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July 22, 2019

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Diplomacy: a genteel world combusts in online era

Diplomacy: a genteel world combusts in online era

President Donald Trump's fury over leaked cables written by the British ambassador demonstrates the growing predicament faced by diplomats whose profession -- once nearly synonymous with a stiff-upper-lip decorum -- has become explosive in the era of internet

Iran says US sanctions rupture 'path to diplomacy'

Iran says US sanctions rupture 'path to diplomacy'

Iran said Tuesday US sanctions on its leaders represent the "permanent closure" of diplomacy with Washington, after President Donald Trump tightened the screws on a nation he has threatened with "obliteration". "Imposing fruitless sanctions against Iran'

US envoy calls on world to 'urge Iran to de-escalate'

US envoy calls on world to 'urge Iran to de-escalate'

The US special envoy for Iran on Sunday urged "all nations to use their diplomatic effort to urge Iran to de-escalate and meet diplomacy with diplomacy" amid soaring tensions in the Gulf."We are not interested in... military conflict against Iran, we have e

China's Xi visits 'best friend' Putin, vows new era of ties

China's Xi visits 'best friend' Putin, vows new era of ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping began a three-day visit to "best friend" Vladimir Putin on Wednesday with a touch of panda diplomacy and a raft of new Russian-Chinese business contracts. The leaders praised their countries' ties during talks at the Kremlin, as

Putin extols 'hockey diplomacy', falls on ice

Putin extols 'hockey diplomacy', falls on ice

Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin praised "hockey diplomacy" as he scored nine goals in a game with his allies and Russian stars but fell on his face after the match."It brings people closer," Putin told reporters during the hockey match, in footage broadcast o

Pompeo heads to Russia as US diplomacy turns schizophrenic

Pompeo heads to Russia as US diplomacy turns schizophrenic

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is heading to Russia with an unusual and thankless task -- standing firm against the rival power even as his boss, President Donald Trump, reaches out to reconcile.Pompeo will meet Tuesday with Putin in the Black Sea resort of