diplomacy

Trump breaks with decades-old US policy in call with Taiwan president

US president-elect Donald Trump telephoned Friday with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, with whose government the United States broke off diplomatic relations in 1979.

Germany pledges additional 50 million euros in aid as Aleppo crumbles

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier pledged 50 million euros (53.2 million dollars) in aid to the war-torn city of Aleppo in Syria after visiting a refugee camp in neighbouring Lebanon...

Erdogan warns EU about excluding Turkey from bloc

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stepped up his rhetoric against the European Union on Thursday, even as he insisted his country was still interested in joining the bloc.

Petrov and Valls Noyes reaffirm Croatian-US partnership

Croatian Parliament Speaker Bozo Petrov on Thursday received US Ambassador Julieta Valls Noyes, their first meeting since he stepped into office in mid-October, according to a Parliament press...

Germany takes over the G20 presidency at a time of global uncertainty

Germany hopes to head off the threat of populist nationalism by promoting joint global action when it takes over the Group of 20 leading economies. But will its agenda be upended by the rise of...

Parliament speaker meets ambassadors of Ukraine, Hungary, China

Croatian Parliament Speaker Bozo Petrov on Tuesday received the ambassadors of Ukraine, Hungary and China with whom he discussed bilateral relations, and the strengthening of both political and...

Rights of 1 million Poles will be respected post-Brexit, May says

The rights of nearly 1 million Poles living in Britain will not be curtailed after the country leaves the European Union, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday.

Merkel lends support to Albania's hopes of EU membership

German Chancellor Angela Merkel lent her support on Monday to Albania's drive for European Union membership.

EU's Juncker says Turkey avoiding blame on EU membership troubles

The head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, warned Turkish leaders on Saturday that they needed to think carefully about whether they wanted to become part of the EU, after a flare-...

Serbia-Croatia relations crucial for region - conference

Relations between Serbia and Croatia are crucial for relations in the Balkans and affect the whole of the region, the last foreign minister of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (...

Views of Slovenia and Croatia on border row still far apart

Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec and his Croatian counterpart Davor Ivo Stier said at a news conference after talks in Ljubljana on Friday that they had made no progress on how to settle...

Japan files protest over Russia missile deployment on disputed isles

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday expressed displeasure over Russia's recent deployment of missile systems on islands disputed with Moscow.

EU boosts support for Ukraine, inches closer to visa-free travel deal

The European Union strengthened its support for Ukraine on Thursday, allocating millions of euros for an anti-corruption programme in the former Soviet republic and inching closer to enabling...

Ukraine's Poroshenko expects continued US support under Trump

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he expects continued support from the United States despite US president-elect Donald Trump's pledges to boost ties with regional rival Russia.

Russia's Putin praises French presidential hopeful Fillon

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday praised the winner of France's recent Republican presidential primary, Francois Fillon, as a very professional, well-mannered politician.