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Trump calls British ambassador to US 'a very stupid guy'

Washington - President Donald Trump on Tuesday called the British ambassador to the United States "a very stupid guy," one day after declaring he would cut contact with the diplomat following a leak of cables describing Trump as "inept.

Saudi envoy to US: Yemen deal 'will help bring back security'

Washington - Saudi Arabia and its Arab coalition partners "strongly support" an agreement reached on Yemen in UN-brokered peace talks Thursday, which includes a ceasefire in the vital port of Hodeida, Riyadh's US ambassador Khalid bin Salman said.

From Fox anchor to UN envoy, a meteoric rise for Heather Nauert

Washington - Less than two years ago, Heather Nauert was working as an anchor on Donald Trump's favorite news show, "Fox & Friends."Her rise since then has been stunning.

Trump picks South Korea envoy, filling months-long vacancy

Sydney - Veteran Asia-hand Admiral Harry Harris is to be the new US ambassador to South Korea, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed, filling a post that has been vacant for 15 months.

Trump says will 'hold Russia accountable' over spy poisoning

Moscow - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he would "take action to hold Russia accountable" for the poisoning of a spy on British soil, as another ugly war of words erupted between Moscow and London over the Cold War-style attack.

Anatoly Antonov: Russia's tough-but-pragmatic new US ambassador

Moscow - Veteran diplomat Anatoly Antonov, appointed Russia's new ambassador to the US Monday at a time when ties are at dangerously low ebb, has the reputation of being a tough negotiator with a deep suspicion of Washington.

Moscow envoy at heart of very Washington scandal

Washington - Russia's ambassador Sergey Kislyak was all smiles as he glad-handed US lawmakers gathered on Capitol Hill to hear President Donald Trump's maiden speech to Congress.

Britain picks 'tough negotiator' as new EU envoy

London - Britain on Wednesday said it has picked a "tough negotiator" to replace its ambassador to the European Union, who unexpectedly resigned just weeks before Brexit negotiations are due to start.

EU Commission 'regrets loss' of UK ambassador Rogers

Brussels - The European Commission said on Wednesday it regretted that Britain's ambassador to the EU Ivan Rogers had resigned, just as London prepared to launch fraught Brexit divorce negotiations.

Turkey puts broadcast ban on Russia envoy's killing

Ankara - A Turkish court has put a broadcast ban on reporting of the investigation into last week's murder of the Russian ambassador to Ankara Andrei Karlov, state media said on Tuesday.

US led UN 'gang-up' on Israel settlement vote: ambassador

Washington - The White House orchestrated a "gang-up" against Israel on last week's UN settlement vote, its ambassador to Washington said Monday in the latest sign of anger between the longtime allies.

Russia bids farewell to slain Turkey envoy

Moscow - Russia on Thursday laid to rest its envoy Andrei Karlov after a packed memorial ceremony in Moscow for the diplomat who was assassinated by an off-duty policeman in Ankara this week.

Turkey releases relatives of Russian envoy's assassin

Istanbul - Turkish authorities on Thursday released six close relatives of the assassin of the Russian ambassador to Ankara after holding them for almost three days for questioning in the wake of the killing, state media said on Thursday.

The cold-blooded killer of Russia's Turkey envoy

Istanbul - Mevlut Mert Altintas, 22, had been a Turkish police officer in the capital Ankara all his working life.

Erdogan sees Gulen link to envoy killing, Kremlin cautious

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said the killer of Russia's ambassador to Turkey was a member of the group of Fethullah Gulen blamed for the July 15 coup, as Moscow warned against jumping to early conclusions.

Russia to bury slain ambassador Thursday: Kremlin

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin will attend as Russia buries slain ambassador Andrei Karlov on Thursday, the Kremlin said, days after he was gunned down in Ankara by a Turkish policeman.

Russian envoy's killer had protected Erdogan: report

Istanbul - The young Turkish policeman who killed Russia's ambassador to Ankara this week had provided security for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan eight times since the July 15 failed coup bid, a report said on Wednesday.

Gulen network 'behind' killing of Russian ambassador: Turkish FM

Istanbul - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday blamed the group of exiled Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen for the assassination of Russia's ambassador in Ankara, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.

Plane with body of slain Russian envoy lands in Moscow: agencies

Moscow - A Russian plane carrying the body of the ambassador assassinated in Turkey landed on Tuesday in Moscow, met by the top Russian and Turkish diplomats.

Envoy's killing in Turkey exposes Russia tensions

Istanbul - The killing of the Russian ambassador to Ankara has exposed deep divisions in policy and hostility to Moscow among some in Turkish society despite a reconciliation deal after a seven-month crisis.

Chilling images of Russian envoy's murder in Turkey

Istanbul - Andrei Karlov stumbles as the bullets hit him in the back, then comes crashing to the ground.

The sharp-suited Turkish policeman who killed Russian envoy

Istanbul - The assassin of the Russian ambassador to Ankara was a 22-year-old from a quiet region in the west of Turkey who had served with the anti-riot police for less than three years.

Assassination in Turkey: what we know

Istanbul - Russia's ambassador to Ankara was shot dead in a brazen attack by an off-duty Turkish policeman at an art exhibition on Monday in what both sides branded an "act of terror" aimed at damaging their improving ties.

Russian envoy shooting: What impact on Russia-Turkey ties?

Istanbul - The assassination of Russia's envoy to Turkey will likely not harm warming bilateral ties but its impact will be felt more in Syria, according to analysts surveyed by AFP.

Russian ambassador shot dead in Turkey attack

Ankara - A Turkish policeman crying "Aleppo" and "revenge" shot dead Russia's ambassador to Turkey at an art exhibition in Ankara on Monday, in what Moscow said was a "terrorist act".

S. Korean gets 12 years for knife attack on US ambassador

Seoul - The South Korean man behind a shocking knife attack that left the US ambassador in Seoul needing 80 stitches to a deep gash on his face, was convicted of attempted murder on Friday and jailed for 12 years.

France summons US ambassador over spying claims: diplomatic sources

Paris - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has summoned the US ambassador over leaked documents that suggest her government spied on President Francois Hollande and two predecessors, diplomatic sources said Wednesday.

S. Korea indicts U.S. envoy attacker for attempted murder

Seoul - South Korean prosecutors formally charged the man who injured U.S. ambassador Mark Lippert in a knife attack with attempted murder on Wednesday, despite his denials of any intention to kill.

Sweden, Saudi Arabia to resume normal diplomatic relations

Stockholm - Saudi Arabia and Sweden have agreed to resume normal diplomatic relations two weeks after they were unexpectedly interrupted by a row over critical comments from Stockholm.

Saudi Arabia withdraws ambassador to Sweden in diplomatic row

Stockholm - A diplomatic dispute between Saudi Arabia and Sweden that has frayed relations between two of the world’s most-influential nations could exacerbate philosophical differences that could threaten cooperation in the battle against terrorism.
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