Diplomacy / Foreign Policy

Macron to Lebanese leaders: reform swiftly or face consequences

Macron to Lebanese leaders: reform swiftly or face consequences

Published 01/09/2020

BEIRUT/PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday gave Lebanese politicians until the end of October to start delivering on reforms, saying financial aid [more…]

Canberra says not told why Australian journalist detained in China

Canberra says not told why Australian journalist detained in China

Published 01/09/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia does not know why Chinese authorities have detained Australian citizen and television anchor Cheng Lei, Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said on [more…]

Philippines says won’t stop projects with China firms blacklisted by U.S.

Philippines says won’t stop projects with China firms blacklisted by U.S.

Published 01/09/2020

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines will not halt infrastructure projects involving Chinese firms blacklisted by ally the United States and will act in its own [more…]

Macron marks Lebanon’s centenary as nation teeters on brink

Macron marks Lebanon’s centenary as nation teeters on brink

Published 01/09/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron marked Lebanon’s centenary on Tuesday by planting a cedar tree, the emblem of the Middle East country that [more…]

Some Russian teachers fear back-to-school shots of ‘Sputnik V’ COVID vaccine

Some Russian teachers fear back-to-school shots of ‘Sputnik V’ COVID vaccine

Published 01/09/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A small independent Russian teachers’ union is urging members not to be coerced into accepting shots of the “Sputnik V” coronavirus vaccine [more…]

Turkey detains senior Islamic State figure, minister says

Turkey detains senior Islamic State figure, minister says

Published 01/09/2020

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police have arrested the Islamic State militant group’s top figure in Turkey, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Tuesday. Soylu said [more…]

Suga seen top contender in Japan PM race as ruling party plans slimmed-down vote

Suga seen top contender in Japan PM race as ruling party plans slimmed-down vote

Published 01/09/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s top government spokesman, Yoshihide Suga, moved a step closer to becoming the next premier after the ruling party decided on Tuesday [more…]

Australian government says it was not told why Australian journalist detained in China

Australian government says it was not told why Australian journalist detained in China

Published 01/09/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s trade minister, Simon Birmingham, said Canberra didn’t know why Chinese authorities had detained Australian citizen Cheng Lei, as he warned that [more…]

South Korea charges intelligence officers with raping North Korean defector

South Korea charges intelligence officers with raping North Korean defector

Published 01/09/2020

SEOUL (Reuters) - Two South Korean military intelligence officers have been indicted on charges of raping a North Korean defector, the South’s defense ministry said [more…]

Philippines says won’t stop projects with China firms blacklisted by U.S

Philippines says won’t stop projects with China firms blacklisted by U.S

Published 01/09/2020

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines will not halt infrastructure projects involving Chinese firms blacklisted by ally the United States and will make its own decisions, [more…]