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Iran's Zarif: 'There will be no meeting' with US

Iran's Zarif: 'There will be no meeting' with US

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Saturday there would be no meeting with the United States in the near future following Washington's reimposition of sanctions.

Saudi expels Canadian envoy, recalls its own over 'interference'

Saudi expels Canadian envoy, recalls its own over 'interference'

Saudi Arabia said Monday it was expelling the Canadian ambassador and recalling its envoy while freezing all new trade, in retaliation for Ottawa's vigorous calls for the release of jailed activists.

UK warns of danger of 'messy divorce' with EU

UK warns of danger of 'messy divorce' with EU

UK Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt warned on Wednesday of the danger of the UK undergoing a ‘messy divorce’ from the EU, referring to the prospect of a ‘ no deal’ exit.

UK's Hunt welcomes China's offer of talks on post-Brexit trade deal

UK's Hunt welcomes China's offer of talks on post-Brexit trade deal

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Monday he welcomed China's offer of talks on a post-Brexit trade deal as he visited Beijing to try to strengthen ties before next year's divorce from Europe.

EU trying to 'swindle' UK in Brexit talks: report

EU trying to 'swindle' UK in Brexit talks: report

Italy's far right deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini has accused the European Union of attempting to ‘swindle’ the United Kingdom out of the Brexit people voted for in the landmark 2016 referendum ...

North Korean athletes arrive in South for joint Asiad training

North Korean athletes arrive in South for joint Asiad training

North Korean athletes arrived in the South on Sunday for joint training ahead of the Asian Games next month, the latest effort at rare cross-border sports diplomacy.

After UK-US spats, Trump flies in to turmoil in Britain

After UK-US spats, Trump flies in to turmoil in Britain

Donald Trump arrives in Britain on Thursday for his first visit as US president, flying into a whirlwind of protests against him and political turmoil over Brexit.

EU interior ministers meet as nations tussle over migrant response

EU interior ministers meet as nations tussle over migrant response

Interior ministers from 28 European nations will meet Thursday as they face intensifying pressure to introduce new policies to stem migrant arrivals, in their first meeting after Austria took the EU helm ...

Amir, Chinese president exchange congratulations

Amir, Chinese president exchange congratulations

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and Chinese President Xi Jinping have exchanged congratulations on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Qatar and China.

Trump slams NATO spending on eve of departure for summit

Trump slams NATO spending on eve of departure for summit

US President Donald Trump on Monday criticized NATO member states' military spending and said it benefits Europe more than America, setting the stage for a potentially-acrimonious summit with leaders of the alliance.

Pompeo vows to pursue North Korean denuclearisation talks

Pompeo vows to pursue North Korean denuclearisation talks

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brushed off North Korean accusations of "gangster-like" diplomacy during negotiations in Pyongyang.

Iran says to hold talks with world powers on nuclear deal

Iran says to hold talks with world powers on nuclear deal

The foreign ministers of Iran and five world powers still party to the 2015 nuclear deal will meet in Vienna on Friday for talks on the troubled accord, state media in Tehran said.