Embassies

November 07, 2018 - 3:24 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Wednesday warned it intends to block a Hong Kong and Chinese consortium's 13 billion Australian dollar ($9 billion) takeover bid for an energy infrastructure company because it conflicts with Australia's national interest. CK Consortium needs...
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These two undated photos provided by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) show sisters Rotana, left, and Tala Farea, whose fully clothed bodies, bound together with tape and facing each other, were discovered on on the banks of New York City's Hudson River waterfront on Oct. 24, 2018. The Farea sisters from Saudia Arabia, Rotana, 22 and Tala, 16, had been living in Fairfax, Virgina and were reported missing in August. Their mother told detectives the day before the bodies were discovered, she received a call from an official at the Saudi Arabian Embassy, ordering the family to leave the U.S. because her daughters had applied for political asylum, New York police said Tuesday Oct. 30, 2018. (NYPD via AP)
November 02, 2018 - 7:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two immigrant sisters from Saudi Arabia whose bodies washed up on the New York City waterfront, bound together with duct tape, had told people that they would rather harm themselves than go back to their home country, investigators said Friday. The bodies of Tala Farea, 16, and...
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In this undated police sketch provided by the New York Police Department, sisters Rotana, left and Tala Farea are shown. The New York Police Department says the sister's bodies were found bound together lying on rocks along the Hudson River on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. (New York Police Department via AP)
October 30, 2018 - 8:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Police are investigating the mysterious deaths of two sisters from Saudi Arabia whose bodies, bound together with tape, washed up on New York City's waterfront last week. The sisters, Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 22, were discovered Oct. 24 on a bank of the Hudson River, about...
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FILE - In this May 27, 2012, file photo, demonstrators hold pictures of Emanuela Orlandi reading "march for truth and justice for Emanuela" during Pope Benedict XVI's Regina Coeli prayer in St. Peter's square, at the Vatican. The Vatican says human bones were found during renovation work near its embassy to Italy, reviving speculation once again about the fate of Orlandi, the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee who disappeared in 1983. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
October 30, 2018 - 6:42 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican said Tuesday that human bones were found during renovation work near its embassy to Italy, reviving talk about one of the Holy See's most enduring mysteries — the fate of the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee who disappeared in 1983. In the latest twist in a...
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In this image released by the Hatay governorate in Turkey, Jumpei Yasuda of Japan, talks in Antakya, Turkey, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Japan confirmed Wednesday that a man freed from Syria is the Japanese freelance journalist Yusuda, who was kidnapped three years ago by al-Qaida's branch in Syria, known at the time as the Nusra Front, and said he appears to be in good health. (Antakya Governorate via AP)
October 24, 2018 - 8:16 am
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese freelance journalist who was freed after more than three years of captivity in Syria said Wednesday he is safe in neighboring Turkey. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said Japanese Embassy officials met with the journalist, Jumpei Yasuda, at an immigration center in...
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October 24, 2018 - 6:19 am
BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. will not send a high-ranking official to attend a major investment fair in China next month, the U.S. Embassy said Wednesday, in a move underscoring worsening trade frictions between the world's two largest economies. "China needs to make the necessary reforms to end its...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, file photo, Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, center, a prominent Vietnamese blogger, stands trial in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa, Vietnam. Vietnam has freed a well-known blogger after two years in prison on the condition that she leave for the United States. Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known as “Mother Mushroom,” was arrested in October 2016 and sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of defaming the Communist government. (Tien Minh/ Vietnam News Agency via AP, File)
October 18, 2018 - 6:22 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A prominent blogger freed from prison in Vietnam on condition that she live in exile in the United States says she is glad to be reunited with her family and that she knows she is not alone in advocating for freedom. Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh was smiling when she emerged from the George...
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A flower bouquet is left on the police barriers blocking the road to Saudi Arabia's Consulate in Istanbul, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Turkish crime scene investigators dressed in coveralls and gloves entered the consulate Monday, nearly two weeks after the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi there. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
October 16, 2018 - 7:27 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — The latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 2:25 a.m. Foreign ministers from the G-7 group of industrialized nations say they are very troubled by the disappearance of Saudi...
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison, left, speaks to the media alongside Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne during a press conference at the Parliament House in Canberra, Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Morrison said Tuesday that he was open to shifting the Australian Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in line with President Donald Trump's decision to recognize the contested holy city as Israel's capital. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
October 16, 2018 - 6:22 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has raised the prospect of following the United States by relocating its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in a policy shift that critics described Tuesday as a desperate grab for domestic political gain to win a crucial by-election. Prime Minister...
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September 27, 2018 - 11:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Berlin say they're looking into allegations that a police officer passed information to Turkish intelligence about Turkish opposition supporters living in the German capital. The Berlin daily Tagesspiegel reported Wednesday, without naming sources, that German security...
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