Diplomacy

Biden to Visit 'Pariah' Saudi Arabia and Israel Next Month

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden confirmed on Tuesday that he will visit Saudi Arabia next month for talks with... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden confirmed on Tuesday that he will visit Saudi Arabia next month for talks with leaders of the kingdom, a dramatic reordering of his stance on the kingdom that he pledged to make a “pariah” as a... Read More

Biden Seeks Consensus at Fractured Americas Summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plunged into this week's Summit of the Americas aiming to push for regional progress... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plunged into this week's Summit of the Americas aiming to push for regional progress in addressing economic development, climate change and migration despite the absence of some notable counterparts from Latin America. With the U.S. playing... Read More

2022-06-08 20:39:24
by Reece Nations
Blinken Discusses Economic Agenda, Challenges at Summit of the Americas 

LOS ANGELES — Secretary of State Antony Blinken took the stage at the Ninth Summit of the Americas on Wednesday... Read More

LOS ANGELES — Secretary of State Antony Blinken took the stage at the Ninth Summit of the Americas on Wednesday to discuss the economic priorities of the Biden-Harris administration and how its international partnerships play into those commitments. Blinken was... Read More

Biden in Asia: New Friends, Old Tensions, Storms at Home

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Joe Biden hopes to use his visit to Asia to confirm his belief that... Read More

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Joe Biden hopes to use his visit to Asia to confirm his belief that long-standing friendships can afford to become even friendlier — and pay dividends. He opened the trip in South Korea on... Read More

2022-05-18 00:15:10
by Dan McCue
White House Loosens Travel, Other Rules on Cuba

WASHINGTON  — The White House plans to increase authorized travel to Cuba, encouraging commercial opportunities for consumers to buy goods... Read More

WASHINGTON  — The White House plans to increase authorized travel to Cuba, encouraging commercial opportunities for consumers to buy goods from “independent Cuban entrepreneurs,” and reverse the restrictions on remittances — a Trump-era policy — that kept Cuban immigrants from... Read More

2022-05-08 15:30:30
by Kate Michael
Former Ukrainian Ambassador Pens Memoir, Predicts Ukrainian Victory

WASHINGTON — Still reeling from the way in which her assignment as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine ended, Marie L. Yovanovitch... Read More

WASHINGTON — Still reeling from the way in which her assignment as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine ended, Marie L. Yovanovitch voiced her support for Bridget A. Brink, Biden’s new nominee for the position, while offering her own unique insights on... Read More

2022-04-01 15:21:34
by Kate Michael
US, Sweden Launch Formal Joint Green Transition Initiative

WASHINGTON — Government and industry representatives from Sweden and the United States came together to solidify an alliance to mitigate... Read More

WASHINGTON — Government and industry representatives from Sweden and the United States came together to solidify an alliance to mitigate the impact of climate change at the Atlantic Council on Thursday. The two countries, which already have multiple collaborations to... Read More

2022-03-26 19:41:36
by Dan McCue
Biden Declares Putin ‘Cannot Remain in Power' in Warsaw Speech

WARSAW, Poland — Evidently catching even White House officials by surprise, President Joe Biden on Saturday dramatically ratcheted up his... Read More

WARSAW, Poland — Evidently catching even White House officials by surprise, President Joe Biden on Saturday dramatically ratcheted up his rhetoric against Russian President Vladimir Putin, ending a lengthy speech on the invasion of Ukraine by saying, “For God’s sake,... Read More

Biden in Poland to See US Troops, Ukraine Refugees

RZESZOW, Poland (AP) — President Joe Biden visited U.S. troops stationed near Poland’s border with Ukraine on Friday and was... Read More

RZESZOW, Poland (AP) — President Joe Biden visited U.S. troops stationed near Poland’s border with Ukraine on Friday and was getting a first hand look at the growing humanitarian response to the millions of Ukrainians who are fleeing to Poland... Read More

Biden Talks with China's Xi, Aims to Press Him on Russia War

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two key figures in determining the course of a war half a world away, President Joe Biden... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two key figures in determining the course of a war half a world away, President Joe Biden and China's Xi Jinping spoke Friday as the White House looks to deter Beijing from providing military or economic assistance... Read More

White House: Biden Will Travel to Europe For Ukraine Talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will travel to Europe next week for face-to-face talks with European leaders about the... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will travel to Europe next week for face-to-face talks with European leaders about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced Tuesday. Biden will meet with NATO and European leaders... Read More

US VP Harris Embraces Call for War Crimes Probe of Russia

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday embraced calls for an international war crimes investigation of... Read More

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday embraced calls for an international war crimes investigation of Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, citing the “atrocities” of bombing civilians, including a maternity hospital. Speaking alongside Polish President Andrzej... Read More

Harris Heads to Poland Amid Turbulence Over Jets for Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to Warsaw to thank Poland for taking in hundreds of thousands of... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to Warsaw to thank Poland for taking in hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s invasion took an unexpected turn before she even left Washington. She’ll be parachuting into the middle of unexpected... Read More

Ukraine Crisis Talks Move to Moscow and Washington

MOSCOW (AP) — International efforts to defuse the standoff over Ukraine intensified Monday, with French President Emmanuel Macron holding talks... Read More

MOSCOW (AP) — International efforts to defuse the standoff over Ukraine intensified Monday, with French President Emmanuel Macron holding talks in Moscow and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Washington to coordinate policies as fears of a Russian invasion mounted. The... Read More

Ukraine Urges Calm, Saying Russian Invasion not Imminent

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's leaders sought to reassure the nation that a feared invasion from neighboring Russia was not... Read More

