International Affairs

U.S. briefs S. Korea on Kim meeting

The U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, on Monday briefed South Korea’s top security advisor, Chung Eui-yong, on Washington’s stance ahead of a working-level meeting with the North’s delegation on Tuesday. The meeting will discuss the agenda of the much-anticipated second summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. …

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11 EU nations back Guaido as President

Move comes after an ultimatum given to President Nicolas Maduro to call fresh elections expired Eleven European nations joined the U.S. in recognising opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim President on Monday, heightening a global showdown over Nicolas Maduro’s socialist rule. The EU members’ coordinated move followed the expiry …

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Germany bans Iranian airline Mahan Air

Germany said on Monday that it had banned Iranian airline Mahan Air from its airports, in an escalation of sanctions adopted by the European Union (EU) against Tehran over attacks on opponents in the bloc. The move was necessary to protect Germany’s “foreign and security policy interests”, Foreign Ministry spokesman …

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Trump-Pelosi feud heats up again

President denied the House Speaker a military plane to visit American troops in Afghanistan She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad. The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal game …

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