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Canada takes first step to ratify continental trade pact

'And I think you know, as the minister says, we want to be in position where we can move in tandem with the United States and Mexico on this deal.'

Indonesia summons Australian envoy over senator’s Christchurch remarks

Queensland Senator Fraser Anning's remarks drew condemnation from across the political spectrum in Australia.

Pakistan recalls envoy from India amid tensions

Islamabad has recalled its ambassador in New Delhi for consultations amid escalating tensions with nuclear-armed neighbour India.

Saudi named in report on Khashoggi murder becomes UAE envoy

Turki Aldakhil, who Prince Mohammed told that he’d use a bullet if Khashoggi didn’t stop criticising the government, has been sworn in by King Salman along with other new ambassadors.

Trudeau sacks Canadian envoy to China after Huawei controversy

McCallum has been making headlines in recent days over comments regarding Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou.

US envoy on North Korea to visit South amid stalled nuclear...

Biegun is scheduled to hold talks on Thursday with his South Korean counterpart, Lee Do-hoon.

UN chief names new envoy to Syria

The Syria conflict, which began with anti-government street protests in 2011, has claimed more than 360,000 lives and drawn in foreign powers and various jihadist groups.

Nauru demands China apology over ‘crazy’ envoy

This year's annual Pacific summit, which wraps up in Nauru on Thursday, has been one of the most contentious in the event's 49-year history.

South Korean envoys meet Kim in North to prepare for third...

The envoys held talks with Kim and delivered Moon's letter, and had dinner with unspecified North Korean officials, according to Blue House spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom.

Tan Kok Wai appointed as special envoy to China

He is also chairman of Malaysia-China Business Council to improve ties between both countries.

South Korea’s Moon to send special envoy to North Korea next...

Seoul proposed the envoy's visit Friday morning and Pyongyang accepted it a few hours later, a presidential spokesperson said, adding they had not yet decided who the envoy will be.

Pompeo to return to North Korea with new special envoy

Stephen Biegun, who is retiring as Ford's vice president for international governmental affairs, had been considered for the post of Trump's national security advisor.

UN envoy says Yemen talks to focus on transition, disarmament

Griffiths is trying to negotiate an end to the three-year conflict that has killed more than 10,000 people and pushed Yemen to the verge of starvation.

US sanctions Russia, with more threatened, for poison use

The sanctions taking effect this month will limit exports to Russia of US goods and technology considered sensitive on national security grounds.

Saudi freezes new trade with Canada for urging activists’ release

The Saudi Foreign Ministry gave the Canadian ambassador to Riyadh 24 hours to leave the country, and froze all new commercial and investment transactions with Ottawa.

French envoy for Yemen meets Houthis, pushes aid effort

The envoy's visit was part of France's efforts to help alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

US ties investment to open and fair general election, DR Congo...

According to Raymond Tshibanda, DR Congo's upcoming elections would be free and fair.

Aussie envoy: Death penalty makes it hard to help Malaysia

He warns that Malaysia risks becoming isolated within the community of law enforcement if it does not do away with capital punishment.

US envoy meets families of Japanese abducted by North Korea

In an apparent nod to Japan's concerns, US Ambassador William Hagerty and his wife meets abductees' family members, such as Sakie Yokota, whose daughter Megumi was snatched from a beach as a teenager 40 years ago.

Russian envoy in London asks for meet with UK Foreign Secretary

Relations between London and Moscow have plumbed new lows in recent weeks following the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia on March 4.

Australia expels 2 Russian diplomats over Britain poison case

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had said the pair were "undeclared intelligence officers" and had seven days to leave.

US, Europe expel Russian envoys over UK spy attack

Here is a list of the countries and the number of Russians expelled.

EU Russia envoy holds crisis talks over spy poisoning

European Union leaders have summoned Markus Ederer back from Russia for consultations.

South Korea to send special envoys to North on Monday

Moon has sought to use the Pyeongchang Games to open dialogue between Washington and Pyongyang in the hopes of easing a nuclear standoff that has heightened fears over global security.