Diplomacy

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump and new national security adviser Robert C. O'Brien talk with reporters before boarding Air Force One in Los Angeles. U.S. national security adviser O'Brien and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will represent President Donald Trump at two regional summits in Thailand this weekend, the White House announced, a move that would widely be viewed in the region as a snub. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, FILE)
October 30, 2019 - 7:05 am
BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. national security adviser Robert C. O'Brien and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will represent President Donald Trump at two regional summits in Thailand this weekend, the White House announced, a move that would widely be viewed in the region as a snub. The decision to send O'...
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Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, a military officer at the National Security Council, center, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, to appear before a House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Committee on Oversight and Reform joint interview with the transcript to be part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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October 29, 2019 - 10:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying White House orders, an Army officer serving with President Donald Trump's National Security Council testified to impeachment investigators Tuesday that he twice raised concerns over the administration's push to have Ukraine investigate Democrats and Joe Biden. Alexander...
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Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, a military officer at the National Security Council, center, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, to appear before a House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Committee on Oversight and Reform joint interview with the transcript to be part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 29, 2019 - 7:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Soviet-era immigrant who came to the U.S. as a toddler and grew up to become a decorated soldier and a White House aide saw it as his "sacred duty" to speak up. Now Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a 20-year Army officer assigned to the National Security Council, finds himself in...
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President Donald Trump talks to reporters before boarding Air Force One for a trip to Chicago to attend the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference and Exposition, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 29, 2019 - 6:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pivoting from the dramatic killing of the Islamic State group's leader, the Pentagon is increasing U.S. efforts to protect Syria's oil fields from the extremist group as well as from Syria itself and the country's Russian allies. It's a new high-stakes mission even as American...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019 file photo, Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad speaks on the prospects for peace at the U.S. Institute of Peace, in Washington. Washington's Afghan peace envoy is crisscrossing South Asia and Europe trying to resuscitate efforts to find a negotiated end to Afghanistan's 18 -year war even though President Donald Trump hasn't expressed any interest in resuming talks with the Taliban. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 29, 2019 - 12:07 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Washington's Afghan peace envoy remained in Pakistan on Tuesday as part of efforts to find a negotiated end to Afghanistan's 18 -year war, even though President Donald Trump hasn't expressed any interest in resuming talks with the Taliban. The envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, met with...
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Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., second from right, speaks with members of the media after former deputy national security adviser Charles Kupperman signaled that he would not appear as scheduled for a closed door meeting to testify as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Standing with Schiff are Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., from left, Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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October 29, 2019 - 12:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A military officer at the National Security Council twice raised concerns over the Trump administration's push to have Ukraine investigate Democrats and Joe Biden, according to testimony the official is prepared to deliver Tuesday in the House impeachment inquiry. Alexander...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2019, file photo U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun attends a meeting with South Korean Unification Minister Kim Yeon Chul at a government complex in downtown Seoul, South Korea. Biegun is expected to be nominated this week to be second-in-command at the State Department. Biegun has had a prominent role in the delicate negotiations that led to historic meetings between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
October 28, 2019 - 6:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, is expected to be nominated as early as this week to be second-in-command at the State Department, officials said Monday. Two Trump administration officials and a congressional aide familiar with the selection process said...
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An anti-brexit demonstrator prepares a European Union flag outside Parliament in London, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. European Council president Donald Tusk says the bloc has agreed to grant Britain a new Brexit delay to Jan. 31 next year. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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October 28, 2019 - 1:44 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5:40 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has grudgingly accepted a three-month delay to the U.K.'s departure from the European Union, but stressed that he's doing it against his will and urged the EU to grant no more delays. In a letter to...
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October 28, 2019 - 11:54 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria has expelled a Russian diplomat accused by the prosecutor's office of spying. Bulgaria's foreign ministry said Monday it had asked the Russian ambassador in Sofia to recall a diplomat accused of spying. The prosecutor's office said it had received information from...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson signs a book of condolence during a visit to Thurrock Council Offices, England, Monday Oct. 28, 2019. British police say they have arrested a fourth person in connection with the deaths of 39 people found in a truck in southeast England in one of Britain's worst human-smuggling tragedies. (Stefan Rousseau/Pool via AP)
October 28, 2019 - 8:39 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the 39 people found dead Oct. 23 in the back of a truck in England (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Britain's prime minister has signed a condolence book honoring the 39 people who died in a refrigerated truck container in southeastern England last week. Boris...
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