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Britain’s Johnson Condemns ‘Crazy’ Brexit Customs Plan

Britain’s Johnson Condemns  ‘Crazy’ Brexit Customs Plan

May 09, 2018

LONDON - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Tuesday dismissed as “crazy” a government proposal for customs arrangements with the EU after...

First Signs Go Up for US Embassy in Jerusalem

First Signs Go Up for US Embassy in Jerusalem

May 08, 2018

JERUSALEM - Workmen on Monday put up street signs to the US embassy due to open in Jerusalem on May 14, a move hailed as historic by Israel but loathed by Palestinians. . .

EU Defenses Post-Brexit Starting to Take Shape

EU Defenses Post-Brexit  Starting to Take Shape

May 08, 2018

SOFIA - A broad European military strategy involving Britain after Brexit has started to take shape with France at its center, often in negotiations far from the Brussels . . .

North Korea Says Denuclearization Pledge Not Result of U.S.-Led Sanctions

North Korea Says Denuclearization Pledge  Not Result of U.S.-Led Sanctions

May 07, 2018

SEOUL - North Korea said on Sunday its intention to denuclearize, unveiled at a historic inter-Korean summit, was not the result of U.S.-led sanctions and pressure ...

Anger in France, Britain Over Trump’s Gun Law Speech

Anger in France, Britain Over Trump’s Gun Law Speech

May 07, 2018

PARIS/LONDON - U.S. President Donald Trump caused anger in France and Britain by suggesting looser gun laws could have helped prevent deadly attacks in Paris in 2015 and ...

Britain Backs French Plan for European Defense Force: Minister

Britain Backs French Plan for  European Defense Force: Minister

May 06, 2018

SOFIA - Britain is backing a French plan to create a European military intervention force as a way to maintain strong defense ties with the EU after Brexit, a minister . . .

China State Media Sees Positives in Trade Talks with U.S.

China State Media Sees  Positives in Trade Talks with U.S.

May 06, 2018

BEIJING - Chinese state media struck an optimistic note on trade talks between Chinese and U.S. officials after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose . . .

Top Finance Officials of ASEAN, China, Japan, S. Korea Voice Opposition to Protectionism

Top Finance Officials of ASEAN, China, Japan,  S. Korea Voice Opposition to Protectionism

May 05, 2018

MANILA - The finance ministers and central bank governors of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), China, Japan and South Korea (ASEAN+3) on Friday ...

Turkey Opposition Names Fiery Lawmaker as Erdogan Challenger

Turkey Opposition Names Fiery  Lawmaker as Erdogan Challenger

May 05, 2018

ANKARA - Turkey’s main opposition party Friday named a senior lawmaker known for his fiery and impassioned rhetoric as its candidate to challenge President Recep ...

White House Says Iran Nuclear Deal Made on “False Pretense”

White House Says Iran Nuclear Deal  Made on “False Pretense”

May 03, 2018

WASHINGTON - The White House said on Tuesday that the landmark Iran nuclear deal was made on “false pretense” in 2015, while the United Nations nuclear watchdog ...

China Reiterates Call to Continue Upholding Iran Nuclear Deal

China Reiterates Call to Continue  Upholding Iran Nuclear Deal

May 03, 2018

BEIJING - China’s foreign ministry on Wednesday reiterated that all sides should continue to uphold the Iran nuclear agreement, and that the International ...

S. Korea, Japan, China to Hold Summit Next Week

S. Korea, Japan, China to Hold Summit Next Week

May 02, 2018

SEOUL - South Korea, China and Japan will hold a trilateral summit in Tokyo next week, Seoul announced Tuesday, the latest move in a diplomatic whirlwind centredaround . . .

US Holds Off on EU, Canada, Mexico Metal Tariffs for 30 Days

US Holds Off on EU, Canada,  Mexico Metal Tariffs for 30 Days

May 02, 2018

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump on Monday held off on imposing controversial tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada, Mexico and the European Union, offering . . .

Britain’s May Names New Minister to Try to End Immigration Scandal

Britain’s May Names New Minister to  Try to End Immigration Scandal

May 01, 2018

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a former banker of South Asian origin as interior minister on Monday, trying to draw a line under an immigration scandal ...

Putin, Macron, Agree on Need to Preserve Iran Nuclear Deal: Kremlin

Putin, Macron, Agree on Need to  Preserve Iran Nuclear Deal: Kremlin

May 01, 2018

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed in a phone conversation on the need to preserve and fully implement the Iran ...

North Korea’s Kim to Invite U.S. Experts for Nuclear Site Shutdown as Trump Presses for Full Denuclearization

North Korea’s Kim to Invite U.S. Experts for Nuclear Site  Shutdown as Trump Presses for Full Denuclearization

April 30, 2018

SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un plans to invite experts and journalists from the United States and South Korea when the country shuts its nuclear test ...

Putin Tells S. Korean President Russia Ready to Promote Inter-Korean Cooperation

Putin Tells S. Korean President Russia  Ready to Promote Inter-Korean Cooperation

April 30, 2018

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin told his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in during a phone call Sunday that Russia is willing to promote ...

