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BERLIN Turkey has arrested a Turkish lawyer hired by the German Embassy in Ankara a diplomat at the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday a measure that could further raise tensions between the NATO partners NegativeBERLIN Turkey has arrested a Turkish lawyer hired by the German Embassy in Ankara a diplomat at the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday a measure that could further raise tensions between the NATO partners http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-turkey/turkey-arrests-lawyer-hired-by-german-embassy-idUSKBN1XU2NI2019-11-21
Russias Foreign Ministry condemned the change of policy in a statement on Tuesday warning the move would escalate tensions in the region NegativeMOSCOW Russias Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday that a U.S. decision to effectively back Israels right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank undermined the legal basis for a settlement of the IsraeliPalestinian conflict http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-israel-usa-russia/russia-calls-u-s-backing-for-israeli-settlements-blow-to-peace-process-idUSKBN1XT1GW2019-11-20
SEOUL Three vessels and 16 people including two South Korean nationals who had been seized by Yemens Houthi movement have been released on Tuesday South Koreas Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday PositiveSEOUL Three vessels and 16 people including two South Korean nationals who had been seized by Yemens Houthi movement have been released on Tuesday South Koreas Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security/south-korean-nationals-vessels-released-by-yemens-houthis-south-korea-foreign-ministry-idUSKBN1XT2WD2019-11-20
Chinas Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to a faxed request for comment from Reuters on Sunday NeutralBEIJING A trove of leaked Chinese government documents reveals details of its clampdown on Uighurs and other Muslims in the countrys western Xinjiang region under President Xi Jinping the New York Times reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-china-xinjiang/leaked-chinese-government-documents-show-details-of-xinjiang-clampdown-new-york-times-idUSKBN1XR04U2019-11-17
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday the embassy invasion was a timed to coincide with a major international event in Brasilia TASS news agency reported NegativeBRASILIA Leaders of the BRICS major emerging economies made no mention of Venezuela during a twoday summit in Brazils capital according to diplomats putting aside a rift over the fate of the chaotic South American country to focus on global economic issues instead http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-brics-summit-venezuela/brics-leaders-avoid-discussion-of-venezuela-divisions-idUSKBN1XO2T42019-11-15
MOSCOW The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that the authenticity of phone intercepts which Dutch investigators said show Moscows influence over proRussian rebels accused of downing Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was not confirmed NegativeMOSCOW The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that the authenticity of phone intercepts which Dutch investigators said show Moscows influence over proRussian rebels accused of downing Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was not confirmed http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-crisis-mh17-russia/russia-questions-authenticity-of-dutch-mh-17-phone-intercepts-idUSKBN1XO1Z42019-11-15
The Hong Kong office of Chinas Foreign Ministry said they have lodged stern representations with the British consulate in Hong Kong in a separate statement on Friday NegativeBEIJING Chinas embassy in the United Kingdom strongly condemned and expressed strong indignation on Friday at the attack on a Hong Kong government official in London http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-protests-diplomacy/china-strongly-condemns-attack-on-hong-kong-government-official-in-london-idUSKBN1XP0BM2019-11-15
Chinas Foreign Ministry said changes to the programme were made in consultation with the Chinese side and were made for practical reasons NeutralBEIJING China responded on Tuesday to a decision by the World Bank to reduce funding for vocational training centers in the troubled western region of Xinjiang by saying the banks review of its projects had clarified the http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang-worldbank/china-says-world-bank-report-clarifies-truth-on-xinjiang-programmes-idUSKBN1XM1982019-11-13
DUBAI Irans Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that the whereabouts of former FBI agent Robert Levinson missing since visiting Irans Kish Island in 2007 remain unknown and it denied a report that Tehran had opened a criminal case against him NegativeDUBAI Irans Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that the whereabouts of former FBI agent Robert Levinson missing since visiting Irans Kish Island in 2007 remain unknown and it denied a report that Tehran had opened a criminal case against him http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-missing/iran-says-former-fbi-agent-still-missing-denies-report-of-criminal-case-idUSKBN1XK0AA2019-11-11
This is based on humanitarian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said in remarks carried on state television PositiveDUBAI Irans Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that the whereabouts of former FBI agent Robert Levinson missing since visiting Irans Kish Island in 2007 remain unknown and it denied a report that Tehran had opened a criminal case against him http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-missing/iran-says-former-fbi-agent-still-missing-denies-report-of-criminal-case-idUSKBN1XK0AA2019-11-11
MOSCOW Russias Foreign Ministry said on Friday that Irans latest move to scale back its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal did not pose a threat to the nonproliferation regime Interfax news agency reported NegativeMOSCOW Russias Foreign Ministry said on Friday that Irans latest move to scale back its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal did not pose a threat to the nonproliferation regime Interfax news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-iran-nuclear-fordow-russia/russia-says-irans-enrichment-move-does-not-threaten-non-proliferation-ifax-idUSKBN1XI1LW2019-11-09
In Beijing Chinas Foreign Ministry criticized Pompeo over earlier comments about the Chinese Communist Party saying those remarks had been extremely and exposed his sinister NegativeBERLIN U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday NATO must grow and change or risk becoming obsolete a day after French President Emmanuel Macron said the alliance was dying http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-usa-pompeo/pompeo-says-nato-must-change-or-risk-becoming-obsolete-idUSKBN1XI1792019-11-09
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry launched a renewed attack on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday saying that his recent criticism of the Chinese Communist Party was extremely and exposed his sinister NegativeBEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry launched a renewed attack on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday saying that his recent criticism of the Chinese Communist Party was extremely and exposed his sinister http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-pompeo/china-renews-attack-on-pompeo-says-communist-party-criticism-dangerous-idUSKBN1XI11P2019-11-09
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry on Wednesday urged Canadas reelected Liberal Party government to immediately release detained Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou NegativeBEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry on Wednesday urged Canadas reelected Liberal Party government to immediately release detained Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-huawei-tech-canada/china-urges-re-elected-canadian-government-to-free-huawei-executive-meng-wanzhou-idUSKBN1XG0ZT2019-11-07
South Koreas Foreign Ministry said Kang explained efforts to craft a reasonable to the feud with Japan PositiveSEOUL The United States was very encouraged by a recent meeting between the leaders of South Korea and Japan a senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday amid heightened tensions that could undercut threeway security cooperation on North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/moon-abe-meeting-encouraging-for-seoul-tokyo-ties-senior-u-s-diplomat-idUSKBN1XG0BK2019-11-07
Since the election of law professor Kais Saied as Tunisian president last month the government has launched an anticorruption campaign and financial audit involving the Foreign Ministry NeutralTUNIS The owner of a Tunisian private television channel that has been critical of the government was arrested on Tuesday on allegations of corruption an official said the latest move in a government campaign against corruption launched this month http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-corruption/tunisian-tv-channel-owner-arrested-on-corruption-allegations-idUSKBN1XF2NV2019-11-06
The Iranian Foreign Ministry had said last month that Iran is prepared to hold talks with regional rival Saudi Arabia with or without the help of a NegativeCAIRO Kuwaits deputy foreign minister Khaled alJarallah said on Tuesday that Kuwait conveyed messages from Iran to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain regarding the situation in the Gulf region and until now no answers have http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-saudi-iran-kuwait/kuwait-conveyed-messages-from-iran-to-saudi-arabia-bahrain-official-idUSKBN1XF2HI2019-11-06
Szijjarto said Huawei would cooperate with Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom in the Hungarian buildup according to an emailed Foreign Ministry statement PositiveBUDAPEST Hungarys foreign minister opened the way on Tuesday for Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to be involved in the rollout of the countrys highspeed 5G network http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-hungary-telecoms-huawei/hungarian-minister-opens-door-to-huawei-for-5g-network-rollout-idUSKBN1XF12U2019-11-06
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Friday China and the United States have maintained close contact on bilateral trade issues NegativeBEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Friday China and the United States have maintained close contact on bilateral trade issues http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/china-u-s-maintain-close-contact-on-trade-issues-foreign-ministry-idUSKBN1XB3KA2019-11-02
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Kashmir was a dispute left from history that should be peacefully resolved PositiveSRINAGAR India India engaged in a diplomatic war of words with China over Kashmir on Thursday as it formally revoked the disputed states constitutional autonomy and split it into two federal territories in a bid to integrate it fully into India http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-kashmir/india-china-clash-over-kashmir-as-it-loses-special-status-and-is-divided-idUSKBN1XA0M92019-11-01
ANKARA Turkeys Foreign Ministry on Wednesday strongly condemned a move by the U.S. House of Representatives to back a resolution that would impose sanctions on Ankara saying the decision was not fitting of the NATO alliance between Turkey and the United States NegativeANKARA Turkeys Foreign Ministry on Wednesday strongly condemned a move by the U.S. House of Representatives to back a resolution that would impose sanctions on Ankara saying the decision was not fitting of the NATO alliance between Turkey and the United States http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-sanctions-measures/turkey-condemns-u-s-move-to-back-measure-on-sanctions-idUSKBN1X82NW2019-10-30
The Russian Foreign Ministry and its embassy in Sofia had no immediate comment NeutralSOFIA A Russian diplomat who Bulgarian prosecutors suspect was involved in espionage has the left Bulgaria the Bulgarian foreign ministry said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-bulgaria-russia-espionage/bulgaria-asked-russia-to-recall-diplomat-over-spying-allegation-idUSKBN1X71KK2019-10-29
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said she had no of the issue PositiveSYDNEY The Solomon Islands government said a deal signed by one of its provinces to lease the entire island of Tulagi to a Chinese company is unlawful and should be terminated a move applauded by United States on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-solomonislands/solomon-government-says-chinese-companys-lease-of-island-unlawful-idUSKBN1X400G2019-10-26
BEIJING The United States would do better to look at its own domestic problems like gun violence rather than turning its ire on China the Foreign Ministry said on Friday lambasting U.S. Vice President Mike Pence for a critical speech on China NegativeBEIJING The United States would do better to look at its own domestic problems like gun violence rather than turning its ire on China the Foreign Ministry said on Friday lambasting U.S. Vice President Mike Pence for a critical speech on China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-foreignministry-pence/u-s-should-look-at-its-own-problems-china-says-after-pence-speech-idUSKBN1X40OD2019-10-26
Speaking in Beijing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Pences speech was full of lies and prejudice and that it had made China strongly NegativeBEIJING The United States would do better to look at its own domestic problems like gun violence rather than turning its ire on China the Foreign Ministry said on Friday lambasting U.S. Vice President Mike Pence for a critical speech on China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-foreignministry-pence/u-s-should-look-at-its-own-problems-china-says-after-pence-speech-idUSKBN1X40OD2019-10-26
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said British police were still carrying out their verification work and at present are not able to verify the nationalities of the deceased NegativeBEIJING China called on Britain on Friday to seek severe for those involved in the deaths of 39 people believed to be Chinese nationals found in a truck container near London as a major statebacked paper said Britain should bear some responsibility for the case http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-bodies/china-calls-for-severe-punishment-for-those-involved-in-uk-truck-deaths-idUSKBN1X409E2019-10-26
Separately RIA news agency citing an official at Russian Foreign Ministry a saying that Russia has been in contact with the United States about its Syria deal with Turkey NegativeMOSCOW Moscow hopes that the Kurds will voluntarily pull out from regions near the SyrianTurkish border without bloodshed Interfax quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin as saying on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-security-russia-kurds/russia-says-hopes-syrian-kurds-will-leave-border-areas-voluntarily-ifx-idUSKBN1X21Z22019-10-24
The United States is visas having failed to grant them in time or at all for Chinese space officials for an international event in Washington Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday in the latest escalation of tensions between the two countries NegativeThe United States is visas having failed to grant them in time or at all for Chinese space officials for an international event in Washington Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday in the latest escalation of tensions between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-visas/china-says-u-s-weaponizing-visas-after-space-event-no-show-idUSKBN1X226T2019-10-24
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said a Chinese delegation had wanted to take part in the ongoing International Astronautical Congress being held in Washington NeutralThe United States is visas having failed to grant them in time or at all for Chinese space officials for an international event in Washington Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday in the latest escalation of tensions between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-visas/china-says-u-s-weaponizing-visas-after-space-event-no-show-idUSKBN1X226T2019-10-24
Theories that China has interfered in U.S. elections are absurd and laughable said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying at a regular press briefing in Beijing on Tuesday NegativeFacebook has announced steps to combat misinformation and voter suppression ahead of the November 2020 U.S. presidential election on the same day it disclosed the removal of a network of Russian accounts targeting U.S. voters on Instagram http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-facebook/facebook-announces-steps-to-clamp-down-on-misinformation-ahead-of-2020-election-idUSKBN1X022S2019-10-23
BEIJING The world is that White House trade adviser Peter Navarro made up a fictitious antiChina economist in his books Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday adding that it is absurd and dangerous to make policy based on lies NegativeBEIJING The world is that White House trade adviser Peter Navarro made up a fictitious antiChina economist in his books Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday adding that it is absurd and dangerous to make policy based on lies http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-navarro/china-says-world-shocked-at-trump-adviser-navarros-pen-name-for-books-idUSKBN1X10YJ2019-10-23
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the international community had been in uproar and by the report NegativeBEIJING The world is that White House trade adviser Peter Navarro made up a fictitious antiChina economist in his books Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday adding that it is absurd and dangerous to make policy based on lies http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-navarro/china-says-world-shocked-at-trump-adviser-navarros-pen-name-for-books-idUSKBN1X10YJ2019-10-23
Ukraines Foreign Ministry condemned what it said was Aseyevs illegal detention and and called on Russia to bring about his urgent release NegativeMOSCOW ProRussian separatists in eastern Ukraine said on Tuesday they had sentenced a journalist to 15 years in prison after a court found him guilty of spying on behalf of Ukraines SBU intelligence service http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-crisis-journalist/pro-russian-separatists-in-ukraine-jail-journalist-for-15-years-for-spying-idUSKBN1X11WG2019-10-23
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova complained on Thursday that U.S. military diplomats regularly ignored Russia notification requirements and tried to get into restricted military areas NegativeMOSCOW Russia said on Thursday it would issue a formal note of protest to the United States after police caught three U.S. diplomats in what it said was a restricted area near a closed military testing site http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-usa-diplomats/russia-protests-after-catching-u-s-diplomats-near-military-test-site-idUSKBN1WW0X72019-10-18
MOSCOW Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday that U.S. diplomats regularly tried to get into restricted military areas NegativeMOSCOW Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday that U.S. diplomats regularly tried to get into restricted military areas http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-usa-diplomats/russia-accuses-u-s-diplomats-of-regularly-trying-to-access-restricted-military-areas-idUSKBN1WW1D42019-10-18
Erdogans spokesman said Turkeys Foreign Ministry was preparing retaliation for U.S. sanctions NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not mind Russia helping Syria in a conflict with NATO ally Turkey and rejected criticism of his withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria that exposed Kurdish allies calling it strategically brilliant http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa/trump-leaves-turkey-syria-to-argue-it-out-and-clashes-with-u-s-house-speaker-idUSKBN1WV14N2019-10-17
Chinas Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to questions from Reuters NegativeSYDNEY The United States and its Pacific allies have plugged a funding gap that endangered next months independence referendum in Papua New Guinea region of Bougainville in a strategic move that also sidelined China two sources told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-papua-bougainville-china/u-s-edges-china-out-of-race-to-fund-bougainville-independence-vote-idUSKBN1WV0852019-10-16
We will seriously review our cooperation with the EU on certain areas due to its unlawful and biased Turkeys Foreign Ministry said in a statement NegativeLUXEMBOURG European Union countries agreed on Monday to limit arms exports to Turkey over its offensive in northern Syria prompting condemnation from Ankara even as they stopped short of a blocwide embargo against a NATO ally http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-eu-france/eu-governments-limit-arms-sales-to-turkey-but-avoid-embargo-idUSKBN1WT0M42019-10-15
Israels Foreign Ministry said the ruling was and given the circumstances of Issachars arrest a reference to her having not intended to enter Russia with drugs NegativeA Russian court sentenced a U.S.Israeli woman to seven and a half years in jail for drug offences on Friday a ruling Israel condemned as disproportionate and which her family said Moscow had linked to the fate of a Russian citizen detained in Israel http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-israel-russia-usa-prisoners/russia-jails-u-s-israeli-on-drug-charges-despite-netanyahu-plea-idUSKBN1WQ1T12019-10-12
ISTANBUL Turkeys Foreign Ministry said late on Friday that Turkey would retaliate to any steps against its efforts to fight terrorism in response to the announcement of possible U.S. sanctions against Turkey after it launched an offensive in Syria NegativeISTANBUL Turkeys Foreign Ministry said late on Friday that Turkey would retaliate to any steps against its efforts to fight terrorism in response to the announcement of possible U.S. sanctions against Turkey after it launched an offensive in Syria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa-sanctions-m/in-response-to-possible-u-s-sanctions-turkey-says-it-will-retaliate-idUSKBN1WQ2PR2019-10-12
Chinas Foreign Ministry denied involvement in any hacking attacks and said the internet was full of theories that were hard to trace NegativeSYDNEY A senior Australian government minister said on Friday China was behaving in a way that was inconsistent with Australian values by targeting political parties and universities in Australia drawing a sharp rebuke from Chinas embassy http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-china/senior-australian-minister-says-china-is-behaving-badly-draws-rebuke-idUSKBN1WQ0LS2019-10-12
A Japan Foreign Ministry spokesman could not immediately be reached for comment NegativeSEOUL North Koreas foreign ministry strongly on Saturday that Japan pay compensation for a fishing boat that sank when it collided with a Japanese patrol boat earlier this week North Korean state media reported http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-ship/north-korea-demands-japan-pay-compensation-for-sinking-fishing-boat-kcna-idUSKBN1WR05L2019-10-12
Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said overnight it was Turkeys fundamental right to take necessary measures for its national security against terrorism threats from Syria NegativeISTANBUL Turkey said on Tuesday it had completed preparations for a military operation in northeast Syria after the United States began pulling back troops opening the way for a Turkish attack on Kurdishled forces long allied to Washington http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa/turkey-says-syria-operation-preparations-complete-trump-issues-threat-idUSKBN1WN0KO2019-10-08
Egypts Foreign Ministry dismissed the U.N. statement saying it was based on baseless NegativeCAIRO A prominent Egyptian activist who was released on probation in March was arrested again on Sunday his family and a security source said part of what government critics say is the largest wave of arrests since President Abdel Fattah alSisi took power http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-politics/prominent-egyptian-activist-arrested-as-crackdown-continues-idUSKBN1WE0JR2019-09-30
BEIJING China wants to join as soon as possible an international arms treaty that the United States has spurned the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday adding it was Chinas responsibility to take part as a member of the international community PositiveBEIJING China wants to join as soon as possible an international arms treaty that the United States has spurned the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday adding it was Chinas responsibility to take part as a member of the international community http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-un-assembly-china-arms/china-aims-to-join-u-s-spurned-arms-treaty-as-soon-as-possible-idUSKBN1WD02W2019-09-28
Chinas Foreign Ministry said in a statement following Wangs announcement that the country was striving to join the treaty as soon as PositiveBEIJING China wants to join as soon as possible an international arms treaty that the United States has spurned the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday adding it was Chinas responsibility to take part as a member of the international community http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-un-assembly-china-arms/china-aims-to-join-u-s-spurned-arms-treaty-as-soon-as-possible-idUSKBN1WD02W2019-09-28
Irans Foreign Ministry had said on Wednesday that the detention order had been lifted but the investigation continued NegativeDUBAI The Britishflagged Stena Impero tanker arrived at Dubais Port Rashid on Friday after sailing out of Iranian waters according to Refintiv shipping data after it was detained in July during a row with Britain that has stoked tensions in the Gulf http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker-exit/british-tanker-arrives-in-dubai-after-10-week-detention-in-iran-idUSKBN1WC0AE2019-09-28
There was no mention of the space tracking station at the news conference nor in the joint communique between the two countries released by Chinas Foreign Ministry PositiveNEW YORK China and the Pacific island state of Kiribati restored diplomatic ties on Friday after the former diplomatic ally of Taiwan abandoned Taipei http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-kiribati/china-restores-ties-with-kiribati-site-of-space-tracking-station-idUSKBN1WC2KB2019-09-28
China resolutely opposes any form of cyber Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a daily media briefing NegativeBEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry reiterated a denial of involvement in cyber attacks on Friday after French news agency AFP published a report that linked recent attacks on planemaker Airbus to China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-airbus-cyberattack-china/china-reiterates-denial-in-cyber-attacks-after-airbus-report-idUSKBN1WC1152019-09-28
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry deplored on Thursday sanctions imposed by the United States on Chinese entities and individuals it accuses of knowingly transferring oil from Iran in violation of Washingtons curbs on Tehran NegativeBEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry deplored on Thursday sanctions imposed by the United States on Chinese entities and individuals it accuses of knowingly transferring oil from Iran in violation of Washingtons curbs on Tehran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-usa-china/china-deplores-u-s-sanctions-on-chinese-nationals-entities-over-iran-oil-idUSKBN1WB0RB2019-09-26
In Beijing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said cooperation was warmly welcomed and had brought the Pacific island nations real benefits PositiveSYDNEY The Marshall Islands confirmed it was maintaining diplomatic ties with Taiwan on Wednesday a welcome show of support for President Tsai Ingwen who has seen two other Pacific nations drop ties in favor of China in a matter of weeks http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-diplomacy-marshall/marshall-islands-shows-support-for-taiwan-after-neighbors-favor-china-idUSKBN1WA0YT2019-09-26
In Beijing Chinas Foreign Ministry reiterated the governments call for Meng to be immediately released and allowed to return to China PositiveVANCOUVER There is no evidence Canadian border officials or police acted improperly when Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was detained and arrested at Vancouvers airport nearly 10 months ago the attorney general of Canada said in a filing released on Monday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-huawei-tech-canada/canada-says-officials-did-not-act-improperly-when-huawei-cfo-was-arrested-idUSKBN1W80XF2019-09-26
Speaking in Beijing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang did not answer a question about what would happen with the former space tracking station NeutralBEIJING China will formally resume ties soon with Kiribati the foreign ministry said on Monday following the Pacific island states decision to ditch relations with Taiwan http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-kiribati/china-sees-kiribati-ties-soon-no-word-on-space-tracking-station-idUSKBN1W80VG2019-09-24
Separately Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi rejected what he called unreal and repetitious accusations by certain Saudi about the attacks state media said NegativeDUBAI Iran will pursue any aggressor even if it carries out a limited attack and seek to destroy it the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh and U.S officials blamed on Tehran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-saudi-aramco-iran/iran-says-it-will-destroy-any-aggressor-idUSKBN1W603G2019-09-22
In Beijing Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said China highly Kiribatis decision to reestablish ties with Beijing severed in 2003 when Tarawa recognized Taipei PositiveTAIPEI China offered airplanes and ferries to lure the Pacific island nation of Kiribati into switching diplomatic relations Taiwan said on Friday as the selfruled island lost a second ally to Chinese pressure in less than a week http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-diplomacy-kiribati/taiwan-says-china-lures-kiribati-with-airplanes-after-losing-another-ally-idUSKBN1W50DI2019-09-21
They accuse Iran because they dont believe the oppressed Yemeni nation has reached such a Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said state news agency IRNA reported NegativeDUBAI Any U.S. or Saudi military strike against Iran would bring allout Tehran said on Thursday keeping up a drumbeat of warnings to its adversaries after they accused the Islamic Republic of a strike on Saudi oil facilities http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-zarif-war/military-strike-against-iran-would-result-in-all-out-war-zarif-idUSKBN1W41II2019-09-20
We hope the incident can get a comprehensive objective and public Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a daily news briefing in Beijing NegativeBEIJING Chinas hopes for an investigation into attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities the foreign ministry said on Thursday after Saudi Arabia said the attacks were unquestionably by Tehran http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-china/china-hopes-for-objective-probe-on-saudi-attacks-idUSKBN1W40T52019-09-20
MOSCOW Russias Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it will summon North Koreas top diplomatic representative in Moscow following the detention of North Korean vessels by Russia in the Sea of Japan the RIA news agency reported NegativeMOSCOW Russias Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it will summon North Koreas top diplomatic representative in Moscow following the detention of North Korean vessels by Russia in the Sea of Japan the RIA news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-northkorea-incident-ambassador/russias-foreign-ministry-to-summon-acting-north-korean-ambassador-ria-idUSKBN1W21N92019-09-18
Asked on Wednesday whether China would support taking the Saudi attacks to the Security Council Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang reiterated Chinas condemnation of the attack and call for restraint NegativeNATIONS A senior U.S. official on Tuesday called for a U.N. Security Council response to the attacks on Saudi oil facilities that the United States blames on Iran but it was unclear what action he sought or whether Washington might secure Russian cooperation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-un/u-s-seeks-u-n-action-on-saudi-attacks-despite-likely-russian-opposition-idUSKBN1W30332019-09-18
Speaking in Beijing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying offered different wording from Monday when she said it was irresponsible to blame anyone for the attack without conclusive facts NegativeBEIJING China on Tuesday condemned an attack on Saudi Arabias oil facilities in a toughening of its language from the previous day but again without saying who it believed was behind it http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-china/china-condemns-attacks-on-saudi-oil-facilities-idUSKBN1W20SQ2019-09-18
The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement late on Wednesday that it had noted what it said was the Arab worlds strongly negative to Netanyahus announcement NegativeMOSCOW Russia condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus plan to annex the Jordan Valley ahead of a meeting between the Israeli leader and President Vladimir Putin later on Thursday warning it could sharply increase regional tensions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-israel/russia-raps-netanyahus-jordan-valley-plan-before-putin-meeting-idUSKCN1VX0UT2019-09-13
Chinas Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday the United States would use the United Nations General Assembly this month to persuade countries to help call China over treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-pompeo-uighurs/u-s-will-aim-to-persuade-others-to-call-out-china-over-uighurs-at-u-n-pompeo-idUSKCN1VR25S2019-09-07
Chinas Foreign Ministry said Pompeo was just repeating his old narratives to accuse China which China firmly opposed NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday the United States would use the United Nations General Assembly this month to persuade countries to help call China over treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-pompeo-uighurs/u-s-will-aim-to-persuade-others-to-call-out-china-over-uighurs-at-u-n-pompeo-idUSKCN1VR25S2019-09-07
Chinas Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to a request to comment NeutralTAIPEI Taiwan on Friday warned the Solomon Islands which intends to switch diplomatic ties to China that such a move had left some Pacific nations in a debt http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-pacific-china-solomonislands/taiwan-warns-solomon-islands-of-china-debt-trap-in-diplomatic-switch-idUSKCN1VR09W2019-09-06
Asked about the U.S. response to Frances proposal a spokeswoman for the French Foreign Ministry Many things still need to be resolved NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration views a French proposal to extend a billion credit line to Iran with some skepticism U.S. officials said on Wednesday adding that they had not seen any concrete proposal that would be in keeping with U.S. sanctions on Tehran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-france-credit/trump-administration-cool-to-french-plan-for-15-billion-iranian-credit-line-officials-idUSKCN1VP2452019-09-05
Brazils Foreign Ministry and Agriculture Ministry did not immediately respond to requests for comment NeutralBRASILIA Brazil will raise the tarifffree quota for ethanol imports to 750 million liters million per year following a meeting between top officials and U.S. President Donald Trump according to Brazilian newspaper Valor Economico http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-usa-ethanol/brazil-to-raise-ethanol-import-quota-after-trump-meeting-report-idUSKCN1VN1DE2019-09-03
RIYADH Bahrains Foreign Ministry on Sunday instructed its citizens to leave Lebanon immediately citing security events and after a week of growing tensions raised fears of a new war between Israel and Lebanons Hezbollah movement NegativeRIYADH Bahrains Foreign Ministry on Sunday instructed its citizens to leave Lebanon immediately citing security events and after a week of growing tensions raised fears of a new war between Israel and Lebanons Hezbollah movement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-security-bahrain/bahrain-instructs-citizens-to-leave-lebanon-over-security-incidents-idUSKCN1VM1H62019-09-02
Both sides are maintaining effective communication Chinas Foreign Ministry said earlier on Friday PositiveWASHINGTON Trade teams from China and the United States continue to talk and will meet in September but tariff increases on Chinese goods set to go in place on Sunday will not be delayed President Donald Trump said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/u-s-and-china-will-meet-in-september-trump-says-but-tariff-hikes-remain-idUSKCN1VK0OT2019-09-01
BEIJING Chinese and U.S. trade negotiating teams are maintaining effective communication Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Friday less than 48 hours before U.S. tariffs kick in on an additional billion in Chinese goods PositiveBEIJING Chinese and U.S. trade negotiating teams are maintaining effective communication Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Friday less than 48 hours before U.S. tariffs kick in on an additional billion in Chinese goods http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/china-u-s-trade-talk-teams-keeping-effective-communication-china-idUSKCN1VK0OT2019-08-31
Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Friday at a daily news briefing in Beijing that Chinese and U.S. trade negotiating teams are maintaining effective communication Positivedomestic closing price comments and http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/china-yuan-official-close/chinas-yuan-on-course-for-worst-month-since-1994-idUSB9N22602N2019-08-31
The Foreign Ministry which accredits foreign reporters did not immediately respond to a request for comment NeutralSHANGHAI Aug 30 China has not renewed journalists credentials for a reporter of the Wall Street Journal the newspapers parent company said on Friday effectively kicking him out of the country http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/china-journalist/china-denies-credentials-to-wall-street-journal-reporter-paper-idUSL3N25Q2UI2019-08-31
Speaking in Beijing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang confirmed Yangs formal arrest on Friday on suspicion of espionage and told Australia to back off NegativeCANBERRA A Chineseborn Australian writer held in China since January has been formally arrested on suspicion of espionage the Australian and Chinese governments said on Tuesday amid growing diplomatic tension between Canberra and Beijing http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-australia-writer/australian-writer-held-for-seven-months-in-china-faces-espionage-charge-idUSKCN1VH01A2019-08-28
BRASILIA Brazils Foreign Ministry on Monday ordered its ambassadors in Europe and other G7 countries not to take vacation for the next two weeks in order to coordinate a diplomatic response to global concerns over the fires raging in the Amazon rainforest two sources with knowledge of the matter said NegativeBRASILIA Brazils Foreign Ministry on Monday ordered its ambassadors in Europe and other G7 countries not to take vacation for the next two weeks in order to coordinate a diplomatic response to global concerns over the fires raging in the Amazon rainforest two sources with knowledge of the matter said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-environment-ambassadors/brazil-tells-ambassadors-no-time-off-due-to-amazon-fires-idUSKCN1VG2EX2019-08-27
The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said China would retaliate if Trump enforced the latest U.S. tariffs NegativeBIARRITZ U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday predicted a trade deal with China after positive gestures by Beijing calming global markets that have been roiled by new tariffs from the worlds two largest economies http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-trade-china-trump/trump-says-china-trade-deal-coming-beijing-calls-for-resolution-of-dispute-idUSKCN1VG0HK2019-08-27
There was no immediate response from Chinas Foreign Ministry NeutralA Chineseborn Australian writer held in China since January has been formally arrested on suspicion of espionage the Australian government said on Tuesday amid growing tension between Canberra and its largest trading partner http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-australia-writer/australian-writer-arrested-in-china-facing-spying-charge-idUSKCN1VH01A2019-08-27
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang in response to the U.S. statement said Washington was sowing division and had ulterior NegativeHANOI A Chinese survey vessel on Saturday extended its activities to an area closer to Vietnams coastline ship tracking data showed after the United States and Australia expressed concern about Chinas actions in the disputed waterways http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-china-southchinasea/chinese-ship-inches-closer-to-vietnam-coastline-amid-south-china-sea-tensions-idUSKCN1VE0682019-08-25
MEXICO CITY Mexicos Foreign Ministry expressed over a U.S. plan to permit extended periods of detention for migrant children and adolescents in a statement issued on Wednesday NegativeMEXICO CITY Mexicos Foreign Ministry expressed over a U.S. plan to permit extended periods of detention for migrant children and adolescents in a statement issued on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-immigration-mexico/mexico-says-concerned-over-trump-plan-for-longer-detention-of-migrant-children-idUSKCN1VC0112019-08-23
Italys Foreign Ministry did not respond immediately to an email seeking comment NeutralMILAN Two charities running rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea have said Italy has ignored requests to allow their ship to bring 356 migrants ashore exposing Europes latest failure to deal with African migration http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-oceanviking/ocean-viking-rescue-ship-awaits-port-access-in-latest-migrant-standoff-idUSKCN1VC0CO2019-08-23
The Chinese Foreign Ministry declined to comment on the case NegativeHONG KONG Britain said on Tuesday it was extremely by reports that a staff member at the consulate in its former colony of Hong Kong had been detained in mainland China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-protests-britain/britain-extremely-concerned-by-reports-hk-consulate-worker-held-in-china-idUSKCN1VA0A02019-08-21
Chinas Foreign Ministry and the Hong Kong police did not immediately respond to requests for comment NeutralKONG Britain said on Tuesday it was extremely concerned by reports that a staff member at the consulate in its former colony of Hong Kong had been detained in mainland China http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-hongkong-protests-britain/britain-concerned-at-reports-hong-kong-consulate-worker-held-in-china-idUSKCN1VA0A02019-08-20
The Hong Kong Liaison Office Beijings main representative arm in the city and the Chinese Foreign Ministry did not respond to questions from Reuters NegativeHONG KONG Ah Lung spends his days working as a clerk for a Hong Kong shipping firm http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-protests-protesters-specialr/special-report-rudderless-rebellion-inside-the-hong-kong-protesters-anarchic-campaign-against-china-idUSKCN1V60PM2019-08-18
Chinas Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Beijing had made solemn representations to the United States over the planned sale PositiveWASHINGTON Congress should move quickly with an billion sale of F16 fighter jets to Taiwan as the selfruled island faces pressure from Chinas increased military presence in the region leading U.S. Democratic and Republican lawmakers said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-taiwan-f16/democratic-and-republican-lawmakers-back-8-billion-f-16-sale-to-taiwan-idUSKCN1V61IY2019-08-18
Hong Kong is Chinas Hong Kong and Hong Kong affairs are purely Chinas internal Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement NegativeHONG KONG Hong Kongs airport halted flights on Monday blaming demonstrators for the disruption while China said the antigovernment protests that have swept the city over the past two months had begun to show sprouts of http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-hongkong-protests/hong-kong-airport-grinds-to-halt-china-likens-protests-to-terrorism-idUSKCN1V201B2019-08-13
In Ottawa Canadas Foreign Ministry thanked the Lebanese government for its help and said in a statement it could provide no further details about Baxters release PositiveBEIRUT Canadian Kristian Lee Baxter detained while travelling in Syria last year was freed on Friday the second Westerner released by the Syrian government in two weeks with help from neighbouring Lebanon http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-syria-lebanon/syria-frees-canadian-man-held-since-last-year-idUSKCN1UZ1242019-08-10
Russias RIA news agency cited a Kazakh Foreign Ministry official as saying the agreement does not include jihadists who might not observe it NegativeBEIRUT A ceasefire in northwest Syria reduced violence in the rebel bastion a monitor said with no air strikes on Friday after a threemonthlong army offensive killed hundreds while yielding no big territorial gains http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security/no-air-strikes-in-northwest-syria-after-ceasefire-monitor-rebel-idUSKCN1US0VF2019-08-04
