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September 19, 2019

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Taiwan cuts ties with Solomon Islands after China switch

Taiwan cuts ties with Solomon Islands after China switch

Taiwan severed ties with the Solomon Islands on Monday after learning the Pacific nation was switching diplomatic recognition to China, as Taipei accused Beijing of using "dollar diplomacy" to buy off its few remaining allies.The switch is a major coup for B

Bolsonaro's scorched earth diplomacy could cost Brazil

Bolsonaro's scorched earth diplomacy could cost Brazil

Offending French, German, Norwegian and UN leaders along the way, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has embarked on a diplomatic scorched earth policy that is fueling concern over potential long-term damage to Brazil's global relations.The far-right head of

Trump unsettles G7 with support for Russia return

Trump unsettles G7 with support for Russia return

President Donald Trump on Tuesday gave a foretaste of his convention-wrecking diplomacy at next weekend's G7 by calling for Russia -- expelled from the group of democracies -- to be readmitted.Coming four days before he arrives at the summit in the French sea

New Guatemalan leader demands respect from Trump

New Guatemalan leader demands respect from Trump

Guatemala's president-elect Alejandro Giammattei said in an interview with AFP he would not seek confrontation with President Donald Trump over Central America's migration crisis but would demand respect from his US counterpart."All diplomacy comes down to

Germany nixes US request to join naval mission off Iran

Germany nixes US request to join naval mission off Iran

Germany poured cold water Wednesday on a US demand it join a maritime surveillance mission in the Strait of Hormuz, arguing that it wants to focus on diplomacy to ease tensions with Iran.Chancellor Angela Merkel's government was responding to a US demand made