Friday, September 17, 2021

diplomacy

Neighbours slam ‘outrageous’ North Korean ballistic missiles test

The ballistic missile tests are North Korea's first since March this year and a further breach of UN sanctions.

Israeli president, Jordan king hold secret talks

Jordan and Egypt are the only two countries bordering Israel to have signed peace treaties with the Jewish state.

No rush in deciding stand on Taliban govt, says Saifuddin

He says police are still awaiting credible information on reports that two Malaysians believed to be fighting alongside IS-K have been detained by the Taliban.

Washington says US$5,800 bottle of whisky gifted by Japan is missing

The US State Department says it is 'looking into the matter and has an ongoing inquiry' into the mystery.

North, South Korea restore severed communications in surprise thaw

The leaders of the two Koreas have exchanged personal letters since April aimed at improving ties and agreed to restore the hotlines as the first step.

Beijing urges Washington to stop ‘demonising’ China as US official visits

The visit is widely viewed as a preparatory step for an eventual meeting between US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Aussie PM in Solomon Islands to strengthen ties, with wary eye on China

Canberra is cosying up to Pacific island nations hoping to deflect them from Beijing's cash-laden temptations.

Biden to announce mass vaccine donations as first overseas tour begins

His week will take in a G7 leaders' meeting, summits with Nato and the European Union, and talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

China condemns US senators visiting Taiwan on military plane as ‘vile provocation’

Senior US visitors usually travel by unmarked private jets rather than giant military transports.

Xi calls for greater international media reach to counter criticism of China

The president wants isolated China to ‘make friends and win over the majority’ worldwide.

Belgian ambassador forfeits South Korea posting after wife assaulted shop worker

His wife had become angry after being suspected of shoplifting.

Top US military officer warns peace with China and Russia ‘fraying’

This comes as Biden is due to sit down with Putin in Geneva, Switzerland, in June.

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