Monday, January 17, 2022


Most countries won’t join diplomatic boycott of Beijing Games, says IOC

In the European Union, countries such as France have sought a common EU response but the bloc is torn over whether to join the diplomatic boycott, fearful of Chinese retaliation that would hurt trade.

US secretary of state vows to solve ‘Havana syndrome’ mystery

Cases of Havana syndrome first surfaced in 2016 in the Cuban capital, with US and Canadian diplomats complaining of severe headaches, nausea and possible brain damage after hearing high-pitched sounds.

Myanmar junta fires protesting diplomats in Tokyo, report says

A Japanese government spokesman says the Myanmar embassy has told the foreign ministry that diplomatic visas for the pair will no longer be valid.

Ex-ministers, one facing corruption case, eyeing ambassador’s job?

It is understood that at least three former ministers have been silently campaigning for diplomatic jobs.

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