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Nigerian diplomat’s family sues Boeing over 737 Max crash


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Boris Johnson ‘totally capitulated’ on fishing in trade deal, say EU diplomats


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Report finds microwave energy likely made US diplomats ill


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Microwave ‘attack’ may have caused mystery illnesses of US diplomats in Cuba and China


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The US government will reportedly evacuate its diplomats and citizens from Wuhan on a chartered plane amid the coronavirus outbreak

The US government will reportedly evacuate its diplomats and citizens from Wuhan on a chartered plane amid the coronavirus outbreakA chartered Boeing 767 will transport US diplomats, citizens, and their families from Wuhan to some location in the US, according to the Wall Street Journal.



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'Before it is too late': Diplomats race to defuse tensions ahead of North Korea's deadline

'Before it is too late': Diplomats race to defuse tensions ahead of North Korea's deadlineA last minute flurry of diplomacy aimed at engaging with North Korea ahead of its declared year-end deadline for talks has been met with stony silence from Pyongyang so far, with the looming crisis expected to top the agenda at summits in China next week. The U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, was due to leave Beijing on Friday after meeting with Chinese officials. It is unclear if Biegun had any behind-the-scenes contact with North Korean officials, but his overtures and calls for new talks were not publicly answered by Pyongyang.



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U.S. Diplomat’s Wife Charged with Causing Death of U.K. Teenager by Driving Dangerously

U.S. Diplomat’s Wife Charged with Causing Death of U.K. Teenager by Driving DangerouslyThe wife of a U.S. diplomat was charged in the United Kingdom on Friday with causing the death of a teenager by driving dangerously. A conviction on the charges would carry a maximum 14-year prison sentence.Anne Sacoolas had been in the U.K. for just three weeks when she hit and killed 19-year-old motorcyclist Harry Dunn while driving on August 27.Sacoolas' husband Jonathan is a diplomat who was stationed at the RAF Croughton base in Northamptonshire, which Dunn's family asserts is a U.S. intelligence base. It is not clear if Jonathan is still in the U.K.Days after the crash, Anne Sacoolas fled the U.K. and claimed immunity from prosecution as the wife of an American diplomat. Dunn's family claims the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of Britain has told them it does not consider Sacoolas to have diplomatic immunity and U.S. officials concur."The U.S. have now informed us that they too consider that immunity is no longer pertinent," Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab wrote to the family."We believed. We have done it. We have got the charge. It’s amazing," Tim Dunn, Harry's father, told Sky News. "It does not matter what happens now."Harry's mother Charlotte Charles told the network she had promised to pursue justice for her son. "I would never have rested properly unless I carried out that promise," she said.During an October meeting at the White House, President Trump offered Dunn's parents the opportunity to meet Sacoolas, who was waiting in another room. The offer shocked the parents, who declined to see Sacoolas but did say they would meet her "on our terms and on U.K. soil."Sacoolas’ attorney Amy Jeffress said in a statement to the New York Post that her client will not willingly return to the U.K., but that she is "devastated" by the accident."Anne would do whatever she could to bring Harry back,” Jeffress said. “She is a mother herself and cannot imagine the pain of the loss of a child. She has cooperated fully with the investigation and accepted responsibility."Jeffress also said the 14-year prison sentence is "simply not a proportionate response."



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U.S. Expelled Two Chinese Diplomats after Unauthorized Entry into SEAL Team 6 Headquarters

U.S. Expelled Two Chinese Diplomats after Unauthorized Entry into SEAL Team 6 HeadquartersThe U.S. secretly expelled two Chinese diplomats in September after entering a Virginia military base that houses the headquarters of SEAL Team 6, the New York Times reported Tuesday.The diplomats, along with their wives, were detained after the four drove through the outer perimeter of the Dam Neck Annex of Naval Air Station Oceana, south of Virginia Beach. They ignored orders from guards to turn back and were only stopped by fire trucks that were driven to block their path, according to the Times. One of the men is allegedly an intelligence operative with diplomatic cover.The U.S. has refused to comment on the incident or even confirm or deny that it took place. China, however, acknowledged on Monday that the two diplomats were expelled."The US accusation on our officials is completely inconsistent with the truth," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang, who was formerly stationed at the country's embassy in Washington. "We urge the U.S. to correct its mistake, withdraw this decision and protect Chinese diplomats’ legitimate rights and interests according to the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations."Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Uriah Orland told the Times he had no further information about the incident. "We take the security of all our installations very seriously," Orland said.The news comes at a time of escalated tensions between the U.S. and China. The two countries are currently locked in a trade war, and President Trump is currently pushing for a trade agreement that will see both sides reduce tariffs on imports.There have been several other recent U.S.-China espionage incidents, including the sentencing of a former CIA officer who was convicted of spying for China.



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Chinese diplomats reportedly expelled from U.S. for first time in more than 30 years following suspected espionage

Chinese diplomats reportedly expelled from U.S. for first time in more than 30 years following suspected espionageWelcome to the new Cold War.For the first time in more than 30 years, the United States secretly expelled two Chinese embassy officials on suspicion of espionage after they drove on to a sensitive military base in Norfolk, Virginia, in September, The New York Times reports. The State Department declined to comment and the Chinese Foreign Ministry and Chinese Embassy didn't reply to requests for comment, but six people with knowledge of the expulsions spoke to the Times about the incident.The officials, who were with their wives, were reportedly told to go through the gate and turn around after they were denied access at the base's checkpoint, but they continued driving before being stopped. The officials reportedly said they didn't understand the English instructions and got lost, but American officials reportedly believe at least one of the officials was a Chinese intelligence officer operating under diplomatic cover.The Trump administration reportedly fears China is ramping up its espionage in the U.S. as economic and geopolitical tensions between Washington and Beijing continue to simmer. The Times notes that so far China hasn't retaliated by expelling American diplomats or intelligence officers from Beijing, so it's possible the government understands the officials overstepped their boundaries in this case. Read more at The New York Times.More stories from theweek.com Trump's pathological obsession with being laughed at The most important day of the impeachment inquiry Jerry Falwell Jr.'s false gospel of memes



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Russia Retaliates by Expelling Two German Diplomats Over Berlin Murder Probe

Russia Retaliates by Expelling Two German Diplomats Over Berlin Murder ProbeThe Russian Foreign Ministry said that it was making the move “due to the reciprocity principle”



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