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Stories with subject: Embassies
  • US State Dept. employee faces cyberstalking, hacking charges 
    Updated: May-21-15 6:47 pm

    ATLANTA - A U.S. State Department employee is accused of sending threatening emails to college-aged women in the U.S. from his computer at the U.S. Embassy in London, authorities said.

  • US, Cuba push to finalize talks on re-establishing embassies story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-21-15 3:06 pm

    WASHINGTON - American and Cuban officials were trying Thursday to complete talks to re-establish embassies in each other's capitals after a half-century interruption. Many differences appeared close to being resolved.

  • US group: Foreign authors censored in China without knowing 
    Updated: May-20-15 8:41 pm

    WASHINGTON - A U.S.-based advocacy group is warning Western authors to be vigilant of censorship of their work in China's fast-growing book publishing industry, which is sometimes done without their knowledge.

  • US, Cuba announce new round of diplomatic talks 
    Updated: May-15-15 3:31 am

    HAVANA - The U.S and Cuba say they will hold a new round of talks next Thursday in an attempt to remove barriers to the reopening of embassies in Washington and Havana.

  • Bin Laden top aide faces sentencing in embassy bombing case 
    Updated: May-14-15 1:57 pm

    NEW YORK - Defense lawyers are urging a federal judge to sentence a former top aide to Osama bin Laden to less than life in prison for his conviction in the deadly 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa while prosecutors are calling for a life term, saying he has "grossly miscast himself as an opponent of violence."

  • Spain: Diplomat probed in Brazil killing could lose immunity 
    Updated: May-13-15 5:58 pm

    MADRID - Spain's foreign minister said Wednesday that the security chief for the country's embassy in Brazil, under investigation in his wife's death, could lose diplomatic immunity if the probe determines that the case is domestic violence.

  • Obama's pick to be US ambassador to Somalia withdraws 
    Updated: May-11-15 4:57 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's pick to be the first American ambassador to Somalia in nearly 25 years has withdrawn her nomination, the White House told lawmakers on Monday, an unexpected suspension in U.S. plans to deepen ties with the African nation plagued by violence and instability.

  • US inconsistent in pressing China's banks on secrecy 
    Updated: May-11-15 6:23 am

    SHANGHAI - Counterfeiters use several of China's largest state banks as safe havens, relying on them to process credit card payments or move money beyond the reach of law enforcement in the United States, where many fake products are sold online. But the U.S. government has not taken a clear stand on whether to push Chinese banks to be more cooperative in tracing and seizing counterfeiters' money.

  • US concerned China behind cyberattack on US sites 
    Updated: May-08-15 8:10 pm

    WASHINGTON - The United States voiced concern Friday over a report that China manipulated international Internet traffic intended for a major Chinese Web service company and used it for a cyberattack on U.S. sites.

  • Argentina criticizes holdout funds for embassy asset freeze 
    Updated: May-08-15 5:25 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina is sharply criticizing a group of investment funds in the U.S. for freezing assets in the South American country's embassy in Belgium.

  • Uruguayans frustrated by protest of ex-Guantanamo detainees story has photos
    Updated: May-08-15 8:44 am

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Andrea Sastre doesn't mince words when it comes to the four former Guantanamo detainees camping in front of the U.S. Embassy in an increasingly bitter protest. Their grievances run the gamut, from demands that America compensate them to frustration over not being able to subscribe to Netflix in their adopted home.

  • Correction: Vietnam 40th-Last Marines Out story 
    Updated: May-08-15 6:18 am

    HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam - In a story April 30 about the last Marines to leave Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War, The Associated Press incorrectly reported that Cpl. Charles McMahon and Lance Cpl. Darwin Judge were the last U.S. servicemen to die in the war. They were the last U.S. service members killed by enemy fire in the country. At least six others died later as part of the war, either at sea off the coast of Vietnam or in Cambodia.

