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Stories with subject: Embassies
  • Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 12:47 pm
  • KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan government security guard opened fire Thursday on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said.

  • Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter' 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 11:43 am
  • SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - The Costa Rican government says it's waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it improperly devised a secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the two countries' diplomatic relations.

  • Anti-Obama protesters clash with police in Manila 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 4:59 am
  • MANILA, Philippines - Police armed with truncheons, shields and a fire hose clashed Wednesday with more than 100 left-wing activists who rallied at the U.S. Embassy in Manila to oppose a visit by President Barack Obama and an expected security pact that would increase the American military presence in the Philippines.

  • UN committee takes no action on Iran envoy dispute 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:28 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - A U.N. committee took no action Tuesday on the U.S. refusal to grant a visa to Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations after hearing from both sides.

  • FBI investigates suspected serial child molester 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 6:02 pm
  • MINNEAPOLIS - The FBI asked for the public's help Tuesday to identify at least 90 potential victims of a suspected child predator who worked at 10 American and other international schools abroad for more than four decades before committing suicide last month in Minnesota.

  • UN envoy raises possibility of Somali withdrawal 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 3:33 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The top United Nations envoy to Somalia warned Tuesday that the U.N. and other foreign diplomats may have to withdraw from the war-ravaged nation if they continue to be attacked.

  • Court to look at 'born in Jerusalem' passport case 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 10:41 am
  • WASHINGTON - Confronting an issue fraught with Middle East politics, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear for the second time a passport dispute centering on whether Americans born in Jerusalem may list their place of birth as Israel.

  • APNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 11:46 am
  • WASHINGTON - Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking.

  • Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:00 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. But the president says he's only treating the legislation as guidance.

  • Va. base to be home for embassy training center 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:17 pm
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - Members of Virginia's congressional delegation say Fort Pickett will be the home of a training center for U.S. diplomatic personnel assigned to high-threat areas around the globe.

  • NKorea complains over barber's Kim Jong Un poster 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:01 pm
  • LONDON - North Korea has made a diplomatic appeal to the British government to get a London salon out of its hair.

  • Gunmen abduct Jordanian ambassador in Libya 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:02 am
  • TRIPOLI, Libya - Masked gunmen abducted the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital early Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of abductions in the North African nation still plagued by lawlessness more than two years after the ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

  • Iran rejects naming new UN envoy after US refusal 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 1:37 pm
  • TEHRAN, Iran - Iran rejected naming a new diplomat Saturday to represent it at the United Nations, with one lawmaker urging the Islamic Republic to stand up to "bullying" from the U.S., which has rejected granting its pick a visa.

  • 2016 campaign checklist: Jeb Bush 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:34 pm
  • A look at preparations by former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., for a potential 2016 presidential campaign:

  • Italian diplomat on abuse charge in Philippines 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 10:40 am
  • MANILA, Philippines - Philippine police said Monday they have detained a vacationing Italian diplomat and filed complaints of human trafficking and child abuse after he was allegedly found in the company of three underage boys at a resort.

  • Uganda: Police raid US project that assisted gays 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 1:59 pm
  • KAMPALA, Uganda - Ugandan police raided the offices of a United States-funded project known to offer AIDS services to homosexuals, a government spokesman said Friday, in what appeared to be the first public action by police to enforce a new law that strengthened criminal penalties against gay sex.

  • Labor protest sparks clashes in Brussels 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 11:07 am
  • BRUSSELS - Belgian police used water cannon and pepper spray on protesters who had showered them with oranges and cobblestones during a demonstration Friday by labor unions demanding a better deal for Europe's working men and women.

  • Nigella Lawson stopped from boarding plane to US 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 1:01 pm
  • LONDON - Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, who acknowledged last year that she had occasionally used cocaine, was denied permission to board a flight to the United States over the weekend, the U.S. Embassy said.

  • Israel's foreign ministry ends strike 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 3:18 pm
  • JERUSALEM - Israel's foreign ministry workers have ended their strike that shut embassies worldwide and cast doubt on the upcoming trip to Israel by Pope Francis.

  • US ambassador to India resigns 1 week before vote 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 12:55 am
  • NEW DELHI - The American ambassador to India said she has resigned and will retire before the end of May, ending a two-year tenure after the strip-search of an Indian diplomat in New York City badly damaged U.S.-India ties.

  • US seeking buyers for old military equipment 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 2:18 pm
  • KABUL, Afghanistan - The United States is trying to sell or dispose of billions of dollars in military hardware, including sophisticated and highly specialized mine resistant vehicles as it packs up to leave Afghanistan after 13 years of war, officials said Monday.

  • Seder planned in Nepal missing Passover supplies 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 10:34 am
  • NEW YORK - There's a Passover crisis brewing in an unlikely location: Katmandu, Nepal.

  • Seder planned in Nepal missing Passover supplies 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 10:31 am
  • NEW YORK - There's a Passover crisis brewing in an unlikely location: Katmandu, Nepal.

  • Palestinian envoy's death not from safe explosion 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 9:55 am
  • PRAGUE - The explosion that killed the ambassador at the Palestinian Embassy complex in Prague was not caused by a booby-trapped safe as previously believed, Czech investigators said Monday.

  • In new row, Israel at odds with US over visas 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 11:26 am
  • TEL AVIV, Israel - With the United States irked at Israel over its settlement policies and the lack of progress in peace talks, an obscure diplomatic classification has emerged as a new sticking point between the two close allies.