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Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said on Wednesday that South Korea's decision to dissolve a "comfort women" foundation funded by Japan to compensate women forced to work in wartime brothels was "unacceptable."
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Turkey and the United States have discussed returning a jailed executive from state-owned lender Halkbank to Turkey where he can serve the rest of his sentence from an Iran sanctions-busting case, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.
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Turkey is not entirely satisfied with the level of cooperation it is receiving from Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and may seek a formal United Nations inquiry if its liaising with Riyadh comes to an impasse, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.
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Turkey's purchase of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems in Turkey is a done deal and cannot be canceled, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday, adding that Ankara needs further defense procurement that could be bought from the United States.
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Turkey and the United States have discussed returning a jailed executive from state-owned lender Halkbank to Turkey where he can serve the rest of his sentence from an Iran sanctions-busting case, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.
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Turkey's foreign minister says his country could ask for a formal UN probe if cooperation with Saudi Arabia on the Jamal Khashoggi case comes to an impasse, adding that the truth must come out on who ordered the killing. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Turkey is not entirely satisfied with the level of cooperation it is receiving from Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and may seek a formal United Nations inquiry over the issue if its liaising with Riyadh comes to an impasse, Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.
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Turkey is not entirely satisfied with the level of cooperation it is receiving from Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and may seek a formal United Nations inquiry over the issue if its liaising with Riyadh comes to an impasse, Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters in Washington meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Cavusoglu said Turkey has shared the latest information on the Khashoggi killing with the United States and repeated Ankara's stance that the truth had to come out on who gave the orders to kill the journalist. Khashoggi, a U.S.-based Washington Post columnist who was a critic of the Saudi government run by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed in October at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
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Turkey is not entirely satisfied with the level of cooperation it is receiving from Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and may seek a formal United Nations inquiry over the issue if its liaising with Riyadh comes to an impasse, Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday it was "shameful" that U.S. President Donald Trump had pledged support for Saudi Arabia despite the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in its consulate. Trump had issued a statement that began: "The world is a very dangerous place! "The country of Iran, as an example, is responsible for a bloody proxy war against Saudi Arabia in Yemen, trying to destabilize Iraq’s fragile attempt at democracy, supporting the terror group Hezbollah in Lebanon, propping up dictator Bashar Assad in Syria (who has killed millions of his own citizens), and much more." Trump went on to vow to stay a "steadfast partner" of Riyadh despite saying that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have known about the plan to murder Khashoggi in Istanbul.
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump's support for Saudi Arabia in defiance of international pressure despite the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey last month. Pompeo, who spoke following a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Washington, told a news conference that the United States was obligated to adopt policies that furthered U.S. national security interests. "As the president said today, the United States will continue to have a relationship with the kingdom of Saudi Arabia," Pompeo said.
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Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has denounced the White House’s “shameful statement on Saudi atrocities” for blaming all sorts of ills on his country, asking on Twitter if Tehran will next be blamed for California wildfires. Read Full Article at RT.com
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A statement by President Donald Trump on Tuesday that the United States will stand by Saudi Arabia despite the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi is "shameful", Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Tuesday.
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Spain would have no objection to Scotland rejoining the European Union as an independent nation, as long as the secession process from the United Kingdom was legally binding, Spanish foreign minister Josep Borrell said on Tuesday.
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark is sending its ambassador back to Tehran after he was recalled over Copenhagen’s allegations about an Iranian plot to kill an opposition activist in Denmark. Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen says Ambassador Danny Annan is returning to Iran “to intensify diplomacy and coordinate closely with our European partners.” Samuelsen said on […]
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It is the first Saudi official comment on the CIA report. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports from Riyadh.
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European countries are finding it difficult to set up a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to allow non-dollar trade with Iran, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday, according to parliamentary news agency ICANA. 
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Portugal’s minister of foreign affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, speaks to CNBC’s Silvia Amaro about Brexit.
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Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir responded to the CIA assessment of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. CNBC's Hadley Gamble has the latest.
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Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif added that "Iran enjoys cooperation with Russia and Turkey on the Syrian dossier."
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NBC News and the Washington Post reported over the weekend that the CIA believes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
 
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Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Tuesday that claims, including by the CIA, that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gave the order to kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi were false, according to an Arabic-language newspaper interview.
