U.S. President Donald Trump said on April 18 that he hoped an unprecedented summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be successful after a recent visit to Pyongyang by CIA Director Mike Pompeo, but warned he would call it off if he did not think it would produce results.
Iran said April 16 that EU sanctions over its human rights record were due to “differing values” but that they should not derail dialogue with Europe.
A visit by chemical weapons inspectors to the site of a suspected gas attack in Syria was delayed on April 16, British and Russian officials said, as Western powers and Russia traded accusations in the aftermath of retaliatory U.S.-led missile strikes.
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister and Government Spokesperson Bekir Bozdağ visited a Turkish military base in Qatar on April 16 as part of his official tour to the Gulf state.
The Philippines has barred entry to an EU party official critical of President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal drugs crackdown, in a move denounced by critics yesterday as a gag on dissent.
Political heavyweight Milo Djukanovic, bidding to take Montenegro into the European Union, swept back into power in April 15’s presidential election after a two-year absence.
An independent Pakistani watchdog criticized the country’s human rights record over the past year in a new report released yesterday, saying the nation has failed to make progress on a myriad of issues, ranging from forced disappearances, to women’s rights and protection of religious minorities.
Fired former FBI chief James Comey has lashed out at Donald Trump in an interview with ABC, calling him “morally unfit” to be president and describing him as a serial liar who will “stain everyone around him.”
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has indicated new economic sanctions will be announced on April 16 against Russia for enabling the government of Syrian leader Bashar Assad to continue using chemical weapons.
The White House says President Donald Trump still wants U.S. troops to exit Syria as soon as possible, after the French president said he persuaded Trump to stay in Syria and launch airstrikes as punishment for an alleged chemical-weapons attack.