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Syria: G7 rejects fresh sanction plan as Tillerson flies to Moscow

Turkey's health minister is quoted as saying traces of sarin gas have been found on the bodies of those who died in Khan Sheikhoun last week.

Turkey's health minister is quoted as saying traces of sarin gas have been found on the bodies of those who died in Khan Sheikhoun last week.

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US-China: Trump wraps up first face-to-face talks with Xi

US President Donald Trump has urged his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to do more to curb North Korea’s nuclear programme.

US President Donald Trump has urged his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to do more to curb North Korea’s nuclear programme.

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Eiffel Tower switched off as mark of respect to St Petersburg victims

Perhaps Paris’ most well-known landmark, the Eiffel Tower will turn off its lights at midnight on Tuesday, as a mark of respect to the victims of Monday’s explosion on the St Petersburg metro…

Perhaps Paris’ most well-known landmark, the Eiffel Tower will turn off its lights at midnight on Tuesday, as a mark of respect to the victims of Monday’s explosion on the St Petersburg metro…

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Professor finds long-lost Lithuanian declaration of independence

A Lithuanian professor claims to have found one of few remaining original copies of his country's declaration of independence in a Berlin archive.

A Lithuanian professor claims to have found one of few remaining original copies of his country's declaration of independence in a Berlin archive.

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Hungary's Orban warmly welcomes Russian President Putin

The Hungarian Prime Minister said the country strove for 'open and transparent' relations with Russia, as the pair spoke trade, energy projects and sanctions.

The Hungarian Prime Minister said the country strove for 'open and transparent' relations with Russia, as the pair spoke trade, energy projects and sanctions.

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Orban waits to be on right side of new world order

Hungary's Viktor Orban has made a close friend of Vladimir Putin, who is rebuilding the country's nuclear reactor in exchange for Orban's political help in ending sanctions. In the meantime, Orban awa

Hungary's Viktor Orban has made a close friend of Vladimir Putin, who is rebuilding the country's nuclear reactor in exchange for Orban's political help in ending sanctions. In the meantime, Orban awa

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May to push UK's 'special ties' to US at Trump meeting

Theresa May becomes the first world leader to meet the new US president on Thursday night, but is the "special relationship" about to take on new depth?

Theresa May becomes the first world leader to meet the new US president on Thursday night, but is the "special relationship" about to take on new depth?

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Sanctions against Russia must stay - Biden

The outgoing US Vice President has urged the world to stand up to what he has described as "coercion and aggression" from Moscow over Ukraine

The outgoing US Vice President has urged the world to stand up to what he has described as "coercion and aggression" from Moscow over Ukraine

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European leaders hold final meeting with Obama in Berlin

The outgoing US president met leaders from major EU countries amid concern over future transatlantic ties under Donald Trump.

The outgoing US president met leaders from major EU countries amid concern over future transatlantic ties under Donald Trump.

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Putin says Russian military threat to NATO is 'imaginary'

The Russian president has been speaking at a gathering of foreign policy experts, after NATO sealed plans to boost forces on Russian borders.

The Russian president has been speaking at a gathering of foreign policy experts, after NATO sealed plans to boost forces on Russian borders.

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UN approves Antonio Guterres as next Secretary General

The 193-member UN General Assembly has approved the appointment of former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres as the organisation's new secretary general.

The 193-member UN General Assembly has approved the appointment of former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres as the organisation's new secretary general.

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Cuba feels the benefits of being back in favour in Washington

After more than half a century of freezing Cuba out of diplomatic relations the last year has seen an abrupt turnaround between Havana and Washington.

After more than half a century of freezing Cuba out of diplomatic relations the last year has seen an abrupt turnaround between Havana and Washington.

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Turkish parliament ratifies renewed Israeli relationship

The Turkish parliament has ratified a deal made earlier this year between Turkey and Israel ending their six-year long freeze in relations.

The Turkish parliament has ratified a deal made earlier this year between Turkey and Israel ending their six-year long freeze in relations.

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Red Sea bridge to be built linking Egypt and Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia and Egypt have announced a bridge is to be built across the Red Sea linking the two countries – as well as the continents of Africa and

Saudi Arabia and Egypt have announced a bridge is to be built across the Red Sea linking the two countries – as well as the continents of Africa and

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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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Turkey tensions with Iraq over Bashiqa camp troops

The Turkish government has agreed to reorganise its military presence at the Bashiqa camp in northern Iraq. The deal comes after Baghdad demanded an

The Turkish government has agreed to reorganise its military presence at the Bashiqa camp in northern Iraq. The deal comes after Baghdad demanded an

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Iran boosts gas export capacity with eye on post-sanctions era

The Russian President Vladimir Putin on his first visit to Iran in eight years has held talks with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Ostensibly for a

The Russian President Vladimir Putin on his first visit to Iran in eight years has held talks with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Ostensibly for a

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EU and US play down differences over response to Ukraine crisis

Reported differences in how to respond to the Ukraine crisis between Europe and the US have appeared at the Munich Security Conference. US Secretary

Reported differences in how to respond to the Ukraine crisis between Europe and the US have appeared at the Munich Security Conference. US Secretary

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Search for peace in Ukraine switches from Moscow to Munich

The violence in Ukraine is dominating the second day of the security conference in Munich. The US Secretary of State John Kerry is in attendance as

The violence in Ukraine is dominating the second day of the security conference in Munich. The US Secretary of State John Kerry is in attendance as