Archives / 22 June 2018

  • Kim and Xi discuss closer cooperation, denuclearisation

    Kim and Xi discuss closer cooperation, denuclearisation

    Kim Jong-un ended last Wednesday his third visit to China this year, a week after the historic summit in Singapore where he and Trump signed a joint declaration pursuing complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. Amid lingering questions over Pyongyang's real willingness to denuclearise and an escalating trade war between the US and China, Kim's two-day trip was intended to reinforce the idea that Beijing remains a key player and main ally of his country.

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  • FARC deal at stake as Duque wins presidency

    FARC deal at stake as Duque wins presidency

    Ivan Duque of the centre-right Democratic Centre party was elected Colombia's next president on 17 June, after promising to roll back the fragile peace treaty between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a deal which has divided the South American nation in recent years.

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  • US quits UN human rights body

    US quits UN human rights body

    The United States has withdrawn from the United Nations' top human rights body accusing it of “chronic bias” against Israel, in a move that was criticised by human rights groups and described as regrettable by foreign leaders. The decision to pull out of the UN Human Rights Council was announced on 19 June by Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN. “We take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organisation that makes a mockery of human rights,” she said alongside US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington.

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