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Bangladesh show covers up Tibetan art after Chinese embassy in Dhaka complains

12 hours agoArts : Artdaily

One of Bangladesh's biggest art shows has covered up an exhibit by Tibetan artists after the Chinese embassy in Dhaka said it was "offended" by the artwork, an organiser said Monday. A photographic exhibit entitled "Last Words", featuring...Show More Summary

Russia Seeks to Expand Bolshoi-Washington National Opera Exchange Program

The Russian embassy in Washington, DC hopes the young artist exchange program between the Bolshoi Theatre and the Washington National Opera will expand, Russia's Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak told Sputnik.

State Department Still Failing to Save Ex-US Translators Hunted by Taliban

US Department of State spokesperson John Kirby said that the United States is not giving refuge in its embassies and consulates to former Muslim translators who worked for the US military in Afghanistan and are now hunted down by the Taliban.

Monument to the U.S. Bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade in Belgrade, Serbia

Grave miscalculation, deliberate political countermeasure, or ruthless act of indecency? There's a plaque for that. On May 7, 1999, five bombs carried by a pair of American B-2 stealth bombers hit the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade during...Show More Summary

Artists allege Chinese Embassy in Dhaka pressured art show organizers to censor Tibetan exhibit

After receiving a visit from the Chinese ambassador in Dhaka, the Dhaka Art Summit has censored the artwork in the exhibit with white sheets of paper. [ more › ]

The round-up: Gove’s Gloss and the Assange Saga

  In the News The UN working group on arbitrary detention have concluded that the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been “arbitrarily detained” by Britain and Sweden in the Ecuadorian Embassy for the last three and a half years. In particular, the working group considered that Mr Assange had not been guaranteed a fair trial, in […]

Israel Not Ready to Renew Full Diplomatic Ties With Turkey - Embassy

According to the Israeli charge d’affaires in Russia, Israel isn't ready to renew diplomatic relations with Turkey.

At embassy party, Colombian president and a VIP crowd celebrate anniversary of U.S. aid deal

At a swank party at the residence of the Colombian ambassador Thursday night, there were generals and senators, CEOs and governors. There was even a “Mr. President” — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos — on hand to celebrate the 15th anniversary of a landmark aid deal between his country and the United States, as well […]

North Korea to Launch More Satellites to Orbit – Embassy in Moscow

North Korea will continue to launch satellites, the country’s embassy in Moscow said in a press release, citing the state agency for space exploration.

Neapolitan Tailor Mariano Rubinacci Inducted Into the V&A

3 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

On February 24, the Italian Embassy in London’s Grosvenor Square will host a reception to mark a small but significant milestone in the history of Italian menswear: A suit of clothes by the Neapolitan tailor Mariano Rubinacci is entering...Show More Summary

UN Rules WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Being Detained Unlawfully

Submitted by Claire Bernish via, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s years-long confinement in the Ecuadorian embassy in London has been ruled unlawful by the U.N.’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, and his lawyers have now called for Sweden’s extradition request to be dropped immediately. Show More Summary

Russian Embassy in Benin Negotiating Access to Hijacked Tanker

Russian diplomats are holding talks with Beninese military on gaining access to the Greek tanker and it's crew, which are being held hostage in Nigeria, according to the head of the Russian embassy's consular department.

Brazil opens Palestine Embassy after rejecting Israeli Squatter Envoy

TeleSur | – – The inauguration comes weeks after Brazil rejected Israel’s ambassador, a former leader of West Bank settlers. The Palestinian Authority inaugurated its first embassy in the Western Hemisphere in…

Assange Stay in Embassy ‘Matter Between UK, Sweden, Ecuador’ - State Dept.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange staying at the Ecuadorian embassy is an issue of Quito, Stockholm and London, the US State Department official told Sputnik.

Iran, UK Embassies to Resume Issuing Visas

The Iranian Embassy in London and the UK diplomatic mission in Tehran decided to resume issuing visas beginning March after meeting between UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Three members of U.N. panel said Assange was ‘arbitrarily detained.’ One didn’t. Here’s his dissent.

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

A U.N. panel has declared that Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who has remained confined within the Ecuadoran Embassy in London since 2012, is being “arbitrarily detained.” The decision from the U.N. Working Group on ArbitraryShow More Summary

Olly Olly Oxen Free?

A UN human rights panel decided on Friday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been detained in violation of international law. But how soon will he be able to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London?

Czech Refusal to Give 'Arms Dealers' to US Was 'Good Day for Sovereignty'

The Czech government (allegedly) acted in favor of its citizens held prisoner in Lebanon in making a difficult choice to refuse the extradition of two alleged arms dealers to the US, which drew the ire of the US Embassy.

Assange hails 'significant victory' after UN finding

WikiLeaks founder seeks to secure freedom to walk out of embassy in London without fear of arrest for rape allegations.

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