Biden, Macron ready to talk Ukraine, trade in state visitNovember 30, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Washington on Tuesday for the first state visit of Joe Biden's presidency — a revival of diplomatic pageantry that had been put on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
King Charles III welcomes S. African leader for state visitNovember 22, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — King Charles III welcomed South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to London on Tuesday for the first state visit of his reign, which will include a formal banquet as well as talks with government leaders focused on investment and green energy.
Spanish royals start delayed state visit to GermanyOctober 17, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain have started a state visit to Germany that was delayed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic and will see the monarch and the German president open the annual Frankfurt Book Fair.
King Charles III to host South African leader in state visitOctober 2, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — King Charles III will welcome South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to the U.K. for three days of high-level talks next month, celebrating the first state visit of his reign with the leader of a Commonwealth member with close ties to the royal family.
France’s Macron lands 1st state visit of Biden’s presidencySeptember 26, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron will travel to Washington in early December for the first state visit of President Joe Biden's tenure, an occasion marked by pomp and pageantry that is designed to celebrate relations between the United States and its closest allies.
Pope laments missed chance to improve ties with ChinaSeptember 15, 2022 GMT
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis said Thursday that he didn’t understand China but respected it, as another opportunity to improve ties came and went when the pope and Chinese president were within a few miles (kilometers) of one another in Kazakhstan but didn’t meet.
Xi to visit central Asia in 1st trip abroad since pandemicSeptember 12, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China's leader Xi Jinping will travel to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan starting Wednesday in his first trip abroad since the early days of the pandemic two years ago.
East Timorese leader flies to Australia for critical talksSeptember 6, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — East Timor’s President Jose Ramos-Horta arrived in Australia on Tuesday for a state visit as negotiations over lucrative gas resources reach a critical stage for his impoverished nation.
Marcos flying to Indonesia, Singapore on first foreign tripSeptember 2, 2022 GMT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will travel to Indonesia and Singapore on his first overseas trip since taking office in June to strengthen security ties and discuss problems confronting the region, including strife in Myanmar, officials said Friday.
Venezuela’s Maduro in Iran for political and economic talksJune 10, 2022 GMT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro arrived Friday in the Iranian capital of Tehran on a two-day state visit, the country's state-run media reported.
A high-ranking political and economic delegation from Venezuela, which like Iran is under heavy U.S.
Ethiopian prime minister in UAE as Tigray war rages onJanuary 30, 2022 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has traveled to the United Arab Emirates on a state visit amid his country’s ongoing war against Tigray rebels.
Ahmed arrived Saturday and was greeted planeside by Abu Dhabi’s powerful crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Kenyan, South African presidents urge cease-fire in EthiopiaNovember 23, 2021 GMT
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa have called for increased cooperation to bring peace to conflict-ridden regions in Africa, at the start of the Kenyan leader's two-day state visit to South Africa.
Honduran president arrives in Taiwan in surprise state visitNovember 12, 2021 GMT
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Outgoing Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández started a three-day surprise visit to Taiwan on Friday as the self-ruled island, which is also claimed by China, worries that the next president of the Central American nation may break off relations and switch to diplomatic ties with Beijing.
N Macedonia president pays first state visit to GreeceOctober 5, 2021 GMT
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The president of North Macedonia paid the country's first state visit to Greece on Tuesday as the neighboring nations continue working to move past decades-old disputes.
President Stevo Pendarovski met in Athens with Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, seeking support for his country’s stalled effort to join the European Union.
Pope’s Central Europe visit tests his health and diplomacySeptember 11, 2021 GMT
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is making his first foreign trip since undergoing intestinal surgery in July, a four-day visit to Central Europe that will not only test his health but also provide one of the most awkward moments of his papacy — a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, the sort of populist, right-wing leader Francis typically scorns.
Israeli prime minister heads to Washington to talk IranAugust 24, 2021 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett departed Tuesday for his first state visit overseas since taking office, a two-day trip to Washington to meet with President Joe Biden and discuss regional rival Iran.
