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Former Trump adviser ordered to appear in court over Instagram posts

A former political adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, Roger Stone was ordered on Tuesday to appear in court this week over Instagram posts that chastised and appeared to threaten the judge presiding over his criminal trial, Reuters reported.

Trump: Trade talks with China going well

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that trade talks with China were going well and suggested he was open to pushing off the deadline to complete negotiations, saying March 1 was not a “magical” date, Reuters reported.

Lavrov: US goal is to split Syria

The US goal is to split Syria, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, News.am reports.

Pakistan asks UN to help de-escalate conflict with India

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi sent a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Windsor Star reported.

"You'll Lose Everything." President Trump Warns Venezuelan Military to Abandon Nicolas Maduro

President Donald Trump urged Venezuela’s military to drop their support for President Nicolas Maduro and allow humanitarian aid into the country, Time reports.

Le Monde: There is growing rift between US and Europe

Munich Security Conference demonstrated a growing rift between the US and European states, Le Monde journalists Sylvie Kauffmann and Thomas Wieder said in an article.

16 US states sue Trump

Sixteen states have sued US President Trump, The New York Times reported citing the respective judicial documents.

Turkish parliament speaker resigns

Binali Yildirim resigned on Monday from his post as speaker of the Turkish parliament to run as the mayoral candidate of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) for Istanbul in upcoming local elections, Turkish Minute reports, citing local media.

Poroshenko thanks EU for new package of anti-Russia sanctions

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has thanked the Council of the European Union for the unanimous decision to impose the "Azov package" of sanctions against the Russian Federation.

European Commission chief hopeful Trump will keep promise

US President Donald Trump has promised European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that he will not impose additional import tariffs on European cars for the time being, Juncker was quoted in a published interview as saying on Monday, Reuters reported.

Japan's PM nominates Trump for Nobel Peace Prize on U.S. request

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, Reuters reported, citing the Asahi newspaper.

Mogherini does not rule out more EU sanctions on Russia over Kerch incident

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Monday that there was a chance the European Union could impose new sanctions on Russia in relation to the Kerch Strait incident within two weeks, Sputnik reports.

Saudi Arabia signs $20bn in agreements with Pakistan

Saudi Arabia has signed agreements with Pakistan worth $20 billion, Arabiya TV quoted Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as saying on Sunday.

Poland PM cancels trip to Israel amid Netanyahu comments on World War II

Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has canceled his trip to Israel for a high-level summit slated to take place this week, and over comments made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Polish collaboration with the Nazis during World War II, the Times of Israel reported.

NYT: Munich conference shows rift between US and its allies

The Munich security conference showed a deep divide between Washington and its allies on many issues of international policy, and the West fears that Russia and China may use it to their advantage, an article published by the New York Times on Sunday claims.

US warns India, others over oil export sanctions On Venezuela

The hardline US National Security Adviser John Bolton has issued a warning to India against buying Venezuelan oil, saying it "will not be forgotten" and that Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Alberto Arreaza has countered that it was an attempt to impose Washington's global "dictatorship".

China: Beijing calls for non-interference in Venezuela's internal affairs

China is in favor of respecting the principles of the UN and non-interference in the Venezuelan internal affairs, said the spokesperson for Russian MFA Geng Shuang.

Iran MFA: Warsaw Conference was destined to fail

The two-day summit in Warsaw failed to produce any decisions against Tehran, the spokesperson for Iranian MFA Bahram Qassemi.

Trump plans to declare national emergency

President Donald Trump plans to declare a national emergency to get funding for the construction of the wall on Mexico border.

Polish FM: EU shares US opinion on Iran

Poland’s foreign minister says the European Union shares the view of the United States that Iran currently plays a negative role in the Middle East but have differences on what should be done about it, AP reported.