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hungary
www.theguardian.com
3 hours ago
Europe news

Hungary set to finally approve Sweden joining Nato

Hungary's parliament expected to vote in favor of Sweden's NATO membership
Meeting between Swedish and Hungarian prime ministers leads to agreement to put aside differences and sign new military agreement
www.nytimes.com
2 days ago
Europe news

Swedish Premier Visits Hungary in Effort to Lift Roadblock to NATO Membership

Sweden's prime minister visited Hungary to discuss NATO expansion and military agreements.
Hungary's stalling on Sweden's NATO admission puzzled the US and other NATO members.
www.theguardian.com
3 weeks ago
Europe news

EU leaders gather for key summit in bid to unblock Orban veto on Ukraine aid Europe live

Senior diplomats are optimistic that a compromise on a funding package for Ukraine can be reached.
There are ongoing efforts to convince Hungary to sign off on a proposed 50 billion euro package for Ukraine.
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international-relations
www.theguardian.com
8 hours ago
UK politics

He's getting a lot done': Cameron's first 100 days as foreign secretary impress

David Cameron has received praise for his role as the UK's Foreign Secretary, bringing energy and effective diplomacy to the position.
Cameron's stature as a former prime minister and his ability to focus on foreign policy without the distractions of constituency or domestic issues have contributed to his success.
www.theguardian.com
2 days ago
Europe news

Hungary set to remove final barrier to Sweden joining Nato

Sweden and Hungary show readiness to support each other in Nato membership.
Trust between Sweden and Hungary needed to be repaired for Nato agreement.
www.independent.co.uk
5 days ago
Europe news

A Russian court extends the pretrial detention for an American reporter accused of spying

Moscow court upholds custody for Wall Street Journal reporter on espionage charges.
Russian President Putin suggested a potential swap of the reporter with a Russian prisoner in Germany.
www.france24.com
5 days ago
France politics

How France became the target of Azerbaijan's smear campaign

Azerbaijani diplomacy adopts a new offensive strategy towards France
Deterioration in relations between Azerbaijan and France due to absence of French observers at Azerbaijan's election
www.aljazeera.com
2 months ago
Europe news

Zelenskyy urges new Ukraine aid, as Biden warns funding delay helps Putin

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visits Washington, DC to garner support from right-wing Republicans
US President Joe Biden promises full support to Ukraine and announces $200m in weaponry
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Nextgov.com
3 days ago
Artificial intelligence

US has shared AI security interests with 'every country around the world,' State official says

Innovation and security can coexist in the geopolitical competition for emerging technologies.
Global collaboration is essential in managing the risks associated with the development and deployment of powerful AI systems.
english.elpais.com
4 days ago
Europe news

Vatican diplomacy gets bogged down in Gaza and Ukraine

Pope Francis connects with Christian parish in Gaza via videoconference.
Vatican expresses concerns over the conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine.
www.theguardian.com
6 days ago
Europe politics

Key allies seek to rein in Israel without letting Hamas off the hook

Israel's supporters avoiding direct calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza to not empower a potentially strengthened Hamas.
US proposing a hostage deal between Israel and Hamas to bring calm to Gaza and work towards a lasting peace.
The Nation
6 days ago
Europe news

The Lost Peace?

Russian-Ukrainian peace talks update
Importance of diplomatic efforts in conflict resolution
www.aljazeera.com
1 week ago
Black Lives Matter

US signals it will block proposed Gaza ceasefire resolution at UN

The US plans to veto an Algerian draft resolution at the UN Security Council for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.
The US emphasizes diplomacy and a negotiated truce with Israel and Hamas instead of the proposed immediate humanitarian ceasefire resolution.
www.aljazeera.com
1 week ago
Black Lives Matter

How many Israeli captives have been released or rescued?

Israel has released more captives through diplomacy than through military operations.
Israel's leaders have rejected truce and ceasefire proposals.
china
www.aljazeera.com
1 week ago
World news

Why has China recognised Taliban's envoy to Beijing?

