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Chinese envoy says Iran talks to resume next week

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FILE PHOTO: The Iranian flag waves in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria, March 1, 2021. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/File Photo/File Photo VIENNA (Reuters) – China’s envoy to the Iran nuclear talks said on Friday all sides had agreed to reconvene next week to carry out......

Myanmar Envoy Who Critiqued Coup Is Locked Out of London Embassy

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here LONDON — Myanmar’s ambassador to Britain was locked out of his own embassy on Wednesday, apparently in retaliation for having criticized Myanmar’s military, which seized power in February and has since launched a bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.......

Myanmar Envoy Who Critiqued Coup Is Locked Out of London Embassy

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here LONDON — Myanmar’s ambassador to Britain, Kyaw Zwar Minn, was locked out of his own embassy on Wednesday, apparently in retaliation for criticizing the country’s military, which seized power in February and has since launched a bloody crackdown......

‘History will judge us harshly’: Myanmar special envoy to the UN calls for tougher sanctions

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sanctions on Myanmar’s military need to get tougher as the regime escalates violence on the ground, the country’s special envoy to the United Nations told CNBC this week. “We need immediately international targeted, coordinated, tougher sanctions, both economically and diplomatically,”......

Russian envoy says UK nuclear arms plan is illegal

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FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the weekly question time debate at the House of Commons in London, Britain, March 10, 2021. UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s ambassador to Britain has accused the UK government of breaking its international treaty commitments with a......

‘Coup must fail’: Myanmar’s U.N. envoy pleads for tougher sanctions against the military

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Myanmar’s ambassador to the United Nations, Kyaw Moe Tun, has pleaded for tougher actions and sanctions from the international community to end the military coup in his country. “Targeted sanctions are useful … that is why we keep asking the......

Cape Verde Supreme Court rules on extradition of Maduro envoy

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PRAIA (Reuters) – Cape Verde’s Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday to allow the extradition to the United States of Alex Saab, a businessman close to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro – a decision his lawyers vowed to appeal. The ruling defies an order this week from a regional West African court......

U.S. says envoy Khalilzad to attend Afghan peace conference in Moscow

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad plans to attend a Thursday conference in Moscow on accelerating the Afghanistan peace process, the State Department said on Monday. U.S. Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad attends a meeting with Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah (not pictured) in......

Biden climate envoy John Kerry talking to banks, asset managers about mobilizing capital for clean energy

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. climate envoy John Kerry speaks at a press briefing at the White House in Washington, January 27, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters John Kerry, the U.S. special envoy for climate, is holding discussions with leaders in the financial sector......

U.N. special envoy on Myanmar says 38 killed on Wednesday

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NEW YORK, March 3 (Reuters) – United Nations special envoy on Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, said 38 people had been killed in the Southeast Asian nation on Wednesday. Myanmar security forces opened fire on protests against military rule on Wednesday, a day after neighbouring countries called for restraint and offered......

Myanmar Military Fires U.N. Envoy Who Spoke Against Its Coup

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here BANGKOK — Myanmar’s month-old military regime fired the country’s ambassador to the United Nations on Saturday, a day after he gave an impassioned speech to the U.N. General Assembly in New York, pleading for international help in restoring......

China confirms Xie Zhenhua appointed as new special climate envoy

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FILE PHOTO – Xie Zhenhua, China’s special representative for Climate Change Affair, speaks during a press conference in Beijing, China November 26, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer/File Picture BEIJING (Reuters) – Xie Zhenhua, who served as China’s chief negotiator during key climate meetings in Copenhagen and Paris, has been appointed the country’s new......

Biden’s Climate Envoy, at U.N., Likens Global Inaction to a ‘Suicide Pact’

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The United States climate envoy, John Kerry, on Tuesday warned that global warming was making the world a more dangerous place and posed risks to peace and security around the world. Failing to address the threats of climate change is “marching forward to what is almost tantamount to a mutual......

Why Biden’s Pick for Iran Envoy Is ‘a Proxy for Everything’

New York Times
But Mr. Malley, the son of a Jewish Arab leftist, is a well-known advocate for engaging with groups and governments — including, over the years, Hamas, Hezbollah and President Bashar al-Assad of Syria — widely considered enemies of the United States and Israel and, by some, morally off limits for......

U.N. envoy urges U.S. to relax Venezuela sanctions, drawing opposition rebuke

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FILE PHOTO: A person plays the double bass ahead of Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro’s delivery of his annual state of the nation speech during a special session of the National Constituent Assembly, in Caracas, Venezuela January 12, 2021. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero/File Photo CARACAS (Reuters) – A U.N. envoy on Friday said......

UK PM appoints Edward Lister as special envoy for the Gulf

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FILE PHOTO: Edward Lister, Chief Strategic Adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, arrives to attend a Cabinet meeting at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London, Britain December 1, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed Edward Lister as his new special......

Qatar envoy: Lebanese leaders must form government to get aid

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BEIRUT (Reuters) – The wealthy Gulf state of Qatar told Lebanese leaders on Tuesday they need to form a new government before they can get aid to pull the country from economic crisis. Lebanon’s worst crisis since its 1975-1990 civil war has crashed the currency, paralyzed banks and pushed at......

In call with deputy Myanmar military chief, U.N. envoy condemns coup

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A man wearing a red ribbon attends a night protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar February 5, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.N. Myanmar envoy Christine Schraner Burgener spoke with the country’s deputy military chief Soe Win overnight, strongly condemning the military’s actions and calling for the......

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