  • AP Exclusive: Chinese banks a haven for web counterfeits 
    Updated: May-07-15 9:25 pm

    SHANGHAI - Kim Sbarcea knew exactly what she wanted. She typed "Tiffany Elsa Peretti mesh earrings" into Google and chanced upon a pair of the $450 earrings for - deal of deals! - $32.

  • Japan zoo apologizes for naming newborn monkey Charlotte story has photos
    Updated: May-07-15 11:56 am

    TOKYO - A Japanese zoo has apologized after being criticized for naming a baby monkey Charlotte, the name of the newborn British princess.

  • US citizen charged with weapons possession in Mexico 
    Updated: May-05-15 5:31 pm

    MEXICO CITY - A U.S. man was charged with illegal arms possession after he was arrested while driving in Mexico City, authorities said Tuesday.

  • Two decades after 'Black Hawk Down,' Kerry visits Somalia story has photos
    Updated: May-05-15 1:08 pm

    MOGADISHU, Somalia - Two decades after dead American soldiers were dragged through the streets of Mogadishu, John Kerry on Tuesday became the first secretary of state to set foot in Somalia, a symbolic visit to show support for the African nation's fledgling government and the United States' readiness to move past a dark chapter in its history.

  • Report: 'Legal firewall' shields Chinese firms from lawsuits 
    Updated: May-05-15 8:04 am

    WASHINGTON - Chinese companies are shielding themselves from lawsuits in America, denying U.S. businesses and investors their day in court, a report from a federal watchdog says.

  • Former CIA leader defends drone strikes, torture 
    Updated: May-04-15 2:57 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama ordered a barrage of CIA drone strikes in Yemen in 2013 that killed the al-Qaida operatives behind the most serious plotting against American interests in years, a former CIA leader says in a new memoir that broadly defends the targeted killing of terrorists.

  • US gives $45 million to help Kenya with refugee crisis story has photos
    Updated: May-04-15 12:56 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - The United States said Monday it will give $45 million to help Kenya deal with an increasingly complex refugee crisis in a region long defined by Somalia's endemic violence, but where war in nearby Yemen is now creating conditions so dire that some people are even fleeing to Somalia.

  • US seeks to compensate victims of Sudan, Iran and Cuba 
    Updated: May-01-15 2:34 pm

    NEW YORK - The U.S. government announced a system Friday to compensate people harmed by Sudan, Iran and Cuba using some of the $8.9 billion forfeited by France's largest bank for violating U.S. economic sanctions by processing transactions for clients in blacklisted countries.

  • Texas mom anxiously awaits return of daughter from Nepal 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 6:49 pm

    MERIT, Texas - In earthquake-ravaged Nepal, Danielle Banks waits in the relative safety of the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu.

  • Liberians appeal to international community on trafficking story has photos
    Updated: Apr-28-15 2:59 pm

    MONROVIA, Liberia - Protesters gathered Tuesday in front of the U.S. Embassy in Liberia's capital, asking the American government to put pressure on Liberian officials to bring back some 60 Liberian young women allegedly trafficked into Lebanon between 2011 and 2012.

  • Police: Pakistan guard shoots, kills himself at US Consulate 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 8:01 am

    LAHORE, Pakistan - A Pakistani private guard shot and killed himself Tuesday in front of the U.S. Consulate in the eastern city of Lahore, police said.

  • As war rages at home, thousands from Yemen stranded in Egypt 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 5:20 am

    CAIRO - As a Shiite rebel offensive and Saudi-led airstrikes rage on in Yemen, thousands of Yemenis remain stuck in Egypt, unable to return home.

  • Uruguay urges ex-Guantanamo detainees to sign for housing story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-15 7:38 pm

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Uruguay's foreign minister said Monday that six former Guantanamo Bay detainees resettled here will be out of a house and off public assistance unless they agree to terms they have so far rejected, the latest in an increasingly public battle over who is financially responsible for the men and for how long.