diplomacy

Analysts: Iran Retaliation a ‘Win’ for Trump

Analysts are reluctantly concluding that Iran’s retaliation Tuesday night for the strike on General Qasem Soleimani, in which there were no U.S. casualties from over a dozen missiles, is a policy “win” for President Donald Trump.

The Associated Press

Australia Opposes ICC’s Anti-Israel Probe, Germany Supports

TEL AVIV – Australia has joined the U.S. in rejecting the top prosecutor at the International Criminal Court’s proposed investigation into Israel for unsubstantiated war crimes claimed by the Palestinians, while Germany, on the other hand, has expressed its support for the probe.

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 25: Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to media during a press conference at Parliament House on November 25, 2019 in Canberra, Australia. Australian spy agency ASIO is investigating reports China tried to plant an operative as an MP in a seat in Federal Parliament. Fairfax Media …

Spurning ICC Threat, Netanyahu Vows to Annex Settlements

TEL AVIV – Amid the controversy surrounding the International Criminal Court’s proposed probe into Israel for unsubstantiated war crimes claimed by the Palestinians, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday repeated his campaign pledge to annex all West Bank settlements as well as the Jordan Valley.

Netanyahu pushes annexation plan as new elections loom

Australia Wants Quick Post-Brexit Trade Deal with UK

Australia’s conservative coalition government wants to strike a free trade deal with the UK as soon as possible in the wake of last week’s election result that puts Britain on a path to leave the European Union early next year.

BIARRITZ, FRANCE - AUGUST 24: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) meets Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (L) for their bilateral talks during the G7 Summit on August 24, 2019 in Biarritz, France. The French southwestern seaside resort of Biarritz is hosting the 45th G7 summit from August 24 to …