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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.

Business

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

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Trump slams Iran and the UN while drawing fire from Clinton

Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump vowed an unbreakable bond with Israel, slammed the nuclear deal with Iran and challenged the United

Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump vowed an unbreakable bond with Israel, slammed the nuclear deal with Iran and challenged the United

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Scheduled flights restored between United States and Cuba

Officials from the United States and Cuba have signed an agreement to restore passenger flights between the two countries. The signing ceremony in

Officials from the United States and Cuba have signed an agreement to restore passenger flights between the two countries. The signing ceremony in

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Iranian FM visit to Brussels heralds better ties with EU

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is in Brussels on a mission to broaden ties with Europe. He’s set to meet EU Parliament President Martin Schulz

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is in Brussels on a mission to broaden ties with Europe. He’s set to meet EU Parliament President Martin Schulz

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US: 'top secret' emails on Hillary Clinton's home server

The US State Department has, for the first time, conceded that seven email chains on Hillary Clinton’s home server contain top secret information

The US State Department has, for the first time, conceded that seven email chains on Hillary Clinton’s home server contain top secret information

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Three out of five Americans released by Iran head for home

Three out of four Iranian-Americans released from prison in Iran have left Tehran aboard a Swiss aircraft. The three – Jason Rezaian, The Washington

Three out of four Iranian-Americans released from prison in Iran have left Tehran aboard a Swiss aircraft. The three – Jason Rezaian, The Washington