Embassies

February 06, 2019 - 8:00 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A British-Sudanese man who activists say was detained for wearing a Qatari soccer jersey in the United Arab Emirates during the recent Asian Cup tournament has been charged with "wasting police time and making false statements," Emirati officials say. The...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, a view of the entrance gate to Rue de Chevreuse, close to the cottage which served as Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's operational and media headquarters during his four month stay in October 1978, in Neauphle-Le-Chateau, west of Paris. Sheltered in a cottage in a sleepy village outside Paris, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini piped out messages daily to hundreds of followers clamoring to glimpse their glowering idol with black turban, and amplified his pronouncements with recorded messages to Iranians at home, turning his humble abode into an international megaphone for the Islamic revolution. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
February 01, 2019 - 4:52 am
NEAUPHLE-LE-CHATEAU, France (AP) — From a sleepy village outside Paris, the man who would become the supreme leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran sat cross-legged beneath an apple tree, delivering messages daily to hundreds of followers clamoring to glimpse the glowering cleric in the black...
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In this 2017 photo obtained by the Associated Press, James Story and his son pose for a portrait as they dove hunt in an unknown location in Argentina. In the normally genteel world of high diplomacy, the top U.S. envoy to Venezuela cuts an unusual figure. Born in a small South Carolina town, James Story is an avid hunter and proud collector of memorabilia featuring iconic revolutionaries like Vladimir Lenin and Ernesto “Che” Guevara. (AP)
February 01, 2019 - 12:13 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In the normally genteel world of high diplomacy, the top U.S. envoy to Venezuela cuts an unusual figure. Born in a small South Carolina town, James Story is an avid hunter and proud collector of memorabilia featuring iconic revolutionaries like Vladimir Lenin and Ernesto "...
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A mourner with a portrait of the deceased Kim Bok-dong, one of the former South Korean sex slaves who were forced to serve for the Japanese military in World War II, marches toward the Japanese Embassy during her funeral ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Hundreds of mourners gathered Friday near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul for the funeral of the South Korean woman forced as a girl into a brothel and sexually enslaved by the Japanese military in WWII. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 31, 2019 - 11:27 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hundreds of mourners gathered Friday near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul for the funeral of a South Korean woman forced as a girl into a brothel and sexually enslaved by the Japanese military in WWII. The mourners, dressed mostly in black on a bitterly cold morning and...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2018 file photo, a man walks beside Canada's embassy in Havana, Cuba. Canada announced Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, it is removing up to half of the Canadians at its embassy in Cuba after another diplomat was found to have fallen mysteriously ill. Canada has confirmed 14 cases of mysterious health problems since early 2017. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)
January 30, 2019 - 9:24 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canada announced Wednesday it is removing up to half of the Canadians at its embassy in Cuba after another diplomat fell mysteriously ill. Canada has confirmed 14 cases of unexplained health problems since early 2017. Twenty-six workers at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba have also been...
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Zimbabwean pastor and activist Evan Mawarire talks to the press soon after his release from Chikurubi prison on the outskirts of Harare, Wednesday, Jan, 30, 2019. Mawarire who was charged with subversion has been released on bail after more than a week and says he needs a doctor, and so do hundreds of people still in jail with wounds from beatings by security forces. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
January 30, 2019 - 2:05 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwe pastor and activist charged with subversion was released on bail after more than a week on Wednesday and said he needs a doctor — as do hundreds of people still in jail with wounds from beatings by security forces. Evan Mawarire was freed after nightfall, one of...
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Participants hold pictures of deceased Kim Bok-dong, one of former South Korean sex slaves who were forced to serve for the Japanese military in World War II, during a weekly rally near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Hundreds of South Koreans mourned the death of Kim during the rally demanded reparations from Tokyo over wartime atrocities. The banners read: "We will never forget the life of Kim Bok-dong."(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 30, 2019 - 2:37 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean woman who was forced as a girl into a brothel and sexually enslaved by the Japanese military during World War II was mourned Wednesday by hundreds of protesters who demanded reparations from Tokyo over wartime atrocities. Kim Bok-dong had been a vocal leader...
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Holocaust survivor Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, center, her daughter Maya Jacobs Lasker-Wallfisch, left, and her grandson Simon Wallfisch, right, the son of Maya Jacobs Lasker-Wallfisch, pose for a photo after an interview with the Associated Press in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Maya Jacobs Lasker-Wallfisch and Simon Wallfisch, are two of thousands of Jews in Britain have applied for restoration of German citizenship stripped from their ancestors by the Nazis during the Third Reich. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 29, 2019 - 7:00 am
BERLIN (AP) — Simon Wallfisch grew up in London as the grandson of an Auschwitz survivor who swore to never return to the country that murdered her parents and 6 million other Jews. But more than 70 years after the Holocaust, Brexit has prompted Wallfisch and thousands of other Jews in Britain to...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2017, file photo, Thai pop band BNK 48 performs for the first time in a large commercial facility in Bangkok, Thailand. The popular Thai music act BNK 48 has set off a scandal after one of its members wore a shirt showing the swastika flag of Nazi Germany during a performance. (The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images)
January 27, 2019 - 7:30 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — A popular Thai music act has apologized after one of its members wore a shirt showing the swastika flag of Nazi Germany during a performance. The incident involving the girl group BNK48 occurred just two days ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, marked Sunday with somber...
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Venezuela's self-declared interim leader Juan Guaido, center, greets supporters after a rally at a public plaza in Las Mercedes neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2019. Venezuela's political showdown moves to the United Nations where a Security Council meeting called by the United States will pit backers of President Nicolas Maduro against the Trump administration and supporters of Guaido. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
January 26, 2019 - 9:25 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Nicolas Maduro's government backtracked Saturday from its order for U.S. Embassy personnel to leave Venezuela, moving to defuse tensions with Washington just hours after international diplomats traded heated rhetoric at a special U.N. Security Council meeting on the South...
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