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Macron begins the first state visit to Germany by a French president in 24 years

May. 26, 2024 13:18 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday started the first state visit to Germany by a French head of state in 24 years, a three-day trip meant to underline the strong ties between the European Union's traditional leading powers ahead of European Parliament elections in which far-right...

Biden thanks Kenya's Ruto for sending police to Haiti and defends keeping US forces from the mission

May. 23, 2024 19:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday expressed deep appreciation to Kenyan President William Ruto for the coming deployment of Kenyan police forces to help quell gang violence in Haiti and he defended his decision to withhold American forces from the mission in the beleaguered...

Biden is honoring Kenya with state visit as the East African nation prepares to send police to Haiti

May. 22, 2024 19:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden welcomed Kenyan President William Ruto to the White House for a three-day state visit and designating the East African nation a major non-NATO ally as it prepares to deploy forces to Haiti as part of U.N.-led effort to address the security crisis in the...

South Sudan government and rebel groups sign 'commitment' for peace in ongoing peace talks in Kenya

May. 16, 2024 14:50 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The government of South Sudan and rebel opposition groups on Thursday signed a “commitment declaration” for peace during high-level mediation talks in Kenya, described as key step in efforts to end the conflict in South Sudan that has long crippled its economy. ...

Russia's Vladimir Putin meets with China's leader Xi Jinping while on state visit to China

May. 15, 2024 23:17 PM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — Russia's Vladimir Putin meets with China's leader Xi Jinping while on state visit to China.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin arrives in China for a state visit in a show of unity between the authoritarian allies

May. 15, 2024 17:02 PM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — Russia's President Vladimir Putin arrives in China for a state visit in a show of unity between the authoritarian allies.

Chances of Cyprus peace talks restart look dimmer as Turkish Cypriot leader sees no common ground

May. 15, 2024 14:56 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Chances of restarting formal talks to mend Cyprus’ decades-long ethnic division appeared dimmer Wednesday as the leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots told a U.N. envoy that he saw no common ground with Greek Cypriots for a return to negotiations. ...

China says Russian President Vladimir Putin will make a 2-day state visit this week amid closer ties over Ukraine war

May. 14, 2024 03:27 AM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — China says Russian President Vladimir Putin will make a 2-day state visit this week amid closer ties over Ukraine war.

China's Xi leaves Hungary as he concludes a 5-day visit to Europe

May. 10, 2024 12:34 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping left Hungary on Friday, concluding a tour of three European nations meant to meant to reinforce China's growing influence on the continent. Xi's plane took off from Budapest airport on Friday evening, after five days in Europe...

Trump-affiliated group releases new national security book outlining possible second-term approach

May. 09, 2024 09:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Making future military aid to Ukraine contingent on the country participating in peace talks with Russia. Banning Chinese nationals from buying property within a 50-mile radius of U.S. government buildings. Filling the national security sector with acolytes of Donald Trump. ...