Diplomatic Relations http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23159/all en UPDATE 3-Putin makes French film star Depardieu a Russian http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-3-putin-makes-french-film-star-depardieu-russian <p>* Actor is high-profile campaigner against tycoon tax * Depardieu applied for passport after Putin comments - Kremlin * Hollande redrafting tax law after ruled unconstitutional (Adds reaction from media, politicians, background) By Alexei Anishchuk and Megan Davies MOSCOW, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted citizenship to Gerard Depardieu, the French movie star whose decision to quit his homeland to avoid a tax hike prompted accusations of national betrayal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-3-putin-makes-french-film-star-depardieu-russian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> actor Belgium Beslan school hostage crisis Diplomatic Relations Dmitry Rogozin Entertainment Francois Hollande Gérard Depardieu Gerard Depardieu Government Government of Russia Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur Human Interest Megan Davies Moscow theater hostage crisis Person Attributes Person Career Person Location Person Party Politics of Russia Quotation Russia Russian Orthodox Christians Social Issues Technology Vladimir Putin Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:26 +0000 5731096 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-US: Time not right for Google executive's North Korea trip http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-2-us-time-not-right-google-executives-north-korea-trip <p>* Schmidt a top figure in U.S. technology industry * Purpose of trip unclear, but visit seen as private * Washington, allies trying to intensify U.N. sanctions By Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Thursday the time was not right for Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and former diplomat Bill Richardson to visit North Korea, which drew international criticism for a rocket launch last month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-2-us-time-not-right-google-executives-north-korea-trip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Bill Richardson Bill Richardson Department of State Diplomatic Relations Divided regions Eric Schmidt Eric Schmidt executive Google Inc Member states of the United Nations North Korea North Korea Person Career Person Location Person Travel Political geography Politics Private Quotation Republics South Korea Technology United Nations United Nations United States Victoria Nuland Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:36 +0000 5731098 at http://www.globalpost.com Kosovo denies Serb president Orthodox Christmas visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/kosovo-denies-serb-president-orthodox-christmas-visit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>PRISTINA, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Kosovo said on Saturday it had rejected a request from Serbia's president to visit his ethnic kin to mark Orthodox Christmas, saying the ban was in response to Belgrade's refusal to let Kosovo officials visit Serbia.</p> <p>Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic had asked to attend an Orthodox Christmas mass on Monday at Gracanica monastery in a Serb enclave just a few kilometers from the capital Pristina.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/kosovo-denies-serb-president-orthodox-christmas-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija Balkans Diplomatic Relations Ethnic groups in Kosovo Europe Geography of Europe Independence of Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo Person Career Person Location Politics of Kosovo President Quotation Serbs of Kosovo Thomson Reuters Sat, 05 Jan 2013 15:30:09 +0000 5731225 at http://www.globalpost.com Ghana opposition boycotts president's inauguration http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/ghana-opposition-boycotts-presidents-inauguration <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Opposition accused Mahama of rigging poll</p> <p>* Observers said voting was free and fair</p> <p>* Mahama promises unity, development</p> <p>By Kwasi Kpodo</p> <p>ACCRA, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Ghana's opposition boycotted the<br /> inauguration of President John Dramani Mahama on Monday,<br /> ignoring his appeals to end a dispute over last month's election<br /> in the West African state seen as a model democracy in the<br /> coup-prone region.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/ghana-opposition-boycotts-presidents-inauguration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Diplomatic Relations Ghana Ghanaian presidential election Hospitality John Atta Mills John Dramani Mahama John Kufuor Law MPs elected in the Ghanaian parliamentary election Nana Akufo-Addo New Patriotic Party Person Career Person Party Political Relationship Politics Politics of Ghana President Quotation Technology Vice Presidents of Ghana Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 19:58:10 +0000 5731391 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Obama picks Hagel for defense, Brennan for CIA http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-4-obama-picks-hagel-defense-brennan-cia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Faces