Opinion

Opinion

Back in Tripoli, American diplomats watched the carnage in Benghazi with dismay and horror. The assaults had been killing their Libyan interlocutors — together with those that had been serving to examine the 2012 assault. The violence additionally paved the best way for a would-be savior in Benghazi: a septuagenarian basic named Khalifa Haftar, who […]

Senators Urge Secretary of State Pick to Avoid Trump’s ‘Worst Instincts’

Senators Urge Secretary of State Pick to Avoid Trump’s ‘Worst Instincts’

If confirmed, Mr. Pompeo can be the Trump administration’s second secretary of state in 14 months. In his opening assertion, Mr. Pompeo signaled that he deliberate to reap a forceful diplomacy. He stated he would take a tricky line towards Russia and push to enhance the Iran nuclear deal via negotiations with European allies in […]

Yulia Skripal Turns Down Offer of Russian Help, U.K. Police Say

Yulia Skripal Turns Down Offer of Russian Help, U.Okay. Police Say

“We would like to make sure that the statement really belongs to Yulia,” the Russian Embassy in Britain stated in a press release on Wednesday. “So far, we doubt it much. The text has been composed in a special way so as to support official statements made by British authorities, and at the same time […]

Vatican Arrests Monsignor on Suspicion of Possessing Child Pornography

Vatican Arrests Monsignor on Suspicion of Possessing Child Pornography

The pontiff has declared zero tolerance for the abuse that has plagued the Church for many years, however critics say he has not achieved sufficient, notably in holding bishops accountable for mishandling or overlaying up misconduct. The State Department first notified the Holy See in August of a doable violation of legal guidelines regarding baby […]

‘Unsatisfactory’: Britain and Russia Trade Charges in Poisoning Case

‘Unsatisfactory’: Britain and Russia Trade Charges in Poisoning Case

Photo Russia needs a gathering between its ambassador in London, Alexander Yakovenko, above, and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Credit Yui Mok/Press Association, by way of Associated Press LONDON — The Russian Embassy in London on Saturday sought a gathering with Britain’s overseas secretary, Boris Johnson, over the poisoning of a former Russian spy, saying […]

Trump Administration Imposes New Sanctions on Putin Cronies

Trump Administration Imposes New Sanctions on Putin Cronies

Also sanctioned was Suleiman Kerimov — a financier near Mr. Putin; Vladimir Bogdanov, a high govt of Surgutneftegaz, a Russian oil firm; Igor Rotenberg, one other oil govt; Kirill Shamalov, an power govt who married Mr. Putin’s daughter, Katerina Tikhonova; Andrei Skoch, a deputy of the Russian Federation’s State Duma; and Viktor Vekselberg, chairman of […]

As Russia Empties Embassies, Who Will Replace That Lost Passport?

As Russia Empties Embassies, Who Will Replace That Lost Passport?

Intelligence officers working beneath “official cover” as diplomats had been particularly focused. But with the discount in numbers, the wheels of primary diplomacy, involving issues like visas, consular companies, cultural occasions and easily speaking to folks, are grinding ever extra slowly and, in some instances, coming to a halt. “The embassy is struggling to do […]

Russia Will Expel 150 Diplomats, as Tensions With West Reach Fever Pitch

Russia Will Expel 150 Diplomats, as Tensions With West Reach Fever Pitch

Russia as an entire, and lots of highly effective Russians individually, are already beneath financial sanctions by the West, and London has vowed to tighten its scrutiny and management of the huge Russian wealth — a lot of it held by allies of President Vladimir V. Putin — that has flowed into Britain lately. Britain […]