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July 28, 2018 8:00 AM Taliban official says group spoke with US diplomat

Alice Wells, the top U.S. diplomat for South Asia, meets with Syrian refugees at the International Airport of Amman, Jordan, April 6, 2016. (Associated Press) ISLAMABAD – A senior Taliban official says the insurgent group has held the first direct talks with a U.S. official in a preliminary discussion about future plans for a negotiated peace in Afghanistan 209

July 19, 2018 10:50 AM EU readies new trade retaliation list before Trump visit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union’s trade commissioner said on Thursday she hopes an EU mission to Washington will ease a transatlantic trade dispute but the bloc is preparing a list of U.S. imports to hit if the United States imposes tariffs on EU cars. Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom will travel to Washington on July 25 with European Commission 42

July 11, 2018 11:16 PM Trump attends NATO summit

What Trump's first day at the NATO summit looked like Three senior European diplomats from key allies had mixed reactions today about President Trump's criticism of Germany. One senior diplomat said Trump's performance today was "beyond belief." Another senior European diplomat said his remarks on Germany are "very confusing." A third diplomat agreed 54

July 9, 2018 7:03 PM An Optimistic Pompeo, in Kabul, Urges Talks With Taliban

Cease-fires spark hopes from U.S., Afghan government for negotiated end to war KABUL—U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, making an unannounced visit to the Afghan capital on Monday, said the prospect for talks between the Kabul government and Taliban militants was now brighter thanks to the Trump administration’s rejuvenated strategy for fighting the 17-year 65

July 8, 2018 3:37 PM North Korean Ex-Diplomat Says Blackmail Is Part of Regime’s Playbook

Defector’s tale of asking $1 billion from Israel to halt missile sales to Iran holds lessons for U.S. SEOUL—In a Stockholm cafe one winter’s day in 1999, North Korea’s ambassador to Sweden made a proposal to his Israeli counterpart, according to a former Pyongyang diplomat: Give North Korea $1 billion in cash and we will scrap our agreements to sell our missile 49

July 6, 2018 6:57 PM Cardinal Tauran, who announced pope's election, dies at 75

VATICAN CITY – Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the Vatican diplomat and expert in interfaith relations who announced the election of Pope Francis to the world in 2013 with the famous phrase "habemus papam (we have a pope)," has died. The Vatican said Tauran died Thursday at age 75. He had been in the United States, seeking treatment for Parkinson's disease 67

July 6, 2018 4:39 PM Netherlands expels two Iranian embassy staff: Dutch intelligence service

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands has expelled two Iranian embassy staff, the Dutch Intelligence service AIVD said on Friday. “We can confirm that the Netherlands has expelled two persons accredited to the Iranian embassy,” a spokesperson for Dutch intelligence said. “We will not provide any further information.” A European government official and a Western 76

July 6, 2018 4:41 AM The Latest: Pompeo arrives in N. Korea to seek deal details

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Pyongyang on his third trip to the North Korean capital and his first since President Donald Trump held a summit with leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12. Pompeo is to hold talks Friday and Saturday before leaving Pyongyang for Japan on his first around-the-world tour as Washington's top diplomat 66

July 5, 2018 9:53 PM Trump says Kim 'sees different future' for North Korea

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he believes that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sees a different future for his country, as America’s top diplomat heads to Pyongyang for talks on denuclearization. Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One as he flew to Montana, Trump said: “I really believe that he sees a different 56

July 5, 2018 8:09 PM The Latest: Mexico's 'AMLO' 'analyzing' personal security

Mexico's president-elect says he is considering getting some sort of personal security after receiving a lot of advice on his habit of driving around in a sedan with no bodyguards, raising fears for his safety. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador tells a news conference that he is "analyzing it" after many politicians including one of his top Cabinet picks said he should 56