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kenya police arrest us diplomat for fleeing accident scene


nairobi, kenya — a kenyan police official and a witness say a u.s. diplomat has been arrested for allegedly fleeing a scene of an accident after allegedly brandishing his gun at the other driver in the accident.robinson thuku, police chief in nairobi's central business district, said the diplomat was involved in an accident which he fled before police apprehended him and disarmed him. thuku said police are investigating the circumstances that led him to draw his gun "but the traffic offence is obvious." he said the diplomat was released on bail.an associated press photographer at the scene said police fired three times in the air when they stopped the diplomat.the public affairs office for the u.s. embassy in nairobi confirmed the arrest but denied that the diplomat brandished a weapon.






kenya police arrest us diplomat for fleeing accident scene


nairobi, kenya (ap) — a kenyan police official and a witness say a u.s. diplomat has been arrested for allegedly fleeing a scene of an accident after allegedly brandishing his gun at the other driver in the accident.robinson thuku, police chief in nairobi’s central business district, said the diplomat was involved in an accident which he fled before police apprehended him and disarmed him. thuku said police are investigating the circumstances that led him to draw his gun “but the traffic offence is obvious.” he said the diplomat was released on bail.an associated press photographer at the scene said police fired three times in the air when they stopped the diplomat.the public affairs office for the u.s. embassy in nairobi confirmed the arrest but denied that the diplomat brandished a weapo






new zealand expels u.s. diplomat


new zealand expelled a u.s. diplomat after the american embassy in wellington refused to waive his immunity in relation to a police investigation of a potentially serious crime, new zealand’s government said.“officials in wellington and our ambassador in washington, d.c. have clearly conveyed to the united states the expectation that foreign diplomats obey the law in new zealand and are seen to face justice in new zealand,” foreign...






un diplomat: security council to meet trump at white house


united nations (ap) — the u.n. security council will visit washington later this month and meet president donald trump at the white house, a council diplomat said wednesday.during the april 24 visit the 15 members of the u.n.’s most powerful body will also meet congressional leaders, the diplomat said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the trip hasn’t been officially announced.council members have also asked for a briefing by white house envoy jason greenblatt, who is charged with trying to restart israeli-palestinian peace talks that collapsed over two years ago, the diplomat said.two issues certain to be on the agenda during the meetings, in addition to global hotspots including syria and north korea, are reports that trump wants major cuts to the u.n. budget and reforms at the






chinese diplomat meets trump, holds white house talks


washington—china’s top diplomat briefly met president donald trump on monday during a visit to washington that comes as the two countries move to improve relations roiled by mr. trump’s harsh campaign stances toward beijing.state councilor yang jiechi became the highest-ranking chinese official to meet with administration officials since mr. trump took office. his visit also comes as mr. trump charts a course on north korea policy...






former chinese top diplomat qian qichen dies at age 90


beijing — chinese state media say a former vice premier and top diplomat who oversaw the handover of hong kong from britain to china has died in beijing at the age of 90.citing an official statement, xinhua news agency said wednesday that qian qichen died of an unspecified illness on tuesday night.the shanghai-born veteran diplomat was chairman of a committee china appointed to prepare for hong kong's change of sovereignty in 1997.qian was also the country's top foreign affairs official in 2001 when relations with the united states took a steep downturn after a u.s. navy surveillance plane collided with a chinese fighter jet over the south china sea. the chinese plane crashed, killing the pilot.xinhua said qian was "an outstanding leader in diplomacy of the country."






top u.s. diplomat’s first asia trip comes amid tensions over north korea


president donald trump’s top diplomat will visit japan on wednesday followed by stops in south korea and china, a vital trip for an administration that has sent mixed signals to a region facing new risks. on the eve of secretary of state rex tillerson’s first official trip to asia, the administration signaled a shift away from president barack obama’s “rebalancing” policy of focusing more resources on allies and partners in asia,...






afghan diplomat s dead inside karachi consulate


an afghan diplomat has been s dead by a private security guard at the country's consulate in pakistan's southern city of karachi.the killed diplomat was zaki adu, a third political secretary based at the consulate, hamid hamdard, an afghan diplomat at the emb y in islamabad, told al jazeera.a local police official told the reuters news agency that the guard, an afghan national, "used his automatic weapon, firing multiple bullets".another police official told reporters that the shooting appeared to be the result of a personal dispute.afghan amb ador to pakistan omar zakhilwal confirmed the shooting on his official facebook account."firing inside afg consulate general in karachi at around 12:30 pm today ... has been carried out by an afghan guard inside the compound resulting in fatality of






top u.s. diplomat in china quits over withdrawal from paris climate accord


beijing—the top-ranking u.s. diplomat in beijing resigned over president donald trump’s decision to withdraw from the paris climate accord, depleting already thinned-out state department ranks and depriving washington of one of its most experienced china hands. david rank, a 27-year veteran of the state department, has been running the embassy in beijing as chargé d’affairs since january. he had been expected to continue in that...






