Diplomacy / Foreign Policy

U.S. says to send more troops to the Middle East, cites Iran threats

U.S. says to send more troops to the Middle East, cites Iran threats

Published 18/06/2019

WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what [more…]

Don’t open ‘Pandora’s Box’ in Middle East, China warns

Don’t open ‘Pandora’s Box’ in Middle East, China warns

Published 18/06/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese government’s top diplomat warned on Tuesday that the world should not open a “Pandora’s Box” in the Middle East, as [more…]

Senator Rubio targets Huawei over patents

Senator Rubio targets Huawei over patents

Published 18/06/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio filed legislation on Monday that would prevent Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from seeking damages in U.S. patent courts, [more…]

Boris Johnson gets boost in race to become Britain’s new PM

Boris Johnson gets boost in race to become Britain’s new PM

Published 18/06/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Boris Johnson got a boost in his campaign to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday when one of his former [more…]

Britain’s Hammond ‘prepared to resign’ over May’s spending plans:…

Britain’s Hammond ‘prepared to resign’ over May’s spending plans:…

Published 18/06/2019

(Reuters) - British finance minister Philip Hammond is “prepared to resign” over Prime Minister Theresa May’s legacy spending plans, ITV said on Tuesday, citing the [more…]

Venezuela frees jailed opposition lawmaker ahead of U.N. rights…

Venezuela frees jailed opposition lawmaker ahead of U.N. rights…

Published 18/06/2019

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela on Monday freed opposition lawmaker Gilber Caro, who was detained in April in what allies said was a violation of his [more…]

Saudi air defenses intercept two Houthi drones: Saudi press agency

Saudi air defenses intercept two Houthi drones: Saudi press agency

Published 18/06/2019

(Reuters) - Saudi air defenses intercepted two Houthi drones, one of them targeting a residential area in the southern city of Abha, the Saudi press [more…]

As promised, Trump slashes aid to Central America over migrants

As promised, Trump slashes aid to Central America over migrants

Published 18/06/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, after [more…]

Trump says U.S. agency will begin removing millions of illegal…

Trump says U.S. agency will begin removing millions of illegal…

Published 18/06/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. authorities would begin next week removing millions of immigrants who are in the United [more…]

White House will not invite Israeli officials to Bahrain event:…

White House will not invite Israeli officials to Bahrain event:…

Published 18/06/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House will not invite Israeli government officials to a Bahrain conference devoted to gaining support for a Palestinian economic plan [more…]