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March 20, 2019

Diplomacy

N. Korea, US vow to keep talking after Hanoi summit collapse

N. Korea, US vow to keep talking after Hanoi summit collapse

North Korea on Friday promised further negotiations with the US despite a spectacular failure to strike a nuclear deal at their Hanoi summit, with both sides keeping the door of diplomacy open.The high-stakes second meeting between the North's leader Kim Jong

Trump, Kim optimistic over nuclear talks

Trump, Kim optimistic over nuclear talks

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un smiled, shook hands and dined Wednesday in Hanoi, expressing optimism that their highly personal brand of diplomacy will lead to a deal on the totalitarian state's nuclear weapons.At the start of a

North Korea and China in ice dance to the music of diplomacy

North Korea and China in ice dance to the music of diplomacy

At the climax of a festival on ice to celebrate late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il on Friday, Olympic skaters from the host nation and neighbouring China swapped partners to dance together.The moment symbolised the markedly improved relations between Beijing

Venezuela: Another black eye for Chinese economic diplomacy

Venezuela: Another black eye for Chinese economic diplomacy

China and Venezuela seemed like natural bedfellows: one is the planet's top crude-oil importer and the other possesses the world's largest reserves.But Venezuela's descent into crisis -- with President Nicolas Maduro and self-proclaimed leader Juan Guaido v

Korean Olympic sports diplomacy a game of two halves

Korean Olympic sports diplomacy a game of two halves

When ice hockey players from North and South Korea skated together on to the Olympic rink in matching white kits last year, it was seen as a symbol of the rapid diplomatic progress catalysed by the Winter Games.With Pyongyang subject to multiple international