Diplomacy

Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, left, escorts U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis to Defense Ministry office for a delegation level meeting in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
September 26, 2017 - 7:09 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday that the United States wants to resolve the standoff with North Korea diplomatically and is focused on denuclearizing Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program. "We maintain the capability to deter North Korea's most dangerous threats, but...
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U.N. Ambassador Hau Do Suan of Myanmar exercises his right of reply in the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 25, 2017 - 10:13 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Myanmar's U.N. ambassador insisted Monday that there is no "ethnic cleansing" or genocide taking place against Muslims and objected "in the strongest terms" to countries that used those words to describe the situation in Rakhine State. Hau Do Suan used his "right of reply" at...
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In this photo made available by the Department of Defense, a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer, assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., prepares to take off from Andersen AFB, Guam, on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. The Pentagon says B-1B bombers from Guam and F-15 fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, have flown a mission in international airspace over the waters east of North Korea. (Staff Sgt. Joshua Smoot/U.S. Air Force via AP)
September 25, 2017 - 9:00 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea's top diplomat said Monday that a weekend tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump was a "declaration of war" and North Korea has the right to retaliate by shooting down U.S. bombers, even in international airspace. It was the latest escalation in a week of...
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The Uber website is displayed on a phone in London, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. London's transport authority said Friday it won't renew Uber's license to operate in the British capital, arguing that it demonstrates a lack of corporate responsibility with implications in public safety and security. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
September 25, 2017 - 6:04 pm
LONDON (AP) — In past skirmishes with local regulators, Uber's playbook under co-founder and now-ousted CEO Travis Kalanick was simple: fight. Now, as brand-new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi deals with a stunning rebuke from London, the playbook gets another page: fight, but offer some diplomatic humility...
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North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho speaks outside the U.N. Plaza Hotel, in New York, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 25, 2017 - 3:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday it's not seeking to overthrow North Korea's government after the president tweeted that Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer" and called Pyongyang's assertion absurd that Donald Trump's comment amounted to a declaration of war. Still, the...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2015, file photo, passengers board an Air Koryo plane bound for Beijing, at the Pyongyang International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea. A proclamation President Donald Trump signed Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, would suspend all immigrant and non-immigrant visas for North Koreans. But the measure is largely symbolic since most North Koreans in the U.S. are based at the United Nations and certain North Koreans are banned from traveling due to sanctions. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
September 25, 2017 - 8:09 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's new restrictions on visitors from several nations are largely symbolic in North Korea's case, because not many of its citizens visit the United States. North Korea's authoritarian government doesn't allow most of its 24 million people to...
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Iraq's Minister for Foreign Affairs Ibrahim Abdulkarim Al-Jafari speaks during the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
September 23, 2017 - 5:50 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Iraq's top diplomat is reiterating its government's opposition to Iraqi Kurds' planned independence vote next week. Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari told the U.S. General Assembly on Saturday...
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Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla of Cuba addresses the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 22, 2017 - 6:36 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Cuba hasn't unearthed any information so far about who or what caused a mysterious series of health problems that have affected U.S. and Canadian diplomats in Havana, its top diplomat said Friday. Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla told the U.N. General Assembly that...
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Somalia Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre addresses the United Nations General Assembly, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
September 22, 2017 - 5:58 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 5:50 p.m. After decades of conflict and dysfunction, Somalia's prime minister is telling world leaders that his nation "is rising" and "determined to stay the course." Hassan Ali Khayre spoke Friday to the U.N. General...
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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 22, 2017 - 2:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A senior U.S. diplomat says a North Korean hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific would be an "unprecedented act of aggression" by the communist nation. Susan Thornton is acting assistant secretary of state...
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