Diplomacy

Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley waves to the crowd before she speaks at the 2017 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference held at the Verizon Center in Washington, Monday, March 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
March 27, 2017 - 5:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli leaders hoping President Donald Trump would be a rubber stamp for the Jewish state are hearing plenty of reassuring rhetoric at this week's annual gathering for the "unbreakable" alliance. Missing from the agenda: Concrete steps advancing the Israeli government's top...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2017 file photo, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner arrives for a meeting between President Donald Trump and automobile leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
March 25, 2017 - 11:48 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, has deep business and personal ties to Israel that could raise questions about his ability to serve as an honest broker as he oversees the White House's Mideast peace efforts. But some say these ties, which...
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March 24, 2017 - 2:00 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A Colombian official said a four-day incursion into the country by Venezuelan troops may have been linked to Colombia's call for elections in the troubled, neighboring south American nation. Around 60 Venezuelan soldiers crossed the border into Colombia Monday night and...
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March 24, 2017 - 7:56 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 2 p.m. The U.N. Syria envoy has kicked off the formal start of the fifth round of peace talks over 14 months between envoys from President Bashar Assad's government and opposition groups, amid slim hopes for an immediate...
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Police forensic officers work in Parliament Square outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Thursday March 23, 2017. On Wednesday a knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage, first driving a car into pedestrians then stabbing a police officer to death before being fatally shot by police within Parliament's grounds in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
March 23, 2017 - 11:46 am
LONDON (AP) — The latest on the attack outside Britain's Parliament (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Car rental company Enterprise has confirmed that the car used in the terror attack in London this week was owned by them and rented in Birmingham. The company said in a statement Thursday that the car "...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2017 file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is seen in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump has yet to make good on his pledge to pursue closer cooperation and friendlier ties to Russia, but a planned trip to Russia by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may test whether the detente will be more than just talk. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 22, 2017 - 3:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Russia-tinged investigations swirling around his administration, President Donald Trump has yet to fulfill a campaign pledge of closer cooperation with Moscow. A planned trip by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Russia could test if detente proves anything more than talk...
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FILE - This is a Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, file photo of Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness as he speaks to the media outside his party offices in west Belfast, Northern Ireland. McGuinness, an IRA and Sinn Fein leader who became a minister of peacetime Northern Ireland, has died, according to UK media Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)
March 21, 2017 - 5:49 am
DUBLIN (AP) — The Latest on the death of former IRA commander Martin McGuinness (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Ireland's prime minister, Enda Kenny, says he "was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Martin McGuinness today. His passing represents a significant loss, not only to politics in...
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FILE - This is a Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, file photo of Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness as he speaks to the media outside his party offices in west Belfast, Northern Ireland. McGuinness, an IRA and Sinn Fein leader who became a minister of peacetime Northern Ireland, has died, according to UK media Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)
March 21, 2017 - 5:38 am
DUBLIN (AP) — The Latest on the death of former IRA commander Martin McGuinness (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Ireland's prime minister, Enda Kenny, says he "was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Martin McGuinness today. His passing represents a significant loss, not only to politics in...
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In this Friday, March 17, 2017 photo, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right, is briefed by U.S. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander of the United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and United States Forces Korea as a North Korean soldier, rear right, takes a photograph through a window at the U.N. Command Military Armistice Commission meeting room at the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, Pool, File)
March 21, 2017 - 1:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to skip a semiannual meeting of NATO foreign ministers this spring and will instead travel to a Group of 7 meeting of top diplomats in Italy and then to Russia. U.S. officials said Monday that Tillerson will meet NATO diplomats this week in...
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FILE - This March 22, 2012 file photo shows general view of Damascus, Syria. Syrian state TV said Monday, March 20, 2017 that government forces have regained control of parts of Damascus that were attacked and captured by rebels and militants the previous day. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman, File)
March 20, 2017 - 8:00 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces on Monday regained control of parts of Damascus that were attacked and captured by rebels and militants the previous day, with the two-day fighting leaving dozens dead on both sides, the military and an activist group said. The sudden rebel seizure of...
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