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The United States on Wednesday saluted the protesters of Tiananmen Square and pressed China for a full account of the dead from its 1989 crackdown, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meeting survivors.

Op-Ed: Two Iranian tankers abort delivery after US threats

For several days now there have been gasoline deliveries to Venezuela as several of the five tankers sailing from Iran have arrived in Venezuela after being escorted by the Venezuelan military and have offloaded their cargos of fuel.

Trump says 'common sense' for Russia to rejoin G7

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it is "common sense" to bring Russia back into the G7, despite Moscow's expulsion from the club after invading part of Ukraine.

Poles to vote on June 28 in presidential election delayed by virus

Poland will vote on June 28 in a presidential election delayed by the coronavirus, the parliament speaker announced Wednesday, as opinion polls suggested a liberal opposition candidate could oust the government-backed incumbent.

Op-Ed: Trudeau at a loss for words over Trump's handling of protests

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not speak for some 21 seconds when asked to comment on U.S. President Donald Trump's handling of protesters in the United States, ultimately avoiding even saying Trump’s name in his eventual response.

Trump ally Grenell steps down as Germany envoy

Richard Grenell, an outspoken Donald Trump loyalist, has officially stepped down as US ambassador to Germany, ending a controversial two-year stint in Berlin that fanned transatlantic tensions.

Philippine exit from key US military pact 'suspended'

The Philippines has told the United States it is suspending its bid to break off a key military pact, the two allies said Tuesday in a sharp turnaround of President Rodrigo Duterte's foreign policy.

Putin rushes to move on from virus with vote on reforms

It took less than a week after he said Russia's coronavirus crisis had peaked for President Vladimir Putin to fast-track a vote on constitutional reforms allowing him to serve more Kremlin terms.

Post-Brexit trade talks resume but little sign of breakthrough

Trade negotiators from Britain and the EU embarked on a fourth round of post-Brexit negotiations Tuesday but no-one in London or Brussels expects a breakthrough this week.

Deadlock as Qatar embargo marks three-year anniversary

A bitter feud between Qatar and a Saudi-led alliance drags into a fourth year on Friday with no end in sight.

Canada's Trudeau rejects inviting Russia to G7 summit

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday rejected Russia's participation in a coming summit of the G7 nations, despite host US President Donald Trump wanting to invite Moscow.

Op-Ed: Trump tells governors to 'dominate' and 'take back your streets'

In a video teleconference on Monday, President Donald Trump - agitated and angry after several nights of violent protests - told governors to “dominate” and “take back your streets.”

China threatens to 'counter-attack' US over Hong Kong curbs

Beijing warned Washington Monday of retaliation after President Donald Trump announced restrictions on Chinese students in the US in protest against a new national security law in Hong Kong.

Brazil's Bolsonaro rallies supporters as US sends unproven drug

President Jair Bolsonaro, who opposes coronavirus lockdown measures imposed by Brazilian cities and states, rallied with his supporters Sunday, as Washington said it had sent two million doses of a controversial unproven COVID-19 drug.

Iran's new parliament speaker says talks with US 'futile'

Iran's parliament speaker Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf said any negotiations with the United States would be "futile" as he delivered his first major speech to the conservative-dominated chamber on Sunday.

Trump says he will delay G7 summit and invite other countries

US President Donald Trump said Saturday he will delay the G7 summit scheduled to take place in June and invite other countries -- including Russia -- to join the meeting."I don't feel that as a G7 it properly represents what's going on in the world.

Backlash against Trump exiting WHO as world virus cases top 6 mn

US President Donald Trump faced a broad backlash on Saturday over severing ties with the UN's health agency during a pandemic, as coronavirus cases worldwide topped 6 million and infections surged in Latin America.

Bad tempered post-Brexit talks enter crucial phase

Britain and the EU will attempt to revive their imperilled trade talks on Tuesday, entering a crucial week of negotiations that could mark the final hope for a deal.

Merkel a 'no' for Trump's in-person G7 summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend an in-person summit of G7 leaders that US President Donald Trump has suggested he will host despite concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, a German government spokesman said Saturday.

At least 35 detained at Moscow opposition protest

Russian police arrested more than 30 people in central Moscow on Friday on the second day that peaceful opposition protesters were detained during a city-wide lockdown.