Dutch royals see German parliament, Merkel on state visitJuly 6, 2021 GMT
The king and queen of the Netherlands visited the German parliament and had an appointment with Chancellor Angela Merkel on the second day of a three-day state visit to Germany.
Parliament speaker Wolfgang Schaeuble welcomed King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima to the lower house of the federal legislature in the landmark Reichstag building.
Dutch royals arrive in Germany for 3-day state visitJuly 5, 2021 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands on Monday started a three-day visit to Germany that was delayed from last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The royal couple were greeted with a 21-gun salute after landing at Berlin's airport at the beginning of Willem-Alexander’s first state visit to Germany since he became king in 2013.
In UAE visit, Israeli minister builds ties after Gaza warJune 30, 2021 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Israeli's foreign minister acknowledged Wednesday during his first state visit to the United Arab Emirates that when tensions flare in Jerusalem, it reverberates across the region.
New Israeli foreign minister in the UAE on 1st state visitJune 29, 2021 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Israel’s foreign minister kicked off the highest-level visit by an Israeli official to the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, nine months after the two countries established relations in a deal brokered by the United States.
SKorea, Spain seek closer economic ties with state visitJune 15, 2021 GMT
MADRID (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in Madrid Tuesday, in the first state visit to Spain by a foreign leader since the pandemic began, as the two countries seek to deepen economic ties.
Tanzania’s new president on two-day state visit to KenyaMay 4, 2021 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan is on a two-day state visit to Kenya aimed at improving trade relations between the two East African neighbors which had deteriorated as a result of her predecessor's denial of COVID-19...
Protesters demonstrate against el-Sissi’s visit to FranceDecember 8, 2020 GMT
PARIS (AP) — French protesters and human rights activists demonstrated outside the National Assembly in Paris on Tuesday in opposition to the state visit of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi even though he wasn't inside.
Egypt’s El-Sissi, France’s Macron at odds over human rightsDecember 7, 2020 GMT
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron acknowledged Monday “disagreements” with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi over human rights, but said it will not prevent France from reaching economic and defense deals with the North African country, which has seen the heaviest crackdown on dissent in its modern history...
Dutch king apologizes for colonial killings in IndonesiaMarch 10, 2020 GMT
BOGOR, Indonesia (AP) — King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands apologized Tuesday for his country's aggression during its colonial rule of Indonesia and formally recognized the Southeast Asian country's independence date, in his first state visit to the former Dutch colony...
Death toll rises to 24 from Delhi riots during Trump tripFebruary 26, 2020 GMT
NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 24 people were killed and 189 injured in three days of clashes in New Delhi that coincided with U...
Trump, first lady to host state dinner in April for SpainFebruary 11, 2020 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will host the administration's third state dinner in April, for King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain, the White House announced Tuesday.
Chinese president heads to Myanmar for crucial state visitJanuary 17, 2020 GMT
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — China's President Xi Jinping was given a lavish welcome to Myanmar as he arrived Friday for a state visit meant to deepen bilateral relations at a critical time.
The visit nominally marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Myanmar, but also carries the promise of significantly boosting China's profile and future investments.
China’s Xi to visit North Korea as US nuke diplomacy stallsJune 18, 2019 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week, state media announced Monday, as U...
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this weekJune 7, 2019 GMT
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media...
The other royal family? Trump adult kids take LondonJune 4, 2019 GMT
LONDON (AP) — It wasn't just President Donald Trump and wife Melania soaking up
Trump, in tussle with CNN, suggests boycott of parent AT&TJune 3, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday to reiterate his complaints about CNN and suggest a boycott of its parent company, AT&T...
The Latest: Trump says he may meet with Boris JohnsonJune 3, 2019 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Europe (all times local):
President Donald Trump says he may meet this week with conservative British politician Boris Johnson during his state visit to the United Kingdom, days after he suggested he'd support Johnson's effort to replace Theresa May as prime minister.
Trump opens state visit, needles Japan over trade issuesMay 25, 2019 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States...
