Diplomacy / Foreign Policy

Australia’s conservative coalition secures parliamentary majority

Australia’s conservative coalition secures parliamentary majority

Published 20/05/2019

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s conservative coalition secured an outright parliamentary majority on Monday following a shock election victory, allowing Prime Minister Scott Morrison to progress [more…]

Swedish prosecutor requests Assange’s detention over rape allegation

Swedish prosecutor requests Assange’s detention over rape allegation

Published 20/05/2019

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish prosecutor heading an investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed a request with a local court [more…]

U.S. to encourage investment in Palestinians as first part of peace…

U.S. to encourage investment in Palestinians as first part of peace…

Published 20/05/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House will unveil the first part of President Donald Trump’s long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan when it holds an international conference [more…]

Palestinians say they weren’t consulted about U.S.-led economic…

Palestinians say they weren’t consulted about U.S.-led economic…

Published 20/05/2019

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - The Palestinians have not been consulted about a U.S.-led conference in Bahrain next month designed to encourage international investment in [more…]

Year-old Xinhua alert spreads proclaiming U.S.-China trade row…

Year-old Xinhua alert spreads proclaiming U.S.-China trade row…

Published 20/05/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s official Xinhua news agency condemned the spreading of “false news” on Monday after some websites published a year-old alert announcing a [more…]

China’s tech transfer problem is growing, EU business group says

China’s tech transfer problem is growing, EU business group says

Published 20/05/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - Cases of European firms forced to transfer technology in China are increasing despite Beijing saying the problem does not exist, a European [more…]

Czech government sticks to 2020 budget deficit target: PM

Czech government sticks to 2020 budget deficit target: PM

Published 20/05/2019

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech government will stick to plans for a 40 billion crown ($1.73 billion) central government budget deficit in 2020, unchanged from [more…]

Loyalty of Italy’s League to coalition partner unreasonable:…

Loyalty of Italy’s League to coalition partner unreasonable:…

Published 20/05/2019

MILAN (Reuters) - League’s loyalty to Italian coalition partner M5S is unreasonable and can’t last for ever, cabinet secretary Giancarlo Giorgetti said on Monday. “Faced [more…]

U.S. senator convening meetings to warn business, academia of China…

U.S. senator convening meetings to warn business, academia of China…

Published 20/05/2019

(Reuters) - U.S. Senator Mark Warner said on Sunday that he has been organizing meetings between U.S. intelligence officials and the country’s business and academic [more…]

Schumer asks government to probe rail tech from China

Schumer asks government to probe rail tech from China

Published 19/05/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer is asking the federal government to investigate if a plan for new subway cars in New [more…]