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World must secure 'binding' climate deal in Paris: Merkel
World must secure 'binding' climate deal in Paris: Merkel

The international community must secure a binding deal against climate change at key UN talks in Paris next week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

World must secure 'binding' climate deal in Paris: Merkel
Turkey seeks to ease tensions after downing of Russian warplane
Turkey seeks to ease tensions after downing of Russian warplane

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sought to play down tensions with Russia after Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane on the Syria border sparked fears among NATO allies of a wider conflict.

Turkey seeks to ease tensions after downing of Russian warplane
Biden to discuss security, migrants at Balkans summit
Biden to discuss security, migrants at Balkans summit

US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Zagreb for a Western Balkans summit, highlighting renewed interest from Washington in the fragile region as it deals with an unprecedented influx of refugees.

Biden to discuss security, migrants at Balkans summit
NATO head urges 'calm, de-escalation' after Russian plane downed
NATO head urges 'calm, de-escalation' after Russian plane downed

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said that the military alliance stands by key ally Turkey after it shot down a Russia fighter jet on the Syrian border but urged both sides to try to calm the crisis.

NATO head urges 'calm, de-escalation' after Russian plane downed
French Muslim body to create 'licence to preach' for imams
French Muslim body to create 'licence to preach' for imams

France's leading Muslim body said it would create a permit to preach for imams in a bid to root out extremists, as well as a new religious body to fight back against jihadist propaganda.

French Muslim body to create 'licence to preach' for imams
Queen Elizabeth sells 25,000 tickets to 90th birthday
Queen Elizabeth sells 25,000 tickets to 90th birthday

Tickets to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday celebrations sold out within hours as Buckingham Palace promised four days of pageantry "fit for the queen" including dancing and horse shows.

Queen Elizabeth sells 25,000 tickets to 90th birthday
British Prime Minister David Cameron. RIA Novosti©
Britain's Cameron to pledge extra £12 billion for defence

British Prime Minister David Cameron is to promise an additional £12 billion to strengthen the defence forces when he unveils a five-year strategic review on Monday.

Britain's Cameron to pledge extra £12 billion for defence
Paris attacks: Steinmeier thought blast was 'fireworks'
Paris attacks: Steinmeier thought blast was 'fireworks'

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in an interview published he thought the first explosion he heard a week ago at a Paris stadium was fireworks, but soon realised it was a terror attack.

Paris attacks: Steinmeier thought blast was 'fireworks'
Photo courtesy of Akorda press office.
Queen Elizabeth II receives Nursultan Nazarbayev in London

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev met with Queen Elizabeth II during his official visit to the United Kingdom.

Queen Elizabeth II receives Nursultan Nazarbayev in London
Greek PM seeks 'national dialogue' on retirement reforms
Greek PM seeks 'national dialogue' on retirement reforms

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called for dialogue with the country's top powers on retirement reforms days after the ruling coalition was weakened by a dwindling majority.

Greek PM seeks 'national dialogue' on retirement reforms
Madrid marchers urge justice 40 years after Franco's death
Madrid marchers urge justice 40 years after Franco's death

More than 1,000 people marched through the streets of Madrid calling for official recognition of crimes committed during the era of dictator Francisco Franco, 40 years after his death.

Madrid marchers urge justice 40 years after Franco's death
UN vote shows world united against IS 'evil death cult': UK PM
UN vote shows world united against IS 'evil death cult': UK PM

The unanimous UN Security Council vote backing action against Islamic State shows the world is united against the "evil death cult", British Prime Minister David Cameron said.

UN vote shows world united against IS 'evil death cult': UK PM
Singer Clementine dedicates Mercury Prize to Paris
Singer Clementine dedicates Mercury Prize to Paris

Benjamin Clementine, the experimental singer and poet with deep roots in Paris, won Britain's Mercury Prize and dedicated the award to the attack-stricken city.

Singer Clementine dedicates Mercury Prize to Paris
EU to overhaul passport-free zone after Paris attacks
EU to overhaul passport-free zone after Paris attacks

The European Union agreed to rush through reforms to the passport-free Schengen zone by the end of the year amid growing concerns about border security in the wake of the Paris attacks.

EU to overhaul passport-free zone after Paris attacks
'Naive' Sweden to beef up anti-terror measures: PM
'Naive' Sweden to beef up anti-terror measures: PM

Sweden has been naive about the risk of an attack on its soil and plans to beef up security measures, including surveillance of encrypted communications.

'Naive' Sweden to beef up anti-terror measures: PM
Putin's Russia sends mixed signals on Stalin-era crimes
Putin's Russia sends mixed signals on Stalin-era crimes

Russia plans to unveil a bronze "Wall of Grief" in Moscow next year in its first tangible condemnation of Stalin-era crimes but critics accuse the government of playing a double game.

Putin's Russia sends mixed signals on Stalin-era crimes
Adele shuns streaming for giant album
Adele shuns streaming for giant album

Adele will shun streaming as she launches her long-awaited album "25," which is predicted to be the biggest release in years.

Adele shuns streaming for giant album
Some attackers used refugee crisis to 'slip into' France: PM
Some attackers used refugee crisis to 'slip into' France: PM

Some of the suspects in the Paris attacks took advantage of Europe's migrant crisis to "slip in" unnoticed, warning the EU needed to "take responsibility" over border controls.

Some attackers used refugee crisis to 'slip into' France: PM
France says new security to cost 600 mn euros in 2016
France says new security to cost 600 mn euros in 2016

France revealed it will spend an extra 600 million euros ($641 million) next year to ramp up security after the Paris attacks.

France says new security to cost 600 mn euros in 2016
VW puts off China investment amid costly emissions scandal
VW puts off China investment amid costly emissions scandal

German automaker Volkswagen, tainted by an emissions scandal expected to cost it billions, said it had postponed a planned investment in China.

VW puts off China investment amid costly emissions scandal

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