israel’s prime minister scraps meeting with germany’s top diplomat


israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu scrapped a meeting with germany’s top diplomat hours before they were to meet on tuesday, the latest sign of tension between israel and one of its oldest western allies.a spokesman for mr. netanyahu said the decision came in response to the plan by german foreign minister sigmar gabriel to meet representatives of breaking the silence, a nongovernmental organization critical of the conduct of...






top u.s. diplomat in china quits over withdrawal from paris climate accord


beijing—the top-ranking u.s. diplomat in beijing resigned over president donald trump’s decision to withdraw from the paris climate accord, depleting already thinned-out state department ranks and depriving washington of one of its most experienced china hands.david rank, a 27-year veteran of the state department, has been running the embassy in beijing as chargé d’affairs since january. he had been expected to continue in that role...






israel’s prime minister scraps meeting with germany’s top diplomat


prime minister benjamin netanyahu of israel scrapped a meeting with germany’s top diplomat hours before they were to meet on tuesday, the latest sign of tension between israel and one of its oldest western allies.a spokesman for mr. netanyahu said the decision came in response to the plan by german foreign minister sigmar gabriel to meet representatives of breaking the silence, a nongovernmental organization critical of the conduct...






top russia diplomat questions us surveillance motives


russia’s top diplomat questioned the united states’ global intelligence apparatus and its motives as he discussed the controversy surrounding resigned national security adviser michael flynn and his talks with a russian ambassador, the state-run tass agency reported. “when the scandal involving general michael flynn, who had been working as [president donald trump’s] adviser for a few…






putin could ‘crack’ nato under trump, warns ex-diplomat


russian president vladimir putin sees an opportunity under president donald trump’s administration to crack america’s nato military pact with its main western allies, says a former top u.s. diplomat. “i suspect [putin] sees an opportunity to do what military force alone could never do, and that is crack the nato alliance,” doug lute, the former u.s.…






several south korean children killed in china accident


beijing — twelve people, including several south korean school children, were killed tuesday when their bus was involved in an accident and caught fire inside a tunnel in eastern china, the local government and a south korean diplomat said.the government of the city of weihai said on its microblog that those killed included six chinese and five south korean children aged 3-6, along with the driver if the bus. it said their teacher was severely injured.however, the south korean diplomat based in the nearby city of qingdao said 10 of the children were south korean and just one chinese. the diplomat spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to talk to reporters.the weihai city government said the children attended a local korean international school and were on their way to






12 killed, including 10 s korean children, in china accident


beijing — twelve people, including 10 south korean school children, were killed tuesday when their bus was involved in an accident and caught fire inside a tunnel in eastern china, the local government and a south korean diplomat said.a chinese child and the bus driver were also killed, while the children's teacher was injured and undergoing surgery, said the diplomat, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to talk to reporters.the weihai city government said on its microblog that the vehicle caught fire inside a highway tunnel in the city but gave no other details. it said the accident's cause was under investigation. the diplomat, based in the nearby port city of qingdao, said he had no word on the accident's cause.south korea's yonhap news agency said the south






india court acquits ex-french diplomat of child rape charges


new delhi (ap) — indian news reports say a special court has acquitted a former french diplomat charged with raping his 3-year-old daughter in india.the bangalore mirror reported that judge b.s. rekha said that there was no evidence to prove the charges against pascal mazurier, who was a consular official in the southern city of bangalore. the ruling was made wednesday.mazurier was arrested in 2012 on the basis of a complaint made by his indian wife. he was released on bail four months later, and was suspended from his job.






several south korean children killed in china accident


beijing (ap) — twelve people, including several south korean school children, were killed tuesday when their bus was involved in an accident and caught fire inside a tunnel in eastern china, the local government and a south korean diplomat said.the government of the city of weihai said on its microblog that those killed included six chinese and five south korean children aged 3-6, along with the driver if the bus. it said their teacher was severely injured.however, the south korean diplomat based in the nearby city of qingdao said 10 of the children were south korean and just one chinese. the diplomat spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to talk to reporters.the weihai city government said the children attended a local korean international school and were on their w






