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US commerce secretary in Beijing ahead of Trump trip

Beijing, China | AFP | The visiting US commerce secretary told China’s premier on Monday that the warm reception he received in Beijing “augurs very well” for Donald Trump’s upcoming visit, amid tensions over trade and North Korea. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross met with Premier Li Keqiang at the headquarters of …

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Full text of N. Korean leader’s message to Trump

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un Friday warned he would make US President Donald Trump “pay dearly” for threatening the destruction of his country at the United Nations. Here is the full text of his statement as published by the official KCNA news agency: “The speech …

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UGANDA: US ambassador’s civil rights concerns misplaced

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Government spokesman has said US Ambassador Deborah Malac’s concerns over freedom of expression in the country are misplaced. The US Mission issued a statement on Thursday morning stating that “The UnitedStates is deeply concerned that recent arrests and raids stifle the Ugandan people’s right to free expression and …

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Israel’s Netanyahu vows to fight ‘Iranian curtain’

United Nations, United States | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Tuesday to fight an “Iranian curtain” descending on the Middle East, pledging not to allow Tehran to establish a permanent presence in Syria. “From the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean, from Tehran to Tartus, an Iranian curtain is …

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China, Russia urge end to North Korea vicious cycle

New York, United States | AFP | The Chinese and Russian foreign ministers called for a peaceful end to the “vicious cycle” on the Korean peninsula as they met in New York for the UN General Assembly, Beijing said Tuesday. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Russian counterpart Sergei …

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Tunisia offers to mediate in Libya crisis

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP | Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar visited neighbouring Tunisia on Monday for talks with President Beji Caid Essebsi, who offered to act as a mediator between rival Libyan factions. Libya, which plunged into chaos after the ouster and killing of dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011, has two …

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Kiyonga presents credentials to China President Xi Jinping

Beijing, China | MOFA |  Crispus Kiyonga has presented his credentials to President Xi Jinping as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uganda to the People’s Republic of China. During the ceremony that took place at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, President Xi welcomed Kiyonga to China and …

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Britain’s May says Trump visit still on despite terror tweets

Washington, United States | AFP | British Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted a long-awaited state visit by Donald Trump will go ahead as planned despite a diplomatic spat triggered by the US president’s comments after a terror attack in London. Speaking to ABC News from Downing Street in an interview …

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