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's leaders sought to reassure the nation that a feared invasion from neighboring Russia was not imminent, even as they acknowledged the threat is real and prepared to accept a shipment of American military equipment Tuesday... Read More

US Puts 8,500 Troops on Heightened Alert Amid Russia Tension

WASHINGTON (AP) — At President Biden's direction, the Pentagon is putting about 8,500 U.S.-based troops on heightened alert for potential... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — At President Biden's direction, the Pentagon is putting about 8,500 U.S.-based troops on heightened alert for potential deployment to Europe amid rising fears of a possible Russian military move on Ukraine. Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said... Read More

Russia Won't Rule out Military Deployment to Cuba, Venezuela

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Thursday sharply raised the stakes in its dispute with the West over Ukraine, with a... Read More

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Thursday sharply raised the stakes in its dispute with the West over Ukraine, with a top diplomat refusing to rule out a Russian military deployment to Cuba and Venezuela if tensions with the United States... Read More

US, Russia Hold Talks Amid Tensions Linked to Ukraine

GENEVA (AP) — Senior U.S. and Russian officials launched special talks Monday aimed at defusing tensions over a Russian military buildup on... Read More

GENEVA (AP) — Senior U.S. and Russian officials launched special talks Monday aimed at defusing tensions over a Russian military buildup on the border with Ukraine, part of a flurry of diplomatic activity in Europe this week. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei... Read More

Biden, Putin to Hold Call as Russia-Ukraine Tension Smolders

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin are set to discuss the Russian troop buildup near Ukraine during their... Read More

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin are set to discuss the Russian troop buildup near Ukraine during their second call in recent weeks amid little progress toward ending the smoldering crisis. Ahead of Thursday's call, the White House... Read More

Biden to Focus on Elections, Media as Democracy Summit Wraps

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is looking to close his two-day virtual Summit for Democracy on Friday by shining a spotlight... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is looking to close his two-day virtual Summit for Democracy on Friday by shining a spotlight on the importance of election integrity, countering authoritarian regimes and bolstering independent media. On the summit's first day, Biden announced... Read More

Biden to Decry Democracy 'Recession' at White House Summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to urge participants at the first White House Summit for Democracy to reverse an ongoing... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to urge participants at the first White House Summit for Democracy to reverse an ongoing “recession” of democracy that is playing out at a time of rising authoritarianism around the globe and extraordinary strains on... Read More

2021-11-19 15:52:43
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Seeks to Regain Influence in United Nations

WASHINGTON — A top State Department official continued the Biden administration’s theme of “We’re back” during a congressional hearing Thursday... Read More

WASHINGTON — A top State Department official continued the Biden administration’s theme of “We’re back” during a congressional hearing Thursday on the United States’ role in the United Nations. The State Department is trying to regain leadership positions that suffered... Read More

Differences Endure as Biden Brings Back North America Summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — North America's leaders are reviving three-way summitry after a Trump-era break. As President Joe Biden, Canadian Prime... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — North America's leaders are reviving three-way summitry after a Trump-era break. As President Joe Biden, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador resume the tradition of the North America Leaders' Summit on... Read More

China, US to Ease Restrictions on Each Other's Journalists

BEIJING (AP) — China and the U.S. have agreed to ease restrictions on each other's journalists amid a slight relaxation... Read More

BEIJING (AP) — China and the U.S. have agreed to ease restrictions on each other's journalists amid a slight relaxation of tensions between the two sides. The official China Daily newspaper on Wednesday said the agreement was reached ahead of... Read More

A Complicated Relationship: Biden and Xi Prepare for Meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden and China's Xi Jinping have slurped noodles together in Beijing. They've shared deep thoughts about... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden and China's Xi Jinping have slurped noodles together in Beijing. They've shared deep thoughts about the meaning of America during an exchange on the Tibetan plateau. They've gushed to U.S. business leaders about developing a... Read More

Biden to Host Canada's Trudeau, López Obrador at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will host talks next week in Washington with the leaders of Canada and Mexico,... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will host talks next week in Washington with the leaders of Canada and Mexico, the White House said Wednesday. The Nov. 18 meeting will be the first with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and... Read More

Biden Winds Up G-20 Summit With Dings at Russia, China

ROME (AP) — President Joe Biden wrapped up his time at the Group of 20 summit on Sunday trying to... Read More

ROME (AP) — President Joe Biden wrapped up his time at the Group of 20 summit on Sunday trying to convince Americans and the wider world that he's got things under control — and taking Russia, China and Saudi Arabia... Read More

2021-07-15 12:57:44
by Dan McCue
Germany’s Angela Merkel Making ‘Farewell’ Visit to White House

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden will welcome German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House this afternoon for what is... Read More

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden will welcome German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House this afternoon for what is likely to be her last official visit. During the visit, the veteran German leader is expected to discuss a full... Read More

Cuba, Haiti Stir Fresh Political Pressures for US President

WASHINGTON (AP) — They are two tiny Caribbean states whose intractable problems have vexed U.S. presidents for decades. Now, Haiti... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — They are two tiny Caribbean states whose intractable problems have vexed U.S. presidents for decades. Now, Haiti and Cuba are suddenly posing a growing challenge for President Joe Biden that could have political ramifications for him in... Read More

2021-07-14 18:47:27
by Dan McCue
Jeff Flake’s Next Act: Biden Ambassador Nominee

Former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican who backed President Joe Biden over his own party’s nominee, President Donald Trump... Read More

Former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican who backed President Joe Biden over his own party’s nominee, President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, is now Biden’s nominee to be the United States’ next ambassador to Turkey. Flake is the... Read More

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