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Pope's Central Europe visit tests his health and diplomacy

Sep. 11, 2021 03:39 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is making his first foreign trip since undergoing intestinal surgery in July, a four-day visit to Central Europe that will not only test his health but also provide one of the most awkward moments of his papacy — a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister...

Israeli prime minister heads to Washington to talk Iran

Aug. 24, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett departed Tuesday for his first state visit overseas since taking office, a two-day trip to Washington to meet with President Joe Biden and discuss regional rival Iran. The newly minted prime minister’s visit to...

Dutch royals see German parliament, Merkel on state visit

Jul. 06, 2021 07:52 AM EDT

The king and queen of the Netherlands visited the German parliament and had an appointment with Chancellor Angela Merkel on the second day of a three-day state visit to Germany. Parliament speaker Wolfgang Schaeuble welcomed King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima to the...

Dutch royals arrive in Germany for 3-day state visit

Jul. 05, 2021 07:27 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands on Monday started a three-day visit to Germany that was delayed from last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The royal couple were greeted with a 21-gun salute after landing at Berlin's...

In UAE visit, Israeli minister builds ties after Gaza war

Jun. 30, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Israeli's foreign minister acknowledged Wednesday during his first state visit to the United Arab Emirates that when tensions flare in Jerusalem, it reverberates across the region. “Nobody is denying the fact that tensions in...

New Israeli foreign minister in the UAE on 1st state visit

Jun. 29, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Israel’s foreign minister kicked off the highest-level visit by an Israeli official to the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, nine months after the two countries established relations in a deal brokered by the United States. Foreign...