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Syria peace talks start in Kazakhstan

Syria's opposition and government representatives are meeting in Astana, in the latest efforts to secure peace after a six-year long civil war.

Syria's opposition and government representatives are meeting in Astana, in the latest efforts to secure peace after a six-year long civil war.

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Syria peace talks begin in Astana

The first talks in a year between the two waring sides in the Syria conflict begin today (Jan 23) in the Kazakh capital of Astana.

The first talks in a year between the two waring sides in the Syria conflict begin today (Jan 23) in the Kazakh capital of Astana.

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Greeks and Turks 'fail to agree' on new map for Cyprus

The two sides talking in Geneva over the future of Cyprus have reportedly failed to reach agreement over a new map for the divided Mediterranean island.

The two sides talking in Geneva over the future of Cyprus have reportedly failed to reach agreement over a new map for the divided Mediterranean island.

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Cyprus talks to resume soon amid 'last effort' to find solution

Talks to resolve the 40-year division of Cyprus ended without agreement on Thursday night but there are plans for officials to meet again in a week.

Talks to resolve the 40-year division of Cyprus ended without agreement on Thursday night but there are plans for officials to meet again in a week.

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Malta tells Britain to expect 'inferior' Brexit deal

Britain’s deal for leaving the European Union should be “inferior” to membership, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Wednesday, taking aim at eurosceptics who claim the UK could ‘have its ca

Britain’s deal for leaving the European Union should be “inferior” to membership, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Wednesday, taking aim at eurosceptics who claim the UK could ‘have its ca

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'Peace deal for Cyprus is possible' says UN at unity talks

A peace deal in Cyprus is difficult but possible – that was the message from a senior UN official as the leaders of the ethnically divided island arrived for day two of talks in…

A peace deal in Cyprus is difficult but possible – that was the message from a senior UN official as the leaders of the ethnically divided island arrived for day two of talks in…

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The major obstacles on Cyprus' path to peace

The leaders of both Cypriot communities, Nikos Anastasiadis, for the Greeks and Mustafa Akinci for the Turks, are examining the thorniest issues blocking the reunification of…

The leaders of both Cypriot communities, Nikos Anastasiadis, for the Greeks and Mustafa Akinci for the Turks, are examining the thorniest issues blocking the reunification of…

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Nicosia: The buffer zone in pictures

It has been 43 years since Cyprus was split when Turkish forces invaded and occupied the north of the island.

It has been 43 years since Cyprus was split when Turkish forces invaded and occupied the north of the island.

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Key players Russia and Turkey back Syrian peace talks

Russian backed peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition have been penciled in for next month in Kazakhstan, if the cease-fire continues.

Russian backed peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition have been penciled in for next month in Kazakhstan, if the cease-fire continues.

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Russia and Turkey announce Syrian ceasefire without extremist groups

Syria, Russia and Turkey have declared that a ceasefire will come into effect at midnight on Thursday in Syria - but it won't include Islamic state or a group which once had links to al-Qaida.

Syria, Russia and Turkey have declared that a ceasefire will come into effect at midnight on Thursday in Syria - but it won't include Islamic state or a group which once had links to al-Qaida.

Europe

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.