This photo provided by U.S. Embassy Switzerland, Edward McMullen greets Xiyue Wang in Zurich, Switzerland on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. In a trade conducted in Zurich, Iranian officials handed over Chinese-American graduate student Xiyue Wang, detained in Tehran since 2016, for scientist Massoud Soleimani, who had faced a federal trial in Georgia. (U.S. Embassy Switzerland via AP)
December 07, 2019 - 3:54 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Princeton scholar held for three years in Iran on widely criticized espionage charges was freed Saturday as part of a prisoner exchange that saw America release a detained Iranian scientist, a rare diplomatic breakthrough between Tehran and Washington after...
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December 05, 2019 - 12:54 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An American citizen jailed in his native Lebanon since September on no charges is very ill, and if he dies there, then Lebanon should be subject to sanctions, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire said Wednesday. Shaheen, who was addressing a Senate Foreign Relations...
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December 05, 2019 - 5:36 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The president of Cyprus says authorities are launching legal action at the International Court of Justice in the Hague against Turkey’s exploratory gas drilling inside Cypriot waters. President Nicos Anastasiades said Thursday this is part of his government’s pledge to use “...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with military officials in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. The meeting focused on modernization of the Russian navy. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
December 04, 2019 - 7:45 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Germany’s investigation of the killing of a Georgian man (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Russia’s foreign ministry says the expulsion of two Russian diplomats from Germany over the August slaying of a Georgian man in Berlin is “groundless” and “unfriendly.” The German...
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Anti-government protesters set fire while security forces close Rasheed Street during clashes in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. Scores of protesters have been shot dead in the last 24 hours, amid spiraling violence in Baghdad and southern Iraq, officials said. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
November 28, 2019 - 4:39 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Security forces shot dead 40 anti-government protesters during 24 hours of bloodshed amid spiraling violence in the capital and Iraq’s south, security and medical officials said Thursday, one day after an Iranian consulate was torched. Iran condemned the burning of its consulate in...
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November 28, 2019 - 5:08 am
GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland’s foreign ministry says unidentified men seized a local employee of the Swiss Embassy in Sri Lanka’s capital and threatened her “at length” to force her to disclose diplomatic information. The ministry said Thursday that Swiss authorities have demanded an investigation...
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November 27, 2019 - 1:21 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Moscow says it won’t be looking for a prisoner swap with Russia for an American jailed on spying charges. Instead, it said Wednesday that Paul Whelan should be released immediately as there is no evidence against him. Last week, Whelan’s lawyer urged the U.S. and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2019 file photo, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez talks during an interview with The Associated Press, in New York. The foreign minister sent a tweet Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, saying unspecified “illegal actions” by the U.S. Embassy in Havana are “interference in the country’s internal affairs” and violate both the international codes of conduct for diplomats and the agreement to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana in 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
November 26, 2019 - 11:41 am
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s foreign minister on Tuesday accused the United States of violating the Vienna Convention and the deal re-establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries. Soon after, the United States announced a new sanction on Cuba meant to cut off the island’s supply of petroleum...
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In this June 2016, photo provided by Guila Fakhoury, her father Amer Fakhoury holds his granddaughter, Kira, in King of Prussia, Penn. Amer Fakhoury, a U.S. citizen living in Dover, N.H., went to visit family in his native Lebanon in September after a 20-year absence, and has been jailed there by authorities since. (Guila Fakhoury via AP)
November 24, 2019 - 11:30 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In September, Amer Fakhoury closed his New Hampshire restaurant to take his first vacation in years to visit family in his native Lebanon — a country he hadn’t been to for nearly two decades. He hasn’t returned to the United States. Soon after his arrival in Lebanon, the 57-...
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People walk past a building listed as the address of China Innovation Investment Limited in Hong Kong, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. Australia’s Treasurer on Saturday labeled detailed accusations of China infiltrating and disrupting democratic systems in Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan as “very disturbing.” A Chinese defector revealed he was part of the Hong Kong-based investment firm, which was a front for the Chinese government to conduct political and economic espionage in Hong Kong, including infiltrating universities and directing bashings and cyber attacks against dissidents. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 24, 2019 - 2:54 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — China denied the explosive claims of a self-confessed spy seeking asylum in Australia, saying Sunday he is a convicted fraudster wanted by Shanghai police. The Nine Network newspapers reported that Chinese defector Wang “William” Liqiang has given Australia’s...
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