US to send security envoy, commerce secretary to ASEAN meet

Asia & Pacific 10/30/19, 03:08

U.S. national security adviser Robert C. O'Brien and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will represent President Donald Trump at two regional summits in Thailand this weekend, the White House announced, a move that would widely be viewed in the region as a snub. The decision to send O'Brien, who is a presidential ...

Helicopter rescues climbers from near Mount Rainier summit

U.S. 06/06/19, 15:03

A helicopter crew has rescued four climbers from near the summit of Mount Rainier after they had been stranded on the Cascade Mountain peak in Washington for several days.The National Park Service said in a statement the climbers were suffering from exposure and being taken to local hospitals. Rescuers in ...

Top North Korean official reappears days after purge report

Asia & Pacific 06/02/19, 21:42

A senior North Korean official who had been reported as purged over the failed nuclear summit with Washington was shown in state media on Monday enjoying a concert alongside leader Kim Jong Un. North Korean publications on Monday showed Kim Yong Chol sitting near a clapping Kim Jong Un and other ...

Update: Lawmakers want to choose EU Commission head

Europe 05/28/19, 06:16

The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local):12:45 p.m.European Parliament President Antonio Tajani says the legislature believes the new head of the EU executive Commission should be chosen from the candidates put forward by the political groupings in the parliament.That could put the legislature at odds with some ...

Update: Cyprus seeks EU support against Turkey drilling

Europe 05/09/19, 05:35

The Latest on the European Union summit in Romania (all times local):12:30 p.m.Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades is seeking support from other European Union leaders at an informal summit in Romania against Turkey's bid to drill for hydrocarbons in waters where the Mediterranean island nation has exclusive economic rights.A child walks ...

Herzog says Gorbachev documentary has a ‘subversive message’

Entertainment 05/04/19, 14:47

Werner Herzog says there's a "subversive message" to his new documentary "Meeting Gorbachev": Talk to your geopolitical enemies.Herzog interviewed former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev three times in a six-month span to make the new film. He highlights Gorbachev's leadership during the reunification of Herzog's native Germany as well as ...

Poland, others mark 15 years in EU amid far-right protests

Europe 05/01/19, 12:20

Poland and other nations marked the 15th anniversary of their membership in the European Union with a leaders' summit in Warsaw, while far-right critics celebrated the occasion with protests Wednesday against the 28-nation bloc.Besides Poland, other countries that joined the EU on May 1, 2004, were Cyprus, the Czech Republic, ...

Thousands march on May Day, demand better working conditions

Europe 05/01/19, 01:37

Thousands of trade union members and activists are marking May Day by marching through Asia's capitals and demanding better working conditions and expanding labor rights.A South Korean major umbrella trade union has issued a joint statement with a North Korean workers' organization calling for the Koreas to push ahead with ...

Kosovo: EU “too weak” to steer talks with Serbia

Europe 04/29/19, 11:49

Kosovo's president is ruling out any prospect of an agreement on his country's relations with Serbia without the participation of the United States, saying Monday that the European Union is "too weak and disunited" to steer negotiations between the feuding Balkan neighbors on its own. Hashim Thaci's comments came after a ...

Kim Jong Un visits war memorial following summit with Putin

Europe 04/25/19, 21:46

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has attended a wreath-laying ceremony at a war memorial near the headquarters of the Russian Navy's Pacific Fleet as he wrapped up his visit to the Russian Far East following a summit with President Vladimir Putin.Kim arrived at the memorial in Vladivostok on Friday. ...

Japan’s Abe talks trade with EU chiefs ahead of US visit

Europe 04/25/19, 11:13

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and top European Union officials are discussing trade, bilateral ties and North Korea, on the latest leg of Abe's international tour to prepare for the G-20 summit in June.The Japanese premier, EU Council President Donald Tusk and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker are likely Thursday ...

At Kim-Putin summit, hearty handshakes

World 04/25/19, 03:46

The ambiance was friendly. Nice, comfy seats. An exchange of polite welcomes. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin chatted before the start of their first summit, which began Thursday in the Far East port city of Vladivostok. With so little else to go on, it's a common ...

Putin hosts Kim for talks on North Korean nuclear standoff

Europe 04/25/19, 00:02

Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down for talks Thursday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying the summit should help plan joint efforts to resolve a standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear program. Speaking at the start of the talks at a university on the Russky Island across a bridge from Vladivostok, ...

Update: Kim, Putin to meet Thursday in Russia’s Far East

Europe 04/23/19, 08:30

The Latest on Kim-Putin meeting (all times local): 4:25 p.m. A Kremlin adviser says that President Vladimir Putin will meet the North Korean leader in Russia's Far East on Thursday. FILE - This combination file photo, shows Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, in St. Petersburg, Russia, April 9, 2019, and North Korean leader ...

Preparations underway for Kim-Putin summit in Russia

Europe 04/23/19, 02:25

Preparations are underway for a summit between the leader of North Korea and Russia's president.The Kremlin confirmed earlier this month that Kim Jong Un would meet with President Putin before the end of the month but has not named the place or date, citing security concerns.Russia's port city of Vladivostok ...

At US-Mexico CEO summit, leaders optimistic amid uncertainty

Business 04/12/19, 16:59

Business and political leaders from the U.S. and Mexico gathered Friday to promote greater trade at a time when actions by both governments have rattled investors, expressing optimism despite times of uncertainty and tensions over the border and illegal immigration. Investment in Mexico has been cool pending passage of the new ...

EU, Balkan state ministers discuss EU enlargement process

Europe 04/12/19, 07:42

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says that nations in the western Balkans aspiring to join the European Union should be given a clear pathway to membership but urged them to solve their conflicts, including those lingering from the wars of the 1990s.Maas was speaking Friday in Warsaw at a conference ...

China’s PM Li seeks to reassure Europe at Croatia summit

Europe 04/12/19, 04:40

China's prime minister has promised that Beijing will respect European standards and fair trade, seeking to allay concerns that it's flouting EU competition rules with huge investments on the continent.Opening an annual summit of Eastern and Central European nations and China, Li Keqiang said "we intend to fully respect European ...

Susan Rice says she won’t challenge GOP Sen. Collins in 2020

U.S. 04/11/19, 17:45

Susan Rice, who served as national security adviser under President Barack Obama, won't be challenging Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine in 2020.Rice told former Obama administration official Alyssa Mastromonaco at the 10th annual Women in the World Summit on Thursday in New York that she loves Maine and that ...

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