Greek PM Alexis Tsipras: “A precondition is the other side, particularly Turkey, come to negotiations in similar spirit, putting aside aggressive rhetoric.”
Trump broke with decades of precedent last month by taking a congratulatory telephone call from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, and he has also said the “One China” policy was up for negotiation.
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau plans to promote a former army commander as he shuffles senior officials to help handle ties with the Trump administration.
LITHUANIA POLITICS: Lithuania to Build Fence to Boost Security On Its Border With Russia’s Kaliningrad Enclave
Lithuania politician Rasa Jukneviciene said “this fence will not stop military equipment” but it would help to “reduce the potential threat posed by Russia”.
A brief statement said Rhodes was in Cuba for “official meetings, cultural engagements, and to witness the signing of a U.S.-Cuba Law Enforcement Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).”
US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel may have got off to a rocky start but his impending departure has sparked a wave of nostalgia and trepidation in Berlin.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, who has praised Putin as “very smart”, has signaled he wants to improve strained ties with Russia.
One Nation senator Brian Burston will attend Donald Trump’s inauguration. Hanson tweeted he would do a great job of representing the party.
CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Has No Choice But to ‘Take Off the Gloves’ If Trump Continues On Taiwan: China Daily Says
“If Trump is determined to use this gambit in taking office, a period of fierce, damaging interactions will be unavoidable,” the China Daily said.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump: “Russia’s hurting very badly now because of sanctions, but I think something can happen that people are gonna benefit.”
China claims almost all of the South China Sea, where about $5 trillion worth of sea-borne trade passes every year.
Obama administration’s preliminary decision to ease sanctions on Sudan came with approval of the Trump administration and after months of secret meetings.
President-elect Trump: “If you get along and if Russia is really helping us, why would anybody have sanctions if somebody’s doing some really great things?”
A brief government statement said chamber President Thomas Donohue and Cuban President Raul Castro discussed “issues of mutual interest.”
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Australia is the first since Malcolm Turnbull became prime minister in late 2015.
Taiwan urged Nigeria to reconsider, saying: “The foreign ministry seriously objects and condemns the unreasonable actions by the Nigerian government.”
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, “It is an attempt to damage our bilateral relations. Hysteria is being whipped up to maintain a political witch hunt.”
Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun, ally Iranian-backed Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah, visited Saudi Arabia to mend relations with Sunni Muslim monarchy.
Britain will be in the “front seat” to negotiate a new trade deal with the administration of Donald Trump, top Republican in the United States Senate said.
Donald Trump vowed during his election campaign to either scrap or renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico.