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# diplomatic tensions

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China formally charges two Canadians with spying 18 months after they were first arrested
Ex-diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor were arrested 18 months ago.
Australia furious as Turkey's president refers to Gallipoli after Christchurch mosque attack
Scott Morrison warned he would consider “all options” in reviewing ties between the two countries.
Explainer: Why are India and Pakistan - both nuclear powers - on the brink of a major confrontation?
The countries have been in a dispute for over 70 years in relation to the Kashmir region.
'Hostage politics': Campaigners condemn death penalty for Canadian citizen in China
Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was convicted of drug smuggling.
Ukraine ends martial law in country after 30 days
It was introduced last month after Russia’s seizure of three of Kiev’s navy vessels in the Sea of Azov
China confirms detention of 2 Canadians as tensions rise between countries
The two cases ratchet up pressure on Canada, which is holding Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies.
Ukrainian president warns of threat of 'full-scale war' with Russia
Russia and Ukraine have blamed each other for Sunday’s confrontation in the Kerch Strait, which links the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.
Trump continues Twitter attack on US allies following G7 summit: 'Justin acts hurt when called out!'
US president Donald Trump has continued his strong criticism of US allies.
Iranian cleric threatens Israeli cities with destruction as tensions flare between both nations
There have been serious military confrontations between both nations in recent days.
Russia to UK over spy poisoning: 'You are playing with fire and you will be sorry'
Britain has blamed Russia for the 4 March poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter.
British officials search inbound plane from Moscow over security fears
Britain said it conducts routine checks on aircraft to protect the UK from organised crime.
Russia threatens to ban all British media from its country if the UK bans Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT
Tensions are rising after the UK said it was likely Russia was behind a recent poisoning attack on an ex-spy.
'Absurd': White House denies declaring war on North Korea
North Korea’s foreign minister said the statement from Trump was “clearly a declaration of war”.
US retaliates against Russia and orders closure of 3 diplomatic offices
The State Department said the decision was made “in the spirit of parity”.
Germany hits back at Trump claim that it 'owes vast sums of money'
“There is no account where debts are registered with NATO,” the German Defence Minister said.
Diplomatic row erupts between Germany and Turkey
The disagreement centres on criticism from Turkey over slow progress on the country’s bid to join the EU.