Diplomacy

Australia takes China to WTO over wine duties

Australia will take China before the World Trade Organization over Beijing's imposition of crippling tariffs on Australian wine exports, it announced...

UN calls for member states to ‘prevent the flow of arms’ into Myanmar

The UN General Assembly on Friday took the rare step of calling on member states to "prevent the flow of arms" into Myanmar, part of a non-binding...

UN debates holding General Assembly in person

United Nations members debated this week hosting September's General Assembly in person with smaller-than-normal delegations because of the pandemic,...

Russia ready for further dialogue if US is willing : Putin

The Kremlin was guarded about future dialogue with Washington on Thursday, a day after the first face-to-face meeting between Russian President...

Draghi distances Italy from Russia, China to return to West’s fold

Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi has clearly aligned his country with the EU and the Atlantic alliance, with strongly worded messages at the...

Myanmar footballer to seek asylum in Japan

A goalkeeper from Myanmar's national team who raised an anti-coup salute during a match outside Tokyo has refused to fly home and will seek asylum...

Putin and Biden won’t be friends but see path together

There was no talk of gazing into Vladimir Putin's "soul" and the Russian president didn't try to gaslight a rookie US leader.

Macau follows Hong Kong in shuttering Taiwan office

Macau said Wednesday it was closing its representative office in Taiwan, following neighbouring Hong Kong which made the same move last month...

Erdogan vows support for Azerbaijan in case of attack

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday pledged support for Azerbaijan if the ex-Soviet country was attacked, as he made a visit to...

Nord Stream 2 pipeline : controversial and unstoppable

The soon-to-be-completed Nord Stream 2 pipeline, set to double natural gas supplies from Russia to Germany, has long divided European capitals...

Putin backs prisoner swap with US ahead of Biden summit

President Vladimir Putin has renewed an offer to swap prisoners ahead of his first summit Wednesday with Joe Biden, who has come under growing...

Ahead of summit, Putin denies Russia cyberattacks on US

President Vladimir Putin dismissed accusations that Russia was behind cyberattacks against the United States as "farcical" in an interview with...

China slams G7 ‘manipulation’ after Xinjiang, Hong Kong criticism

China on Monday accused the G7 of "political manipulation" after it criticised Beijing over its human rights record in Xinjiang and Hong Kong.

Azerbaijan releases 15 Armenian POWs

Azerbaijan on Saturday released to Armenia 15 prisoners of war captured last year during hostilities over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region,...

Putin hopes Biden less impulsive than Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin voiced hope Friday that US President Joe Biden will be less impulsive than his predecessor Donald Trump, ahead...

US, China clash as Biden debuts at G7

The United States and China clashed in rare talks Friday as President Joe Biden made his international debut at the G7 summit, with his administration...

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