UK seeks extra security abroad in wake of Russian jet crash Britain will push for higher security at foreign airports in risky areas even if it means extra delays for passengers, foreign minister Philip Hammond said.
Iran appoints first woman ambassador since revolution Iran has appointed its first woman ambassador since the 1979 Islamic revolution, naming foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham to head its embassy in Malaysia.
Obama rejects Canada's Keystone XL pipeline to US US President Barack Obama on Friday blocked the Keystone XL oil pipeline that Canada sought to build into the United States, ruling it would harm the fight against climate change.
Estonia PM questions Baltic plan to price Soviet occupation Estonia's premier raised doubts Friday about the decision of three Baltic states to calculate how much money they lost under some 50 years of Soviet occupation.
Trudeau says Canada ready to settle 25,000 Syrian refugees Canada's new prime minister vowed to make good on campaign promises to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the beginning of next year and bring home fighter jets battling the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.
Suu Kyi eyes historic win in Myanmar elections Myanmar's boisterous election campaign draws to a close Friday, two days before milestone polls that could finally propel Aung San Suu Kyi's pro-democracy party to power after a decades-long struggle against the military.
True colours: China summit foments Taiwan's green-blue split The colours blue and green symbolise the rift between opposing political parties in Taiwan, an entrenched divide that polarises friends and families, with this weekend's historic China summit adding fuel to the fire.
Germany to speed up repatriations of rejected asylum-seekers Germany plans to speed up repatriations of rejected asylum-seekers from new central hubs, Chancellor Angela Merkel and her coalition allies agreed, vowing to bring order to a record migrant influx.
Nazarbayev arrives in Paris President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has arrived in Paris for an official visit.
Beijing using historic Taiwan meet as decoy: analysts Beijing is casting itself as the peacemaker in this weekend's historic summit with Taiwan, but experts say it is at least partly aiming to draw attention away from its aggressive expansionism in the South China Sea.
Trump steps up insults of rivals on campaign trail Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump stepped up attacks on his campaign rivals, insisting none of them have the caliber to become the next president of the United States.
Croatia votes as migrants flow in, economy languishes Croatians vote in a general election as the nation faces an ongoing influx of refugees -- a crisis that rival political camps have tried to exploit, while lacking concrete policy pledges to kickstart the sluggish economy.
Romanian PM quits over club blaze, but protesters unsatisfied Romania's embattled Prime Minister Victor Ponta resigned, after a deadly nightclub blaze prompted mass demonstrations, but his move failed to stop tens of thousands from taking to the streets for a second night.
Erdogan seeks new charter to increase his powers Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for a new constitution that would give him greater powers, heightening opposition fears over authoritarian rule.
Egypt's Sisi calls for NATO help in Libya 'vacuum' Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called for NATO powers to help rebuild Libya, beset by violence since an uprising backed by the Western military alliance toppled leader Moamer Kadhafi.
Jeb Bush apologizes for 'French work week' putdown Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush has informally apologized to France for accusing a rival of only showing up for "a French work week."
Obama says 2016 hopefuls will get serious Barack Obama says the plethora of candidates vying to succeed him as US president will be forced to exit "silly season" and be "more serious" as the 2016 general election nears.
Canada's new leader to step out on world stage Justin Trudeau takes over as Canada's prime minister, striking out on the diplomatic stage with a fortnight of back-to-back summits leading up to the UN climate talks in Paris.
EU's Tusk seeks 'strong signal' from Turkey EU president Donald Tusk urged Turkey to show its readiness to work with Brussels on issues such as the migrant crisis following a stunning election win by the party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
British PM denies Syria strikes climbdown The British government denied it was abandoning plans for a parliamentary vote to join air strikes in Syria as an influential committee of MPs advised against action.