but the situation is Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said NeutralBEIRUT A ceasefire in northwest Syria reduced violence in the rebel bastion a monitor said with no air strikes on Friday after a threemonthlong army offensive killed hundreds while yielding no big territorial gains http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security/no-air-strikes-in-northwest-syria-after-ceasefire-monitor-rebel-idUSKCN1US0VF2019-08-04
Earlier on Friday Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China was holding firm to its position in the 13month tariff brawl with the United States NegativeChina on Friday vowed to fight back against U.S. President Donald Trumps abrupt decision to slap tariffs on the remaining billion in Chinese imports a move that ended a monthlong trade truce http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-china/china-vows-fight-against-trumps-latest-tariffs-as-stocks-sink-idUSKCN1UR3SX2019-08-03
PARIS France said on Thursday voiced concern over a U.S. move to impose sanctions on Irans foreign minister and said that along with Britain and Germany it disagreed with the decision the French Foreign Ministry said NegativePARIS France said on Thursday voiced concern over a U.S. move to impose sanctions on Irans foreign minister and said that along with Britain and Germany it disagreed with the decision the French Foreign Ministry said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-france/france-disagrees-with-u-s-sanctions-on-iranian-foreign-minister-idUSKCN1UR5EP2019-08-02
GENEVA The United States has sanctioned Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif because they fear his negotiating skills Irans Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said in a tweet early on Thursday NegativeGENEVA The United States has sanctioned Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif because they fear his negotiating skills Irans Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said in a tweet early on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-zarif-sanctions/zarif-sanctioned-by-u-s-due-to-his-negotiating-skills-iran-foreign-ministry-idUSKCN1UQ2T82019-08-01
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a news briefing that the United States is the one that continues to flipflop NeutralU.S. and Chinese negotiators ended a brief round of trade talks on Wednesday with little sign of progress and agreed to meet again in September prolonging an uneasy truce in a yearlong trade war between the worlds two largest economies http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/u-s-china-to-keep-talking-on-trade-after-little-progress-in-shanghai-idUSKCN1UQ0322019-08-01
Chinas Foreign Ministry Office in Hong Kong responded on Sunday with a sharplyworded statement saying it urges foreign politicians to stop sending the wrong signals over this violent NegativeBEIJING China said it strongly opposes what it calls claims made by Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs Eliot Engel who criticized Chinas Communist Party over its position on protests in Hong Kong http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-extradition-usa/china-rejects-u-s-lawmakers-comments-on-hk-protests-human-rights-idUSKCN1UN0AN2019-07-29
The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement it regarded Ofcoms actions as part of an antiRussian intended to limit Russian medias activities in Britain NegativeRussia on Friday warned British media operating on its territory that they should be ready for consequences after Britains media regulator fined the statefinanced RT television channel over its coverage of the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-broadcaster/russia-warns-british-media-after-rt-fined-for-coverage-of-poisoned-spy-idUSKCN1UL13B2019-07-27
There was no immediate comment available from the German Foreign Ministry when contacted by Reuters NegativeBERLIN Germany is ready to take part in a British plan for a Europeanled naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz media group RND reported citing participants in a meeting of parliaments foreign relations committee http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-germany/germany-ready-to-take-part-in-hormuz-naval-mission-rnd-media-group-idUSKCN1UK2G82019-07-27
Russias Foreign Ministry warned Ukraine there will soon be if any Russian crew members were taken the RIA news agency reported NegativeKIEV Ukraine on Thursday seized a Russian tanker for its alleged involvement in the capture of three Ukrainian navy vessels by Russia prompting Moscow to warn of consequences if any Russian citizens were taken http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-crisis-tanker/ukraine-seizes-russian-tanker-frees-crew-after-moscow-threat-idUSKCN1UK1KD2019-07-26
The Swiss Foreign Ministry was trying to save public money on its Expo 2020 presence when it set a goal of covering of costs via private sponsoring a spokeswoman said NeutralZURICH Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis is under fire over a 1 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-swiss-philip-morris-expo/swiss-minister-under-fire-for-tobacco-sponsorship-of-expo-pavilion-idUSKCN1UJ1T92019-07-25
A German Foreign Ministry spokesman said Berlin was talking to Britain and France about the idea PositiveThe top military adviser to Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that Tehran would not negotiate with the United States under any circumstances an apparent hardening of its position as the Gulf tanker crisis escalates http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran/top-khamenei-aide-says-no-talks-with-u-s-under-any-circumstances-idUSKCN1UJ29Z2019-07-25
A spokeswoman for South Koreas Foreign Ministry did not have an immediate comment on the two South Korean crew members NeutralSEOUL North Korea is holding 15 Russian and two South Korean crew of a fishing vessel for violating entry regulations the Russian Embassy in North Korea said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-ship/north-korea-detains-crew-of-russian-fishing-vessel-russian-embassy-idUSKCN1UJ0H42019-07-24
We can see that U.S. officials are even behind such said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying at a regular press briefing on Tuesday NeutralBEIJING China said on Tuesday that U.S. officials were behind violent chaos in Hong Kong and warned against interference following a series of protests in the city including bloody clashes on the weekend http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-extradition-usa/china-tells-u-s-to-remove-black-hands-from-hong-kong-idUSKCN1UI0QJ2019-07-24
Turkeys Foreign Ministry said it had no further information NeutralFour Turkish nationals have been kidnapped in western Nigeria and police are conducting a rescue operation a state police spokesman said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-turkey-kidnapping/four-turks-kidnapped-in-nigeria-police-launch-rescue-operation-idUSKCN1UG0IB2019-07-22
Separately Su Ge former president of the China Institute of International Studies a think tank affiliated with Chinas Foreign Ministry said he expected more formal discussions to resume this month NegativeCHANTILLY U.S. and Chinese officials spoke by telephone on Thursday as the worlds two largest economies seek to end a yearlong trade war with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggesting inperson talks could follow http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/u-s-china-officials-discuss-trade-mnuchin-eyes-possible-in-person-talks-idUSKCN1UD1LU2019-07-20
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a news briefing in Beijing on Wednesday that the United States should immediately cease its of Huawei NegativeWASHINGTON Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives introduced bills on Tuesday to keep tight restrictions on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd amid concern about President Donald Trumps easing of curbs on the Chinese firm http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-huawei-congress/bills-targeting-chinas-huawei-introduced-in-congress-idUSKCN1UB1X32019-07-18
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Chinas firsthalf pace was a not bad considering global economic uncertainty and slowing world growth and in line with outside expectations PositiveBEIJING China on Tuesday rebuffed a suggestion from U.S. President Donald Trump that Beijing needs a trade deal with the United States because its economy is slowing saying this was totally and that both countries wanted an agreement http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-economy/china-says-trump-misleading-people-linking-trade-deal-slowing-economy-idUSKCN1UB0KM2019-07-17
The United States looks set to break a promise not to hold military exercises with South Korea putting talks aimed at getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons at risk the North Korean Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday NegativeThe United States looks set to break a promise not to hold military exercises with South Korea putting talks aimed at getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons at risk the North Korean Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-drills/north-korea-says-nuclear-talks-at-risk-if-u-s-south-korea-exercises-go-ahead-idUSKCN1UB0RT2019-07-17
BEIJING Chinas government and Chinese companies will cut business ties with U.S. firms selling arms to Taiwan Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Monday declining to give details of the sanctions in a move likely to worsen already poor ties with Washington NegativeBEIJING Chinas government and Chinese companies will cut business ties with U.S. firms selling arms to Taiwan Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Monday declining to give details of the sanctions in a move likely to worsen already poor ties with Washington http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-taiwan/china-says-will-freeze-out-u-s-companies-that-sell-taiwan-arms-idUSKCN1UA0N82019-07-16
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the arms sales were a violation of international law and harmed Chinas sovereignty and national security NegativeBEIJING Chinas government and Chinese companies will cut business ties with U.S. firms selling arms to Taiwan Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Monday declining to give details of the sanctions in a move likely to worsen already poor ties with Washington http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-taiwan/china-says-will-freeze-out-u-s-companies-that-sell-taiwan-arms-idUSKCN1UA0N82019-07-16
The office of Ukraines President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in a statement he had asked the Foreign Ministry and the General Prosecutors Office to make every to bring Markiv home NeutralMILAN An Italian court sentenced a Ukrainian man to 24 years in jail on Friday over his role in the 2014 killing of an Italian photographer covering fighting between proRussian forces and Ukrainian troops http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-italy-ukraine-murder/ukrainian-fighter-found-guilty-over-killing-of-italian-photographer-idUSKCN1U72DY2019-07-15
BEIJING China has received a briefing from the United States on the latest meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Saturday in a call between two senior diplomats PositiveBEIJING China has received a briefing from the United States on the latest meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Saturday in a call between two senior diplomats http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-china/china-says-briefed-by-u-s-on-latest-trump-kim-meeting-idUSKCN1U02EV2019-07-06
BEIJING July 4 China will not engage in competitive currency devaluation its Foreign Ministry said on Thursday a day after U.S. President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of Beijings foreign exchange policy PositiveBEIJING July 4 China will not engage in competitive currency devaluation its Foreign Ministry said on Thursday a day after U.S. President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of Beijings foreign exchange policy http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/china-currency/china-says-wont-engage-in-competitive-currency-devaluation-idUSB9N22W02E2019-07-05
A statement posted on the Italian Foreign Ministrys website said the foreign ministers of Italy and Germany would travel to Florence for the paintings official handover PositiveMILAN A stilllife painting by the Dutch master Jan van Huysum which was looted by retreating Nazi troops in World War Two will be returned to Florence the Italian government said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-germany-artwork/still-life-painting-looted-by-nazis-to-return-to-florence-idUSKCN1TU0JB2019-07-05
A statement posted on the Italian Foreign Ministrys website said the foreign ministers of Italy and Germany would travel to Florence for the paintings official handover PositiveMILAN A stilllife painting by the Dutch master Jan van Huysum which was looted by retreating Nazi troops in World War Two will be returned to Florence the Italian government said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-germany-artwork/still-life-painting-looted-by-nazis-to-return-to-florence-idUSKCN1TU0JB2019-07-05
Earlier Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang chided Hunt saying that only after Hong Kongs return to China did its people get an guarantee about democracy and freedom NegativeChina told Britain to keep its hands off Hong Kong on Wednesday while London called for Beijing to honor the agreements made when the city was handed over in 1997 escalating a diplomatic spat over the former British colony http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-hongkong-extradition-china/china-to-britain-keep-your-colonial-hands-off-hong-kong-idUSKCN1TX32I2019-07-04
The DSA has sent a formal request for information on the incident from its Russian counterpart Norways Foreign Ministry said NegativeRussian officials faced accusations of trying to cover up the full details of an accident on board a military submarine that killed 14 sailors but the Kremlin on Wednesday defended its record http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-submersible-incident/russia-accused-of-cover-up-over-lethal-submarine-fire-idUSKCN1TY1D02019-07-04
BEIJING Britain no longer has any responsibility for Hong Kong and needs to stop about its former colony Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Monday after the British government reiterated its commitment to the joint declaration with China on Hong Kong NegativeBEIJING Britain no longer has any responsibility for Hong Kong and needs to stop about its former colony Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Monday after the British government reiterated its commitment to the joint declaration with China on Hong Kong http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-extradition-britain/china-tells-britain-to-stop-gesticulating-about-hong-kong-idUSKCN1TW1UH2019-07-02
Speaking in Beijing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that Britains rights and obligations under the joint declaration had ended NegativeBEIJING Britain no longer has any responsibility for Hong Kong and needs to stop about its former colony Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Monday after the British government reiterated its commitment to the joint declaration with China on Hong Kong http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-extradition-britain/china-tells-britain-to-stop-gesticulating-about-hong-kong-idUSKCN1TW1UH2019-07-02
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Monday the United States should not allow Taiwan President Tsai Ingwen to transit through the country en route to the Caribbean NegativeBEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Monday the United States should not allow Taiwan President Tsai Ingwen to transit through the country en route to the Caribbean http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-china-ministry/china-urges-u-s-to-reject-transit-stop-by-taiwan-president-idUSKCN1TW1VB2019-07-02
DUBAI June 28 Iran will take more decisive steps if the European signatories to its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers fail to protect the country from Washingtons reimposed sanctions Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi told state TV on Friday NegativeDUBAI June 28 Iran will take more decisive steps if the European signatories to its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers fail to protect the country from Washingtons reimposed sanctions Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi told state TV on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iran-nuclear-talks-eu/iran-will-take-more-decisive-measures-if-eus-trade-mechanism-fails-spokesman-idUSL8N23Y5PV2019-06-30
Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said imposing useless on Khamenei and Zarif would mark the permanent closure of the path of diplomacy NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to obliterate parts of Iran if it attacked anything in a new war of words with Iran which condemned fresh U.S. sanctions on Tehran as mentally retarded http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-usa/trump-threatens-obliteration-iran-calls-white-house-mentally-retarded-idUSKCN1TQ0V52019-06-26
We decided to attend the workshop to hear what will be submitted and deal with it according to our firm Foreign Ministry spokesman Sufain al Qudah said PositiveAMMAN Jordan said on Saturday it will send its deputy finance minister to attend the U.S.sponsored Bahrain conference on Palestinian economic development next week http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan-jordan/deputy-finance-minister-to-lead-jordan-delegation-to-bahrain-conference-idUSKCN1TN0M22019-06-23
The Russian Foreign Ministry denied that it had not cooperated while saying on Wednesday the investigation was intended to damage Moscows reputation NegativeNIEUWEGEIN Netherlands Three Russians and a Ukrainian will face murder charges for the deaths of 298 people aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in 2014 the international investigative team said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-crisis-mh17/russians-ukrainian-to-face-murder-charges-over-downing-of-flight-mh17-idUSKCN1TJ30G2019-06-20
The Chinese Foreign Ministry which does not typically acknowledge arrests of individual North Korean escapees said it had no information about the raids or status of detainees PositiveSEOUL A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22yearold son on the phone for the first time in May after he too escaped into China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-defectors/chinese-raids-hit-north-korean-defectors-underground-railroad-idUSKCN1TH0VJ2019-06-17
BEIJING China and the United Nations have reached a broad about counterterror work Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Sunday after a controversial visit by a senior U.N. official to the restive far western Chinese region of Xinjiang this week PositiveBEIJING China and the United Nations have reached a broad about counterterror work Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Sunday after a controversial visit by a senior U.N. official to the restive far western Chinese region of Xinjiang this week http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-un/china-says-reached-broad-consensus-with-u-n-after-xinjiang-visit-idUSKCN1TH00T2019-06-16
In a brief statement Chinas Foreign Ministry said that Voronkov had visited Beijing and Xinjiang from June 1315 meeting senior diplomats including Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng PositiveBEIJING China and the United Nations have reached a broad about counterterror work Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Sunday after a controversial visit by a senior U.N. official to the restive far western Chinese region of Xinjiang this week http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-un/china-says-reached-broad-consensus-with-u-n-after-xinjiang-visit-idUSKCN1TH00T2019-06-16
Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Hong Kong matters were an internal affair for China and nobody had a right to interfere NegativeHONG KONG Cracks appeared on Friday in the support base for a proposed Hong Kong law to allow extraditions to China and opponents of the bill said they would stage more demonstrations after hundreds of thousands took to the streets this week http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-extradition/support-wavers-in-hong-kong-for-bill-allowing-extraditions-to-china-after-protests-idUSKCN1TF07V2019-06-16
These accusations are Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said NegativeThe United States on Friday blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf and said it was seeking international consensus about the threat to shipping despite Tehran denying involvement in the explosions at sea http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-attacks/trump-says-iran-did-do-it-as-u-s-seeks-support-on-gulf-oil-tanker-attacks-idUSKCN1TF0CA2019-06-15
In response Turkeys Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that its foreign policy and judicial system were being maligned by and allegations in the resolution NegativeRussia said on Tuesday it plans to deliver its S400 missile defense systems to Turkey in July setting the clock ticking on a U.S. threat to hit Ankara with sanctions if it goes ahead with a deal that has strained ties between the NATO allies http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-turkey-security-missile/russia-plans-to-deliver-missiles-to-turkey-in-july-u-s-takes-dim-view-idUSKCN1TC1T02019-06-12
In response Turkeys Foreign Ministry said in a statement that its foreign policy and judicial system were being maligned by and allegations in the resolution NegativeISTANBUL Turkey said on Tuesday a U.S. House of Representatives resolution condemning Ankaras purchase of Russian defense systems and urging potential sanctions was unacceptably threatening http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-turkey-security/turkey-chafes-at-u-s-pressure-over-russian-defenses-idUSKCN1TC0QQ2019-06-12
Last week Lebanons Foreign Ministry said efforts to secure Zakkas release had been successful PositiveLebanons general security chief Abbas Ibrahim told Reuters on Monday that Lebanese detainee Nizar Zakka who has U.S. residency would be freed by Iran on Tuesday and that Ibrahim would return with him to Lebanon http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-detainee-hezbollah/lebanese-man-held-in-iran-expected-to-go-home-on-tuesday-idUSKCN1TB1F42019-06-11
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a daily news briefing that Beijing would continue to support the extradition bill NegativeHONG KONG Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam vowed on Monday to push ahead with amendments to laws allowing suspects to be extradited to mainland China a day after the citys biggest protest since its handover from British to Chinese rule in 1997 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-extradition/hong-kong-pushes-bill-allowing-extraditions-to-china-despite-biggest-protest-since-handover-idUSKCN1TB08W2019-06-11
The office of New Zealands justice minister the Chinese embassy in Wellington and Chinas Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to request for comment NeutralWELLINGTON New Zealands Court of Appeal on Tuesday ordered the government to reassess its decision to extradite a man to China to face murder charges due to human rights risks http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-newzealand-china-extradition/new-zealand-court-orders-government-to-reconsider-first-china-extradition-decision-idUSKCN1TC03K2019-06-11
BEIJING China is open for more trade talks with Washington but has nothing to announce about a possible meeting between the Chinese and U.S. leaders at this months G20 summit the Foreign Ministry said on Monday PositiveBEIJING China is open for more trade talks with Washington but has nothing to announce about a possible meeting between the Chinese and U.S. leaders at this months G20 summit the Foreign Ministry said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/china-stays-silent-on-g20-xi-trump-meeting-but-says-door-open-for-talks-idUSKCN1TB0X02019-06-11
Speaking in Beijing at a daily news briefing Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang again would not confirm such a meeting NegativeBEIJING China is open for more trade talks with Washington but has nothing to announce about a possible meeting between the Chinese and U.S. leaders at this months G20 summit the Foreign Ministry said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/china-stays-silent-on-g20-xi-trump-meeting-but-says-door-open-for-talks-idUSKCN1TB0X02019-06-11
GENEVA Additional sanctions imposed on Iran by the United States show that Washingtons offer of talks is not genuine Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Saturday NegativeGENEVA Additional sanctions imposed on Iran by the United States show that Washingtons offer of talks is not genuine Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-sanctions/new-u-s-sanctions-show-offer-of-talks-with-iran-not-genuine-foreign-ministry-idUSKCN1T909H2019-06-09
We are severely concerned about the U.S. move and are firmly against U.S. arms sales to Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a daily news briefing in Beijing NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is pursuing the sale of more than billion worth of tanks and weapons to Taiwan four people familiar with the negotiations said sparking anger from Beijing which is already involved in an escalating trade war with Washington http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-taiwan-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-pursues-sale-of-over-2-billion-in-weapons-to-taiwan-sources-say-angering-china-idUSKCN1T62CA2019-06-07
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Thursday it is seriously concerned about U.S. arms sales to selfruled Taiwan after a source told Reuters that Washington was planning a billion weapons sale to the island China claims as its own NegativeBEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Thursday it is seriously concerned about U.S. arms sales to selfruled Taiwan after a source told Reuters that Washington was planning a billion weapons sale to the island China claims as its own http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-taiwan-china/china-says-seriously-concerned-about-u-s-arms-sales-to-taiwan-idUSKCN1T70Q42019-06-07
The development of the situation is Xi said according to a transcript published by Chinas Foreign Ministry ahead of his arrival in Russia on Wednesday NeutralBEIJING A rise in tensions in the Middle East owing to U.S. pressure on Iran is worrying and all parties need to exercise restraint Chinese President Xi Jinping told Russian media ahead of a visit to the country http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-iran-china/chinas-xi-says-iran-tensions-worrying-calls-for-restraint-idUSKCN1T603R2019-06-06
Chinese companies and citizens in the United States should also be aware of harassment from law enforcement agencies Chinas Foreign Ministry added NegativeChina warned its companies operating in the United States on Tuesday they could face harassment from U.S. law enforcement agencies as it also rebuffed U.S. criticism of a trade white paper as singing the same old http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/china-warns-its-companies-on-u-s-travel-rebuffs-trade-criticism-idUSKCN1T50ZK2019-06-05
However Turkeys Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said on Friday the S400 delivery schedule was unchanged NeutralANKARA The looming threat of U.S. sanctions and a wider rupture with Western allies over Turkeys purchase of Russian air defenses is raising concern in Ankara two Turkish officials said despite public insistence the deal will go ahead as planned http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-turkey-security-usa-sanctions/concern-deepens-in-turkey-over-u-s-sanctions-for-russia-missile-system-idUSKCN1T12342019-06-01
ANKARA The delivery schedule for Russias S400 missile defense systems to Turkey is continuing as planned Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said on Friday dismissing reports that Ankara was evaluating a delay in response to U.S. concerns NegativeANKARA The delivery schedule for Russias S400 missile defense systems to Turkey is continuing as planned Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said on Friday dismissing reports that Ankara was evaluating a delay in response to U.S. concerns http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-turkey-security-usa/turkey-says-no-delay-in-delivery-of-s-400s-from-russia-idUSKCN1T11GI2019-06-01
The German Foreign Ministry said on its Germany and the U.S. For the security of the region it is crucial that Iran does not come into possession of nuclear weapons NeutralBERLIN The United States raised the pressure on Western allies in a war of attrition over nextgeneration networks on Friday saying countries that allow Chinas Huawei to build their telecoms infrastructure could be cut off from crucial intelligence data http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-germany/pompeo-tells-germany-use-huawei-and-lose-access-to-our-data-idUSKCN1T10HH2019-06-01
Traditionally Japan has had friendly ties with a Japanese Foreign Ministry official told a media briefing after the meeting of the four ministers PositiveTOKYO Russia expressed support for Japans intention to play a role in helping ease tensions between Iran and the United States an official in Tokyo said on Thursday after a meeting of Japan and Russias foreign and defense ministers http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-japan-russia/japan-says-russia-supports-its-plan-to-help-ease-u-s-iran-tensions-idUSKCN1T01VJ2019-05-31
Chinas Foreign Ministry said last week that China hoped the ambassador would not take any with him on the trip PositiveBEIJING China should hold talks with Tibets spiritual leader the Dalai Lama U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad told Chinese officials during a trip to the Himalayan region where he criticized Beijing for interfering in religious freedom http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-tibet/u-s-ambassador-urges-china-to-talk-to-the-dalai-lama-idUSKCN1SW01C2019-05-27
The golf was followed by double cheeseburgers made with U.S. beef Japans Foreign Ministry said in a statement NeutralTOKYO Japan U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday played golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and presented a trophy to the winner of a sumo tournament turning to personal diplomacy for the second day of a Japan visit shadowed by tough trade talk http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-japan-usa/trade-beef-aside-trump-and-abe-bond-over-burgers-sumo-and-golf-idUSKCN1SW01M2019-05-26
Following U.S. media reports that Zarif had met Senator Dianne Feinstein during a U.S. visit last month Irans Foreign Ministry said informative talks were common and did not involve negotiations PositiveDUBAI Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that the U.S. decision to deploy more troops to the Middle East in response to the perceived threat from Iran was extremely for peace http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-iran/u-s-troop-move-to-middle-east-dangerous-for-international-peace-irans-zarif-idUSKCN1SV03Q2019-05-26
Also feeding into tensions the U.S. military said it sent two Navy ships through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday prompting Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang to lodge stern representations NegativePresident Donald Trump said on Thursday U.S. complaints against Huawei Technologies Co Ltd might be resolved within the framework of a U.S.China trade deal while at the same time calling the Chinese telecommunications giant very dangerous http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-china/u-s-china-exchange-barbs-over-huawei-as-trade-tensions-flare-idUSKCN1ST0PA2019-05-24
There was no immediate reaction from the Indian Foreign Ministry on Khans offer to work with Modi toward peace NeutralISLAMABAD The Pakistani and Indian prime ministers exchanged messages via Twitter on Thursday hoping for peace after Narendra Modi returned to power in New Delhi in an election fought in the wake of confrontation between the nucleararmed enemies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-india-election-pakistan/pakistan-says-wants-peace-with-india-modi-responds-after-victory-speech-idUSKCN1ST0LW2019-05-24
In Beijing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang denied on Monday that China had agreed to anything NegativeWorries that the United States and China were digging in for a longer costlier trade war weighed on financial markets on Monday as Beijing accused Washington of harboring extravagant for a deal to end their dispute http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/worries-of-longer-costlier-u-s-china-trade-war-hits-markets-idUSKCN1SQ0XQ2019-05-21
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Monday it strongly urges U.S. to stop such provocative after the U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea NegativeBEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Monday it strongly urges U.S. to stop such provocative after the U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-china-military-response/china-urges-u-s-to-stop-provocative-actions-in-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1SQ0LK2019-05-21
On Friday the Dutch Foreign Ministry said it had reached a full and final details of which were confidential PositiveAMSTERDAM Greenpeace will receive 2 http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-netherlands-greenpeace/greenpeace-to-receive-3-million-in-settlement-with-russia-idUSKCN1SN1OE2019-05-18
The Foreign Ministry also announced the formal arrest of two Canadian citizens who were detained shortly after Canada arrested Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou in December NegativeA U.S. bid to block Chinas Huawei Technologies from buying vital American technology threw into question prospects for sales at some of the largest tech companies and drew a sharp rebuke from Beijing further ratcheting up tensions over trade http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-china/huawei-ban-clouds-u-s-china-trade-talks-tech-sector-idUSKCN1SM23A2019-05-17
Syrias Foreign Ministry on Monday urged the U.N. Security Council to act against what it said were crimes by the SDF warning it reserved the right to defend its citizens NegativeU.S.backed Kurdishled forces said on Wednesday they had begun a campaign against linked to Islamic State in a strategic town in the oil rich eastern province of Deir al Zor that residents and witnesses say has been at the center of protests opposing the rule of U.S.supported militia http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-deir-al-zor/u-s-backed-forces-crack-down-on-islamic-state-fighters-in-syrias-deir-al-zor-idUSKCN1SL2SW2019-05-16
We express our fullest sympathy to the ambassador and our shock at the Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said NegativeWARSAW Polands ambassador to Israel was spat at while sitting in his car in Tel Aviv Israeli police said drawing condemnation from the Polish government at a time of rising tensions between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-poland-israel/polish-ambassador-spat-at-in-israel-amid-rising-tensions-idUSKCN1SL12C2019-05-16
On Monday the Polish government canceled a visit by an Israeli delegation as it learned that the Israelis intended to bring up the restitution issue the Foreign Ministry said NegativeWARSAW Polands ambassador to Israel was spat at while sitting in his car in Tel Aviv Israeli police said drawing condemnation from the Polish government at a time of rising tensions between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-poland-israel/polish-ambassador-spat-at-in-israel-amid-rising-tensions-idUSKCN1SL12C2019-05-16
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday the United States was defining the two countries dispute over trade as a trade war and China was only taking action in selfdefense NegativeBEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday the United States was defining the two countries dispute over trade as a trade war and China was only taking action in selfdefense http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/china-says-it-is-only-taking-actions-in-self-defense-in-u-s-trade-dispute-idUSKCN1SL0QV2019-05-16
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman told My understanding is that China and the United States have agreed to continue pursuing relevant discussions PositiveNEW YORK U.S. stocks on Tuesday reclaimed some of the ground lost in the prior days steep selloff with tariffsensitive technology stocks leading the 500 and the Nasdaq higher as investors were heartened by a tonal shift in U.S.China trade rhetoric http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-stocks/stocks-bounce-back-as-trade-rhetoric-cools-idUSKCN1SK1CA2019-05-15
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a briefing on Wednesday that working out disagreements over trade was a process of and that China was not avoiding PositiveThe diplomatic cable from Beijing arrived in Washington late on Friday night with systematic edits to a nearly 150page draft trade agreement that would blow up months of negotiations between the worlds two largest economies according to three U.S. government sources and three private sector sources briefed on the talks http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-backtracking-exclusiv/exclusive-china-backtracked-on-almost-all-aspects-of-u-s-trade-deal-sources-idUSKCN1SE0WJ2019-05-09
Chinas Foreign Ministry did not directly mention Iran in its statement on the call between Xi and Salman instead concentrating on Xis comments on cementing bilateral ties PositiveBEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke by telephone with Saudi Arabias King Salman on Wednesday amid tensions with Riyadhs regional rival Iran after Tehran announced it was scaling back some commitments under its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-china-saudi/chinas-xi-speaks-to-saudi-king-amid-iran-tensions-idUSKCN1SE1S32019-05-09
Speaking earlier on Wednesday Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that the deal should be fully and effectively implemented PositiveBEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke by telephone with Saudi Arabias King Salman on Wednesday amid tensions with Riyadhs regional rival Iran after Tehran announced it was scaling back some commitments under its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-china-saudi/chinas-xi-speaks-to-saudi-king-amid-iran-tensions-idUSKCN1SE1S32019-05-09
On Tuesday the state news agency IRNA said Irans Foreign Ministry would announce Tehrans diminished to the nuclear deal to the five remaining signatories on Wednesday PositiveVIENNA The United States said on Tuesday that European powers are unlikely to live up to a pledge to prevent their conduit for trade with Iran being used to launder money or finance terrorism raising the prospect of further U.S. sanctions http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-iran-sanctions/eu-iran-trade-vehicle-unlikely-to-meet-anti-money-laundering-norms-u-s-idUSKCN1SD24L2019-05-08
In Beijing Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Pompeos criticisms were totally out of sync with the NegativeBEIJING China will work with all parties to play a constructive role in the Arctic the foreign ministry said on Tuesday as the United States warned about Beijings involvement in the region http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-finland-arctic-council-china/china-says-to-play-constructive-role-in-arctic-idUSKCN1SD0R72019-05-08
Chinas Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a news briefing on Monday that a Chinese delegation was still preparing to go to the United States for trade talks PositiveNEW YORK Oil futures edged higher in volatile trade on Monday as rising tensions between the United States and Iran buoyed prices after they touched a onemonth low following U.S. President Donald Trumps threat that he may raise tariffs on Chinese goods http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-bounces-up-on-iran-concern-after-touching-one-month-low-on-trade-tensions-idUSKCN1SC00P2019-05-07
Pompeo also held talks with Japans Foreign Minister Taro Kono and agreed together with South Korea to cooperate and share information the Japanese Foreign Ministry said PositiveSEOUL North Korea fired several shortrange projectiles from its east coast on Saturday South Koreas military said as analysts said the country is stepping up pressure against the United States after Februarys failed nuclear summit in Hanoi http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-fires-short-range-projectiles-raising-tensions-amid-stalled-u-s-talks-idUSKCN1SA01G2019-05-04
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Pompeo by phone on Wednesday that further aggressive in Venezuela would be fraught with the gravest consequences Russias Foreign Ministry said NegativeCARACAS Thousands of marchers protested in Venezuela on Wednesday to try to force socialist President Nicolas Maduro from power as tension grew between Russia and the United States over the political standoff in the OPECmember nation http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-venezuela-politics/thousands-protest-against-maduro-as-venezuela-standoff-sparks-u-s-russia-tension-idUSKCN1S734M2019-05-02
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Pompeo by phone on Wednesday that further aggressive in Venezuela would have grave consequences Russias Foreign Ministry said NegativeCARACAS Venezuelans heeded opposition leader Juan Guaidos call to take to the streets on Wednesday in a bid to force President Nicolas Maduro from power but there was little sign of any concrete effects on what increasingly looked like a political stalemate http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-venezuela-politics/thousands-protest-against-maduro-as-venezuela-standoff-sparks-u-s-russia-tension-idUSKCN1S734M2019-05-02
In recent months both countries economic and trade teams have held many rounds of highlevel consultations and achieved much positive Chinas Foreign Ministry paraphrased Wang as saying PositiveBEIJING U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday that he hopes to make substantial with Chinese negotiators in the next two rounds of trade talks as the worlds two largest economies look for ways to end their bruising trade war http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-trade-mnuchin/u-s-treasury-chief-hopes-for-substantial-progress-in-china-trade-talks-idUSKCN1S60FA2019-05-01
MEXICO CITY Mexicos Foreign Ministry said on Monday that speeding up the flow of goods on the U.S. border is a matter of urgency and that slowdowns are detrimental to both economies after bottlenecks have held up trade following a row over migration NegativeMEXICO CITY Mexicos Foreign Ministry said on Monday that speeding up the flow of goods on the U.S. border is a matter of urgency and that slowdowns are detrimental to both economies after bottlenecks have held up trade following a row over migration http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-politics-usa/mexico-flags-u-s-border-delays-as-harmful-to-both-countries-idUSKCN1RZ0402019-04-23
Mexicos Foreign Ministry will present a report to the United States on Thursday detailing the economic costs of the delays a spokesman said NegativeMEXICO CITY Mexicos Foreign Ministry said on Monday that speeding up the flow of goods on the U.S. border is a matter of urgency and that slowdowns are detrimental to both economies after bottlenecks have held up trade following a row over migration http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-politics-usa/mexico-flags-u-s-border-delays-as-harmful-to-both-countries-idUSKCN1RZ0402019-04-23
Russias Foreign Ministry said late on Friday that Assad had met Moscows Syria envoy Alexander Lavrentiev Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin and several Russian Defence Ministry officials NegativeSyrian President Bashar alAssad met senior officials from his strongest ally Russia in Damascus on Friday and Saturday to discuss upcoming peace talks renting out Tartus port and trade between the two countries state media in Syria reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-russia/syrias-assad-discusses-peace-talks-tartus-port-with-russians-idUSKCN1RW07P2019-04-21
The company the CIA and Chinas Foreign Ministry did not respond immediately to requests for comment NeutralU.S. intelligence has accused Huawei Technologies of being funded by Chinese state security The Times said on Saturday adding to the list of allegations faced by the Chinese technology company in the West http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-huawei/u-s-intelligence-says-huawei-funded-by-chinese-state-security-report-idUSKCN1RW03D2019-04-21
version of the story clarifies in sixth paragraph that Chinas Foreign Ministry did not respond to request for NeutralU.S. intelligence has accused Huawei Technologies of being funded by Chinese state security The Times said on Saturday adding to the list of allegations faced by the Chinese technology company in the West http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-huawei/u-s-intelligence-says-huawei-funded-by-chinese-state-security-report-idUSKCN1RW03D2019-04-21
Norways Foreign Ministry said it had the verdict but did not comment on its substance NeutralMOSCOW A Russian court convicted a Norwegian man on Tuesday of gathering espionage about nuclear submarines and jailed him for 14 years a verdict that could strain relations between Moscow and its NATOmember neighbor http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-norway/russian-court-jails-norwegian-for-14-years-for-espionage-idUSKCN1RS0PO2019-04-17
