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Biden plans to welcome Kenyan president to White House for state visit in May

Feb. 16, 2024 14:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to welcome Kenyan President William Ruto to the White House in May, hosting a state visit after reneging on his promise to visit Africa last year. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre announced Friday that the visit set for May...

Myanmar's resistance forces suggest terms for the military's eventual handover of power

Jan. 31, 2024 22:44 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s leading resistance group and allied ethnic armed groups battling the military government on Wednesday released a political road map to ending military rule and enabling a peaceful transition of power, saying they were open to peace talks with the army if it accepted...

Denmark's King Frederik X visits Poland in his first trip abroad as monarch

Jan. 31, 2024 09:25 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — King Frederik X of Denmark began his first trip abroad as monarch Wednesday with a three-day visit to Poland that is focused on promoting his country's businesses and climate policies. Frederik, who was proclaimed king on Jan. 14, received a red-carpet welcome...

France's Macron gets a ceremonial welcome in Sweden at the start of a 2-day state visit

Jan. 30, 2024 09:29 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron was welcomed Tuesday with pomp and ceremony at the start of a two-day state visit to Sweden during which he met with Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and the Scandinavian country’s monarch, King Carl XVI Gustaf. Macron and his wife,...

Cyprus government unveils support measures for breakaway Turkish Cypriots ahead of UN envoy's visit

Jan. 26, 2024 13:05 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The government of ethnically split Cyprus on Friday promised breakaway Turkish Cypriots a package of measures aimed at winning their trust ahead of a renewed United Nations attempt to revive long-dormant peace talks. It includes promises to expedite...

Chinese vice foreign minister visits North Korea in latest diplomacy between countries

Jan. 25, 2024 22:09 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday it was hosting a visit by a Chinese government delegation led by Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong, as it continues its efforts to strengthen ties with Beijing and Moscow in the face of deepening confrontations with Washington. The...

Colombia extends cease-fire with FARC splinter group in bid to reduce rural violence

Jan. 15, 2024 15:15 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s government has extended a cease-fire with the FARC-EMC rebel group that was set to expire this week, as both sides hold peace talks in Bogota in an effort to reduce violence in rural parts of the country. The cease-fire will now last until July...

Onetime ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat to release book this spring, 'The Art of Diplomacy'

Jan. 09, 2024 11:31 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former diplomat and White House aide Stuart E. Eizenstat has a book out this spring on some of the country's most consequential treaties and other international accords. Publisher Rowman & Littlefield will release “The Art of Diplomacy: How American...

UN chief names a new envoy to scope out the chances of reviving Cyprus peace talks

Jan. 05, 2024 14:45 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday named a former Colombian foreign minister as his personal envoy to scope out the chances of reviving talks to resolve Cyprus’ ethnic divide, an issue that has defied international diplomacy for nearly five decades. ...

Sudan paramilitary leader says he's committed to cease-fire, but no progress on proposed peace talks

Jan. 04, 2024 22:35 PM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Sudanese paramilitary leader Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo said Thursday he was committed to a cease-fire to end the devastating war that has wrecked his country, even as fighting continues and there has been no progress on proposed peace talks between Dagalo and...