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Beijing confirms Chinese trawler hit Philippine boat

Beijing confirms Chinese trawler hit Philippine boat

Beijing confirmed Saturday that a Chinese vessel hit a Philippine fishing boat in a collision which has increased tensions in the disputed South China Sea, but denied claims it was a ‘hit and run’.

Japan PM on Tehran mission to ease Iran-US tensions

Japan PM on Tehran mission to ease Iran-US tensions

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected in Tehran on Wednesday for a rare diplomatic mission, hoping to ease tensions between the Islamic republic and Tokyo's key ally Washington.

Fiat-Renault merger 'good opportunity': French minister

Fiat-Renault merger 'good opportunity': French minister

A proposed merger between Renault and Fiat-Chrysler remains a ‘good opportunity,’ France's finance minister said Monday, after the Italian-American carmaker withdrew the offer over ‘unreasonable’ political resistance ...

German FM meets Iran's Zarif to discuss nuclear deal

German FM meets Iran's Zarif to discuss nuclear deal

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas held talks Monday with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif on the future of the 2015 nuclear deal which he described as ‘extraordinarily important’ for Europe.

Trump steps up attacks on Mexico, tariff threat called 'deadly serious'

Trump steps up attacks on Mexico, tariff threat called 'deadly serious'

Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on Mexico over immigration Sunday as a top aide warned that the US president is ‘deadly serious’ about slapping tariffs on imports from the southern neighbour.

Trump delays decision on auto tariffs for up to six months

Trump delays decision on auto tariffs for up to six months

President Donald Trump on Friday announced he will delay by six months a decision on imposing steep tariffs on imported autos.

Philippines says envoy recalled over Canada trash row

Philippines says envoy recalled over Canada trash row

The Philippines has recalled its ambassador to Canada, Manila's foreign minister said Thursday, in an escalation of a festering diplomatic row over tonnes of trash dumped in the Southeast Asian nation.

Trump denies planning to send 120,000 troops to counter Iran

Trump denies planning to send 120,000 troops to counter Iran

President Donald Trump on Monday rejected a report that he is considering sending 120,000 troops to counter Iran, but didn't rule out deploying ‘a hell of a lot more’ soldiers in the future.

UN kicks off major climate change effort

UN kicks off major climate change effort

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has kicked off a major United Nations push for progress on what he calls the defining issue of our time: climate change.

Trump, Xi could meet next month on trade: White House aide

Trump, Xi could meet next month on trade: White House aide

US President Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping could meet next month on the sidelines of the G20 summit to hash out their differences on trade, but no new talks are scheduled, ...

Assange jailed for 50 weeks for UK bail breach

Assange jailed for 50 weeks for UK bail breach

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was sentenced Wednesday to 50 weeks in jail for breaching a British court order seven years ago, when he took refuge in Ecuador's London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden.

Diplomacy and science must work in partnership: US diplomat

Diplomacy and science must work in partnership: US diplomat

Diplomacy has to work closely and collaboratively with advancements in science to tackle the challenges that the world faces in the modern era, noted a US diplomat.