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Says Tennis Star's
Passport Is a
Jun 20, 2018 10:05 AM CDT
CAR Minister Says Tennis Star's Passport Is a 'Clumsy Fake'
And that Boris Becker isn't an official diplomat, though Becker disagrees
- Boris Becker's claim of diplomatic immunity in an ongoing bankruptcy case just went from odd to bewildering. Though the former tennis champ claims his April appointment as a Central African Republic attache to the European Union means he's immune from bankruptcy hearings in the UK, the CAR appears...
The Russians Have
Landed (Back in Moscow)
Apr 1, 2018 7:47 AM CDT
The Russians Have Landed (Back in Moscow)
60 diplomats the US kicked out have now left America; US has til Thursday to get out of Russia
- The Russian diplomats who were expelled from the United States and their families have returned to Moscow, reports the AP . Russian news agencies say they returned on two flights that landed Sunday at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport. One carried diplomats from the Russian Embassy in Washington; aboard the other were...
Over Unpaid Rent
Jan 26, 2018 9:22 AM CST
US Diplomat Claims Immunity Over Unpaid Rent
Lawyer says Betsy Zouroudis 'enjoys immunity from civil matters' in Canada
- A Canadian landlord says he may never again rent to foreign diplomats after a US Embassy worker failed to pay two months of rent, then claimed diplomatic immunity. Rolf Baumann tells CBC News he bomb-proofed the windows in his luxury Ottawa townhouse in early 2016 to meet US security standards...
Canada's Diplomats in Cuba
Afflicted, but It's Clueless, Too
Jan 11, 2018 7:44 AM CST
Canada's Diplomats in Cuba Afflicted, but It's Clueless, Too
Country says 8 Canadians have now been found to have suffered odd health problems
- Fresh off the news that an FBI report based on months of investigation found no evidence that sound waves could have damaged the health of American diplomats in Cuba, a new twist in the case: Canada on Wednesday said the inexplicable problems haven't let up. The CBC reports...
Taxi Driver Arrested in
Diplomat's Death in Beirut
Dec 18, 2017 7:11 AM CST
Taxi Driver Arrested in Diplomat's Death in Beirut
Rebecca Dykes' body was found alongside a highway Saturday
- The death of a British diplomat in Beirut was not politically motivated but a criminal act, a police official tells the AP . The BBC reports a taxi driver has been arrested in the death of 30-year-old Rebecca Dykes, whose body was found Saturday alongside a highway in the Lebanese city....
Dec 17, 2017 2:28 PM CST
British Diplomat Found Strangled in Beirut
Rebecca Dykes was found on a highway leading out of the city
- A 30-year-old British diplomat was found dead on the side of a highway in Beirut Saturday. Senior police sources in Lebanon told the BBC that Rebecca Dykes was strangled before being left by the Metn Highway in the nation’s capital. The
reports that an initial exam revealed she...
UN Diplomat Dies
in Alleged Trust
Game Gone Wrong
Nov 16, 2017 10:35 AM CST
UN Diplomat Dies in Alleged Trust Game Gone Wrong
Australia's Julian Simpson fell from Manhattan balcony Wednesday
- "Let's play the trust game" and "I will prove that you can trust me," Australia's second secretary to the United Nations reportedly told his friend as he leaned back over a railing, some 70 feet above a Manhattan street. The words were among the last...
5 Reasons Experts Are
Skeptical of Cuban
Oct 9, 2017 8:03 AM CDT
5 Reasons Experts Are Skeptical of Cuban 'Sonic Attack'
The US military has tried and failed to weaponize sound
- Experts have been baffled as to what left US diplomats stationed in Cuba with symptoms ranging from mild traumatic brain injury to hearing loss. While some have described it as a potential "sonic attack," the AP and
New York Times
have spoken with experts who, as the
Officials: US Wants Cuba's
DC Embassy Staff Cut 60%
Oct 3, 2017 12:26 AM CDT
Officials: US Wants Cuba's DC Embassy Staff Cut 60%
Move will match reduction at Havana embassy
- US officials say the Trump administration is preparing to ask Cuba to reduce the staff at its embassy in Washington by 60%, the AP reports. The move follows last week's US decision to reduce American personnel at the embassy in Havana by a similar amount. That move was in...
Tillerson: Diplomat Injuries in
Cuba May Lead to Big US Move
Sep 17, 2017 2:15 PM CDT
Tillerson: Diplomat Injuries in Cuba May Lead to Big US Move
Secretary of state says US Embassy there may be shuttered due to mystery 'incidents'
- No one knows what's injuring US diplomats in Havana, not even (ostensibly) Raul Castro . And so Rex Tillerson said on Sunday's
Face the Nation
that the US government is considering closing the US Embassy there in response to this "serious issue," per the AP . "We...