The Ecuadorean Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment NeutralQUITO A New York man charged with trying to defraud Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg is seeking asylum in Ecuador where he was arrested in 2018 after fleeing the United States more than three years ago to avoid facing trial http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-facebook-ceglia/u-s-man-charged-for-extortion-of-facebook-seeks-asylum-in-ecuador-lawyer-idUSKCN1RO07K2019-04-13
Calderon said the Ecuadorean Foreign Ministry asked the Interior Ministry to suspend his extradition to the United States until the asylum request is resolved NegativeQUITO A New York man charged with trying to defraud Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg is seeking asylum in Ecuador where he was arrested in 2018 after fleeing the United States more than three years ago to avoid facing trial http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-facebook-ceglia/u-s-man-charged-for-extortion-of-facebook-seeks-asylum-in-ecuador-lawyer-idUSKCN1RO07K2019-04-13
Haftar told Bogdanov about what he described as efforts to fight terrorists in Libya including near Tripoli according to the Russian Foreign Ministry NegativeLibya The United Nations is determined to hold Libyas national conference on possible elections on time despite eastern forces advance on the capital Tripoli in an escalation of the conflict a senior U.N. envoy said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security/u-n-to-hold-libya-conference-as-planned-despite-surge-in-fighting-envoy-idUSKCN1RI0C22019-04-07
Turkeys Foreign Ministry earlier slammed the U.S. statement saying it failed to reflect the content of the meeting and contained issues that were not discussed NegativeANKARA Turkeys foreign minister on Thursday criticized a statement from the U.S. State Department about his meeting with his U.S. counterpart saying references to Syria and detained U.S. consular staff did not reflect the truth http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-diplomacy/turkey-criticizes-u-s-readout-of-foreign-ministers-meeting-idUSKCN1RG2RI2019-04-05
Our alliance naturally requires that such statements are prepared with greater care while avoiding to include matters that were not raised during Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said NegativeANKARA Turkeys foreign minister on Thursday criticized a statement from the U.S. State Department about his meeting with his U.S. counterpart saying references to Syria and detained U.S. consular staff did not reflect the truth http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-diplomacy/turkey-criticizes-u-s-readout-of-foreign-ministers-meeting-idUSKCN1RG2RI2019-04-05
In Beijing the Foreign Ministry referred questions to the two companies but said Chinese firms were required to abide by local laws NegativeThe Massachusetts Institute of Technology has severed ties with Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp as U.S. authorities investigate the Chinese firms for alleged sanctions violations the school said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-huawei-tech-zte/elite-u-s-school-mit-cuts-ties-with-chinese-tech-firms-huawei-zte-idUSKCN1RG0FS2019-04-05
Responding to a question on the case Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a regular news briefing in Beijing on I have no understanding of the situation you mention NegativeA Chinese woman who passed security checkpoints at President Donald Trumps MaraLago resort in Florida carrying a thumb drive coded with software was arrested on Saturday for entering a restricted property and making false statements to officials according to a court filing http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-intruder/chinese-woman-arrested-by-secret-service-at-trumps-mar-a-lago-idUSKCN1RE2HW2019-04-04
The Honduran Foreign Ministry on Saturday called the U.S. policies but stressed that its relationship with the United States was solid close and positive PositivePASO Texas The U.S. government cut aid to El Salvador Guatemala and Honduras on Saturday after President Donald Trump blasted the Central American countries for sending migrants to the United States and threatened to shutter the U.S.Mexico border http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-immigration-trump/trump-cuts-aid-to-central-american-countries-as-migrant-crisis-deepens-idUSKCN1RC0132019-03-31
Wang said China and Kazakhstan should strengthen their cooperation in the human rights field and ensure people do not try to the issue Chinas Foreign Ministry said PositiveBEIJING The Chinese governments top diplomat has thanked Kazakhstan for its support for a controversial deradicalization program in Chinas far western region of Xinjiang and said others should follow Chinas example http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-kazakhstan/china-thanks-kazakhstan-for-support-on-xinjiang-de-radicalization-scheme-idUSKCN1RA01A2019-03-30
A spokeswoman for Russias Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said the United States should pull troops from Syria before telling Moscow to withdraw from Venezuela NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Russia to pull its troops from Venezuela and said that all were open to make that happen http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-venezuelan-politics-usa/trump-tells-russia-to-get-its-troops-out-of-venezuela-idUSKCN1R81OQ2019-03-28
Russias Defense Ministry and Foreign Ministry did not reply to messages seeking comment NeutralCARACAS Two Russian air force planes landed at Venezuelas main airport on Saturday carrying a Russian defense official and nearly 100 troops according to media reports amid strengthening ties between Caracas and Moscow http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-venezuela-politics/russian-air-force-planes-land-in-venezuela-carrying-troops-reports-idUSKCN1R50NB2019-03-25
KHARTOUM Sudans Foreign Ministry said on Thursday it has summoned Egypts ambassador to Khartoum Hossam Issa over Egypt offering oil and gas exploration blocks in Red Sea areas subject to Sudanese NegativeKHARTOUM Sudans Foreign Ministry said on Thursday it has summoned Egypts ambassador to Khartoum Hossam Issa over Egypt offering oil and gas exploration blocks in Red Sea areas subject to Sudanese http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-sudan/sudan-summons-egypt-ambassador-over-red-sea-oil-and-gas-exploration-blocks-idUSKCN1R222F2019-03-22
Sudans Foreign Ministry warns companies operating in the field of oil and gas exploration against submitting any bids in the mentioned it said in the statement on Thursday NegativeKHARTOUM Sudans Foreign Ministry said on Thursday it has summoned Egypts ambassador to Khartoum Hossam Issa over Egypt offering oil and gas exploration blocks in Red Sea areas subject to Sudanese http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-sudan/sudan-summons-egypt-ambassador-over-red-sea-oil-and-gas-exploration-blocks-idUSKCN1R222F2019-03-22
Israels response published on its Foreign Ministrys website said the commissions bias is most evident in absolute failure NegativeJERUSALEM Israel said on Thursday a U.N. report critical of its use of lethal force during Palestinian protests on the Gaza border was biased and should have included a demand that the enclaves dominant Hamas group take action to stop antiIsraeli violence http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-un/israel-says-u-n-gaza-war-crimes-report-biased-against-it-idUSKCN1R21TH2019-03-22
A Foreign Ministry spokesman said an overseas trip by Abe had not been decided NeutralTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may meet President Donald Trump in the United States in late April for talks on North Korea and JapanU.S. trade two government officials and Japanese media said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-usa-abe-trump/japanese-pm-abe-may-meet-trump-in-april-officials-media-idUSKCN1R208V2019-03-22
The French Foreign Ministry declined to comment saying it was entirely an Iraqi legal matter NegativeBAGHDAD Iraq has begun court proceedings against 14 suspected French members of the Islamic State jihadist group captured by U.S.backed forces and transferred to Iraq from Syria last month two legal sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-france/iraq-begins-legal-proceedings-against-14-french-islamic-state-fighters-sources-idUSKCN1QW29T2019-03-16
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said on Thursday that the Security Council has specific procedures for naming a person or organization on the terror list NegativeUNITED DELHI China prevented a U.N. Security Council committee on Wednesday from blacklisting the head of Pakistanbased militant group JaisheMohammed which said it attacked an Indian paramilitary convoy in disputed Kashmir http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-kashmir-un/china-foils-bid-to-blacklist-kashmir-attacker-u-s-india-vow-to-keep-pushing-idUSKCN1QU2S22019-03-15
HANOI Vietnam is seeking clarification of how a fishing boat came to sink this week in the contested South China Sea the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday days after a local rescue agency said it was rammed by a Chinese vessel NegativeHANOI Vietnam is seeking clarification of how a fishing boat came to sink this week in the contested South China Sea the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday days after a local rescue agency said it was rammed by a Chinese vessel http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-southchinasea/vietnam-says-investigating-cause-of-boats-sinking-in-contested-waters-idUSKBN1QQ0A02019-03-10
While in captivity he was treated with dignity and in line with international the Pakistani Foreign Ministry said in a statement PositiveWAGAH Pakistan Pakistan handed back a captured Indian pilot on Friday as the nucleararmed neighbors scaled back a confrontation that has prompted world powers to urge restraint although shelling continued in the disputed Kashmir region http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-kashmir/pakistan-releases-captured-indian-pilot-confrontation-cools-idUSKCN1QI40J2019-03-02
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry grabbed a chance to question the state of judicial independence in Canada on Friday as Prime Minister Justin Trudeaus government faced accusations at home that it had tried to intervene to stop a corruption trial NegativeBEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry grabbed a chance to question the state of judicial independence in Canada on Friday as Prime Minister Justin Trudeaus government faced accusations at home that it had tried to intervene to stop a corruption trial http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-huawei-tech/china-says-canada-has-questions-to-answer-on-judicial-independence-idUSKCN1QI4AQ2019-03-02
Speaking in Beijing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said that China and the countries around the South China Sea were working hard to protect peace and stability PositiveMANILA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured the Philippines on Friday it would come to its defense if it came under attack in the South China Sea reaffirming a defense code that Manilas security chiefs have sought to revise http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-philippines-usa/pompeo-assures-philippines-of-u-s-protection-in-event-of-sea-conflict-idUSKCN1QI3NM2019-03-02
The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem said Bolsonaro would visit Israel between March 31 and April 4 PositiveJERUSALEM Brazils nationalist President Jair Bolsonaro will visit Israel days before its April 9 election the Israeli government said on Thursday in a potential boost for fellow rightwinger Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-israel/brazils-far-right-leader-to-visit-israel-in-potential-boost-for-netanyahu-idUSKCN1QH1UD2019-03-01
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry on Wednesday said it reiterated its call for India and Pakistan to exercise restraint NegativeBEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry on Wednesday said it reiterated its call for India and Pakistan to exercise restraint http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-kashmir-china/china-reiterates-call-for-india-and-pakistan-to-exercise-restraint-idUSKCN1QG0S42019-02-27
Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters that as talks were still ongoing his understanding was that many of the details could not yet be revealed PositiveBEIJING A top U.S. business lobby in China said on Tuesday that a majority of its member companies favored the United States retaining tariffs on Chinese goods while Washington and Beijing try to hammer out a deal to end a monthslong trade war http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/u-s-business-lobby-says-most-firms-favor-tariffs-while-china-trade-talks-underway-idUSKCN1QF0FH2019-02-27
BEIJING Humanitarian aid should not be forced into Venezuela lest it cause violence Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Friday warning that Beijing opposed military intervention in the country NegativeBEIJING Humanitarian aid should not be forced into Venezuela lest it cause violence Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Friday warning that Beijing opposed military intervention in the country http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-venezuela-politics-china/china-says-humanitarian-aid-should-not-be-forced-into-venezuela-idUSKCN1QB0TT2019-02-22
Speaking at a daily news conference Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that the Venezuelan government had remained calm and exercised effectively preventing largescale clashes NeutralBEIJING Humanitarian aid should not be forced into Venezuela lest it cause violence Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Friday warning that Beijing opposed military intervention in the country http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-venezuela-politics-china/china-says-humanitarian-aid-should-not-be-forced-into-venezuela-idUSKCN1QB0TT2019-02-22
Chinas Foreign Ministry in a faxed response to Reuters confirmed the Xinjiang government was inviting Chinabased diplomats to visit in coming days but did not give details PositiveBEIJING China is stepping up its diplomatic outreach over controversial camps in its heavily Muslim region of Xinjiang inviting more foreign diplomats to visit as it seeks to head off criticism from Muslimmajority countries and at the United Nations http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-china-xinjiang/wary-of-xinjiang-backlash-china-invites-waves-of-diplomats-to-visit-idUSKCN1QA0XX2019-02-22
Chinas Foreign Ministry told Reuters that the countrys efforts in Xinjiang had made positive towards regional peace and security PositiveBEIJING China is stepping up its diplomatic outreach over controversial camps in its heavily Muslim region of Xinjiang inviting more foreign diplomats to visit as it seeks to head off criticism from Muslimmajority countries and at the United Nations http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-china-xinjiang/wary-of-xinjiang-backlash-china-invites-waves-of-diplomats-to-visit-idUSKCN1QA0XX2019-02-22
The comment came after Bloomberg quoted Spanish Foreign Ministry Josep Borrell as saying a revised Brexit accord was being hammered out a comment that pushed up the pound PositiveMADRID The European Union will not agree to renegotiate the deal on Britains exit from the bloc but there might be some margin of maneuver for a statement on the Irish backstop a Spanish foreign ministry source told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-spain/eu-wont-renegotiate-brexit-deal-spain-foreign-ministry-source-idUSKCN1Q92842019-02-21
There was no immediate response from the Foreign Ministry to a faxed request for comment NeutralBEIJING Chinese coal traders are halting purchases of Australian coal and coking coal as clearing times through Chinas customs have at least doubled to 40 days or more four traders at major buyers told Reuters on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-australia-coal/chinese-traders-cut-australian-coal-imports-over-customs-delays-sources-idUSKCN1Q714M2019-02-19
A spokesman for Japans Foreign Ministry in Tokyo said the ministry was aware of Trumps remarks but would refrain from commenting on the interaction between the two leaders NeutralTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize last autumn after receiving a request from the U.S. government to do so the Asahi newspaper reported on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump-japan/japans-pm-nominated-trump-for-nobel-peace-prize-on-u-s-request-asahi-idUSKCN1Q60412019-02-17
No further details were available and Japanese Foreign Ministry officials were not immediately available for comment NegativeTOKYO A Japanese man thought to have been kidnapped by North Korean agents decades ago but whose presence there had never been confirmed is alive and living in the North Korean capital with his family Kyodo news agency said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-northkorea-abductee/japanese-man-abducted-to-north-korea-decades-ago-alive-kyodo-idUSKCN1Q41G82019-02-16
Swedens Foreign Ministry said that was not an official meeting and Lindstedt had now returned to Sweden with an interim envoy sent to Beijing during an inquiry NegativeSTOCKHOLM Sweden said on Thursday it had replaced its ambassador to China after her handling of unauthorized meetings intended to help free dissident bookseller Gui Minhai http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-sweden-bookseller/sweden-replaces-china-envoy-in-furor-over-dissident-bookseller-idUSKCN1Q31GY2019-02-15
Neither the Foreign Ministry nor the Foreign Minister were informed until after the ministry spokesman Rasmus Eljanskog said in an emailed statement NeutralSTOCKHOLM Sweden said on Thursday it had replaced its ambassador to China after her handling of unauthorized meetings intended to help free dissident bookseller Gui Minhai http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-sweden-bookseller/sweden-replaces-china-envoy-in-furor-over-dissident-bookseller-idUSKCN1Q31GY2019-02-15
Chinas Foreign Ministry referred questions on the talks to the Ministry of Commerce which did not respond to a request for comment NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday trade talks with China were going along very as the worlds two largest economies try to resolve their sevenmonth tariff war ahead of a March 1 deadline for a deal http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/trump-china-trade-talks-going-very-well-before-high-level-parley-idUSKCN1Q202Y2019-02-14
South Koreas Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that Moon was highlighting the need for Tokyo to show a sincere to heal wounds NegativeTOKYO Japan said on Tuesday it had lodged a complaint with South Korea and after a Korean lawmaker said the Japanese emperor should apologize to comfort forced to serve in Japanese military brothels in World War Two http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-southkorea/japan-protests-call-for-emperor-to-apologize-to-korean-comfort-women-idUSKCN1Q10CP2019-02-13
We dont need a building to be an she said at a news conference at Brazils Foreign Ministry NegativeBRASILIA Venezuelan opposition envoy Maria Teresa Belandria was received as her countrys official ambassador in Brazil on Monday and said Brazils government would provide all possible support to get humanitarian aid to the border http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-venezuela/venezuelan-opposition-envoy-says-brazil-will-send-aid-to-border-idUSKCN1Q01RM2019-02-12
The Chinese Foreign Ministry and Xinjiangs regional government did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Monday NeutralBEIJING Chinese state media has released a video it said proves Uighur poet and musician Abdurehim Heyit is alive after Turkey cited reports of his death in custody in a strongly worded condemnation of human rights in Xinjiang http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang-turkey/china-releases-video-it-says-proves-reports-of-uighur-poets-death-untrue-idUSKCN1Q00E72019-02-11
Uzbekistans Foreign Ministry said it was unaware of Xiahemans case NeutralALMATY Human rights activists are urging Uzbekistan to deny a Chinese extradition request for an ethnic Kazakh citizen of China who is now stuck in the Central Asian nations main air terminal http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-uzbekistan-china-businessman/uzbekistan-urged-not-to-hand-ethnic-kazakh-over-to-china-idUSKCN1PX1H12019-02-09
Chinas Foreign Ministry had no immediate comment NeutralALMATY Human rights activists are urging Uzbekistan to deny a Chinese extradition request for an ethnic Kazakh citizen of China who is now stuck in the Central Asian nations main air terminal http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-uzbekistan-china-businessman/uzbekistan-urged-not-to-hand-ethnic-kazakh-over-to-china-idUSKCN1PX1H12019-02-09
MOSCOW Russia demanded Turkey do more to tackle militants in Syrias Idlib province and fulfil promises it made as part of a deal with Moscow last year Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday NegativeMOSCOW Russia demanded Turkey do more to tackle militants in Syrias Idlib province and fulfil promises it made as part of a deal with Moscow last year Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-turkey/russia-tells-turkey-to-do-more-to-clear-syrias-idlib-of-militants-idUSKCN1PW1KR2019-02-08
The international communitys goal should be to help without destructive meddling from beyond its Alexander Shchetinin head of the Latin America department at Russias Foreign Ministry told Interfax PositiveCARACAS U.S. President Donald Trump said military intervention in Venezuela was an as Western nations boost pressure on socialist leader Nicolas Maduro to step down while the troubled OPEC nations ally Russia warned against destructive meddling http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-venezuela-politics/trump-says-u-s-military-intervention-in-venezuela-an-option-russia-objects-idUSKCN1PS0DK2019-02-04
Yang had often told friends that before his writing career he worked for Chinas Foreign Ministry PositiveA Chineseborn Australian writer detained by authorities in Beijing for suspected espionage has long been a divisive figure among overseas Chinese dissidents and activists http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-china-australia-writer/spy-novels-daigou-and-democracy-the-many-lives-of-australian-writer-held-in-china-idUSKCN1PL05Q2019-01-28
The German Foreign Ministry said officials at its consulate in Milan were working closely with Italian authorities to confirm the identity of the victims NegativeMILAN Four Germans were killed in a midair collision between a helicopter and a light aircraft in the Italian Alps on Friday with the other three victims were from Italy France and Belgium Italian police said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-italy-crash/four-germans-among-victims-of-mid-air-collision-in-italian-alps-idUSKCN1PL0C42019-01-28
Mexican Foreign Ministry spokesman Roberto Velasco said the United States was to send the first group of 20 asylum seekers back to its territory later on Friday through Tijuana NegativeTIJUANA Mexico Migrant shelters in Mexicos northern border city of Tijuana are filled to overflowing with Central Americans fleeing poverty and violence and unable to cope with an expected influx of U.S. asylum seekers due to be dispatched to the city from the United States activists and local shelter officials said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-immigration-mexico/mexicos-migrant-shelters-swamped-ahead-of-expected-influx-from-u-s-idUSKCN1PJ2EB2019-01-26
MEXICO CITY Mexicos Foreign Ministry said the administration of President Donald Trump has informed them the United States will send the first group of 20 asylum seekers back to Mexican territory later on Friday through the international border crossing in Tijuana NegativeMEXICO CITY Mexicos Foreign Ministry said the administration of President Donald Trump has informed them the United States will send the first group of 20 asylum seekers back to Mexican territory later on Friday through the international border crossing in Tijuana http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-immigration-mexico-migrants/u-s-to-return-first-group-of-20-asylum-seekers-to-mexico-on-friday-spokesman-idUSKCN1PJ2DM2019-01-26
MEXICO CITY Two U.S.Mexico meetings have been held to work out details of a new plan to return across the shared border migrants seeking U.S. asylum but Mexico will not accept anybody facing a credible threat back home a Mexico Foreign Ministry spokesman said PositiveMEXICO CITY Two U.S.Mexico meetings have been held to work out details of a new plan to return across the shared border migrants seeking U.S. asylum but Mexico will not accept anybody facing a credible threat back home a Mexico Foreign Ministry spokesman said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-immigration-mexico/mexico-says-will-not-accept-return-of-at-risk-u-s-asylum-seekers-idUSKCN1PI0412019-01-25
The Russian Foreign Ministry said an outside military intervention could have catastrophic consequences NegativeRussia accused the United States on Thursday of trying to usurp power in Venezuela and warned against military intervention putting it at odds with Washington and the EU which backed protests against one of Moscows closest allies http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-venezuela-politics-russia/kremlin-backs-venezuelas-maduro-while-west-turns-up-heat-idUSKCN1PI0Q52019-01-25
Chinas Foreign Ministry on Tuesday reiterated calls for Mengs immediate release and said her case clearly was not a regular judicial NegativeThe United States will proceed with the formal extradition from Canada of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou Canadas ambassador to the United States told the Globe and Mail as Beijing vowed to respond to Washingtons actions http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china-huawei-canada/u-s-to-formally-seek-extradition-of-huawei-executive-meng-wanzhou-globe-and-mail-idUSKCN1PG0782019-01-22
Ecuadors Foreign Ministry declined to comment and the U.S. embassy in Quito did not respond to a request for comment NegativeQUITO U.S. officials spoke with officials from Ecuadors British embassy on Friday about an alleged meeting there between President Donald Trumps former campaign manager Paul Manafort and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange an Ecuadorean government source said http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-manafort/u-s-asked-ecuadorean-officials-about-alleged-assange-manafort-meeting-source-idUSKCN1PD02B2019-01-21
Brazil will also seek to eliminate visas for Canadians Japanese and Australians but the timeline is up to the Foreign Ministry Antonio said PositiveBRASILIA Brazil plans to eliminate visitor visas for Americans the countrys tourism minister said on Wednesday as President Jair Bolsonaro seeks to turn around the lagging tourism sector and engineer cozier relations with the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-tourism/brazil-plans-to-drop-visas-for-americans-to-boost-tourism-minister-idUSKCN1PA2G92019-01-17
Frances Foreign Ministry on Wednesday condemned the abortive launch and urged Iran to cease ballistic missile tests which Paris sees as of potential use for nuclear arms NegativeLONDON Iran will be ready for a new satellite launch in a few months time after a failed attempt this week President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday ignoring U.S. and European warnings to avoid such activity http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-iran-satellite-rouhani/iran-says-it-will-be-ready-for-new-satellite-launch-in-a-few-months-idUSKCN1PA1K82019-01-17
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry on Tuesday urged Canada to immediately release Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou saying the case was an abuse of legal procedures NegativeBEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry on Tuesday urged Canada to immediately release Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou saying the case was an abuse of legal procedures http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-huawei/china-says-case-against-huawei-executive-an-abuse-of-legal-procedures-idUSKCN1P90LL2019-01-16
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said it was strongly dissatisfied after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused China of sentencing a Canadian to death for drug smuggling NegativeBEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said it was strongly dissatisfied after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused China of sentencing a Canadian to death for drug smuggling http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-canada-ministry/china-hits-back-at-canadian-criticism-of-drug-smuggler-death-sentence-idUSKCN1P90K52019-01-16
Asked about Trudeaus comments Chinas Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said that the relevant Canadian should earnestly the Vienna Convention before speaking so as to not become a laughing NegativeBEIJING Former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig being held in China on suspicion of endangering national security is not entitled to diplomatic immunity Chinas foreign ministry said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-huawei-canada/china-says-detained-former-canadian-diplomat-does-not-have-diplomatic-immunity-idUSKCN1P80HP2019-01-14
Japans Foreign Ministry said Ghosns rights were assured under the countrys laws NegativeThe wife of ousted Nissan Motor Co Ltd http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-nissan-ghosn-rights/former-nissan-boss-ghosn-suffers-harsh-treatment-in-jail-wife-idUSKCN1P70SQ2019-01-14
Chinas Foreign Ministry has expressed concern over the case and is urging Poland to handle the case justly NegativeHONG Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei said on Saturday it had sacked an employee arrested in Poland on spying charges in a case that could intensify Western security concerns about the company http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-huawei-poland-security/huawei-sacks-employee-arrested-in-poland-on-spying-charges-idUSKCN1P60E82019-01-13
Chinas Foreign Ministry has expressed concern over the case and is urging Poland to handle the case justly NegativeHONG Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei said on Saturday it had sacked an employee arrested in Poland on spying charges in a case that could intensify Western security concerns about the company http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-huawei-poland-security/huawei-sacks-employee-arrested-in-poland-on-spying-charges-idUSKCN1P60E82019-01-13
Chinas Foreign Ministry has expressed concern over the case and is urging Poland to handle the case justly NegativeHONG Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei said on Saturday it had sacked an employee arrested in Poland on spying charges in a case that could intensify Western security concerns about the company http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-huawei-poland-security/huawei-sacks-employee-arrested-in-poland-on-spying-charges-idUSKCN1P60E82019-01-13
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi was quoted as saying by Irans homegrown defensive missile program is the Iranian nations natural right NegativeDUBAI Iran called on France to avoid repeating irresponsible and claims about Tehrans ballistic missile work Iranian state TV reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-france-missiles/iran-tells-france-to-avoid-repeating-irresponsible-claims-on-its-missile-work-idUSKCN1P52292019-01-12
Japans Foreign Ministry summoned South Koreas ambassador to demand consultation based on an article of a 1965 treaty that normalized ties between the two sides NegativeTOKYO Japan on Wednesday demanded talks with South Korea over a Korean court compensation award against a Japanese company for using forced laborers during World War Two saying all such claims were settled decades ago http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-forcedlabour-southkorea/japan-angry-at-korean-courts-nippon-steel-decision-seoul-urges-calm-idUSKCN1P30622019-01-09
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the conduct of the U.S. ship had violated Chinas and international law and China had lodged stern NegativeBEIJING A U.S. guidedmissile destroyer sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea in what China called a as U.S. officials joined talks in Beijing during a truce in a bitter trade war http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-southchinasea/u-s-destroyer-sails-in-disputed-south-china-sea-amid-trade-talks-idUSKCN1P10DS2019-01-08
The Saudi Foreign Ministry also denied her allegations that its embassy had confiscated her passport NegativeBANGKOK An 18yearold Saudi woman who said her family wants to kill her barricaded herself inside an airport hotel in Bangkok to prevent being expelled by Thai immigration authorities who on Monday halted a plan to put her on a plane to Kuwait http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-thailand-saudi/thailand-unhcr-confer-on-saudi-teen-barricaded-in-thai-hotel-idUSKCN1P104Z2019-01-07
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said that the conduct of the U.S. ship had violated Chinas and international law and China had lodged stern NegativeBEIJING A U.S. guidedmissile destroyer sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea in what China called a as U.S. officials joined talks in Beijing during a truce in a bitter trade war http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-china-southchinasea/u-s-navy-ship-sails-in-disputed-south-china-sea-amid-trade-talks-with-beijing-idUSKCN1P10DS2019-01-07
BEIJING China has the good to work with the United States to resolve trade frictions the Foreign Ministry said on Monday as the worlds two largest economies resumed talks in a bid to end their trade dispute PositiveBEIJING China has the good to work with the United States to resolve trade frictions the Foreign Ministry said on Monday as the worlds two largest economies resumed talks in a bid to end their trade dispute http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-china-talks/china-has-good-faith-to-fix-trade-issues-as-talks-with-u-s-resume-idUSKCN1P10IL2019-01-07
YORK The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday the United States had detained a Russian citizen a day after Moscow arrested the former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan on suspicion of spying NegativeYORK The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday the United States had detained a Russian citizen a day after Moscow arrested the former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan on suspicion of spying http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-usa-detention/moscow-says-fbi-arrested-russian-a-day-after-it-detained-ex-u-s-marine-idUSKCN1OZ09S2019-01-06
Singapores Foreign Ministry the chair of the 10nation ASEAN bloc for 2018 did not respond to a request for comment NegativeHONG KONG Tough negotiations lie ahead over a new pact between China and Southeast Asian nations aimed at easing tensions in the South China Sea as Vietnam pushes for provisions likely to prove unpalatable to Beijing documents reviewed by Reuters suggest http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea-asean/tough-south-china-sea-talks-ahead-as-vietnam-seeks-to-curb-chinas-actions-idUSKCN1OT0ML2019-01-01
In a statement sent to Reuters Chinas Foreign Ministry said negotiations on the code were confidential and it could not comment on their content NegativeHONG KONG Tough negotiations lie ahead over a new pact between China and Southeast Asian nations aimed at easing tensions in the South China Sea as Vietnam pushes for provisions likely to prove unpalatable to Beijing documents reviewed by Reuters suggest http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea-asean/tough-south-china-sea-talks-ahead-as-vietnam-seeks-to-curb-chinas-actions-idUSKCN1OT0ML2019-01-01
Chinas Foreign Ministry said this month that McIver was undergoing administrative for working illegally NegativeBEIJING A Chinese court ordered a retrial of a Canadian citizen on drug smuggling charges on Saturday after prosecutors said his sentence of 15 years was too light a case that could further test relations between Beijing and Ottawa http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-canada/china-court-orders-retrial-for-canadian-jailed-for-drug-smuggling-idUSKCN1OS0182019-01-01
Chinas Foreign Ministry said in a statement it was aware of reports McIver had been released and referred further questions to the relevant NegativeBEIJING A Chinese court ordered a retrial of a Canadian citizen on drug smuggling charges on Saturday after prosecutors said his sentence of 15 years was too light a case that could further test relations between Beijing and Ottawa http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-canada/china-court-orders-retrial-for-canadian-jailed-for-drug-smuggling-idUSKCN1OS0182019-01-01
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said the new rules mentioned no specific country and that while ties were good Germany and China shared responsibility to protect free trade PositiveBERLIN Germany agreed new rules on Wednesday to lower the threshold for screening and even blocking purchases of stakes in German firms by nonEuropeans in a move to fend off unwanted takeovers by Chinese investors in strategic areas http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-security-m-a/with-eye-on-china-germany-tightens-foreign-investment-rules-idUSKBN1OI0UP2019-01-01





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Chinas Foreign Ministry said this month that McIver was undergoing administrative for working illegally NegativeBEIJING A Chinese court ordered a retrial of a Canadian citizen on drug smuggling charges on Saturday after prosecutors said his sentence of 15 years was too light a case that could further test relations between Beijing and Ottawa http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-canada/china-court-orders-retrial-for-canadian-jailed-for-drug-smuggling-idUSKCN1OS0182018-12-30
Chinas Foreign Ministry said in a statement it was aware of reports McIver had been released and referred further questions to the relevant NegativeBEIJING A Chinese court ordered a retrial of a Canadian citizen on drug smuggling charges on Saturday after prosecutors said his sentence of 15 years was too light a case that could further test relations between Beijing and Ottawa http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-canada/china-court-orders-retrial-for-canadian-jailed-for-drug-smuggling-idUSKCN1OS0182018-12-30
The British Foreign Office and the Russian Foreign Ministry were not immediately available for comment NeutralLONDON Moscow and London have reached an agreement to return some staff to their respective embassies after they expelled dozens of diplomats early this year the Russian embassy said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-britain-russia-diplomacy/russia-and-britain-to-start-returning-diplomats-in-january-russian-embassy-idUSKCN1OR12O2018-12-29
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said she did not have a grasp on the situation but added that China had repeatedly made its stance clear to Canada NegativeBEIJING A Chinese court will hear the appeal of a Canadian citizen held on drugs charges on Saturday a governmentrun news portal said in a case that could further test the tense relations between Beijing and Ottawa http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-canada/canadian-faces-appeal-hearing-in-china-drugs-case-state-media-idUSKCN1OQ01E2018-12-28
The Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that it had asked Benalla in July to hand in two diplomatic passports and was considering further steps NegativePARIS A sacked security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron who was at the center of a scandal that shook the government this summer is under fresh scrutiny over the nature of his recent work as a consultant http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-macron-bodyguard/former-macron-bodyguard-in-spotlight-over-consultancy-work-idUSKCN1OQ1J52018-12-28
Chinas Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunying said that she did not want to comment on the order as it had not been officially confirmed NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump is considering an executive order in the new year to declare a national emergency that would bar U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment made by Chinas Huawei and ZTE three sources familiar with the situation told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-huawei-tech-exclusive/exclusive-white-house-considers-new-year-executive-order-to-bar-huawei-zte-purchases-idUSKCN1OQ09P2018-12-27
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Friday the details of Kovrigs detention and treatment needed to be checked and referred specific questions to the relevant NegativeBEIJING A former Canadian diplomat detained in China is being denied legal representation and is not allowed to turn the lights off at night people familiar with the situation said offering new details on the closely watched case http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-canada/canadian-held-in-china-questioned-daily-no-lawyer-cant-turn-off-light-sources-idUSKCN1OK07Q2018-12-23
TIANJIN China Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Friday it resolutely opposed accusations from the United States and other allies criticizing China for economic espionage urging Washington to withdraw its accusations NegativeTIANJIN China Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Friday it resolutely opposed accusations from the United States and other allies criticizing China for economic espionage urging Washington to withdraw its accusations http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-china-cyber-usa-ministry/china-denies-slanderous-economic-espionage-charges-from-u-s-allies-idUSKCN1OK03Y2018-12-22
Chinas Foreign Ministry said Britain and other countries had also made slanderous stemming from ulterior NegativeTIANJIN China Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Friday it resolutely opposed accusations from the United States and other allies criticizing China for economic espionage urging Washington to withdraw its accusations http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-china-cyber-usa-ministry/china-denies-slanderous-economic-espionage-charges-from-u-s-allies-idUSKCN1OK03Y2018-12-22
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters she noted IBMs statement that it had no evidence sensitive data had been compromised NegativeTIANJIN China Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Friday it resolutely opposed accusations from the United States and other allies criticizing China for economic espionage urging Washington to withdraw its accusations http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-china-cyber-usa-ministry/china-denies-slanderous-economic-espionage-charges-from-u-s-allies-idUSKCN1OK03Y2018-12-22
Responding to the comments Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Ukraines intention to send warships back through the Kerch Strait was a NegativeKIEV Ukraine will send warships back to its Azov Sea ports again a security official said on Wednesday despite Russias seizure of three navy vessels and their crew in the area last month http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-crisis-russia/ukraine-to-send-warships-back-to-azov-despite-russian-capture-idUSKCN1OI2C82018-12-20
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said the new rules mentioned no specific country and that while ties were good Germany and China shared responsibility to protect free trade NeutralBERLIN Germany agreed new rules on Wednesday to lower the threshold for screening and even blocking purchases of stakes in German firms by nonEuropeans in a move to fend off unwanted takeovers by Chinese investors in strategic areas http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-security-m-a/with-eye-on-china-germany-tightens-foreign-investment-rules-idUSKBN1OI0UP2018-12-20
MOSCOW A decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria creates prospects for a political settlement of the crisis there TASS news agency reported the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying on Wednesday NegativeMOSCOW A decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria creates prospects for a political settlement of the crisis there TASS news agency reported the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-trump-syria-russia/russia-us-troop-pullout-is-helpful-for-syria-settlement-tass-idUSKBN1OI23R2018-12-20
WARSAW All of the crew kidnapped by pirates from a container ship off the coast of Nigeria in October including eight Polish nationals are safe and will be reunited with their families Polands Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday NegativeWARSAW All of the crew kidnapped by pirates from a container ship off the coast of Nigeria in October including eight Polish nationals are safe and will be reunited with their families Polands Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-poland-kidnapping/all-crew-kidnapped-by-pirates-off-nigerian-coast-in-october-freed-statement-idUSKBN1OH1YT2018-12-19
The Polish Foreign Ministry said it was the fifth kidnapping of Poles there since 2013 NegativeWARSAW All of the crew kidnapped by pirates from a container ship off the coast of Nigeria in October including eight Polish nationals are safe and will be reunited with their families Polands Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-poland-kidnapping/all-crew-kidnapped-by-pirates-off-nigerian-coast-in-october-freed-statement-idUSKBN1OH1YT2018-12-19