Japan’s charm campaign ready to roll: Golf, sumo await TrumpMay 25, 2019 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under the threat of potentially devastating U.S. tariffs on autos, Japan is ready to roll out the newest phase of its charm offensive targeting President Donald Trump as it welcomes him on a state visit tailor-made to his whims and ego...
Opposition leader Corbyn decries UK ‘red carpet’ for TrumpApril 26, 2019 GMT
LONDON (AP) — The leader of Britain's main left-wing opposition party criticized the government Friday for "rolling out the red carpet" for U...
China’s Xi sees honors, Airbus deal in state visit to FranceMarch 25, 2019 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping received the full honors of a formal reception during a state visit to France on Monday that included attending the signing of a multi-billion dollar deal between European aircraft maker Airbus to China...
Winless Tennessee State visits Herd women Saturday at the CamDecember 15, 2018 GMT
HUNTINGTON - Tennessee State University (0-9) visits Marshall University (4-5) for a 2 p.m. Saturday women's basketball game in Cam Henderson Center.
Marshall has won three of its last four games, including an 86-64 defeat of Cleveland State University on Dec.
Putin heads to China to bolster ties as US pressure growsJune 7, 2018 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — Just a month after beginning his new term in office, Russian President Vladimir Putin is heading to China for a state visit, underscoring how mounting U...
Handshakes and kisses aside, some issues split Trump, MacronApril 25, 2018 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — With exaggerated handshakes and a pair of kisses, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron professed a sunny, best-friends relationship, even as the two allies strained to bridge differences over the Iran nuclear agreement, Syria and more.
First lady steps into spotlight for state visit with FranceApril 25, 2018 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — There were no celebrity guests, Hollywood entertainers or superstar chefs. But as she stepped out of the background to host her first state dinner, Melania Trump sought to sparkle in her moment in the spotlight...
Trump, Macron make a show as best buds but tussle over IranApril 25, 2018 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — With exaggerated handshakes and a pair of kisses, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron professed a sunny, best-friends relationship Tuesday, even as the two allies strained to bridge differences over the Iran nuclear agreement, Syria and more...
No typical double date: Trumps, Macrons dine at Mount VernonApril 24, 2018 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tending to bonding before business, President Donald Trump and France's Emmanuel Macron opened the French president's visit Monday with an anything-but-ordinary double date with their wives at George Washington's house...
Why French globalist Macron is befriending nationalist TrumpApril 22, 2018 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Of everything Emmanuel Macron has accomplished in nearly a year as France's president, the most important may be his tough-love friendship with Donald Trump...
Vive la France: Trump hosts glitzy White House state dinnerApril 21, 2018 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Now it's President Donald Trump's turn to pull off the ultimate charm offensive...
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi welcomed to Australia amid protestsMarch 19, 2018 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was feted in Australia with a military honor guard and 19-gun salute Monday as part of a state visit that has provoked protests over her response to her country's violent campaign against Rohingya Muslims.
Where’s the party? No state dinner in Trump’s first yearDecember 26, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump couldn't stop talking about the red carpets, military parades and fancy dinners that were lavished upon him during state visits on his recent tour of Asia...
Spanish royals to make state visit to Britain in JuneMarch 10, 2017 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Spain's royals will make a state visit to Britain in June — an announcement that effectively pushes back President Donald Trump's state visit to autumn at the earliest...
Amid protests, UK lawmakers debate downgrading Trump visitFebruary 20, 2017 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Thousands of protesters against U.S. President Donald Trump rallied outside Britain's Parliament on Monday, while lawmakers inside urged the government to rescind its offer to the president of a state visit stamped with pomp, pageantry and royal approval.
Trump state visit plans put queen in ‘difficult position’January 31, 2017 GMT
LONDON (AP) — The British government's decision to invite President Donald Trump for a state visit, one of the highest honors it can bestow on a visiting dignitary, has involved Queen Elizabeth II in the passionate debate over Trump's travel ban...