foreign affairs

activities of a nation in its relationships with other nations; international relations.

1605–15 Unabridged
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foreign affairs
pl n
1.  matters abroad that involve the homeland, such as relations with another country
2.  matters that do not involve the homeland

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Example sentences
Eight years later, he was made the minister of foreign affairs.
Even stranger is the lack of attention given to foreign affairs by the
  candidates themselves.
In foreign affairs he was sometimes naive and erratic.
Foreign affairs used to be the business of the pro-detente foreign ministry.
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