- Peace talks between Kabul, Taliban end, plan to meet again Updated: Jul-08-15 1:04 am
ISLAMABAD - One-day peace talks between Afghan officials and Taliban representatives ended with both sides agreeing to meet again after the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, Pakistan's foreign ministry said Wednesday.
- Church-state tensions in Bolivia cloud Pope Francis' visit Updated: Jul-08-15 12:04 am
LA PAZ, Bolivia - President Evo Morales is a huge fan of Pope Francis, and says he couldn't be happier they are of the same mind that capitalism promotes social inequalities that leave the poor by the wayside.
- Vote on Srebrenica resolution delayed by Russian veto threat Updated: Jul-07-15 6:38 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council delayed a vote on a British-drafted resolution that would condemn the 1995 massacre at Srebrenica during the Bosnian war as "a crime of genocide" until Wednesday after Russia informed council members it would veto the measure.
- Obama hosts Vietnam Communist Party chief at White House Updated: Jul-07-15 5:53 pm
WASHINGTON - Bolstered by new trade negotiating powers from Congress, President Barack Obama held an unprecedented meeting Tuesday with the head of Vietnam's Communist Party as the U.S. pressed ahead to conclude talks on a groundbreaking Asia-Pacific economic pact.
- Boycott drive gains strength, raising alarm in Israel Updated: Jul-07-15 10:54 am
JERUSALEM - Ten years ago, a small group of Palestinian activists had a novel idea: Inspired by the anti-apartheid movement, they called for a global boycott movement against Israel as a nonviolent method to promote the Palestinian struggle for independence.
- Nuke deal remains elusive after deadline, but talks continue Updated: Jul-07-15 8:45 am
VIENNA - Iran nuclear talks busted through their second deadline in a week Tuesday, raising new questions about the ability of world powers to cut off all Iranian pathways to a bomb through diplomacy. The talks, already in their 12th day, were prolonged until possibly Friday.
- China to snub arbitration hearing on feud with Philippines Updated: Jul-06-15 8:46 am
MANILA, Philippines - China is standing pat on its decision to reject arbitration by an international tribunal that will begin formal hearings this week to resolve a long-seething feud between Beijing and Manila over the South China Sea, the Chinese ambassador to Manila said Monday.
- Heritage title for Japan industry sites draws mixed reaction Updated: Jul-06-15 6:14 am
TOKYO - Japanese officials Monday celebrated the U.N. cultural body's approval of world heritage status for 23 historic sites showing the country's transformation from feudal isolation into an industrial power at the end of the 19th century.
- On 9th day, Kerry says Iran nuke talks could go either way Updated: Jul-05-15 5:05 pm
VIENNA - Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts "could go either way," cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb or ending without an agreement that American officials have sometimes described as the only alternative to war.
- Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade Updated: Jul-04-15 3:34 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan marched out thousands of troops and displayed its most modern military hardware Saturday to spotlight an old but often forgotten claim that its forces, not the Chinese Communists, led the campaign that routed imperial Japan from China 70 years ago.
- Who's John Jay? Scholars urge new look at forgotten founder Updated: Jul-03-15 3:28 pm
KATONAH, New York - The inner circle of founders has been set for as long as anyone can remember - Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton and Madison.
- Pakistan, Afghanistan summon envoys in dispute Updated: Jul-03-15 9:02 am
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Afghanistan are in the midst of a diplomatic dispute. The two neighbors have summoned each other's ambassadors to lodge protests over the detention of a Pakistani official in the Afghan city of Kandahar and a deadly cross-border shootout between Pakistani and Afghan border police, officials said Friday.
- Germany wants quick clarification of new NSA spy allegations Updated: Jul-03-15 8:32 am
BERLIN - Germany's foreign minister said Friday that new allegations of U.S. eavesdropping on senior German government officials' telephones need to be clarified "as quickly as possible" and that he hoped Washington would be forthcoming with information.
- Congo's president calls for dialogue, opposition holds out Updated: Jul-03-15 7:55 am
KINSHASA, Congo - Congo's president has called for dialogue with the opposition to reduce tensions in the Central African country, a move the opposition and international community fear will delay elections.
- UK ex-diplomat says Hong Kong relocation 'plan' was joke Updated: Jul-03-15 4:52 am
LONDON - A former British diplomat says a bizarre plan to relocate the entire population of Hong Kong to Northern Ireland was a joke between government officials.
- UN, Libyan groups pressure rivals to accept peace deal Updated: Jul-03-15 4:16 am
SKHIRAT, Morocco - U.N. mediators and Libya's internationally recognized parliament have presented a tentative peace deal to rival Tripoli leadership, hoping for approval within days.
- McConnell: Senate unlikely to confirm ambassador to Cuba Updated: Jul-02-15 5:28 pm
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Republican majority is unlikely to confirm an ambassador to Cuba as the United States prepares to re-open its embassy in the communist country after more than 50 years of hostile relations.
- Top US diplomat in Cuba on short list for new embassy Updated: Jul-02-15 2:14 pm
HAVANA - From his office high above Havana, Jeffrey DeLaurentis has a sweeping view of the cerulean Florida Straits and the blood-red letters declaring Cuba's defiance of the United States.
- Analysts say UN sanctions on South Sudan not very helpful Updated: Jul-02-15 10:31 am
JUBA, South Sudan - The U.N. sanctions imposed on South Sudanese generals are not likely to help the peace process, some analysts said Thursday.
- Russia won't call Srebrenica a genocide but many others do Updated: Jul-01-15 6:31 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Western nations and Russia may be dueling over whether the U.N. Security Council should call the Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian war an act of genocide but at Wednesday's General Assembly commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Europe's worst mass killing since World War II there was no doubt.
- Libya's internationally accepted PM 'aspires' to peace deal Updated: Jul-01-15 5:50 pm
VALLETTA, Malta - The internationally recognized prime minister of Libya says he is "aspiring" to sign a peace agreement with representatives of the Islamist-led Tripoli government in Morocco on Thursday.
- The Latest: Cuba embassy plan riles Republican hopefuls Updated: Jul-01-15 4:51 pm
WASHINGTON - The United States and Cuba will open embassies in their capital cities after more than 50 years of hostilities between the two countries. The latest developments (all times local):
- Russia-US ties alive and well at Iran nuclear talks Updated: Jul-01-15 3:25 am
VIENNA - Russia-U.S. relations are at a post-Cold War low just about everywhere, except at the Iran nuclear talks.
- US senator on visit to Venezuela amid diplomatic detente Updated: Jun-30-15 5:55 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee is making a surprise visit to Venezuela amid a U.S. effort to reduce tensions with the South American nation.
- The Iran deal: A look at what it does and problems remaining Updated: Jun-30-15 4:29 am
VIENNA - World powers and Iran are back in nuclear talks, and this round may be the deciding one.