Diplomacy

Saudi Arabia sees no crude oil shortage

Saudi Arabia sees no crude oil shortage

The oil market "is relatively in balance," Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud said, as the kingdom continues to brush off calls to produce more crude to bring down soaring prices. Consumers' pain …

UN chief announces new Cold War threat

UN chief announces new Cold War threat

The world faces the threat of a new Cold War "with nuclear undertones" and a surge in extreme nationalism, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday in a speech to graduates of Seton Hall University in New Jersey. The …

France expels 6 Russian diplomats

France expels 6 Russian diplomats

France's foreign ministry on Monday declared six Russian diplomats as "persona non grata". In the absence of Russia's ambassador in Paris, his number two had been summoned to inform him of the reasons for the …

Japan to expel eight Russian diplomats and trade mission staff

Japan to expel eight Russian diplomats and trade mission staff

The Japanese authorities have decided to expel eight Russian diplomats and staff members of the trade mission in Tokyo in connection with the situation around Ukraine and the Russian military operation currently underway, a Japanese Foreign …

Montenegro expels four Russian diplomats

Montenegro expels four Russian diplomats

Montenegro's Foreign Ministry on Thursday ordered four Russian diplomats to leave the country over violations of diplomatic norms, the Podgorica-based Pobjeda newspaper reported, citing sources from the ministry. A diplomatic note …

Austria kicks out four Russian diplomats

Austria kicks out four Russian diplomats

Austria has decided to expel three employees of the Russian Embassy in Vienna and one employee of the Russian Consulate General in Salzburg. They should leave Austrian territory before April 12, the Austrian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. …

Portugal to expel ten Russian diplomats

Portugal to expel ten Russian diplomats

The government of Portugal has decided to declare ten Russian embassy staffers personae non gratae, the country's foreign ministry said on its website on Tuesday. "The foreign ministry is announcing that today the government of …

Spain to expel about 25 Russian diplomats

Spain to expel about 25 Russian diplomats

The Spanish government has decided to expel about 25 diplomats of the Russian embassy, Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albarez said at a press conference on Tuesday. "I want to announce to you that this morning we decided to …

Germany expels 40 Russian embassy employees

Germany expels 40 Russian embassy employees

Germany’s foreign ministry has announced its decision to expel "a considerable number" of employees of the Russian embassy in Berlin. According to the Focus Online portal, the decision applies to 40 embassy …

UK Minster for Armed Forces visiting Azerbaijan

UK Minster for Armed Forces visiting Azerbaijan

The UK Minister for Armed Forces James Heappey will visit Baku for a day-long visit, according to UK's embassy in Azerbaijan. The visit will involve meetings with Minister of Defence Colonel General Zakir Hasanov and Foreign …

Russian FM to meet Red Cross chief

Russian FM to meet Red Cross chief

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, in Moscow in Thursday, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday. Maurer will be in Moscow for talks on the Ukraine …