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Donald Trump on refugees, Nato, Merkel and Brexit

“Brexit is going to be a great thing”, Germany’s Angela Merkel is Europe’s most important leader and the lifting of sanctions against Russia could happen.

“Brexit is going to be a great thing”, Germany’s Angela Merkel is Europe’s most important leader and the lifting of sanctions against Russia could happen.

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US foreign policy - which way now?

Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson expressed views at odds with President-elect Donald Trump on key foreign policy issues during a hearing on Wednesday.

Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson expressed views at odds with President-elect Donald Trump on key foreign policy issues during a hearing on Wednesday.

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Senate grills Trump's pick for Secretary of State

Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, has faced tough questioning during a Senate confirmation hearing in Washington.

Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, has faced tough questioning during a Senate confirmation hearing in Washington.

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China stresses US mutual interests amid trade war fears

China signals it wants to avoid a trade war after US President-elect Donald Trump names tough-talking Robert Lighthizer as his chief trade negotiator.

China signals it wants to avoid a trade war after US President-elect Donald Trump names tough-talking Robert Lighthizer as his chief trade negotiator.

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Exxon Mobil chief to become America's top diplomat?

There is mounting speculation that America’s president-elect Donald Trump will name the chief executive of Exxon Mobil as the country’s top diplomat.

There is mounting speculation that America’s president-elect Donald Trump will name the chief executive of Exxon Mobil as the country’s top diplomat.

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What would a Fillon presidency mean for French foreign policy?

Widely tipped to be France’s next President, François Fillon stormed to victory in US-style primaries last weekend to become the centre-right’s candidate.

Widely tipped to be France’s next President, François Fillon stormed to victory in US-style primaries last weekend to become the centre-right’s candidate.

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How can Donald Trump balance his conflicting interests?

With the US presidential transition two weeks in, the incoming administration of the president-elect faces an avalanche of conflict-of-interest troubles.

With the US presidential transition two weeks in, the incoming administration of the president-elect faces an avalanche of conflict-of-interest troubles.

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Obama's compelling valedictory speech

The US president touched on globalisation, Donald Trump, the NATO question and the compassion of the Greek people in his foreign farewell.

The US president touched on globalisation, Donald Trump, the NATO question and the compassion of the Greek people in his foreign farewell.

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'There are three of us against the world - It's the only way'

The president of the Philippines has announced his country will abandon its longstanding ally the United States and embrace China instead.

The president of the Philippines has announced his country will abandon its longstanding ally the United States and embrace China instead.

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Clinton vs Trump - the final round

The third and final US presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was billed as a tough and bitter political punch-up and millions of viewers wanted to see dust fly were not…

The third and final US presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was billed as a tough and bitter political punch-up and millions of viewers wanted to see dust fly were not…

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US to lift trade sanctions against Myanmar

President Obama announces US to lift sanctions against Myanmar during a meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi in Washington

President Obama announces US to lift sanctions against Myanmar during a meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi in Washington

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Merkel "upbeat" after talks with Erdogan in China

The leaders of Germany and Turkey discussed the migrant issue, Incirlik air base, the Armenian question and visa liberalisation

The leaders of Germany and Turkey discussed the migrant issue, Incirlik air base, the Armenian question and visa liberalisation

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Turkey calls Austria 'racist'

Escalating war of words between Ankara and Vienna, which suggested Turkey was heading towards "dictatorship" after last month's failed military coup.

Escalating war of words between Ankara and Vienna, which suggested Turkey was heading towards "dictatorship" after last month's failed military coup.

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Trump says Gulf states will pay for Syrian war

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has laid out some more controversial foreign policy, including the Gulf states paying for air and ground safe zones in Syria.

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has laid out some more controversial foreign policy, including the Gulf states paying for air and ground safe zones in Syria.

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German-Turkish relations 'bumpy' after Erdogan speech ban

The handling of a pro-Erdogan rally in Cologne over the weekend has further strained relations between Turkey and Germany.

The handling of a pro-Erdogan rally in Cologne over the weekend has further strained relations between Turkey and Germany.

Europe

Boris Johnson wants UK to remain key partner in Europe

The British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has promised the UK will maintain close ties with its European neighbours despite the Brexit vote.

The British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has promised the UK will maintain close ties with its European neighbours despite the Brexit vote.

Business

Tourists shun Turkey, visitor numbers slump in June

The number of foreigners visiting Turkey plummeted by over 40 percent in June, the biggest fall in tourist numbers in over two decades.

The number of foreigners visiting Turkey plummeted by over 40 percent in June, the biggest fall in tourist numbers in over two decades.

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UK heading for recession post-Brexit, finance minister promises response

UK finance minister Philip Hammond has promised a 'reset' of government policy if Britain's economic weakness continues after business surveys showed a fall in orders and confidence.

UK finance minister Philip Hammond has promised a 'reset' of government policy if Britain's economic weakness continues after business surveys showed a fall in orders and confidence.

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US and Venezuela to hold high-level talks

Supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro demonstrated in Caracas on Tuesday to defend their champion and reject calls for a referendum that could force the chosen heir of the late socialist f

Supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro demonstrated in Caracas on Tuesday to defend their champion and reject calls for a referendum that could force the chosen heir of the late socialist f

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Creating conditions for Middle East peace talks is 'duty' of world powers

The French foreign minister says major world powers intend present a set of incentives and guarantees to encourage Israelis and Palestinians to revive stalled peace…

The French foreign minister says major world powers intend present a set of incentives and guarantees to encourage Israelis and Palestinians to revive stalled peace…

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Italian region votes to scrap anti-Russian sanctions

A council in Italy’s northeastern Veneto region, is urging its national government to abandon EU international policy and recognise Crimea as being part of…

A council in Italy’s northeastern Veneto region, is urging its national government to abandon EU international policy and recognise Crimea as being part of…

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Clinton and Trump target each other at pro-Israel lobby conference

The Middle East became a major battleground of the presidential race in the United States on Monday, as the likely Democratic and Republican nominees

The Middle East became a major battleground of the presidential race in the United States on Monday, as the likely Democratic and Republican nominees