Japan fears losing diplomatic buffet battle to China Tokyo (AFP) June 17, 2013 Belt-tightening in Japan's diplomatic service is cutting the quality of canapes on offer abroad, the foreign ministry has said, leading to fears Tokyo is losing the battle of the buffets to Beijing. Diplomats in Tokyo say China appears to be ramping up its spending on its missions while Japanese diplomats are being forced to scrimp, the ministry said. Allowances for ...
June 17, 2013 - Space War
Egypt cuts diplomatic ties with Damascus, backs no-fly zone On Saturday, Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi announced Egypt was cutting all diplomatic ties with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government and backing a no-fly zone over Syria. Mursi also called on Hezbollah to leave Syria.
June 16, 2013 - The Christian Science Monitor
Video: Egypt cuts diplomatic ties with Syrian regime Egypt has cut diplomatic ties with the Assad regime in Syria and calls for a no-fly zone to help the rebels. This has sparked concerns in the U.S. that Egypt's aid will go toward Islamist elements of the Syrian opposition. Major Garrett reports.
June 16, 2013 - CBS News
Hillary Rodham Clinton in Toronto Star Diplomacy will again be the focus, Hillary Clinton said at her secretary of state confirmation hearings, but she'll use "the full range of tools at our disposal - diplomatic, economic, military, political, legal, and cultural - picking the right...
John McCain in Adelaidenow When we believe that international action is necessary, whether military, economic or diplomatic, we will try to persuade our friends that we are right. But we, in return, must also be willing to be persuaded by them,Senator McCain wrote.
Ali Larijani in Bloomberg Definitely our priority would not be trial,Larijani told Channel Four News. "Our priority is to solve the problem through diplomatic channels. We are not interested in having this issue get further complicated."