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UK seeks extra security abroad in wake of Russian jet crash
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.

UK seeks extra security abroad in wake of Russian jet crash
Iran appoints first woman ambassador since revolution
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.

Iran appoints first woman ambassador since revolution
Obama rejects Canada's Keystone XL pipeline to US
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.

Obama rejects Canada's Keystone XL pipeline to US
Estonia PM questions Baltic plan to price Soviet occupation
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.

Estonia PM questions Baltic plan to price Soviet occupation
Trudeau says Canada ready to settle 25,000 Syrian refugees
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.

Trudeau says Canada ready to settle 25,000 Syrian refugees
Suu Kyi eyes historic win in Myanmar elections
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.

Suu Kyi eyes historic win in Myanmar elections
True colours: China summit foments Taiwan's green-blue split
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.

True colours: China summit foments Taiwan's green-blue split
'Disappointed' Michelle Obama calls off Jordan trip
'Disappointed' Michelle Obama calls off Jordan trip

Michelle Obama has called off plans to travel to Jordan on her Middle East tour after bad weather left her stranded in Qatar for 36 hours.

'Disappointed' Michelle Obama calls off Jordan trip
Katy Perry. ©REUTERS
Bad Blood: Katy Perry still outearns Taylor Swift

The "bad blood" between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry may be about to get worse.

Bad Blood: Katy Perry still outearns Taylor Swift
Second Baltic pipeline will cost Ukraine $2bn a year: PM
Second Baltic pipeline will cost Ukraine $2bn a year: PM

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk blasted a planned second gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea, claiming it would cost his country $2 billion (1.8 billion euros) a year in lost revenue.

Second Baltic pipeline will cost Ukraine $2bn a year: PM
Germany to speed up repatriations of rejected asylum-seekers
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.

Germany to speed up repatriations of rejected asylum-seekers
France advises against non-essential travel to Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh resort
France advises against non-essential travel to Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh resort

France advised its nationals against all non-essential travel to Sharm el-Sheikh following the crash of a Russian passenger jet that took off from the Egyptian resort at the weekend.

France advises against non-essential travel to Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh resort
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Nazarbayev arrives in Paris

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has arrived in Paris for an official visit.

Nazarbayev arrives in Paris
Beijing using historic Taiwan meet as decoy: analysts
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.

Beijing using historic Taiwan meet as decoy: analysts
Croatia votes as migrants flow in, economy languishes
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.

Croatia votes as migrants flow in, economy languishes
Romanian PM quits over club blaze, but protesters unsatisfied
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.

Romanian PM quits over club blaze, but protesters unsatisfied
Erdogan seeks new charter to increase his powers
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.

Erdogan seeks new charter to increase his powers
Jeb Bush apologizes for 'French work week' putdown
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."

Jeb Bush apologizes for 'French work week' putdown
Obama says 2016 hopefuls will get serious
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.

Obama says 2016 hopefuls will get serious
Canada's new leader to step out on world stage
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.

Canada's new leader to step out on world stage

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