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China says will work with North Korea to boost ties as envoy visits

“Traditional friendship between China and North Korea represents “valuable wealth” for their people, China said after its special envoy met a high-ranking North Korean official, but there was no mention of the crisis over North Korea’s weapons” writes Tomohiro Ohsumi for cnbc.com. The last time China’s special envoy for North Korea visited the country was in February last year. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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China to send envoy to North Korea, reopening dialogue with the isolated regime

“China is sending a senior diplomat to visit North Korea as an envoy of President Xi Jinping, the Foreign Ministry said Wednesday, reopening a channel of dialogue with the isolated regime” reports washingtonpost.com. China has an official special envoy to North Korea, Kong Xuanyou, but he is not believed to have visited Pyongyang since taking the job in August. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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How Istio manages microservice applications – A traffic flow analysis

“What I have always been curious about is how network traffic is routed when I examine my microservices deployed in Istio” writes Lin Is Senior for ibm.com. As developers run their microservice applications with Istio, they immediately gain the many benefits that come with Istio, such as mutual TLS (mTLS) between microservices, traffic management, policy enforcement, telemetry and many more.One thing that always fascinates me is that developers doesn’t have to modify their microservice applications to work with Istio. Source: ibm.com Share This:

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Trump’s business envoy to Asia includes energy firms, but not tech or finance companies

“The risk is that commercial deals “distract from long-term political solutions” to trade issues, the official said” writes Michael Martina for businessinsider.com. Agribusiness and energy firms dominate the delegation list.U.S. industry sources say it has been years since a major business delegation has gone to China during a U.S. presidential visit. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage

“Britain had said Mugabe’s appointment as a goodwill ambassador was “surprising and disappointing” and that it risked overshadowing the WHO’s global work” writes Jekasai Njikizana for cnbc.com. Jeremy Farrar, a global health specialist and director of the Wellcome Trust charity and the NCD alliance, representing health groups combating chronic diseases, welcomed the reversal. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Canadian police seek recalled Vatican envoy on child porn charges

“Canadian police have issued an arrest warrant for the Vatican diplomat who was recalled from the United States in a child pornography investigation, accusing him of accessing porn over Christmas last year from a church” writes Nicole Winfield for sun-sentinel.com. In the statement, Windsor police accused Capella of accessing, possessing and distributing child pornography. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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Pleased to see high profile projects with Iran: UK envoy

“Hopton said in August that the international nuclear deal between Iran and world powers has paved the way for ties between Britain and Iran to flourish” reports tehrantimes.com. TEHRAN – The ambassador of the UK to Tehran has expressed his satisfaction over signing economic deals with Iran. “Pleased to see high profile projects between Iran and UK-based companies generating so much interest and supporting,” Nicholas Hopton wrote in his twitter account on Monday.The project by Iran’s Ministry of Energy has attracted enough interest from private and institutional investors, including sovereign…

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Climate stalwart Ed Markey pleads with Rex Tillerson to keep climate change envoy

“One of the Senate’s top Democratic stalwarts on climate change is pushing back against Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s proposed move to eliminate the position of climate change envoy” writes John Siciliano for washingtonexaminer.com. “The special envoy for climate change was established to ensure American leadership on climate action and our clean energy future,” Markey said. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Nuclear deal to promote Iran-Britain ties: envoy

“Despite having the closest ties with the U.S. among the European countries, England has defended the nuclear deal” reports tehrantimes.com. TEHRAN – The international nuclear deal between Iran and world powers has paved the way for ties between Britain and Iran to flourish, London’s ambassador to Tehran Nicholas Hopton said on Saturday.The ambassador also renewed his country’s full commitment to the nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), to which England is a signatory.The envoy also expressed hope for the clearing of banking hurdles, adding that…

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