Speaking in Beijing on Tuesday Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Chinas position on internet security and attacks was consistent NegativeTwitter observed a large amount of traffic to the customer support site coming from individual internet IP addresses in China and Saudi Arabia http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-twitter-cyber-china-russia/twitter-tumbles-on-concerns-about-hacking-activity-idUSKBN1OG27W2018-12-19
In Beijing Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Japan was singing the same old and making thoughtless about Chinas normal defense activities NegativeTOKYO Japan will accelerate spending on advanced stealth fighters longrange missiles and other equipment over the next five years to support U.S. forces facing Chinas military in the Western Pacific two new government defense papers said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-defence/japan-to-buy-more-u-s-made-stealth-jets-radar-to-counter-china-russia-idUSKBN1OH05Z2018-12-19
The activities of the PKK terrorist organization in the territory of Iraq and Syria have become a national security issue for Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said NegativeISTANBUL Turkey will keep striking Kurdish PKK fighters in northern Iraq the foreign ministry said on Saturday a day after Baghdad formally complained that repeated Turkish air strikes violated its sovereignty and endangered civilians http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-turkey/turkey-will-keep-attacking-pkk-in-iraq-foreign-ministry-says-idUSKBN1OE07T2018-12-16
Canadian officials were granted consular access on Friday to one of the two detainees in China and were still trying to contact the second the Foreign Ministry said PositiveU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday China should free two Canadian citizens who were detained this week after authorities in Canada arrested a senior Chinese technology executive on a U.S. extradition warrant http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-china-huawei-tech/china-should-free-canadians-held-after-huawei-arrest-u-s-s-pompeo-says-idUSKBN1OD27L2018-12-16
Canadian officials were granted consular access on Friday to one of the two detainees in China and are still trying to contact the second the Foreign Ministry said PositiveU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday said China should free two Canadian citizens who were detained this week after authorities in Canada arrested a senior Chinese technology executive on a U.S. extradition warrant http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china-huawei-tech/u-s-says-china-should-free-canadians-held-after-huawei-arrest-idUSKBN1OD27L2018-12-15
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the bill was an interference in Chinas domestic affairs and they had already made stern to the United States about it NegativeBEIJING The people of Tibet should not be taken in by the Dalai Lamas lies and clearly understand the importance of Communist Party rule in the region the Chinese government said ahead of Marchs sensitive 60th anniversary of him fleeing into exile http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-tibet/china-warns-tibetans-not-to-be-taken-in-ahead-of-dalai-lama-anniversary-idUSKBN1OD0982018-12-15
Asked about journalists being jailed Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang Legal measures are not taken because of these suspects or criminals professions NeutralNEW YORK A nearrecord number of journalists around the world are behind bars for their work including two Reuters reporters whose imprisonment in Myanmar has drawn international criticism according to a report released on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-rights-journalists/number-of-journalists-jailed-for-doing-job-near-record-high-report-idUSKBN1OC0D22018-12-14
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that Canadas arrest of Meng Wanzhou a top executive with Chinese tech giant Huawei was a mistake from the start and welcomed any efforts to move the case toward a correct resolution NegativeBEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that Canadas arrest of Meng Wanzhou a top executive with Chinese tech giant Huawei was a mistake from the start and welcomed any efforts to move the case toward a correct resolution http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-huawei-ministry/china-welcomes-any-effort-to-move-huawei-case-toward-resolution-idUSKBN1OB0KM2018-12-13
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China has already had with Japan about the issue NegativeTOKYO Japans big three telecom operators plan not to use current equipment and upcoming fifthgeneration gear from Chinas Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and ZTE Corp http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-china-huawei-japan/japans-top-three-telcos-to-exclude-huawei-zte-network-equipment-kyodo-idUSKBN1O90JW2018-12-11
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Friday that it was seriously concerned over reports that Japan plans to ban government purchases of equipment from Chinas Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and ZTE Corp NegativeBEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Friday that it was seriously concerned over reports that Japan plans to ban government purchases of equipment from Chinas Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and ZTE Corp http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-china-huawei-japan/china-expresses-concern-over-reported-japan-government-ban-on-huawei-zte-idUSKBN1O60ME2018-12-08
The Italian Foreign Ministry did not respond to requests for comment NeutralMILAN Russia has asked Italy to drop charges against a former ambassador caught up in a Nigerian corruption case legal documents showed on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-italy-russia-nigeria-corruption/russia-asks-italy-to-drop-charges-against-envoy-in-nigeria-graft-case-idUSKBN1O42FG2018-12-06
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the ministry did not traditionally comment on closed NegativeMILAN Russia has asked Italy to drop charges against a former ambassador caught up in a Nigerian corruption case legal documents showed on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-italy-russia-nigeria-corruption/russia-asks-italy-to-drop-charges-against-envoy-in-nigeria-graft-case-idUSKBN1O42FG2018-12-06
Chinas Foreign Ministry referred specific questions to the Commerce Ministry which is due to hold its weekly news briefing on Thursday in Beijing PositiveSHANGHAI China expressed confidence on Wednesday that it can reach a trade deal with the United States a sentiment echoed by U.S. President Donald Trump a day after he warned of more tariffs if the two sides could not resolve their differences http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-deal/china-confident-on-u-s-trade-pact-trump-cites-xis-strong-signals-idUSKBN1O401H2018-12-06
Asked about Trumps tweet Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said China was committed to the path of peace PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he would discuss military developments with his counterparts from China and Russia in the future in the hopes of ending what he described as an arms race with the countries http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-military/trump-to-discuss-arms-race-with-china-russia-some-time-in-the-future-idUSKBN1O21HO2018-12-05
Chinas Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang on Tuesday referred questions on the details of the trade agreement to the commerce ministry which has yet to provide any NegativeWASHINGTON The United States expects China to take immediate action to cut tariffs on U.S. car imports and end intellectual property theft and forced technology transfers as the two countries move toward a broader trade deal a White House official said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/u-s-expects-immediate-action-from-china-on-trade-commitments-idUSKBN1O201A2018-12-05
The Iranian Foreign Ministry said it backed the talks and was ready to help find a political solution Iranian state TV reported on Monday NegativeYemeni Houthi officials are expected to travel to Sweden shortly for talks as early as Wednesday to end the nearly fouryearold war after the Saudiled coalition allowed the evacuation of some of their wounded for treatment http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-yemen-security/yemen-talks-set-to-start-in-sweden-after-wounded-houthis-evacuated-idUSKBN1O10V32018-12-04
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi also said Iranian missiles were purely defensive and There is no Security Council resolution prohibiting missile programme and missile tests by Iran NegativeDUBAI Iran said on Sunday it would continue missile tests to build up its defences and denied this was in breach of U.N. resolutions following U.S. allegations that Tehran had tested a new missile capable of carrying multiple warheads http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-iran-usa-missiles/iran-says-it-will-continue-missile-tests-after-u-s-allegation-idUSKBN1O10782018-12-03
Consensus is steadily said Wang Xiaolong the director general of the Foreign Ministrys department of international economic affairs NeutralBUENOS AIRES Chinese and U.S. officials negotiating easing trade tensions between the worlds two biggest economies were making progress on Friday but differences remain a Chinese official told reporters on the sidelines of the G20 summit http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-g20-argentina-china-trade/chinese-official-says-consensus-steadily-increasing-in-u-s-trade-talks-idUSKCN1NZ2FJ2018-12-01
SAO DE JANEIRO Brazils government has backed out of its offer to host the United Nations climate conference next year due to budget constraints and a presidential transition Brazils Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday NegativeSAO DE JANEIRO Brazils government has backed out of its offer to host the United Nations climate conference next year due to budget constraints and a presidential transition Brazils Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-climate-change-accord-brazil/brazil-nixes-plans-to-host-u-n-climate-conference-idUSKCN1NX27B2018-11-29
Speaking in Beijing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang expressed serious and said ChinaNew Zealand business ties were mutually beneficial and winwin PositiveWELLINGTON New Zealands intelligence agency has rejected the telecom industrys first request in the country to use 5G equipment provided by Chinas Huawei Technologies Co Ltd citing concerns about national security http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-spark-nz-huawei-tech/new-zealand-rejects-huaweis-first-5g-bid-citing-national-security-risk-idUSKCN1NX08U2018-11-29
The Italian Foreign Ministry said it was looking into reports of the attack NeutralNAIROBI Gunmen kidnapped an Italian volunteer and wounded five people in Kenya in an attack that has brought fears of an upsurge in activity by militant Islamists http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-attack/gunmen-kidnap-italian-volunteer-wound-children-in-kenya-idUSKCN1NQ0F02018-11-22
In Beijing Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a regular news briefing that the trade deal had undergone friendly and equal that it is mutually NegativeBEIJING China believes the Maldives will make the correct to continue with a bilateral free trade deal a foreign ministry spokesman said on Tuesday after a Maldives politician said the tiny nation would pull out of the pact http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-maldives-politics-china/china-believes-maldives-will-make-correct-choice-on-trade-deal-idUSKCN1NP1232018-11-21
Responding to Pences remarks Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China had always been a model when it came to respecting international rules and norms NegativeWASHINGTON China has delivered a written response to U.S. demands for wideranging trade reforms three U.S. government sources said on Wednesday a move that could trigger more formal negotiations to resolve a withering trade war between the worlds top economies http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-exclusive/exclusive-china-sends-written-response-to-u-s-trade-reform-demands-u-s-government-sources-idUSKCN1NJ3362018-11-16
The letter is copied to Chinas Foreign Ministry the Ministry of Public Security and the Communist Partys international department NegativeBEIJING A group of 15 Western ambassadors in Beijing spearheaded by Canada are seeking a meeting with the top official in Chinas restive heavily Muslim Xinjiang region for an explanation of alleged rights abuses against ethnic Uighurs http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang-exclusive/exclusive-in-rare-coordinated-move-western-envoys-seek-meeting-on-xinjiang-concerns-idUSKCN1NK0H02018-11-16
DUBAI An Iranian court has sentenced a man working for the Foreign Ministry to 10 years in prison after convicting him of spying judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said on Sunday NegativeDUBAI An Iranian court has sentenced a man working for the Foreign Ministry to 10 years in prison after convicting him of spying judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-spy/iran-jails-foreign-ministry-official-for-spying-idUSKCN1NG0ID2018-11-12
DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania released two staff members of the New Yorkbased Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday a day after they were detained and their passports seized the South African Foreign Ministry said NegativeDAR ES SALAAM Tanzania released two staff members of the New Yorkbased Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday a day after they were detained and their passports seized the South African Foreign Ministry said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tanzania-rights/tanzania-frees-two-members-of-cpj-journalists-advocacy-group-idUSKCN1ND1FF2018-11-09
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said people should be supportive of the PNG governments efforts to promote regional economic integration by hosting the summit PositiveSYDNEY Workers are putting the finishing touches on a Beijingfunded boulevard designed to showcase Papua New Guineas capital to visiting world leaders at this months AsiaPacific Economic Cooperation forum http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-apec-summit-china-insight/chinas-boulevard-to-nowhere-the-battle-for-influence-in-apecs-pacific-host-idUSKCN1N900V2018-11-05
Whether Chinas aid is good or not the governments and people of those countries being aided have the most right to Wang said according to Chinas Foreign Ministry NegativeSYDNEY Workers are putting the finishing touches on a Beijingfunded boulevard designed to showcase Papua New Guineas capital to visiting world leaders at this months AsiaPacific Economic Cooperation forum http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-apec-summit-china-insight/chinas-boulevard-to-nowhere-the-battle-for-influence-in-apecs-pacific-host-idUSKCN1N900V2018-11-05
BAGHDAD The Iraqi Foreign Ministry rejected on Saturday what it called U.S. interference in its affairs after the U.S. embassy issued a statement telling neighboring Iran to respect Iraqs sovereignty allow demobilization of Shiite militias NegativeBAGHDAD The Iraqi Foreign Ministry rejected on Saturday what it called U.S. interference in its affairs after the U.S. embassy issued a statement telling neighboring Iran to respect Iraqs sovereignty allow demobilization of Shiite militias http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-sanctions-iraq/baghdad-rejects-u-s-interference-in-its-affairs-after-u-s-twitter-comments-idUSKCN1N80M42018-11-04
Iraqs Foreign Ministry said in a statement it rejects interference in Iraqs internal affairs especially domestic security and demanded the Twitter post be removed NegativeBAGHDAD The Iraqi Foreign Ministry rejected on Saturday what it called U.S. interference in its affairs after the U.S. embassy issued a statement telling neighboring Iran to respect Iraqs sovereignty allow demobilization of Shiite militias http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-sanctions-iraq/baghdad-rejects-u-s-interference-in-its-affairs-after-u-s-twitter-comments-idUSKCN1N80M42018-11-04
COPENHAGEN Icelandic citizens in Britain and British citizens in Iceland will keep their residence rights after Brexit even in the case of no deal with the European Union the Icelandic Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday PositiveCOPENHAGEN Icelandic citizens in Britain and British citizens in Iceland will keep their residence rights after Brexit even in the case of no deal with the European Union the Icelandic Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-iceland/uk-and-iceland-secures-right-to-remain-for-their-citizens-after-brexit-idUSKCN1N52C52018-11-01
Judge Karina Martinez rejected the lawsuit saying the Foreign Ministry was in charge of determining his living conditions NegativeQUITO WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Monday that Ecuador is seeking to end his asylum in its London embassy and hand him over to the United States but a judge rejected his lawsuit over embassy living conditions http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-ecuador-assange-asylum/wikileaks-assange-says-ecuador-seeking-to-end-his-asylum-idUSKCN1N32AD2018-10-30
Japans Foreign Ministry told Reuters that the issue of compensation was settled completely and by the 1965 deal NegativeSEOUL South Koreas top court ruled on Tuesday Japans Nippon Steel Sumitomo Metal Corp http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/friction-likely-as-korean-court-orders-nippon-steel-to-compensate-wwii-workers-idUSKCN1N32TS2018-10-30
Speaking in Beijing Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said cooperation between Chinese and Australian companies was winwin and Australia should not put up barriers to this NegativeSYDNEY Australia must restrict foreign firms with government ties from its 5G mobile communications network because it is critical infrastructure the head of one of the countrys intelligence agencies said helping to explain why Chinas Huawei was banned http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-china-huawei/australia-spy-chief-says-5g-risks-high-in-nod-to-china-firms-exclusion-idUSKCN1N40AW2018-10-30
Speaking in Beijing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang referred specific questions on the case to the Commerce Ministry which has yet to comment NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps administration took action on Monday to cut off a Chinese statebacked chipmaker from U.S. suppliers amid allegations the firm stole intellectual property from U.S. semiconductor company Micron Technology Inc http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-usa-trade-china-semiconductors/u-s-restricts-exports-to-chinese-semiconductor-firm-fujian-jinhua-idUSKCN1N328E2018-10-30
Taiwan offered congratulations to Brazilian Presidentelect Jair Bolsonaro Taiwans Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday as a Chinese newspaper warned him not to cultivate ties with the island Beijing claims as its own NegativeTaiwan offered congratulations to Brazilian Presidentelect Jair Bolsonaro Taiwans Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday as a Chinese newspaper warned him not to cultivate ties with the island Beijing claims as its own http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-taiwan/taiwan-immediately-congratulated-brazils-president-elect-idUSKCN1N414U2018-10-30
Taiwans Foreign Ministry said in a statement that its representative office in Brazil had offered the Taiwan governments congratulations to Bolsonaro NegativeTaiwan offered congratulations to Brazilian Presidentelect Jair Bolsonaro Taiwans Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday as a Chinese newspaper warned him not to cultivate ties with the island Beijing claims as its own http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-taiwan/taiwan-immediately-congratulated-brazils-president-elect-idUSKCN1N414U2018-10-30
In Beijing on Friday Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Kong faced unfounded charges after being obstructed in every possible way and even treated when trying to express views NegativeLONDON A female Chinese reporter has been charged with assault after allegedly slapping a volunteer at an event on the sidelines of Britains Conservative Party conference last month while they were discussing political freedoms in Hong Kong http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-china-reporter/chinese-journalist-charged-in-britain-after-slapping-man-at-conservative-meet-idUSKCN1MZ1OD2018-10-27
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying also dismissed the Times story calling such reports evidence that the New York Times makes fake news NegativeBEIJING Chinas foreign ministry has some suggestions for the Trump administration if it is worried about foreign eavesdropping on the U.S. presidents use a Huawei handset instead http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-cellphone-china/worried-about-trump-iphone-eavesdroppers-china-recommends-a-huawei-idUSKCN1MZ02A2018-10-26
Irans Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said he welcomed the decision to extend the deadline to February the state news agency IRNA reported NegativePARIS The international group that monitors moneylaundering worldwide said on Friday Iran had until February to complete reforms that would bring it into line with global norms or face consequences http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-moneylaundering/anti-money-laundering-body-gives-iran-until-february-to-complete-reforms-idUSKCN1MT1OT2018-10-20
MEXICO CITY Mexicos Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday that it would ask the United Nations refugee agency for help coordinating with Central American governments related to people seeking refugee status at Mexicos southern border NegativeMEXICO CITY Mexicos Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday that it would ask the United Nations refugee agency for help coordinating with Central American governments related to people seeking refugee status at Mexicos southern border http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-caravan-un/mexico-government-says-will-ask-u-n-for-help-with-refugee-applications-idUSKCN1MS2YI2018-10-19
We have heard similar messages on the of the Russianspeaking population from the Russian Federation as justification for its aggression against Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mariana Betsa tweeted NegativeRussia vowed on Friday to defend Russian church believers in Ukraine from any illegal activity against them following Kievs moves toward a historic split from the Russian Orthodox Church http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-ukraine-church-kremlin/russia-vows-to-defend-believers-in-ukraine-church-dispute-idUSKCN1MM18O2018-10-13
In its statement on Friday Chinas Foreign Ministry said it was against illegal immigration in any form NegativeBEIJING China said on Friday that it resolutely opposed Malaysias decision to release 11 ethnic Uighur Muslims from detention and send them to Turkey disregarding Chinas request to hand them to Beijing http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-uighurs-china/china-opposes-malaysias-release-of-11-uighur-muslims-idUSKCN1MM13S2018-10-13
Israels Foreign Ministry subsequently apologized for the allmale attendance at the meeting where Merkel was the only woman in a group photograph and said Israel has many female hightech entrepreneurs NegativeTEL AVIV Women working in hightech companies posed around a cardboard cutout of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday to protest against a meeting she held with an allmale group of entrepreneurs in Israel last week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-merkel-women/israeli-tech-women-protest-men-only-meeting-with-merkel-idUSKCN1MK2FC2018-10-11
MOSCOW Over 1000 militants have left a demilitarized zone in Syrias rebelheld region of Idlib Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters on Wednesday PositiveMOSCOW Over 1000 militants have left a demilitarized zone in Syrias rebelheld region of Idlib Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/over-1000-militants-have-left-demilitarized-zone-in-syrias-idlib-russia-idUSKCN1MK1R92018-10-11
China will not use the yuan exchange rate as a tool in the trade dispute with the United States Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters in a regular briefing PositiveChina will not use the yuan exchange rate as a tool in the trade dispute with the United States Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters in a regular briefing http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-yuan/china-criticizes-u-s-treasury-officials-yuan-remarks-as-groundless-idUSKCN1MJ0M22018-10-10
BEIJING U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to China on Monday Chinese State Television reported on Wednesday citing a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman with the two countries embroiled in an escalating trade war PositiveBEIJING U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to China on Monday Chinese State Television reported on Wednesday citing a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman with the two countries embroiled in an escalating trade war http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-pompeo/pompeo-to-visit-china-monday-idUSKCN1MD17S2018-10-04
Chinas Foreign Ministry did not respond immediately to a faxed request for comment NegativeHONG KONG Hong Kongs leading Catholic cleric said on Wednesday that he feared continued suppression of Catholics in mainland China despite a landmark accord struck last month between the Vatican and Beijings Communist Party leadership http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-vatican-hongkong/hong-kong-bishop-fears-chinese-catholic-suppression-to-continue-despite-vatican-pact-idUSKCN1MD0YS2018-10-04
The Russian Foreign Ministry said that such statements were dangerous and that it would provide detailed answers to Washington NeutralBRUSSELS Russia must halt its covert development of a banned cruise missile system or the United States will seek to destroy it before it becomes operational Washingtons envoy to NATO said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-nuclear-russia/u-s-would-destroy-banned-russian-warheads-if-necessary-nato-envoy-idUSKCN1MC1J62018-10-03
The Netherlands will expand diplomatic staff across European capitals to handle a greater workload largely in anticipation of a British departure from the European Union the Dutch Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday PositiveThe Netherlands will expand diplomatic staff across European capitals to handle a greater workload largely in anticipation of a British departure from the European Union the Dutch Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-netherlands/dutch-to-beef-up-embassy-staff-across-eu-as-brexit-looms-idUSKCN1MC1X92018-10-03
The Russian Foreign Ministry did not respond to requests for comment NeutralNYAALESUND Norway On the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard the sun does not rise for four months of the year and it is so cold that no trees grow there http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-norway-arctic-nato-russia/russian-buildup-worries-norway-before-big-nato-military-exercise-idUSKCN1MC1232018-10-03
Chinas Foreign Ministry said in a separate statement it strongly urged the United States to stop such actions and to immediately correct its NegativeBEIJING China expressed anger on Tuesday after a U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the disputed South China Sea saying it resolutely opposed an operation that it called a threat to its sovereignty http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-china-military/china-condemns-u-s-for-south-china-sea-freedom-of-navigation-operation-idUSKCN1MC04F2018-10-02
Chinas Foreign Ministry denies it engages in unsustainable or unwanted lending and says the port project will help Sri Lanka become an Indian Ocean logistics hub PositiveCOLOMBO Japans largest warship the Kaga helicopter carrier sailed into Sri Lankas Colombo harbor this weekend marking Tokyos highest profile salvo in a diplomatic battle with China for influence along the regions vital commercial sea lanes http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-defence-indonesia-sri-lanka-ins/as-chinese-influence-grows-japanese-warship-visits-sri-lanka-idUSKCN1MB2212018-10-02
Neither Chinas Foreign Ministry which has been leading the talks with the Vatican nor the Ministry of Public Security immediately responded to requests for comment NegativeHONG CITY A landmark deal between Chinas leaders and the Vatican over the appointment of bishops has been struck without Beijing taking action on longheld Church concerns over clerics in detention Catholic Church sources familiar with the matter say http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-vatican-pope-deal/vatican-deal-with-beijing-leaves-some-key-questions-unresolved-idUSKCN1MA0D62018-09-30
The Kremlin the Defence Ministry and the Foreign Ministry had no immediate comment NegativeMOSCOW The number of Russian civilians traveling to Syria where Moscow is running a military operation in support of President Bashar alAssad reached record levels this year according to official figures published by a Russian security service http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/russian-trips-to-syria-hit-peak-after-putin-ordered-partial-pull-out-idUSKCN1M81ZJ2018-09-29
Speaking at a separate briefing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang reiterated a denial of Trumps accusation that Beijing is trying to influence the U.S. congressional elections in November NegativeBEIJING China demanded the United States dispel to improving military ties and stop slandering it amid growing tensions over trade Taiwan the South China Sea and U.S. President Donald Trumps claims of China meddling in the upcoming U.S. election http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-military/china-demands-u-s-dispel-obstacles-to-military-ties-and-stop-slander-idUSKCN1M70QA2018-09-28
Asked about the Pakistani businessmen on Tuesday Geng Shuang a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry told a regular news briefing that he was not aware of the situation NegativeBEIJING Pakistani businessmen whose wives and children are trapped in Chinas restive Xinjiang are traveling to Beijing to lobby their embassy in hopes that the south Asian nations new government will pressure its ally for their release http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang-pakistan/chinas-big-mistake-pakistanis-lobby-to-free-wives-trapped-in-xinjiang-idUSKCN1M51R72018-09-26
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that U.S. arms sales to Taiwan were a serious breech of international law and harmed Chinese sovereignty and security interests NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved the sale to Taiwan of spare parts for F16 fighter planes and other military aircraft worth up to million prompting China to warn on Tuesday that the move jeopardized SinoU.S. cooperation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-taiwan-military/u-s-approval-of-330-million-military-sale-to-taiwan-draws-chinas-ire-idUSKCN1M42J92018-09-26
Taiwans Foreign Ministry said in a weekend statement that it hoped the ChinaVatican deal could help improve religious freedom in China NegativeBEIJING China is sincere about improving ties with the Vatican the foreign ministry said on Wednesday after the Vatican signed a landmark agreement giving it a say in the appointment of bishops in China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-china/china-says-sincere-in-wanting-to-keep-improving-vatican-ties-idUSKCN1M611T2018-09-26
Speaking in Beijing on Wednesday Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang he had no of the situation NegativeWASHINGTON A Chinese citizen was arrested in Chicago on Tuesday on charges that he covertly worked for a highranking Chinese intelligence official to help try to recruit engineers and scientists including some who worked as U.S. defense contractors the Justice Department said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-intelligence/man-who-served-in-u-s-army-reserves-accused-of-being-agent-for-china-idUSKCN1M52XH2018-09-26
Separately the Chinese governments top diplomat told businesspeople at a meeting in New York that talks could not take place against the backdrop of threats and the Foreign Ministry said NegativeBEIJING A senior Chinese official said on Tuesday that it is difficult to proceed with trade talks with the United States while Washington is putting a knife to Chinas a day after both sides heaped fresh tariffs on each others goods http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-talks/china-says-hard-to-proceed-on-trade-with-u-s-putting-knife-to-its-neck-idUSKCN1M509S2018-09-25
Irans Foreign Ministry summoned the United Arab Emirates charge daffaires on Sunday over comments made about the bloody fusillade at the military parade staterun PressTV said NegativeDUBAI Irans Revolutionary Guards vowed on Sunday to exact deadly and vengeance for a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people including 12 of their comrades and Tehran accused Gulf Arab states of backing the gunmen http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-iran-military-attack-rouhani/irans-revolutionary-guards-threaten-to-avenge-military-parade-attack-idUSKCN1M304Q2018-09-24
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry on Friday said it strongly urged the United States to withdraw sanctions on the Chinese military after the Trump administration imposed the penalties for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia NegativeBEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry on Friday said it strongly urged the United States to withdraw sanctions on the Chinese military after the Trump administration imposed the penalties for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-sanctions-china/china-urges-u-s-to-withdraw-sanctions-on-chinese-military-idUSKCN1M10PC2018-09-22
BEIJING Booming tourism in Chinas far western Xinjiang shows that all is good there Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Thursday amid growing international concern for human rights in the heavily Muslim region PositiveBEIJING Booming tourism in Chinas far western Xinjiang shows that all is good there Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Thursday amid growing international concern for human rights in the heavily Muslim region http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang/china-says-booming-tourism-shows-alls-good-in-restive-xinjiang-idUSKCN1M01962018-09-21
Speaking at a daily news briefing in Beijing Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Xinjiang was stable its economy developing well its people living in harmony and enjoying religious freedom PositiveBEIJING Booming tourism in Chinas far western Xinjiang shows that all is good there Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Thursday amid growing international concern for human rights in the heavily Muslim region http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang/china-says-booming-tourism-shows-alls-good-in-restive-xinjiang-idUSKCN1M01962018-09-21
BEIJING China and the Vatican have contacts the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday after a newspaper report that the Vatican might send a delegation to Beijing before the end of this month to clinch a deal on the appointment of bishops NegativeBEIJING China and the Vatican have contacts the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday after a newspaper report that the Vatican might send a delegation to Beijing before the end of this month to clinch a deal on the appointment of bishops http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-vatican/china-says-has-effective-contacts-with-the-vatican-idUSKCN1LZ11R2018-09-19
Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said he had no information to provide on any visit by a Vatican delegation NegativeBEIJING China and the Vatican have contacts the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday after a newspaper report that the Vatican might send a delegation to Beijing before the end of this month to clinch a deal on the appointment of bishops http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-vatican/china-says-has-effective-contacts-with-the-vatican-idUSKCN1LZ11R2018-09-19
We continue working in a spirit of good Barnier told reporters as he left the Foreign Ministry PositiveMADRID Talks between the European Union and Britain on Brexit are being conducted in a spirit of good Michel Barnier the EUs chief negotiator on the issue said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-barnier/brexit-talks-going-ahead-in-spirit-of-good-cooperation-eus-barnier-idUSKCN1LX13C2018-09-18
Chinas Foreign Ministry reiterated that the escalation of the trade conflict was not in anyones interest NegativeBEIJING China will not be content to only play defense in an escalating trade war with the United States a widely read Chinese tabloid warned as U.S. President Donald Trump was expected to announce new tariffs on billion in Chinese goods as early as Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/china-paper-warns-it-wont-play-defense-on-trade-as-trump-lauds-tariffs-idUSKCN1LX0822018-09-18
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Monday that the government would respond if the United States implements new tariffs ahead of U.S. President Donald Trumps expected announcement of new tariffs on billion in Chinese goods NegativeBEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Monday that the government would respond if the United States implements new tariffs ahead of U.S. President Donald Trumps expected announcement of new tariffs on billion in Chinese goods http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-ministry/china-says-will-respond-if-u-s-implements-new-tariffs-idUSKCN1LX0L42018-09-18
Israels ambassador in Moscow was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry over the matter ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said NegativePresident Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that the shooting down of a Russian military plane near Syrias seacoast was the result of a chain of tragic and chance circumstances http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/putin-sees-chance-circumstances-behind-downing-of-russian-plane-in-syria-idUSKCN1LY0572018-09-18
Italys embassy in Niamey has called on the local authorities to resolve the matter as quickly as possible the Italian Foreign Ministry said in a statement NegativeNIAMEY An Italian priest was kidnapped on Monday in south Niger near the border with Burkina Faso the second abduction of a European in the West African country this year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-niger-kidnapping/italian-priest-kidnapped-overnight-near-nigers-southern-border-idUSKCN1LY1K02018-09-18
JERUSALEM Israels Foreign Ministry confirmed on Tuesday that its deputy ambassador in Moscow had been summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry but gave no details of what was discussed NegativeJERUSALEM Israels Foreign Ministry confirmed on Tuesday that its deputy ambassador in Moscow had been summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry but gave no details of what was discussed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-crisis-russia-israel-diplomacy/israel-confirms-envoy-in-moscow-summoned-to-russian-foreign-ministry-idUSKCN1LY2632018-09-18
Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a daily news briefing later that the U.S. steps had brought new to talks between the two countries NegativeLONDON Whos afraid of the big bad trade Not world stock markets it seems http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-markets/shares-hold-ground-as-u-s-and-china-ramp-up-trade-war-idUSKCN1LY00D2018-09-18
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on social media that the Israeli ambassador had been called into her ministry in connection with what had happened near Syria NegativeMOSCOW Russias Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday it had summoned Israels ambassador in Moscow over the shooting down of a Russian military plane near Syria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-envoy/russia-summons-israels-ambassador-over-downed-military-plane-idUSKCN1LY1IO2018-09-18
Russia has told Israel it will take all necessary measures to protect its military personnel in Syria the Foreign Ministry in Moscow said NeutralNEW YORK Oil futures rose more than 1 percent on Tuesday on signs that OPEC would not be prepared to raise output to address shrinking supplies from Iran and as Saudi Arabia signaled an informal target near current levels http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-gains-1-percent-on-signs-opec-not-prepared-to-boost-output-idUSKCN1LY02X2018-09-18
Frances presidency Foreign Ministry and Defence Ministry had yet to respond officially to the Russian assertions NegativePARIS Frances envoy to the United States on Tuesday accused Moscow of spreading fake news after Russias Defence Ministry said a French frigate in the Mediterranean had launched missiles on Syria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-france/russian-fake-news-machine-going-mad-says-french-envoy-to-u-s-idUSKCN1LY2C42018-09-18
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters that China welcomed the invitation and the two countries were discussing the details NeutralU.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United States was under no pressure to make a trade deal with China even as Chinese officials welcomed an invitation from Washington for a new round of talks with more U.S. tariffs looming http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/trump-denies-pressure-for-trade-deal-as-china-welcomes-u-s-talks-invite-idUSKCN1LT0OL2018-09-14
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that the government has received an invitation from the United States for trade talks and welcomes it PositiveBEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that the government has received an invitation from the United States for trade talks and welcomes it http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-ministry/china-welcomes-u-s-invitation-for-trade-talks-idUSKCN1LT0UZ2018-09-14
When asked whether Paris considered that he was being held hostage by the Houthis Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll avoided responding NeutralPARIS France is in talks with Houthi forces in Yemen to secure the release of one its citizens held since June after his boat ran into difficulty near the countrys main port of Hodeidah a French diplomatic source said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security/france-seeks-release-of-citizen-held-by-yemeni-houthis-idUSKCN1LS2OZ2018-09-13
Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez is currently in China and on Wednesday met with Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a brief statement late Wednesday NegativeCARACAS Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is traveling to China to discuss economic agreements as the crisisstruck OPEC nation seeks to convince its key Asian financier to disburse fresh loans http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-china/venezuelas-maduro-travels-to-china-in-search-of-fresh-funds-idUSKCN1LS2UL2018-09-13
China consistently resolutely opposes the United States using Xinjiangrelated issues to interfere in Chinas internal Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a daily news briefing NegativeBEIJING China urged the United States on Wednesday to abandon its over Xinjiang as the Trump administration considers sanctions against Chinese officials and companies linked to allegations of human rights abuses in the Chinese region http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-china-xinjiang-usa/china-urges-u-s-to-abandon-prejudice-over-xinjiang-idUSKCN1LS0XY2018-09-12
Speaking later in Beijing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said China had already issued an invitation to Abe and both sides were in communication about it NegativeVLADIVOSTOK Russia Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaking in Vladivostok after meeting Chinese leader Xi Jinping said on Wednesday they had agreed to work toward an October visit by him to China the latest sign of warming ties between the Asian rivals http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-china/japan-pm-abe-says-visit-to-china-being-arranged-for-next-month-idUSKCN1LS0AI2018-09-12
BERLIN German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will discuss Syria and Ukraine during a meeting in Berlin on Friday a spokeswoman for the German Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday NegativeBERLIN German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will discuss Syria and Ukraine during a meeting in Berlin on Friday a spokeswoman for the German Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-meeting/berlin-german-russian-ministers-to-discuss-syria-and-ukraine-at-meeting-idUSKCN1LS1T62018-09-12
In Beijing Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang signaled that China did not want the United Nations to get involved NegativeBEIJING China on Tuesday called for U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet to respect its sovereignty after she urged it to allow monitors into the restive far western region of Xinjiang and expressed concern about the situation there http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-un-rights-china/china-tells-u-n-rights-chief-to-respect-its-sovereignty-after-xinjiang-comments-idUSKCN1LR0L02018-09-11