Senate battle on two fronts</p> <p>* Hagel faces questions on Israel, gays</p> <p>* Brennan's previous CIA tenure under scrutiny</p> <p>* Moves fill out reshuffled national security team</p> <p>By Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-4-obama-picks-hagel-defense-brennan-cia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Business Candidate Position Central Intelligence Agency Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel David Petraeus Diplomatic Relations Director of Central Intelligence Employment Relation Entertainment Environment Health International Republican Institute Leon Panetta Military personnel Person Attributes Person Career Person Location Person Party Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Presidents of the United Nations Security Council Quotation United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:08:16 +0000 5731325 at http://www.globalpost.com ANALYSIS-Obama shows combativeness entering 2nd term but risks await http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/analysis-obama-shows-combativeness-entering-2nd-term-risks-awai <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Obama has shown toughness on Hagel, gun control, 'cliff'</p> <p>* "No more Mr. Nice Guy," former Obama aide says</p> <p>* Obama, Congress face another fiscal confrontation</p> <p>By Matt Spetalnick</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Just two weeks before his<br /> second inauguration, President Barack Obama is acting as if he<br /> believes he has a big mandate for his next term. The latest<br /> sign: his decision to defy a concerted campaign against his<br /> choice for defense secretary.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/analysis-obama-shows-combativeness-entering-2nd-term-risks-awai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Barack Obama foreign policy Business Candidate Position Chuck Hagel Diplomatic Relations Disaster Employment Relation Entertainment Environment Health Joe Biden Person Career Person Party Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Quotation Social Issues Technology United States United States Senate career of Barack Obama Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:39:41 +0000 5731463 at http://www.globalpost.com As Obama, Karzai meet, Afghan peace efforts show flickers of life http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/obama-karzai-meet-afghan-peace-efforts-show-flickers-life <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Crucial meeting set for Friday</p> <p>* Hopes resurrected for negotiated end to decades of war</p> <p>* Peace matters most delicate item on a long agenda</p> <p>By Warren Strobel and Mehreen Zahra-Malik</p> <p>WASHINGTON/ISLAMABAD, Jan 8 (Reuters) - President Barack<br /> Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai will discuss matters of<br /> war, including future U.S. troop levels and Afghanistan's army,<br /> when they meet on Friday, but matters of peace may be the most<br /> delicate item on their long agenda.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/obama-karzai-meet-afghan-peace-efforts-show-flickers-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghan Peace Jirga Afghanistan Asia Business Diplomatic Relations Entertainment Environment Hamid Karzai Hamid Karzai Health Pashtun people Person Career Person Communication Politics Politics of Afghanistan Quotation Taliban Technology War War in Afghanistan Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:39:56 +0000 5731465 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Israel muted over Obama's Pentagon pick http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-israel-muted-over-obamas-pentagon-pick <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Hagel's record on Iran worries some supporters of Israel</p> <p>* Obama seen setting tone for relations with Netanyahu<br /> government</p> <p>By Dan Williams</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The Israeli government kept<br /> clear on Tuesday of a brewing battle in Washington over U.S.<br /> President Barack Obama's choice for defense secretary, Chuck<br /> Hagel, whose record on Iran and Israel is under scrutiny.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-israel-muted-over-obamas-pentagon-pick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Benjamin Netanyahu Business Candidate Position Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel Danny Ayalon Diplomatic Relations Entertainment Environment Government Health International Republican Institute Israeli Jews Person Career Person Party Politics Politics of Israel Quotation United States War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:53:08 +0000 5731496 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Venezuela opposition furious over likely Chavez inauguration delay http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-venezuela-opposition-furious-over-likely-chavez-inaugu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Chavez still recovering from cancer surgery in Cuba</p> <p>* President seen too ill to return for swearing-in</p> <p>* Government says he will take office when health allows</p> <p>By Brian Ellsworth</p> <p>CARACAS, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition has<br /> accused the government of violating the constitution by<br /> proposing to delay cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez's<br /> inauguration Thursday for a new term amid growing uncertainty<br /> over the polarized OPEC nation's political future.