Diplomatic delicacies: What was on the menu at the Trump-Kim summit?

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump enjoyed a mouthwatering lunch, complete with prawn cocktail, dauphinoise potatoes and vanilla ice cream, during their historic summit in Singapore. The political heavyweights met at the Capella Hotel island resort to bash out a deal to scrap nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula. The meeting was […]

One of Taiwan’s largest diplomatic partners just cut them off — and chose China instead

One of Taiwan’s largest diplomatic allies, the Dominican Republic, cut ties on Tuesday in order to establish relations with China. China refuses to have diplomatic relations with any country that recognizes Taiwan, leaving the self-ruled island with just 19 allies. Taiwan said it was “deeply upset” about the end of its 77-year long relationship with […]

We visited Russia’s opulent UK embassy at the height of a diplomatic crisis — here’s what it was like

Simon Dawson/Reuters Britain and Russia are in the middle of their most intense diplomatic crisis since the Cold War over the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury earlier this month. Theresa May expelled 23 Russian diplomats from the UK earlier week, prompting a reciprocal action from Moscow. Despite losing about 30% […]

Mexican leaders are not optimistic about Jared Kushner’s diplomatic visit: ‘He is very weakened and he is going to get weaker’

REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Senior White House advisor Jared Kushner began a visit to Mexico on Wednesday to try to fix rifts over trade, drugs and immigration. Mexican diplomats and opposition leaders said that although Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, is seen in Mexico as dovish, tensions are running high. Kushner is also perceived in Mexico as having lost power in the […]

A new era of diplomatic relations with North Korea could be on the horizon — here’s what’s happened so far

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Following North Korea’s overtures of reconciliation beginning in January, the regime has made several diplomatic moves to indicate it is willing to resume talks between the US and neighboring South Korea. After sending a delegation of athletes and members of the ruling family to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, North Korea […]

Emmanuel Macron is lending the UK a famous piece of Franco-British history in a grand diplomatic gesture

Getty Images Emmanuel Macron reportedly approved the loan of the 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry to Britain. The artifact depicts the Norman Conquest of Britain in 1066. Macron made the gesture ahead of a major meeting with Theresa May. The French President has a penchant for grand gifts on the world stage. Britain will be loaned a […]

‘Trump failed’: Iran claims win in diplomatic battle over nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says that Washington failed to tear up the nuclear deal, which he calls a “long-lasting victory” for Tehran. Earlier, Trump vowed to pull out of the accord unless its “flaws” are fixed. “The American administration has failed to undermine the nuclear deal… Trump, despite his repeated efforts, has failed to undermine […]

Assange getting Ecuadorian ID could be ‘first step’ to diplomatic immunity – rights activist

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 21:39 The Ecuadorian ID reportedly granted to Julian Assange could mark his first step to obtaining diplomatic immunity, as Ecuador wants to resolve Assange’s indefinite embassy stay, human rights activist Peter Tatchell told RT. “Granting an identity card is potentially the first step towards granting citizenship of Ecuador. And there […]

Diplomatic Trolling

Turkey will ask the United Nations to void President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, it announced on Friday. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he is beginning UN initiatives to reverse the decision, which marked a departure from decades of US foreign policy and sparked unrest across the world. Although based on real anger […]

Trump says China’s diplomatic efforts with North Korea appear to have ‘no impact on little rocket man’

KRT via AP Video/AP US President Donald Trump dismissed China’s diplomatic efforts to reign in North Korea.  Trump said in a tweet that the recently returned Chinese envoy seemed to have “no impact on Little Rocket Man.” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Washington’s approach was dangerously provocative. WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump […]