Diplomacy

In this March 17, 2017, photo and released by China Aid, Chen Guiqiu, right, holds a "Welcome to America" sign with her daughters Xie Yajuan, 15, and Xie Yuchen, 4, after arriving at an airport in Texas. Chen whose husband, prominent rights lawyer Xie Yang, is held on charge of inciting subversion made a harrowing flight from China with her daughters chased by Chinese security agents across Southeast Asia. (China Aid via AP)
May 08, 2017 - 11:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — Stuck in a Bangkok jail with a deportation order against her, Chen Guiqiu waited with dread over what seemed certain to come next. A Thai immigration official showed her surveillance video of the jail entrance, where more than a dozen Chinese security agents were waiting. Within...
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May 08, 2017 - 7:40 am
BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan is pushing for a last-minute invitation to an annual World Health Organization summit amid rising pressure from Beijing to isolate the island by blocking its participation in international events. Online registration for the 10-day World Health Assembly closes Monday. Although...
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In this March 17, 2017, photo and released by China Aid, Chen Guiqiu, right, holds a "Welcome to America" sign with her daughters Xie Yajuan, 15, and Xie Yuchen, 4, after arriving at an airport in Texas. Chen whose husband, prominent rights lawyer Xie Yang, is held on charge of inciting subversion made a harrowing flight from China with her daughters chased by Chinese security agents across Southeast Asia. (China Aid via AP)
May 08, 2017 - 6:00 am
BEIJING (AP) — Stuck in a Bangkok jail with a deportation order against her, Chen Guiqiu waited with dread over what seemed certain to come next. A Thai immigration official showed her surveillance video of the jail entrance, where more than a dozen Chinese security agents were waiting. Within...
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In this March 17, 2017, photo and released by China Aid, Chen Guiqiu, right, holds a "Welcome to America" sign with her daughters Xie Yajuan, 15, and Xie Yuchen, 4, after arriving at an airport in Texas. Chen whose husband, prominent rights lawyer Xie Yang, is held on charge of inciting subversion made a harrowing flight from China with her daughters chased by Chinese security agents across Southeast Asia. (China Aid via AP)
May 08, 2017 - 2:44 am
BEIJING (AP) — Stuck in a Bangkok jail with a deportation order against her, Chen Guiqiu waited with dread over what seemed certain to come next. A Thai immigration official showed her surveillance video of the jail entrance, where more than a dozen Chinese security agents were waiting. Within...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, July 12, 2016, Yehuda Shaul, front, co-founder of Breaking The Silence, and Irish author Colm Toibin visit Susiya archaeological park, south of Hebron, West Bank. Former Israeli combat soldiers who were thrust into the center of a diplomatic row between Israel and Germany, say the sudden international spotlight has given them a bigger platform to speak out against Israel's 50-year occupation of Palestinians. In an interview, (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
May 07, 2017 - 3:09 am
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Former Israeli combat soldiers who were thrust into the center of a recent diplomatic row between Israel and Germany, say the sudden international spotlight has given them a bigger stage to speak out against Israel's 50-year rule over millions of Palestinians. Breaking the...
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May 07, 2017 - 1:51 am
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Former Israeli combat soldiers who were thrust into the center of a recent diplomatic row between Israel and Germany, say the sudden international spotlight has given them a bigger stage to speak out against Israel's 50-year rule over millions of Palestinians. Breaking the...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2017, file photo, Afghan commandos arrive at Pandola village near the site of a U.S. bombing in the Achin district of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. As the administration of President Donald Trump weighs sending more troops to Afghanistan, the 16-year war grinds on in bloody stalemate. Afghan soldiers are suffering what Pentagon auditors call “shockingly high” battlefield casualties, and prospects are narrowing for a negotiated peace settlement with the Taliban. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
May 06, 2017 - 8:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Trump administration weighs sending more troops to Afghanistan, the 16-year war grinds on in bloody stalemate. Afghan soldiers are suffering what Pentagon auditors call "shockingly high" battlefield casualties, and prospects are narrowing for a negotiated peace settlement...
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Agnes Callamard, U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, talks to the media after her speech at a drug policy forum at University of the Philippines, Friday, May 5, 2017 in suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Callamard has rebuked Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly campaign against illegal drugs, saying world leaders have recognized it does not work. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
May 05, 2017 - 1:54 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The U.N. special envoy on extrajudicial executions on Friday issued a veiled rebuke of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly campaign against illegal drugs, saying world leaders have recognized that such an approach does not work. Agnes Callamard told a forum in...
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Agnes Callamard, U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, talks to the media after her speech at a drug policy forum at University of the Philippines, Friday, May 5, 2017 in suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Callamard has rebuked Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly campaign against illegal drugs, saying world leaders have recognized it does not work. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
May 05, 2017 - 1:51 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The U.N. special envoy on extrajudicial executions on Friday issued a veiled rebuke of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly campaign against illegal drugs, saying world leaders have recognized that such an approach does not work. Agnes Callamard told a forum in...
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May 05, 2017 - 12:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday pressed Southeast Asian governments to ensure "leak-proof" enforcement of sanctions against North Korea and to prevent the pariah nation's diplomats from conducting business that could benefit its weapons programs. Tillerson called on...
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