British foreign secretary banned from entering Russia

This photo taken on Aug 31, 2022 shows towers and cathedrals of the Kremlin in Moscow. (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP) MOSCOW – Britain's Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs James Cleverly is among 36 British citizens that have been recently barred from entering Russia, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Saturday. In addition […]

Türkiye says more steps needed for Sweden’s NATO membership

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (right) and Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billstrom hold a joint press conference in Ankara, Türkiye, on Dec 22, 2022. (MUSTAFA KAYA / XINHUA) ANKARA – Sweden has not taken enough "concrete steps" to extradite people that Ankara sees as terrorists and freeze their assets, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said […]

Ukraine warns Iran over arms supplies to Russia

This undated photograph released by the Ukrainian military's Strategic Communications Directorate shows the wreckage of what Kyiv has described as an Iranian Shahed drone downed near Kupiansk, Ukraine. (UKRAINIAN MILITARY'S STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTORATE VIA AP) KYIV – Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Tuesday warned Iran of the "consequences" of the arms supplies to Russia, […]

UK foreign minister calls ousting PM Truss a ‘bad idea’

A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit shows Britain's Prime Minister Liz Truss (center) speaking, flanked by, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng (left) and Britain's Foreign Secretary James Cleverly during her first weekly Prime Minister's Questions session at the House of Commons, in London, on Sept 7, […]

Greek, Egyptian foreign ministers meet over Türkiye-Libya gas deal

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias (left) and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, hold a joint press conference, at the foreign ministry headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Oct 9, 2022. (NARIMAN EL-MOFTY / AP) CAIRO – Foreign ministers of Egypt and Greece held talks in Cairo on Sunday, following recent oil and gas exploration deals signed between […]

Russia expels Lithuanian charge d’affaires in retaliatory move

This photo shows a view of the Russian Foreign Ministry headquarters in Moscow on April 29, 2021. (NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA / AFP) MOSCOW – Russia has declared the charge d'affaires of Lithuania in Russia, Virginija Umbrasiene, "persona non grata," the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. An employee from the Lithuanian Embassy was summoned to the […]

Zelensky meets French foreign minister on support for Ukraine

In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, left, and French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna pose for a photograph during their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, Sept 27, 2022. (UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS OFFICE VIA AP) KYIV – Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday met with visiting French Foreign Affairs Minister […]

Chinese and Indian foreign ministers stress dialogue on dispute at BRICS session in New York

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) meets with Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) foreign ministers' meeting in Bali, Indonesia, July 7, 2022. (Xinhua/Xu Qin) Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar highlighted the importance […]

Dublin hopeful N.Ireland protocol talks to resume in weeks

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney attends press conference with his German counterpart (unseen) in Berlin, Germany, Dec 11, 2020. (FABRIZIO BENSCH / POOL / AFP) DUBLIN – Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Friday that he was optimistic that talks between Britain and the European Union on overhauling Northern Ireland's post-Brexit trading arrangements could […]

EU’s Borrell: Visa ban for all Russians would lack necessary support

In this file photo dated June 25, 2022, Josep Borell, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy speaks during a joint press conference with the Iranian Foreign Minister at the foreign ministry headquarters in Iran's capital Tehran. (ATTA KENARE / AFP) VIENNA – European Union foreign ministers meeting later […]

Putin bans ‘unfriendly’ investors from selling key energy stakes

This general view taken on July 8, 2018, shows the Kremlin and Moscow State University (back) in Moscow, Russia. (MLADEN ANTONOV / AFP) MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Friday banning "unfriendly" investors from making transactions with their shares in strategic Russian enterprises and projects until the end of the year. […]