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#Diplomacy

# diplomacy - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Taoiseach Micheál Martin still waiting on first phone call with Donald Trump
# Hold The Line
# Hold The Line

Taoiseach Micheál Martin still waiting on first phone call with Donald Trump

Jul 16th 2020, 6:10 AM 28,137 Views 51 Comments

Micheál Martin has spoken to several world leaders and senior EU figures – but not Donald Trump.

# diplomacy - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Ireland has won a seat on the UN Security Council for 2021-22
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Ireland has won a seat on the UN Security Council for 2021-22

Updated Jun 17th 2020, 10:00 PM 72,968 Views 133 Comments

A sustained campaign has seen Ireland win out in the first round of voting at the UN in New York this evening.

# diplomacy - Monday 6 January, 2020

Varadkar: Irish government 'concerned for escalation of tensions in the Middle East'
# Crisis
# Crisis

Varadkar: Irish government 'concerned for escalation of tensions in the Middle East'

Jan 6th 2020, 4:04 PM 8,653 Views 22 Comments

Crowds, estimated to be in the millions, gathered for the funeral of Soleimani today.

# diplomacy - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Trump provokes fury from China after signing bill supporting Hong Kong protesters
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Trump provokes fury from China after signing bill supporting Hong Kong protesters

Nov 28th 2019, 7:12 AM 11,264 Views 26 Comments

The US President reluctantly signed the bill, which had bipartisan support.

# diplomacy - Monday 7 October, 2019

Explainer: How does diplomatic immunity work?
# Above The Law
# Above The Law

Explainer: How does diplomatic immunity work?

Oct 7th 2019, 12:28 PM 21,087 Views 18 Comments

The concept is being discussed after UK police said that an American diplomat’s wife is a suspect in a fatal road crash.

# diplomacy - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

'It's up to them' - Solskjaer refuses to blame Pogba after penalty miss
# Diplomacy
From The42
# Diplomacy

'It's up to them' - Solskjaer refuses to blame Pogba after penalty miss

Aug 20th 2019, 12:31 AM 8,503 Views 11 Comments

The Man United manager said he allows both players to take spot kicks.

# diplomacy - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Pakistan prime minister says international inaction over Kashmir is the same as appeasing Hitler
# Imran Khan
# Imran Khan

Pakistan prime minister says international inaction over Kashmir is the same as appeasing Hitler

Aug 11th 2019, 6:28 PM 17,505 Views 19 Comments

New Delhi last week rescinded years of autonomy enjoyed by the Indian-ruled part of Kashmir.

# diplomacy - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Britain's ambassador to the US resigns following Trump row
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Britain's ambassador to the US resigns following Trump row

Jul 10th 2019, 12:13 PM 25,493 Views 80 Comments

Leaked documents recently revealed Sir Kim Darroch had described the US president as “inept” and “dysfunctional”.

# diplomacy - Monday 10 June, 2019

Coveney says Ireland won't change its Rockall fishing policy 'on the back of a threat' from Scotland
# Rockall Dispute
# Rockall Dispute

Coveney says Ireland won't change its Rockall fishing policy 'on the back of a threat' from Scotland

Jun 10th 2019, 2:02 PM 13,403 Views 21 Comments

Coveney said that it was important to “take the heat” out of the discussion around the disputed island.

# diplomacy - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Trump says that military intervention in Venezuela is 'an option'
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

Trump says that military intervention in Venezuela is 'an option'

Feb 3rd 2019, 4:11 PM 11,835 Views 71 Comments

The United States recognised Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president on 23 January.

# diplomacy - Thursday 13 December, 2018

China confirms detention of 2 Canadians as tensions rise between countries
# Diplomatic Tensions
# Diplomatic Tensions

China confirms detention of 2 Canadians as tensions rise between countries

Dec 13th 2018, 10:30 AM 16,569 Views 28 Comments

The two cases ratchet up pressure on Canada, which is holding Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies.

# diplomacy - Friday 30 November, 2018

Saudi Arabia's leader meets Trump and others for first time since journalist's killing
# G20 Summit
# G20 Summit

Saudi Arabia's leader meets Trump and others for first time since journalist's killing

Nov 30th 2018, 8:04 PM 8,177 Views 26 Comments

The summit marks a quick return to the international stage for Prince Mohammed after the kingdom came under fire for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

# diplomacy - Sunday 15 July, 2018

'In Mother Russia only Putin gets an umbrella' - Viewers bemused by President's World Cup 'power move'
# Prizegiving
# Prizegiving

'In Mother Russia only Putin gets an umbrella' - Viewers bemused by President's World Cup 'power move'

Jul 15th 2018, 6:50 PM 148,593 Views 109 Comments

Putin was shielded from the rain – but Macron and the Croatian leader got drenched.

