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France's Macron lands 1st state visit of Biden's presidency

Sep. 26, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron will travel to Washington in early December for the first state visit of President Joe Biden's tenure, an occasion marked by pomp and pageantry that is designed to celebrate relations between the United States and its closest allies. ...

Pope laments missed chance to improve ties with China

Sep. 15, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis said Thursday that he didn’t understand China but respected it, as another opportunity to improve ties came and went when the pope and Chinese president were within a few miles (kilometers) of one another in Kazakhstan but didn’t meet. ...

Xi to visit central Asia in 1st trip abroad since pandemic

Sep. 12, 2022 05:03 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's leader Xi Jinping will travel to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan starting Wednesday in his first trip abroad since the early days of the pandemic two years ago. China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a short statement Monday that Xi will attend a meeting of...

From Eisenhower to Biden, queen met every US president but 1

Sep. 09, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Horseback riding with Ronald Reagan. Yachting with Bill Clinton. Sipping tea with Joe Biden. Queen Elizabeth II, who died Thursday at age 96, had met every American president since Dwight Eisenhower, with the exception of Lyndon Johnson, who did not visit Britain...

East Timorese leader flies to Australia for critical talks

Sep. 06, 2022 06:12 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — East Timor’s President Jose Ramos-Horta arrived in Australia on Tuesday for a state visit as negotiations over lucrative gas resources reach a critical stage for his impoverished nation. The East Timorese are gaining confidence that they can break a...

Marcos flying to Indonesia, Singapore on first foreign trip

Sep. 02, 2022 07:35 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will travel to Indonesia and Singapore on his first overseas trip since taking office in June to strengthen security ties and discuss problems confronting the region, including strife in Myanmar, officials said Friday. ...