Diplomacy

Australia to get nuclear subs in new US, British partnership

The United States announced a new alliance Wednesday with Australia and Britain to strengthen military capabilities in the face of a rising China,...

Australia enters uncharted waters with nuclear sub plan

Australia's shock decision to acquire US nuclear-powered submarines and cruise missiles helps bind a faltering alliance with Washington, but...

End of ‘Merkron’ : EU’s power couple prepares to bow out

French President Emmanuel Macron hosts Angela Merkel in Paris on Thursday for the last time before the German chancellor stands down, which will...

New York says UNGA delegates must be vaccinated, angering Russia

All leaders and diplomats attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week will have to provide proof of vaccination, the...

South Korea fires first submarine-launched ballistic missile

South Korea successfully test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile Wednesday, becoming only the seventh country in the world with the...

UN urges Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia to resume mega-dam talks

The UN Security Council adopted a statement Wednesday encouraging Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan "to resume negotiations" under the auspices of the...

US envoy says Ghani exit scuttled Afghan power-sharing

The US negotiator on Afghanistan said that president Ashraf Ghani's abrupt exit scuttled a deal in which the Taliban would hold off entering...

US discusses support for Lithuania amid China pressure

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday saluted Lithuania's championing of democracy in Belarus and Taiwan and discussed ways to support...

Belarus opposition leader urges ‘decisive action’ from France

Exiled Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya on Wednesday urged "decisive action" from France to solve her country's political...

China hosts first multinational peacekeeping exercise

China wrapped up the country's first multinational peacekeeping exercise on Wednesday, demonstrating the extent of its military might on a huge...

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles : South’s military

North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into the sea on Wednesday, according to the South's military, as China's foreign minister visited Seoul...

UAE, Israel eye trillion-dollar prize one year into Abraham Accords

The United Arab Emirates marks one year since normalising ties with Israel on Wednesday, a move which drew Palestinian anger but that leaders...

BTS issued diplomatic passports for UN session

K-pop sensation BTS have been granted diplomatic passports ahead of the United Nations General Assembly as they embark on their new roles as...

Chinese FM visits Singapore in pushback against US

China's foreign minister held talks with Singaporean leader Lee Hsien Loong Tuesday during a Southeast Asian tour seen as a pushback against...

Taiwan delegation to visit Slovakia, Czech Republic and Lithuania

A Taiwanese delegation of government officials and business people will visit Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Lithuania, officials said Tuesday,...

Fintech and fighter jets : one year on, UAE-Israel ties bear fruit

A year has passed since Israel and the United Arab Emirates normalised ties in a US-brokered agreement, leading to a raft of deals ranging from...

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