The international community has threatened to boycott the Palestinian leadership if it pays the salaries of former Hamas employees in Gaza.
Japanese Prime Minister may have hoped that a 40-year-old mother-of-two with impeccable political pedigree might prove the acceptable face of nuclear power.
Australia's prime minister is due to sign a deal allowing nuclear fuel exports to energy-hungry India.
Narendra Modi flew into Japan on a five-day official visit as their governments seek to boost security ties and counter assertive China.
Prime Minister pledged full support for victims of last week's massive landslides in Hiroshima, as he made his first visit to the Japanese city.
France was thrown into fresh crisis after President Francois Hollande told his prime minister to form a new government.
Hamas executed 18 alleged collaborators in Gaza City as Israeli Prime Minister vowed harsh retribution for the killing of a four-year-old boy.
Former Irish prime minister Albert Reynolds has died aged 81.
Turkey's ruling party meets to choose a new leader and premier to succeed incoming president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Slovenian President Borut Pahor nominated the winner of last month's election Miro Cerar, as prime minister of the troubled eurozone state.
20 Kazakhstan enterprises are ready to export goods to Russia.
India's new Prime Minister will deliver an Independence Day speech that is being closely watched for announcements of major reforms.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe struck a series of energy deals with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the start of a five-country Latin American tour.
Australia axed a divisive carbon tax after years of vexed political debate, handing the government a key victory after it went to the polls last year vowing the levy would go.
Support for same-sex marriage has reached a record high in Australia, a poll showed Tuesday, as pressure mounts on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to allow a conscience vote on the issue.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday called for talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a regional meeting in Beijing in November, the latest call from Tokyo for a face-to-face meeting amid testy diplomatic relations.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was taken to task on social media Thursday for tweeting a "cringe-worthy" photo of himself with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe posing by a giant tyre.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Tuesday declared his determination to pursue peace in Asia, as he strengthened defence ties with Australia and signed an ambitious free-trade agreement.
Senegal's president sacked Prime Minister Aminata Toure, who has only been in power since September, less than a week after her ruling party was beaten in local elections.
Japan will revoke some of its unilateral sanctions on North Korea, the prime minister announced Thursday, after talks on the Cold War kidnapping of Japanese nationals.
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