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Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey. Photo courtesy of theaustralian.com.au
Australia urges G20 to commit to faster growth targets

Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey said Wednesday it was "hugely important" that G20 leaders agree to faster global growth targets when they meet in Sydney this weekend.

Australia urges G20 to commit to faster growth targets
Turkish President Abdullah Gul. ©Dmitryi Hegai
Nazarbayev talks with Turkish President

President Nursultan Nazarbayev has had a telephone conversation with Turkish President Abdullah Gul.

Nazarbayev talks with Turkish President
LatAm summit lashes out at US spying
LatAm summit lashes out at US spying

Cuban President Raul Castro Tuesday railed against US spying as he opened a summit of Latin American and Caribbean leaders set up by Venezuela's late anti-US leader Hugo Chavez.

LatAm summit lashes out at US spying
Fidel Castro meets Cristina Kirchner in Havana
Fidel Castro meets Cristina Kirchner in Havana

Cuban leader Fidel Castro lunched with Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner on Sunday on the sidelines of a summit of regional leaders.

Fidel Castro meets Cristina Kirchner in Havana
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Tengrinews.kz file photo
Nazarbayev to participate in Nuclear Security Summit in Hague

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev will participate in the 3rd Nuclear Security Summit to be held in Hague on March 24-25, 2014.

Nazarbayev to participate in Nuclear Security Summit in Hague
Japan to pledge $20 bn aid to ASEAN: reports
Japan to pledge $20 bn aid to ASEAN: reports

Japan will pledge $20 billion in aid to Southeast Asian countries at a 11-nation summit this weekend as it looks to shore-up ties in a region increasingly dominated by China, reports said Friday.

Japan to pledge $20 bn aid to ASEAN: reports
Is EU's eastern Europe policy in tatters after Russia row?
Is EU's eastern Europe policy in tatters after Russia row?

Though the European Union appears to have lost to Russia in the first round of an East-West tussle over winning friends and influence in eastern Europe, some analysts would disagree.

Is EU's eastern Europe policy in tatters after Russia row?
China sniffs out EEurope investment opportunities
China sniffs out EEurope investment opportunities

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang arrives in Romania on Monday ahead of a summit with 16 Central and Eastern European leaders keen to woo investment from the world's number two economy.

China sniffs out EEurope investment opportunities
Kuwait's Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Sabah. ©Reuters/Stephanie McGehee
Arab, Africa leaders to review economic ties at summit

Arab and African leaders are to start a two-day summit in Kuwait on Tuesday to review steps to promote economic ties between wealthy Gulf states and investment-thirsty Africa.

Arab, Africa leaders to review economic ties at summit
Boycott-hit Commonwealth summit begins in Sri Lanka
Boycott-hit Commonwealth summit begins in Sri Lanka

A Commonwealth summit meant to showcase post-war Sri Lanka was to begin in Colombo Friday but faced being upstaged by an historic visit to its northern killing fields by Britain's David Cameron.

Boycott-hit Commonwealth summit begins in Sri Lanka
France, Germany push for new rules in spy game
France, Germany push for new rules in spy game

France and Germany pushed Friday for Washington to agree rules for the spy game after damaging revelations the United States tapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone.

France, Germany push for new rules in spy game
European Council President Herman Van Rompuy. ©Reuters/Francois Lenoir
Immigration and US spying row gatecrash EU summit

European immigration and a row over US eavesdropping are set to dominate an EU leaders' summit beginning in Brussels, after a deadly shipwreck off Italy shocked the continent.

Immigration and US spying row gatecrash EU summit
Nobel Peace Laureates arrive in Warsaw for summit
Nobel Peace Laureates arrive in Warsaw for summit

Polish revolutionary leader Lech Walesa welcomed Nobel Peace Prize winners to Warsaw on Sunday for a three-day summit.

Nobel Peace Laureates arrive in Warsaw for summit
Many LatAm leaders absent as foundering summit opens in Panama
Many LatAm leaders absent as foundering summit opens in Panama

Many Latin American leaders were no-shows at the opening of the 23rd Ibero-American summit in Panama, revealing the foundering direction of the annual forum.

Many LatAm leaders absent as foundering summit opens in Panama
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Australia, US, France urge Antarctic protected areas

Australia, New Zealand, the United States, France and the EU on Wednesday stepped up pressure on Russia for a swift agreement to create vast Antarctic marine sanctuaries.

Australia, US, France urge Antarctic protected areas
Brazil to host Internet governance summit next year
Brazil to host Internet governance summit next year

Brazil, which has slammed massive US electronic spying on its territory, said Wednesday it would host a global summit on Internet governance in April.

Brazil to host Internet governance summit next year
APEC leaders meet in shadow of US shutdown
APEC leaders meet in shadow of US shutdown

Asia-Pacific leaders opened an annual economic summit on Monday in the shadow of global growth clouds that are darkening by the day as the United States struggles to shake off policy paralysis.

APEC leaders meet in shadow of US shutdown
New Iranian president wants 'empty prisons'
New Iranian president wants 'empty prisons'

Iran's newly elected moderate president said Thursday he hoped for the freedom of more prisoners after the recent release of prominent reformists.

New Iranian president wants 'empty prisons'
US should look south for strategic interests: Colombia
US should look south for strategic interests: Colombia

The United States' key strategic partnerships lie to its south, but President Barack Obama failed to mention them in his address to the United Nations.

US should look south for strategic interests: Colombia
Venezuelan president scraps UN trip over 'threats'
Venezuelan president scraps UN trip over 'threats'

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday he had scrapped his plan to take part in the UN General Assembly in New York to "protect my life" after purported threats on it.

Venezuelan president scraps UN trip over 'threats'