# diplomacy - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

American soldiers wore uniforms in Shannon town without Irish government approval
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

American soldiers wore uniforms in Shannon town without Irish government approval

Jul 10th 2018, 12:05 AM 87,835 Views 124 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs said it received assurances from the US Embassy that measures will be put in place to ensure it will not happen again.

# diplomacy - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Merkel fighting for her political life as allies mull over migrants deal
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Merkel fighting for her political life as allies mull over migrants deal

Jul 1st 2018, 3:38 PM 11,418 Views 68 Comments

Merkel’s party could face a divide with coalition partners over the EU’s migration deals.

# diplomacy - Sunday 10 June, 2018

'One-time shot': Kim and Trump arrive in Singapore for high stakes meeting
# Boys Are Back In Town
# Boys Are Back In Town

'One-time shot': Kim and Trump arrive in Singapore for high stakes meeting

Updated Jun 10th 2018, 5:41 PM 25,072 Views 79 Comments

Trump has said the summit is a “one time shot” at peace.

# diplomacy - Friday 8 June, 2018

Coveney says he had ‘frank dialogue’ with Benjamin Netanyahu about Gaza
# Tensions
# Tensions

Coveney says he had ‘frank dialogue’ with Benjamin Netanyahu about Gaza

Jun 8th 2018, 12:14 PM 10,130 Views 90 Comments

Coveney has previously said that it is time for the international community to act to save Gaza.

# diplomacy - Thursday 7 June, 2018

US evacuates staff from China over fears of mysterious 'sonic induced' brain trauma illness
# Sonic Attack
# Sonic Attack

US evacuates staff from China over fears of mysterious 'sonic induced' brain trauma illness

Jun 7th 2018, 8:10 AM 14,717 Views 16 Comments

The department said yesterday that “a number of individuals” were sent to the United States for further evaluation.

# diplomacy - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

White House reacts to threats by North Korea to cancel summit - but no word yet from Trump
# Military Exercises
# Military Exercises

White House reacts to threats by North Korea to cancel summit - but no word yet from Trump

May 16th 2018, 7:45 AM 28,994 Views 57 Comments

Pyongyang has cancelled high-level talks due with Seoul over military exercises.

# diplomacy - Saturday 28 April, 2018

North Korea says 'historic meeting' with the South opens 'new era for peace'
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

North Korea says 'historic meeting' with the South opens 'new era for peace'

Apr 28th 2018, 3:15 PM 8,863 Views 39 Comments

Tweeting today, Trump said he had had a “very good talk” with South Korea president Moon Jae-in.

# diplomacy - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Russian diplomat expulsion: 'Ireland should have avoided jumping on this bandwagon'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Russian diplomat expulsion: 'Ireland should have avoided jumping on this bandwagon'

Mar 28th 2018, 7:00 AM 56,509 Views 349 Comments

Russia was the first country to recognise Irish independence and we have always enjoyed a positive relationship with Moscow, writes Danielle Ryan.

# diplomacy - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Trump threatens to withdraw aid from Palestinians for 'disrespecting' US
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Trump threatens to withdraw aid from Palestinians for 'disrespecting' US

Jan 25th 2018, 10:46 PM 17,861 Views 148 Comments

In Davos today, the US President said he had a “great proposal” for the Palestinians.

# diplomacy - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Ecuador has granted Julian Assange citizenship
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

Ecuador has granted Julian Assange citizenship

Jan 11th 2018, 5:37 PM 24,069 Views 110 Comments

Ecuador had asked London to recognise Assange as a diplomat so that he could be granted safe passage out of the UK.

# diplomacy - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Angela Merkel thinks a new German government - led by her - is finally within reach
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Angela Merkel thinks a new German government - led by her - is finally within reach

Jan 7th 2018, 5:29 PM 7,480 Views 92 Comments

The long-time Chancellor is trying to persuade the Social Democrats to get back into government.

# diplomacy - Thursday 31 August, 2017

US retaliates against Russia and orders closure of 3 diplomatic offices
# Diplomatic Tensions
# Diplomatic Tensions

US retaliates against Russia and orders closure of 3 diplomatic offices

Aug 31st 2017, 9:55 PM 11,699 Views 16 Comments

The State Department said the decision was made “in the spirit of parity”.

# diplomacy - Sunday 27 August, 2017

'Hard labour - it's hard': Canadian pastor freed from North Korean jail despite life sentence
# Subversive Acts
# Subversive Acts

'Hard labour - it's hard': Canadian pastor freed from North Korean jail despite life sentence

Aug 27th 2017, 6:11 PM 17,156 Views 11 Comments

A delegation sent by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau petitioned for the release of Hyeon Soo Lim.

