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No breakthrough in Brexit talks as Johnson dodges reporters

No breakthrough in Brexit talks as Johnson dodges reporters

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson failed to convince EU leaders on Monday he has a serious plan for a Brexit deal, then ducked out of a planned news conference under a chorus of abuse from protesters.

Pompeo in Brussels to talk Afghanistan with NATO

Pompeo in Brussels to talk Afghanistan with NATO

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo headed to Brussels on Monday to discuss a proposed Afghan peace deal with the NATO chief and seek fresh engagement with new EU leaders after months of tensions.

Russia, Iran blame US for regional tensions

Russia, Iran blame US for regional tensions

Moscow and Tehran on Monday blamed US policies for tensions in the Middle East while Russia said it welcomed French efforts to save the Iran nuclear deal.

Trump backs Johnson as 'right man' for Brexit

Trump backs Johnson as 'right man' for Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday held his first face-to-face talks with Donald Trump since taking office, with the US President backing him as the ‘right man’ to deliver Brexit for Britain.

Japan, US reach broad agreement on trade deal: reports

Japan, US reach broad agreement on trade deal: reports

Japan and the United States have reached a broad agreement in trade negotiations, reports said Sunday, with the leaders of both countries expected to hold talks on the sidelines of the G7 summit.

Uganda, Rwanda leaders sign pact to end months-long standoff

Uganda, Rwanda leaders sign pact to end months-long standoff

The presidents of Rwanda and Uganda on Wednesday signed an agreement in Angola to ease months of tensions after the two leaders exchanged accusations of spying, political assassinations and meddling.

Iran tanker in limbo off Gibraltar as US issues warrant

Iran tanker in limbo off Gibraltar as US issues warrant

A last-minute US warrant to seize an Iranian tanker preparing to leave Gibraltar after weeks of detention cast doubt over its departure on Saturday, prolonging a diplomatic spat between Tehran, London and Washington.

North Korea says latest test was 'new weapon'

North Korea says latest test was 'new weapon'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a ‘new weapon’ test, state media reported Sunday, the latest in a series of launches that US President Donald Trump has played down as Washington ...

Pakistan downgrades ties with India as Kashmir row deepens

Pakistan downgrades ties with India as Kashmir row deepens

Pakistan downgraded its diplomatic ties with India on Wednesday, announcing that it will expel the Indian envoy and suspend trade in a deepening row over New Delhi's move to tighten its grip on Kashmir.

QRCS pursues stronger humanitarian diplomacy in Africa

QRCS pursues stronger humanitarian diplomacy in Africa

A high-profile delegation from Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has recently completed a tour to enhance humanitarian diplomacy in Africa.

US-China trade talks resume after Trump tweetstorm

US-China trade talks resume after Trump tweetstorm

Chinese and US negotiators held talks in Shanghai Wednesday in a bid to bring an end to a year-long trade war, with the meeting overshadowed by a Twitter tirade from President Donald Trump.

UK warship arrives in Gulf to escort tankers

UK warship arrives in Gulf to escort tankers

A British warship dispatched to the Gulf to escort UK-flagged ships amid heightened tensions with Iran has arrived in the region, the defence ministry said.