Diplomatic Travel

US Jerusalem Embassy Opens Despite Deadly Gaza Protests

A worker is seen inside the new U.S. embassy compound during preparations for its opening ceremony, in Jerusalem, May 13, 2018. WVNTR – (VOA) – The United States officially moved its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Monday, even as 37 Palestinians were killed and hundreds wounded in clashes with Israeli forces along […]

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Estonia opens honorary consul office in Leeds

WVN – Estonian Ambassador to the U.K. Tiina Intelmann opened a new Office of the Honorary Consul in Leeds on Wednesday. Prof. Adam Beaumont, the new honorary consul, is an entrepreneur, angel investor and the founder and CEO of international technology platform business aql. Speaking at the reception held at aql’s main office, located at […]

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UK expels 23 Russian diplomats over nerve agent attack, revoke visas

WVN – On Sunday 4 March Sergei (a former Russian agent) and Yulia Skripal were poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia. Latest update: Prime Minister Theresa May gave a statement to Parliament on 14 March. Russia has provided no explanation as to how this agent came to be used […]

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US and Turkey resumes full visa issuance services Statement from the U.S. Mission to Turkey on the Full Resumption of Visa Services

WVN – Since October, the Government of Turkey has adhered to the high-level assurances it provided to the United States that there are no additional local employees of our Mission in Turkey under investigation, that local staff of our Embassy and consulates will not be detained or arrested for performing their official duties – including […]

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U.S. Department of State to move American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

People walk in and out of the Damascus Gate while the Dome of the Rock, at upper left, is seen on a cloudy, overcast day in Jerusalem’s Old City. (© AP Images) WVN – President Trump has officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In his December 6 speech from the White House, Trump […]

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Turkish, US Diplomats Work to Ease Troubled Ties

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been critical of the U.S. and Western allies over several recent disputes. WVN – Diplomats from the United States and Turkey are working to ease tensions after disputes led the countries to place visa restrictions on each other. This past weekend, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made sharply critical […]

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