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#Diplomatic Relations

From TheJournal.ie Latest leaked cable shows ex-UK ambassador claimed Trump pulled Iran deal to spite Obama Kim Darroch

Latest leaked cable shows ex-UK ambassador claimed Trump pulled Iran deal to spite Obama

Kim Darroch described pulling out of the nuclear deal as an “act of diplomatic vandalism”.

From TheJournal.ie China and North Korea confirm that Kim Jong-un took a secret trip to Beijing Diplomatic Relations

China and North Korea confirm that Kim Jong-un took a secret trip to Beijing

It was Kim’s first trip abroad since taking power in North Korea.

From TheJournal.ie US withdraws diplomatic staff in Cuba over mystery 'sonic attacks' American Embassy

US withdraws diplomatic staff in Cuba over mystery 'sonic attacks'

The attacks of an unknown nature have targeted at least 21 US embassy staff in Havana over the past few months, the US said.

From TheJournal.ie Trump draws criticism as he repeats respect for 'killer' Putin Interview

Trump draws criticism as he repeats respect for 'killer' Putin

Trump was speaking in an excerpt of a Super Bowl interview with Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly.

From TheJournal.ie Fake news story causes Pakistan to issue nuclear warning to Israel Nuclear Weapons

Fake news story causes Pakistan to issue nuclear warning to Israel

Khawaja Asif was widely mocked for his blunder.

From TheJournal.ie Santa Claus paid a visit to President Higgins at the Áras Diplomatic Relations

Santa Claus paid a visit to President Higgins at the Áras

President Higgins and his wife Sabina welcomed hundreds of families to the Áras on Saturday for the official switching on of the Christmas lights.

From TheJournal.ie 'Terrific guy, fantastic country' - Trump's phone call to Pakistan leader Diplomatic Relations

'Terrific guy, fantastic country' - Trump's phone call to Pakistan leader

Trump’s transition team confirmed a call had taken place between the two men.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey demands answers after Swedish minister accuses country of legalising sex with children Diplomatic Relations
From TheJournal.ie End of an era: After more than 50 years, the US and Cuba are talking again New Beginnings

End of an era: After more than 50 years, the US and Cuba are talking again

“These 50 years have shown that isolation hasn’t worked. It’s time for a new approach,” said Barack Obama.

From TheJournal.ie Warm welcome: North Korea fires rockets as Pope Francis arrives in the South Frosty Relations

Warm welcome: North Korea fires rockets as Pope Francis arrives in the South

South Korea had asked for Catholics from North Korea to come to an event with the Pope, but the North declined.

From TheJournal.ie US shuts its embassy in Libya and evacuates staff amid violent clashes Trouble

US shuts its embassy in Libya and evacuates staff amid violent clashes

A spokesperson said the decision to leave the embassy had not been taken lightly.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli attack on UN school an "atrocity" --- Charlie Flanagan Diplomatic Relations

Israeli attack on UN school an "atrocity" --- Charlie Flanagan

The Foreign Affairs Minister has expressed his “grave concerns” to Israel’s ambassador over the attack, in which 15 people died.

From TheJournal.ie How Ireland has spent almost €100,000 on election monitoring in other countries this year Above Board

How Ireland has spent almost €100,000 on election monitoring in other countries this year

The vast majority was spent on sending people to Ukraine.

From TheJournal.ie So, how are we getting on with Cuba these days? Diplomatic Relations

So, how are we getting on with Cuba these days?

Pretty well, it turns out…

From TheJournal.ie Hello ma'am: Martin McGuinness accepts invitation to dine with the Queen Detente

Hello ma'am: Martin McGuinness accepts invitation to dine with the Queen

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams confirmed this evening that McGuinness is to accept the invitation as part of the “new and positive relationship between Ireland and Britain”.

From TheJournal.ie US and Russia impose sanctions on each other over the crisis in Crimea Tit For Tat

US and Russia impose sanctions on each other over the crisis in Crimea

The latest measures by the US is being described as the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny: Yes, the Irish government knew about Hyde Park bomb deal Tensions

Enda Kenny: Yes, the Irish government knew about Hyde Park bomb deal

The Taoiseach said there was a “degree of sensitivity” surrounding the issuing of letters to IRA suspects guaranteeing they wouldn’t be prosecuted.

From TheJournal.ie Government to reopen Vatican embassy, 26 months after closing it Hello Again

Government to reopen Vatican embassy, 26 months after closing it

Eamon Gilmore said the scaled-back embassy will have a staff of just one person and will help Ireland to engage directly with the leadership of Pope Francis.

From TheJournal.ie New Vatican embassy is about new policies, not new Pope - Gilmore Ciao

New Vatican embassy is about new policies, not new Pope - Gilmore

The new scaled-back presence in the Holy See is about Pope Francis’ view on worldwide poverty and hunger according to the Tánaiste.

