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Spanish king, Cuban president meet in Havana

Nov. 12, 2019 8:45 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Spanish King Felipe VI and Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel met Tuesday at the start of the first modern state visit to Cuba by a member of the royal family that once ruled the Caribbean island. The king and Queen Letizia began their official activities by offering a wreath at a...

Spanish king and queen arrive in Cuba for first royal visit

Nov. 11, 2019 9:19 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain arrived in Cuba on Monday night on the first state visit to the island by a Spanish royal. The couple disembarked in Havana at the start of a three-day visit to Cuba's capital and the eastern city of Santiago. The king and queen will tour historic...

Brazil's Bolsonaro arrives in UAE for first Arab world visit

Oct. 26, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has arrived in Abu Dhabi on his first state visit to the Arab world since assuming office. The Emirati state-run news agency says Bolsonaro arrived Saturday for a three-day visit and is due to open the Brazil-UAE Business Forum. He...

Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit UAE next week

Oct. 10, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates says Russian President Vladimir Putin will travel to their nation on Tuesday as part of a state visit. The state-run WAM news agency announced Putin's visit on Thursday. It said Putin would meet with Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince, Sheikh...

American, Australian luminaries gather at White House dinner

Sep. 20, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A glittering crowd of American and Australian luminaries gathered under the stars in the White House Rose Garden on Friday, resolutely "celebrating" even as serious matters of national security and presidential politics combined to cast a cloud over President Donald Trump. Not long before...

The Latest: Americans, Australians celebrate in Rose Garden

Sep. 20, 2019 10:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the state visit to the U.S. by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (all times local): 10:30 p.m. American and Australian luminaries gathered under the stars in the White House Rose Garden on Friday, resolutely "celebrating" even as serious matters of national security...

Green and gold for Australia at Trump's 2nd state dinner

Sep. 19, 2019 10:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will dine on filet of Dover sole under the stars in a Rose Garden arrayed in shades of green and gold in tribute to his country's national colors when President Donald Trump hosts his first state dinner in more than a year on Friday. Morrison is...

White House upgrade: First lady's done a lot with the place

Sep. 18, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — She's done a lot with the place. Like anyone who has ever spruced up their home, Melania Trump will have a few new touches to showcase Friday when guests visit the White House for only the second state dinner of the Trump presidency. There's refreshed wall fabric in the Red Room,...

White House upgrade: First lady's done a lot with the place

Sep. 17, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — She's done a lot with the place. Like anyone who has ever spruced up their home, Melania Trump will have a few new touches to showcase Friday when guests visit the White House for only the second state dinner of the Trump presidency. There's refreshed wall fabric in the Red Room,...

Australian leader preps for US trip featuring state dinner

Sep. 16, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said on Monday his upcoming official trip to the U.S. will include visits to New York, Chicago and Ohio, in addition to a state dinner at the White House. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he looks forward to meeting President Donald Trump and members...