Senior German diplomat in Tehran for nuclear deal talks

Europe 05/23/19, 03:50

A senior German diplomat is in Tehran to press Iran to continue to respect the landmark nuclear deal, despite the unilateral withdrawal of the U.S. and increasing pressure from Washington.The Foreign Ministry says Political Director Jens Ploetner is meeting with ...

Building bridges: Soccer diplomacy in divided Cyprus

Sports 03/19/19, 12:02

An initiative to build bridges between the Greek and Turkish speaking communities of ethnically split Cyprus faltered Tuesday after the leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots skipped a soccer match over a dispute of the game's location.Mustafa Akinci said he ...

US envoy in Kosovo to push for lifting of tax on Serbia

Europe 03/09/19, 14:32

A senior U.S. official on Saturday met with top Kosovo leaders in an attempt to persuade the government to revoke or suspend a tariff on Serb goods so that dialogue with Belgrade can resume.Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs ...

US, South Korea end spring military drills to back diplomacy

Politics 03/03/19, 15:41

South Korea and the U.S. are eliminating their massive springtime military drills and replacing them with smaller exercises in an effort to support diplomacy aimed at resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis. The decision announced by both countries Sunday came after ...

Update: Lavrov mocks claims that Trump worked for Russia

Europe 01/16/19, 06:42

The Latest on the Russian foreign minister's annual news conference (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Russia's foreign minister has ridiculed allegations that U.S. President Donald Trump could have worked for Moscow's interests. Sergey Lavrov has told a news conference that U.S. media reports ...

North Korean envoy to Italy is missing: Did he defect?

Europe 01/03/19, 08:36

North Korea's top diplomat in Italy and his wife have gone into hiding, according to a South Korean lawmaker, raising the possibility of a rare defection of a senior North Korean official. The news came from South Korea's spy agency, which ...

Ecuador: Enough UK guarantees for Assange to leave embassy

World 12/06/18, 12:16

Ecuador's president has ramped up pressure on Julian Assange to leave his country's embassy in London, saying that Britain had provided sufficient guarantees that the WikiLeaks founder won't be extradited to face the death penalty abroad.Lenin Moreno's comments in a ...

US envoy confidant about achieving N. Korea denuclearization

Politics 10/28/18, 23:28

The top U.S. envoy for North Korea has expressed confidence about achieving North Korea's nuclear disarmament. There are worries about the slow pace of nuclear diplomacy since U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's fourth trip to Pyongyang earlier this month. South Korean ...

China-US ties sinking amid acrimony over trade, politics

World 10/22/18, 22:20

Both ignorant and malicious" was how the official China Daily newspaper recently described comments by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, offering a stinging insight into the current bitter tone of discourse between the two countries.The White House's move to ...

South Korea considers lifting some sanctions on North Korea

World 10/10/18, 03:26

Seoul is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defusing the nuclear crisis, South Korea's foreign minister said Wednesday.During a parliamentary audit of her ministry, Kang Kyung-wha ...

Update: South Korea considers lifting sanctions on North

World 10/10/18, 02:25

The Latest on South Korea saying it's considering lifting sanctions against North Korea to help diplomacy (all times local):3:10 p.m.South Korea's foreign minister says Seoul is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang to create more momentum for ...

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