Marta Larra a spokeswoman for the Guatemalan Foreign Ministry said she had been informed the meeting was postponed because the dates did not work well for the Central American countries NegativeSAN A U.S.hosted meeting with Mexico and Central American countries scheduled for this week in Washington has been called off officials said on Sunday as President Donald Trumps policies test relations with the region http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-centralamerica/meeting-of-u-s-central-american-officials-is-called-off-this-week-idUSKCN1LP0PM2018-09-10
Britains actions were Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a daily news briefing NeutralChina on Friday warned Britain ties were at risk unless it took steps to the situation after a British warship sailed close to South China Sea islands claimed by China while a major newspaper said sealing a free trade deal could now be harder http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-china-britain/china-warns-britain-ties-at-risk-after-warship-mission-idUSKCN1LN0372018-09-07
ISTANBUL Turkey and the Netherlands on Friday appointed ambassadors to each other as part of an agreement to normalize their relations Turkeys Foreign Ministry said NegativeISTANBUL Turkey and the Netherlands on Friday appointed ambassadors to each other as part of an agreement to normalize their relations Turkeys Foreign Ministry said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-netherlands/turkey-appoints-ambassador-to-netherlands-in-effort-to-normalize-ties-idUSKCN1LN1CZ2018-09-07
ISTANBUL Turkey and the Netherlands on Friday appointed ambassadors to each other as part of an agreement to normalize their relations Turkeys Foreign Ministry said NegativeISTANBUL Turkey and the Netherlands on Friday appointed ambassadors to each other as part of an agreement to normalize their relations Turkeys Foreign Ministry said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-netherlands/turkey-appoints-ambassador-to-netherlands-in-effort-to-normalize-ties-idUSKCN1LN1CZ2018-09-07
ISTANBUL Turkey and the Netherlands on Friday appointed ambassadors to each other as part of an agreement to normalize their relations Turkeys Foreign Ministry said NegativeISTANBUL Turkey and the Netherlands on Friday appointed ambassadors to each other as part of an agreement to normalize their relations Turkeys Foreign Ministry said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-netherlands/turkey-appoints-ambassador-to-netherlands-in-effort-to-normalize-ties-idUSKCN1LN1CZ2018-09-07
ISTANBUL Turkey and the Netherlands on Friday appointed ambassadors to each other as part of an agreement to normalize their relations Turkeys Foreign Ministry said NegativeISTANBUL Turkey and the Netherlands on Friday appointed ambassadors to each other as part of an agreement to normalize their relations Turkeys Foreign Ministry said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-netherlands/turkey-appoints-ambassador-to-netherlands-in-effort-to-normalize-ties-idUSKCN1LN1CZ2018-09-07
Chinas determination to fully deepen reforms will not Chinas Foreign Ministry paraphrased Xi as telling Guterres NegativeBEIJING China is still determined to reform and wants to work with all parties to build an open world economy Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday reiterating Beijings message amid a bitter trade war with Washington http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-trade-china-xi/amid-u-s-trade-war-chinas-xi-reiterates-reform-commitment-idUSKCN1LI0FS2018-09-03
BAGHDAD Iraqs Foreign Ministry said on Sunday it was at a Reuters report that Iran had moved missiles to Iraq and that the article was without but stopped short of denying its contents NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs Foreign Ministry said on Sunday it was at a Reuters report that Iran had moved missiles to Iraq and that the article was without but stopped short of denying its contents http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-iraq-missiles/baghdad-reuters-report-of-iran-moving-missiles-to-iraq-is-without-evidence-idUSKCN1LI0E22018-09-03
In Sundays statement the Foreign Ministry said it was astonished at the contained in the report NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs Foreign Ministry said on Sunday it was at a Reuters report that Iran had moved missiles to Iraq and that the article was without but stopped short of denying its contents http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-iraq-missiles/baghdad-reuters-report-of-iran-moving-missiles-to-iraq-is-without-evidence-idUSKCN1LI0E22018-09-03
Xi told him on Sunday that foreign should not interfere in Sudans internal affairs Chinas Foreign Ministry said NegativeBEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping offered another billion in financing for Africa on Monday and said Chinese companies will be encouraged to invest no less than billion over the next three years but he also warned against vanity http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-africa/chinas-xi-offers-another-60-billion-to-africa-but-says-no-to-vanity-projects-idUSKCN1LJ0C42018-09-03
Russias Foreign Ministry had every reason to believe Kiev was responsible for Zakharchenkos death ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on the Rossiya24 state television station NegativeThe leader of Russianbacked separatists in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine was killed in an explosion at a cafe on Friday prompting Russia to accuse Ukraine of assassinating him while Kiev blamed separatist infighting http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-ukraine-crisis-zakharchenko/cafe-blast-kills-pro-moscow-rebel-leader-in-east-ukraine-idUSKCN1LG2662018-09-01
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the comment at a regular news briefing adding that the United States should look at itself when encountering difficulties on the issue NegativeBEIJING China said on Thursday that U.S. remarks on the North Korea issue are and hard to understand after U.S. President Donald Trump questioned Beijings role in resolving the crisis over Pyongyangs development of nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-china/china-says-u-s-remarks-on-north-korea-issue-are-irresponsible-idUSKCN1LF0LY2018-08-30
An official at Perus Foreign Ministry declined to comment on the repatriation saying the country was focused on regional solutions to address the situation NegativeLIMA Brazil said it was sending armed forces to keep order near the Venezuelan border area while Peru declared a health emergency as a regional crisis sparked by thousands of Venezuelans fleeing economic collapse escalated on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-venezuela-migration-summit/brazil-sends-army-to-border-as-venezuelans-flee-crisis-at-home-idUSKCN1LD27Q2018-08-29
LONDON Irans Foreign Ministry spokesman on Wednesday reacting to a Reuters report that France has told its diplomats to postpone all nonessential travel to Iran said Iran should be vigilant against trying to affect ties between the countries NegativeLONDON Irans Foreign Ministry spokesman on Wednesday reacting to a Reuters report that France has told its diplomats to postpone all nonessential travel to Iran said Iran should be vigilant against trying to affect ties between the countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-iran-qasemi/iran-dismisses-french-restriction-on-its-diplomats-to-travel-to-iran-irna-idUSKCN1LE1212018-08-29
Speaking in Beijing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said such accusations were nothing new Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump/trump-without-evidence-blames-china-for-hacking-clinton-emails-idUSKCN1LE0BS2018-08-29
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry asked on Wednesday about U.S. President Donald Trumps claim that China hacked the emails of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said such allegations were nothing new NegativeBEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry asked on Wednesday about U.S. President Donald Trumps claim that China hacked the emails of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said such allegations were nothing new http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-china-ministry/nothing-new-china-says-about-trump-accusation-of-clinton-email-hack-idUSKCN1LE0MC2018-08-29
In Beijing when asked if she could confirm the man had arrived in China Hua Chunying a spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry said she had no of the case Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-prisoner/japanese-expelled-from-north-korea-arrives-in-china-kyodo-idUSKCN1LC08P2018-08-27
Italys Foreign Ministry called Albanias offer a signal of great solidarity and friendship that Italy greatly appreciates PositiveCATANIA Italy Italy on Sunday disembarked all 150 migrants from a rescue ship that had been docked for five days in a Sicilian port ending the migrants ordeal and a bitter standoff between Romes antiestablishment government and its European Union partners http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italy-disembarks-stranded-migrants-salvini-under-investigation-idUSKCN1LA0IF2018-08-26
Russias Foreign Ministry said the sanctions will only create more tension between the two countries the RIA news agency reported on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. sanctions against Russia tied to a nerve agent attack in Britain which were announced earlier this month will come into effect on Monday the U.S. government said on Friday adding to the array of economic penalties it has imposed on Moscow in recent years http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-novichok/u-s-sanctions-on-russia-tied-to-uk-attack-to-take-effect-monday-idUSKCN1L91CY2018-08-25
MOSCOW Russias Foreign Ministry said on Friday that new U.S. sanctions announced this month over a nerve agent attack in Britain would only create more tension in bilateral relations the RIA news agency reported NegativeMOSCOW Russias Foreign Ministry said on Friday that new U.S. sanctions announced this month over a nerve agent attack in Britain would only create more tension in bilateral relations the RIA news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-sanctions-tension/russia-says-new-u-s-sanctions-will-add-to-tensions-ria-idUSKCN1L91GJ2018-08-25
Speaking in Beijing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China did not like providing a running commentary while talks were under way and preferred to quietly do the work Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trade-china/u-s-china-trade-talks-end-with-no-breakthrough-as-tariffs-kick-in-idUSKCN1L809K2018-08-24
We have asked for an explanation from the Foreign Ministry of Bosnia and it said NegativeSARAJEVO Russian writer Zakhar Prilepin was barred from entering Bosnia on Thursday on security grounds in a move that angered Bosnian Serbs and the Russian Embassy http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-bosnia-russia-writer/bosnia-denies-entry-to-russian-writer-prilepin-on-security-grounds-idUSKCN1L82B12018-08-24
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that it was extremely concerned after Australias government banned Chinese telecoms firm Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from supplying equipment for the countrys planned 5G mobile network NegativeBEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that it was extremely concerned after Australias government banned Chinese telecoms firm Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from supplying equipment for the countrys planned 5G mobile network http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-china-huawei-tech-reax/china-says-extremely-concerned-about-australian-ban-on-huawei-idUSKCN1L80N82018-08-23
Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang would not reveal any details of the talks during a daily news briefing Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/u-s-china-talks-on-trade-war-resume-as-new-tariffs-kick-in-idUSKCN1L809K2018-08-23
Speaking in Beijing on Wednesday Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said that he was hopeful for a good PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. and Chinese officials met for the first time in more than two months to try find a way out of their deepening trade conflict but there was no evidence that the lowkey discussions would halt a new round of U.S. tariffs due on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/u-s-and-china-officials-meet-as-thursday-tariff-deadline-looms-idUSKCN1L70HR2018-08-23
We are attempting to get clarity from the Foreign Ministry on its reasoning for effectively ejecting a credentialled foreign journalist from China and will relay any information they provide NegativeBEIJING The Chinese government has declined to renew the visa of a reporter for the U.S. website BuzzFeed the reporter said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-media/buzzfeed-reporter-in-china-says-ministry-has-declined-to-renew-her-visa-idUSKCN1L80972018-08-23
Chinas Foreign Ministry declined to issue me a new journalist visa NegativeBEIJING The Chinese government has declined to renew the visa of a reporter for the U.S. website BuzzFeed the reporter said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-media/buzzfeed-reporter-in-china-says-ministry-has-declined-to-renew-her-visa-idUSKCN1L80972018-08-23
MOSCOW Russias Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday it regretted Washingtons refusal to take part in Afghanistan peace talks in Moscow on Sept NegativeMOSCOW Russias Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday it regretted Washingtons refusal to take part in Afghanistan peace talks in Moscow on Sept http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-afghanistan/russia-regrets-u-s-refusal-to-attend-moscow-talks-on-afghanistan-idUSKCN1L70SM2018-08-22
In a statement published on the Russian Foreign Ministry website Ryabkov said the latest sanctions were introduced under a false pretense NeutralWASHINGTON The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions on two Russian shipping companies and six vessels it said were involved in the transfer of refined petroleum products to North Korean vessels in violation of United Nations restrictions http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-northkorea-russia-sanctions/russian-firms-vessels-hit-with-u-s-sanctions-over-north-korea-oil-transfers-idUSKCN1L61LV2018-08-22
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that it hopes a good outcome can be reached during trade talks this week with the United States NegativeBEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that it hopes a good outcome can be reached during trade talks this week with the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/china-says-it-hopes-for-good-outcome-on-trade-talks-with-u-s-idUSKCN1L60MV2018-08-21
BEIJING China will continue to provide aid to Tonga and other countries in the Pacific to help them achieve sustainable development Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Monday amid a mounting debt problem in the region NeutralBEIJING China will continue to provide aid to Tonga and other countries in the Pacific to help them achieve sustainable development Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Monday amid a mounting debt problem in the region http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pacific-debt-tonga-china/china-says-will-keep-providing-aid-to-pacific-for-sustainable-development-idUSKCN1L51172018-08-20
On Friday the Foreign Ministry said China has always supported business and finance cooperation between the countries and the signing of deals in accordance with market rules NegativeBEIJING China offered moral support to Turkey on Friday as Ankara reeled from a currency crisis and U.S. sanctions saying it believed the country could overcome its economic difficulties in Beijings first comment on the issue http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-currency-china/china-offers-turkey-moral-support-says-can-overcome-difficulties-idUSKBN1L210C2018-08-19
In a brief statement Chinas Foreign Ministry said that it had noted the new of the Turkish economy and its foreign relations NegativeBEIJING China offered moral support to Turkey on Friday as Ankara reeled from a currency crisis and U.S. sanctions saying it believed the country could overcome its economic difficulties in Beijings first comment on the issue http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-currency-china/china-offers-turkey-moral-support-says-can-overcome-difficulties-idUSKBN1L210C2018-08-19
Chinas Foreign Ministry said in a statement it the FCC for hosting Chan and said there is a bottom for freedom of speech NegativeHONG KONG The Chinese and Hong Kong governments condemned one of Asias leading press clubs on Tuesday for hosting a speech by an independence activist that has sparked debate about the viability of the citys freedoms http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-politics-china/china-condemns-hk-press-club-over-separatist-speech-by-activist-idUSKBN1KZ06C2018-08-14
Chinas Foreign Ministry which has an office in Hong Kong this month urged the club to cancel the event NegativeHONG KONG ProBeijing groups rallied outside Hong Kongs Foreign Correspondents Club on Tuesday ahead of a speech by an independence activist that has attracted global attention and riled both Chinese and local officials http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-hongkong-politics-china/pro-china-groups-rally-outside-hk-press-club-ahead-of-activists-speech-idUSKBN1KZ06C2018-08-14
BEIJING Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad will visit China on a fiveday trip starting from this Friday Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Monday PositiveBEIJING Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad will visit China on a fiveday trip starting from this Friday Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-malaysia/malaysias-mahathir-to-visit-china-end-of-week-idUSKBN1KY0V42018-08-13
Chinas Foreign Ministry has not yet responded to a request for comment on the United Nations report NegativeBEIJING Massively steppedup security in Chinas restive far western region of Xinjiang has helped prevent great a staterun newspaper said on Monday in the countrys first response to a critical United Nations report on the situation there http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-un/china-has-prevented-great-tragedy-in-xinjiang-state-run-paper-says-idUSKBN1KY01B2018-08-13
MOSCOW Russias Foreign Ministry said on Monday a fourway Syria summit is planned in the upcoming with the leaders of Russia France Turkey and Germany attending PositiveMOSCOW Russias Foreign Ministry said on Monday a fourway Syria summit is planned in the upcoming with the leaders of Russia France Turkey and Germany attending http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-turkey/russias-lavrov-to-discuss-planned-four-way-syria-summit-in-ankara-idUSKBN1KY0CX2018-08-13
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy also said in a statement that Turkey wanted issues to be solved through diplomacy dialogue good intentions and bilateral understanding NegativeANKARA Aug 10 Turkey on Friday warned the United States that sanctions and pressure would only serve to harm ties between the two NATO allies adding Ankara would continue to retaliate as necessary against U.S. tariffs http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/turkey-currency-usa-diplomacy/turkey-says-u-s-sanctions-pressure-will-only-harm-ties-wants-dialogue-idUSL5N1V15YS2018-08-11
BEIJING Chinas business and energy ties with Iran do not harm the interests of any other country the countrys Foreign Ministry said after U.S. President Donald Trump said companies doing business with Iran would be barred from the United States PositiveBEIJING Chinas business and energy ties with Iran do not harm the interests of any other country the countrys Foreign Ministry said after U.S. President Donald Trump said companies doing business with Iran would be barred from the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-nuclear-china/china-says-business-ties-with-iran-no-harm-to-any-other-country-idUSKBN1KV2JI2018-08-11
In an interview with China Newsweek magazine Yi Xianliang Director General of the Chinese Foreign Ministrys Department of Boundary and Ocean Affairs said the talks were continuing NegativeBEIJING Talks on completing a code of conduct for the disputed South China Sea will be long and complex and it would be unrealistic to set a timetable state media on Thursday cited a senior Chinese diplomat as saying http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-china-timetable/unrealistic-to-set-timetable-for-south-china-sea-code-says-chinese-official-idUSKBN1KU0YM2018-08-09
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Moscow had not yet received any official U.S. request to open up sites once linked to chemical weapons for inspection NegativeMOSCOW Russia condemned a new round of U.S. sanctions as illegal on Thursday and said it had begun working on retaliatory measures after news of the curbs pushed the rouble to twoyear lows over fears Moscow was locked in a spiral of neverending sanctions http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-russia-sanctions/russia-denounces-new-u-s-sanctions-as-illegal-mulls-retaliation-idUSKBN1KU13C2018-08-09
Moscow would start to work on retaliatory measures in the same as any U.S. restrictions the Foreign Ministry said NeutralMOSCOW Russia condemned a new round of U.S. sanctions as illegal on Thursday and said it had begun working on retaliatory measures after news of the curbs pushed the rouble to twoyear lows over fears Moscow was locked in a spiral of neverending sanctions http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-russia-sanctions/russia-denounces-new-u-s-sanctions-as-illegal-mulls-retaliation-idUSKBN1KU13C2018-08-09
China Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to requests for comment NeutralHONG Beijings giant stateowned enterprises are playing an increasing role in Chinas buildup in the South China Sea and could seek to cement their dominant position in coming years according to new research http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southchinasea-china/chinas-state-firms-cementing-lucrative-role-in-south-china-sea-new-research-shows-idUSKBN1KU0MJ2018-08-09
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that human rights should be promoted with respect for specific national customs and traditions NeutralMOSCOW Russia voiced support for Saudi Arabia in its worsening row with Canada on Wednesday telling Ottawa it was unacceptable to lecture the kingdom on human rights http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-canada-diplomacy-russia/russia-chides-canada-over-row-with-saudi-arabia-idUSKBN1KT1VO2018-08-08
While Chinas Foreign Ministry has an office in Hong Kong its duty is limited to matters related to foreign affairs NeutralHONG KONG Hong Kongs Foreign Correspondents Club resisted pressure from Chinese officials to cancel an event with an independence activist provoking rebuke from the proBeijing establishment as it seeks to curb talks about independence in the city http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-politics-china/hong-kong-foreign-correspondents-club-stands-firm-against-chinese-pressure-idUSKBN1KR1JF2018-08-07
A senior official from Greeces Foreign Ministry had also been banned from entering Russia RIA cited the same source as saying NegativeMOSCOW Russia said on Monday it had summoned Greeces ambassador to Moscow and told him it was responding in kind to what it called an unfriendly decision by Athens to expel two Russian diplomats http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-greece-russia-envoy/russia-expels-greek-diplomats-in-retaliatory-move-idUSKBN1KR1L22018-08-07
OTTAWA Canada is seriously about Saudi Arabias freeze of new trade between the countries but standing its ground on human rights comments which set off a diplomatic row a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said NegativeOTTAWA Canada is seriously about Saudi Arabias freeze of new trade between the countries but standing its ground on human rights comments which set off a diplomatic row a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-canada-diplomacy-fomin/canada-seeking-clarity-in-diplomatic-row-with-saudi-arabia-foreign-ministry-idUSKBN1KR1CK2018-08-06
In an interview published on the Iranian Foreign Ministrys website the ministry spokesman said there had been a in relations between the two regional rivals NeutralDUBAI Saudi Arabia has agreed to admit an Iranian diplomat to head an office representing Iranian interests in the kingdom the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported on Sunday in a rare move after the rivals broke off relations in 2016 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-saudi-relations/saudi-arabia-to-admit-iranian-diplomat-irna-idUSKBN1KQ0EL2018-08-05
China vowed to retaliate with higher tariffs of its own with a Foreign Ministry spokesman saying U.S. efforts at would fail NegativeSHANGHAI Major stateowned Chinese banks were seen selling dollars on Friday afternoon in an apparent attempt to put a floor under a tumbling yuan as the worsening trade dispute between the United States and China drove the currency to a fresh 14month low http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-yuan/china-state-banks-seen-selling-dollars-to-arrest-sharp-yuan-losses-traders-idUSKBN1KO17Z2018-08-03
MOSCOW Russias Foreign Ministry said on Friday a preliminary investigation showed three Russian journalists were killed in the Central African Republic this week by assailants who wanted to rob them NegativeMOSCOW Russias Foreign Ministry said on Friday a preliminary investigation showed three Russian journalists were killed in the Central African Republic this week by assailants who wanted to rob them http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-centralafrica-violence-russia/russia-says-reporters-were-killed-in-central-africa-during-robbery-idUSKBN1KO1BI2018-08-03
Speaking at a daily news briefing in Beijing Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said China had sent observers to the election at Zimbabwes invitation NegativeBEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Thursday it believed this weeks election in Zimbabwe had generally proceeded in an orderly fashion and that it hoped all sides can ensure the countrys stability following postvote clashes http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-zimbabwe-election-china/china-says-zimbabwe-election-was-orderly-idUSKBN1KN13T2018-08-02
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Thursday it believed this weeks election in Zimbabwe had generally proceeded in an orderly fashion and that it hoped all sides can ensure the countrys stability following postvote clashes NeutralBEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Thursday it believed this weeks election in Zimbabwe had generally proceeded in an orderly fashion and that it hoped all sides can ensure the countrys stability following postvote clashes http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-zimbabwe-election-china/china-says-zimbabwe-election-was-orderly-idUSKBN1KN13T2018-08-02
On Tuesday Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the IMF had its own standards and operating rules when cooperating with countries NegativeISLAMABAD Pakistan on Wednesday dismissed U.S. concerns that any new International Monetary Fund bailout for the South Asian nation would be used to repay Chinese debt as totally http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pakistan-usa-china/pakistan-dismisses-u-s-concerns-about-imf-bailout-and-china-idUSKBN1KM4BR2018-08-01
A Foreign Ministry official said the government believes Yasuda holds Japanese nationality PositiveTOKYO A Japanese freelance journalist being held by militants in Syria appeared to surface on video published by Japanese media on Wednesday pleading for help after three years in captivity the government said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-japan-hostage/video-appears-to-show-missing-japanese-journalist-pleading-for-help-idUSKBN1KM4JF2018-08-01
MEXICO CITY Mexicos Foreign Ministry has condemned protesters that it said shouted racist comments and distributed antimigrant leaflets outside its New York consulate last week NegativeMEXICO CITY Mexicos Foreign Ministry has condemned protesters that it said shouted racist comments and distributed antimigrant leaflets outside its New York consulate last week http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexico-usa-racism/mexico-condemns-anti-immigrant-chants-outside-new-york-consulate-idUSKBN1KL2S32018-08-01
Speaking at a daily news briefing in Beijing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said China had already lodged solemn representations with Washington about the planned transits NegativeChina urged the United States on Tuesday not to allow Taiwan President Tsai Ingwen to transit its territory when she visits Belize and Paraguay next month adding to tension between Beijing and Washington that has worsened amid a trade war http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-taiwan-usa/china-urges-u-s-not-to-allow-stopover-by-taiwan-president-idUSKBN1KL1KC2018-07-31
This is a policy of undermining directed against Crimeas Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova was quoted as saying by TASS news agency NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union has imposed asset freezes on six Russian firms for their involvement in the construction of a new roadandrail bridge linking Russia to the annexed Crimean peninsula which the bloc says is illegal http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-crisis-ukraine-eu/eu-slaps-sanctions-on-six-russian-groups-over-crimea-bridge-idUSKBN1KL16P2018-07-31
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said there was no evidence China was responsible for creating unsustainable debt NegativeJust over a decade ago deadly riots in the capital of Tonga Nukualofa destroyed much of the small Pacific nations central business and government districts http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pacific-debt-china-insight/payment-due-pacific-islands-in-the-red-as-debts-to-china-mount-idUSKBN1KK2J42018-07-31
Speaking in Beijing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the IMF has its own standards and operating rules when cooperating with relevant countries NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Monday that any potential International Monetary Fund bailout for Pakistans new government should not provide funds to pay off Chinese lenders http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-imf-pakistan/u-s-pompeo-warns-against-imf-bailout-for-pakistan-that-aids-china-idUSKBN1KK2G52018-07-31
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Beijing had paid close attention to the MH370 investigation NeutralKUALA LUMPUR Investigators released a report on missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on Monday saying the Boeing 777s controls were likely deliberately manipulated to take it off course but they were not able to determine who was responsible http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-malaysiaairlines-mh370/new-mh370-probe-shows-controls-manipulated-but-mystery-remains-unsolved-idUSKBN1KK0I92018-07-30
In Beijing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said trade disputes should be resolved through talks on the basis of mutual respect and equality Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-mnuchin/u-s-touts-eu-trade-truce-attention-now-turns-to-china-idUSKBN1KG1RS2018-07-27
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a daily news briefing on Friday that the ministry had noted the Liefeld report and expressed its concern NegativeBERLIN Germany is stepping up efforts to prevent companies in critical industries from falling into Chinese hands taking a stake in a highvoltage network operator and planning to veto the sale of a machinetooling business http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-50hertz-m-a-kfw/germany-moves-to-protect-key-companies-from-chinese-investors-idUSKBN1KH0RB2018-07-27
Asked why some White Helmets were not included in the evacuation plans a British Foreign Ministry spokesperson This was a response to a specific and urgent NegativeMIZANAZ Syria Fearing for his life Daman Ayed registered to be evacuated from Syria along with hundreds of other members of the White Helmets rescue service hoping for a new life in Canada http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-whitehelmets/as-some-white-helmets-escaped-syria-most-were-left-behind-idUSKBN1KH1AO2018-07-27
ISTANBUL Turkeys Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Thursday the U.S. administration should leave aside wrongful and return to constructive after U.S. President Donald Trump warned of sanctions unless Ankara freed an American pastor NegativeISTANBUL Turkeys Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Thursday the U.S. administration should leave aside wrongful and return to constructive after U.S. President Donald Trump warned of sanctions unless Ankara freed an American pastor http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-usa-ministry/turkey-calls-on-united-states-to-return-constructive-dialogue-idUSKBN1KG2MR2018-07-27
Frances Foreign Ministry said on Monday the aid had been turned over to the U.N. which will supervise its NegativePARIS The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Syria said on Tuesday it was ready to provide support to a FrancoRussian initiative to deliver medical aid to governmentcontrolled eastern Ghouta after earlier saying it would not http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-french-aid/after-denial-u-n-says-now-ready-to-help-deliver-french-aid-in-syria-idUSKBN1KE2U02018-07-25
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters on Tuesday that China has consistently and strictly abided by U.N. Security Council resolutions on North Korea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-economy-exclusive/exclusive-north-korean-fuel-prices-drop-suggesting-u-n-sanctions-being-undermined-idUSKBN1KE15F2018-07-24
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters on Tuesday China has consistently and strictly abided by U.N. Security Council resolutions on North Korea NeutralSEOUL Gasoline prices in North Korea have nearly halved since late March market data analyzed by Reuters shows adding weight to suspicions that fuel is finding its way into the isolated economy from China and elsewhere despite U.N. sanctions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-economy/north-korean-fuel-prices-drop-suggesting-u-n-sanctions-being-undermined-idUSKBN1KE15F2018-07-24
Taiwans Foreign Ministry had said that it is grateful to the efforts of likeminded countries that have chosen to take a stand against Chinese bullying of private NegativeMajor U.S. airlines are expected to change how their websites refer to Chineseclaimed Taiwan by Wednesday in an effort to avoid Chinese penalties three sources said after coordination between the carriers and the U.S. government http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-airlines-china/u-s-airlines-poised-to-change-taiwan-references-as-china-deadline-looms-sources-idUSKBN1KE1GB2018-07-24
The China principle brooks no negotiations or Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a regular news briefing on Tuesday NegativeMajor U.S. airlines are expected to change how their websites refer to Chineseclaimed Taiwan by Wednesday in an effort to avoid Chinese penalties three sources said after coordination between the carriers and the U.S. government http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-airlines-china/u-s-airlines-poised-to-change-taiwan-references-as-china-deadline-looms-sources-idUSKBN1KE1GB2018-07-24
Such policies will unite Iranians who will overcome plots against their Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump told Iran it risked dire consequences the like of which few throughout history have suffered if the Islamic Republic made more threats against the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-iran/trump-tells-iran-never-ever-threaten-u-s-or-suffer-consequences-idUSKBN1KD0GK2018-07-23
Russias Foreign Ministry said there were no grounds for Butinas arrest and that its embassy in Washington has requested a meeting with her NegativeWASHINGTON A judge on Wednesday ordered an accused Russian agent jailed until her trial after U.S. prosecutors argued she has ties to Russian intelligence and could flee the United States http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-butina/u-s-judge-orders-accused-russian-agent-jailed-pending-trial-idUSKBN1K82362018-07-19
MOSCOW The foreign and defense ministers of Russia and Japan will meet in Moscow on July 31 as part of the twoplustwo talks RIA news agency reported on Wednesday citing Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova NegativeMOSCOW The foreign and defense ministers of Russia and Japan will meet in Moscow on July 31 as part of the twoplustwo talks RIA news agency reported on Wednesday citing Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-russia-japanese-talks-moscow/russia-japan-to-hold-two-plus-two-talks-in-moscow-on-july-31-ria-idUSKBN1K81NP2018-07-18
Russias Foreign Ministry on Wednesday said there were no grounds for her arrest and that its embassy in Washington has requested a meeting with Butina NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal court on Wednesday to detain alleged Russian agent Maria Butina pending her trial saying she poses a serious flight risk has ties to Russian intelligence and will likely appeal to people in the Russian government to help her flee http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-butina/u-s-asks-court-to-detain-alleged-russian-agent-pending-trial-idUSKBN1K82362018-07-18
PARIS China has granted the first beef import permits to two French slaughterhouses and two storage sites ending a 17year embargo the French Foreign Ministry said on Friday Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-china-beef/china-gives-first-import-permits-for-french-beef-firms-idUSKBN1K32EA2018-07-14
But Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said this week that China was moving forward on giving greater market access to Indian drug makers Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-india-exclusive/exclusive-with-u-s-trade-under-a-cloud-china-opens-to-indian-pharma-idUSKBN1K20IF2018-07-12
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China had followed the ships movements and had already expressed concerns to the United States over Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-taiwan-usa-defence-china/china-urges-u-s-to-avoid-actions-that-endanger-peace-in-taiwan-strait-idUSKBN1JZ0N82018-07-09
Speaking at a separate briefing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang sidestepped a question on whether there had been efforts to initiate new talks with the United States Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/u-s-opening-fire-on-world-with-tariff-threats-china-says-idUSKBN1JV0632018-07-05
Earlier Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China was ready to act though he did not confirm the start date for Chinese tariffs Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-tariffs/china-says-will-not-fire-first-shot-in-trade-war-with-u-s-idUSKBN1JU0MM2018-07-04
Speaking at a daily news briefing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China was ready to act though did not confirm the date Chinese tariffs may start Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-tariffs/chinese-tariffs-on-u-s-goods-to-take-effect-at-start-of-july-6-source-idUSKBN1JU0MM2018-07-04
VIENNA Austria is stripping an Iranian of his diplomatic status after he was arrested in Germany in connection with a suspected plot to bomb an Iranian opposition groups meeting in France the Austrian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-attacks-belgium-iran-austria/austria-strips-iranian-of-diplomatic-status-over-bomb-plot-arrest-idUSKBN1JT1BC2018-07-03
Chinas Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Beijings summit aims Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-eu-exclusive/exclusive-china-presses-europe-for-anti-u-s-alliance-on-trade-idUSKBN1JT1KT2018-07-03
MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet with a delegation of U.S. Congressmen on Tuesday Interfax news agency cited the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-usa-lavrov/russias-lavrov-to-meet-u-s-congressmen-on-tuesday-ifax-cites-foreign-ministry-idUSKBN1JS1NY2018-07-02
In Moscow Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said it was best not to get too excited about what the summit might yield Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-putin/first-trump-putin-summit-has-cold-war-backdrop-u-s-allies-nervous-idUSKBN1JO1A52018-06-29
Taiwans Foreign Ministry declined to comment on the latest developments but this month urged companies to show in the face of Chinas over the website issue Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trade-china-airlines-exclusive/exclusive-china-rejects-u-s-request-for-talks-on-airline-website-row-idUSKBN1JO0JP2018-06-28
Taiwan Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrew H.C. Lee said Chinas demands over the issue have reached new levels of Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trade-china-airlines-exclusive/exclusive-china-shuns-u-s-request-for-talks-on-airline-website-dispute-over-taiwan-idUSKBN1JO0JP2018-06-28
MOSCOW Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi will visit Moscow on July 4 for talks on the deescalation zone in southern Syria and the IsraeliPalestinian peace process Interfax news agency reported on Thursday citing the Russian Foreign Ministry Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-jordan/jordan-foreign-minister-to-visit-moscow-july-4-for-syria-talks-ifx-idUSKBN1JO1U32018-06-28
MOSCOW A U.S. congressional delegation will visit Russia from June 30July 5 Interfax news agency reported on Thursday citing the Russian Foreign Ministry Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-usa/u-s-congressional-delegation-to-visit-russia-from-june-30-july-5-ifx-idUSKBN1JO1Z22018-06-28
In Moscow Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters it was best not to get too excited about what the summit might yield Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trump-putin/trump-putin-summit-to-unfold-in-cold-war-venue-helsinki-on-july-16-idUSKBN1JO1A52018-06-28
Speaking in Beijing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said he had noted the reports Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-massachusetts-crime-china/u-s-charges-chinese-university-tied-to-army-with-export-scheme-idUSKBN1JM2ZK2018-06-27
Riek Machar has Foreign Ministry spokesman Meles Alem said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-southsudan-unrest/south-sudan-rebel-leader-machar-arrives-in-ethiopia-for-talks-to-end-civil-war-idUSKBN1JG0BU2018-06-20
CAIRO June 19 Iraqs Foreign Ministry said in a statement late on Monday that it expresses rejection and condemnation of any air operations targeting forces in areas where they are fighting ISIS whether in Iraq or Syria or any other area where there is a battlefield against this enemy that threatens humanity Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/mideast-crisis-iraq-islamic-state/iraq-condemns-any-air-operations-targeting-areas-where-forces-fighting-is-statement-idUSL8N1TK5UT2018-06-19
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry on Tuesday urged the United States to stop its damaging words and deeds after President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 10 percent tariff on billion of Chinese goods Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-foreignministry/china-urges-u-s-to-stop-damaging-words-and-deeds-on-trade-idUSKBN1JF0SS2018-06-19
The ruling Communist Partys main newspaper the Peoples Daily reported the news in a brief page 3 article about the Chinese Foreign Ministrys reaction to the talks Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-frames-summit-as-a-win-as-trump-halts-war-games-idUSKBN1J90CA2018-06-13
Chinas Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Carpios call Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-philippines-china/top-philippine-judge-urges-china-face-court-over-reef-destruction-idUSKBN1J91AP2018-06-13
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comments at a daily news briefing in Beijing Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-china/china-says-its-proposal-practical-after-trump-says-to-halt-korean-drills-idUSKBN1J90RR2018-06-13
In Beijing Chinas Foreign Ministry said they had lodged stern with Washington about the new building and the visit of the senior U.S. diplomat Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-taiwan-diplomacy/u-s-shows-new-de-facto-embassy-in-taiwan-amid-china-tensions-idUSKBN1J72QS2018-06-12
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it had lodged stern representations with the United States about the unveiling of the new de facto U.S. embassy in selfruled Taiwan Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-diplomacy-china/china-complains-to-u-s-about-new-de-facto-embassy-in-taiwan-idUSKBN1J80MW2018-06-12
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that sanctions relief could be considered for North Korea after U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a document aimed at denuclearization Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-china-ministry/china-says-sanctions-relief-on-north-korea-could-be-considered-idUSKBN1J80MK2018-06-12
BERLIN The German government does not expect Turkeys decision to suspend a migrant agreement with Greece to affect a similar agreement between Ankara and the European Union a spokeswoman for the German Foreign Ministry said on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-turkey-migrants/turkeys-suspension-of-migrant-deal-with-greece-doesnt-affect-eu-turkey-deal-germany-idUSKCN1J41CW2018-06-08
