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Stories with person: John Kirby
  • Parliament group regrets Russian speaker's no show 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 8:20 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The Inter-Parliamentary Union expressed regret Friday that the speaker of Russia's upper house of Parliament will not be attending a world congress at the United Nations next week, apparently because of issues with her visa to the United States.

  • US criticizes Maldives' return of former president to prison 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 4:35 pm

    WASHINGTON - The United States is calling for the Maldives government to release former President Mohamed Nasheed after he was sent back to prison from house arrest this week.

  • Watchdog: US Ambassador Kennedy used private email story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 3:44 pm

    WASHINGTON - Senior staff at the U.S. Embassy to Japan, including Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, have used personal email accounts for official business, an internal watchdog said in a report Tuesday. Some emails contained sensitive information.

  • Ukrainian filmmaker sentenced to 20 years by Russian court story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 1:11 pm

    ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia - A Russian military court convicted a prominent Ukrainian filmmaker on Tuesday of conspiring to commit terror attacks and sentenced him to 20 years in prison in what critics called a politically motivated show trial.

  • South Korea turns off propaganda as Koreas reach deal story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-25-15 12:44 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - After 40-plus-hours of talks, North and South Korea on Tuesday pulled back from the brink with an accord that allows both sides to save face and, for the moment, avert the bloodshed they've been threatening each other with for weeks.

  • The Latest: Seoul to halt broadcasts; N Korea shows regret story has photos
    Updated: Aug-24-15 2:59 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - The latest on the tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local):

  • Cuban doctors fleeing Venezuela protest for US visas story has photos
    Updated: Aug-22-15 4:59 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - About 100 Cuban doctors who deserted a medical mission in Venezuela and have been stranded for months in Colombia seeking entry into the U.S. staged a protest Saturday to draw attention to their plight.

  • Grisly killing becomes political battleground in Venezuela 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 5:50 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - The grisly slaying of a woman has become yet another political flashpoint in hyper-polarized Venezuela, with supporters and opponents of the country's socialist administration each saying the killers were working for the other side.

  • South Sudan president to sign peace deal in days, US says 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 3:50 pm

    KAMPALA, Uganda - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has assured U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that he would sign a peace deal with his rival within days, the State Department said Wednesday, as fighting resumed in parts of the country.

  • US: Patriot pullout from Turkey reflects weaker Syria 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 4:35 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. decided to pull its Patriot missile defense force out of Turkey mainly because it sees a declining Syrian military threat, including a depleted stockpile of Scud missiles capable of striking Turkish territory, the Pentagon said Monday.

  • AP Exclusive: Cuba dissidents won't attend US Embassy event story has photos
    Updated: Aug-12-15 6:48 pm

    WASHINGTON - Cuban dissidents, so long the center of U.S. policy toward the island, won't be invited to Secretary of State John Kerry's historic flag-raising at the U.S. Embassy in Havana on Friday, vividly illustrating how U.S. policy is shifting focus to its single-party government. Kerry intends to meet more quietly with prominent activists later in the day, officials said.