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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

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Kerry salutes Iraq's progress in retaking ground from ISIL

The US Secretary of State John Kerry has been in Baghdad to show support for Iraq especially over its battle against the so-called Islamic State

The US Secretary of State John Kerry has been in Baghdad to show support for Iraq especially over its battle against the so-called Islamic State

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John Kerry visits Iraq at key moment of struggle against ISIL

The US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad on Friday to show his support for Iraq, whose government is embroiled in domestic problems as

The US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad on Friday to show his support for Iraq, whose government is embroiled in domestic problems as

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Turkey and Israel move a step closer to reconciliation deal

Teams from Turkey and Israel have made progress towards a reconciliation deal. The two sides met in London on Thursday (April 7). A statement

Teams from Turkey and Israel have made progress towards a reconciliation deal. The two sides met in London on Thursday (April 7). A statement

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Care to dance?

US President Barack Obama takes to the dance floor at a state dinner in Argentine city of Buenos Aires, trying out the traditional Argentine Tango.

US President Barack Obama takes to the dance floor at a state dinner in Argentine city of Buenos Aires, trying out the traditional Argentine Tango.

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Obama adds Argentina to South America reset list

US President Barack Obama has promised a new era in relations with Argentina, with US firms announcing more than two billion dollars of new

US President Barack Obama has promised a new era in relations with Argentina, with US firms announcing more than two billion dollars of new

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Obama arrives in Argentina

The US president wants to reset diplomatic and trade ties with the free market Mauricio Macri.

The US president wants to reset diplomatic and trade ties with the free market Mauricio Macri.

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Baseball and diplomacy - Obama ends his landmark trip to Cuba

Even in Cuba the victims of the Brussels bomb attacks were remembered in a minutes silence at the start of a baseball match attended by President

Even in Cuba the victims of the Brussels bomb attacks were remembered in a minutes silence at the start of a baseball match attended by President

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US-Cuba relations 'moving forward' despite deep divisions

On the two biggest sticking points, the economy and human rights, neither leader appeared to give any ground at a press conference following bilateral talks, but both Obama and Castro remained positiv

On the two biggest sticking points, the economy and human rights, neither leader appeared to give any ground at a press conference following bilateral talks, but both Obama and Castro remained positiv

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Obama visits Old Havana at the start of a historic tour to Cuba

President Barack Obama and his family visit Havana’s old quarter as a three-day-trip gets under way to the country which hasn’t seen a US president

President Barack Obama and his family visit Havana’s old quarter as a three-day-trip gets under way to the country which hasn’t seen a US president

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Obama arrives in Cuba for historic three-day trip

Air Force One the US presidential jet landed at Havana’s main airport on Sunday at the start of a historic visit by an American leader. President

Air Force One the US presidential jet landed at Havana’s main airport on Sunday at the start of a historic visit by an American leader. President

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Cuba ready for historic Obama visit

Havana is preparing for the first visit by a US leader to the communist island since the Castro revolution later on Sunday

Havana is preparing for the first visit by a US leader to the communist island since the Castro revolution later on Sunday

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Syrian government: "Europe is guilty of many strategic mistakes"

On Monday, Russia surprised the international community with the announcement that it is to begin the partial withdrawal of its troops from Syria

On Monday, Russia surprised the international community with the announcement that it is to begin the partial withdrawal of its troops from Syria

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Little Havana residents weigh in on Obama's Cuba visit

As US President Barack Obama prepares for his trip to the Cuban capital on March 20, residents of Florida's Little Havana in Miami are divided on his Cuban policy.

As US President Barack Obama prepares for his trip to the Cuban capital on March 20, residents of Florida's Little Havana in Miami are divided on his Cuban policy.

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Obama sends letter on first direct US mail flight to Cuba

They are unlikely pen-pals. But Barack Obama and a Cuban pensioner have exchanged letters, with the US leader responding to the 76-year-old’s

They are unlikely pen-pals. But Barack Obama and a Cuban pensioner have exchanged letters, with the US leader responding to the 76-year-old’s

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Russian and Serbian presidents discuss bilateral ties

The Russian President met with his Serbian counterpart in The Kremlin on Thursday. Vladimir Putin and Tomislav Nicolic discussed Russian-Serbian

The Russian President met with his Serbian counterpart in The Kremlin on Thursday. Vladimir Putin and Tomislav Nicolic discussed Russian-Serbian

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Greece recalls Vienna ambassador in migrant row

Greece recalled its ambassador in Vienna, the country’s foreign ministry said, after Austria excluded it from a meeting of Balkan states on Europe’s

Greece recalled its ambassador in Vienna, the country’s foreign ministry said, after Austria excluded it from a meeting of Balkan states on Europe’s

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US President Barack Obama 'to visit Cuba in coming weeks' - sources

US President Barack Obama is to pay a historic visit to Cuba "in the coming weeks" marking the conclusion of his efforts to restore relations following half a century of tensions between Washington an

US President Barack Obama is to pay a historic visit to Cuba "in the coming weeks" marking the conclusion of his efforts to restore relations following half a century of tensions between Washington an

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A new hope for Syrians

In this week’s Perspectives, we follow reports from around Europe on the crisis in Syria and the effects on those who live there. World powers agreed

In this week’s Perspectives, we follow reports from around Europe on the crisis in Syria and the effects on those who live there. World powers agreed

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World powers arrive in Munich hoping to resurrect Syrian peace talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Munich hoping to resurrect Syrian Peace talks . He’s pushing for a ceasefire for humanitarian aid to

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Munich hoping to resurrect Syrian Peace talks . He’s pushing for a ceasefire for humanitarian aid to

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Cuba: 'complete end to US embargo needed' to normalise relations

Cuba is entering a new era in diplomatic relations. At the start of 2016, President Raul Castro became the first Cuban leader to visit France in 21

Cuba is entering a new era in diplomatic relations. At the start of 2016, President Raul Castro became the first Cuban leader to visit France in 21