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China opens embassy in Dominican Republic after break with Taiwan

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) – China’s most senior envoy inaugurated a new embassy in the Dominican Republic on Friday after the Caribbean country cut ties with...

Vatican defends upcoming China deal against ‘drastic’ critics

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Vatican’s most senior official after the pope has strongly defended an upcoming landmark deal between the Holy See and China from...

Major powers, except U.S., try to keep Iran nuclear deal alive

WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) – Nations that struck the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, except for the United States, meet on Monday in what many diplomats fear may prove a...

At U.N. podium, Trump to tout protecting U.S. sovereignty

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Since U.S. President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations a year ago pushing an “America First” policy, he has quit the...

Russia says U.S. is playing with fire by imposing new sanctions on it

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia on Friday called a new wave of U.S. sanctions misguided, saying Washington’s habit of using sanctions against Moscow risked undermining...

North Sea storm forces flight cancellations at Amsterdam’s Schiphol

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – An autumn North Sea storm disrupted traffic at Amsterdam’s Schiphol, Europe’s third-largest airport, forcing the cancellation of dozens...

China places top energy official, a senior Uighur, under investigation

BEIJING (Reuters) – The Chinese government placed under investigation for suspected graft on Friday one of the country’s most senior ethnic Uighur officials who...

Top China official urges ‘reform through education’ for Xinjiang prisoners

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s domestic security chief has called for strengthened “reform through education” for prisoners in the far western region of...

U.S., China diplomatic efforts overlap in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) – China’s most senior envoy arrived in the Dominican Republic on Thursday to inaugurate a new embassy after the country cut ties with...

U.S. sanctions China for buying Russian fighter jets, missiles

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Chinese military on Thursday for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia, in...