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The longtime Russian leader warns Washington against deploying any new missiles in Europe following the collapse of a key Cold War-era treaty, saying Moscow will consider it a 'serious threat'
The promise comes as fallout from a suicide bomb attack that India has blamed on Pakistan overshadows the latest leg of the crown prince's tour aiming to boost his country's image
In an implicit message the Republican president is not omnipotent, the most powerful Democrat says she and fellow visiting congressmen are asserting the role of their legislative branch as co-equal to the executive
The fresh controversy in Polish-Israeli ties comes after a row in 2018 over a Polish law that made it illegal to accuse the Polish nation or state of complicity in Nazi German crimes
'So today we call on the European Union to step forward for freedom and recognize Juan Guaido as the only legitimate president of Venezuela,' says US Vice President Mike Pence
The United States is among more than 50 countries that have recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voices delight after an opening dinner where he spoke in the same room as top officials of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain
(UPDATED) A UN official says a notice will be sent to the General Assembly and the Security Council to inform them of the change
The countries that are sending top officials to Warsaw are pushing for a tough line on Iran
'Despite the risks, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media applications made diplomacy more inclusive. No longer is diplomacy shrouded in mystery'
The plight of China's Uighurs is closely followed in Turkey due to shared linguistic, cultural and religious links, and the presence of tens of thousands of ethnic Uighurs there
Both Singapore and Malaysia claimed that Saturday's collision involving a Greek bulk carrier and Malaysian boat off Tuas, in western Singapore, had happened in their own waters
Trump and Kim are due to meet in Hanoi from February 27 to 28 this year following their landmark first summit in Singapore in June 2018
US President Donald Trump has repeatedly complained about the expense of keeping American forces on the peninsula
All eyes are on the Venezuelan border, where the armed forces have blocked an intended route into the country for desperately-needed humanitarian aid, heightening tensions with Washington
The latest spat has erupted after Italy's deputy prime minister and Five Star chief Luigi Di Maio said he had met with 'yellow vest' anti-government protesters outside Paris
European and Latin American envoys are set to gather in Montevideo for the first meeting of a 'Contact Group' with the goal of creating conditions for a peaceful political process
Delivering his State of the Union on Tuesday, February 5, Donald Trump says the time and place are set: Vietnam on February 27 and 28
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose government survived a coup bid in July 2016, has given support to Nicolas Maduro in the wake of the crisis, telling him in a phone call to 'stand tall'
Here is a summary of whom key players are backing, after Juan Guaido declared himself acting president on January 23 in defiance of the leftist President Nicolas Maduro
A senior South Korean presidential official says 'South Korea and the US have been working well together, and we have high expectations for the meeting between Pyongyang and Washington'
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has signed off on the order for Juan Guaido to control holdings in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and federally insured banks
A UN official says Martin Griffiths is in the Red Sea port city to oversee the truce deal's implementation and 'follow up on preparations' for a new monitoring mission
'I call on the Taliban to... show their Afghan will, and accept Afghans' demand for peace, and enter serious talks with the Afghan government,' says Afghan President Ashraf Ghani
'We want an immediate call for elections in the near future,' says one diplomat following a meeting of European Union ambassadors who discussed wording for a new and tougher declaration
Embassy staff made a consular visit to Yang Jun in the afternoon, according to a brief statement released by the Australian department of foreign affairs
The dysfunction is evident 'in the economy, but it is also true in the Security Council,' UN chief Antonio Guterres tells the World Economic Forum in Davos
A furious Nicolas Maduro responds to the US move by breaking off diplomatic ties with the 'imperialist' US government, giving its diplomats 72 hours to leave
France's Nathalie Loiseau says the government will not wage a war of words or otherwise seek to retaliate against Rome, but working meetings and visits between the two countries are largely out of the question for now
An open letter from a group of former diplomats and academics says both Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor worked to improve understanding of China and to promote better relations with the world
A UN source confirms the news, saying Griffiths is in Yemen to 'work on the rapid implementation of the Hodeida agreement'
(UPDATED) Kim Yong-chol is the first North Korean dignitary in nearly two decades known to have spent the night in the US capital
Geir Pedersen, who replaces Staffan de Mistura, is the fourth negotiator to have been appointed UN special envoy to Syria since the civil war broke out in 2011
The timing and swiftness of Robert Lloyd Schellenberg's sentence, and the inclusion of new evidence, raise suspicion among observers
The European Commission wants the left-leaning Romanian government to scrap controversial judicial reforms, saying they undermine the battle against graft
(3rd UPDATE) President Xi Jinping says China 'supports the DPRK and the United States holding summits and achieving results'
The unannounced trip has been largely shrouded in secrecy. Beyond confirming Kim Jong-un's presence in Beijing, there has been no detail provided from either the North Korean or Chinese side on his schedule.
Democratic leaders respond to Donald Trump's planned speech by calling for equal airtime to rebut the president's 'malice and misinformation'
Though no link has been officially made, the arrests are thought to be in retaliation for Canada's December 1 arrest of Meng Wanzhou, a top executive at Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei
(UPDATED) The trip is at Xi Jinping's invitation and is set to run until January 10
'I worked with Jo in the same department at Pyongyang's foreign ministry for so long but never imagined that he would seek asylum,' says Thae Yong-ho
Jo Song-gil, the acting North Korean ambassador to Rome, has applied for asylum to an unidentified Western country with his family
The Taliban delegation discusses with Iran 'the post-occupation situation, restoration of peace and security in Afghanistan and the region'
Trump hails his 'solid friendship' with China's Xi, despite the ongoing trade war between the two countries
(3rd UPDATE) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says the North may be 'compelled to explore a new path' for defending the country's sovereignty if the US 'remains unchanged' in their stance against sanctions
'Russian-US relations remain an important factor in order to guarantee strategic stability and international security,' says Russian President Vladimir Putin
(2nd UPDATE) Trump's surprise visit prompts criticism from Iraqi authorities, noting that it was 'not commensurate with diplomatic norms and relations with sovereign states'
Xi Jinping vows to press ahead with economic reforms but makes clear that Beijing will not deviate from its one-party system or take orders from any other country
A contentious embassy shift from Tel Aviv – a proposal made during a crucial Sydney by-election that critics said was timed to attract Jewish voters – will not occur until a peace settlement is achieved
Australia also commits to recognizing a future state of Palestine with east Jerusalem as its capital