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G20 talks between China and Japan unlikely: reports

Talks between China and Japan, embroiled in a bitter row over disputed islands, are unlikely on the sidelines of the upcoming G20 summit.

G20 talks between China and Japan unlikely: reports
Gibraltar leader 'happy' with Spain plans to take row to court
Gibraltar leader 'happy' with Spain plans to take row to court

Gibraltar is pleased that Spain is "at last" thinking of taking its longstanding dispute over the sovereignty of the British outpost to international courts.

Gibraltar leader 'happy' with Spain plans to take row to court
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Liechtenstein bank pays millions to settle US tax dispute

Liechtenstein's oldest bank said Tuesday it would pay nearly $25 million to settle a dispute with US tax authorities over its suspected role in helping clients dodge US taxes.

Liechtenstein bank pays millions to settle US tax dispute
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EU takes dispute with Russia over vehicle imports to WTO

The EU filed a dispute with Russia over vehicle imports at the WTO, the first such challenge to Moscow since it joined the trade body almost a year ago.

EU takes dispute with Russia over vehicle imports to WTO
Taiwan row a first diplomatic test for Pope Francis
Taiwan row a first diplomatic test for Pope Francis

China's angry reaction to Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou's attendance at the inauguration of Pope Francis on Tuesday is the first taste of a long-running dispute..

Taiwan row a first diplomatic test for Pope Francis
Argentine president slams Falklands vote as 'parody'
Argentine president slams Falklands vote as 'parody'

Argentine President Cristina Kirchner Tuesday slammed as a "parody" the referendum in the disputed Falkland islands, where residents voted in favor of remaining a British overseas territory.

Argentine president slams Falklands vote as 'parody'
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Gabon citizen stabs British husband in Atyrau

A 27-y.o. citizen of Gabon stabbed her husband, a 53-y.o. citizen of Great Britain during a family dispute in Atyrau in western Kazakhstan.

Gabon citizen stabs British husband in Atyrau
Japan PM quotes Britain's Iron Lady on island dispute
Japan PM quotes Britain's Iron Lady on island dispute

Japan's prime minister on Thursday quoted comments by former British premier Margaret Thatcher about the Falklands War as he spoke about Tokyo's acrimonious islands dispute with China.

Japan PM quotes Britain's Iron Lady on island dispute
Europe sharply split over military support for Syrian rebels
Europe sharply split over military support for Syrian rebels

Britain, apparently backed by a handful of European Union allies, is fighting to lift an EU arms embargo barring the supply of weapons to the Syrian rebel coalition battling President Bashar al-Assad.

Europe sharply split over military support for Syrian rebels
China must stop threats in maritime disputes: US
China must stop threats in maritime disputes: US

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Wednesday urged China to avoid confrontation and seek out a peaceful dialogue with Japan and other countries over territorial disputes.

China must stop threats in maritime disputes: US
Japan summons China envoy in island row
Japan summons China envoy in island row

Tokyo summoned China's envoy Tuesday in protest at what it says was another incursion into its territorial waters, after Beijing's ships sailed near islands at the centre of a bitter dispute.

Japan summons China envoy in island row
Taiwan boat leaves islands after Japan water cannon duel
Taiwan boat leaves islands after Japan water cannon duel

A boat carrying Taiwanese activists headed for disputed Japanese-controlled islands turned back Thursday after coastguard vessels from the two sides converged and duelled with water cannon.

Taiwan boat leaves islands after Japan water cannon duel
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ArcelorMittal Temirtau commented on miners' appeal to court

ArcelorMittal Temirtau miners have not sent an offer to negotiate collective labor agreement to the company.

ArcelorMittal Temirtau commented on miners' appeal to court
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China ships in waters around disputed islands: Japan

Three Chinese government ships Saturday entered Japanese territorial waters around disputed islands, Japan's coastguard said, hours after a veiled US warning to Beijing not to challenge Tokyo's control.

China ships in waters around disputed islands: Japan
Japan scrambles fighters for China plane
Japan scrambles fighters for China plane

Japan scrambled fighter jets on Thursday after one Chinese state-owned aeroplane entered airspace over islands at the centre of a dispute between Tokyo and Beijing.

Japan scrambles fighters for China plane
French right close to collapse after talks fail
French right close to collapse after talks fail

France's main right-wing opposition party was close to collapse on Monday after talks failed to resolve a bitter leadership dispute and an ex-prime minister vowed to take the battle to the courts.

French right close to collapse after talks fail
China conducts first landing on aircraft carrier
China conducts first landing on aircraft carrier

China has conducted the first landing of a fighter jet on its new aircraft carrier in a move that extends Beijing's ability to project its growing military might in territorial disputes.

China conducts first landing on aircraft carrier
Obama set to dive into South China Sea turmoil
Obama set to dive into South China Sea turmoil

US President Barack Obama is set to dive into the tumultuous diplomatic waters of the South China Sea on Tuesday at a summit dominated by rival claims to the strategically vital area.

Obama set to dive into South China Sea turmoil
Japan PM warns of security perils at Obama talks
Japan PM warns of security perils at Obama talks

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on Tuesday warned of an increasingly severe security environment in Asia amid raging territorial disputes, as he met US President Barack Obama.

Japan PM warns of security perils at Obama talks
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Water tensions overflow in ex-Soviet Central Asia

The ex-Soviet states of Central Asia are engaged in an increasingly bitter standoff over water resources, adding another element of instability to the volatile region neighbouring Afghanistan.

Water tensions overflow in ex-Soviet Central Asia