Diplomacy

Anti-Mugabe demonstrators protest against Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe, in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, as tensions rise over allegations that she assaulted a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg last Sunday. South Africa's government says it has not yet decided to grant the Zimbabwe government's request for diplomatic immunity for Mugabe. (AP Photo)
August 20, 2017 - 9:20 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Grace Mugabe returning to Zimbabwe (all times local): 3:15 p.m. South Africa granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady, who was accused of assaulting a woman in a Johannesburg hotel a week ago. South Africa's foreign minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2016, file photo, Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe attends a ruling ZANU PF Party Conference in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwean state media said Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, the wife of President Robert Mugabe returned home from South Africa despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
August 20, 2017 - 7:54 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe returned home from South Africa on Sunday despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg. A report by Zimbabwean state broadcaster ZBC showed Grace Mugabe greeting...
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August 20, 2017 - 7:11 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad has blasted the West, rejecting any security cooperation or reopening of embassies in Damascus before those countries cut relations with opposition groups. Assad's defiant comments on Sunday come at a time when his troops are gaining ground...
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Members of the diplomatic corp, left , listen as lawmakers applaud during a session of Venezuela's National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Venezuela's pro-government constitutional assembly took over the powers of the opposition-led congress Friday, dramatically escalating a standoff between President Nicolas Maduro and his political foes.(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
August 19, 2017 - 2:06 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's congress met Saturday in defiance of what opposition leaders consider an autocratic push by allies of President Nicolas Maduro to usurp the legislature's powers. Brian Naranjo, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, was among a group of...
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe attends the Southern African Development Community's leaders' conference in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Zimbabwe's first lady is expected to make her first public appearance today since being accused of assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in South Africa. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
August 19, 2017 - 9:42 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on assault allegations against Zimbabwe's first lady (all times local): 3:40 p.m. South African authorities say an Air Zimbabwe flight was not allowed to take off from Johannesburg because it was not in compliance with civil aviation rules. The South African Civil...
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Gabriella Engels gestures during a media conference in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. The model who accuses Zimbabwe's first lady of assault, 20-year-old Gabriella Engels, has been offered legal assistance by a prominent lawyer Gerrie Nel, who secured the murder conviction of Oscar Pistorius. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
August 19, 2017 - 7:29 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa has not decided whether to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady after she was accused of assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg, the government said Saturday. Local media reported that Grace Mugabe was expected to attend a regional...
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A woman leaves a message as a memorial tribute to the victims on Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas promenade Friday Aug. 18, 2017. Police on Friday shot and killed five people carrying bomb belts who were connected to the Barcelona van attack, as the manhunt intensified for the perpetrators of Europe's latest rampage claimed by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)
August 18, 2017 - 2:56 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Spain attacks (all times local): 8:55 p.m. A police union official says he has been told that Moussa Oukabir, one of the main suspects in the Barcelona and Cambrils van attacks, was killed by officers in Cambrils early Friday. Spanish media are also...
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An injured person is treated in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said. (AP Photo/Oriol Duran)
August 17, 2017 - 2:23 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the van that ran into a crowd in Barcelona's Las Ramblas district (all times local): ___ 8:20 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has offered assistance to authorities in Spain as they investigate the van attack that left at least one person dead in...
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In this photo provided by Debbie Engels and taken on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, Gabriella Engels is seen with an injury to her forehead in Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-year-old model Gabriella Engels has accused Grace Mugabe of assaulting her on Sunday, Aug. 13 while she was visiting Mugabe's sons in a hotel room in an upscale Johannesburg suburb. She claims the first lady's bodyguards stood by and watched as Mugabe attacked her. (Debbie Engels via AP)
August 17, 2017 - 9:23 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on the assault allegation against Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe (all times local): 3:25 p.m. A lawyer assisting the young model who claims she was assaulted by Zimbabwe's first lady in South Africa says they would consider an urgent application to the high court if...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during a press conference marking his first 100 days in office at the presidential house in Seoul Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. In an effort to jumpstart diplomacy, President Moon said Thursday he would consider sending a special envoy to North Korea for talks if the North stops its missile and nuclear tests. (Jung Yeon-Je/Pool Photo via AP)
August 17, 2017 - 12:05 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In an effort to jumpstart diplomacy, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday he would consider sending a special envoy to North Korea for talks if the North stops its missile and nuclear tests. He also declared, amid fears in South Korea that threats from...
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