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March 29, 2020

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Mask diplomacy: China tries to rewrite virus narrative

Mask diplomacy: China tries to rewrite virus narrative

With millions of face masks, low interest loans and teams of medical experts, China is trying to paint itself as a Good Samaritan while deflecting criticism over its initial missteps in handling the coronavirus.Beijing has showered struggling European nations

The virus claims a victim at the UN: personal diplomacy

The virus claims a victim at the UN: personal diplomacy

At the normally busy headquarters of the United Nations in New York, life is suddenly moving at slow speed -- very slow speed. This temple of multilateralism, with its daily meetings both large and small on world conflicts and almost every other subject, is r

Ousted ambassador calls US diplomacy 'amoral'

Ousted ambassador calls US diplomacy 'amoral'

The former US ambassador who was a key figure in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial criticized US foreign policy on Wednesday as "amoral" and based on threats.Marie Yovanovitch, who Trump abruptly recalled last May from her post as US ambassador to

John Bolton: the flame-throwing aide now threatening Trump

John Bolton: the flame-throwing aide now threatening Trump

John Bolton has long been known as the bomb-thrower of US diplomacy, but the former White House national security advisor now threatens to blow a hole in President Donald Trump's impeachment defense.Fired last September, Bolton's coming tell-all book about h

'LOL!': China's informal, confrontational Twitter diplomacy

'LOL!': China's informal, confrontational Twitter diplomacy

Chinese diplomacy has found a new voice on Twitter -- and it's not entirely diplomatic.The communist government has recently embraced the social media platform -- despite blocking it within China -- deploying its foreign ministry and a growing army of diploma

Fragile truce agreed in Libya after nine months of fighting

Fragile truce agreed in Libya after nine months of fighting

Both sides in Libya's conflict agreed to a ceasefire from Sunday to end nine months of fighting, following weeks of international diplomacy and calls for a truce by power-brokers Russia and Turkey.The oil-rich North African country has been wracked by bloody