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Turkey accuses Germany of 'great political irresponsibility'

Istanbul - Turkey on Thursday accused Germany of displaying "great political irresponsibility" in stepping up a travel warning for the country after Berlin reacted angrily to Ankara's latest arrests of human rights activists."Sending a message...

Germany vows economic steps against Turkey as row escalates

Berlin - Germany on Thursday vowed stinging measures hitting tourism and investment in Turkey and a full "overhaul" of their troubled relations, signalling its patience had snapped after Ankara's arrests of human rights activists.

Kuwait expels Iranian diplomats over 'terror' cell: official

Kuwait City - Kuwait on Thursday ordered the expulsion of about 15 Iranian diplomats after the emirate's top court convicted a "terror" cell of links to the Islamic republic, a government source told AFP.

Germany vows to overhaul Turkey ties as row escalates

Berlin - Germany on Thursday vowed stinging measures impacting tourism and investment in Turkey and a full "overhaul" of their troubled relations, signalling its patience has snapped after Ankara's arrests of human rights activists.

Venezuela crisis: Trump waves a stick but sanctions could backfire

Washington - Facing a crisis in Venezuela, US President Donald Trump has threatened to inflict "swift and strong" economic sanctions unless President Nicolas Maduro backs away from a plan to rewrite that nation's constitution.

Netanyahu slams EU's 'crazy' Israel policy

Budapest - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday denounced the EU's political demands on Israel as "absolutely crazy", in remarks leaked from a closed-door meeting with eastern and central European leaders in Budapest.

US, China agree to cooperate on deficit in first trade talks under Trump

Washington - The United States and China have agreed to cooperate on reducing the trade deficit in the first round of economic talks under the Trump administration, Washington said at the conclusion of the meeting Wednesday which produced no major breakthroughs.

US says must have more 'fair, reciprocal' trade with China

Washington - The US launched its first round of trade talks with China since Donald Trump took office in an unusually blunt manner Wednesday, demanding more "fair, equitable and reciprocal" relationship, with more access to American made goods and services.

Israel denounces EU criticism as 'anomaly'

Budapest - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday denounced Brussels' repeated criticism of Israel as an "anomaly" and called on Europe to reassess its relationship with the Jewish state.

William, Kate take Brexit 'charm offensive' to Germany

Berlin - Prince William and his wife Kate began Wednesday a three-day visit to Germany billed as a "charm offensive" by local media as Britain begins thorny Brexit talks in earnest.

Trump taps Jon Huntsman as US ambassador to Russia: White House

Washington - President Donald Trump has tapped veteran diplomat and former Utah governor Jon Huntsman as ambassador to Russia, the White House said Tuesday.

Diplomats from US, Russia hold 'tough' talks: State Dept

Washington - Senior diplomats from Washington and Moscow held a "tough, forthright" conversation concerning bilateral tensions, the State Department said Tuesday, including over Russian access to diplomatic compounds in the US.

Prince William, Kate 'moved' by concentration camp visit

Gdansk - Prince William and his wife Kate said Tuesday they were "intensely moved" by their visit to a former Nazi German concentration camp, on a diplomacy tour of Poland and Germany following the Brexit vote.

US and Iran in tit-for-tat sanctions over missiles

Washington - The US and Iran traded tit-for-tat sanctions on Tuesday over the Islamic republic's ballistic missile program, just hours after Washington admitted Tehran was complying with a landmark nuclear deal signed two years ago.

US slaps new Iran sanctions over ballistic missiles, terrorism

Washington - The United States announced new sanctions against Iran Tuesday over its ballistic missile program and what it called Tehran's support for terrorist groups in the Middle East.

OSCE chief nomination ends leadership crisis

Vienna - The OSCE on Tuesday nominated a new chief, ending an unprecedented leadership crisis within the security body after months of squabbling between member states.

Israel PM hails Hungary fight against anti-Semitism

Budapest - Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday praised Budapest for "standing up for" the Jewish state, at talks with Hungarian premier Viktor Orban who is under fire at home for allegedly stoking anti-Semitism.

Erdogan to visit Qatar and Saudi amid Gulf crisis

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will this month visit Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which are locked in a deep diplomatic crisis, his office announced Tuesday.

'Spiritual brothers' Netanyahu, Orban meet in Budapest

Budapest - Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu is in Budapest Tuesday for talks with Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban, who hopes the visit will silence critics accusing him of leading an anti-Semitic crusade against US billionaire George Soros.

Japan pledges $1 bn to back UN development goals

New York - Japan on Monday pledged $1 billion over the next two years to back the UN's development agenda, raising its profile as one of the world's largest foreign aid donors.

Russia: Moscow, US 'almost' resolve spat over diplomat compounds

Moscow - The Kremlin on Monday demanded that Washington unconditionally restore its access to diplomatic compounds in the United States, with a senior Russian official saying the row had "almost" been resolved following hours-long talks.

Prince William, Kate on Brexit diplomacy tour of Poland, Germany

Varsovia - Prince William and his wife Kate arrived in Warsaw on Monday on a five-day "diplomacy tour" of Poland and Germany in the wake of Brexit, which has tarnished Britain's reputation in Europe.

Meeting of minds as Netanyahu visits Hungary's Orban

Budapest - Hungary welcomes Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday on a landmark visit that Prime Minister Viktor Orban hopes will bolster him in his battle with George Soros and deflect charges of stoking anti-Semitism.

Meeting of minds as Netanyahu visits Hungary's Orban

Budapest - Hungary welcomes Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday on a landmark visit that Prime Minister Viktor Orban hopes will bolster him in his battle with George Soros and deflect charges of stoking anti-Semitism.

Meeting of minds as Netanyahu visits Hungary's Orban

Budapest - Hungary welcomes Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday on a landmark visit that Prime Minister Viktor Orban hopes will bolster him in his battle with George Soros and deflect charges of stoking anti-Semitism.

US-China citizen given 10 years for espionage in Iran: media

Tehran - A Chinese American accused of "infiltration" in Iran has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, local media reported on Sunday.

Macron urges resumption of Mideast talks based on two states

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron called Sunday for a resumption of long-stalled Middle East peace talks based on a two-state solution.

Macron, Netanyahu mark 75 years since Paris roundup of Jews

Paris - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined a ceremony in Paris on Sunday marking 75 years since the roundup of 13,000 Jews sent to Nazi death camps, with French President Emmanuel Macron saying France's responsibility was a "stark truth".

Macron outshines Merkel as EU's top diplomat

Berlin - Germany has for years longed for a stronger French partner, but may have got more than it bargained for as the self-confident Emmanuel Macron takes Europe's spotlight.

US citizen accused of 'infiltration' sentenced to 10 years: Iran judiciary

Tehran - A United States citizen accused of "infiltration" in Iran has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, a spokesman for the judiciary said on Sunday. "The person was identified and arrested by the intelligence forces.
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