China’s Xi, India’s Modi Seek New Relationship after Summit

China’s Xi, India’s Modi Seek  New Relationship after Summit

April 29, 2018

WUHAN, China - The leaders of China and India agreed to open a new chapter in their relationship on Saturday after an informal summit, just months after a dispute over ...

Russia Sees No Option to Six-Party Talks on Korean Peninsula Denuclearization

Russia Sees No Option to Six-Party Talks  on Korean Peninsula Denuclearization

April 29, 2018

MOSCOW - Moscow sees no alternative to the six-party talks to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said Saturday, after Pyongyang ...

China Warns of More Action after Military Drills near Taiwan

China Warns of More Action after  Military Drills near Taiwan

April 26, 2018

BEIJING/TAIPEI - A series of Chinese drills near Taiwan were designed to send a clear message to the island and China will take further steps if Taiwan independence ...

Donors Pledge $4.4 Billion in Syria Aid, Short of UN Needs

Donors Pledge $4.4 Billion in  Syria Aid, Short of UN Needs

April 26, 2018

BRUSSELS — International donors on Wednesday pledged an estimated $4.4 billion in humanitarian aid for Syria and neighbors sheltering its refugees in 2018, falling . . .

Russia and China Seek International Support for Iran Nuclear Deal

Russia and China Seek International  Support for Iran Nuclear Deal

April 25, 2018

GENEVA - Russia and China are asking U.N. member states to back a draft statement expressing “unwavering support” for the Iran nuclear deal, a senior Russian diplomat ...

UN Says Farming Should be at Heart of Syria Reconstruction

UN Says Farming Should be at  Heart of Syria Reconstruction

April 25, 2018

BRUSSELS — International efforts to rebuild Syria once the civil war is over should center on agriculture to kick start the economy and quickly improve the livelihoods ...

France’s Macron Visits Trump as Iran Nuclear Deal Hangs in Balance

France’s Macron Visits Trump as  Iran Nuclear Deal Hangs in Balance

April 24, 2018

WASHINGTON - French President Emmanuel Macron arrives in Washington on Monday for a state visit likely to be dominated by differences over trade and the nuclear accord with Iran...

Sweeping EU Trade Deal with Mexico Seen as Signal to US

Sweeping EU Trade Deal with  Mexico Seen as Signal to US

April 24, 2018

BRUSSELS — The European Union says a sweeping new trade deal with Mexico is a signal to the rest of the world — including the Trump administration...

As U.S., North Korea Plan to Meet, Iran Warns Against Trump Deals

As U.S., North Korea Plan to Meet,  Iran Warns Against Trump Deals

April 23, 2018

NEW YORK - A U.S. push to change the Iran nuclear deal was sending a “very dangerous message” that countries should never negotiate with Washington ....

Canada Welcomes DPRK’s Nuclear Testing Freeze

Canada Welcomes DPRK’s  Nuclear Testing Freeze

April 23, 2018

OTTAWA - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Saturday welcomed the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) decision to suspend all nuclear testing ...

German Minister Says Diesel Software Upgrades Unlikely to Solve Air Problems

German Minister Says Diesel Software  Upgrades Unlikely to Solve Air Problems

April 22, 2018

BERLIN - German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze has told a newspaper she does not think software updates for diesel vehicles in Germany will be enough ...

Putin ‘Ready’ For Trump Summit, Lavrov Says

Putin ‘Ready’ For Trump Summit, Lavrov Says

April 21, 2018

MOSCOW - Russian president Vladimir Putin is “ready for a meeting” with his US counterpart Donald Trump, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on ...

Former French PM Mulls Candidacy to Become Barcelona Mayor

Former French PM Mulls  Candidacy to Become Barcelona Mayor

April 21, 2018

MADRID — Former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says he is considering running in Barcelona’s mayoral election next year as a candidate for a Spanish ...

China Expects Positive Results from U.S.-DPRK Summit

China Expects Positive Results  from U.S.-DPRK Summit

April 19, 2018

BEIJING - China hopes that dialogue between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) will be successfully held...

Russia: Our Response to U.S. Sanctions Will Be Precise and Painful

Russia: Our Response to U.S.  Sanctions Will Be Precise and Painful

April 19, 2018

MOSCOW – Valentina Matvienko, the speaker of the Russian upper house of parliament, said on Wednesday that Moscow’s response to U.S. sanctions will be ...

Putin, Merkel Agree To Help Resume Political Efforts on Syria: Kremlin

Putin, Merkel Agree To Help Resume  Political Efforts on Syria: Kremlin

April 18, 2018

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a telephone conversation they were ready to assist in political and ...

May Apologizes to Caribbean Countries for UK Treatment of Post-War Migrants

May Apologizes to Caribbean Countries for UK Treatment of Post-War Migrants

April 18, 2018

LONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May apologized to 12 Caribbean nations on Tuesday for immigration officials’ recent harsh treatment of people...

China, India Share Huge Cooperation Potential: FM

China, India Share Huge  Cooperation Potential: FM

April 17, 2018

BEIJING - China and India share extensive common interests and have a huge potential for cooperation, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Monday...