Embassies

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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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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Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro waves at supporters as he arrives to watch an aerial performance by the private pilots' group “Esquadrilha do Ceu" or “Sky Squadron", at Barra beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Bolsonaro appeared in public Tuesday for the first time as president-elect. He visited a church led by ultraconservative pastor Silas Malafaia and spoke briefly to the faithful on stage. "I am sure that I am not the most capable, but God capacitates the chosen ones," he said. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
October 31, 2018 - 4:21 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro has often expressed admiration for Donald Trump and appears poised to follow the U.S. president in a radical overhaul of his nation's foreign policy — a move that experts warn could ultimately isolate and hurt Brazil. Bolsonaro, who takes...
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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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FILE - In this May 27, 2012, file photo, demonstrators hold pictures of Emanuela Orlandi reading "march for truth and justice for Emanuela" during Pope Benedict XVI's Regina Coeli prayer in St. Peter's square, at the Vatican. The Vatican says human bones were found during renovation work near its embassy to Italy, reviving speculation once again about the fate of Orlandi, the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee who disappeared in 1983. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
October 30, 2018 - 6:42 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican said Tuesday that human bones were found during renovation work near its embassy to Italy, reviving talk about one of the Holy See's most enduring mysteries — the fate of the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee who disappeared in 1983. In the latest twist in a...
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October 24, 2018 - 6:19 am
BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. will not send a high-ranking official to attend a major investment fair in China next month, the U.S. Embassy said Wednesday, in a move underscoring worsening trade frictions between the world's two largest economies. "China needs to make the necessary reforms to end its...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday May 19, 2017, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange looks out from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Newly released Ecuadorean government documents made public late Tuesday Oct. 16, 2018, by Ecuadorean opposition lawmaker Paola Vintimilla, have laid bare an unorthodox attempt to extricate Assange from his embassy hideaway in London by naming him as a political counselor to the country’s embassy in Moscow. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)
October 17, 2018 - 6:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Julian Assange: Hacker. Journalist. Diplomat? Newly released Ecuadorean government documents have laid bare an unorthodox attempt to extricate the WikiLeaks founder from his embassy hideaway in London by naming him as a political counselor to the country's embassy in Moscow. But the...
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A flower bouquet is left on the police barriers blocking the road to Saudi Arabia's Consulate in Istanbul, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Turkish crime scene investigators dressed in coveralls and gloves entered the consulate Monday, nearly two weeks after the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi there. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
October 16, 2018 - 11:31 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — The latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 6:30 a.m. The International Monetary Fund says its managing director Christine Lagarde is deferring her trip to the Middle East. A brief...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, former Solicitor General Ted Olson testifies on a panel of experts and character witnesses before the Senate Judiciary Committee on behalf of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on the final day of the confirmation hearings, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Saudi Arabia is paying influential lobbyists, lawyers and public relations experts nearly $6 million a year to engage U.S. officials and promote the Middle East nation, even after several firms cut ties with the kingdom following the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Among those in Saudi Arabia's corner are a lobbying firm headed by the former Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and high-profile Washington attorney Olson. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
October 16, 2018 - 7:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi Arabia is paying influential lobbyists, lawyers and public relations experts nearly $6 million a year to engage U.S. officials and promote the Middle East nation, even after three Washington firms cut ties with the kingdom following the disappearance of journalist Jamal...
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