China recognized a former Taliban spokesman as an official envoy, making them the first country to do so since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan.
This move by China is seen as a diplomatic win for the Taliban, as they struggle for global recognition amid Western sanctions.
East Asia Forum
2 weeks ago
World news

Vietnam headed to the future with a defective compass | East Asia Forum

Vietnam's strategy asserts that 'peace, cooperation and development remain the major world trends'.
Vietnam has strengthened its ties with major powers in the Asia Pacific and joined China's 'community of common destiny'.
Washington Post
3 weeks ago
World news

China sets sights on Taiwan's three remaining tiny Pacific allies

Tuvalu is considering switching its recognition from Taiwan to China, which would leave Taiwan with only two Pacific Island allies.
China has been using financial incentives to try to convince Pacific Island nations to switch their recognition from Taiwan to China.
www.france24.com
4 weeks ago
World news

US, China say top officials had 'candid' talks in Bangkok

China and the US held "candid, substantive" talks in Thailand, addressing sensitive issues in their relationship.
Efforts are being made to set up a call between Xi Jinping and Joe Biden as part of high-level diplomacy.
East Asia Forum
1 month ago
World news

Cambodia's strategic positioning between the United States and China | East Asia Forum

Cambodia's relations with the United States and China have fundamentally shifted since the 1980s.
Security concerns drive Cambodia to seek closer ties with China and worsen relations with the United States.
www.dw.com
1 month ago
World news

Decoding China: Beijing wants more influence in Africa DW 01/19/2024

China's foreign minister, Wang Yi, embarked on his annual trip to Africa, visiting Egypt, Tunisia, Togo, and Ivory Coast before heading to South America.
China has cultivated intensive cooperation with African countries since after World War II, positioning itself as a spokesperson for the underdeveloped countries of the 'Global South' and relying on Africa for natural resources and energy.
China's investment in Africa includes infrastructure projects such as the Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) that connects Tanzania's ports to raw materials in Zambia.
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Truthout
2 weeks ago
Left-wing politics

Blinken in Middle East Reportedly Pushing for Pause to Israel's Assault on Gaza

Secretary of State Tony Blinken is on his fifth trip to the Middle East since Hamas attacked Israel on October 7
Blinken is reportedly pushing for a pause to Israel's assault on Gaza and for Hamas to release all remaining hostages
www.aljazeera.com
2 weeks ago
World news

Blinken arrives in Egypt on regional crisis tour pushing Gaza truce deal

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is on his fifth Middle East tour since October to negotiate a truce deal amid the ongoing war in Gaza.
Most of Gaza's population is displaced and facing severe shortages of basic necessities due to the Israeli bombardment.
www.dw.com
3 weeks ago
Europe news

Ukraine updates: France to summon Russia's ambassador DW 02/05/2024

France plans to summon Russia's ambassador to Paris in response to the death of two French humanitarian workers in Ukraine after a Russian strike.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is considering replacing several senior officials, not just within the military.
www.independent.co.uk
3 weeks ago
Europe news

France summons Russia's ambassador after two humanitarian workers killed in Ukraine

France will summon its Russian ambassador after two French humanitarian aid workers were killed in a drone strike by Russia's troops in Ukraine.
France will denounce an upsurge in Russian disinformation and reiterate its condemnation of the Russian strikes.
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
Europe news

Zelensky Lands in Davos to Pitch a Peace Plan Russia Already Rejected

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is promoting a diplomatic initiative called the Peace Formula at the World Economic Forum in Davos, which has gained the backing of dozens of countries.
Russia has rejected the terms of the Peace Formula and has signaled through informal envoys that President Vladimir Putin is now open to cease-fire talks.
www.aljazeera.com
1 month ago
Europe news

Ukraine says Russia launched barrage of missile attacks nationwide

Russia launched dozens of attacks across Ukraine, destroying facilities producing ammunition and drones.
The Ukrainian air force recorded 40 enemy air attacks, destroying eight missiles and preventing others from reaching their targets.
The attacks occurred as France's foreign minister arrived in Kyiv for his first official trip abroad.
www.dw.com
2 months ago
Europe news

