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C.Africa's new post-coup government to start work
C.Africa's new post-coup government to start work

The Central African Republic's new post-coup government was due to hold its first meeting as soon as Tuesday, its spokesman said, as anger rose in South Africa over its military mission in the restive country.

C.Africa's new post-coup government to start work
Syrian opposition meets to choose rebel PM
Syrian opposition meets to choose rebel PM

Syria's opposition coalition meets in Istanbul on Monday to select their first rebel prime minister, tasked with running daily life in large swathes of territory freed from regime control but mired in chaos and poverty.

Syrian opposition meets to choose rebel PM
Obama meets with Arab-American leaders ahead of Israel trip
Obama meets with Arab-American leaders ahead of Israel trip

US President Barack Obama met members of the Arab-American community at the White House on Monday ahead of his trip to Israel, the Palestinian Territories and Jordan.

Obama meets with Arab-American leaders ahead of Israel trip
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the U.S. to Kazakhstan Kenneth J. Fairfax. ©pm.kz
Kazakhstan Secretary of State discusses cooperation with U.S. Ambassador Fairfax

Kazakhstan Secretary of State Marat Tazhin met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the U.S. to Kazakhstan Kenneth J. Fairfax.

Kazakhstan Secretary of State discusses cooperation with U.S. Ambassador Fairfax
Cardinals to begin pre-conclave talks in Vatican
Cardinals to begin pre-conclave talks in Vatican

Catholic cardinals begin talks on Monday ahead of a conclave to elect the next pope, following Benedict XVI's historic resignation, as a British cardinal not in attendance admitted to sexual misconduct with priests.

Cardinals to begin pre-conclave talks in Vatican
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Economic gloom overshadows euro finance ministers meeting

Eurozone finance ministers meet Monday against the backdrop of a weak economy and increased political uncertainty after inconclusive polls in Italy, the group's third largest economy.

Economic gloom overshadows euro finance ministers meeting
Syria rebels agree to meet Kerry, dismiss Damascus offer
Syria rebels agree to meet Kerry, dismiss Damascus offer

Syria's opposition has cancelled a planned boycott of an international conference on the two-year conflict after appeals from Britain and the US, but rejected an offer of talks from Damascus.

Syria rebels agree to meet Kerry, dismiss Damascus offer
World powers, Iran bid to break nuclear stalemate
World powers, Iran bid to break nuclear stalemate

World powers meet negotiators from Iran in Kazakhstan on Tuesday in the hope of reaching a breakthrough in the decade-long crisis over its nuclear programme, despite low expectations after years of dashed hopes.

World powers, Iran bid to break nuclear stalemate
Turkey blasts Assad regime as Aleppo toll rises
Turkey blasts Assad regime as Aleppo toll rises

Turkey lashed out against Syria as the death toll from a missile strike on Aleppo rose to 58 Sunday, while a US official urged the opposition to reconsider its boycott of international meetings.

Turkey blasts Assad regime as Aleppo toll rises
Obama, Japan PM firm on N.Korea, measured on China
Obama, Japan PM firm on N.Korea, measured on China

US President Barack Obama on Friday pledged with Japan's new leader to take a firm line on a defiant North Korea but the two sides also tried to calm rising tensions between Tokyo and China.

Obama, Japan PM firm on N.Korea, measured on China
Medvedev in Cuba for trade, energy talks
Medvedev in Cuba for trade, energy talks

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev met with Cuban President Raul Castro for trade and energy talks as he kicked off a three-day visit to the communist island.

Medvedev in Cuba for trade, energy talks
Alliance in focus as Japan PM meets Obama
Alliance in focus as Japan PM meets Obama

Japan's new premier Shinzo Abe will meet US President Barack Obama this week for the first time since taking power, seeking to breathe new life into a key alliance at a time of heightened tensions across Asia.

Alliance in focus as Japan PM meets Obama
EU states want 'fair tax share' from big business
EU states want 'fair tax share' from big business

The finance ministers of Britain, France and Germany on Saturday launched a new drive to force big business to pay its fair share of tax and halt the schemes of top firms to keep payments to a minimum.

EU states want 'fair tax share' from big business
Britain warns against 'economic warfare' on forex at G20
Britain warns against 'economic warfare' on forex at G20

British Finance Minister George Osborne warned against "economic warfare" as the G20 states of top world economies met hoping to allay fears they could devalue national currencies to boost economic activity.

Britain warns against 'economic warfare' on forex at G20
EU ministers gather for talks on horsemeat row
EU ministers gather for talks on horsemeat row

European farming ministers and the European commissioner for health were due to meet in Brussels Wednesday amid growing anger and recriminations over mislabelled meat products.

EU ministers gather for talks on horsemeat row
Nursultan Nazarbayev and Vladimir Putin. Photo courtesy of Akorda
Problems between Russia and Kazakhstan are connections growth related

President of Russia Vladimir Putin met with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Problems between Russia and Kazakhstan are connections growth related
Ambassador of Armenia to Kazakhstan Vassiliy Kazaryan (L) and Majilis speaker Nurlan Nigmatulin (R). Photo courtesy of press-service of Kazakhstan Majilis
Nurlan Nigmatulin meets with ambassador of Armenia to Kazakhstan

During the meeting the parties stressed consistency and progress in interaction between Kazakhstan and Armenia on a wide range of issues.

Nurlan Nigmatulin meets with ambassador of Armenia to Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo courtesy of belta.by
Nazarbayev arrives in Russia

The first meeting of Nazarbayev and Putin in 2013 will be held on Friday, February 8.

Nazarbayev arrives in Russia
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovksiy©
Presidents of Kazakhstan and Russia to meet in Moscow

The presidents will meet to discuss joint work in the Common Economic Space and Eurasian Economic Union.

Presidents of Kazakhstan and Russia to meet in Moscow
Clinton says goodbye in global TV interview
Clinton says goodbye in global TV interview

Despite being grounded on doctor's orders after a bout of ill health, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Tuesday took a virtual round-the-world trip to say a final farewell.

Clinton says goodbye in global TV interview