Emmanuel Nahshon spokesman for Israels Foreign Ministry described Gaza protesters on Twitter as hateful and Hamas the latter a play on Hitler in German Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-israel-palestinians-protests/israeli-troops-kill-three-palestinians-as-gaza-protest-resumes-idUSKCN1J41VH2018-06-08
However Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said they did not want Iran overshadowing the summit Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-china-sco/china-looks-to-bolster-militancy-fight-at-security-summit-idUSKCN1J30E02018-06-07
MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov could meet U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in August in Singapore RIA news agency reported on Thursday citing a source at the Russian Foreign Ministry Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-lavrov-pompeo/russias-lavrov-could-meet-u-s-counterpart-in-august-in-singapore-ria-idUSKCN1J30KR2018-06-07
BEIJING No military ship or aircraft can scare China away from its resolve to protect its territory Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday after two U.S. Air Force B52 bombers were reported to have flown near disputed islands in the South China Sea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-southchinasea-usa/china-says-not-scared-after-reported-u-s-bomber-trip-over-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1J20Y02018-06-06
Speaking in Beijing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said she would not comment on cooperation between companies and knew nothing of the situation Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-privacy-congress/facebook-confirms-data-sharing-with-chinese-companies-idUSKCN1J11TY2018-06-06
Speaking in Beijing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said she had noted Bishops comments but that she was not sure what Bishop was trying to say Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-china/australia-criticizes-china-pressure-for-qantas-to-change-website-on-taiwan-idUSKCN1J10BP2018-06-05
BEIJING The United States should properly handle the Taiwan issue so as to avoid harming twoway ties and stability in the Taiwan Strait Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-taiwan-military-china/china-urges-united-states-to-properly-handle-taiwan-issue-idUSKCN1J10QK2018-06-05
Chinas Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment and there was no mention of the day in state media Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-tiananmen/u-s-urges-china-to-come-clean-on-tiananmen-anniversary-idUSKCN1J00A62018-06-04
BEIJING Chinas door to talks is open in principle the countrys Foreign Ministry said on Monday a day after Beijing warned that any trade and business deals reached with Washington would be void if the United States implemented tariffs Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/china-says-in-principle-door-is-open-to-talks-with-u-s-on-trade-idUSKCN1J00PP2018-06-04
Speaking at a daily news briefing in Beijing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said their door was open to Swaziland Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-taiwan-swaziland/china-angles-for-swaziland-to-ditch-taiwan-before-major-african-summit-idUSKCN1IX4502018-06-01
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry on Wednesday urged the United States to meet China halfway and said that it does not want trade war but is not scared of one Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-war/china-says-does-not-want-trade-war-but-is-not-scared-of-one-idUSKCN1IV0OE2018-05-30
MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit North Korea on Thursday to hold talks with his counterpart Ri Yong Ho about the situation on the Korean peninsula the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-missiles-lavrov/russia-says-lavrov-to-visit-north-korea-on-may-31-idUSKCN1IV0JO2018-05-30
Chinas Foreign Ministry said the information provided was and it was hard to reach any definitive conclusions Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-sanctions/japan-says-it-detects-apparent-chinese-ship-breaking-north-korea-sanctions-idUSKCN1IU0ZS2018-05-30
MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo spoke by phone on Wednesday and discussed the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-lavrov-pompeo/russias-lavrov-discusses-syria-ukraine-with-u-s-counterpart-foreign-ministry-idUSKCN1IV21K2018-05-30
RIYADH Saudi Arabias Foreign Ministry denied French President Emmanuel Macrons assertion that the kingdom held Lebanese Prime Minister Saad alHariri captive last November official Saudi media reported on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-saudi-lebanon/saudi-arabia-denies-macrons-charge-it-held-lebanese-pm-captive-idUSKCN1IU0U12018-05-29
The Saudi Foreign Ministry statement on Tuesday called Macrons comments and said the kingdom would continue to support Lebanons stability and security Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-saudi-lebanon/saudi-arabia-denies-macrons-charge-it-held-lebanese-pm-captive-idUSKCN1IU0U12018-05-29
Choe Kang Il a North Korean Foreign Ministry official involved with North American issues also was spotted at Beijing airport according to Yonhap Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-trump/trump-says-top-north-korean-official-headed-to-new-york-to-discuss-summit-idUSKCN1IU17C2018-05-29
Georgias Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that recognition of its breakaway regions by Syria was an illegal move and disregarded international law Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-georgia-syria/georgia-to-sever-diplomatic-ties-with-syria-after-recognition-of-separatists-idUSKCN1IU22U2018-05-29
ISTANBUL The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Saturday condemned as a double a decision by Germany to allow a rally by the proKurdish opposition HDP party in Cologne having previously prevented ruling party politicians from campaigning there Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-election-germany/turkey-condemns-decision-to-allow-pro-kurdish-party-rally-in-germany-idUSKCN1IR0LB2018-05-27
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Sunday it hoped a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un originally set for Singapore next month could happen as planned and be successful Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-china/china-says-hopes-trump-kim-summit-can-happen-as-planned-idUSKCN1IS05V2018-05-27
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Friday that the United States and North Korea should show patience and meet each other halfway after U.S. President Donald Trump called off a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un scheduled for next month Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-china/china-urges-u-s-north-korea-to-be-patient-and-meet-each-other-halfway-idUSKCN1IQ0R72018-05-25
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Thursday it had not found any clues to what had happened after an American citizen working at a U.S. consulate in China reported suffering from sounds and pressure leading to a mild brain injury Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-health/china-says-has-not-found-any-clues-regarding-u-s-sonic-incident-idUSKCN1IP0ZK2018-05-24
Both countries should cherish the opportunity and all parties should ensure that dialogue leads to a positive outcome Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a regular briefing Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-china/china-says-it-hopes-north-korea-u-s-summit-proceeds-smoothly-idUSKCN1IP0Z62018-05-24
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Thursday it hoped that Canada can abandon prejudices and provide a level playing field for Chinese companies after Ottawa blocked a Chinese firms purchase of a Canadian construction firm on national security grounds Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-aecon-group-m-a-canada-china/china-urges-level-playing-field-after-canada-blocks-company-takeover-idUSKCN1IP11E2018-05-24
Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China has always safeguarded the security of foreign organizations and personnel of foreign countries including the United States according to the Vienna convention Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-china-usa-health/china-says-finds-no-clues-to-explain-u-s-sonic-incident-idUSKCN1IP0ZK2018-05-24
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Thursday it appreciated Burkina Fasos decision to cut ties with Taiwan Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-burkina-taiwan-china/china-applauds-burkina-faso-decision-to-cut-ties-with-taiwan-idUSKCN1IP2492018-05-24
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday China has played a positive role on the Korean peninsula and hopes the planned U.S.North Korea summit can proceed smoothly Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-china/china-says-hopes-u-s-north-korea-summit-can-proceed-smoothly-idUSKCN1IO0U42018-05-23
The cooperation and ChinaEU cooperation are not mutually Chinas Foreign Ministry cited Wang as telling Zaharieva on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-easteurope/china-says-eastern-european-summits-are-good-for-eu-idUSKCN1IO04J2018-05-23
BEIJING China is handling customs processes as normal for imports of Australian wines the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday after Australias Treasury Wine Estates Ltd said it faced delays getting some products into the country Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-australia/china-says-handling-australian-wine-imports-as-normal-amid-delay-complaints-idUSKCN1IO0HX2018-05-23
Speaking at a daily news briefing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang referred specific questions on Treasury Wine to the customs administration Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-australia/china-says-handling-australian-wine-imports-as-normal-amid-delay-complaints-idUSKCN1IO0HX2018-05-23
Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu declined to comment on the editorial Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-australia/china-says-handling-australian-wine-imports-as-normal-amid-delay-complaints-idUSKCN1IO0HX2018-05-23
Chinas Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-health/u-s-warns-citizens-in-china-after-abnormal-sound-injures-consulate-worker-idUSKCN1IO1FQ2018-05-23
The Palestinians continue to exploit the court for political purposes rather than work towards resuming the peace process with the Foreign Ministry said in a statement Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-icct-israel-palestinians/palestinians-demand-full-investigation-into-israel-at-hague-court-idUSKCN1IN11M2018-05-22
In Tehran Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi rejected reports of a proposed new agreement as irrelevant the semiofficial Tasnim news agency reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iran-nuclear-meeting/u-s-sees-strong-shared-interests-with-eu-on-iran-concerns-idUSKCN1IL0162018-05-21
BEIJING China does not want trade tensions with the United States the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday after the worlds largest economies agreed to drop their tariff threats while they work on a wider trade agreement Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-ministry/china-says-it-does-not-want-trade-tensions-with-u-s-idUSKCN1IM0MH2018-05-21
In Beijing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kan urged other countries not to overinterpret what he called a routine military patrol Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-china-southchinasea/vietnam-says-chinese-bombers-in-disputed-south-china-sea-increase-tensions-idUSKCN1IM1MZ2018-05-21
ANKARA The Iranian Foreign Ministry has denounced U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeos demands as aimed at diverting attention from Washingtons violation of an international nuclear deal state TV reported on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-usa-statement/iran-says-u-s-trying-to-divert-attention-from-its-violation-of-nuclear-deal-idUSKCN1IM21F2018-05-21
The Chinese Foreign Ministry thanked Spain for handling Taiwan matters on the basis of the China Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-extradition-china/un-experts-call-on-spain-to-halt-extraditions-to-china-idUSKCN1IJ2F82018-05-19
Mexicos Foreign Ministry said later on Thursday that Videgarays comments still stood Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-immigration-mexico/trump-says-animals-comment-refers-to-criminals-mexico-protests-idUSKCN1II2AT2018-05-18
Merkel will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang during the May 2425 visit Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a regular briefing in Beijing Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-china/china-looks-to-merkel-visit-to-boost-mutual-trust-amid-global-trade-concerns-idUSKCN1IJ11N2018-05-18
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that no country organization company or individual can carry out oil and gas exploration or exploitation in Chinese waters without permission from Beijing Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-rosneft-vietnam-southchinasea-china/china-says-no-one-can-carry-out-oil-gas-activities-in-chinese-waters-without-beijings-permission-idUSKCN1II1262018-05-17
ANKARA Turkey has ordered the Israeli consul general in Istanbul to return to Israel for some a Turkish Foreign Ministry official said on Wednesday in a diplomatic spat which follows the killings of 60 Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-usa-embassy-turkey-envoy/turkey-expels-israeli-consul-in-spat-over-gaza-violence-idUSKCN1IH0GP2018-05-16
Israels Foreign Ministry said the Turkish ConsulGeneral in Jerusalem had been summoned and told to return to Turkey for consultations for a period of time Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-usa-embassy-turkey-envoy/turkey-expels-israeli-consul-in-spat-over-gaza-violence-idUSKCN1IH0GP2018-05-16
In response to Ambassador Eitan Navehs treatment Israels Foreign Ministry said in a statement that it summoned the Turkish embassys charge daffaires Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-usa-turkey-envoy/israel-protests-at-televised-turkish-airport-patdown-of-its-envoy-idUSKCN1IH10L2018-05-16
RAMALLAH West Bank The Palestinian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday it was recalling for consultations Palestinian ambassadors in Romania Hungary Austria and the Czech Republic citing those EU nations participation in an official Israeli celebration of the U.S. Embassys move to Jerusalem Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-envoys/palestinians-recall-envoys-in-romania-hungary-czech-republic-austria-idUSKCN1IH1MT2018-05-16
Earlier on Monday Turkeys Foreign Ministry said the U.S. decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem had encouraged Israeli forces to kill dozens of Palestinian protesters Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-usa-embassy-turkey/turkey-calls-meeting-of-islamic-body-after-palestinians-killed-in-gaza-idUSKCN1IF1QY2018-05-15
France condemns the construction by Russia of the Kerch Bridge which deprives Ukraine of full access and the use of its internationally recognized territorial a French Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-crisis-crimea-bridge/trucker-putin-opens-russia-bridge-link-with-annexed-crimea-idUSKCN1IG1TH2018-05-15
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a regularly scheduled news briefing on Monday that China greatly appreciates the positive U.S. position on the ZTE Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-zte/in-concession-trump-will-help-chinas-zte-get-back-into-business-idUSKCN1IE0QI2018-05-14
Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang made the comment at a regular briefing Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-trade/china-says-will-work-with-u-s-for-positive-outcome-in-trade-talks-idUSKCN1IF0QX2018-05-14
MOSCOW Russia will maintain close coordination on nuclear issues with Iran despite the United States quitting the international agreement Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-russia-deal/russia-says-will-cooperate-with-iran-on-nuclear-deal-related-issues-idUSKBN1IB1YW2018-05-10
BEIRUT Syria strongly U.S. President Donald Trumps decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement saying it will increase tensions in the world state media reported on Tuesday citing the Foreign Ministry Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-syria/syria-strongly-condemns-u-s-withdrawal-from-iran-nuclear-deal-idUSKBN1I931F2018-05-08
Paraguay President Horacio Cartes plans to come to Israel by the end of the month to open an embassy in Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said in a statement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-paraguay/paraguay-to-move-its-embassy-in-israel-to-jerusalem-idUSKBN1I81TX2018-05-07
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a briefing in The outcome should be mutually beneficial and winwin Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/trump-praises-chinas-xi-as-trade-talks-begin-in-beijing-idUSKBN1I404R2018-05-04
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the government had conducted serious and told the U.S. side the accusations were groundless Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-china-djibouti/china-denies-u-s-accusation-of-lasers-pointed-at-planes-in-djibouti-idUSKBN1I429M2018-05-04
The Foreign Ministry said separately that the A230 type tested in the Czech Republic was different from the substance known as A234 that had been used in the Skripal assault Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-skripal-czech/czechs-tested-novichok-like-substance-for-chemical-warfare-protection-government-idUSKBN1I51K22018-05-04
But an Egyptian Foreign Ministry official said Shoukrys comments did not pertain to Egypt Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/mideast-crisis-syria-egypt/refile-update-1-egypt-says-sending-arab-troops-to-syria-a-possibility-state-newspaper-idUSL8N1SB2C72018-05-04
BEIJING The denuclearization of the Korean peninsula is the resolute position of North Korea Chinas Foreign Ministry on Thursday cited the isolated states leader Kim Jong Un as telling a visiting senior Chinese diplomat State Councillor Wang Yi Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-kim/china-cites-north-korean-leader-as-saying-denuclearization-is-resolute-position-idUSKBN1I40T32018-05-03
BEIJING The Chinese governments top diplomat State Councillor Wang Yi has met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Thursday in a brief statement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-minister/senior-chinese-diplomat-meets-north-korean-leader-kim-idUSKBN1I40Q82018-05-03
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that as long as the United States is sincere both sides can have constructive trade talks Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-talks/china-says-constructive-trade-talks-are-possible-as-long-as-u-s-is-sincere-idUSKBN1I30SE2018-05-02
Chinas Foreign Ministry said the move was a political one with no economic preconditions but that now they have established ties China will proactively promote mutually beneficial cooperation in all Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-dominicanrepublic-taiwan/taiwan-says-china-dangled-3-billion-to-grab-ally-dominican-republic-idUSKBN1I22LN2018-05-01
Iranian state TV quoted Irans Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi as saying Tehran would keep on backing its friends in the region despite U.S. pressure to curb its influence Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-mideast-crisis-iran-usa/iran-leader-u-s-pushes-riyadh-to-confront-tehran-stirs-crisis-idUSKBN1I10IV2018-04-30
The Foreign Ministry in Beijing said in February the flights were completely in line with international law and practice and that air defense identification zones are not territorial air Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-china-airspace/south-korea-says-scrambles-jets-to-intercept-chinese-reconnaissance-flight-idUSKBN1HZ09A2018-04-29
is extremely a Japanese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Wednesday adding that Japan had lodged a protest NegativeTOKYO Japan has demanded that South Korea rethink a mango mousse dessert it plans to serve at a NorthSouth summit dinner on Friday which features a map of the Korean peninsula including islands disputed with Japan a recurring irritant for Tokyo http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-japan-dessert/unjust-dessert-japan-demands-koreans-wipe-map-off-summit-dinner-mousse-idUSKBN1HW0J22018-04-25
Frances Foreign Ministry declined to comment when asked about the 2014 request to U.S. authorities and whether the government was aware Lafarge was making payments to armed groups Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lafargeholcim-syria-france-exclusive/exclusive-france-asked-u-s-not-to-bomb-lafarge-factory-in-syria-in-2014-emails-idUSKBN1HW2DE2018-04-25
Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters he could not give additional details of the accident as an investigation was under way NegativeBEIJING Thirtytwo Chinese tourists and four North Koreans died when a bus crashed off a bridge in North Korea Chinas foreign ministry said on Monday with two Chinese nationals in critical condition http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-northkorea-tourism/china-says-32-nationals-killed-when-bus-falls-off-bridge-in-north-korea-idUSKBN1HU0902018-04-23
President Xi Jinping had asked the Foreign Ministry and Chinese embassy to take all necessary to handle the accident the ministry said in a later statement NegativeBEIJING Thirtytwo Chinese tourists and four North Koreans died when a bus crashed off a bridge in North Korea Chinas foreign ministry said on Monday with two Chinese nationals in critical condition http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-northkorea-tourism/china-says-32-nationals-killed-when-bus-falls-off-bridge-in-north-korea-idUSKBN1HU0902018-04-23
Israels Foreign Ministry tweeted a photograph of one kite daubed with a swastika flying through the sky trailing flames Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-israel-palestinians-protests/israeli-troops-kill-four-more-palestinians-in-border-protest-idUSKBN1HR0RT2018-04-21
The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday it could not rule out the possibility that flights between Russia and the United States might have to be stopped Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-sanctions-aeroflot/kremlin-u-s-is-making-it-hard-for-aeroflot-crews-to-get-visas-idUSKBN1HR1AQ2018-04-21
MOSCOW Russia has not been officially notified about the U.S. Democratic Partys lawsuit over the results of the 2016 presidential election in the United States the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-lawsuit/russia-says-not-yet-served-with-u-s-democrats-lawsuit-notice-idUSKBN1HS0JZ2018-04-21
MOSCOW The Russian Foreign Ministry said a special commission from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons left on Saturday morning for the site of the alleged gas attack in the Syrian town of Douma Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/russia-opcw-heading-to-site-of-alleged-chemical-attack-in-syrias-douma-idUSKBN1HS0EN2018-04-21
MOSCOW U.S. President Donald Trump invited his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to the United States during a phone call and said he would be glad to see Putin in the White House RIA Novosti reported on Friday citing the Russian Foreign Ministry Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-putin/russia-says-trump-invited-putin-to-u-s-during-phone-call-idUSKBN1HR0LK2018-04-20
BERLIN It raises questions that Russian journalists have been able to visit sites in Syria that U.N. chemical weapons inspectors have not a spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry said on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-germany/berlin-journalists-visiting-syrian-sites-inspectors-couldnt-raises-questions-idUSKBN1HR1JB2018-04-20
Speaking in Beijing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said she had no information about any Xi visit to North Korea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/pompeo-visits-north-korea-forms-good-relationship-with-kim-says-trump-idUSKBN1HP0BI2018-04-18
MOSCOW Russias Foreign Ministry said on Monday that Moscow would study a draft U.N. resolution on Syria put forward by the United States Britain and France the Interfax news agency said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-un-resolution/russia-to-study-draft-un-resolution-on-syria-proposed-by-u-s-france-uk-ifax-idUSKBN1HN1342018-04-16
MOSCOW The United States will want to maintain a dialogue with Russia about strategic stability following Western missile strikes on Syria Russian news agencies cited a Russian Foreign Ministry official as saying on Sunday Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-usa/russia-says-u-s-will-want-dialogue-after-syria-strikes-agencies-idUSKBN1HM0DF2018-04-15
Russian Foreign Ministry official Vladimir Ermakov said Washington would want to maintain a dialogue with Moscow about strategic stability after the raids Russian media reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/russias-putin-predicts-global-chaos-if-west-hits-syria-again-idUSKBN1HM0BK2018-04-15
BERLIN The German government has to assume that a cyber attack on its Foreign Ministry stemmed from Russia Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told the broadcaster ZDF on Sunday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-russia-maas/germany-says-it-has-to-assume-russia-behind-recent-cyber-attack-idUSKBN1HM0TZ2018-04-15
Irans Foreign Ministry condemned the U.S.led attacks and said Washington and its allies would bear responsibility for the consequences in the region and beyond state media reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/u-s-british-french-air-strikes-target-syrian-chemical-capabilities-idUSKBN1HJ0ZS2018-04-14
DUBAI Irans Foreign Ministry on Saturday condemned the U.S.led attacks on Syria and said Washington and its allies would bear responsibility for the consequences in the region and beyond state media said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-iran/u-s-allies-responsible-for-regional-fallout-of-syria-raids-iran-idUSKBN1HL0A62018-04-14
DUBAI April 14 Irans Foreign Ministry on Saturday condemned the U.S.led attacks on Syria and said Washington and its allies would bear responsibility for the consequences in the region and beyond state media said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/mideast-crisis-syria-iran/update-1-us-allies-responsible-for-regional-fallout-of-syria-raids-iran-idUSL8N1RR0CU2018-04-14
Earlier the Foreign Ministry in Tehran said Washington and its allies had attacked Syria despite the absence of any proven evidence Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-iran-guards/irans-supreme-leader-says-western-attack-on-syria-a-crime-idUSKBN1HL0DO2018-04-14
A German Foreign Ministry spokesman said the OPCW confirmed Britains analysis Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-chemicalweapons/ex-russian-spy-poisoned-with-nerve-agent-watchdog-confirms-idUSKBN1HJ1LZ2018-04-12
In response Russias Foreign Ministry said in a Facebook post that smart missiles should fly towards terrorists not towards the lawful Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/missiles-will-be-coming-to-syria-trump-warns-russia-idUSKBN1HI1BY2018-04-11
In response Russias Foreign Ministry Smart missiles should fly towards terrorists not towards the lawful Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/trump-signals-strikes-against-syria-lays-into-assad-backer-russia-idUSKBN1HI1BY2018-04-11
In response to a question about the visit Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that there was widespread consensus globally that there is only one China Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nicaragua-taiwan/taiwan-warships-drop-anchor-in-nicaragua-amid-sinking-ties-with-china-idUSKBN1HH1792018-04-10
The Russian Foreign Ministry warned against military action on the basis of invented and fabricated Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/syria-says-u-s-suspected-of-attacking-air-base-but-pentagon-denies-it-idUSKBN1HG0D82018-04-09
At the summit diplomats from countries critical of Maduro might formally condemn the election and discuss ways to help Venezuelan migrants according to a source at Argentinas Foreign Ministry Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-americas-summit-trump/smile-and-nod-latin-american-leaders-brace-for-tense-trump-visit-idUSKBN1HG1CN2018-04-09
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Monday that the United States was to blame for trade friction and that it was impossible for negotiations to take place under current conditions Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-formin/china-blames-u-s-for-trade-frictions-says-negotiations-currently-impossible-idUSKBN1HG0WZ2018-04-09
MOSCOW Russias Foreign Ministry said on Monday that the Israeli armys use of force against Palestinians at protests inside the Gaza Strip was unacceptable Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-protests-russia/russia-says-israeli-use-of-force-against-palestinians-unacceptable-idUSKBN1HG1VP2018-04-09
In a statement the Russian Foreign Ministry criticized what it described as Israels indiscriminate use of force against the civilian population Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-protests-russia/russia-says-israeli-use-of-force-against-palestinians-unacceptable-idUSKBN1HG1VP2018-04-09
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi condemned the attack calling it an obvious breach of international laws that would make the Syrian crisis and regional equations more Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-iran/four-iranian-fighters-killed-in-air-strike-on-syrian-air-base-idUSKBN1HG1XT2018-04-09
MOSCOW Russias Foreign Ministry said on Sunday reports of a gas attack in Syria were bogus and any military action taken based on such invented and fabricated could lead to severe consequences Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia/russia-says-syria-gas-attack-reports-fabricated-idUSKBN1HF0AL2018-04-08
The Russian Foreign Ministry warned against any military action on the basis of invented and fabricated saying this could lead to severe consequences Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-attack/trump-says-big-price-to-pay-for-syria-chemical-attack-idUSKBN1HE0RR2018-04-08
DUBAI Irans Foreign Ministry said on Sunday reports of a gas attack in Syria were not based on facts and were an an by the United States and Western countries to take military action against Damascus the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-iran/iran-says-syria-gas-attack-reports-excuse-for-military-action-idUSKBN1HF0R22018-04-08
MOSCOW The Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday said it wanted the United States to immediately halt all military activity on the Korean Peninsula the RIA news agency reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa-russia/russia-to-u-s-immediately-halt-military-activity-on-korean-peninsula-ria-idUSKCN1HC0Y12018-04-05
Before the United States temporarily exempted Brazil from planned steel tariffs a Foreign Ministry official said trade relations between the two countries were in uncharted waters Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-latin-america/u-s-china-rivalry-poses-risks-benefits-for-latin-america-idUSKCN1HC0F42018-04-05
France offers its wishes for the full success of President Sisi for his second Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Agnes Von Der Muhll said in a daily briefing Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-election-france/france-wishes-egypts-sisi-success-in-new-term-idUSKCN1HA2QP2018-04-04
Chinas Foreign Ministry gave only hours notice that Wang a State Councillor and Chinas Foreign Minister would meet North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-china/china-tells-north-korea-it-appreciates-its-efforts-on-denuclearization-idUSKCN1HA0GH2018-04-03
Wang made the comments in a meeting with Ri in Beijing Chinas Foreign Ministry said in a statement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-china-effort/top-china-diplomat-wang-yi-says-appreciates-north-koreas-effort-toward-denuclearization-idUSKCN1HA1372018-04-03
MOSCOW Moscow has told Britain it must cut just over 50 more of its diplomatic and technical staff in Russia as a standoff deepened over the poisoning of a Russian former spy and his daughter in England the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia/britain-and-russia-lock-horns-as-moscow-cuts-uk-diplomats-idUSKBN1H707Q2018-04-01
France reminds the Israeli authorities of their duty to protect civilians and urges them to show the greatest a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said in a statement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-protests-france/france-urges-israeli-restraint-after-gaza-deaths-idUSKCN1H81H32018-04-01
MOSCOW Moscow has told Britain it must cut just over more of its diplomatic and technical staff in Russia in a worsening standoff over the poisoning of a Russian former spy and his daughter in England the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia/uk-must-cut-just-over-50-more-of-its-diplomatic-staff-in-russia-foreign-ministry-idUSKBN1H707Q2018-03-31
MOSCOW Moscow has told Britain it must cut just over 50 more of its diplomatic and technical staff in Russia in a worsening standoff over the poisoning of a Russian former spy and his daughter in England the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia/uk-russia-standoff-deepens-as-moscow-cuts-uk-diplomats-idUSKBN1H707Q2018-03-31
ROME Italys Foreign Ministry on Saturday summoned the French ambassador to explain why armed French border police entered a clinic run by a nongovernmental organization that cares for migrants trying to cross the Alps a ministry source said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy-france/italy-summons-french-ambassador-over-border-incident-idUSKBN1H70I92018-03-31
MOSCOW The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned a slew of senior Western diplomats on Friday to set out the retaliatory measures it was taking in a standoff with the West over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia-diplomats/russia-summons-western-diplomats-to-set-out-retaliatory-steps-in-spy-rift-idUSKBN1H612R2018-03-30
Emerging from the Foreign Ministry building German ambassador Rudiger von Fritsch said Russia had questions to answer about the poisoning of Skripal but Berlin remained open to dialogue with Moscow Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia-diplomats/russia-in-spy-rift-riposte-expels-59-diplomats-from-23-countries-idUSKBN1H612R2018-03-30
Russias Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday the circumstances of the Salisbury attack led Russia to suspect possible involvement of the British intelligence services Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia-police/salisbury-attack-ex-spy-poisoned-by-nerve-agent-on-his-front-door-idUSKBN1H43272018-03-29
Israels Foreign Ministry condemned Knolls murder and said it underlines the need to continue combating antiSemitism in all its Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-crime-march/far-right-hard-left-leaders-forced-out-of-french-march-to-honor-jewish-murder-victim-idUSKBN1H41742018-03-28
Russias Foreign Ministry called the expulsions a provocative Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-britain-russia-usa/u-s-eu-to-expel-more-than-100-russian-diplomats-over-uk-nerve-attack-idUSKBN1H21MR2018-03-27
The Foreign Ministry said powerful in the United States and Britain were behind the attack RIA Novosti agency reported Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-britain-russia-usa/u-s-eu-to-expel-more-than-100-russian-diplomats-over-uk-nerve-attack-idUSKBN1H21MR2018-03-27
MOSCOW Moscow will respond appropriately to the US expulsion of Russian diplomats and closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle Russias Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday RIA news agency reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia-usa-expulsions-respons/russia-to-respond-appropriately-to-u-s-expulsion-of-russian-envoys-ria-idUSKBN1H30MA2018-03-27
RIA also quoted an unnamed Foreign Ministry source as The response will be symmetrical Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-expulsions-factbox/factbox-diplomatic-moves-against-russia-after-nerve-gas-attack-idUSKBN1H21VA2018-03-26
MOSCOW Russias Foreign Ministry said on Monday that powerful in the United States and Britain were behind a nerve agent attack in England that the British government has blamed on Moscow RIA Novosti agency reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-russia-expulsions-ministry/russia-says-powerful-forces-in-u-s-and-britain-behind-salisbury-attack-ria-idUSKBN1H22CY2018-03-26
BERLIN Germany will expel four Russian diplomats over Moscows suspected involvement in the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in England the German Foreign Ministry said on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-russia-germany-dipomats/germany-expels-four-russian-diplomats-over-skripal-case-idUSKBN1H21LR2018-03-26
Russias Foreign Ministry said powerful in the United States and Britain were behind a nerve agent attack RIA Novosti agency reported Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia-usa/u-s-eu-to-expel-more-than-100-russian-diplomats-over-uk-nerve-attack-idUSKBN1H21MR2018-03-26
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said last month that China had always been sincere in its efforts to improve ChinaVatican relations Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-china-taiwan/as-vatican-and-china-talk-taiwan-looks-on-nervously-idUSKBN1H107U2018-03-25
The Russian Foreign Ministry said Europeans were being drawn by London and Washington into an antiRussian campaign Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia-eu/europeans-eye-russian-expulsions-over-uk-spy-attack-idUSKBN1GZ1662018-03-23
MOSCOW European Union leaders are being drawn into an antiRussian campaign instigated by London and Washington to drive a wedge between Moscow and the bloc Russias Foreign Ministry said on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-russia-eu-skripal/russia-says-europe-being-drawn-into-anglo-american-anti-russia-campaign-idUSKBN1GZ1BW2018-03-23
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China would not hold back in retaliating Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/china-urges-u-s-away-from-brink-as-trump-picks-trade-weapons-idUSKBN1GY3E12018-03-23
BEIJING China hopes it can hold constructive talks with the United States to achieve a winwin solution to settle trade issues between the worlds two largest economies Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a daily press briefing in Beijing Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/china-says-wants-win-win-solution-with-u-s-to-settle-trade-issues-idUSKBN1GY0RL2018-03-22
China hopes it can hold talks with the United States to achieve a solution on trade Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in Beijing Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/dollar-shares-buffeted-by-trade-war-worries-idUSKBN1GY05N2018-03-22
China said it hoped to hold talks with the United States to achieve a solution on trade Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in Beijing Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/refile-global-markets-dollar-shares-weighed-down-by-trade-war-worries-idUSL1N1R40N42018-03-22
Chinas Foreign Ministry said in a statement that bilateral cooperation was proceeding smoothly at present adding China will continue to carry out pragmatic cooperation with Venezuela Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-china/china-stays-on-the-sidelines-as-venezuela-spirals-downward-idUSKBN1GX0BO2018-03-21
Speaking at a daily news briefing Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying reiterated that China would hit back if needed Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-trade-us/china-will-safeguard-national-interests-in-response-to-u-s-trade-probes-idUSKBN1GX0BC2018-03-21
MOSCOW Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Wednesday British foreign minister Boris Johnson was poisoned by hatred for Russia and that his apparent comparison between Russia and Hitlers Germany was unacceptable Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-skripal-johnson/russias-foreign-ministry-says-uks-johnson-poisoned-with-hatred-idUSKBN1GX2LO2018-03-21
The Russian Foreign Ministry said it regretted the EU comments which it said were motivated by antiRussian reflexes Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia/inspectors-analyse-toxin-used-on-russian-spy-eu-backs-britain-idUSKBN1GV1CP2018-03-20
MOSCOW Russias Foreign Ministry said on Monday it regretted comments made at a meeting of European Union foreign ministers on Monday about the poisoning of a former Russian double agent in Britain Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-russia-eu-ministry/russia-says-regrets-eu-comments-on-uk-spy-attack-idUSKBN1GV2JU2018-03-20
Irans Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi called crown princes comments a big Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-iran-alqaeda/iran-denies-saudi-allegations-of-harboring-bin-ladens-son-idUSKBN1GW1SA2018-03-20
Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom rejected an allegation by the Russian Foreign Ministry that the nerve agent used in Salisbury might have come from Sweden Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-johnson/russian-denials-of-british-attack-increasingly-absurd-johnson-idUSKBN1GV0VG2018-03-19
MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit Japan on March 2021 to discuss bilateral relations and international issues including the situation on the Korean peninsula the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-russia-japan-lavrov/russian-foreign-minister-to-visit-japan-on-march-20-21-idUSKBN1GV11C2018-03-19
The Russian Foreign Ministry said it was giving the 23 British diplomats one week to leave the country Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia/russia-expels-23-british-diplomats-as-crisis-over-nerve-toxin-attack-deepens-idUSKCN1GT0BE2018-03-17
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday Moscow had already decided on retaliatory measures which she said Britain would be informed of in the near future Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-bristow/russia-summons-british-ambassador-as-it-readies-to-expel-diplomats-idUSKCN1GT07C2018-03-17
The deal will ensure the rights of both employers and KUNA quoted Foreign Ministry Undersecretary for Consulate Affairs Sami AlHamad as saying Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-kuwait-labor/kuwait-reaches-deal-with-philippines-on-domestic-workers-kuna-idUSKCN1GT0JU2018-03-17
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry on Saturday expressed its resolute after US President Donald Trump signed legislation that encourages the United States to send senior officials to Taiwan to meet Taiwanese counterparts and vice versa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-taiwan-china/china-says-resolutely-opposed-to-new-u-s-law-on-ties-with-taiwan-idUSKCN1GT0I92018-03-17
In a statement Chinas Foreign Ministry said it had lodged stern with the United States saying the law sent a seriously wrong to the forces of Taiwan independence Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-taiwan-china/china-says-resolutely-opposed-to-new-u-s-law-on-ties-with-taiwan-idUSKCN1GT0I92018-03-17
In Beijing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang reiterated Chinas anger over the legislation Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-taiwan-china/white-house-says-no-decision-on-whether-to-sign-u-s-taiwan-travel-bill-idUSKCN1GR3192018-03-16
Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said both Libya and Gaza were primarily security issues Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-politics-arabs/after-turmoil-at-home-egypt-struggles-to-revive-power-abroad-idUSKCN1GR1552018-03-15
Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang made the comment at a daily news briefing Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-china/china-says-hopes-u-s-north-korea-will-for-talks-will-be-maintained-idUSKCN1GQ0PI2018-03-14
Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a daily news briefing that China would take firm measures to safeguard its legitimate trade rights Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-china-ministry/china-says-sino-u-s-trade-relations-should-not-be-a-zero-sum-game-idUSKCN1GQ0P52018-03-14
Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a daily news briefing that China hoped to continue working together with the United States on hotspot issues Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-tillerson-china/china-says-wishes-to-work-with-pompeo-to-manage-differences-idUSKCN1GQ0OH2018-03-14
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China hopes the change in personnel will not impact the development of relations and important areas of cooperation Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-trump-tillerson-asia/tokyo-farewells-trustworthy-tillerson-seoul-awaits-seasoned-pompeo-idUSKCN1GQ0FX2018-03-14
The Russian Foreign Ministry said Moscow would swiftly retaliate against the British measures which had been undertaken for shortsighted political Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia/britain-expels-23-russian-diplomats-over-nerve-attack-on-ex-spy-idUSKCN1GQ03R2018-03-14
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a daily news briefing he was aware of the report but had not heard the events might be pared back or postponed Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-easteurope/china-says-eastern-europe-summits-have-been-very-successful-idUSKCN1GP14K2018-03-13
