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01 November 2017 12:18 AM Exclusive: U.S. pursues direct diplomacy with North Korea despite Trump rejection

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is quietly pursuing direct diplomacy with North Korea, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday, despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s public assertion that such talks are a waste of time. Using the so-called “New York channel,” Joseph Yun, U.S. negotiator with North Korea, has been in contact with diplomats 47

31 October 2017 11:57 PM For ‘low level volunteer,’ Papadopoulos sought high profile as Trump adviser

President Trump on Tuesday belittled former foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty this week to lying to federal agents investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, tweeting that “few people knew the young, low level volunteer named George, who has already proven to be a liar.” But interviews and documents show that Papadopoulos 65

29 October 2017 6:21 PM IAEA says Iran implementing its nuclear deal commitments

Tehran - The head of the United Nations atomic agency on Sunday said Iran was carrying out its commitments made under a landmark nuclear deal with world powers. "As of today, I can state that the nuclear-related commitments made by Iran under the JCPOA (nuclear deal) are being implemented," Yukiya Amano said at a press conference in Tehran broadcast 63

29 October 2017 5:06 PM Wisconsin Becomes Latest State To Pass Anti-BDS Rules

(JTA) — The governor of Wisconsin signed an executive order that prohibits state agencies from entering into contracts with companies that boycott Israel. “Israel is a firm and faithful friend of the United States,” the legislation reads. Wisconsin exports over $80 million annually to Israel and imports over $200 million annually from Israel. The Wisconsin 34

21 October 2017 3:40 PM Robert Mugabe Was Just Appointed a World Health Organization 'Goodwill Ambassador'

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been called a lot of things by supporters and critics over his 94 years on this planet: revolutionary; freedom fighter; dictator; alleged perpetrator of human rights violations. He’s about to add another controversial moniker to the list—”Goodwill Ambassador” to the World Health Organization (WHO). New WHO director-general 43

21 October 2017 3:40 PM Shock, condemnation as Zimbabwe’s Mugabe named WHO ‘goodwill ambassador’

93-year-old Robert Mugabe, the world’s oldest head of state, is facing United States sanctions for a “long track record of human rights violations.” GENEVA—Shock and condemnation continued Saturday after Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was named a “goodwill ambassador” for the World Health Organization by the agency’s first African leader. The 93-year-old 40

21 October 2017 12:33 PM Robert Mugabe's WHO appointment condemned as 'an insult'

The choice of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a World Health Organization (WHO) goodwill ambassador has been criticised by several organisations including the British government. It described his selection as "surprising and disappointing" given his country's rights record, and warned it could overshadow the WHO's work. The opposition in Zimbabwe 48

21 October 2017 2:40 AM Uganda expels North Korea military experts over UN sanctions

Kampala - Uganda has expelled North Korean military experts and representatives of North Korean companies, including its top arms dealer, as African nations face growing pressure to comply with UN sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program. Any North Koreans still in the East African nation are diplomats or private individuals, Okello Oryem 50

18 October 2017 10:52 AM China's Xi lays out vision for 'new era' led by 'still stronger' Communist Party

Xi Jinping’s wide-ranging address laid out a confident vision for a more prosperous China and its place in the international community. BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping opened a critical Communist Party Congress on Wednesday with a pledge to build a “modern socialist country” for a “new era” that will be proudly Chinese and steadfastly ruled by the party 55

17 October 2017 8:00 PM Hollande slams Trump's 'double fault' over Iran nuclear deal

Seoul - Former French president Francois Hollande has slammed Donald Trump's hardline stance on the Iran nuclear deal - which Paris helped to negotiate - as a "double fault", warning the US president's "unpredictability" threatened global stability. Trump's threat to ditch the landmark 2015 agreement, which saw Tehran dramatically scale back its nuclear 54