12 killed, including 10 s korean children, in china accident


beijing (ap) — twelve people, including 10 south korean school children, were killed tuesday when their bus was involved in an accident and caught fire inside a tunnel in eastern china, the local government and a south korean diplomat said.a chinese child and the bus driver were also killed, while the children’s teacher was injured and undergoing surgery, said the diplomat, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to talk to reporters.the weihai city government said on its microblog that the vehicle caught fire inside a highway tunnel in the city but gave no other details. it said the accident’s cause was under investigation. the diplomat, based in the nearby port city of qingdao, said he had no word on the accident’s cause.south korea’s yonhap news agency said the






malaysian officials run into n. korean’s diplomatic immunity


tokyo (ap) — malaysian police investigating the killing of north korean leader kim jong un’s estranged half brother believe they know somebody who might help them solve one of the most bizarre murder mysteries they have ever faced. they know his name, his nationality and have a pretty good idea where he’s holed up.the problem is he’s a north korean diplomat.it’s unusual for any country to simply hand over a diplomat, no matter the alleged crime. two years ago, for example, a saudi arabian diplomat accused of repeatedly raping and abusing two nepalese maids left india under cover of diplomatic immunity.but for north korea, in particular, the line between immunity and impunity can seem to be a pretty fine one.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.take the 2015 case of the






malaysian officials run into n. korean’s diplomatic immunity


tokyo (ap) — malaysian police investigating the killing of north korean leader kim jong un’s estranged half brother believe they know somebody who might help them solve one of the most bizarre murder mysteries they have ever faced. they know his name, his nationality and have a pretty good idea where he’s holed up.the problem is he’s a north korean diplomat.it’s unusual for any country to simply hand over a diplomat, no matter the alleged crime. two years ago, for example, a saudi arabian diplomat accused of repeatedly raping and abusing two nepalese maids left india under cover of diplomatic immunity.but for north korea, in particular, the line between immunity and impunity can seem to be a pretty fine one.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.take the 2015 case of the






afghan diplomat s dead inside karachi consulate


an afghan diplomat was s dead on monday by a security guard inside an afghan consulate in pakistan, in what was described as a personal dispute, according to police.the security guard, also an afghan national, opened fire on mohammad zaki uro, a third political secretary based at the consulate in the southern city of karachi, hamid hamdard, an afghan diplomat at the emb y in islamabad, told al jazeera."the guard, rehmat ullah, opened fire on a junior diplomat mohammad zaki uro, killing him on the spot and wounding another consulate official," senior police official azad khan told the afp news agency.security forces and a heavy police contingent surrounded the consulate immediately after the attack amid fears of a possible ault."there was nothing of the sort and it seems the guard had some






officials: guard kills afghan diplomat in pakistan


karachi, pakistan — officials say a security guard has s and killed an afghan diplomat in the pakistani city of karachi.haris khan, a spokesman for the afghan consulate in karachi, says mohammad zaki abdu —the consulate's third secretary, died of his wounds shortly after the shooting monday.police official azad khan says the guard, an afghan national, has been taken into custody.both the officials say the motive behind the killing is not yet known. they say the incident occurred inside the consulate, and khan says it appeared to be the result of a personal issue.






malaysian officials run into n. korean's diplomatic immunity


tokyo — malaysian police investigating the killing of north korean leader kim jong un's estranged half brother believe they know somebody who might help them solve one of the most bizarre murder mysteries they have ever faced. they know his name, his nationality and have a pretty good idea where he's holed up.the problem is he's a north korean diplomat.it's unusual for any country to simply hand over a diplomat, no matter the alleged crime. two years ago, for example, a saudi arabian diplomat accused of repeatedly raping and abusing two nepalese maids left india under cover of diplomatic immunity.but for north korea, in particular, the line between immunity and impunity can seem to be a pretty fine one.take the 2015 case of the first secretary of north korea's embassy in bangladesh, who wa






malaysian officials run into n. korean's diplomatic immunity


tokyo — malaysian police investigating the killing of north korean leader kim jong un's estranged half brother believe they know somebody who might help them solve one of the most bizarre murder mysteries they have ever faced. they know his name, his nationality and have a pretty good idea where he's holed up.the problem is he's a north korean diplomat.it's unusual for any country to simply hand over a diplomat, no matter the alleged crime. two years ago, for example, a saudi arabian diplomat accused of repeatedly raping and abusing two nepalese maids left india under cover of diplomatic immunity.but for north korea, in particular, the line between immunity and impunity can seem to be a pretty fine one.take the 2015 case of the first secretary of north korea's embassy in bangladesh, who wa






