Commander-in-Chief trophy to the Air Force Academy football team. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 03, 2017 - 7:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled improving prospects for cooperation in Syria in what the White House called a "very good" phone discussion that included a focus on setting up safe zones in the war-torn nation. The Kremlin said the leaders also...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2017, file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a new conference at EU headquarters in Brussels. President Donald Trump will press Abbas to end payments to families of Palestinians imprisoned in Israeli jails, according to U.S. officials, one of several actions Washington believes could lead to resumed peace talks with Israel. Other actions include a Palestinian end to anti-Israel rhetoric and incitement of violence, said officials familiar with planning for the meeting. It will be Trump and Abbas’ first face-to-face discussion. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
May 03, 2017 - 7:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will press Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas Wednesday to end payments to families of Palestinians imprisoned in Israeli jails, according to U.S. officials, one of several actions Washington believes could lead to resumed peace talks with Israel. Other...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2017, file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a new conference at EU headquarters in Brussels. President Donald Trump will press Abbas to end payments to families of Palestinians imprisoned in Israeli jails, according to U.S. officials, one of several actions Washington believes could lead to resumed peace talks with Israel. Other actions include a Palestinian end to anti-Israel rhetoric and incitement of violence, said officials familiar with planning for the meeting. It will be Trump and Abbas’ first face-to-face discussion. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
May 03, 2017 - 4:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will press Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to end payments to families of Palestinians imprisoned in Israeli jails, according to U.S. officials, one of several actions Washington believes could lead to resumed peace talks with Israel. Other actions include...
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President Donald Trump walks from the Rose Garden back to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, following a presentation ceremony of the Commander-in-Chief trophy to the Air Force Academy football team. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 03, 2017 - 4:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled improving prospects for cooperation in Syria in what the White House called a "very good" phone discussion that included a focus on setting up safe zones in the war-torn nation. The Kremlin said the leaders also...
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President Donald Trump walks from the Rose Garden back to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, following a presentation ceremony of the Commander-in-Chief trophy to the Air Force Academy football team. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 02, 2017 - 5:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled improving prospects for cooperation in Syria Tuesday in what the White House called a "very good" phone discussion that included a focus on setting up safe zones in the war-torn nation. The Kremlin said the...
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FILE -- In this March 27, 2017 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas listens during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Abbas' initial relief over having been invited to the White House is now clouded by concerns that he will have to say no to President Donald Trump in their first meeting Wednesday, May 3, 2017. A key worry is that Trump will ask Abbas to halt monthly stipends for thousands of Palestinian security prisoners held by Israel, a seemingly untenable step at a time when a mass hunger strike has led to an outpouring of Palestinian popular support for the inmates. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
May 02, 2017 - 4:13 pm
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' relief at being invited to the White House is now clouded by concerns he might have to say no to President Donald Trump in their first meeting Wednesday. Palestinians fear Trump will ask Abbas to halt stipends for families of...
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President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he walks to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. President Donald Trump says the nation "needs a good `shutdown' in September" to fix a "mess" in the Senate, saying on Twitter that the country needs to "either elect more Republican Senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51 (percent)," suggesting more rules changes ahead in the Senate. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 02, 2017 - 3:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled the prospect of increased cooperation in Syria Tuesday, in what the White House called a "very good" phone discussion that included a focus on setting up safe zones in the war-torn nation. The White House said...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, gestures as he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel speak to the media after their talks at Putin's residence in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Russia for talks with President Vladimir Putin expected to focus on the unresolved conflict in Ukraine and the civil war in Syria. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
May 02, 2017 - 11:36 am
MOSCOW (AP) — During a tense appearance with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin denied on Tuesday that Moscow ever interferes in elections in other countries. Speaking during a joint news conference following talks at his Black Sea residence, Putin said accusations of...
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