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21/06/2017 04:36

Looking back: The Hong Kongers who left

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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.

24/05/2017 10:21

Israeli joy at Trump visit, but substance lacking

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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.

23/05/2017 09:38 Video

Donald Trump welcomed by Abu Mazen in Bethlehem

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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.

14/05/2017 18:59

Turkey-US: strained relations

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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.

14/05/2017 18:53

Israel dismisses US concern over embassy move to Jerusalem

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday challenged US concerns over moving the American embassy to Jerusalem, in what Haaretz newspaper called his «first public dispute» with the Trump administration.

14/05/2017 17:26

Palestine president in India ahead of Modi Israel trip

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas landed in New Delhi late Sunday for a three-day visit looking to strengthen ties with India ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic trip to Israel.

14/05/2017 16:40

No «clean slate» between the US and Russia, Tillerson says

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Relations between the United States and Russia, at their lowest level since the Cold War, will not restart «with a clean slate,» Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday.

14/05/2017 03:58

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

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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.

13/05/2017 19:39

China hosts summit on new Silk Road

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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.

13/05/2017 19:24

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

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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.

13/05/2017 19:10

Four civilians killed in Ukraine ahead of Eurovision: Kiev

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A top Ukrainian official said on Saturday that «Russian occupying forces» had killed four civilians in the war-torn east just hours before the Eurovision Song Contest final kicked off in Kiev.

12/05/2017 10:53

Brexit means changing North Ireland peace deal: Blair

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Former British prime minister Tony Blair said Friday that the landmark 1998 peace agreement for Northern Ireland -- which he helped to negotiate -- would have to be changed because of Brexit.

11/05/2017 10:24

EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians

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The European Union approved visa-free travel for Ukrainians on Thursday, fulfilling a key promise to cement ties with Kiev as it remains embroiled in a deadly conflict with pro-Russian insurgents.

11/05/2017 10:11

Turkey denounces German move to accept asylum requests

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Turkey on Thursday condemned Germany for granting political asylum to numerous military personnel and their families with alleged links to last year's failed coup, saying the move risked harming relations.

09/05/2017 15:17

China says it tested new missile in northeastern sea

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China has recently tested a new type of guided missile in a northeastern sea near the Korean peninsula, the defence ministry said Tuesday, hours after South Korean elections and amid regional tensions.

08/05/2017 15:28

Former top US justice official to testify on Flynn-Russia links

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The simmering controversy over Russia's alleged meddling in last year's US election returns to the spotlight Monday, with a former top Justice Department official set to testify on links between President Donald Trump's advisors and Moscow.

08/05/2017 07:23

College confirms North Korea detains another US citizen

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A foreign-funded university in North Korea confirmed Monday the arrest of a US citizen -- the second linked to the school held in two weeks amid tensions on the peninsula.

08/05/2017 05:17

Philippines, US launch smaller military exercises

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The Philippines and United States launched annual military exercises in Manila on Monday but the longtime allies scaled them down in line with President Rodrigo Duterte's pivot to China and Russia.

07/05/2017 19:14

What world leaders said about Macron's victory

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French centrist Emmanuel Macron stormed to the presidency on Sunday, scoring a resounding win over his far-right rival Marine Le Pen in a run-off vote.

06/05/2017 15:48

Italian FM in Libya for talks on peace and migrants

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Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano on Saturday held talks in Tripoli with top Libyan officials on peace efforts for the war-wracked country and ways to curb illegal migration to Europe.

05/05/2017 20:01

Trump will work with «whoever» France elects as president

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US President Donald Trump will work with "whoever the people of France decide to elect" as their leader, his spokeswoman said Friday.

05/05/2017 19:40

Pro-Kremlin media to sue France's Macron: official

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Russia's state-funded RT television and Sputnik news agency plan to sue French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron over accusations they mounted a smear campaign against him, the chief editor of RT and Sputnik, Margarita Simonyan said Friday.

05/05/2017 14:32

EU's Barnier blames Britain for Brexit expat uncertainty

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The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator said Friday that Britain was to blame for the uncertainty facing millions of expatriates in the run-up to the country's departure from the bloc.

05/05/2017 14:19

Putin backs check into Chechen gay attacks after Merkel plea

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday backed an official check into reported brutal attacks on gay men in Chechnya in his first public comment after German Chancellor Angela Merkel confronted him on the issue.

05/05/2017 10:05

North Korea accuses CIA of plot to assassinate Kim Jong-Un

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North Korea on Friday accused the CIA of plotting with South Korea to assassinate leader Kim Jong-Un, amid soaring tensions in the flashpoint region.

05/05/2017 10:05

Brexit a tragedy and EU partly to blame: Juncker

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Friday described Brexit as a «tragedy» that had happened partly as a result of the European Union's past mistakes.

05/05/2017 08:33

China, Japan, South Korea to jointly combat financial instability

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East Asia's three biggest economies vowed Friday to work together to help prevent market instability as tensions run high over Pyongyang's weapons programmes.

04/05/2017 19:54

Russia, Turkey, Iran sign deal to set up Syria safe zones

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Russia, Iran and Turkey on Thursday signed an agreement to set up four safe zones in Syria that the United Nations described as a promising step to wind down the brutal six-year war.

04/05/2017 19:44

Pope Francis and Trump to meet despite disagreements

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Pope Francis will receive US President Donald Trump at the Vatican on May 24, the first official meeting for the two leaders who have found themselves starkly at odds on issues including migration and climate change.

04/05/2017 17:35

Trump announces trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican

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Donald Trump on Thursday announced his first foreign trip as president will include stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican -- the spiritual centers of Islam, Judaism and Catholicism.

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