# diplomacy - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

Irish citizens in Qatar being urged to register with government as diplomatic crisis deepens
# It's All Kicking Off
# It's All Kicking Off

Irish citizens in Qatar being urged to register with government as diplomatic crisis deepens

Jun 6th 2017, 12:40 PM 30,529 Views 30 Comments

Yesterday, Saudi Arabia and several of its allies cut relations with Qatar.

# diplomacy - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Trump threatens prosecution over Manchester attack leaks
# Don't Look At Me
# Don't Look At Me

Trump threatens prosecution over Manchester attack leaks

May 25th 2017, 5:02 PM 76,812 Views 91 Comments

The New York Times published details of the bomb used in the Manchester attack last night.

# diplomacy - Saturday 18 March, 2017

Donald Trump takes Twitter aim at Germany and claims it owes 'vast sums of money'
# Berlin Brawl
# Berlin Brawl

Donald Trump takes Twitter aim at Germany and claims it owes 'vast sums of money'

Mar 18th 2017, 6:08 PM 38,579 Views 57 Comments

Trump wants Germany and other nations to contribute more to Nato.

# diplomacy - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

France Football explain why Eden Hazard was left off Ballon d'Or shortlist
# Diplomacy
From The42
# Diplomacy

France Football explain why Eden Hazard was left off Ballon d'Or shortlist

Oct 25th 2016, 11:26 AM 6,959 Views 4 Comments

The organisers have cited the player’s “insipid form” last season.

# diplomacy - Monday 11 April, 2016

Turkey is fuming that a German comedian said its President has sex with goats and sheep
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Turkey is fuming that a German comedian said its President has sex with goats and sheep

Apr 11th 2016, 4:52 PM 13,854 Views 89 Comments

The row has ignited a debate about free speech.

# diplomacy - Thursday 19 November, 2015

If you're going to use a fake letter, make sure you can at least speak the language properly
# Red Pen In Red Square
# Red Pen In Red Square

If you're going to use a fake letter, make sure you can at least speak the language properly

Nov 19th 2015, 10:09 PM 27,075 Views 17 Comments

A Russian newspaper found this out the hard way.

# diplomacy - Monday 16 November, 2015

North Korea could be getting an unexpected visitor
# United Nations
# United Nations

North Korea could be getting an unexpected visitor

Nov 16th 2015, 12:00 PM 6,802 Views 9 Comments

Ban Ki-moon will reportedly meet with Kim Jong-un later this week.

# diplomacy - Saturday 24 October, 2015

10 times Irish people did us proud abroad
# Irish Abroad
From The Daily Edge
# Irish Abroad

10 times Irish people did us proud abroad

Oct 24th 2015, 9:30 PM 19,150 Views 11 Comments

Representin’.

# diplomacy - Monday 16 March, 2015

Government has spent €700,000 sending Ministers abroad for St Patrick's Day since 2011
# Flying The Swag
# Flying The Swag

Government has spent €700,000 sending Ministers abroad for St Patrick's Day since 2011

Mar 16th 2015, 6:30 AM 13,315 Views 82 Comments

If you think that’s steep, check out the previous government’s bill…

# diplomacy - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Top Obama official: Netanyahu is a "chickenshit"
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

Top Obama official: Netanyahu is a "chickenshit"

Oct 29th 2014, 8:36 AM 10,003 Views 42 Comments

The unnamed staffer also called the Israeli PM a “coward” in a newly published article.

# diplomacy - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Angela Merkel cancelled a meeting with Vladimir Putin tonight - because he was late
# International Diplomacy 101
# International Diplomacy 101

Angela Merkel cancelled a meeting with Vladimir Putin tonight - because he was late

Oct 16th 2014, 8:41 PM 62,953 Views 78 Comments

Oops.

# diplomacy - Monday 22 September, 2014

Mother of Michael Dwyer: 'We were followed and intimidated in Bolivia'
# Michael Dwyer
# Michael Dwyer

Mother of Michael Dwyer: 'We were followed and intimidated in Bolivia'

Sep 22nd 2014, 2:27 PM 12,645 Views 18 Comments

Caroline Dwyer also described finally seeing the room where her son died.

# diplomacy - Friday 29 August, 2014

Canada and Russia are throwing shade at each other on Twitter, and it's bizarre
# Shade
From The Daily Edge
# Shade

Canada and Russia are throwing shade at each other on Twitter, and it's bizarre

Aug 29th 2014, 1:16 PM 24,834 Views 109 Comments

So who won the Twitter war?

# diplomacy - Sunday 20 July, 2014

There's a campaign building seeking to expel the Israeli ambassador
# Political Pressure
# Political Pressure

There's a campaign building seeking to expel the Israeli ambassador

Jul 20th 2014, 3:02 PM 17,212 Views 228 Comments

The petition is set to be delivered to Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

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