Mystery of Cuba Attacks
Deepens, Baffling Experts
Sep 14, 2017 11:45 AM CDT
Mystery of Cuba Attacks Deepens, Baffling Experts
Symptoms are 'not possible' to explain
- The blaring, grinding noise jolted the American diplomat from his bed in a Havana hotel. He moved just a few feet, and there was silence. He climbed back into bed. Inexplicably, the agonizing sound hit him again. It was as if he'd walked through some invisible wall cutting straight...
US: Health Attack on
Diplomats in Cuba Didn't Stop
Sep 2, 2017 6:51 AM CDT
US: Health Attack on Diplomats in Cuba Didn't Stop
State Department confirms there was an August incident
- Mysterious incidents affecting the health of American diplomats in Cuba continued as recently as August, the United States said Friday, despite earlier US assessments that the attacks had long stopped. The US increased its tally of government personnel affected to 19. The new US disclosures came the same day...
Found in Pool Is
4th to Die in 9 Months
Aug 24, 2017 6:11 AM CDT
Russian Ambassador Found in Pool Is 4th to Die in 9 Months
Envoy to Sudan found dead in swimming pool
- Russian ambassadors are dying at a startling rate: Russian and Sudanese authorities say Mirgayas Shirinsky was found dead at his Khartoum residence on Wednesday, making him the fourth Russian envoy to die overseas since December. Authorities say the 63-year-old was found in the residence's swimming pool after suffering an...
Weird Cuba Incidents
Left US Diplomats
With Brain Injuries
Aug 24, 2017 3:37 AM CDT
Weird Cuba Incidents Left US Diplomats With Brain Injuries
This is being taken very seriously, State Dept. says
- American diplomats treated after a series of unexplained incidents in Havana had health problems including mild traumatic brain injury and central nervous system damage, according to medical records seen by CBS News . The diplomats, some of whom ended up having to leave Cuba, were treated by an American doctor after...
Trump Thanks Putin for
Expulsion of US Diplomats
Aug 11, 2017 1:07 AM CDT
Trump Thanks Putin for Expulsion of US Diplomats
'We're trying to cut down our payroll'
- President Trump, perhaps taking the "glass-half-full" approach a little too far, thanked Vladimir Putin Thursday for his decision to expel hundreds of American diplomats in response to new sanctions on Russia. "I want to thank him because we're trying to cut down our payroll, and as far...
US Expels Cuban Diplomats
After Strange Incidents
Aug 10, 2017 12:36 AM CDT
US Expels Cuban Diplomats After Strange Incidents
US diplomats in Cuba 'suffered severe hearing loss'
- The State Department has expelled two diplomats from the Cuban Embassy in Washington following a series of unexplained incidents in Cuba that left US officials there with physical symptoms that one official said includes potentially permanent hearing loss. Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the two Cubans were asked to leave the...
Top US Diplomat in China
Quits Over Trump Policy
Jun 6, 2017 7:02 AM CDT
Top US Diplomat in China Quits Over Trump Policy
He refuses to implement climate withdrawal
- America's top diplomat in China has stepped down because he refuses to implement President Trump's policies. David Rank, a career diplomat with 27 years in the foreign service, had been acting ambassador in Beijing since January 2016 and chose to depart even though his replacement, former Iowa Gov....
Man Could Help Solve Kim's
Murder, but There's a Catch
Feb 27, 2017 6:18 AM CST
Man Could Help Solve Kim's Murder, but There's a Catch
Malaysian police want to talk to Hyon Kwang Song, but he's a diplomat
- 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'...
1K State Department Officials
Sign Dissent Memo
Feb 1, 2017 6:34 AM CST
1K State Department Officials Sign Dissent Memo
Spicer says they should 'get with the program' or go
- President Trump's refugee and visa ban "runs counter to American values" and "will hurt America economically," according to a dissent memo signed by an unprecedented number of State Department officials. More than 1,000 officials, including American diplomats all over the world, had signed the cable...
Britain's New Top Diplomat
Has Offended a Lot of People
Jul 14, 2016 6:34 AM CDT
Britain's New Top Diplomat Has Offended a Lot of People
Critics stunned by Boris Johnson's new job
- Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, President Obama, the people of Papua New Guinea, and many others around the world have something in common: They've all been insulted at one point or another by Boris Johnson, Britain's new top diplomat. The colorful former mayor of London and prominent Brexit supporter...
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