Honduras formally cuts diplomatic ties with Taiwan

CNN  —  Honduras has formally cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan, ending a decades-long relationship and dealing the latest blow to the self-ruled democratic island in its struggle with China for recognition. “The government of the Republic of Honduras recognizes the existence of one China in the world and that the government of the People’s Republic … Read more

Russia’s diplomatic clash with Europe flares in Estonia – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. TALLINN — The front line in a shadowy intelligence war between Europe and Russia currently runs along sleepy Pikk Street in the medieval heart of Estonia’s capital Tallinn. Behind the mirrored windows of the quiet Russian embassy at No. 19, a raft of newly … Read more

Mexican seizure of US company’s facility marks latest diplomatic furor amid tensions over fentanyl, cartels

WATCH: Security footage appears to show Mexican military seizing operations of American company Vulcan Materials in Quintana Roo, Mexico

An aggressive move by the Mexican military to seize an American company’s property in Mexico has sparked a fresh diplomatic incident between the two countries — coming at the same time as tensions and finger-pointing have flared over the U.S. fentanyl crisis being facilitated by Mexican smugglers. Vulcan Materials, a Birmingham, Alabama-based company that produces … Read more

Blinken says US ‘actively’ working to re-establish diplomatic presence in Libya

US allocates another package of military assistance to Ukraine worth $350 - Blinken

The US is “actively” working on re-establishing a diplomatic presence in Libya, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday, although he declined to provide an exact time on when the US embassy can be reopened, Trend reports citing Al Arabiya. Libya has had little peace since the 2011 NATO-backed uprising that ousted Muammar … Read more

Blinken: Xi’s Moscow Visit Provides ‘Diplomatic Cover’ For Putin To Continue War Crimes

Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday blasted Chinese President Xi Jinping’s decision to visit Moscow days after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin. The court on Friday said Putin was “allegedly responsible for the war crime of unlawful deportation of population (children) and that of unlawful transfer … Read more

Xi-Putin meeting: China bills itself as a Ukraine peacemaker but US says Xi’s talks with Putin provide ‘diplomatic cover’ for war

Hong Kong CNN  —  Xi Jinping sits down for a second day of talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday but Western allies remain skeptical of any breakthrough over the war in Ukraine with Washington saying the Chinese leader’s visit provides “diplomatic cover” for Moscow. The first day in Russia for Xi was a … Read more

Explaining China’s Diplomatic Strategy on Ukraine – The Diplomat

Explaining China’s Diplomatic Strategy on Ukraine

Advertisement China’s leader Xi Jinping is in Moscow this week, where he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. This comes after a recent phone call between the foreign ministers of China and Ukraine. Following Beijing’s successful mediation between Saudi Arabia and Iran, China is now posturing as a mediator in the Russia-Ukraine war. This … Read more

India scolds UK for diplomatic negligence — RT India

New Delhi has accused London of failing to fulfill “basic obligations” to protect foreign diplomatic missions under the Vienna Convention, after a protester scaled the balcony of the Indian embassy and tried to replace the national flag with a separatist banner. India’s foreign ministry summoned deputy chief of the UK high commission, Christina Scott, on … Read more

Saudi Arabia invites Iranian President Raisi for visit after restoring diplomatic ties: report

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Saudi Arabia has reportedly invited Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi for an official state visit after the two sides agreed to restore ties in a peace deal brokered by China.  Per the BBC, the invitation came in a letter from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, but that has yet to be confirmed by Saudi officials.  In this … Read more

Egypt and Türkiye to restore diplomatic ties — RT Africa

The Turkish foreign minister attributed the decade-long rift to “the lack of dialogue and misunderstandings” Egypt and Türkiye are planning to hold talks about restoring ambassador-level relations in what could mark a rapprochement after a decade of frayed ties between the two nations. “I’m very glad that we are taking concrete steps for normalizing relations … Read more