Iran warns European trio: Tehran's next steps will be more decisive

The EU special financial mechanism for trade with Iran (INSTEX) must meet the needs of Iran, otherwise Tehran’s next steps will be more decisive, said the official representative of the Iranian MFA Abbas Mousavi.

Trump Jokes to Putin: 'Don't Meddle in the Election'

Asked by a reporter whether he would raise the issue during a meeting with Putin, Trump said: “Yes, of course I will.”

Putin-Trump meeting begins in Osaka, Japan

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump have begun a separate bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. It is expected to last from one hour to an hour and a half, reports TASS news agency.

G20 summit kicks off in Japan

The 14th Group of 20 (G20) summit kicked off Friday in Osaka, Japan, with issues pertaining to the global economy, multilateral trade, and development taking the center stage, Xinhuanet reported.

Boris Johnson: Odds of no-deal Brexit are a million-to-one against

The main contender for the post of UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, considers the scenario of Brexit without an agreement on terms to be unlikely, The Guardian reported.

Croatian FM to Lead Council of Europe

Marija Pejčinović-Burić, the centre-right Croatian Minister of Foreign Affairs (FM), has been elected as a Secretary General of the Council of Europe (CoE), EURACTIV reports.

Turkey’s Erdogan Says Trump May Visit in July

US President Donald Trump may visit Turkey in July, Turkey’s President Recep Tayip Erdogan said in an interview in Japan where he will attend the G20 summit and is expected to meet with his American counterpart, Al Arabiya reports.

Chancellor Merkel seen shaking again in Berlin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was seen trembling once again during a ceremony in Berlin on Thursday, eight days after a similar incident, BBC reported.

Kyrgyzstan’s parliament votes to lift ex-president Atambayev’s immunity

The lawmakers of the parliament of Kyrgyzstan on June 27 voted in favor of stripping former president Almazbek Atambayev of his immunity, TASS reported.

Trump, Putin to meet in Osaka on June 28 – White House

US President Donald Trump and President of Russia Vladimir Putin will meet on June 28 in Osaka on the sidelines of the G20 summit, the White House representative said, reports TASS.

Macron plans to hold bilateral meeting with Putin at G20 summit

French President Emmanuel Macron is planning to hold a bilateral meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan on June 28-29, the Elysee Palace press service told TASS.

Mnuchin: Trade deal between US, China is 90% complete

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC on Wednesday the U.S. and China were close to a trade deal, and he's optimistic that progress can be made during weekend talks between President Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping.

U.S. Aims to Restart China Trade Talks, Will Not Accept Conditions on Tariff Use

Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on another $325 billion of goods, covering nearly all the remaining Chinese imports into the United States - including consumer products such as cellphones, computers and clothing - if the meeting with Xi produces no progress in resolving a host of U.S. complaints around the way China does business.

Macron Speaks to Rouhani to Try to Ease Mideast Tension

President Emmanuel Macron spoke by phone to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday as part of a French initiative to prevent an escalation of tensions in the Middle East, Macron's office said in a statement.

Iraqi President rules out using his territory to strike Iran

Under no circumstances will Iraq allow the United States to use its bases in Iraq to launch an attack on neighboring Iran, Iraq's President Barham Salih told CNN., Iraq’s President Barham Saleh said in an interview with CNN.

Rouhani: Iran never seeks war with any country

The Iranian president said his country never seeks war with any country, including the US, Mehr reported.

Russia considers banning alcohol import from Georgia – report

Russian authorities are gathering information from trading networks regarding Georgian wines available in Russian stores, which is likely a sign that Moscow is preparing an import ban, according to Komersant newspaper.

Peskov not ruling out Putin-Trump meeting in Osaka

The Kremlin continues to work on preparing a meeting between Russian and American leaders, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, in Osaka, the spokesperson for Russian President, Dmitry Peskov told reporters, reports.

PACE challenges powers of Russian delegation

Participants of the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Tuesday challenged the powers of the Russian delegation in the organization, TASS reported.

Iran’s Rouhani: US Sanctions on Khamenei Futile As He Has ‘No Foreign Assets’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani dismissed new US sanctions on Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and described the White House as “mentally retarded”, an insult Iran has used in the past about President Donald Trump, Al Arabiya reports

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