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The US Guaido supporters in Venezuela "have taken control of diplomatic buildings"

Juan Guaido's ambassador to the US, Carlos Vecchio, hoists a Venezuelan flag in front of a building belonging to Venezuela's Department of Defense on Monday in Washington, DC (Carlos Vecchio / Twitter) Supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido have taken control of three diplomatic buildings in the United States, the State Department said Monday night. Spokesman Robert Palladino told …

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US withdraw remaining diplomatic workers from Embassy in Venezuela

The United States is withdrawing all remaining diplomatic personnel from their embassy in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, as conditions in the country worsen, Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo said Tuesday. Pompeo said the movement reflected the "worsening situation" in the country and the belief that the presence of American diplomats "has become a constraint on US policy". Much of the …

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US relocates US diplomatic staff from Venezuela

This follows a January decision in which the State Department leaves all non-emergency government workers in a continuing diplomatic crisis in the country. "As the decision of January 24, to withdraw all relatives and reduce Ambassador of the Embassy to a minimum, this decision reflects the deteriorating situation in Venezuela, as well as the conclusion that the presence of US …

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe granted Britain a rare diplomatic protection to secure her release from Iran

"I have decided today that the United Kingdom is taking a very unusual step and exercising diplomatic protection," Hunt said. "This represents a formal recognition by the UK Government that its treatment does not meet Iran's obligations under international law and raises it to a formal state-to-state issue." "I have not taken this decision lightly, I have been thinking about …

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Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau says China does not respect diplomatic immunity

China's ambassador to Canada accused the country of "white supremacy" this week when it demanded the release of two Chinese-arrested Canadians detained in China last month, calling the detentions "self-defensive tactics." Canada has launched a campaign with allies to win the release of detained Canadians. The United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union and Australia have submitted observations. Trudeau …

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China holds third Canadians and escalates the diplomatic crisis with the United States

WASHINGTON – The Chinese government has arrested a third Canadian citizen and escalates a diplomatic crisis urging the United States to put pressure on one of China's leading technology companies. Canadian Consular Officials Provide Support The family of the youngest detainee, a foreign affairs spokesman for Global Affairs Canada, said Wednesday. The spokesman declined to identify the detainee or give …

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How a flight delay triggered diplomatic hiccups for VIP aircraft to watch the launch of the Soyuz rocket

View of a Soyuz launch that brought three new crew members to the International Space Station on June 6, 2018. Credit: NASA / Joel Kowsky BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan – After a feverish nap, I woke up carefully from my plane seat. Canadian journalist Sean Costello noticed that I was awake. "I hope you feel better, Elizabeth, it will be interesting." …

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Trump's ambassador to NATO triggers diplomatic incidents with a nuclear edge

Paul Sonne National Security Reporter focusing on US military 2. October at 3:59 pm BRUSSELS – The US ambassador to NATO sounded the alarm on Tuesday when she proposed to the United Nations that states could "take out" Russian rockets US officials claim to have violated a groundbreaking arms control contract. Although Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison's comments were somewhat ambiguous, …

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