Germany coalition talks: Merkel welcomes breakthrough

Germany coalition talks: Merkel welcomes breakthrough

German politicians have achieved a breakthrough in talks aimed at forming a new coalition government. A blueprint for formal negotiations was agreed between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) and their former coalition partners, the Social Democrats (SPD). Politicians stayed up all night to discuss the 28-page document, with the talks lasting more than 24 […]

Russia may mediate nuke talks between the two Koreas – top MP

Russia may mediate nuke talks between the two Koreas – top MP

Published time: 9 Jan, 2018 13:57 Moscow may act as mediator in the denuclearization talks between the two Koreas, as the nuclear issue affects Russia’s national interests, Leonid Slutsky, head of the State Duma’s International Affairs Committee, said. “It highly likely that efforts by international mediators will be required to promote the issue of denuclearization […]

Korea Breakthrough Talks Today: Victory For Sports Diplomacy

Korea Breakthrough Talks Today: Victory For Sports Diplomacy

North and South Korea held bilateral discussions today for the first time in two years. In addition to agreeing to North Korean participation in next month’s Olympic games, the two sides agreed to follow up with talks to relieve military tension on the peninsula. With the US out of the picture, is this the beginning […]

Koreas agree military talks to defuse border tension

Koreas agree military talks to defuse border tension

Media playback is unsupported on your device North and South Korea have agreed to hold military talks to defuse border tension, after their first high-level meeting in two years. The North will also send a delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games taking place in South Korea in February. Agreement was also reached to reinstate […]

Boris Johnson talks Iran into executing all jailed Britons|Humor

The Foreign Secretary hailed as a success his diplomatic efforts to ensure that every Briton visiting Iran will be instantly jailed, covered in hot chilli sauce and fired from a canon. Meanwhile Iran has offered to stop its nuclear programme, provided Mr Johnson never phones again. Mr. Johnson and his Iranian counterpart spoke ‘frankly’, which […]

Latest climate talks actually made progress despite US obstinacy

Latest climate talks actually made progress despite US obstinacy

Anthony Kwan/Getty Images By Michael Le Page The latest meeting to discuss international action on climate change has made modest progress. It did so despite the US stating earlier this year that it plans to withdraw from the Paris agreement. “It showed that the rest of the world is steadfast in its support for the […]

‘No fireworks’ at NAFTA talks, but few signs of progress: source

‘No fireworks’ at NAFTA talks, but few signs of progress: source

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Negotiators at high stakes talks to update NAFTA have so far kept their tempers but are not making much progress on tough U.S. demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact, a well-placed source said on Saturday. A NAFTA banner is seen during the fifth round of NAFTA talks involving the […]

Colony Capital injects cash, in talks to buy Weinstein Co

Colony Capital injects cash, in talks to buy Weinstein Co

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein. Co-Chairman Bob Weinstein, Harvey’s brother and the other co-founder, on Friday had […]