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Troop presence stalls settlement talks over Cyprus

It’s emerged the security situation in Cyprus was the main stumbling block during talks on reunifying the island.

It’s emerged the security situation in Cyprus was the main stumbling block during talks on reunifying the island.

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Who is Sir Ivan Rogers?

The former treasury policy chief resigns from role as EU envoy

The former treasury policy chief resigns from role as EU envoy

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Abe hosts Putin to try to solve Japan-Russia islands row

Vladimir Putin has arrived in Japan for a summit aimed at seeking progress on a territorial row that’s soured relations between the two countries.

Vladimir Putin has arrived in Japan for a summit aimed at seeking progress on a territorial row that’s soured relations between the two countries.

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EU, Cuba move to mend ties after Fidel Castro's death

The EU and Cuba agreed a deal on Monday to normalise ties as Brussels softened its stance on human rights in the Latin American country following the death of long-time leader Fidel…

The EU and Cuba agreed a deal on Monday to normalise ties as Brussels softened its stance on human rights in the Latin American country following the death of long-time leader Fidel…

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US-UK relations : May playing second fiddle to Farage?

UK PM to visit US in a bid to develop ties with the Trump administration after the President-elect suggested making Farage an Ambassador

UK PM to visit US in a bid to develop ties with the Trump administration after the President-elect suggested making Farage an Ambassador

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Deal to reunite Cyprus within reach, UN chief Ban says

A deal to reunite the divided island of Cyprus is within reach, UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said at the start of five days of United Nations led talks in…

A deal to reunite the divided island of Cyprus is within reach, UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said at the start of five days of United Nations led talks in…

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Boris Johnson ditches insults and talks 'jumbo' trade deals in Turkey

The UK's foreign minister on a trip to Ankara has focused on future ties, putting aside previous negative comments about Turkey during the EU referendum campaign.

The UK's foreign minister on a trip to Ankara has focused on future ties, putting aside previous negative comments about Turkey during the EU referendum campaign.

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First US-Cuba scheduled passenger flight in five decades

For the first time in more than half a century, a scheduled, commercial passenger flight has travelled from the United States to Cuba.

For the first time in more than half a century, a scheduled, commercial passenger flight has travelled from the United States to Cuba.

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Kerry and Abbas in Paris talks on Middle East peace

US Secretary of State John Kerry met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Paris on Saturday to discuss efforts to move toward a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian…

US Secretary of State John Kerry met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Paris on Saturday to discuss efforts to move toward a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian…

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France closes diplomatic missions in Turkey over security concerns

France has closed its diplomatic missions until further notice in Turkey’s two main cities – Ankara and Istanbul – due to security concerns.

France has closed its diplomatic missions until further notice in Turkey’s two main cities – Ankara and Istanbul – due to security concerns.

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Kerry pledges support for Georgia's western aims before NATO summit

US Secretary of State John Kerry has sought to reassure Georgia of American support during a visit to Tbilisi ahead of a NATO summit this weekend expected to focus on the threat posed by…

US Secretary of State John Kerry has sought to reassure Georgia of American support during a visit to Tbilisi ahead of a NATO summit this weekend expected to focus on the threat posed by…

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Putin signs energy deals with China

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin is on a state visit to China to sign a series of energy deals.

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin is on a state visit to China to sign a series of energy deals.

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Merkel pushes for rule of law and market access in China

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has begun her ninth official trip to China with an appeal for an independent judiciary.

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has begun her ninth official trip to China with an appeal for an independent judiciary.

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Putin in Greece to talk trade and energy

Russian President Vladimir Putin received full military honours and a warm welcome at Athens airport for his first visit to Greece in nine…

Russian President Vladimir Putin received full military honours and a warm welcome at Athens airport for his first visit to Greece in nine…

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Obama 'significantly concerned' about civil liberties in Vietnam

The US president expresses "significant concern" over freedom of speech in Vietnam as a number of activists are prevented from meeting him.

The US president expresses "significant concern" over freedom of speech in Vietnam as a number of activists are prevented from meeting him.

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Obama sits down for $6 meal in Vietnam

‘When in Vietnam, do as the Vietnamese do’ comes to mind, as Obama sits down for a $6 meal at a streetside restaurant in Hanoi, hours after lifting an historic arms embargo with the former enemy of th

‘When in Vietnam, do as the Vietnamese do’ comes to mind, as Obama sits down for a $6 meal at a streetside restaurant in Hanoi, hours after lifting an historic arms embargo with the former enemy of th

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Obama lifts five- decades-long arms embargo on Vietnam

President Barack Obama has announced that the United States is to lift its arms embargo on Vietnam, which has been in place for 50 years.

President Barack Obama has announced that the United States is to lift its arms embargo on Vietnam, which has been in place for 50 years.

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Key Chinese official pledges to listen to Hong Kong

Zhang Dejiang is the highest-ranking leader to visit the former British colony since democracy protests broke out in 2014.

Zhang Dejiang is the highest-ranking leader to visit the former British colony since democracy protests broke out in 2014.

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Normandy Format meeting in Berlin

Germany’s Foreign Minister says there has been no breakthrough at today’s meeting of foreign ministers of the Normandy format countries in Berlin

Germany’s Foreign Minister says there has been no breakthrough at today’s meeting of foreign ministers of the Normandy format countries in Berlin

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EU 'concerned' about Austria's fence along border with Italy

The European Union’s executive arm says it is concerned that Austria is building a border fence and control station at the country’s main Alpine

The European Union’s executive arm says it is concerned that Austria is building a border fence and control station at the country’s main Alpine

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NATO-Russia Council holds talks after two years

NATO has reopened informal talks with Russia for the first time in nearly two years. Diplomats met for over 90 minutes to discuss Ukraine and the

NATO has reopened informal talks with Russia for the first time in nearly two years. Diplomats met for over 90 minutes to discuss Ukraine and the

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EU and Iran 'turn a new page' in diplomatic relations

EU representative Federica Mogherini held several meetings in Iran to reopen economic relations between Europe and Tehran. The president of Iran’s

EU representative Federica Mogherini held several meetings in Iran to reopen economic relations between Europe and Tehran. The president of Iran’s