International Law

BEIJING | China protests over US warship sighting as trade talks start

BEIJING—Jan 07, 2019— Chinese and American officials began talks Monday aimed at ending a bruising tariffs battle between the world’s two biggest economies, as Beijing complained over the sighting of a U.S. warship in what it said were Chinese waters. It was unclear if the ruckus over the warship might disrupt the working level talks … Continue reading BEIJING | China protests over US warship sighting as trade talks start

MOSCOW | Correction: Russia-US-Spying story

MOSCOW — Jan 07, 2019—In a story Jan. 6 about the detention of an American citizen in Moscow on suspicion of spying, The Associated Press misidentified a Russian arrested by the United States as Sergei Makarenko. The man’s name is Dmitry Makarenko. A corrected version of the story is below: Russia: Too early to consider … Continue reading MOSCOW | Correction: Russia-US-Spying story

HONG KONG | US carrier in Hong Kong after bombers fly over S. China Sea

HONG KONG — A U.S. aircraft carrier docked in Hong Kong on Wednesday, days after a pair of American B-52 bombers flew over the disputed South China Sea. The arrival of the USS Ronald Reagan and its battle group in the Asian financial hub comes after China rejected a similar request by another U.S. Navy … Continue reading HONG KONG | US carrier in Hong Kong after bombers fly over S. China Sea

WASHINGTON | China, US sparring continues over South China Sea

WASHINGTON— China bluntly told the United States to stop sending ships and military aircraft close to islands claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea, during talks that set the stage for a meeting between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping later this month. The U.S. pushed back Friday, insisting it will continue to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | China, US sparring continues over South China Sea

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Iran minister unhappy with OPEC committee stance

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Latest on the situation in Iran after the re-imposition of all American sanctions on the country (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Iran’s oil minister has written a letter to the OPEC chief, asking that the so-called Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee — which consists of all OPEC and non-OPEC countries … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Iran minister unhappy with OPEC committee stance

UNITED NATIONS | Iran says US wants to overthrow govt, rejects two-way talks

UNITED NATIONS— Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States on Tuesday of trying to overthrow his government, rejecting bilateral talks after President Donald Trump denounced Iran’s leaders and predicted stepped-up U.S. sanctions would get Tehran to negotiate over its nuclear program. Addressing world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly, Rouhani accused the Trump administration … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | Iran says US wants to overthrow govt, rejects two-way talks

GENEVA | Experts air new concerns about UN response to Myanmar crisis

GENEVA  — U.N.-backed investigators who examined a bloody crackdown by Myanmar security forces that caused hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh issued a searing critique Tuesday of the United Nations’ own response to the human rights crisis. In a 432-page report, the members of a fact-finding mission on Myanmar fleshed … Continue reading GENEVA | Experts air new concerns about UN response to Myanmar crisis

PRESEVO, Serbia | The Latest: EU says no breakthrough in Serbia, Kosovo talks

PRESEVO, Serbia— The Latest on diplomatic talks between Serbia and Kosovo (all times local): 1:55 p.m. The European Union‘s top diplomat says she’s concluded separate talks with the leaders of Serbia and Kosovo but that there has been no breakthrough in normalizing their strained relations. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Friday after meetings … Continue reading PRESEVO, Serbia | The Latest: EU says no breakthrough in Serbia, Kosovo talks