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FILE - Norwedian diplomat Dag Nylander talks during an interview with AFP in Cartagena, Colombia, on Sept. 25, 2016.
If there's a negotiated settlement to Venezuela's protracted crisis, it'll likely be reached with the help of a self-effacing, tight-lipped Scandinavian diplomat with a fondness for distance running. Dag Nylander is leading the exploratory talks between representatives of Nicolas Maduro and his opponents whose second round wrapped up this week in Norway. While there's no date for talks to resume and little is known what was discussed behind…
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono at the Iikura Guest House in Tokyo, Japan, May 31, 2019.  REUTERS/Issei Kato - RC1E93268440
Russia's Putin and Japan's Abe have agreed to discuss joint economic ventures to resolve a dispute over four Russian-held islands seized at the end of
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Mon, 06/10/2019 - 10:13
Photo taken by drone shows crosses at the American Normandy cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy. In the cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer, where 9,387 fallen U.S. fighters are buried, May 28, 2019.
World leaders will gather in solemn assembly next week above the sandy beaches of Normandy to mark the 75th anniversary of the world-changing D-Day invasion of France. It's typically a heartfelt tribute to alliance and sacrifice and a unified vow for enduring unity, outweighing any national or political skirmish of the moment. That's what has some U.S. veterans and others worried about President Donald Trump's attendance. The president has shown a repeated…
A diver prepares to dive to the wreckage under Margaret Bridge in Budapest, Hungary, May 31, 2019. Seven people are confirmed dead and seven have been rescued, while 21 people remain missing in the waters. A South Korean group on a package tour of Europe — including 30 tourists, two guides and a photographer— were on an hour-long sightseeing tour of Budapest when their boat collided with a Viking cruise ship during a downpour Wednesday evening. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)
Cruise ship captain arrested after a deadly collision that caused at least 7 deaths
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Mon, 06/10/2019 - 10:19
U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, left, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, address the media during a joint statement prior to a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, May 31, 2019.
In his first visit to Germany as U.S. secretary of state, Mike Pompeo met Friday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin for talks that focused on Iran and China.Merkel said ahead of the meeting that the United States continues to be Germany's most important partner outside of Europe, but on the issue of Iran, she made clear that Germany stands by the Iran nuclear deal despite the U.S. withdrawal from the agreement.  WATCH: Pompeo Seeks…
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Fri, 05/31/2019 - 08:20
A diver prepares to dive to the wreckage under Margaret Bridge in Budapest, Hungary, May 31, 2019.
Rescue crews in Budapest Friday are working to raise a sightseeing boat from the bottom of the Danube River, while searching for 21 people still missing after a cruise ship collided with the smaller tour boat late Wednesday.Seven people are confirmed dead and seven have been rescued All but two people on the boat were South Korean tourists.Hungary's state TV reported that all rescued people have been released from the hospital except one who is being treated for broken…
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Fri, 05/31/2019 - 07:25
The Saudi cargo ship Bahri Tabuk arrives in Fos-sur-Mer, France,  May 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
Incident reported by ACAT, a Christian organization against torture; pressure mounts on Paris to stop arms sales to the kingdom
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Thu, 06/06/2019 - 14:10