Diplomacy / Foreign Policy

Iran has not ruled out talks to end nuclear dispute, says official

Iran has not ruled out talks to end nuclear dispute, says official

Published 20/01/2020

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Monday that it had not closed the “door to negotiations” in efforts to resolve a dispute over its nuclear [more…]

China calls on Canada to release Huawei executive Meng

China calls on Canada to release Huawei executive Meng

Published 20/01/2020

BEIJING (Reuters) - China urged Canada on Monday to release detained Huawei Technologies executive Meng Wanzhou as soon as possible. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang, [more…]

Trump promises farmers that China trade deal will be good for them

Trump promises farmers that China trade deal will be good for them

Published 20/01/2020

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - President Donald Trump sought on Sunday to assure American farmers and ranchers hit by a protracted tariff war with China that [more…]

EU industry chief dismisses fears strict security rules could delay 5G

EU industry chief dismisses fears strict security rules could delay 5G

Published 19/01/2020

PARIS/MUNICH (Reuters) - European industrial policy chief Thierry Breton dismissed claims that relying on European companies to build a 5G network would delay its rollout, [more…]

Lawyers for Huawei CFO call Canada prosecutor’s arguments ‘circular’

Lawyers for Huawei CFO call Canada prosecutor’s arguments ‘circular’

Published 17/01/2020

VANCOUVER/TORONTO (Reuters) - Extraditing Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou to the United States based on American sanctions against Iran would set a dangerous precedent [more…]

In next war, soldiers will leave their smartphones at home: Peter Apps

In next war, soldiers will leave their smartphones at home: Peter Apps

Published 14/01/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - As the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division departed for the Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran, [more…]

UK’s Johnson: I need to lose weight but becoming vegan would cheese me off

UK’s Johnson: I need to lose weight but becoming vegan would cheese me off

Published 14/01/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he wants to lose weight in 2020, but will not do “Veganuary” - the popular practice [more…]

Hong Kong applauds its financial prowess amid protests

Hong Kong applauds its financial prowess amid protests

Published 13/01/2020

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam and top finance officials praised the Chinese-ruled city’s resilience as a global financial hub on [more…]

Rival Libyan leaders to hold Moscow peace talks on Monday: news agencies

Rival Libyan leaders to hold Moscow peace talks on Monday: news agencies

Published 13/01/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Libya’s warring rival leaders will hold peace talks in Moscow on Monday alongside representatives from Russia and Turkey, Russian news agencies cited [more…]

Trump to halt civilian drone program over China tech concerns: FT

Trump to halt civilian drone program over China tech concerns: FT

Published 13/01/2020

(Reuters) - The U.S. government is planning to permanently halt its civilian drone program due to the devices being made at least partly in China, [more…]