Dutch royals return from Vatican with royal heirloom

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Dutch king and queen are returning home from a state visit to the Vatican with a royal heirloom: the baton purportedly carried by William of Orange during the 16th century Dutc...

Panama establishes ties with China in blow to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Panamanian government has established diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China, Panama's President Juan Carlos Varela said in a televised national ...

UK says Trump trip invite still stands after report of delay

LONDON (AP) — The British prime minister's office says the state visit invitation to U.S. President Donald Trump still stands, after a newspaper reported that Trump wants to postpone the trip. ...

Germany's Merkel speaks against walls on Mexico visit

MEXICO CITY (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said during a state visit to Mexico that countries should focus on improving life for people fleeing their homes rather than building walls. ...

London mayor tells AP he doesn't care about Trump tweets

LONDON (AP) — The mayor of London says he doesn't care about the repeated insults he has received from the president of the United States, asserting Tuesday that he "really couldn't be bothered about ...

Taiwan President to visit allies in South Pacific

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen is expected to visit the nation’s allies in the South Pacific as her third state visit since taking office in May last year, the Mini...

Myanmar, having warmed to the West, turns to China again

WASHINGTON (AP) — Myanmar was supposed to turn away from China and toward the West when the U.S. helped it transition from five decades of military rule. The opposite is happening as...

Lawmakers demand swift action for Turkish Embassy violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top congressional Republicans are demanding the Trump administration take swift and severe action against the Turkish government in response to violence involving members of Presiden...

GOP lawmaker demands inquiry of Turkish leader's bodyguards

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior House Republican is calling on the Trump administration to investigate whether criminal charges are warranted against members of the Turkish president's security detail. ...

Putin sits down at piano in China, plays Soviet songs

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin, known for his passion for the outdoors, showed off his softer side during a visit to China when he sat down to play the piano Sunday. ...

India PM arrives in Sri Lanka for UN Buddhist celebration

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Sri Lanka on Thursday to attend a U.N. celebration of Buddha's birth and hold talks with leaders of the island nation. ...

Chinese vice president visits conflict-scarred Burundi

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao has arrived in Burundi for a two-day state visit. Yuanchao was welcomed to the capital, Bujumbura, by his Burundian count...

Indonesia, Philippines boost links, to launch sea patrols

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The leaders of Indonesia and the Philippines have pledged to boost bilateral ties and agreed to launch patrols of their sea borders to prevent kidnappings. ...

Putin hosts Japan's Abe in Moscow, discuss disputed islands

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is hosting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for talks in Moscow. This is the two leaders' third meeting in the past seven months afte...

Spain state visit delayed by UK election

LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace says the state visit by the king and queen of Spain will be postponed because of Britain's June 8 general election. The visit will now take place from...