Trump strips Hong Kong privileges, curbs students in volley on China

President Donald Trump said Friday he would strip several of Hong Kong's special privileges with the United States and bar some Chinese students from US universities in anger over Beijing's bid to exert control in the financial hub.

Pompeo says Trump to act on Chinese students

The United States will take action to prevent alleged espionage by Chinese students, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said ahead of an expected announcement by President Donald Trump on Friday.

Kosovo's top court rejects call for snap polls

Kosovo's top court on Thursday rejected outgoing premier Albin Kurti's call for snap polls after his coalition collapsed, and backed a presidential decree asking his rivals to form a new government.

PM Johnson charts Britain's path out of lockdown

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday some English schools and shops would reopen from next week as he tried to end a scandal over what police said appeared to be a "minor" lockdown breach by his closest adviser.

Op-Ed: Threats, lies and executive orders — The Trump presidency

With the death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. now over 100,400 people, President Donald Trump, more concerned about his reputation and reelection in November, is taking his war with Twitter to a new level.

Conservative ex-Tehran mayor Ghalibaf elected Iran speaker

Iran's new parliament on Thursday elected former Tehran mayor Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf as its speaker, consolidating the power of conservatives ahead of next year's presidential election.

US vs China: facing off on many fronts

The US-China relationship –- seen by many as the defining global power dynamic of the 21st century -– is no stranger to confrontation and discord, but rarely has their rivalry played out on so many critical fronts as it is now.

China approves plan to impose Hong Kong security law

China's parliament approved plans Thursday to impose a security law on Hong Kong that has ratcheted up tensions with the US and sparked new protests over fears the city is losing its special freedoms.

Op-Ed: Third Iranian tanker arrives in Venezuelan coastal waters

Venezuelans are continuing to celebrate the arrival of tankers from Iran carrying gasoline and other needs to help relieve the fuel shortage caused by US sanctions and the need for repairs to their own refineries.

Afghan government releases first hundred Taliban prisoners

The Eid al-Fitr holiday began on Monday as did the ceasefire in Afghanistan announced by the Taliban. Early signs were promising with the ceasefire appearing to hold.

Early results in, Suriname opposition predicts election win

Suriname's main opposition leader Chan Santokhi on Tuesday predicted victory for his Progressive Reform Party (VHP) in the country's elections after 46 percent of the votes had been counted.

UK PM Johnson faces growing rebellion over aide's lockdown trip

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday faced a mounting internal rebellion, including a ministerial resignation, over a scandal around his top aide Dominic Cummings taking a cross-country trip during the coronavirus lockdown.

Burundi president applauds chosen successor on election win

Burundi's long-ruling leader Pierre Nkurunziza on Tuesday congratulated his hand-picked successor on a "large victory" in the presidential election, though the opposition has vowed to contest the result in court.

Venezuela attorney general seeks to declare Guaido party 'terrorist organization'

Venezuela's attorney general on Monday asked the Supreme Court to declare opposition leader Juan Guaido's party a "terrorist organization," blaming it for a failed sea invasion.

Two of five Iranian tankers are already in Venezuelan waters

The Trump administration has been reacting angrily at Iran's shipment of five tanker loads of gasoline to Venezuela, threatening sanctions or other actions against them.

Brazil stands by hydroxychloroquine despite WHO

Brazil's health ministry said Monday it would not change its recommendation to treat coronavirus with hydroxychloroquine, despite the World Health Organization deciding to suspend trials of the drug over safety concerns.

Sex offenders, bullying and number plates: China's parliament proposals

As delegates gather in Beijing for the annual session of China's rubber-stamp parliament, some of them have put forward proposals for laws relating to a wide range of everyday matters.

Suriname votes in poll crucial for convicted president

People in Suriname went to the polls on Monday with strongman President Desi Bouterse seeking a third term, battling to hold onto power months after being convicted of the murder of political opponents.

Europe lifts virus shutters as Japan ends emergency

Europeans flocked to parks, gyms and pools on Monday as more countries eased coronavirus restrictions, while Japan lifted its state of emergency but urged vigilance to avoid another wave of infections.

US aide renews warning on China's proposed law for Hong Kong

A top White House aide renewed a warning on Sunday that the US might revoke Hong Kong's special trading privileges if China enacts a tough new security law covering the territory.

UK PM Johnson backs key aide over lockdown breach claims

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday defied pressure from within his own party and backed top aide Dominic Cummings over allegations he breached coronavirus lockdown rules.
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