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Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Tuesday that claims, including by the CIA, that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gave the order to kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi were false, according to an Arabic-language newspaper interview. This was the most definitive U.S. assessment to date tying Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler directly to the killing and contradicted Saudi government assertions that he was not involved. "We in the kingdom know that such allegations about the crown prince have no basis in truth and we categorically reject them, whether through leaks or not," Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir was quoted as saying in Saudi-owned Al Sharq Al Awsat newspaper in the first Saudi official comment on the CIA report.
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France will decide very soon to impose sanctions on individuals linked to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday.
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France will decide very soon to impose sanctions on individuals linked to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday. "We are working very closely with Germany at this moment ... and we will decide ourselves a certain number of sanctions very quickly over what we know (about the murder)," Le Drian told Europe 1 radio when asked whether Paris would follow Germany in imposing travel bans on Saudi individuals.
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Spain will not back the European Union's draft Brexit agreement without clarity that Madrid will be able to negotiate the future of Gibraltar directly with Britain, Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said Monday.
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Turkey's foreign minister discussed the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday, but there was no formal request for a UN investigation, a spokesman said. Turkey has called for an international investigation of the killing of Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and critic of Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.
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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu did not request a U.N. inquiry into the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi when he met with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday, a U.N. spokesman said, though they did discuss the case.
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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu did not request a U.N. inquiry into the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi when he met with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday, a U.N. spokesman said, though they did discuss the case.
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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed the murder of U.S.-resident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday, but no formal request was made for a U.N. investigation, a U.N. diplomat familiar with the conversation said.
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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed the murder of U.S.-resident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday, but no formal request was made for a U.N. investigation, a U.N. diplomat familiar with the conversation said.
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Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said this kind of partnership "is not subject to politics"
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Germany will bar 18 Saudis from entering its territory and Europe's Schengen passport-free zone over their alleged links to the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Monday. Maas said the move was "coordinated very closely with" France and Britain and the broader EU as they seek more information in Khashoggi's death last month in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Berlin has "decided that Germany should impose an entry ban on 18 Saudi citizens, who are presumed to be connected with this deed, in the Schengen information system," Maas told reporters.
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state media say the country's foreign minister discussed ways of easing international financial transactions during a meeting with British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt in Tehran.
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Spain will not back the European Union's draft Brexit agreement without clarity that Madrid will be able to negotiate the future of Gibraltar directly with Britain, Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said on Monday.
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Germany's foreign minister says Berlin has banned 18 Saudi nationals from entering Europe's border-free Schengen zone because they are believed to be connected to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Germany will bar 18 Saudis from entering its territory and Europe's Schengen passport-free zone over the country's alleged links to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said today.
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British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt visited Iran for the first time on Monday for talks about the nuclear deal and freeing UK nationals held in Iranian jails. Hunt met his counterpart, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, but neither side took questions from reporters. It was the first visit to Tehran by a Western foreign minister since the United States withdrew from the multi-nation nuclear deal in May.
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Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition government appears to have survived a major political crisis after one of his coalition partners backed down from threats to bring down the government and trigger early elections. The Israeli government looked to be on the brink of collapse Monday morning after Mr Netanyahu refused demands from the Jewish Home party to give them control of the defence ministry.  Naftali Bennett, the leader of Jewish Home, called a press conference  where he was widely expected to announce he was resigning from the cabinet and bringing down the government.  Instead, Mr Bennett seemed to blink in his standoff with the prime minister. He said he would stay in the government despite Mr Netanyahu’s refusal to appoint him defence minister.  Mr Netanyahu took the defence minister’s post for himself, meaning he is currently serving as Israel’s prime minister, foreign minister, defence minister and health minister.    Naftali Bennett, leader of Jewish Home, said he w...
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Kuwait Deputy Foreign Minister says the summit offers a ray of hope in reviving efforts to resolve the Gulf dispute.
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Russia, Turkey, and Iran will hold the next round of talks on Syria on Nov. 28-29 in Kazakhstan, Kazakh foreign minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said on Monday.
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The next Gulf Cooperation Council summit, to be held in Riyadh next month, may be an opportunity to end the rift within the group, Kuwait's deputy foreign minister was quoted as saying by state news agency KUNA.
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Leaders of Asia-Pacific nations failed to agree a joint communique after a summit for the first time on Sunday after police had to be called when trade tensions between the US and China boiled over in Papua New Guinea. Insiders said the sticking point was US demands to include reference to reforming the World Trade Organisation and “unfair trade practices” - which Beijing took as an unsubtle dig. When Chinese diplomats turned up unannounced to persuade Papua New Guinea’s foreign minister to back their wording, things turned ugly. Rimbink Pato refused to meet them. “Police were posted outside the minister’s office after they tried to barge in,” one source privy to summit negotiations told the AFP news agency, requesting anonymity. Instead of a leaders’ declaration backed by the 21 members of the the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec), Peter O'Neill, prime minister of Papua New Guinea, said he would issue a chairman’s statement. It marks the first time in Apec...
