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Fresh Cyprus talks set for next month

The leaders of Cyprus and the self-styled Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus will meet in Geneva next month for a fresh round of talks on reuniting the island.

The leaders of Cyprus and the self-styled Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus will meet in Geneva next month for a fresh round of talks on reuniting the island.

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Harsh words between Germany and Turkey

There has been a testy exchange of views on human rights and fundamental freedoms between the foreign ministers of Germany and Turkey.

There has been a testy exchange of views on human rights and fundamental freedoms between the foreign ministers of Germany and Turkey.

Europe

NATO chief seeks Trump's backing for alliance

A strong NATO is in the interests of both Europe and the United States, the head of the alliance said on Tuesday, following Donald Trump’s election victory.

A strong NATO is in the interests of both Europe and the United States, the head of the alliance said on Tuesday, following Donald Trump’s election victory.

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Donald Trump and Barack Obama hold talks at the White House

President Barack Obama and his successor Donald Trump have held talks at the White House after the Republican businessman’s shock election victory.

President Barack Obama and his successor Donald Trump have held talks at the White House after the Republican businessman’s shock election victory.

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Talks aims to salvage Colombia's fragile FARC deal

Colombia’s government and FARC rebels have been back at the negotiating table in the Cuban capital Havana.

Colombia’s government and FARC rebels have been back at the negotiating table in the Cuban capital Havana.

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Colombia delays peace talks with Marxist ELN rebels

Colombia’s delayed peace talks with Marxist ELN rebels at the last minute – demanding that a politician, held captive for six months, is freed.

Colombia’s delayed peace talks with Marxist ELN rebels at the last minute – demanding that a politician, held captive for six months, is freed.

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Philippines President Duterte reassures Japan over China visit

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has said his recent visit to China was about economics and not security, as he sought to reassure Japan on an official visit to the…

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has said his recent visit to China was about economics and not security, as he sought to reassure Japan on an official visit to the…

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Whale sanctuary plan is harpooned at the IWC

A group of countries, led by Japan, have blocked a move by South American and African states to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic.

A group of countries, led by Japan, have blocked a move by South American and African states to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic.

Business

WTO concerned about Britain's membership terms post-Brexit

The head of the World Trade Organisation says Britain's future terms of membership in the WTO will depend a lot on the Brexit separation negotiations.

The head of the World Trade Organisation says Britain's future terms of membership in the WTO will depend a lot on the Brexit separation negotiations.

Europe

Wallonia premier urges fresh negotiations on EU-Canada free trade deal

Paul Magnette leads the regional government in Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium, where the parliament has refused to provide its backing for the federal government’s move to approve the

Paul Magnette leads the regional government in Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium, where the parliament has refused to provide its backing for the federal government’s move to approve the

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Spain: migrants end protest at Madrid detention centre

A group of migrants said to be of Algerian and Moroccan origin and facing deportation had spent the night on the roof. Conditions in Spanish immigration centres have been criticised.

A group of migrants said to be of Algerian and Moroccan origin and facing deportation had spent the night on the roof. Conditions in Spanish immigration centres have been criticised.

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Chibok girls and parents reunited

The parents of 21 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist group Boko Haram have been reunited with their children after over two years of separation.

The parents of 21 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist group Boko Haram have been reunited with their children after over two years of separation.

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US and UK call on Syria and Russia to end siege of Aleppo

The United States and Britain have called on the Syrian government and Russia to show mercy amid the on-going bombardment of Aleppo.

The United States and Britain have called on the Syrian government and Russia to show mercy amid the on-going bombardment of Aleppo.

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''Global economic recovery fragile'' warns China's Xi at Brics summit

The so called Brics countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – have vowed to forge closer trade ties at the end of their annual summit in Goa.

The so called Brics countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – have vowed to forge closer trade ties at the end of their annual summit in Goa.

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Between a rock and a hard Brexit

Battle lines are deepening ahead of negotiations for the UK to leave the EU bloc.

Battle lines are deepening ahead of negotiations for the UK to leave the EU bloc.

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'Historic' climate change deal reached in Rwanda

Countries agree to reduce emissions of Hydrofluorocarbon greenhouse gases in a major milestone for combating climate change.

Countries agree to reduce emissions of Hydrofluorocarbon greenhouse gases in a major milestone for combating climate change.