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September 21, 2018 4:14 AM U.S., China diplomatic efforts overlap in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - China’s most senior envoy arrived in the Dominican Republic on Thursday to inaugurate a new embassy after the country cut ties with Taiwan, as the U.S. ambassador there urged countries to make diplomatic decisions based on long-term goals. The United States and China have been increasingly jostling for influence in Central America 42

September 20, 2018 11:26 AM Top U.S. Diplomat Backed Continuing Support for Saudi War in Yemen Over Objections of Staff

Mike Pompeo made decision after being warned that a cutoff could jeopardize $2 billion in weapons sales to America’s Gulf allies WASHINGTON—Secretary of State Mike Pompeo backed continued U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen over the objections of staff members after being warned that a cutoff could jeopardize $2 billion in weapons sales 49

September 20, 2018 3:25 AM China's Xi says places 'high premium' on Pakistan ties, as army chief visits

BEIJING (Reuters) - China places a “high premium” on its relations with Pakistan and believes a key economic project will be successful, President Xi Jinping told Pakistan’s army chief, days after a Pakistani minister stirred unease about Chinese Silk Road schemes. General Qamar Javed Bajwa is the most senior Pakistani figure to visit ally China since 55

September 12, 2018 2:45 AM George Papadopoulos, convicted for lying in Mueller probe, admits mistake in chaotic moment

On 'Hannity,' former Trump campaign aide and his wife share their experience with the Mueller probe. George Papadopoulos, who misled federal investigators about his meetings with Russia-connected Maltese professor Joseph Mifsud, spoke to Fox News to share his version of events. “I didn’t plead guilty to collusion, I’ve pled guilty to lying,” Papadopoulos 85

August 28, 2018 6:27 PM Defenders rally around pope, fear conservatives escalating war

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Supporters of Pope Francis have rushed to his defense after a former top Vatican official launched an unprecedented attack on him, a move they say dangerously escalates a campaign to weaken his papacy by conservatives who condemn him as too liberal. Francis’ supporters say the accusations in Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano’s 11-page 89

August 19, 2018 8:25 AM Iran says no OPEC member can take over its share of oil exports

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran told OPEC on Sunday no member country should be allowed to take over another member’s share of oil exports, expressing Tehran’s concern about Saudi Arabia’s offer to pump more oil in the face of U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil sales. In a meeting with OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo, a senior Iranian diplomat urged him to keep the group 57

August 9, 2018 2:31 PM Venezuela seeks US extradition of alleged drone attack mastermind

Venezuela's president dodges apparent assassination attempt during a speech broadcast on live television; Steve Harrigan reports. The Venezuelan government is seeking the extradition of one of its citizens living in the U.S. whom it accuses of masterminding the alleged drone attack against President Nicolas Maduro nearly a week ago. Foreign Minister 48

August 5, 2018 10:19 PM Asian Nations Push Back at U.S. on Trade, Sanctions

Pompeo faces criticism, skepticism over trade policies at Asean meeting, and a call from Pyongyang for trust-building steps SINGAPORE—Secretary of State Mike Pompeo faced criticism from China and skepticism from Southeast Asian powers over U.S. trade policies, as well as a warning from North Korea about Washington’s approach to talks, at a weekend meeting 53

August 5, 2018 1:03 PM Saudi Arabia to admit Iranian diplomat: IRNA

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has agreed to admit an Iranian diplomat to head an office representing Iranian interests in the kingdom, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported on Sunday, in a rare move after the rivals broke off relations in 2016. “An informed diplomatic source said Sunday that Saudi Arabia had agreed to grant a visa to the head ... of Iran’s 49

August 2, 2018 8:32 AM Three foreigners abducted and killed in Afghan capital: police

KABUL (Reuters) - Militants abducted and killed three foreign nationals working for an international food company in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Thursday, security officials and a diplomat said. A senior diplomat in Kabul said the three worked for the world’s second-largest food and catering services company, Sodexo. “An Indian, a Malaysian and a Macedonian 48