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China says working with UN on North Korea response

BEIJING: China is working with other members of the United Nations Security Council on a response to North Korea's missile launch over Japan, the Chinese foreign minister said Wednesday. Foreign Minister Wang Yi spoke hours after the UN…

May visits Japan with eye on Brexit fears

TOKYO: British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives in Japan on an official visit Wednesday with an eye to soothing Brexit fears and pushing ahead on early free-trade talks with the world's number three economy. May is scheduled to sit…

Clinton knocks Trump for proposing cuts to US diplomacy

WASHINGTON: Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, slowly emerging from post-election seclusion, slammed President Donald Trump on Friday for proposing budget cuts to US diplomacy and foreign aid, calling it a "grave mistake." "We…

US, Iran chief diplomats win prize for Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif have won an international diplomatic prize for their part in a historic agreement on Iran's nuclear program, organizers announced on Monday. The…

Russian jets pound Aleppo as US clings to diplomacy

AMMAN: Russian war planes struck rebel-held areas north of Aleppo on Saturday as the army shelled the besieged old quarter in a major offensive, rebels and a monitoring group said. Russia was reported on Friday to be sending more warplanes…