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Leaders have left the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Papua New Guinea without coming to a consensus on a final communique to describe what was agreed to at their talks.
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The United States' support for the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia is a "big mistake", Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said late on Saturday, adding that the issue had strained ties between the NATO allies.
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Police were called when Chinese officials attempted to “barge” into the office of Papua New Guinea’s foreign minister, it emerged Sunday, as APEC summit tensions ...
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Police were called when Chinese officials attempted to "barge" into the office of Papua New Guinea's foreign minister, it emerged Sunday, as APEC summit tensions boiled over. The Chinese delegates "tried to barge in" to Rimbink Pato's Port Moresby office Saturday, in an eleventh-hour bid to influence a summit draft communique, but were denied entry, three sources with knowledge of the situation told AFP. "Police were posted outside the minister's office after they tried to barge in," one source privy to summit negotiations told AFP, requesting anonymity.
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Pro-Brexit British ministers are "not living in the real world" if they think they can renegotiate the divorce treaty agreed with the EU last week, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Saturday.
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Western countries opted for a dead-end way of expanding their geopolitical space and mapping new divisive lines on the European continent, Foreign Minister stressed
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Foreign Minister emphasized that leading Russian companies, including Gazprom, maintain a close contact with Serbian partners
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Politicizing the SWIFT payments system is leading other nations to the search for alternatives. Ever since the dollar replaced gold at the center of the global financial system, many outside the U.S. have complained about “dollar hegemony,” and the “exorbitant privilege” conferred on the U.S. by virtue of this hegemony. What do these phrases actually mean? Broadly speaking, both are used interchangeably as a euphemism for a handful of economic controls the U.S. has on the global economy, especially the fact that U.S. dollars remain the principal currency held as savings by foreign governments, companies and individuals. Another aspect of this is the industrialized world’s central payment system that has cemented the dollar’s central role in global finance, which is to say, the SWIFT system.The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, more commonly known by its acronym, SWIFT, is the dominant transmission network that connects more than 11,000 major...
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Ireland has no plans to start preparing infrastructure for a possible hard border with Northern Ireland, Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney said on Friday.
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Ireland has no plans to start preparing infrastructure for a possible hard border with Northern Ireland, Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney said on Friday.
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Scientists 'ignore data' suggesting opposite of rising global temperatures and CO2 levels, says Ernesto Araújo
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Israel’s government was in turmoil on Friday after one of Benjamin Netanyahu’s main coalition partners said there was “no possibility” the government could keep working and called for early elections.  The Right-wing Jewish Home party called for the government to dissolve itself and being setting a date for elections after Mr Netanyahu refused to give them control of the defence ministry.  The party stopped short of pulling out of the government, which would have triggered an immediate collapse, but there seemed to be little prospect of holding the fractious coalition together.  As the coalition started teeter, Mr Netanyahu issued a last-minute call for unity and warned that it would be “a historic mistake” for Right-wing parties to bring down his government.     “Prime Minister Netanyahu will continue to talk with coalition leaders on Sunday so that they will not make a historic mistake of toppling a right-wing government,” said a spokesman for Mr Netanyahu’s Li...
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Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Thursday welcomed U.S. Treasury sanctions on 17 Saudi officials for their role in the killing last month of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and said Canada was weighing similar action. "Canada welcomes the U.S. action," Freeland told reporters after touring a factory in Port Colborne, Ontario, adding that Canada will be "actively considering" similar sanctions in coming days. Khashoggi was murdered at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, and the U.S. Treasury on Thursday announced sanctions targeting Saudi nationals, not the Riyadh government.
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Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Thursday welcomed U.S. Treasury sanctions on 17 Saudi officials for their role in the killing last month of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and said Canada was weighing similar action.
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Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Thursday welcomed U.S. Treasury sanctions on 17 Saudi officials for their role in the killing last month of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and said Canada was weighing similar action.
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Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Thursday welcomed U.S. Treasury sanctions on 17 Saudi officials for their role in the killing last month of Jamal Khashoggi. She said Canada will be "actively considering" similar sanctions in coming days.
 
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Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Thursday welcomed U.S. Treasury sanctions on 17 Saudi officials for their role in the killing last month of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and said Canada was weighing similar action.
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