Israel Apartheid State, Trump’s Deal Doomed: French US EnvoyOutgoing French Ambassador to the US, Gérard Araud, criticized Israel I regime as an “apartheid state”, adding that US President Donald Trump’s “deal of the century,” aimed at resolving the decades-long conflict between Israel and Palestine, looks dead in the water.
Comedian Wins Ukraine’s Presidential VoteVolodymyr Zelensky, a Television Comic, has won Ukraine’s presidential runoff vote, defeating incumbent President Petro Poroshenko with more than 73 percent of the vote against about 25, according to official preliminary results.
The foreign and defense ministers of Japan and France have agreed on Friday to step up military cooperation in order to counter what they consider China’s "unilateral actions" in the East and South China seas.
Japan will reportedly skip an international fleet review in South Korea next week after Seoul has sided with the North Korea in demanding that Tokyo refrain from flying its military’s “rising Sun” flag on its warship during the event.
Japan and the European Union (EU) have signed a sweeping free trade deal Tuesday, with European Council President Donald Tusk saying it was a "clear message" against protectionism as Washington imposes controversial tariffs and threatens a trade war.