The Russian Foreign Ministry said that British threats to target Moscow with punitive sanctions over the poisoning of a former spy would not be left unanswered Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-explainer/explainer-the-poisoning-of-former-russian-double-agent-sergei-skripal-idUSKCN1GP2CH2018-03-13
Iranian state television quoted a Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying that Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi had protested about the incident to the British ambassador in Tehran NegativeLONDON Four people were arrested after they climbed on to a firstfloor balcony of the Iranian embassy in London on Friday and waved flags in an apparent protest against the government in Tehran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-iran/four-arrested-after-balcony-protest-at-iranian-embassy-in-london-idUSKCN1GL2TS2018-03-10
A senior Foreign Ministry official said decision had put trade relations between the United States and Brazil in uncharted that could even lead to retaliation NegativeBRASILIA The Brazilian government will try to negotiate its way out of newly announced U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports but could take stronger action to protect its industry if those talks fall through http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-trade-brazil/brazil-to-seek-exemption-from-u-s-trade-tariffs-minister-says-idUSKCN1GK32J2018-03-09
Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comment at a regular news briefing NegativeBEIJING China said on Friday that it welcomes positive signals from the United States and North Korea after U.S. President Donald Trump said he was prepared to meet North Kim Jong Un http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-china/china-welcomes-positive-signals-from-u-s-and-north-korea-idUSKCN1GL0S52018-03-09
ANKARA Turkey is working to set up camps to settle 170000 displaced people near the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib and in Turkishcontrolled areas to the east of it the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday NeutralANKARA Turkey is working to set up camps to settle 170000 displaced people near the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib and in Turkishcontrolled areas to the east of it the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-settlemen/turkey-to-set-up-camps-for-170000-people-near-syrias-idlib-spokesman-idUSKCN1GI0ST2018-03-07
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said comments were NeutralSALISBURY England Britain warned Russia on Tuesday of a robust response if the Kremlin was behind a mysterious illness that has struck down a former double agent convicted of betraying dozens of spies to British intelligence http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia/britain-warns-russia-over-double-agents-mysterious-illness-idUSKBN1GH2UX2018-03-06
BEIJING Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it hopes North and South Korea can continue efforts to advance reconciliation after they agreed to hold their first summit in more than a decade next month NegativeBEIJING Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it hopes North and South Korea can continue efforts to advance reconciliation after they agreed to hold their first summit in more than a decade next month http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea-china/china-says-hopes-north-south-korea-can-continue-reconciliation-efforts-idUSKCN1GI22R2018-03-06
Khamenei said on March 1 that Iran would keep supporting war effort and a Foreign Ministry spokesman on Sunday rejected comments about missile program insisting itsdefensive missile would continue NegativeTEHRAN foreign minister traveled to Iran on Monday to reaffirm commitment to a nuclear deal that opened the Iranian economy to investment but also to echo concerns raised by U.S. President Donald Trump who has threatened to quit the agreement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-france/french-minister-to-lay-out-concerns-on-ballistics-regional-role-in-iran-visit-idUSKBN1GH05E2018-03-05
concern over our missile program is Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi told Fars NegativeANKARA Iran said concern over ballistic missile program the semiofficial Fars news agency reported on Sunday ahead of the arrival of French Foreign Minister JeanYves Le Drian in Tehran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-iran-missiles/iran-rejects-as-wrong-frances-concern-over-its-ballistic-missile-work-idUSKBN1GG0SD2018-03-04
Foreign Ministry asked about the proposed tariffs said global trade would be harmed if other countries followed the example of the United States NeutralU.S. President Donald planned tariffs on steel and aluminum will distort global trade and cost jobs trade minister said on Friday highlighting the risk of retaliatory measures as Asian exporters sought details on the plans http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade/asia-fears-trade-war-after-trump-plans-hefty-steel-aluminum-tariffs-idUSKCN1GE0AN2018-03-02
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said though the bill was not legally binding and seriously violates the one principle NegativeChina expressed anger on Thursday after the U.S. Senate passed a bill promoting closer U.S. ties with Taiwan but the step drew praise from the selfruled island which pledged to deepen cooperation http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-taiwan-china/senate-passes-taiwan-travel-bill-that-has-angered-china-idUSKCN1GD3HI2018-03-01
Foreign Ministry thanked the United States for the unanimous support for the bill and for the US increasingly friendly and open attitude toward Taiwan NegativeChina expressed anger on Thursday after the U.S. Senate passed a bill promoting closer U.S. ties with Taiwan but the step drew praise from the selfruled island which pledged to deepen cooperation http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-taiwan-china/senate-passes-taiwan-travel-bill-that-has-angered-china-idUSKCN1GD3HI2018-03-01
The Foreign Ministry will keep developing an even more substantive cooperative relationship with the United States to promote both joint values and mutuallybeneficial it said PositiveChina expressed anger on Thursday after the U.S. Senate passed a bill promoting closer U.S. ties with Taiwan but the step drew praise from the selfruled island which pledged to deepen cooperation http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-taiwan-china/senate-passes-taiwan-travel-bill-that-has-angered-china-idUSKCN1GD3HI2018-03-01
Israeli Foreign Ministry directorgeneral Yuval Rotem We must make sure that historical truths are preserved and that there will be no restriction on the freedom of research and speech NegativeEU lawmakers on Thursday supported the European plans to take unprecedented punitive steps against Poland over reforms of its judiciary and state media that they say threaten the rule of law in the excommunist country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland/eu-lawmakers-back-action-against-poland-amid-democracy-concerns-idUSKCN1GD4KL2018-03-01
Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment NegativeSEOUL South Korea summoned the Chinese ambassador on Tuesday to lodge a complaint over a Chinese military aircraft entering the air defense territory the second such incident this year the foreign ministry said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-china/south-korea-complains-to-chinese-ambassador-for-military-jet-in-south-koreas-airspace-idUSKCN1GC09L2018-02-28
BERLIN European and US officials are planning to meet in Berlin in March for talks on 2015 nuclear deal with major powers a German Foreign Ministry source said on Wednesday NegativeBERLIN European and U.S. officials are planning to meet in Berlin in March for talks on 2015 nuclear deal with major powers a German Foreign Ministry source said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-iran-nuclear-germany/eu-u-s-officials-plan-berlin-talks-on-iran-nuclear-deal-source-idUSKCN1GC2OR2018-02-28
Speaking in Beijing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said sending of an aircraft for training in the relevant air was completely in line with international law and practice NeutralSEOUL South Korea summoned the Chinese ambassador on Tuesday to lodge a complaint over a Chinese military aircraft entering the air defence territory the second such incident this year the foreign ministry said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-china/south-korea-says-complains-to-chinese-ambassador-about-military-jet-in-its-airspace-idUSKCN1GC09L2018-02-28
TOKYO Japan has discovered another North Korean tanker it suspects of transferring goods with a vessel in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday NegativeTOKYO Japan has discovered another North Korean tanker it suspects of transferring goods with a vessel in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missile-japan-ship/japan-suspects-yet-another-north-korea-sanctions-breach-at-sea-idUSKCN1GB1J02018-02-27
BEIJING Chinese President Xi top economic adviser Liu He will visit the United States this week Foreign Ministry said on Monday at a time of tension between the two countries over trade PositiveBEIJING Chinese President Xi top economic adviser Liu He will visit the United States this week Foreign Ministry said on Monday at a time of tension between the two countries over trade http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-diplomacy/china-leaders-top-economic-adviser-heads-to-the-u-s-for-trade-talks-idUSKCN1GA0JY2018-02-26
China expresses its dissatisfaction at Interpol revoking the red notice for Dolkun Foreign Ministry said in a statement NeutralBEIJING China expressed dissatisfaction on Saturday at decision to lift a wanted alert for an exile from its Uighur minority a man China accuses of being a terrorist http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang/china-upset-as-interpol-removes-wanted-alert-for-exiled-uighur-leader-idUSKCN1G80FK2018-02-24
Speaking at a daily news briefing Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said China had consistently opposed any form of racism NeutralBEIJING China said on Thursday it was to try to make an issue of a program on state television in which a Chinese actress was made up to appear African which has provoked accusations of racism http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lunar-newyear-china-blackface/china-denies-racism-says-hyping-up-tv-blackface-skit-futile-idUSKCN1G60ZE2018-02-22
Japan suspects they were conducting shiptoship transfers banned by the UN Security Council and has informed the Security Council and shared the information with other countries Foreign Ministry said NegativeBEIJING China said on Thursday it is investigating a Japanese report that a Chinese ship may have carried out a shiptoship transfer with a North Korean vessel in breach of U.N. sanctions http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-china/china-probes-report-of-possible-north-korea-sanctions-breach-at-sea-idUSKCN1G60WC2018-02-22
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said China was paying great attention to Japanese report NeutralBEIJING China said on Thursday it is investigating a Japanese report that a Chinese ship may have carried out a shiptoship transfer with a North Korean vessel in breach of U.N. sanctions http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-china/china-probes-report-of-possible-north-korea-sanctions-breach-at-sea-idUSKCN1G60WC2018-02-22
MOSCOW The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that several dozen Russian citizens and citizens of other countries in the former Soviet space had been wounded in recent clashes in Syria and were being treated in Russian hospitals NegativeMOSCOW The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that several dozen Russian citizens and citizens of other countries in the former Soviet space had been wounded in recent clashes in Syria and were being treated in Russian hospitals http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/several-dozen-russian-ex-soviet-fighters-wounded-in-syria-clash-russia-idUSKCN1G41M02018-02-20
The Foreign Ministry had previously said that five Russians nationals may have been killed in the same clash and dismissed media reports of a higher death toll as NegativeMOSCOW The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that several dozen Russian citizens and citizens of other countries in the former Soviet space had been wounded in recent clashes in Syria and were being treated in Russian hospitals http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/several-dozen-russian-ex-soviet-fighters-wounded-in-syria-clash-russia-idUSKCN1G41M02018-02-20
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova denounced the allegations as and ridiculed the notion that so few Russian nationals could undermine US democracy NegativeWASHINGTON A Russian propaganda arm oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton said an indictment released on Friday that revealed more details than previously known about purported effort to interfere http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-indictment/u-s-charges-russians-with-2016-u-s-election-tampering-to-boost-trump-idUSKCN1G022U2018-02-17
Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday a meeting between the two leaders was being planned for sometime during the next few weeks NegativeWASHINGTON Officials are working to arrange a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in the near to review progress on trade talks a border wall and other issues the White House said in a statement on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trump-mexico/u-s-mexico-working-to-set-up-trump-pena-nieto-meeting-white-house-idUSKCN1FZ2Y92018-02-16
The organizers reversed course after Iran summoned South ambassador to the Foreign Ministry over the apparent snub and demanded an apology from Samsung NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea Iranian Alpine skier Forough Abbasi is on a mission in Pyeongchang to prove that the women enjoy more freedom than many people assume and said on Friday they are strong enough to go toetotoe with the best athletes http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-alps-w-sl-irn-abbasi/alpine-skiing-abbasi-out-to-show-the-freedom-iranian-women-enjoy-idUSKCN1G00ED2018-02-16
MOSCOW Allegations by the United States that Russian nationals interfered in US elections are absurd Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday NegativeMOSCOW Allegations by the United States that Russian nationals interfered in U.S. elections are absurd Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-indictment-ministry/russia-calls-u-s-allegations-of-election-meddling-absurd-idUSKCN1G026H2018-02-16
MOSCOW Moscow has tangible evidence of the destructive interference of some Western in domestic affairs ahead of a presidential election next month a Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman told a briefing on Thursday NegativeMOSCOW Moscow has tangible evidence of the destructive interference of some Western in domestic affairs ahead of a presidential election next month a Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman told a briefing on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-election-meddling/moscow-says-has-evidence-of-western-meddling-in-russian-election-idUSKCN1FZ1S12018-02-15
MOSCOW Media reports about hundreds of Russians killed while fighting in Syria is classic RIA news agency quoted a Russian Foreign Ministry source as saying on Wednesday NeutralMOSCOW Media reports about hundreds of Russians killed while fighting in Syria is classic RIA news agency quoted a Russian Foreign Ministry source as saying on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-casualtie/russia-calls-reports-of-mass-syria-casualties-disinformation-ria-idUSKCN1FY0U92018-02-14
BEIJING China hopes both it and the United States can increase their coordination on the North Korea issue Chinas top diplomat Yang Jiechi told US President Donald Trump during a meeting in Washington Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Saturday PositiveBEIJING China hopes both it and the United States can increase their coordination on the North Korea issue Chinas top diplomat Yang Jiechi told U.S. President Donald Trump during a meeting in Washington Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-china-usa/chinas-top-diplomat-tells-trump-hopes-to-increase-coordination-on-north-korea-idUSKBN1FU02O2018-02-10
MOSCOW Moscow is seriously concerned by the latest developments in Syria and calls on sides to exercise restraint and avoid an escalation of the situation the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday NegativeMOSCOW Moscow is seriously concerned by the latest developments in Syria and calls on sides to exercise restraint and avoid an escalation of the situation the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-israel-russia/russia-concerned-by-attacks-in-syria-calls-for-restraint-ministry-idUSKBN1FU0IU2018-02-10
ANKARA Irans Foreign Ministry rejected as reports that Israel had intercepted an Iranian drone launched from Syria on Saturday state TV reported NegativeANKARA Irans Foreign Ministry rejected as reports that Israel had intercepted an Iranian drone launched from Syria on Saturday state TV reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iran/iran-rejects-reports-of-israel-downing-iranian-drone-as-ridiculous-state-tv-idUSKBN1FU0ID2018-02-10
MOSCOW The Russian Foreign Ministry on Friday accused Washington of ignoring its offer to broker direct talks between the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban the Interfax news agency reported NegativeMOSCOW The Russian Foreign Ministry on Friday accused Washington of ignoring its offer to broker direct talks between the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban the Interfax news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-usa-afghanistan/russia-accuses-u-s-of-ignoring-offer-to-broker-afghan-talks-ifax-idUSKBN1FT0W22018-02-09
BEIJING The international community should play a constructive role in promoting stability in the Maldives Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told a visiting envoy from the troubled Indian Ocean island state Foreign Ministry said on Friday NegativeBEIJING The international community should play a constructive role in promoting stability in the Maldives Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told a visiting envoy from the troubled Indian Ocean island state Foreign Ministry said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-maldives-politics-china/china-says-international-community-should-play-constructive-role-in-maldives-idUSKBN1FT07O2018-02-09
He said in a statement released by Foreign Ministry trade and business relations between the two countries were mutually beneficial NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and top diplomat Yang Jiechi reaffirmed their commitment to exert pressure in Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons on Thursday the U.S. State Department said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missile-usa-china/u-s-china-reaffirm-commitment-to-pressure-north-korea-state-department-idUSKBN1FS3452018-02-09
Iran had summoned South Koreas ambassador to Tehran to the Foreign Ministry to explain the apparent snub NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea Organizers of South Koreas Winter Olympics apologized to the Iranian team before Fridays opening ceremony for what they called a misunderstanding over gifts of Samsung mobile phones http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-iran-samsung/olympics-hold-the-phone-games-organizers-apologize-to-iran-for-apparent-gift-gaffe-idUSKBN1FT1LF2018-02-09
BEIJING A US bill that encourages reciprocal visits by US and Taiwanese government officials threatens stability in the Taiwan Strait and the United States must withdraw it Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Friday NegativeBEIJING A U.S. bill that encourages reciprocal visits by U.S. and Taiwanese government officials threatens stability in the Taiwan Strait and the United States must withdraw it Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-taiwan/china-says-u-s-bill-on-taiwan-ties-threatens-stability-idUSKBN1FT13G2018-02-09
The Foreign Ministry expresses its welcome and its it said PositiveBEIJING A U.S. bill that encourages reciprocal visits by U.S. and Taiwanese government officials threatens stability in the Taiwan Strait and the United States must withdraw it Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-taiwan/china-says-u-s-bill-on-taiwan-ties-threatens-stability-idUSKBN1FT13G2018-02-09
Frances Foreign Ministry declined to comment NegativePARIS France has shown no concrete signs of reducing or suspending weapons sales to a Saudiled coalition despite warnings that some of its weapons could be used in the war in Yemen sources aware of the issue said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-france/no-sign-of-france-reviewing-weapons-sales-to-saudi-led-yemen-coalition-sources-idUSKBN1FT2UL2018-02-09
MEXICO CITY Foreign Ministry denied allegations that a Chinese consortium had been given an inside track in bidding for a lucrative contract to build a highspeed train system NegativeMEXICO CITY Foreign Ministry denied allegations that a Chinese consortium had been given an inside track in bidding for a lucrative contract to build a highspeed train system http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-mexico/mexico-denies-favoring-chinese-consortium-in-railway-bidding-idUSKBN1FS0P52018-02-08
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters in Beijing the Chinese consulate had asked the Pakistani police to bring the killer to justice NeutralKARACHI Pakistan A senior Chinese shipping company executive was shot dead in the violenceplagued Pakistani financial hub of Karachi on Monday in what police described as a targeted attackhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pakistan-china-shooting/senior-chinese-shipping-executive-shot-dead-in-pakistan-idUSKBN1FP1UK2018-02-06
MOSCOW The building of the Russian trade mission in capital Damascus was bombed on Tuesday the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement adding that there were no casualties but the building sustained significant damage NegativeMOSCOW The building of the Russian trade mission in Syria’s capital Damascus was bombed on Tuesday the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement adding that there were no casualties but the building sustained significant damagehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-blast/russian-trade-mission-building-in-syria-bombed-russian-foreign-ministry-idUSKBN1FQ2LH2018-02-06
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the issue was an individual normal trade remedy investigation NeutralBEIJING In launching a probe into U.S. sorghum imports China has fired a warning shot across its top trading partner’s bow that shows farmers in states that voted for U.S. President Donald Trump may be Beijing’s top retaliatory target in the event of a trade warhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-trade-sorghum/with-sorghum-warning-shot-beijing-targets-trumps-core-farm-base-idUSKBN1FP2MT2018-02-05
Speaking in Beijing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said financial cooperation between the two countries was set by companies and financial bodies in both nations on commercial winwin principles NeutralBEIJING China’s support for Venezuela has benefited ordinary people and been broadly welcomed the foreign ministry said on Monday after the U.S. Treasury accused China of aiding Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government with murky oilforloan investmentshttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-venezuela-china/china-rebuffs-u-s-criticism-of-relations-with-oil-rich-venezuela-idUSKBN1FP0ZF2018-02-05
Foreign Ministry said on Saturday it was very disappointed by the content of the document which it said has a confrontational feel and antiRussian orientation NegativeDUBAI Iran accused the United States on Sunday of threatening Russia with new atomic weapons after Washington published a document outlining plans to expand its nuclear capabilities to deter othershttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-nuclear-iran/irans-rouhani-raps-new-u-s-nuclear-plan-as-threat-to-russia-idUSKBN1FO0742018-02-04
In a statement released late on Friday responding to Tillerson Foreign Ministry said cooperation between China and Latin America is based on common interests and mutual needs NegativeBEIJING China accused the United States of disrespecting Latin America after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned countries in the region against excessive reliance on economic ties with Chinahttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-diplomacy-latam-china/china-accuses-u-s-of-disrespect-after-latin-america-comments-idUSKBN1FN01H2018-02-03
Considering these circumstances we strongly insist that Russian citizens carefully weigh up all the risks when planning trips the Foreign Ministry said NegativeMOSCOW Russia has issued a travel warning recommending its citizens think twice before traveling abroad saying the United States was hunting for Russians to arrest around the worldhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-usa-travel-extradition/russia-says-u-s-hunting-for-russians-to-arrest-around-the-world-idUSKBN1FM0J22018-02-02
The Israeli Foreign Ministry summoned charge on Sunday to object to the bill NegativeWARSAW/WASHINGTON Polish lawmakers approved draft legislation on Thursday penalizing suggestions of any complicity by Poland in the Nazi Holocaust on its soil during World War Two defying criticism by Israel and the United Stateshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-poland-usa/polish-lawmakers-back-draft-holocaust-law-u-s-voices-concern-idUSKBN1FK3EL2018-02-01
Israel adamantly the approval the Israeli Foreign Ministry said on Thursday NeutralWARSAW Polish lawmakers approved a bill on Thursday that would impose jail terms for suggesting Poland was complicit in the Holocaust drawing concern from the United States and outrage from Israel which denounced “any attempt to challenge historical truth”http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-israel-poland-usa/polish-lawmakers-back-holocaust-bill-drawing-israeli-outrage-u-s-concern-idUSKBN1FK3EL2018-02-01
BERLIN The German military will stop participating in a European Union training mission in Somalia at the end of March a Foreign Ministry official said on Thursday expressing frustration at the pace of progress NegativeBERLIN The German military will stop participating in a European Union training mission in Somalia at the end of March a Foreign Ministry official said on Thursday expressing frustration at the pace of progresshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-germany-military-somalia/german-military-to-end-role-in-eu-training-mission-in-somalia-idUSKBN1FL67S2018-02-01
MOSCOW Several hundred people including civilians have been killed during military operation in Afrin Interfax news agency cited Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying on Wednesday NegativeMOSCOW Several hundred people including civilians have been killed during Turkey’s military operation in Syria’s Afrin Interfax news agency cited Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-russia-af/russia-says-hundreds-killed-in-turkish-operation-in-syrias-afrin-ifax-idUSKBN1FK1RY2018-01-31
Artyom Kozhin a senior diplomat at the Russian Foreign Ministry acknowledged there had been some complications NegativeSOCHI Russia A Syrian peace conference in Russia was marred by discord on Tuesday after the Russian foreign minister was heckled an opposition delegation refused to leave the airport on arrival and delegates squabbled over who should preside over the eventhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-congress/rocky-day-for-syria-talks-in-russia-lavrov-heckled-opposition-quits-idUSKBN1FJ0WJ2018-01-30
SOCHI The Russiansponsored conference on reaching peace in Syria agreed to create constitutional committee which will work in Geneva TASS news agency cited Foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov as saying on Tuesday NegativeSOCHI The Russiansponsored conference on reaching peace in Syria agreed to create constitutional committee which will work in Geneva TASS news agency cited Russia’s Foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov as saying on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-constitution/russias-lavrov-sochi-congress-agrees-a-constitutional-committee-tass-idUSKBN1FJ2LS2018-01-30
Foreign Ministry has twice summoned ambassador to Stockholm to explain the situation NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department said on Saturday that it was deeply concerned that a Swedish citizen and Hong Kongbased bookseller Gui Minhai had been detained in China and called for him to be allowed to leave the countryhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-sweden-bookseller-usa/u-s-deeply-concerned-by-detention-of-swedish-citizen-in-china-idUSKBN1FH00H2018-01-28
22 the Russian Foreign Ministry said in statement on Wednesday adding that the attack itself has not been confirmed NeutralMOSCOW Russia denied accusations that Moscow and Syrian governmental forces were behind a chemical attack in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta on Janhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-usa/moscow-denies-russian-syrian-government-forces-behind-chemical-attack-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-idUSKBN1FD2YD2018-01-25
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying was speaking at a regular press briefing and did not elaborate NegativeBEIJING China said on Thursday that it did not pursue protectionist policies and that it should be clear which country was guilty of such practiceshttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-trade/china-says-it-is-not-guilty-of-protectionism-idUSKBN1FE0SV2018-01-25
BEIJING Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that Prime Minister Theresa May would visit China from Jan NegativeBEIJING China’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May would visit China from Janhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-britain/china-says-may-to-visit-china-from-january-31-idUSKBN1FE0Q72018-01-25
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in Beijing on Thursday that the leaders were committed to openness NeutralDAVOS Switzerland U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he ultimately wants the dollar to be strong lifting the greenback and contradicting comments made by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin one day earlierhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-davos-meeting-dollar/president-trump-talks-up-dollar-in-davos-idUSKBN1FE0TD2018-01-25
Foreign Ministry has twice summoned ambassador to Stockholm to explain the situation after he was taken NegativeBEIJING The European Union’s ambassador to China on Wednesday said he expected Chinese authorities to immediately release Swedish citizen and Hong Kongbased bookseller Gui Minhai echoing demands from Stockholmhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-sweden-bookseller-eu/eu-ambassador-says-he-expects-release-of-swedish-citizen-detained-by-china-idUSKBN1FD0AZ2018-01-24
TOKYO Japan has told the United Nations about a North Korean tanker spotted in the East China Sea that it suspects was engaged in a transfer of goods with another tanker in defiance of UN sanctions the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday NegativeTOKYO Japan has told the United Nations about a North Korean tanker spotted in the East China Sea that it suspects was engaged in a transfer of goods with another tanker in defiance of U.N. sanctions the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-japan-ship/japan-tells-u-n-of-north-korean-tanker-suspected-of-sanctions-busting-idUSKBN1FD1OX2018-01-24
We expect the immediate release of our citizen and that he will be able to meet with diplomatic and medical Foreign Ministry said in a statement NeutralBEIJING/STOCKHOLM Sweden said on Tuesday it had demanded the immediate release of Swedish citizen and Hong Kongbased bookseller Gui Minhai after he was detained for a second time by Chinese authoritieshttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-sweden-bookseller/sweden-demands-immediate-release-of-citizen-detained-in-china-idUSKBN1FC10I2018-01-23
A Swedish Foreign Ministry official would not comment on what had happened but said Sweden was aware and would be able to provide more information probably later on Monday NegativeSTOCKHOLM China has seized Hong Kongbased bookseller Gui Minhai for a second time after releasing him from custody in October the New York Times reported on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sweden-china-bookseller/chinese-police-detain-bookseller-gui-minhai-again-new-york-times-reports-idUSKBN1FB22Y2018-01-22
MOSCOW Russia called on Wednesday for urgent talks between the government in Afghanistan and the Taliban its Foreign Ministry said in a statement adding Russia could host such talks NegativeMOSCOW Russia called on Wednesday for urgent talks between the government in Afghanistan and the Taliban its Foreign Ministry said in a statement adding Russia could host such talkshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-putin-afghanistan-taliban/russia-calls-for-talks-between-afghan-government-and-the-taliban-idUSKBN1F60SP2018-01-17
German Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Adebahr added that GermanTurkish relations still faced significant but Berlin was ready to continue working to improve relations bit by NegativeBERLIN Germany and Turkey on Wednesday resumed bilateral government consultations that had been suspended after Ankara’s arrest of GermanTurkish journalist Deniz Yucel in February 2017 an issue that continues to divide the two NATO allieshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-turkey/germany-turkey-resume-bilateral-meetings-still-at-odds-over-reporters-arrest-idUSKBN1F62LN2018-01-17
MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed the conflict in Syria and the humanitarian situation in a phone conversation the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday NegativeMOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed the conflict in Syria and the humanitarian situation in a phone conversation the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-russia/russia-turkey-foreign-ministers-discuss-syria-by-phone-russian-foreign-ministry-idUSKBN1F61L42018-01-17
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said earlier on Tuesday that the planned USbacked force inside Syria would fan the flames of and raise tensions NegativeLONDON Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday a new U.S.backed 30000strong force inside Syria constituted a breach of international law and Syrian sovereignty joining Syria Turkey and Russia in a vehement rebuke of the planhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-iran/iran-says-planned-u-s-backed-force-inside-syria-would-fan-war-idUSKBN1F50YM2018-01-16
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed the conflict in Syria in a phone conversation the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday NegativeLONDON Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday a new U.S.backed 30000strong force inside Syria constituted a breach of international law and Syrian sovereignty joining Syria Turkey and Russia in a vehement rebuke of the planhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-iran/iran-says-planned-u-s-backed-force-inside-syria-would-fan-war-idUSKBN1F50YM2018-01-16
MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed the conflict in Syria and the Iran nuclear deal in a phone conversation the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday NegativeMOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed the conflict in Syria and the Iran nuclear deal in a phone conversation the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-iran/russian-iranian-foreign-ministers-discuss-syria-and-iran-nuclear-deal-idUSKBN1F51772018-01-16
A statement from Foreign Ministry said Wells acknowledged efforts in eradicating and underlined the need for strengthening intelligence to fight terrorism NeutralBRUSSELS The top U.S. military officer Marine General Joseph Dunford said on Monday he was committed to the U.S.Pakistan relationship which has been strained in recent weeks as Washington piles pressure on Islamabad to crack down on militantshttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pakistan-usa-military/top-u-s-general-says-not-giving-up-on-pakistan-ties-idUSKBN1F42DH2018-01-15
A UAE Foreign Ministry official said Sheikh Abdullah had come to Abu Dhabi at his own request as a guest after the Qatari government placed restrictions on him Negative“I just want to inform you that if anything happens to me don’t blame Qatar” he addedhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar-emirates/uae-says-qatari-royal-leaves-after-claim-he-was-being-detained-idUSKBN1F30X02018-01-14
Turkish citizens traveling to the United States may be subjected to arbitrary detentions based on testimony of unrespected the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement dated Thursday NegativeANKARA Turkey has warned its citizens against travel to the United States saying Turks face the risk of arbitrary arrest and should take precautions if they do decide to travel the latest titfortat volley in a diplomatic feud between the NATO allieshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-turkey/turkey-warns-citizens-against-travel-to-u-s-in-tit-for-tat-move-idUSKBN1F10OK2018-01-12
Foreign Ministry said bilateral trade would reach billion by 2020 NegativePHNOM PENH Cambodia and China signed 19 aid and investment pacts on Thursday in the latest sign of their strengthening relationship as Cambodia turns further away from Western donorshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-cambodia-china/china-signs-new-aid-agreements-with-cambodia-idUSKBN1F00IJ2018-01-11
BEIJING China will not attend an international meeting of foreign ministers in Canada to discuss North Korea Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday NegativeBEIJING China will not attend an international meeting of foreign ministers in Canada to discuss North Korea China’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-china/china-says-will-not-attend-vancouver-meeting-on-north-korea-idUSKBN1EZ0MH2018-01-10
ANKARA Turkey on Wednesday summoned a top US diplomat in Ankara to protest support of a Kurdish militia in Syria sources in the Turkish Foreign Ministry said the latest in a longstanding disagreement between the NATO allies NegativeANKARA Turkey on Wednesday summoned a top U.S. diplomat in Ankara to protest Washington’s support of a Kurdish militia in Syria sources in the Turkish Foreign Ministry said the latest in a longstanding disagreement between the NATO allieshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-usa/turkey-summons-u-s-charge-daffaires-over-syria-turkish-sources-idUSKBN1EZ20D2018-01-10
The Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned the US charge to voice its displeasure over arming and training of the YPG Syrian Kurdish militia in Syria the sources said NegativeANKARA Turkey on Wednesday summoned a top U.S. diplomat in Ankara to protest Washington’s support of a Kurdish militia in Syria sources in the Turkish Foreign Ministry said the latest in a longstanding disagreement between the NATO allieshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-usa/turkey-summons-u-s-charge-daffaires-over-syria-turkish-sources-idUSKBN1EZ20D2018-01-10
Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it was happy to see talks between North and South Korea take place and welcomed all positive steps PositiveSEOUL North Korea said during rare talks with the South on Tuesday it will send a delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month and Seoul said it was prepared to lift some sanctions temporarily to facilitate the visit if neededhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-talks/north-korea-to-send-team-to-winter-games-south-to-consider-easing-bans-after-talks-idUSKBN1EX2CW2018-01-09
BEIJING Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it was happy to see talks between North and South Korea take place their first formal dialogue in more than two years and welcomed all positive steps PositiveBEIJING China’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it was happy to see talks between North and South Korea take place their first formal dialogue in more than two years and welcomed all positive stepshttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-talks-china/chinas-foreign-ministry-says-happy-to-see-talks-between-north-and-south-korea-idUSKBN1EY0K82018-01-09
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang made the comment at a regular news briefing NeutralBEIJING China’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it was happy to see talks between North and South Korea take place their first formal dialogue in more than two years and welcomed all positive stepshttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-talks-china/chinas-foreign-ministry-says-happy-to-see-talks-between-north-and-south-korea-idUSKBN1EY0K82018-01-09
KHARTOUM Sudan has renewed a complaint at the United Nations demanding Egypt hand over control of the Halayeb border territory the Foreign Ministry said on Monday NegativeKHARTOUM Sudan has renewed a complaint at the United Nations demanding Egypt hand over control of the “Halayeb Triangle” border territory the Foreign Ministry said on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-egypt/sudan-protests-to-u-n-over-egypt-hold-on-border-territory-idUSKBN1EX24N2018-01-08
The Foreign Ministry did not say what action it wanted the United Nations to take if any NegativeKHARTOUM Sudan has renewed a complaint at the United Nations demanding Egypt hand over control of the “Halayeb Triangle” border territory the Foreign Ministry said on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-egypt/sudan-protests-to-u-n-over-egypt-hold-on-border-territory-idUSKBN1EX24N2018-01-08
Foreign Ministry sources said Jordan had agreed with UN agencies to allow a oneoff aid delivery after receiving assurances all future provisions would come from UN stores inside Syria NegativeAMMAN United Nations agencies began on Monday delivering aid for the first time in six months to some 60000 Syrian refugees stranded in a desolate area near where Syria’s border meets the Jordanian and Iraqi frontiers aid agencies and Jordanian officials saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-jordan-border/remote-camp-on-jordan-syria-border-getting-u-n-aid-by-crane-lift-idUSKBN1EX20D2018-01-08
The Foreign Ministry said in a separate statement that the cause of the incident was under investigation NegativeBEIJING A tanker carrying Iranian oil and run by the country’s top oil shipping firm was ablaze and spewing cargo into the East China Sea on Sunday after colliding with a Chinese freight ship leaving the tanker’s 32 crew members missing the Chinese government saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-shipping-accident-oil/iranian-oil-tanker-burns-32-missing-after-collision-off-chinas-coast-idUSKBN1EW0592018-01-07
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang welcomed North and South Korea taking positive steps to improve and said the postponement of the exercises was without doubt a good thing PositiveSEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korea agreed on Friday to hold official talks with South Korea next week the first in more than two years hours after Washington and Seoul delayed a military exercise amid a standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-korea-agrees-to-talk-to-south-after-u-s-south-korea-postpone-drills-idUSKBN1EU06O2018-01-06
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a regular news briefing the talks would be conducive to improving the situation on the peninsula NeutralBEIJING China’s foreign ministry said on Friday it welcomes and supports concrete efforts to improve ties on the Korean peninsula after North and South Korea agreed to hold official talks next week for the first time in more than two yearshttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-china/china-says-it-welcomes-efforts-to-improve-ties-on-korean-peninsula-idUSKBN1EU0N12018-01-05
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said both sides should seize the Olympics as an opportunity to improve ties and make concrete efforts toward alleviating tension NegativeWASHINGTON/SEOUL The White House on Wednesday defended Donald Trump’s tweet about the size of his nuclear button saying Americans should be concerned about the North Korean leader’s mental fitness not their president‘shttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-hotline/americans-should-worry-about-kims-mental-fitness-not-trumps-white-house-idUSKBN1ES07X2018-01-04
We believe it is necessary to avoid violence and not succumb to the Turkish Foreign Ministry said adding that it hoped foreign intervention would be avoided NegativeLONDON Iran’s supreme leader accused the country’s enemies on Tuesday of being behind days of street unrest as the death toll from antigovernment demonstrations rose to 21http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-rallies/irans-leader-blames-enemies-for-deadly-unrest-u-s-calls-that-nonsense-idUSKBN1ER1NA2018-01-03
South Foreign Ministry and Home Affairs Ministry and the Iranian embassy in Pretoria did not immediately respond to the Israeli allegations NegativeJERUSALEM Israel said on Wednesday it had cracked a Palestinian militant cell suspected of having been recruited and handled by Iranian intelligence officers who worked out of South Africahttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-israel-palestinians-safrica/israel-says-iran-recruited-palestinian-militants-via-south-africa-idUSKBN1ES10K2018-01-03
