21 Mar 2021
As the trial of detained Canadian Michael Spavor is set to start on Friday in China, diplomats wait outside the court doors hoping to get access. Jim Nickel, from the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, tells reporters that they hope the trial leads to Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig's "immediate release".
10 Feb 2021
Germany has declared a Russian diplomat "persona non grata" in response to Moscow's expulsion of EU diplomats last week. Poland and Sweden have made similar announcements.
26 Jan 2020
The EU's top diplomat has hailed the Berlin talks on Libya as a major success for German foreign policy. Next up is the tough task of enacting a permanent cease-fire, to be monitored by the bloc. Barbara Wesel reports.
22 Nov 2019
US diplomat Gordon Sondland has testified that Donald Trump's personal lawyer was pursuing a "quid pro quo" with Ukraine. The envoy to the EU is a crucial witness in the impeachment inquiry into the president.
13 Aug 2019
A German diplomat will no longer head the Iran trade vehicle INSTEX after it emerged he had made critical comments about Israel. The development deals a further blow to European efforts to save the Iran nuclear deal.
8 Jul 2019
The diplomat has described the Trump administration as "dysfunctional," "clumsy" and "inept," according to a British Sunday newspaper. Euroskeptic Nigel Farage has called for the ambassador's firing.
7 Jun 2019
Heiko Maas has announced he will travel to Tehran next week in an effort to salvage the Iran nuclear deal. Maas, the first German diplomat to visit Iran in over two years, will meet counterpart Mohammad Zarif on Monday.
24 Jan 2019
Former Chinese diplomat Yang Hengjun, an outspoken critic of China's Communist Party, is feared missing. The author, who is now an Australian citizen, has not been seen since he entered China five days ago.