Ukraine aid: caught between Hungary and the US Republicans DW 12/12/2023

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy's trip to the Americas has been marked by difficult conversations.
Zelenskyy and Hungarian Prime Minister Orban had a tense exchange regarding Ukraine's possible accession to the European Union.
www.nytimes.com
3 weeks ago
World news

Middle East Crisis: Israel Awaits Hamas Response to Cease-Fire Plan as Blinken Returns to Mideast

Israel is waiting for Hamas officials to respond to a proposal to pause the fighting in Gaza and release remaining hostages.
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken is seeking support for a deal to end the war in Gaza and secure a hostage release.
www.aljazeera.com
3 weeks ago
World news

Is South Africa's foreign policy contradictory or a balancing act?

South Africa's foreign policy has been viewed as contradictory and inconsistent.
Analysts suggest that South Africa's approach might be a strategic balancing act.
The American Conservative
3 weeks ago
World news

The 'Adults' Are Not Back in Charge of U.S. Foreign Policy

The Biden administration is perpetuating conflicts abroad instead of resolving them, damaging America's diplomatic credibility.
Airstrikes in Yemen by the US have led to further destabilization in the region, with retaliatory actions from Iran and Pakistan.
www.aljazeera.com
4 weeks ago
World news

Taiwan independence' an obstacle to China-US relations, says Beijing

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan held talks in Thailand.
Wang emphasized that Taiwan independence is the biggest risk to China-US ties.
english.elpais.com
1 month ago
World news

US national security adviser will meet Chinese foreign minister as the rivals seek better ties

U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi are expected to meet in Bangkok.
The meeting is part of the commitment made by both countries to maintain strategic communication and manage their relationship.
Tensions in the Red Sea and China's influence with Iran are likely to be topics of discussion.
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
Europe news

Turkey Backs Sweden's NATO Bid

Turkey's Parliament voted to allow Sweden to join NATO, easing a diplomatic stalemate.
Hungary is the only NATO member that has not approved Sweden's accession.
Truthout
1 month ago
Left-wing politics

Barbara Lee Kicked Out of Hearing on Cuba by Republican Ironically Condemning Dictators

Republican House member kicks Rep. Barbara Lee out of subcommittee hearing.
Lee accuses Republicans of denying her the opportunity to present her point of view.
www.npr.org
1 month ago
World news

Pakistan launches retaliatory airstrikes on Iran after Tehran attack

Pakistan's air force launched retaliatory airstrikes on Iran after an attack on Pakistani soil, raising tensions between the two nations.
The airstrikes imperil diplomatic relations between Iran and Pakistan, as the two countries have long regarded each other with suspicion over militant attacks.
East Asia Forum
1 month ago
World news

Yoon's gamble with ideology undercuts democracy and ignites inter-Korean tensions | East Asia Forum

President Yoon Suk-yeol seeks deeper contacts with Japan and the US, while distancing from China, Russia, and North Korea.
South Korea's neglect of dialogue with North Korea, military cooperation with the US, and anti-North Korea rhetoric have strained relations and raised tensions.
East Asia Forum
1 month ago
World news

US domestic divide likely to hobble global leadership well beyond this election year | East Asia Forum

The United States and China have resumed diplomatic channels and engaged in productive leader-level meetings, signaling an improvement in bilateral relations.
The United States' Asia policy is increasingly focused on competition with China, and Asia will need to take the initiative to build a regional system without relying on the US for some years.
www.mediaite.com
1 month ago
Left-wing politics

This Conversation is Over!' Tensions Flare as Biden Reportedly Running Out' of Patience With Netanyahu's Handling of War in Gaza

President Biden's administration is growing frustrated with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu.
Biden's patience with Netanyahu is running out due to issues such as withheld Palestinian tax revenues and lack of discussion on the post-war plans in Gaza.
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
1 month ago
France politics

