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US Arrest of Taiwan Diplomat Raises Touchy Sovereignty Questions

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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A Taiwan diplomat is due in a U.S. courtroom Wednesday on charges that she mistreated her Philippine housemaid. The case has sparked protests and controversy in Taiwan, where officials argue that Liu Hsien-hsien should be covered by diplomatic immunity under a 1980 agreement on relations between the U.S. and Taiwan. The issue is complicated by […]

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Senate Confirms Obama’s Choice for South Korea Envoy

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama’s choice for a new ambassador to South Korea. Lawmakers unanimously approved career diplomat Sung Kim Thursday. The first Korean-American to hold the post, he will replace Ambassador Kathleen Stephens. Kim’s June nomination was supposed to be confirmed before Congress adjourned for the summer in August. He had […]

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Serbian Diplomat Sentenced for Helping Suspect Flee US

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A Belgrade court has sentenced a former Serbian diplomat for helping a college basketball player flee the United States after beating another student into a coma. Igor Milosevic, who was a Serbian consul in New York, will spend 18 months in prison. He was convicted on charges of helping Miladin Kovacevic get emergency travel documents […]

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US Diplomat Honored for Changing US Policy on Hiroshima

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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An association of U.S. diplomats has given its Constructive Dissent Award to a U.S. official who persuaded the State Department to stop boycotting the annual Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony in Japan. Joel Ehrendreich is a U.S. Foreign Service Officer currently posted at the embassy in Singapore. The American Foreign Service Association says when Ehrendreich worked […]

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