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-venezuela-opposition-furious-over-likely-chavez-inaugu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Candidate Position Che Guevara Diosdado Cabello Diplomatic Relations Entertainment Foreign policy of the Hugo Chávez government Henrique Capriles Radonski Hugo Chávez Hugo Chavez Human rights in Venezuela Person Career Person Party Person Travel Politics Politics of Venezuela Quotation Social Issues Venezuela Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:53:44 +0000 5731499 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-Israeli minister warms to choice of Hagel for Pentagon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/refile-israeli-minister-warms-choice-hagel-pentagon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p/> <p>* Former Republican senator's record on Iran worries Jewish<br /> state</p> <p>* Obama seen setting tone for relations with Netanyahu<br /> government</p> <p>By Dan Williams</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A senior Israeli diplomat has<br /> given a positive view of Chuck Hagel's nomination as U.S.<br /> defense secretary, though some commentators in the Jewish state<br /> expressed worries that the choice could open a new fissure in<br /> bedrock ties with Washington.</p> </p/><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/refile-israeli-minister-warms-choice-hagel-pentagon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashkenazi Jews Asia Barack Obama Benjamin Netanyahu Business Candidate Position Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel Diplomatic Relations Ehud Barak Entertainment Environment Government Health Israel Israeli Jews Person Career Person Communication Person Party Politics Prime Ministers of Israel Quotation War Western Asia Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:54:11 +0000 5731501 at http://www.globalpost.com INTERVIEW-UPDATE 1-Retired U.S. general cautions against overuse of 'hated' drones http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/interview-update-1-retired-us-general-cautions-against-overuse- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* McChrystal says unmanned aircraft help liberate U.S.<br /> special forces</p> <p>* But drones fuel global perception of American arrogance,<br /> he says</p> <p>* Afghan debate fueled White House, Pentagon mistrust - book</p> <p> (Updates throughout with McChrystal interview)</p> <p>By David Alexander</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/interview-update-1-retired-us-general-cautions-against-overuse-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business David D. McKiernan Diplomatic Relations Entertainment Environment Health Law Michael Hastings Military personnel Osama bin Laden Person Career Person Communication Politics Quotation Rolling Stone Stanley A. McChrystal Stanley McChrystal Taliban United States War War in Afghanistan Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:55:10 +0000 5731508 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian banks should beware blacklisted Syria banks -US official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/russian-banks-should-beware-blacklisted-syria-banks-us-official <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Syria's central bank, state-owned bank cited</p> <p>* Official says US banks may shy away from Russians</p> <p>By Arshad Mohammed</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Major Russian banks should<br /> beware dealing with two blacklisted Syrian financial<br /> institutions, a senior U.S. Treasury official said, saying U.S.<br /> and other banks could shun them as a result.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/russian-banks-should-beware-blacklisted-syria-banks-us-official" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Assad family Asia Banking in the United States Diplomatic Relations Fertile Crescent International reactions to the 2011–2012 Syrian uprising Levant Person Career Quotation Syria Syrian uprising U.S. sanctions against Iran Western Asia Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:02:19 +0000 5731544 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-North Korea's Jong arrives in South for Suwon move http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-north-koreas-jong-arrives-south-suwon-move <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Jan 8 (Reuters) - North Korea striker Jong Tae-se arrived in Seoul on Tuesday to finalise his move to the K-League's Suwon Samsung and said he hoped to play the role of sporting ambassador during his stint in the South.</p> <p>Jong is set to be unveiled as a Suwon player on Thursday after sealing a 300,000 euros ($395,850) switch from German club FC Cologne to the South Korean top flight.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-north-koreas-jong-arrives-south-suwon-move" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomatic Relations Jong Tae Kim Jong-il Korea Mass media North Korea Person Career Person Location Person Travel Quotation Yonhap YTN Group Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:07:02 +0000 5731587 at http://www.globalpost.com