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Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa speaks during his meeting with Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko (not pictured) in Minsk, Belarus January 17, 2019. Natalia Fedosenko-Pool via REUTERS-File Photo

Zimbabwe summons US ambassador over George Floyd comments

Zimbabwe summoned its US ambassador on Monday over remarks by a senior American official accusing the southern African country of stirring anti-racism protests over the death of George Floyd, the government said.
US national security advisor Robert O’Brien

US to announce travel ban on Brazil over coronavirus

The United States is poised to announce on Sunday a travel ban from coronavirus-hit Brazil, a top aide to US President Donald Trump said.
A Turkey-backed Syrian fighter fires a truck-mounted gun towards the town of Saraqeb on Wednesday [Omar Haj Kadour-AFP]

33 Turkish soldiers killed in Syrian air raid in Idlib

At least 33 Turkish soldiers were killed in an air strike by Syrian government forces in northwestern Idlib province as Turkey vowed "to respond in kind" with attacks on "all" their positions.
US President Donald Trump waves at the Trump International Golf Club as he arrives for a Super Bowl viewing party in West Palm Beach on February 2, 2020. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM - AFP)

Growing calls for US intelligence to clear up Russian meddling allegations

Pressure appears to be building on the White House and U.S. intelligence agencies to declassify some information and brief the public on possible Russian attempts to meddle in the upcoming presidential election.
This April 10, 2019 picture released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 11, 2019 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attending the 4th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang. (Photo by KCNA VIA KNS / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP) / South Korea OUT /

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un says new missile launch was warning to South Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected the demonstration of a “new-type tactical guided weapon” on Thursday as a warning to South Korea to stop importing high-tech weapons and conducting joint military exercises with the United States, state media KCNA said on Friday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised a White House announcement on Monday ending sanctions exemptions for Iran’s oil customers, calling it “of great importance” in boosting pressure on Tehran.

Israel seeks withdrawal of troops from Syria in talks with US, Russia

As trilateral U.S.-Russia-Israel talks kicked off in Jerusalem on Tuesday, the Israeli prime minister said the three countries share a common objective of “the departure of all foreign forces from Syria who entered Syria after 2011,” when the civil war broke out.
Antonio Guterres

UN Security Council to meet on tanker attacks

The world cannot afford a major confrontation in the Gulf, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned on Thursday, as the Security Council prepared to meet to discuss suspected attacks on two oil tankers in a strategic sea lane.
White House national security adviser John Bolton speaks about the political unrest in Venezuela after violence broke out at anti-government protests near Caracas, outside the White House in Washington, U.S., April 30, 2019. REUTERS-Joshua Roberts

John Bolton: Iran ‘almost certainly’ behind ship attacks off UAE

US National Security Advisor John Bolton accused Iran Wednesday of “almost certainly” being behind sabotage attacks on oil tankers off the UAE coast this month, as he visited Abu Dhabi amid soaring tensions between Washington and Tehran.
Juan Guaido with his wife Fabiana Rosales in Caracas. Luis Robayo-AFP-Getty Images

Venezuela’s Juan Guaido calls for new anti-Nicolas Maduro protests

Venezuela’s self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido called Sunday for two new protests, in an effort to push the military to turn against leader Nicolas Maduro and back a European ultimatum demanding free elections within the week.
US President Donald Trump (L) speaks s with French president Emmanuel Macron prior to their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on November 10, 2018, on the sidelines of commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the 11 November 1918 armistice, ending World War I. Christophe Petit-Tesson / POOL / AFP

Emmanuel Macron hosts Donald Trump amid row over European defence

US President Donald Trump met French President Emmanuel Macron for talks in Paris on Saturday ahead of a weekend of World War 1 commemorations that risk being overshadowed by a row over Macron's calls for a European army, which Trump has branded "insulting".
US President Donald Trump (R) and US First Lady Melania Trump arrive at Orly airport, outside Paris on November 9, 2018, ahead of commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the 11 November 1918 armistice, ending World War I. SAUL LOEB - AFP

Donald Trump in Paris slams Emmanuel Macron’s ‘insulting’ EU army proposals

US President Donald Trump set a combative tone for a World War I commemorative visit to Paris on Saturday when he blasted calls by French President Emmanuel Macron for a European army to defend against threats from powers including the US.
French President Emmanuel Macron at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris last year. France marks 100 years since end of World War 1

History, modern-day tensions to mix at Paris WWI commemorations

World leaders will put on a show of unity this weekend as they commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I, but modern-day tensions will be bubbling under the surface at the remembrances in Paris.
Vladimir Putin - Donald Trump

Kremlin ready to discuss Vladimir Putin-Donald Trump summit in US next year

The Kremlin said Wednesday it was ready to discuss the possibility of a summit in Washington next year between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US counterpart Donald Trump.
Sergei Ryabkov

Moscow: US withdrawal from nuclear arms deal ‘dangerous step’

Withdrawing from a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia as President Donald Trump has announced he plans to do is a dangerous step, Russia's deputy foreign minister warned on Sunday.
Russia has started delivering S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Syrian forces, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said

Sergei Lavrov: Delivery of Russian S-300 missile systems to Syria regime has begun

Russia has started delivering S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Syrian forces, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
S-300 Missile System

John Bolton: Russia’s decision to deploy S-300 in Syria ‘a major mistake’

The United States says the Russia decision to supply Syria with an advanced air defence missile system is a "major mistake".
US National Security Advisor John Bolton. Bloomberg

US warns Russia against meddling with midterm election

US National Security Advisor John Bolton said he warned his Russian counterpart on Thursday that Washington would not tolerate interference in November’s mid-term elections, after fresh evidence emerged of Russian meddling.
White House national security adviser John Bolton said June 27 details on President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meeting would soon be released. (Reuters)

Russia’s Vladimir Putin hopes U.S. security advisor’s visit will help mend ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, said he hoped U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton’s visit Moscow will help restore relations between Washington and Moscow.

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