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German diplomat arrested in Brazil for alleged murder of husband

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A Brazilian Judge has ordered that German Consul Uwe Herbert Hahn should be held in custody in connection with the alleged murder of his husband in Rio de Janeiro -- denying defense claims of diplomatic immunity, ac...

US national security adviser meets China’s top diplomat, paving way for potential Biden-Xi meeting

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US national security adviser Jake Sullivan met in Luxembourg on Monday with the top Chinese diplomat for a "candid, substantive, and productive discussion" at a tense moment between their two countries, according to...

Top Russia UN diplomat quits over Ukraine war, slams Putin

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Boris Bondarev’s resignation letter was published by U.N. Watch, which describes itself as a "non-profit organization dedicated to holding the United Nations accountable to its founding principles."  "My name is Bori...

US expels second-ranking Russian diplomat in response to expulsion of US deputy chief of mission from Moscow

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The US is expelling the second most senior diplomat at the Russian embassy in Washington as a response to the expulsion of the second ranking US diplomat in Moscow earlier this year, according to the State Departmen...

Chinese diplomat claims tennis star Peng Shuai is too strong to have been sexually assaulted

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"She is a very successful athlete and physically she can handle many things better than many other women in China," Victor Gao, the vice president of the Center for China and Globalization, told 60 Minutes Australia....

Top US diplomat in Ukraine performing several balancing acts at once

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"It’s a concerning situation," she told Fox News, "because we’ve also seen very strong rhetoric from the Russians, and we have also seen their demands."  In the last few days, she’s been in charge of lowering the U.S...

Russian diplomat found dead on street outside Berlin embassy

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Berlin A Russian diplomat found dead on the sidewalk outside the embassy in Berlin last month is believed by German authorities to have been a secret agent for a Russian intelligence agency, Der Spiegel magazine repo...

Senior Swiss diplomat in Iran found dead after fall from high-rise building

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The first secretary at the Swiss embassy in Tehran was found dead on Tuesday after falling from a high-rise building where she lived in the north of the city, a spokesman for emergency services was quoted as saying b...

South Korea president welcomes ‘return of diplomacy’ in first meeting with top US diplomat

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Seoul, South Korea South Korea's President Moon Jae-in welcomed the "return of diplomacy and alliance" with the United States and reiterated the goal of denuclearizing North Korea, during his first meeting with senio...

US and Japan express concern over China’s ‘aggressive actions’ during first trip by Biden’s top diplomat

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken criticized China's threats to regional stability during bilateral talks in Tokyo on Tuesday, warning that the United States and Japan would push back if necessary. Blinken and US...

Biden to nominate William Burns as CIA director, turning to a longtime diplomat to lead agency in post-Trump era

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President-elect Joe Biden on Monday will nominate William Burns as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, CNN has learned, tapping a respected veteran American diplomat who has served in posts around the world...

Biden taps longtime diplomat jettisoned under Trump as US ambassador to the UN

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Washington Linda Thomas-Greenfield grew up in Louisiana, "in a segregated town in which the KKK regularly would come on weekends and burn a cross in somebody's yard," she recounted in a TED Talk in 2018. Neither of h...

British diplomat rescues drowning student in China

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A British diplomat is being hailed as a hero after saving a drowning college student in southwest China on Saturday. Stephen Ellison, 61, the British consul-general in Chongqing, was walking by a river in the nearby...