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'This image says it all' Donald Trump Jr said. Screenshot from DonaldTrumpJr Twitter
Trump son compares Syrian refugees to poisoned candies

Donald Trump's eldest son triggered an online storm with a tweet comparing Syrian refugees to a bowl containing an assortment of candies.

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Trump son compares Syrian refugees to poisoned candies
Bakhytzhan Sagintayev (L), Nursultan Nazarbayev (C), Karim Massimov (R). Photo courtesty of Akorda.kz
Kazakhstan makes former deputy PM new prime minister

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev promoted a former deputy premier to succeed longtime ally prime minister Karim Massimov.

Kazakhstan makes former deputy PM new prime minister
Karim Massimov
Kazakhstan shifts PM to security chief

Kazakhstan's ageing President Nursultan Nazarbayev shifted longtime ally Karim Massimov from prime minister to security chief.

Kazakhstan shifts PM to security chief
Strongman's death stirs uncertainty in Uzbekistan and region
Strongman's death stirs uncertainty in Uzbekistan and region

The death of Uzbek leader Islam Karimov after 27 years in charge with no clear successor lined up plunges his homeland into uncertainty.

Strongman's death stirs uncertainty in Uzbekistan and region
EU Chamber urges China to lift foreign investment curbs
EU Chamber urges China to lift foreign investment curbs

A European lobby group in China on Thursday slammed the country's unequal investment landscape.

EU Chamber urges China to lift foreign investment curbs
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo courtesy of tccb.gov.tr
Russia-Turkey feud: from jet downing to making up

Turkish President Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin hold their first meeting after Ankara's downing of a Russian warplane.

Russia-Turkey feud: from jet downing to making up
Turkey warns Kazakhstan over Gulen-linked schools
Turkey warns Kazakhstan over Gulen-linked schools

Turkey's ambassador to Kazakhstan warned Kazakhstan over its schools linked to US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen.

Turkey warns Kazakhstan over Gulen-linked schools
Almazbek Atambayev. ©RIA Novosti
Kyrgyzstan's president backs referendum on constitution

Ex-Soviet Kyrgyzstan's President Almazbek Atambayev supported proposed constitutional changes that would limit the power of his office while expanding the mandate of the prime minister.

Kyrgyzstan's president backs referendum on constitution
Theresa May prepares to take over as Brexit PM
Theresa May prepares to take over as Brexit PM

Theresa May becomes Britain's second female prime minister on Wednesday, taking over from David Cameron whose career was ended by Brexit.

Theresa May prepares to take over as Brexit PM
Australia PM urged to quit after 'Brexiting' himself
Australia PM urged to quit after 'Brexiting' himself

Australia's opposition urged Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to resign, calling him the 'David Cameron of the southern hemisphere'.

Australia PM urged to quit after 'Brexiting' himself
India, Pakistan edge closer to joining SCO security bloc
India, Pakistan edge closer to joining SCO security bloc

India and Pakistan inched closer Friday to joining a regional security and economic bloc led by Russia and China.

India, Pakistan edge closer to joining SCO security bloc
Adilbek Zhaksybekov. ©Tengrinews/Turar Kazangapov
Kazakh president appoints new administration chief

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev appointed a new chief-of-staff amid signs of a major political shake up in the country.

Kazakh president appoints new administration chief
British 'barbarians' need manners lesson, says China paper in rudeness row
British 'barbarians' need manners lesson, says China paper in rudeness row

The British media is riddled with "barbarians" who would benefit from a lesson in manners from China's ancient civilisation, a state-run newspaper said Thursday after Queen Elizabeth II called some Chinese officials "very rude".

British 'barbarians' need manners lesson, says China paper in rudeness row
Queen calls Chinese delegation 'very rude'
Queen calls Chinese delegation 'very rude'

Queen Elizabeth II called members of a Chinese delegation "very rude", in a rare diplomatic gaffe by the British monarch.

Queen calls Chinese delegation 'very rude'
Britain would be less well off after Brexit: OECD
Britain would be less well off after Brexit: OECD

Britons would be less well off if they voted to leave the European Union than if they stayed, the head of the OECD said on Wednesday.

Britain would be less well off after Brexit: OECD
Kyrgyz Parliament. Photo courtesy of platforma.kg
Kyrgyz parliament confirms new PM, government

Kyrgyzstan's parliament unanimously endorsed a new government led by the country's sixth prime minister.

Kyrgyz parliament confirms new PM, government
Brazil's impeachment: a how to guide
Brazil's impeachment: a how to guide

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff risks being driven from office if the lower house votes in favor of an impeachment trial.

Brazil's impeachment: a how to guide
US and Russia to push Syrian political transition
US and Russia to push Syrian political transition

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia's President Vladimir Putin agreed to intensify the drive for a political settlement in Syria but remained divided over Bashar al-Assad's future.

US and Russia to push Syrian political transition
Brexit 'biggest domestic risk to financial stability': Carney
Brexit 'biggest domestic risk to financial stability': Carney

Britain voting to leave the European Union would create a domestic risk to British financial stability: Bank of England governor Mark Carney

Brexit 'biggest domestic risk to financial stability': Carney
Chaotic mix of actors and interests in Syria war
Chaotic mix of actors and interests in Syria war

Syria's brutal five-year war has turned increasingly messy tangle of internal and external players with their own multi-faceted agendas.

Chaotic mix of actors and interests in Syria war