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Poland summons Israeli envoy over aid worker’s death

Warsaw has summoned Ambassador Yakov Livne after the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) killed a Polish aid worker in Gaza. The Polish authorities were critical of how Israel handled the incident and demanded compensation for the victim’s family. On Monday, the IDF carried out three consecutive airstrikes on a humanitarian convoy, …

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Ex-Ukrainian envoy to Germany tears into successor

Ukraine’s former ambassador to Germany, Andrey Melnik, has criticized his successor, Alexey Makeev, for being too soft on Berlin regarding weapons supplies for Kiev. The outspoken diplomat, who now serves as the country’s deputy foreign minister, claimed Makeev should be making more of an effort to ensure that Germany meets …

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Russian envoy injured in assassination attempt – embassy

A senior member of the Russian diplomatic mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) has been hospitalised, Moscow’s embassy in Bangui confirmed to Russian media, after a reported parcel bomb explosion.  The official was identified as Dmitry Sytyy, who heads the local branch of the “Russian House”, a network of …

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Japan may host Australian nuclear subs – envoy

Australia’s acquisition of nuclear submarines is critically important for regional security and Japan is ready to offer its expertise and facilities, ambassador Shingo Yamagami told the ‘Advancing AUKUS’ conference on Monday, calling Canberra Tokyo’s most important military ally, besides the United States. While not directly calling China a threat, the …

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Ukrainian envoy apologizes for ‘kill Russians’ interview

The Ukrainian ambassador to Kazakhstan has apologized to his host nation after an interview, in which he justified killing “as many Russians as possible”, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said on Monday. Pyotr Vrublevsky’s apology was reported by a spokesman for the ministry, who described the remark as “unacceptable” and said …

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Taiwan independence means war, Chinese envoy warns

The Chinese envoy to the United Kingdom warned that British and American interference in the Taiwan issue could result in a war, claiming that Beijing’s ties with the UK are now at a crossroads over the island. Taking to the pages of the Guardian in an op-ed on Tuesday, Chinese …

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Trump’s Kosovo envoy slams US over crisis

Richard Grenell, who negotiated a Kosovo-Serbia deal under the Trump administration after a turn in charge of the US intelligence community, on Sunday blamed the “reckless” prime minister in Pristina for the renewed tensions with Belgrade and slammed the State Department for enabling him. “What’s happening in the Balkans isn’t …

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Kiev distances itself from envoy over controversial remarks

Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry has distanced itself from claims made by Kiev’s ambassador to Berlin, which have sparked outrage in Poland and Israel. Earlier the diplomat, Andrey Melnik, denied that Stepan Bandera – a controversial Ukrainian national hero who collaborated with the Nazis during WWII – was implicated in the mass …

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Ukraine’s envoy berates Germany

Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andrey Melnik has called into question Germany’s ‘welcoming culture’ toward Ukrainian refugees. The diplomat told journalists that many had left the country after not getting the reception they had hoped for. Taking part in a talk show hosted by Germany’s Bild media outlet that was aired …

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