Donald Trump will nominate Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as the next U.S. ambassador to China, a transition official said on Wednesday, choosing a longstanding friend of Beijing.
London (AFP) — The U.S. ambassador to Britain sparked annoyance in his host country by criticizing the local traditional food in a magazine interview this week. Asked what he would serve at his ideal dinner party, envoy Matthew Barzun replied somewhat undiplomatically. “I’ll tell you what I would not serve — lamb and potatoes. I […]
Moscow (AFP) – Michael McFaul, the outspoken U.S. ambassador to Russia who has frequently clashed with authorities in Moscow, said Tuesday he would leave the country after just two years. An embassy spokeswoman confirmed the diplomat was leaving Russia “early” but declined to comment further. “Soon after the Olympics, I plan to rejoin my family […]