From TheJournal.ie Government “is satisfied” without Vatican embassy Holy See

Government “is satisfied” without Vatican embassy

There is no plan to re-establish a resident embassy to the Holy See in the immediate term says Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore

From TheJournal.ie Caroline Kennedy rumoured to be next US ambassador to Japan Diplomatic Relations

Caroline Kennedy rumoured to be next US ambassador to Japan

Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of John F Kennedy, has long been a supporter of Barack Obama and is believed to be in the advanced stages of the selection process.

From TheJournal.ie Condemnation after North Korea launches rocket Tensions

Condemnation after North Korea launches rocket

America, China and Russia have all expressed concern about the successful launch of the rocket by North Korea – and asked all sides to avoid ‘stoking the flames’.

From TheJournal.ie Guten Morgen: Enda Kenny to meet Angela Merkel in Berlin today Diplomatic Relations

Guten Morgen: Enda Kenny to meet Angela Merkel in Berlin today

The two will have a lot to talk about.

In photos: 3D paintings of Pinocchio, the Hulk and Marilyn Art This post contains images

In photos: 3D paintings of Pinocchio, the Hulk and Marilyn

New exhibition marks celebration of Korean-Chinese diplomatic relations – with some interesting themes…

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the UK stop Julian Assange from seeking asylum in Ecuador? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the UK stop Julian Assange from seeking asylum in Ecuador?

The UK says it has an obligation to extradite Assange to Sweden – but opponents claim he is being persecuted for political reasons. What do you think?

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore to discuss Syria, Egypt and Iran with other EU foreign ministers Diplomatic Relations

Gilmore to discuss Syria, Egypt and Iran with other EU foreign ministers

Foreign ministers from across Europe are holding their monthly meeting in Luxembourg today.

From TheJournal.ie US terminates funding for Pakistani Sesame Street Bye Elmo

US terminates funding for Pakistani Sesame Street

The US has withdrawn its $20 million funding for the programme amid reports of corruption.

From TheJournal.ie Enda tells China all the good reasons to visit Ireland - but what were they? Ni Hao This post contains images

Enda tells China all the good reasons to visit Ireland - but what were they?

Enda Kenny met Chinese leader Wen Jiabao in Beijing today as part of his four-day visit.

From TheJournal.ie Nǐ hǎo! Taoiseach to start visit to China today International Relations

Nǐ hǎo! Taoiseach to start visit to China today

Enda Kenny is due to meet with Chinese premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing during the four-day visit to promote trade and investment in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach meets Angela Merkel and 'Super Mario' Eurozone

Taoiseach meets Angela Merkel and 'Super Mario'

Enda Kenny discussed Ireland’s attempts at economic recovery with the German Chancellor outside Berlin last night.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore opens door for Vatican to relax embassy requirements Vatican Embassy

Gilmore opens door for Vatican to relax embassy requirements

Eamon Gilmore tells the Dáil that the Holy See embassy closure could be revisited if the Vatican relaxes rules on dual embassies.

From TheJournal.ie In pics: Michael D Higgins meets Xi Jinping at the Áras Chinese Visit This post contains images

In pics: Michael D Higgins meets Xi Jinping at the Áras

The president hosted the Chinese vice president at Áras an Uachtaráin – and here’s what happened in photos.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste: We're not going to reverse Vatican embassy decision Vatican Embassy

Tánaiste: We're not going to reverse Vatican embassy decision

The Tánaiste reiterated that the government will review the decision when Ireland’s financial circumstances improve.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach praises 'special relationship' as Xi Jinping visit enters final day Chinese Visit

Taoiseach praises 'special relationship' as Xi Jinping visit enters final day

The Chinese vice president will visit Áras an Uachtaráin this morning on the final day of his three day visit to Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Government must be 'forceful' on human rights during China visit - Amnesty Human Rights

Government must be 'forceful' on human rights during China visit - Amnesty

Amnesty International has said that that the government must be clear on concerns about China’s human rights abuses when the country’s Vice President visits Ireland this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Eamon Gilmore begins visit to the Middle East Diplomatic Relations

Eamon Gilmore begins visit to the Middle East

The Tánaiste will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his four day visit.

From TheJournal.ie EU agrees oil embargo against Iran over nuclear programme Sanctions

EU agrees oil embargo against Iran over nuclear programme

British Foreign Secretary William Hague said it was part of an “unprecedented set of sanctions” against Iran.

From TheJournal.ie UK withdraws diplomatic staff attack on Tehran embassy Iran This post contains images

UK withdraws diplomatic staff attack on Tehran embassy

British diplomatic staff in Iran have been withdrawn following an attack on its embassy in Tehran yesterday – during which protesters shouting “Death to England” smashed windows, burned British flags and set a car alight.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil attacks government over closure of Vatican embassy Diplomatic Relations

Fianna Fáil attacks government over closure of Vatican embassy

Eamon O’Cuiv hit out at Eamon Gilmore in the Dáil this morning saying he didn’t believe that the government had made the decision for financial reasons.

From TheJournal.ie Eleven new ambassadors nominated by the government Diplomatic Relations

Eleven new ambassadors nominated by the government

The Department of Foreign Affairs has announced a major reshuffle of Irish ambassadors to European and Asian countries.

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