Russia Says It Shot Down Drones Over Its Territory; Kharkiv Hotel Hit By Missiles

France accuses Azerbaijan of holding a French national arbitrarily and demands his release.
The French Foreign Ministry confirms the detention of French citizen Martin Ryan and demands his immediate release.
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
1 month ago
France politics

POW Group Demands Bosnia Protest Russia Granting Citizenship To War Crimes Suspect

France accuses Azerbaijan of holding a French national arbitrarily and demands his immediate release.
The French Foreign Ministry confirms the detention and demands Ryan's immediate release.
Washington Post
1 month ago
Artificial intelligence

Meet the woman who transformed Sam Altman into the avatar of AI

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India to discuss how AI can impact the country.
OpenAI's vice president of global affairs, Makanju, has played a key role in bringing Altman on the global stage and managing his diplomatic outreach.
WSJ
1 month ago
World news

Houthis Launch Fresh Red Sea Barrage as Blinken Tries to Contain Gaza War

Yemen's Houthi rebels launch a major missile and drone attack in the Red Sea shipping lane
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is working to prevent the conflict in Gaza from escalating into a broader regional war
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
France politics

In Soldiers' Remains, Russia Plots a Way to Reconcile With France

The remains of three Russian soldiers who died in World War I were recently found and buried in France.
The French authorities took precautions to prevent the burial from being used as a propaganda tool by Russia.
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Europe news

Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans win-win' approach in Athens after past feud

Turkish President Erdogan is visiting Athens for the first time in six years, aiming to improve bilateral relations
Erdogan is adopting a more conciliatory approach, focusing on building bridges and promoting peace
www.aljazeera.com
2 months ago
Europe news

Greece, Turkey try to reset their relationship after years of hostility

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is visiting Greece to sign agreements in an attempt to reset the relationship between the two countries.
Issues such as maritime borders and Cyprus will not be discussed during Erdogan's visit, focusing instead on areas of cooperation and positive initiatives.
time.com
2 months ago
World news

The Best Way to Preserve Peace Is to Be Able to Fight a War': Taiwan's Foreign Minister on Resisting Chinese Aggression

China is pressuring countries to cut ties with Taiwan and recognize Beijing instead.
Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu highlights the support from Ukraine and the need for democracies to resist authoritarianism.
East Asia Forum
2 months ago
World news

New Zealand's National-led China policy is nothing new | East Asia Forum

New Zealand's policy towards China is unlikely to undergo a major shift under the new National-led government.
The current approach focuses on engaging and cooperating in areas of common interest, securing New Zealand's interests, and working with partners.
euronews
3 months ago
Europe news

China relaxes visa rules for five EU states

Citizens of France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Malaysia will be allowed to visit China for 15 days without a visa.
The visa rule relaxation will be trialed for a year.
The meetings in Beijing between French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna and Chinese officials highlighted the efforts to continue dialogue despite growing differences.
WSJ
3 months ago
World news

China Steps Up Support for Palestinian Cause in Challenge to U.S. Mideast Policy

China is positioning itself as a stabilizing force in the Muslim world.
China's appeals for a cease-fire in the Israel-Gaza conflict lack substantive proposals.
www.dw.com
3 months ago
World news

China and Japan reaffirm strategic ties DW 11/17/2023

China's President Xi Jinping and Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida had a rare face-to-face meeting at the APEC summit, where they discussed reviving their relations.
Xi Jinping emphasized the need for China and Japan to coexist peacefully, cooperate, and grow together, while also focusing on common interests and handling differences.
China and Japan agreed to more high-level economic dialogue and plan to formulate a new framework to discuss exports and trade.
time.com
3 months ago
World news

China and Japan Agree to Try to Resolve Fukushima Water Dispute Through Dialogue

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to seek a resolution through dialogue to a dispute over the discharge of treated wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant.
The meeting between the two leaders comes after an improvement in U.S.-China relations following talks between President Joe Biden and President Xi Jinping.
The wastewater issue has had economic and public opinion implications for Japan and China.
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
World news

