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Erdogan urges «slap» for German ruling parties in polls

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday called on Turkish-origin Germans to give a «slap» to both parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition in September polls, pressing on with what Berlin has condemned as unprecedented meddling.

Canada struggles with refugee surge from US

Soldiers busily assemble tents with wooden floors, lighting and heating in Canada's Quebec province near the US border to temporarily house a surge in asylum seekers from the United States.

US launches formal trade investigation into China

The United States on Friday formally launched a trade investigation into China's intellectual property practices and forced transfer of American technology, which President Donald Trump had called for this week.

Erdogan wades into German election, Berlin hits back

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday urged ethnic Turks in Germany to reject its main parties in upcoming elections, prompting a sharp warning from Berlin to stop the «unprecedented» meddling.

Joint exercises could send Korea tensions soaring again

After North Korea and the United States traded bellicose threats of nuclear conflagration, all eyes will be on an annual war game in the South next week that could send tensions spiralling back upwards, analysts say.

Israel freezes controversial settlement law

Israel's Supreme Court has frozen implementation of a law legalising dozens of Jewish settlements built on private Palestinian land, which the UN labelled a «thick red line».

Looking back: The Hong Kongers who left

In the years leading up to the return of Hong Kong to China by Britain in 1997, thousands of residents fearful of the future under Beijing jumped ship to start a new life abroad.

Israeli joy at Trump visit, but substance lacking

Israeli right-wingers celebrated US President Donald Trump's visit after he made no mention of the two-state solution, but a lack of specifics on how he would resolve the conflict with the Palestinians raised concerns.

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Donald Trump welcomed by Abu Mazen in Bethlehem

President of the Palestinian Authority, Abu Mazen, welcomed US President Donald Trump in Bethlehem. After the handshake, the hymns were executed and the two leaders withdrew to the palace of the Palestinian Authority President for a meeting, which ends with a joint press point.

Turkey-US: strained relations

From the 2003 US invasion of Iraq to Washington's latest decision to arm Kurdish groups in Syria, relations between Turkey and the US have been tested repeatedly.

US-China trade pact: a Trump triumph or rehashed news?

The new trade agreement unveiled Friday between China and the United States is yet another olive branch from the Trump White House to Beijing, but some skeptics wonder how long the cooperative tone will last.

China hosts summit on new Silk Road

China opens on Sunday a summit to promote its massive global trade infrastructure project, highlighting Beijing's ambitions to spearhead a new era of globalisation as Washington shifts toward inward-looking policies.

Pope «won't judge» Trump before hearing him out

Pope Francis said Saturday he was hopeful of finding common ground with US President Donald Trump at their upcoming Vatican meeting, despite the leaders being starkly at odds over issues from migration to climate change.

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