malaysian officials run into n. korean's diplomatic immunity


tokyo — malaysian police investigating the killing of north korean leader kim jong un's estranged half brother believe they know somebody who might help them solve one of the most bizarre murder mysteries they have ever faced. they know his name, his nationality and have a pretty good idea where he's holed up.the problem is he's a north korean diplomat.it's unusual for any country to simply hand over a diplomat, no matter the alleged crime. two years ago, for example, a saudi arabian diplomat accused of repeatedly raping and abusing two nepalese maids left india under cover of diplomatic immunity.but for north korea, in particular, the line between immunity and impunity can seem to be a pretty fine one.take the 2015 case of the first secretary of north korea's embassy in dhaka, who was fou






officials: guard kills afghan diplomat in pakistan


karachi, pakistan — an afghan diplomat in the pakistani port city of karachi was s and killed by his security guard who opened fire inside the diplomatic mission on monday, officials said.mohammad zaki abdu —the third secretary at the afghan consulate in karachi — died of his wounds shortly after the shooting, according to the consulate's spokesman, haris khan."we were working at our office when we heard guns s," he said. "everybody was running in panic."the guard, identified only as an afghan national named rahatullah, was taken into custody, said police official azad khan.both officials said the motive behind the killing was not yet known. the afghan emb y in islamabad said it was awaiting further details.in pakistan, which has long been a bed of islamic militancy, foreign missions are p






officials verify russian dossier claim diplomat who fled us to hide election int


u.s. officials have reportedly verified a part of a dossier written by former british intelligence agent, which claims that a russian diplomat who fled the u.s. during the 2016 presidential election was in fact a spy.sources told bbc’s paul wood that the officials had “verified” that mikhail kulagin was a known russian intelligence agent.a dossier about then-candidate donald trump’s connections to russian that was compiled by former british mi6 agent christopher steele said that kulagin “had been withdrawn from washington at short notice because moscow feared his heavy involvement in the us presidential election operation… would be exposed in the media there.”although the dossier was commissioned by trump’s political opponents, the explosive claims in the document were eventually provided






us diplomat was investigated for spying as a kid because he kept writing boeing


military historian and us diplomat robert f. dorr in a photo from october of 2003 (photo by jon smythe)by most standards, robert f. dorr lived the most all-american, patriotic life anyone possibly could. he served in the air force, he was a diplomat with the state department from the 1960s to the 1980s, and he went on to be a successful author and tv pundit about military affairs. but as a teenager, dorr was investigated by the fbi for potential espionage. his crime? he kept writing to boeing asking for photos of their planes.advertisementdorr died in june from a brain tumor at the age of 76, and will be remembered for his writings on military history. but his newly released fbi file, obtained by gizmodo through a freedom of information act (foia) request, is actually quite humorous in ret






veteran us diplomat anne patterson out of running for pentagon post


veteran u.s. diplomat anne patterson is out of the running to under secretary of defense for policy, u.s. officials said on tuesday, depriving defense secretary jim mattis of his choice for his top policy adviser.speaking on condition of anonymity, the officials said patterson ran into resistance on capitol hill that might have made it hard for her to win confirmation by the u.s. senate.the washington post first reported that patterson, who had previously served as the top u.s. diplomat for the middle east and as ambassador to egypt, pakistan, colombia and el salvador, was no longer a candidate.the newspaper reported that senator tom cotton of arkansas and senator ted cruz of texas, both republicans and members of the senate armed services committee that would have reviewed her candidacy,






turkey formally protests minister’s treatment in netherlands


ankara, turkey (ap) — turkey’s foreign ministry on monday summoned the netherlands’ top diplomat to formally protest its treatment of a turkish minister in that country over the weekend as well as what it said was “disproportionate” use of force against demonstrators in a protest that ensued.the ministry said the dutch embassy’s charge d’affaires, daan feddo huisinga, was called to the ministry where a senior official handed him two formal protest notes.the first protested what it said practices that were contrary to international conventions, diplomatic courtesy, and diplomatic immunities and requested a written apology from the dutch authorities, a ministry statement said. turkey also reserved its right to seek compensation, the dutch diplomat was told.the second note protested the treat






us drug diplomat hails un plans for control of fentanyl


vienna — the diplomat heading u.s. efforts to combat drug trafficking internationally is hailing a pending u.n. move to control substances used to make a deadly synthetic drug, but acknowledges it will not put an immediate dent in illegal trafficking.william brownfield says the move to globally track the legal movement of fentanyl and substances used to make the drugs is an important step to reduce illegal use.but he told the associated press tuesday that it is only one step in reducing dependency or addiction on the drug that may have contributed to 33,000 u.s. deaths in 2015.brownfield spoke outside a meeting of the u.n. commission of narcotic drugs. it is expected to put fenatyl and its precursors on a list of controlled substances, allowing for better monitoring of global movements.