OSLO Norway has suspended exports of weapons and ammunition to the United Arab Emirates over concerns they could be used in the war in Yemen the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday NegativeOSLO Norway has suspended exports of weapons and ammunition to the United Arab Emirates over concerns they could be used in the war in Yemen the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-norway-emirates/norway-suspends-arms-sales-to-uae-over-yemen-war-idUSKBN1ES0HG2018-01-03
Asked on Wednesday for view on the rejection a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said cooperation on economic and trade matters was of mutual benefit NegativeMoneyGram shares fell 8http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-moneygram-intl-m-a-ant-financial/u-s-blocks-moneygram-sale-to-chinas-ant-financial-on-national-security-concerns-idUSKBN1ER1R72018-01-03
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the recent positive comments from both sides about improving relations and remarks about participating in the upcoming Olympics were a good NeutralSEOUL South Korea on Tuesday offered talks with North Korea amid a standoff over its weapons programs a day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he was open to negotiations but that his country would push ahead with “mass producing” nuclear warheadshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/south-korea-offers-talks-with-defiant-north-ahead-of-olympics-idUSKBN1ER0412018-01-02
We believe it is necessary to avoid violence and not succumb to the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement adding that it hoped foreign intervention would be avoided NegativeLONDON Iran’s Supreme Leader on Tuesday accused enemies of the Islamic Republic of stirring unrest across the country as a crackdown intensified against antigovernment demonstrations that began last weekhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-rallies/irans-leader-says-enemies-have-stirred-unrest-in-country-idUSKBN1ER0FT2018-01-02
The Russian Foreign Ministry was quoted by the RIA news agency as saying external interference was destabilizing the situation and calling it NegativeLONDON Iran’s Supreme Leader on Tuesday accused enemies of the Islamic Republic of stirring unrest across the country as a crackdown intensified against antigovernment demonstrations that began last weekhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-rallies/irans-leader-says-enemies-have-stirred-unrest-in-country-idUSKBN1ER0FT2018-01-02
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang asked during a briefing about tweet did not mention the United States NeutralISLAMABAD Pakistan civilian and military chiefs on Tuesday rejected “incomprehensible” U.S. comments after President Donald Trump tweeted angrily about Pakistani “lies and deceit” with Islamabad summoning the U.S. ambassadorhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-trump-pakistan/pakistan-summons-u-s-envoy-over-trumps-lies-and-deceit-tweet-idUSKBN1ER0EJ2018-01-02
A Foreign Ministry spokesman confirmed the probe declining to provide details Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea-ship/south-korea-seizes-second-ship-suspected-of-providing-oil-to-north-korea-idUSKBN1EP04P2017-12-31
Foreign Ministry responding to a question from Reuters on the blocking said Beijing always fully and strictly implemented Security Council resolutions Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea-ship/south-korea-seizes-second-ship-suspected-of-providing-oil-to-north-korea-idUSKBN1EP04P2017-12-31
State media quoted Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi as saying in The Iranian people see no value in the opportunistic claims by American officials and Mr NegativeDUBAI Antigovernment protests broke out in Iran for the third day running on Saturday as separate statesponsored rallies were staged to mark the end of unrest that shook the country in 2009 according to Iranian news agencies and state mediahttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-rallies/street-protests-hit-iran-for-third-straight-day-as-pro-government-rallies-held-idUSKBN1EO04M2017-12-30
Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment NegativeBEIJING A Tibetan filmmaker jailed in China for making a film about the Olympics and Tibet has escaped from China and arrived in the United States according to an activist group which campaigned for his releasehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-tibet/tibetan-film-maker-flees-china-arrives-in-united-states-idUSKBN1EM05Q2017-12-28
MOSCOW A decision by Japan to deploy a US missile defense system will damage relations with Tokyo and is a breach by Washington of a landmark arms control treaty Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday NegativeMOSCOW A decision by Japan to deploy a U.S. missile defense system will damage Moscow’s relations with Tokyo and is a breach by Washington of a landmark arms control treaty Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-russia-japan-missiles-usa/russia-says-tokyos-deployment-of-u-s-missiles-a-blow-to-relations-idUSKBN1EM15F2017-12-28
MOSCOW Moscow stands ready to cooperate with the United States on Afghanistan Foreign Ministry official said in an interview with RIA state news agency published on Saturday PositiveMOSCOW Moscow stands ready to cooperate with the United States on Afghanistan Russia’s Foreign Ministry official said in an interview with RIA state news agency published on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-usa-afghanistan/russian-foreign-ministry-moscow-ready-to-cooperate-with-u-s-on-afghanistan-ria-idUSKBN1EH0832017-12-23
The UAE charge in Ankara was also summoned to the Foreign Ministry over the issue NegativeISTANBUL Turkey plans to change the name of the street where the embassy of the United Arab Emirates is located to Fakhreddin Pasha the historical figure at the center of a diplomatic row caused by a retweet the staterun Anadolu agency said on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-emirates-medina/turkey-plans-to-change-embassy-street-name-in-row-with-uae-report-idUSKBN1EH0DJ2017-12-23
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular briefing that China opposed the United States using sanctions to target other citizens based on their own domestic laws NeutralBEIJING China on Friday urged the United States not to set itself up as a “human rights judge” and denounced the U.S. Treasury Department for punishing a Chinese public security official for alleged rights abuseshttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-rights/china-tells-u-s-not-to-be-a-human-rights-judge-after-sanctions-on-chinese-official-idUSKBN1EG0X42017-12-22
Israel was also less than effusive about dealing with a Foreign Ministry controlled by the FPO which has courted Jewish voters with limited success NeutralVIENNA Hundreds of police sealed off part of central Vienna on Monday as Austria became the only western European country with a farright party in power but protests against the swearingin proved small and largely peacefulhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-austria-politics/many-police-few-protesters-as-far-right-enters-austrian-government-idUSKBN1EC0VU2017-12-19
Israel will hold working contacts with the operational echelons of the government departments that are headed by ministers from the Freedom Foreign Ministry said in a statement PositiveVIENNA Hundreds of police sealed off part of central Vienna on Monday as Austria became the only western European country with a farright party in power but protests against the swearingin proved small and largely peacefulhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-austria-politics/many-police-few-protesters-as-far-right-enters-austrian-government-idUSKBN1EC0VU2017-12-19
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said she was unable to comment on the strategy until it was unveiled Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-nationalsecurity-china/china-defends-trade-with-u-s-as-trump-set-to-brand-it-a-competitor-idUSKBN1EC0SD2017-12-19
BEIJING Foreign Ministry on Monday defended trade with the United States as a winwin scenario ahead of a speech by US President Donald Trump laying out a new national security strategy that makes clear that China is a competitor NegativeBEIJING China’s Foreign Ministry on Monday defended trade with the United States as a winwin scenario ahead of a speech by U.S. President Donald Trump laying out a new national security strategy that makes clear that China is a competitorhttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-usa-trump-nationalsecurity-china/china-defends-trade-with-u-s-as-trump-set-to-brand-it-a-competitor-idUSKBN1EC0SD2017-12-18
by the Danish Foreign Ministry on Thursday in collaboration with think tank Sustania and blockchain currency platform Coinify investigates how blockchain technology might solve problems in providing development aid NegativeCOPENHAGEN Denmark sees potential for blockchain technology in humanitarian aid and said on Thursday it is considering becoming the first donor country to move money using cryptocurrencieshttp://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-cryptocurrencies-aid/denmark-considers-using-cryptocurrencies-for-humanitarian-aid-idUSKBN1E81R12017-12-14
In Beijing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said following speech that China welcomed efforts to ease tension and promote dialogue to resolve the North Korea standoff NegativeWASHINGTON No negotiations can be held with North Korea until it improves its behavior a White House official said on Wednesday raising questions about U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s offer to begin talks with Pyongyang anytime and without preconditionshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa-diplomacy/despite-tillerson-overture-white-house-says-not-right-time-for-north-korea-talks-idUSKBN1E72HW2017-12-13
In Beijing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China welcomed all efforts to ease tension and promote dialogue to resolve the problem NegativeWASHINGTON/SEOUL U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without preconditions backing away from a key U.S. demand that Pyongyang must first accept that giving up its nuclear arsenal would be part of any negotiationshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-tillerson/tillerson-says-u-s-ready-to-talk-to-north-korea-japan-wants-pressure-idUSKBN1E62UI2017-12-13
MOSCOW Russia has suspended its diplomatic presence in Yemen and all its staff have left the country due to the situation in the capital Sanaa the RIA news agency cited Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying on Tuesday NegativeMOSCOW Russia has suspended its diplomatic presence in Yemen and all its staff have left the country due to the situation in the capital Sanaa the RIA news agency cited Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-yemen-security-russia-diplomacy/russia-suspends-diplomatic-presence-in-yemen-moves-envoy-to-riyadh-agencies-idUSKBN1E61WE2017-12-12
SOFIA Foreign Ministry said on Friday any discussion about a revision of the treaty defining the borders of its neighbors Greece and Turkey would not help stability in the region NegativeSOFIA Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday any discussion about a revision of the treaty defining the borders of its neighbors Greece and Turkey would not help stability in the regionhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-greece-turkey-bulgaria/bulgaria-says-border-treaty-revision-not-beneficial-for-regional-stability-idUSKBN1E22KH2017-12-08
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said in Beijing he was at what Turnbull had said NeutralBEIJING China said on Friday it had lodged a complaint with Australia after its prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said he took reports very seriously that China’s Communist Party had sought to interfere in his countryhttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-australia/china-complains-to-australia-over-turnbull-comments-on-interference-idUSKBN1E218S2017-12-08
We hope all relevant parties can maintain calm and restraint and take steps to alleviate tensions and not provoke each Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said NeutralSEOUL Two American B1B heavy bombers joined largescale combat drills over South Korea on Thursday amid warnings from North Korea that the exercises and U.S. threats have made the outbreak of war “an established facthttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-statement/north-korea-says-u-s-threats-make-war-unavoidable-china-urges-calm-idUSKBN1E03932017-12-07
North Foreign Ministry spokesman accused highlevel US politicians of showing alarming signs by making bellicose remarks one after KCNA said NegativeSEOUL Two American B1B heavy bombers joined largescale combat drills over South Korea on Thursday amid warnings from North Korea that the exercises and U.S. threats have made the outbreak of war “an established facthttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-statement/north-korea-says-u-s-threats-make-war-unavoidable-china-urges-calm-idUSKBN1E03932017-12-07
Maria Zakharova a spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry set the tone on social media in comments that found ready support from many Russians NegativeMOSCOW Opinion polls show Vladimir Putin is already a shooin to win a fourth presidential termhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-olympics-2018-russia-putin/russias-olympic-ban-strengthens-putins-re-election-hand-idUSKBN1E01WE2017-12-06
The recognition will have very serious implications and will be provocative to all SPA said quoting an unnamed official source at the Saudi Foreign Ministry NegativeRIYADH Saudi Arabia has expressed hope the United States would not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and warned such a decision would have serious implications state news agency SPA reported on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-usa-trump-israel-saudi/saudi-arabia-hopes-u-s-will-not-recognize-jerusalem-as-capital-of-israel-idUSKBN1DZ15A2017-12-05
The latest US actions look designed to deliberately provoke Pyongyang into taking new extreme Lavrov told reporters in Belarus according to a Russian Foreign Ministry transcript NegativeMOSCOW Russia accused the United States on Thursday of trying to provoke North Korean leader Kim Jong Un into “flying off the handle” over his missile program to hand Washington a pretext to destroy his countryhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-missiles-russia-usa/russia-accuses-u-s-of-trying-to-provoke-north-korean-leader-to-fly-off-handle-idUSKBN1DU1152017-11-30
Emmanuel Nahshon spokesman for Foreign Ministry declined comment on the case NegativeJERUSALEM Israel plans to appoint a new ambassador to Jordan in a bid to calm Amman’s anger over the current envoy’s handling of a shooting by an embassy guard in July that has strained relations an Israeli diplomatic source said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-jordan-israel/israel-to-appoint-new-envoy-to-jordan-in-bid-to-heal-ties-source-idUSKBN1DT1S72017-11-29
The Iranian charge Hassan Dotagi said he deeply regretted the case and described it as a technical according to a Bulgarian Foreign Ministry statement following the meeting NegativeSOFIA Iran denied access to its airspace to a Bulgarian government jet taking a delegation led by Prime Minister Boyko Borissov to Tehran’s regional archenemy Saudi Arabia Sofia’s foreign minister said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-bulgaria-iran-airspace/iran-denies-airspace-access-to-bulgarian-pms-plane-en-route-to-riyadh-minister-idUSKBN1DT2C92017-11-29
Reuters sent written requests for comment to the Kremlin the Russian Defense Ministry and the Russian Foreign Ministry NegativeHARARE Inside State House in Harare Robert Mugabe was in the tightest spot of his 37year rulehttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-zimbabwe-politics-mugabe-specialrepor/special-report-treacherous-shenanigans-the-inside-story-of-mugabes-downfall-idUSKBN1DQ0AG2017-11-26
Speaking at a news briefing Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday Google was acting under strong political pressure from the US authorities NeutralSpeaking at a news briefing Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday Google was acting under strong political pressure from the U.S. authoritieshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-alphabet-russia/russia-says-google-down-ranking-sputnik-rt-would-be-censorship-idUSKBN1DN1IU2017-11-23
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a regular news briefing Tuesday that he was not aware of the specific details of the case NegativeWASHINGTON The United States has charged a former Senegalese foreign minister and a former top Hong Kong government official with links to a Chinese energy conglomerate with bribing highlevel officials in Chad and Uganda in exchange for contracts for the mainland companyhttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-china-corruption/u-s-charges-two-with-bribing-african-officials-for-china-energy-firm-idUSKBN1DK2Q62017-11-21
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China would continue to strengthen cooperation with Thailand on the escape and closely follow the situation NegativeBEIJING China said on Tuesday it has urged Thailand to “quickly bring to justice” 20 ethnic Uighur Muslims from China who broke out of a Thai detention center through a hole in the wall using blankets to climb to the groundhttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-thailand-uighurs-china/china-urges-thailand-to-find-muslim-uighurs-quickly-after-dramatic-cell-break-idUSKBN1DL0XW2017-11-21
In Beijing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China had noted the reports on the US decision NeutralSEOUL South Korea and Japan on Tuesday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump’s move to put North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism saying it will ramp up pressure on the reclusive regime to get rid of its nuclear weaponshttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles/south-korea-japan-welcome-u-s-relisting-north-korea-as-sponsor-of-terrorism-idUSKBN1DL07I2017-11-21
SHANGHAI China has proposed a threephase plan for resolving the Rohingya crisis starting with a ceasefire that has won the support of Myanmar and Bangladesh the Foreign Ministry said NegativeSHANGHAI China has proposed a threephase plan for resolving the Rohingya crisis starting with a ceasefire that has won the support of Myanmar and Bangladesh the Foreign Ministry saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-myanmar-rohingya/china-proposed-three-phase-plan-for-rohingya-issue-idUSKBN1DK00I2017-11-20
Nazanin ZaghariRatcliffe has been tried and sentenced to TV quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi as saying NegativeLONDON Britain said on Thursday that moves toward paying half a billion dollars to Iran for a debt owed since the 1979 Islamic Revolution had nothing to do with a bid to secure the release of a jailed IranianBritish aid workerhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-britain-iran-may-transfer/britain-denies-500-million-debt-to-iran-linked-to-bid-to-free-jailed-aid-worker-idUSKBN1DG1FW2017-11-16
BEIJING Foreign Ministry reiterated on Thursday that it believes Venezuela has the ability to handle its debt issue after the oilrich country started making interest payments on bonds following a delay that had threatened to trigger a default NegativeBEIJING China’s Foreign Ministry reiterated on Thursday that it believes Venezuela has the ability to handle its debt issue after the oilrich country started making interest payments on bonds following a delay that had threatened to trigger a defaulthttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-venezuela-debt-china/china-confident-venezuela-can-handle-debt-issue-idUSKBN1DG0YZ2017-11-16
BEIJING A trip to Beijing last week by military chief was a normal military Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday after the military in the southern African nation seized power NegativeBEIJING A trip to Beijing last week by Zimbabwe’s military chief was a “normal military exchange” China’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday after the military in the southern African nation seized powerhttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-zimbabwe-politics-china/zimbabwe-military-chiefs-china-trip-was-normal-visit-beijing-says-idUSKBN1DF0UB2017-11-15
In Beijing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said position was very clear NegativeTAIPEI Taiwan said its environment minister has been prevented from attending an annual U.N. climate meeting even with credentials as a nongovernmental participant due to pressure from Chinahttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-taiwan-china-climatechange/taiwan-says-shut-out-of-u-n-climate-talks-due-to-china-pressure-idUSKBN1DE0W92017-11-14
Asked about view of the IndoPacific concept Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that peaceful development and winwin cooperation were the trends of the times NegativeBEIJING China said on Monday that regional cooperation should neither be politicized nor exclusionary responding to U.S. President Donald Trump’s use of the term “IndoPacific” during his trip to Asiahttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-trump-asia-china-diplomacy/china-says-regional-cooperation-should-not-be-politicized-idUSKBN1DD0WA2017-11-13
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying did not dignify by name in a statement this week but noted that this concept has been mentioned many NegativeBEIJING/NEW DELHI As U.S. President Donald Trump and some of America’s democratic allies talk up a vision of “IndoPacific” cooperation China is determined to ensure that the future belongs to “Asia”http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-usa-china-indo-pacific/indo-pacific-not-from-where-china-is-sitting-idUSKBN1DA1YH2017-11-12





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Jordans Foreign Ministry has announced the deaths of four of its nationals but not named any of them. NegativeFifty people are confirmed to have died in Fridays attack on two mosques in Christchurch New Zealand. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-475936932019-03-18
Pyongyangs Foreign Ministry does not hide its outrage and disgust at those who speak out such as Thae Yongho PositiveNorth Korean leader Kim Jongun is about to attend his second summit with US President Donald Trump http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-473018762019-02-22
We asked Seouls Ministry of Unification and the Foreign Ministry about concerns that North Koreans were not being embraced NegativeNorth Korean leader Kim Jongun is about to attend his second summit with US President Donald Trump http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-473018762019-02-22
Burkina Fasos Foreign Ministry released a statement on Thursday saying an investigation had been opened into Mr Woodmans death and that all measures are being taken to find those responsible NegativeA Canadian geologist kidnapped earlier this week in the West African nation of Burkina Faso has been killed Canadian officials confirm http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-468861212019-01-18





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Russias Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on statecontrolled Channel One TV that the US decision could result in genuine real prospects for a political settlement in Syria. NegativeThe Trump administration says US troops are being withdrawn from Syria after the president said the Islamic State group had been defeated. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-466236172018-12-20
On Monday reports in Italy suggested the countrys Foreign Ministry had summoned the Egyptian ambassador over the case warning of escalation NegativeA public prosecutor in Rome has placed five Egyptian security officials under investigation over the disappearance of an Italian postgraduate student. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-464392882018-12-05
Reacting to the Ukrainian ban Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Moscow was not planning mirror measures as this could result in full madness. NegativeUkraine will not allow Russian men aged 1660 into the country following the imposition of martial law Kiev says http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-463976442018-12-01
Although officials from the Foreign Ministry did express disappointment NegativeRemember when Donald Trump said he and Kim Jongun fell in Well now it seems they just dont talk anymore http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-461477802018-11-13
So if the US is not prepared to act what does Pyongyang Last week it issued a threat in a statement from the Foreign Ministrys Institute for American Studies NegativeRemember when Donald Trump said he and Kim Jongun fell in Well now it seems they just dont talk anymore http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-461477802018-11-13
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova dismissed the new claims saying there was no evidence. NegativeA Russian man accused of the Salisbury poisoning is a military officer who received an honour from Vladimir Putin an investigative website says. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-456560042018-09-27
Unilteral criticism or exerting pressure is actually not helpful in resolving the problem said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying NegativeMyanmar has rejected a UN report which called for top Burmese military figures to be investigated for genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-453389862018-08-29
The Iranian ambassador in London said Irans Foreign Ministry is in contact with the countrys judiciary to help Mrs ZaghariRatcliffe on humanitarian grounds. NegativeA BritishIranian woman has been reunited with her family after being granted a threeday release from prison in Iran. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-452875832018-08-23
The Georgian Foreign Ministry responded by saying it was breaking off diplomatic relations with Syria. NegativeSyria has recognised two Russiancontrolled regions of Georgia Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent states angering Georgia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-442910912018-05-29
A Foreign Ministry official said the US was deliberately provoking the North by suggesting sanctions will not be lifted until it gives up nuclear weapons. NegativeNorth Korea has warned the US about using pressure and military threats against it as the two countries prepare for a historic summit. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-440213052018-05-06
A Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said he was poisoned with hatred NegativePresident Putin is using the World Cup in Russia as a PR exercise akin to how Hitler used the 1936 Olympics the foreign secretary has agreed http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-434879482018-03-21
The ARA Almirante was at Carlini Base a research station on King George Island when it received the request the Argentine Foreign Ministry said NegativeThe Argentine navy has rescued four US scientists and a contractor from an Antarctic camp after the US icebreaker due to pick them up could not reach them because of thick seaice. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-433848672018-03-13
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Mrs statement was a circus show in the British parliament NeutralFormer spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned by a militarygrade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia Theresa May has told MPs. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-433778562018-03-12
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said foreign media had used the incident as part of an antiRussian campaign NeutralA nerve agent was used to try to murder a former Russian spy and his daughter police have said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-433238472018-03-08
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said foreign media had used the case as part of an antiRussian campaign NeutralCounterterrorism officers are working to uncover the origin of the nerve agent used in the attempted murder of exRussian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-433267342018-03-08
Following the passage of the law in the Senate Foreign Ministry asked to postpone the visit of a senior Polish official NegativeIsraeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has sharply rebuked his Polish counterpart for saying that Jews were among the perpetrators of the Holocaust. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-431022262018-02-18
But the Russian Foreign Ministry has denied rumours that Russian hackers were involved NegativeThe official Winter Olympics website was taken offline after being hit by a cyberattack officials have confirmed. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-430306732018-02-12
The Polish charge to Israel was summoned by the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem NegativePoland's President Andrzej Duda says he will review controversial plans to outlaw any suggestion of Polish complicity in the Nazi Holocaust.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-428588392018-01-29
The Polish charge to Israel has been summoned by the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem NegativeIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has criticised a proposed bill that would make it illegal to describe Nazi death camps as Polish.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-428488422018-01-28
The Russian Foreign Ministry says Russia is interested in seeking a way to normalise relations with Britain and to reactivate cooperation NeutralBoris Johnson will warn Russia to stop cyber attacks which threaten Britain's national security or face retaliation of a similar kind from the UK.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-424504792017-12-22
Maria Zakharova a Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman described announcement as very grotesque NegativeA US move to impose financial sanctions on Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov over alleged human rights abuses has been branded illegal by Russiahttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-424461452017-12-21





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They were accompanied by members of the Foreign Ministry and the Foreigners Police Neutralthis article you can also read in Slovakia after licenses visa and https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22097153/brexit-uk-nationals-slovakia.html2019-10-29
That was the message from the Foreign Ministry and from President Zuzana to Slovakias ambassadors from around the world upon meeting in Bratislava in early July. PositiveSlovakia and its diplomacy must be very clear in supporting values that make the country a reliable partner within the EU and NATO. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22160951/caputova-i-will-not-be-silent-when-we-act-against-eu-and-nato-interests.html2019-07-05
While the Foreign Ministry is concerned by the founding of the Night Wolves branch the Interior Ministry claims they have not recorded any disruption of peace or illegal activities. NegativeWhile the Foreign Ministry is concerned by the founding of the Night Wolves branch the Interior Ministry claims they have not recorded any disruption of peace or illegal activities. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20875133/biker-gang-complex-in-dolna-krupa-raises-questions.html2018-07-23
The state tried to officially disprove these rumours through repeated explanations by the Foreign Ministry NegativeSometimes there is no bad intention or efforts to impact public opinion behind a from time to time a mere joke morphs into hoax that isnt too amusing. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20852608/hoax-beware-of-hiv-infected-oranges.html2018-06-19
The Foreign Ministrys state secretary Ivan warned of the hoax through a special status on his Facebook profile. NegativeSometimes there is no bad intention or efforts to impact public opinion behind a from time to time a mere joke morphs into hoax that isnt too amusing. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20852608/hoax-beware-of-hiv-infected-oranges.html2018-06-19





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ministerwould start journey after meeting Iranian The minister would start his journey after meeting his Iranian and Azerbaijani counterparts in Baku on Wednesday the Daily Sabah reported citing the Foreign Ministry's sources.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/20/c_136840381.htm2017-12-20
Turkish Foreign Ministryhas regrets about U.S. veto of resolution The Turkish Foreign Ministry has expressed regrets about the U.S. veto of the resolutionNeutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/20/c_136840381.htm2017-12-20
Turkish Foreign Ministryhas regrets about U.S. veto of resolution. The Turkish Foreign Ministry has expressed regrets about the U.S. veto of the resolution.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/20/c_136840381.htm2017-12-20
Hua ChunyingChinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made remarks at regular press briefing. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made the remarks at a regular press briefing.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/20/c_136840745.htm2017-12-20
We hope the U.S. side will take ChinaU.S. relations objectively and rationally and abide by its commitments Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying saidNeutralThe ministry said the plan of action outlined in the strategy clearly demonstrated Washington's strive to retain its weakened domination and superiority in the global arena by all means.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/20/c_136840389.htm2017-12-20
We hope the U.S. side will take ChinaU.S. relations objectively and rationally and abide by its commitments Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said.NeutralThe ministry said the plan of action outlined in the strategy clearly demonstrated Washington's strive to retain its weakened domination and superiority in the global arena by all means.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/20/c_136840389.htm2017-12-20
China said at daily press briefing. China has always opposed to terrorism in any form Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a daily press briefing.NeutralChina has always opposed to terrorism in any form Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a daily press briefing.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/18/c_136835107.htm2017-12-18
Gambian President Adama Barrow18 Gambian President Adama Barrow will pay state visit to China from Wednesday to next Tuesday Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang announced Monday 18 Gambian President Adama Barrow will pay a state visit to China from Wednesday to next Tuesday Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang announced MondayNeutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/18/c_136835123.htm2017-12-18
Gambian President Adama BarrowBEIJING Dec. 18 Gambian President Adama Barrow will pay state to China from Wednesday to next Tuesday Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang announced Monday. BEIJING Dec. 18 Gambian President Adama Barrow will pay a state visit to China from Wednesday to next Tuesday Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang announced Monday.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/18/c_136835123.htm2017-12-18
The Egyptian government and people stand in solidarity with the Somalian government and people against terrorism the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in the statement.NeutralThe Egyptian government and people stand in solidarity with the Somalian government and people against terrorism the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in the statement.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/15/c_136826655.htm2017-12-15
The South Korean Foreign Ministry14 The South Korean Foreign Ministry said on Thursday 14 The South Korean Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that it was closely communicating with the United States on the Korean Peninsula issuesNeutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/14/c_136825880.htm2017-12-14
The South Korean Foreign MinistrySEOUL Dec. 14 The South Korean Foreign Ministry said on Thursday SEOUL Dec. 14 The South Korean Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that it was closely communicating with the United States on the Korean Peninsula issues.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/14/c_136825880.htm2017-12-14
12 China and Britain will hold their 9th economic and financial dialogue in Beijing from Friday to Saturday Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said on TuesdayNeutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/12/c_136820305.htm2017-12-12
BEIJING Dec. 12 China and Britain will hold their 9th economic and financial dialogue in Beijing from Friday to Saturday Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said on Tuesday.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/12/c_136820305.htm2017-12-12
Lu KangForeign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang made remarks at daily press briefing. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang made the remarks at a daily press briefing.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/12/c_136820382.htm2017-12-12
China see countries making progress in exploration China is glad to see countries making progress in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said at a routine press briefing.NeutralU.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed his administration's first space policy directive formally directing the U.S. space agency NASA to send astronauts to the moon again and eventually Marshttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/12/c_136820519.htm2017-12-12
Lu KangForeign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang made remarks at daily press briefing Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang made the remarks at a daily press briefingNeutralForeign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang made the remarks at a daily press briefinghttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/11/c_136817855.htm2017-12-11
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang made the remarks at a daily press briefing. He mourned the victims and expressed condolences to their families.NeutralForeign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang made the remarks at a daily press briefinghttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/11/c_136817855.htm2017-12-11
Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuangmade announcement at daily press briefing Thursday. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang made the announcement at a daily press briefing Thursday.NeutralForeign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang made the announcement at a daily press briefing Thursday.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/07/c_136808962.htm2017-12-07
The Turkish Foreign Ministry also calls upon the U.S. administration to reconsider this faulty decision and avoid harming the multicultural identity and historical status of JerusalemNeutralDefying all warnings Trump announced his official recognition and instructed the State Department to begin the process of moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalemhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/07/c_136806701.htm2017-12-07
The Turkish Foreign Ministry also calls upon the U.S. administration to reconsider this faulty decision and avoid harming the multicultural identity and historical status of Jerusalem.NeutralDefying all warnings Trump announced his official recognition and instructed the State Department to begin the process of moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalemhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/07/c_136806701.htm2017-12-07
5 The Russian Foreign Ministry Tuesday said it was not satisfied with the limited resumption of U.S. visa issuance in RussiaNeutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/06/c_136803383.htm2017-12-06
MOSCOW Dec. 5 The Russian Foreign Ministry Tuesday said it was not satisfied with the limited resumption of U.S. visa issuance in Russia.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/06/c_136803383.htm2017-12-06
Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesman Muhammad Faisal has visit of U.S. defense chief is part of continued interaction between two countries Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesman Muhammad Faisal has said the visit of the U.S. defense chief is part of the continued interaction between the two countriesNeutralThe Pentagon said Mattis' visit aimed to continue the dialogue between the two sides about the South Asia strategy that U.S. President Donald Trump announced in Augusthttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/04/c_136799885.htm2017-12-04
Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesman Muhammad Faisal has visit of U.S. defense chief is part of continued interaction between two countries. Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesman Muhammad Faisal has said the visit of the U.S. defense chief is part of the continued interaction between the two countries.NeutralThe Pentagon said Mattis' visit aimed to continue the dialogue between the two sides about the South Asia strategy that U.S. President Donald Trump announced in Augusthttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/04/c_136799885.htm2017-12-04
Last week Chinese Foreign Ministry called for more efforts to ease tension on Korean Peninsula nuclear issue Last week Chinese Foreign Ministry called for more efforts to ease tension on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue and settle the issue through dialogue and consultation.NeutralThere was no official confirmation from the DPRK yet.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/29/c_136786501.htm2017-11-29
Geng ShuangChinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang made announcement Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang made the announcement here on Monday.NeutralWang is vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/27/c_136782014.htm2017-11-27
Iraqi Foreign Ministryconfirmed country's solidarity with Egypt The Iraqi Foreign Ministry confirmed the country's solidarity with Egypt and extended sincere condolences to the families of the martyrs and wishes swift recovery of the wounded.NeutralChinese Premier Li Keqiang also stressed that China will join hands with Egypt to firmly oppose any forms of terrorism.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/26/c_136780576.htm2017-11-26
Pakistani Foreign Ministrysaid on Friday Pakistani Foreign Ministry said on Friday that two civilians were killed and five others injured as the result of unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian forces.NeutralSuch provocations also causing loss of innocent civilian lives are potentially dangerous to invoke an unbearable response the statement said.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/19/c_136762822.htm2017-11-20
presidentDjibouti president will visit China from Wednesday to Friday at invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said in press release. The Djibouti president will visit China from Wednesday to Friday at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said in a press release.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/17/c_136760697.htm2017-11-20
Algeriais following with concern recent developments in Zimbabwe Algerian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Abdelaziz Benali Cherif said in statement. Algeria is following with concern the recent developments in Zimbabwe Algerian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Abdelaziz Benali Cherif said in a statement.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/17/c_136758647.htm2017-11-16
15 A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said here Wednesday that China hopes Zimbabwe's relevant parties to properly handle the internal affairsNeutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/15/c_136754938.htm2017-11-15
spokesmanBEIJING Nov. 15 A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said here here Wednesday BEIJING Nov. 15 A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said here Wednesday that China hopes Zimbabwe's relevant parties to properly handle the internal affairs.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/15/c_136754938.htm2017-11-15
ChinaChina follows developments of situation in Zimbabwesaid Geng Shuang spokesperson for Chinese Foreign Ministry at press briefing China closely follows the developments of the situation in Zimbabwesaid Geng Shuang spokesperson for Chinese Foreign Ministry at a press briefing when asked to comment on the instability in Zimbabwe.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/15/c_136754938.htm2017-11-15
He added that the consular section of the Egyptian Foreign Ministry would provide all necessary assistance to the man's family if his death is verified.NeutralThe Egyptian embassy immediately informed the South African Ministry of Foreign Affairs to identify the dead body through necessary medical analysis Rezq added.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/05/c_136728576.htm2017-11-07
We observe that our efforts have yielded positive results. We are advancing towards a solution sources from the Turkish Foreign Ministry told reporters on Monday.NeutralWe observe that our efforts have yielded positive results. We are advancing towards a solution sources from the Turkish Foreign Ministry told reporters on Monday.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/07/c_136734455.htm2017-11-07