Diplomacy & Foreign Policy

Welcome to Politicoscope. Find politics news in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy. Subscribe to daily Politicoscope news as they happen.

Donald Trump - Vladimir Putin

Trump opened the meeting with warm words for Putin, seated next to the Russian leader in an ornate presidential palace in neutral Finland, and said it was a longstanding goal of his to improve the relationship between the two countries.

“I think we will have an extraordinary relationship. I hope so. I’ve been saying it, and I’m sure you’ve heard over the years, and as I campaigned, that getting along with Russia is good thing, not a bad thing,” Trump said. Read More →

Isaias Afwerki and Abiy Ahmed - Eritrea News - Ethiopia Headline Story

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed hugged Isaias after he arrived at the airport, before they left together in the same armoured four-wheel drive car, the latest sign of rapprochement between the Horn of Africa neighbours.
Related Coverage

“Welcome home President Isaias!!” Abiy’s chief of staff, Fitsum Arega, wrote on Twitter, saying the Eritrean leader “received a heartfelt warm welcome” from the Ethiopian prime minister on his arrival. Read More →

Mike Pompeo and Kim Jong Un

Asked about reports based on U.S. intelligence assessments that North Korea had continued to develop its nuclear facilities even while engaging in dialogue, Pompeo said:

“We talked about what the North Koreans are continuing to do and how it’s the case that we can get our arms around achieving what Chairman Kim and President Trump both agreed to, which is the complete denuclearization of North Korea.

“Chairman Kim is … still committed” to that goal, Pompeo said, and he reiterated that Trump was “committed to a brighter future for North Korea”. Read More →

Moon Jae-in - Kim Jong Un - South Korea - North Korea

Two days of friendly basketball games winding up Thursday in Pyongyang were the latest in a slew of goodwill gestures between the Koreas in recent months. The women’s and men’s matches came just ahead of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s arrival in North Korea on Friday for two days of talks over the future of the North’s nuclear program.Read More →

US Coffins With American Soldiers Remains

North Korea agreed to return US war remains during the June 12 summit between Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump in Singapore. “We are ready to receive remains and be able to transport them in a dignified manner,” the command’s public affairs office told the Stars and Stripes and Military Times.Read More →

Xi Jinping and Kim Jong Un - North Korea - China - Politics News Headlines

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is making a two-day visit to Beijing, Chinese state media reported Tuesday, a week after his unprecedented summit with US President Donald Trump.Read More →

Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Swaziland's King Mswati III

Chinese government sees special significance in a Beijing summit with African leaders set for September alongside the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. If China can bring the last holdout, Swaziland — recently renamed eSwatini — into its corner, it will go into the meeting having diplomatically conquered the continent, so to speak.Read More →

Moon Jae-in, Kim Jong Un - North Korea - South Korea News

The two Koreas agreed on Monday to march together under a unified peninsula flag and form combined teams to compete in the next Asian Games, they said in a joint statement, in the latest sign of a thaw between the old rivals. Read More →