Wednesday , May 23 2018

Politics

Russian proposal for joint Salisbury toxin inquiry ‘perverse’: UK

THE HAGUE / Reuters Russia’s proposal for a joint inquiry into the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in England is “perverse”, Britain’s delegation at the global chemical weapons watchdog said on Wednesday during an emergency meeting requested by Moscow. Moscow convened the watchdog’s decision-making executive to counter accusations by Britain ...

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China ‘appreciates’ N Korea’s efforts on denuclearisation

BEIJING / Reuters China appreciates North Korea’s “important efforts” to ease tension on the Korean peninsula, senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi told the North’s foreign minister on Tuesday, hours after he called on all sides to stay focussed on talks. China has traditionally been secretive North Korea’s closest ally, though ...

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