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Ecuador expels Venezuelan ambassador after minister in Caracas called Moreno a ‘liar’

Ecuador’s Foreign Minister has ordered Venezuelan Ambassador Carol Delgado to leave the country over ‘offensive statements’ made by the country’s communication minister about Ecuador’s president Lenín Moreno. The Venezuelan minister Jorge Rodríguez on Wednesday accused the Ecuadorean president of inflating the number of refugees arriving across the border from Venezuela. Quito said it “will not tolerate any sign of disrespect ...

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The US ambassador to Germany has one priority – and there’s a hashtag to prove it

US President Donald Trump’s plan to bully European countries into choosing between doing business with either the US or Iran has been working – and US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell seems eager to take credit for it. Grenell, according to the US Embassy in Berlin, has been pressuring German companies “daily” to cease business operations in Iran. He has ...

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‘Completely contrary to reality’: Trump’s Israel embassy move irreversible, US ambassador says

The US does not have any politicians on the horizon who would dare to reverse Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate American embassy there, according to the US ambassador. Donald Trump’s daring decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish nation in December of last year sparked outrage among Palestinians and ...

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Ex-Vatican ambassador says Pope Francis knew of abusive priest, calls for resignation

A former Vatican ambassador to the US says that he told Pope Francis about allegations of sexual abuse against a prominent priest in 2013 and claims the pontiff did nothing to act on the information. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano made the shocking revelation in a lengthy statement released on Sunday, one day after the pope met with survivors of clerical ...

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Mind Blown: Russian ambassador torches seized cocaine at Argentinian cemetery in bizarre VIDEO

It looks more like a scene from a bizarre drug-cartel action movie, but the Russian ambassador and top Argentinian officials did gather at a crematorium in a Buenos Aires cemetery to incinerate 400kg of cocaine. The thick white smoke billowing above the La Chacarita cemetery on Tuesday had nothing to do with funeral services. Russian envoy Dmitry Feoktistov, Argentinian Security ...

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Back US on Iran sanctions or face 'serious consequences' for business – ambassador to UK

In the latest threat to the US-UK special relationship, the US’ top diplomat in Britain has called on London to back its pressure on Iran, warning of “serious consequences” for businesses who flaunt Washington’s sanctions. Accusing Iran of “squandering its money on proxy wars and malign activities abroad,” US Ambassador Woody Johnson’s op-ed in the Sunday Telegraph asked the UK ...

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‘No surprise if Moscow recalls ambassador’: Russia will lash out against new sanctions, say experts

Washington’s latest sanctions have left no room for a constructive response from Moscow, analysts explain, but opinions differ widely on how much the measures will affect relations between the two countries. All interviewed by RT railed against the framing of the sanctions, nominally prompted by the alleged use of chemical weapons against the Skripals in the UK back in March. ...

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Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador in Canada, gives Canadian envoy 24 hours to pack

The Saudi Arabian foreign ministry has recalled its ambassador from Canada and given the Canadian ambassador 24 hours to leave the country. Riyadh is also freezing all new trade and investment deals with Canada. The decision has been reported by Saudi Arabia’s official Saudi Press Agency. It is understood to come in response to Canada’s statement of concern over the ...

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‘Important verbal agreements’ made at Trump-Putin summit – Russian ambassador to US

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump did reach key unwritten deals during their talks in Finland, but there is nothing secretive about what they discussed, Russia’s ambassador in Washington, Anatoly Antonov, says. “The meeting was important, intense, constructive and productive. I believe that important verbal agreements were made,” Antonov said on Rossiya 1 TV on Wednesday evening. During a foreign ministry ...

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Australian ambassador to US red-faced over ‘mateship’ campaign featuring only rich white men

Australian Ambassador to the US Joe Hockey once said that the “age of entitlement is over” – but not for the 15 rich white men he selected to be patrons of a ‘mateship’ campaign to celebrate to promote US-Australian relations. The list, which failed to include any women or people of color, has been met with ire online; forcing the ...

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