Monday , March 27 2017

Politics

Johnson says Britain still backs 2-state solution in Mideast

epa05836095 Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (L) speaks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) during a meeting at Abbas office in the West Bank town of Ramallah, 08 March 2017.  EPA/ATEF SAFADI

  RAMALLAH / AP Britain’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that his country remains “absolutely” committed to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and that obstacles to a deal, including accelerated Israeli settlement building, must be removed. Boris Johnson said he believes it’s still possible to set up a ...

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Germany hopeful relations with Turkey can normalize

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel meets Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at the Adlon hotel in Berlin, Germany, March 8, 2017.     REUTERS/Auswaertiges Amt/Thomas Koehler-photothek.net/Handout via Reuters     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY          ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO ARCHIVES. NO SALES. MANDATORY CREDIT. THIS PICTURE WAS PROCESSED BY REUTERS TO ENHANCE QUALITY. AN UNPOCESSED VERSION HAS BEEN PROVIDED SEPARATELY.

  BERLIN / AP Germany’s foreign minister expressed cautious optimism on Wednesday that Berlin and Ankara may begin to slowly reel diplomatic relations back to normal, following an escalation of tensions that culminated with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accusing Germany of “Nazi practices.” Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said talks ...

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Philippine top diplomat loses job over US passport

  MANILA/ AP Philippine lawmakers rejected the appointment of Perfecto Yasay as the country’s top diplomat on Wednesday after his flip-flopping statements first denying then admitting he was once a US citizen. When he first appeared before the congressional Commission on Appointments’ Foreign Affairs Committee last month, Yasay denied ever ...

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