Diplomacy

A resident wearing a mask to curb the spread of the new coronavirus waits near government propaganda with the words "Democracy" and "People first" on the street of Beijing on Thursday, June 18, 2020. China's capital Beijing reported a decline in newly confirmed cases of coronavirus Thursday as the city continued to press stricter measures to contain a new outbreak. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
June 18, 2020 - 1:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — China’s capital Beijing reported a decline in newly confirmed cases of coronavirus Thursday as the city continued to press stricter measures to contain a new outbreak. A total of 158 people have been confirmed as infected since the new outbreak was detected last week at the Xinfad...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
June 18, 2020 - 12:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged China to reveal all it knows about the coronavirus outbreak in a meeting with a top Chinese official in Hawaii on Wednesday as new revelations about President Donald Trump and China rocked Washington. Pompeo and his deputy Stephen Biegun held...
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Residents wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus wait at a traffic junction in Beijing on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. China’s capital reported a slight increase in the numbers confirmed new coronavirus cases Wednesday as it seeks to battle the recent outbreak with strict measures aimed at reducing human contact and the chances of a new wave of infections across the country. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
June 17, 2020 - 9:20 pm
BEIJING — China’s capital has reported a decline in newly confirmed coronavirus cases as the city continues to press stricter measures to contain a new outbreak. Beijing reported 21 cases Thursday, down from 31 a day earlier. Officials reported 28 new cases in all nationwide. Of the cases outside...
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June 17, 2020 - 3:53 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The Group of Seven leading economies is calling on China to reconsider plans to impose a national security law in Hong Kong, according to a joint statement issued Wednesday. The national security legislation is aimed at curbing secessionist activities that Beijing says fueled...
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CORRECTS SLUG TO SWITZERLAND GEORGE FLOYD --- Philonise Floyd, left, brother of George Floyd speaks (via video message) at the Human Rights Council of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 during an urgent debate on current racially inspired human rights violations, systematic racism, police brutality against people of African descent and violence against peaceful protests. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP, Pool)
June 17, 2020 - 12:26 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The brother of George Floyd made a heartfelt plea on Wednesday to the U.N.’s top human rights body, urging it to launch intense international scrutiny of systemic racism, the killing of black people by police and violence against peaceful protesters in the United States. Philonese...
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June 17, 2020 - 11:32 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly president banged his gavel to open elections Wednesday under dramatically different voting procedures because of the COVID-19 pandemic, including for two hotly contested seats on the U.N. Security Council. The U.N. headquarters complex remains open...
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European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell speaks during an online news conference following a video conference of European Foreign and Defense Ministers meeting at the Europa building in Brussels, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. The ministers are discussing the EU's naval mission in the Mediterranean, which is helping to enforce a UN arms embargo on Libya, as well as how to keep the bloc's security operations functioning in spite of the impact of the coronavirus. (Olivier Hoslet/Pool Photo via AP)
June 17, 2020 - 8:02 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Turkey is hindering European Union attempts to secure NATO’s help for the EU’s naval operation in the Mediterranean as its tries to enforce a United Nations arms embargo on conflict-torn Libya, according to diplomats and officials in Brussels. The operation - dubbed Irini, the Greek...
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This November, 25, 2019 photo provided by the Israeli Foreign Ministry shows Israel's first Bedouin Arab diplomat Ishmael Khaldi in Miami, Florida. Khaldi who was once deployed abroad to push back against Israel's critics said he was beaten by overzealous security guards at Jerusalem's central bus station on Thursday, June 11, 2020. Khaldi said he believes it was a case of ethnic profiling. He said he filed a police complaint and went public with his experience in order to shine a light on racist behavior that he says exists in sectors of the country that he loves. (Israeli Consulate in Miami via AP)
June 17, 2020 - 6:00 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Arab Israeli diplomat once deployed abroad to push back against Israel's critics says he was beaten by security guards at Jerusalem’s central bus station last week in what he believes was a case of ethnic profiling. Ishmael Khaldi, 49, said he has filed a police complaint and is...
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ADDS THE LOCATION DETAILS - This satellite photo provided by Planet Labs shows the Galwan Valley area in the Ladakh region near the Line of Actual Control between India and China Tuesday, June 16, 2020. A clash high in the Himalayas between the world’s two most populated countries claimed the lives of 20 Indian soldiers in a border region that the two nuclear armed neighbors have disputed for decades, Indian officials said Tuesday. (Planet Labs via AP)
June 17, 2020 - 4:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — China says it has agreed with India to peacefully resolve their Himalayan border tensions following the most violent confrontations in decades. Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters at a Wednesday briefing that “both sides agree to resolve this matter through dialogue...
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An Indian man burns a photograph of Chinese president Xi Jinping during a protest against China in Ahmedabad, India, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. At least three Indian soldiers, including a senior army officer, were killed in a confrontation with Chinese troops along their disputed border high in the Himalayas where thousands of soldiers on both sides have been facing off for over a month, the Indian army said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
June 16, 2020 - 3:10 pm
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A clash high in the Himalayas between the world’s two most populated countries claimed the lives of 20 Indian soldiers in a border region that the two nuclear armed neighbors have disputed for decades, Indian officials said Tuesday. The clash in the Ladakh region Monday —...
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