Tag Archives: International Relations

German charged for passing parliament floor plans to Russia

Prosecutors say a German man has been charged with espionage for allegedly passing information on properties used by the German parliament to Russian military intelligence ByThe Associated Press February 25, 2021, 9:38 AM • 2 min read BERLIN — A German man has been charged with espionage for allegedly passing information on properties used by […]

Diplomatic doses: Israel shares vaccines with allied nations

JERUSALEM — After jumping out to a quick start in its vaccination campaign, Israel announced Tuesday that it has decided to share a small surplus of its coronavirus vaccines with several friendly countries. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to share the vaccines with his diplomatic partners comes at a time when Israel has come under […]

Rockets target US Embassy in Baghdad, no casualties

Iraq’s army says three rockets have been fired at Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone without causing any casualties By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press February 22, 2021, 6:32 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BAGHDAD — Three rockets were fired at Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Monday without causing […]

Italian ambassador killed in Congo while in UN convoy

KINSHASA, Congo — The Italian ambassador to Congo and an Italian carabineri police officer were killed Monday during an attack on a U.N. convoy in an area that is home to myriad rebel groups, the Foreign Ministry and local people said. The ambush on the World Food Program convoy that killed Ambassador Luca Attanasio and […]

Protests swell after Myanmar junta raises specter of force

Protesters are gathering in Myanmar’s biggest city despite the ruling junta’s thinly veiled threat to use lethal force if people answered a call for a general strike opposing the military takeover ByThe Associated Press February 22, 2021, 5:35 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article YANGON, Myanmar — Protesters gathered […]

Tensions rise between Somalia and UAE over delayed elections

Two days after violence related to Somalia’s delayed elections, the country’s foreign ministry has accused “external forces” for contributing to the problems By HASSAN BARISE Associated Press February 21, 2021, 12:02 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MOGADISHU, Somalia — Two days after violence related to Somalia’s delayed elections, […]

Russia steps in, trying to aid stalled Afghan peace process

Russia is stepping up efforts to try and find a way forward for a stalled Afghan peace process as talks between the Taliban and the Kabul government have floundered and the new administration in Washington is mulling its options By KATHY GANNON Associated Press February 19, 2021, 5:02 PM • 3 min read ISLAMABAD — […]

Anger increases in Peru over secret inoculations of wealthy

Public indignation over secret coronavirus vaccinations for the wealthy and well-connected is growing in Peru a day after the Vatican’s ambassador to the South American nation admitted he was inoculated ahead of health care workers and the poor By FRANKLIN BRICEÑO Associated Press February 17, 2021, 9:26 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare […]

Report: Iran and Russia begin joint naval drill

Iran’s state TV says Iranian and Russian militaries have kicked off a joint naval drill in the Indian Ocean aimed at boosting security of maritime trade in the region ByThe Associated Press February 16, 2021, 11:32 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian and Russian militaries […]

British barrister Karim Khan elected next ICC prosecutor

 Member states of the International Criminal Court have elected British barrister Karim Khan the next prosecutor of the war crimes tribunal, ending a drawn-out and divisive process to replace Fatou Bensouda when her nine-year term expires later this year By EDITH M. LEDERER and MIKE CORDER Associated Press February 12, 2021, 9:54 PM • 3 […]