Embassies

People walk past a currency exchange shop in Istanbul, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Turkey's lira currency fell once again, as Turkey and the United States exchanged new threats of sanctions Friday, keeping alive a diplomatic and financial crisis. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
August 17, 2018 - 6:58 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A detained American pastor has become a symbol of a growing rift between Turkey and the United States, but problems in the Cold War-era alliance as well as Turkey's own financial crisis are unlikely to dissipate even if he is released and Washington eases economic penalties...
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August 17, 2018 - 1:02 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said early on Friday that it has contributed $100 million to northeast Syria for "stabilization projects" in areas once held by the Islamic State group and now controlled by U.S.-backed forces. The Saudi move was blasted by the Syrian government which...
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Indonesian Siti Aisyah, center, is escorted by police as she leaves her court hearing at the Shah Alam High Court in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. The Malaysian court has ordered the two women, Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong to enter their defense over the murder of North Korean leader's half-brother in a brazen assassination that has gripped the world. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
August 16, 2018 - 9:54 pm
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — Two women accused in the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother were told Thursday to make their defense after a Malaysian judge found evidence they participated in a "well-planned conspiracy" to kill, extending their murder trial until next year...
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August 14, 2018 - 7:05 am
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police say threatening letters containing a white powder have been sent to both the American and Israeli embassies in the German capital. Police spokeswoman Kerstin Ismer told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Israeli Embassy received a letter July 24 and the U.S...
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Riot police use a water canon during a charge to clear the square during protests outside the government headquarters, in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Romanians who live abroad are staging an anti-government protest calling on the left-wing government to resign and an early election.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
August 13, 2018 - 1:05 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Israel's embassy on Monday protested to the Romanian government after four Israeli tourists were allegedly dragged out of a taxi and beaten by riot police in Bucharest during a violent anti-corruption protest. The embassy described the Friday night attack as "unacceptable...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2018, file photo, police officers guard a cordon around a police tent covering a supermarket car park pay machine near the spot where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found critically ill following exposure to the Russian-developed nerve agent Novichok in Salisbury, England. The United States will impose sanctions on Russia for the country’s use of a nerve agent in an assassination attempt on a former Russian spy and his daughter. The State Department says Aug. 8, sanctions will be imposed on Russia as the country used chemical or biological weapons in violation of international law.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
August 09, 2018 - 9:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. sanctions against Russia over nerve agent poisoning in Britain (all times local): 9 a.m. Russia says it is considering retaliatory measures to new U.S. sanctions over the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in the English city of Salisbury. Russian Foreign Ministry...
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Zimbabwe Electoral Commission chairwoman Qhubani Moyo, center, announces the results of the presidential elections in Harare, Zimbabwe, Friday Aug. 3, 2018. Emmerson Mnangagwa, of ZANU-PF party was declared winner in the first vote after the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
August 02, 2018 - 7:43 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's election (all times local): 1:40 a.m. The streets of Zimbabwe's capital are quiet with a heavy presence of military and police after President Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared the winner of Monday's election. While the vote was peaceful, a military...
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Opposition MDC party supporters protest in the streets of Harare during clashes with police Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. Hundreds of angry opposition supporters outside Zimbabwe's electoral commission were met by riot police firing tear gas as the country awaited the results of Monday's presidential election, the first after the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. (AP Photo/Mujahid Safodien)
August 01, 2018 - 4:18 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's election (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Zimbabwe's president is urging political leaders to advocate for peace "as this day that ended in tragedy comes to a close." President Emmerson Mnangagwa is tweeting not long after he blamed the opposition for...
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July 30, 2018 - 5:28 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Four tourists traveling through Tajikistan on bicycles were killed when a driver allegedly rammed his car into them and joined his passengers in going after the cyclists with knives, U.S. and Tajik officials said Monday. Authorities in the ex-Soviet republic in Central Asia were...
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July 30, 2018 - 12:58 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on a hit-and-run crash that killed four cyclists in Tajikistan (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Tajikistan's top police official says one of the foreign cyclists who was hit by a car during a weekend hit-and-run "attack" also sustained knife wounds. A car plowed into a group of...
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