norwegian diplomat named to mediate venezuela-guyana dispute


united nations (ap) — u.n. secretary-general antonio guterres has appointed a norwegian diplomat who dealt with the colombian peace process to try to settle the longstanding border dispute between venezuela and guyana by the end of the year.u.n. spokesman stephane dujarric announced the appointment of dag halvor nylander on monday, saying he has “a strengthened mandate of mediation.”if guterres concludes that no significant progress has been made by dec. 31, dujarric said he’ll refer the issue to the international court of justice, unless both governments request him not to do so.the dispute has its origins in the “arbitral award of 1899,” a decision on the frontier between venezuela and what is now guyana. venezuela contends the decision is null and void and claims about 40 percent of guy






official: north korea open to us talks under 'conditions'


beijing — a top north korean diplomat says pyongyang would be willing to meet with the trump administration for negotiations "if the conditions are set."choi sun-hee, the top north korean diplomat who handles relations with the u.s., spoke briefly to reporters in beijing on saturday en route to pyongyang. she was traveling from norway, where she led a delegation that held an informal meeting with u.s. experts.choi did not elaborate on what the north's conditions are, but her comments raise the possibility of north korea and the u.s. returning to negotiations for the first time since 2008, when six-nation talks over pyongyang's nuclear weapons program fell apart.president donald trump opened the door this month to talks, saying he would be "honored" to meet north korean leader kim jong un.






turkey formally protests minister's treatment in netherlands


ankara, turkey — turkey's foreign ministry on monday summoned the netherlands' top diplomat to formally protest its treatment of a turkish minister in that country over the weekend as well as what it said was "disproportionate" use of force against demonstrators in a protest that ensued.the ministry said the dutch embassy's charge d'affaires, daan feddo huisinga, was called to the ministry where a senior official handed him two formal protest notes.the first protested what it said practices that were contrary to international conventions, diplomatic courtesy, and diplomatic immunities and requested a written apology from the dutch authorities, a ministry statement said. turkey also reserved its right to seek compensation, the dutch diplomat was told.the second note protested the treatment






official: trump may meet top russian diplomat in white house


washington — president donald trump could meet with vladimir putin's top diplomat at the white house on wednesday.a u.s. official and a person knowledgeable of the plans are describing what would be the highest level, face-to-face contact with russia of trump's presidency.it would also signal that the two countries have improved ties that trump recently described as being at an "all-time low."trump's talks with russian foreign minister sergey lavrov would occur after the russian's meetings earlier in the day with secretary of state rex tillerson.they weren't authorized to speak publicly on the matter and demanded anonymity. the white house declined a request for confirmation.a russian plan to stabilize syria after over six years of civil war is the most urgent foreign policy topic on the a






putin recalls russian ambassador at center of trump collusion investigation


russian president vladimir putin’s government has ordered its ambassador to the united states, sergey kislyak, to return his mother country. buzzfeed news first confirmed on sunday that kislyak was being recalled to russia. “he could use some time away,” one diplomat reportedly told the outlet. kislyak’s name has repeatedly come up during the investigation into russia’s interference in the 2016 election. former national security adviser michael flynn was fired by president donald trump after he lied about a discussion with the ambassador on easing sanctions against russia.attorney general jeff session was later forced to recuse himself from the russia investigation after he failed to disclose multiple meetings with kislyak. trump’s son-in-law jared kushner has also come under scrutiny for






nkorea diplomat: malaysia killing was us, skorea conspiracy


beijing — a north korean diplomat says the killing of a man confirmed by malaysian police to be the half brother of north korea's leader was a political conspiracy engineered by washington and seoul.pak myong ho, a minister at north korea's embassy in beijing, said thursday the killing in malaysia last month was a "despicable and extremely dangerous" plot by the u.s. and south korea aimed at smearing north korea's image and subverting its regime.pak said "indiscriminate claims of behind-the-scenes manipulation" would fail, referring to allegations by south korea's spy agency that north korea masterminded the assassination.north korea has demanded that malaysia hand over the body and objected when it conducted an autopsy. it also has refused to acknowledge that the victim was the half broth






brazilian businessman eike batista still a fugitive, whereabouts unknown, police


são paulo—brazilian businessman eike batista remains a fugitive and his whereabouts are currently unknown to the country’s authorities, brazil’s federal police said friday. mr. batista’s lawyer, fernando martins, said earlier friday that his client is in new york, at an undisclosed address, and has no intention of fleeing to germany. mr. martins couldn’t be reached friday afternoon. the businessman, who also holds german...