EU claims progress on Iran nuclear deal: Washington and Tehran ‘interested in reaching an agreement’

The EU’s chief diplomat has said there are positive signs coming out of talks in Vienna which would see the US and Iran rejoin the nuclear pact that former US president Trump ditched in 2018, introducing sanctions on Tehran. … Read More >EU claims progress on Iran nuclear deal: Washington and Tehran ‘interested in reaching an agreement’

‘Not anti-China’: EU defends plan to step up activity in Indo-Pacific region amid South China Sea tension

The EU has defended a newly-unveiled plan to increase its activity in the Indo-Pacific region, insisting the measures are not targeted at China, despite rising international tensions over the South China Sea. … Read More >‘Not anti-China’: EU defends plan to step up activity in Indo-Pacific region amid South China Sea tension

Duterte says he will send Philippines’ navy ships into South China Sea to ‘stake claim’ over oil resources

The Philippines will send naval vessels into the disputed South China Sea in a bid to defend what it claims are its oil and mineral resources, President Rodrigo Duterte has said, in remarks he partly directed at China. … Read More >Duterte says he will send Philippines’ navy ships into South China Sea to ‘stake claim’ over oil resources

France ‘enabled’ the 1994 genocide, new Rwandan report says, after French report clears France of complicity

A Rwandan government-commissioned report on the 1994 genocide has accused France of “enabling” the slaughter, going further than a recent French report that held the country responsible but stopped short of judging it complicit. … Read More >France ‘enabled’ the 1994 genocide, new Rwandan report says, after French report clears France of complicity

British warships set sail for Black Sea showdown with Russia, days after American sailors ‘cancel’ plan to chart course for region

Two British gunboats will soon be cutting through the waters off the south coast of Russia, amid escalating tensions between Moscow and the West over troop deployments and NATO military activity on Russia’s border with Ukraine. … Read More >British warships set sail for Black Sea showdown with Russia, days after American sailors ‘cancel’ plan to chart course for region