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Russia expels U.S. diplomats and closes a consulate

Russia expels U.S. diplomats and closes a consulateThe Russian government has announced that they will expel American diplomats and close the St. Petersburg consulate.



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The Latest: Australia expels 2 Russian diplomats

The Latest: Australia expels 2 Russian diplomatsWARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the diplomatic fallout over the nerve agent attack on an ex-Russian spy in Britain (all times local):



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The Latest: Russian diplomats expelled by UK arrive home

The Latest: Russian diplomats expelled by UK arrive homeMOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in Britain (all times local):



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Russia expels British diplomats amid growing tension after former spy poisoning

Russia expels British diplomats amid growing tension after former spy poisoningThe move is latest in a growing feud between Russia and the United Kingdom after the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter — with Prime Minister Theresa May saying there is “no alternative conclusion” than Russia being responsible.



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UN diplomats locked in talks on Syria ceasefire

UN diplomats locked in talks on Syria ceasefireA UN Security Council meeting to vote on a 30-day ceasefire in Syria failed to start as scheduled at 1700 GMT on Saturday as negotiations continued in an effort to avert a Russian veto, diplomats said. It was not immediately known if the vote would be postponed on a draft resolution demanding a truce to allow humanitarian aid deliveries and the evacuation of the sick and wounded. Russia is supporting the Syrian government, and the UN negotiations have stumbled over Russian demands that rebel groups fighting government forces comply with the truce.



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19 U.S. Travelers To Cuba Reported Symptoms Similar To Those Of Diplomats

19 U.S. Travelers To Cuba Reported Symptoms Similar To Those Of DiplomatsThe U.S. State Department says 19 U.S. travelers to Cuba have reported health issues and symptoms similar to those U.S. diplomats said they experienced in Havana in 2016.



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U.S. probing if 'viral' attack sickened diplomats in Cuba: official

U.S. probing if 'viral' attack sickened diplomats in Cuba: officialBy Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. investigators are looking at a range of theories, including the possibility of a “viral” attack, to explain what may have sickened some American diplomats who were stationed in Havana, the State Department said on Tuesday. U.S. experts have yet to determine who or what was behind the mysterious illnesses that began occurring in late 2016 and heightened tensions between the old Cold War foes. State Department officials testified that it was “incomprehensible” Cuba’s Communist government would not have been aware of what happened or who was responsible, though they stopped short of assigning direct blame to Havana.



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Saudi, Lebanon diplomats caught in diplomatic tussle

Saudi, Lebanon diplomats caught in diplomatic tussleBEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's ambassador to Saudi Arabia and his Saudi counterpart are caught in what appears to be a diplomatic tussle over representation, with each country delaying accreditation of the other's diplomat, though both were named months ago.



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U.S. diplomats accuse Tillerson of breaking child soldiers law

U.S. diplomats accuse Tillerson of breaking child soldiers lawBy Jason Szep and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal documents reviewed by Reuters. A confidential State Department “dissent” memo, which Reuters was first to report on, said Tillerson breached the Child Soldiers Prevention Act when he decided in June to exclude Iraq, Myanmar, and Afghanistan from a U.S. list of offenders in the use of child soldiers.



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US may close Cuba embassy after 'attacks' on diplomats

US may close Cuba embassy after 'attacks' on diplomatsThe United States may again close its embassy in Cuba, which reopened two years ago after a half-century stand-off, following a series of mystery “health attacks” on its diplomats, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday. At least 21 members of the US mission in Havana and a smaller number of Canadians have suffered brain injuries and hearing loss in what have been reported as “acoustic attacks”, although US officials say their origin remains unclear. The incidents began last year, and the latest was recorded in August, despite US authorities having complained to Cuban officials in February and having expelled two Cuban diplomats from Washington in May.



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