As Xi Heads to San Francisco, Chinese Propaganda Embraces America

Chinese propaganda has shifted its tone towards the United States, highlighting President Xi Jinping's affection for ordinary Americans.
Xinhua, the state news agency, published articles on the enduring strength of Xi's affection for the US and on getting China-U.S. relations back on track.
The shift in tone is part of Beijing's preparation for Xi's trip to the US and may be motivated by the need to reassure investors and foreign businesses.
Truthout
2 months ago
Left-wing politics

Most US Voters Support Permanent Ceasefire in Gaza, New Polling Finds

Voters strongly favor a diplomatic or humanitarian response to Israel's actions in Gaza over sending more unconditional aid.
A majority of voters support de-escalation and a permanent ceasefire in Gaza.
The Ringer
2 months ago
Germany politics

How Henry Kissinger's Catastrophes and Triumphs Changed the World

Henry Kissinger's life and legacy are controversial, filled with achievements and disasters that continue to shape the world we live in.
George Packer recounts a surprising showdown between Henry Kissinger and Dr. Ruth Westheimer at a dinner with Angela Merkel.
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
France politics

Emmanuel Macron says Israel must define more precisely its Gaza aims

French President Emmanuel Macron criticizes Israel's military strategy and warns that the elimination of Hamas could take a decade and fuel regional resentment.
Macron emphasizes that the proper response to a terrorist group is not to bomb civilian capabilities or destroy an entire territory.
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
World news

Kissinger's Long Presence on the Global Stage Was Both Celebrated and Reviled

Henry Kissinger's death prompts mixed reactions, with historians praising his diplomatic achievements and critics condemning his foreign policy actions.
Former President Richard Nixon's daughters called Kissinger one of America's most skilled diplomats.
Strong reactions to Kissinger's death reflect the ongoing debate about the morality of his actions.
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
World news

Kissinger Left the State Department a Half Century Ago. But He Never Left His Old Job.

Henry Kissinger, despite being 100 years old, remains a prominent adviser to key policymakers in Washington.
Kissinger continues to have regular consultations with current and former secretaries of state, including Antony Blinken, Hillary Clinton, and Mike Pompeo.
Kissinger's recent visit to China and his close relationship with Chinese leaders helped set up the summit meeting between Xi Jinping and President Biden.
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
Career

Horoscopes Nov. 20, 2023: Joel McHale, be the person you want to be

Rely on intuition and common sense
Choose diplomacy and distance yourself from troublemakers
Keep up with technology and unique skills
Nextgov.com
3 months ago
Artificial intelligence

State plans to lead by example in tech diplomacy politics

Innovation in critical technologies, including artificial intelligence, is crucial for maintaining U.S. security.
The State Department is focusing on three pillars in their diplomatic efforts: values-first approach, support from allies, and constraining authoritarian efforts.
The private sector will play a significant role in shaping global standards for AI development and deployment.
www.france24.com
3 months ago
World news

Taiwan set to dominate talks as Xi meets Biden in San Francisco

Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to meet US President Joe Biden in San Francisco for their first face-to-face meeting
Taiwan is expected to be a major topic of discussion
The meeting aims to improve US-China relations and address various contentious issues
time.com
3 months ago
World news

Xi and Biden Must Overcome the Hawks to Forge a New U.S.China Relationship

The US government faces a choice between intensifying confrontation or seeking to deepen diplomatic ties with China.
Critics of the Biden administration demand complete surrender to China's demands, while others see potential for a mutually beneficial relationship.
Exclusion is seen as an illegitimate form of aggression that severs competitive and cooperative connections.
Slate Magazine
3 months ago
World news

Biden Is About to Have One of the Most Consequential Diplomatic Meetings in Years

The upcoming meeting between President Biden and President Xi Jinping could determine the direction of US-China relations.
The meeting aims to strike a balance between engagement and competition and bring stability to the world.
Despite recent tensions, there have been some positive interactions between US and Chinese officials.
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