Embassies

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018 file photo, Georgette Mosbacher stands next to an American flag after receiving her credentials as new United States ambassador to Poland in Warsaw. Moshbacher has triggered anger on social media on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, with a letter allegedly sent to Poland's prime minister that takes his government to task over its treatment of a U.S.-owned independent television station. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)
November 27, 2018 - 12:37 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Poland has triggered anger in Poland with a letter allegedly sent to the prime minister that takes his government to task over its treatment of a U.S.-owned independent television station. The note on embassy letterhead that was signed by Ambassador...
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A statue of a girl representing thousands of Korean women enslaved for sex by Japan's imperial forces before and during World War II, is seen as participants hold signs reading "Reconciliation and Healing Foundation" during a weekly rally against Japanese government near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. South Korea said Wednesday it will dissolve a foundation funded by Japan to compensate South Korean women who were forced to work in Japan's World War II military brothels. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
November 21, 2018 - 6:49 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's decision to dissolve a foundation funded by Japan to compensate South Korean women who were forced to work in Japan's World War II military brothels has thrown fuel on the diplomatic fire between the countries, who share a bitter wartime history. The...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2017, file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange greets supporters from a balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. The Justice Department inadvertently named Assange in a court filing in an unrelated case that raised immediate questions about whether the WikiLeaks founder had been charged under seal. Assange’s name appears twice in an August 2018 filing from a prosecutor in Virginia in a separate case involving a man accused of coercing a minor. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
November 16, 2018 - 9:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not willingly travel to the United States to face charges filed under seal against him, one of his lawyers said Friday, foreshadowing a possible fight over extradition for a central figure in the U.S. special counsel's Russia-Trump...
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November 09, 2018 - 11:21 am
ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzanian authorities are carrying out physical examinations on 10 men suspected of homosexual activity in Zanzibar, according to police. A wave of arrests of gays in Tanzania is feared after a senior official urged the public to report suspected homosexuals to authorities...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2018, file photo, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks at a Liberal Party Wentworth by-election function in Double Bay in Sydney, Australia. Morrison on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 outlined the country’s plans to increase investments in infrastructure in the South Pacific as China’s influence in those nations grows. (Chris Pavlich/AAP Image via AP, File)
November 07, 2018 - 11:34 pm
CANBERRA., Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Thursday outlined plans to increase investments in infrastructure in the South Pacific as China's influence in those nations grows. Prime Minister Scott Morrison also detailed plans for greater military and diplomatic engagement with...
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A group of victims of the USS Cole bombing, from left Rick Harrison and David Morales, who were aboard the USS Cole when it was bombed, and Lorrie Triplett, Jamal Gunn and David Francis, who all lost family members in the bombing. pose outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, following arguments in a case that stemmed from the bombing. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)
November 07, 2018 - 4:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court debated Wednesday whether to overturn a nearly $315 million judgment against Sudan stemming from the bombing of the USS Cole. The question the justices are being asked to answer is where notice of the lawsuit against Sudan should have been mailed, to its embassy...
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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 - 8:22 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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October 24, 2018 - 5:59 am
BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. says it will not send a high-ranking official to attend a major investment fair in China next month, in a move underscoring worsening trade frictions between the world's two largest economies. A U.S. Embassy spokesperson, speaking on routine condition of anonymity, said...
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