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Gibraltar, Falklands accuse Spain and Argentina of bullying
Gibraltar, Falklands accuse Spain and Argentina of bullying

Wanting to stay British, Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands have accused Spain and Argentina of 'bullying'.

Gibraltar, Falklands accuse Spain and Argentina of bullying
Shooting of Nomads movie in Almaty region. ©facebook.com/rkrasnoperov
Doctor of Historical Sciences from Kazakhstan explains country's large territory

According to Doctor of Historical Sciences Kanat Uskenbai, today Kazakhstan occupies the large territory thanks to its ancestors, who were nomads.

Doctor of Historical Sciences from Kazakhstan explains country's large territory
Almaty city administration. ©Yaroslav Radlovsky
Development of Almaty city master plan postponed

Development of a new master plan of Almaty city will be completed in the end of 2015, a year later than planned.

Development of Almaty city master plan postponed
Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry. ©tengrinews.kz
Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry to send a note to Russia

In his Facebook post, a prominent Russian politician Eduard Limonov advises the Russia’s Kremlin to consider annexing north regions of Kazakhstan after President Nursultan Nazarbayev steps down.

Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry to send a note to Russia
Air Defense System S-300. Tengrinews.kz file photo
Kazakhstan wants Russia to leave some of its testing sites

Kazakhstan has offered Russia to consider leaving the testing sites that it no longer needs.

Kazakhstan wants Russia to leave some of its testing sites
Japan's Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera. ©Reuters/Toru Hanai
China behaviour jeopardising 'peacetime': Japan

Beijing's behaviour in its row with Tokyo over disputed islands is jeopardising peace.

China behaviour jeopardising 'peacetime': Japan
Venezuela, Guyana to talk about dispute flare-ups
Venezuela, Guyana to talk about dispute flare-ups

Top diplomats from Venezuela and Guyana were set to meet Thursday on South America's biggest remaining territorial dispute.

Venezuela, Guyana to talk about dispute flare-ups
Mosque and school spark new feud between Turkey and Greece
Mosque and school spark new feud between Turkey and Greece

Greece and Turkey, which share a history marred by bitter territorial disputes and Christian-Muslim feuds, are at loggerheads once again over religion.

Mosque and school spark new feud between Turkey and Greece
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G20 talks between China and Japan unlikely: reports

Talks between China and Japan, embroiled in a bitter row over disputed islands, are unlikely on the sidelines of the upcoming G20 summit.

G20 talks between China and Japan unlikely: reports
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. ©REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Disputed islands covered by US-Japan accord: Hagel

Islands at the center of a territorial row between Japan and China are covered by a military protection accord between Washington and Tokyo.

Disputed islands covered by US-Japan accord: Hagel
Kirchner fires broadside at Britain over Falklands
Kirchner fires broadside at Britain over Falklands

Argentine President Cristina Kirchner has launched a fiery Twitter attack deriding Britain's claim to the Falkland Islands, saying even three-year-old children would know London has no case.

Kirchner fires broadside at Britain over Falklands
Anti-China protesters. ©REUTERS/Kham
Vietnam anti-China activists mark island battle

Activists in Hanoi chanted anti-China slogans and laid flowers Thursday at a protest marking the anniversary of a battle over the contested Spratly Islands in which 64 Vietnamese soldiers died.

Vietnam anti-China activists mark island battle
Japan seeks defence ties with ASEAN amid China rows
Japan seeks defence ties with ASEAN amid China rows

Japan on Wednesday called for stronger security ties with Southeast Asia as Tokyo looks to boost alliances at a time of growing territorial tensions with China.

Japan seeks defence ties with ASEAN amid China rows
Falkland Islanders vote 98.8% in favour of staying British
Falkland Islanders vote 98.8% in favour of staying British

Falkland Islanders on Monday voted overwhelmingly in favour of remaining a British oversees territory in a referendum designed to send a strong message to Argentina, which earlier derided the poll as illegal.

Falkland Islanders vote 98.8% in favour of staying British
Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera. ©REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Japan suggests hotline to Beijing over island spat

Japan has suggested setting up a military hotline with China to avoid clashes between the two countries, which are at loggerheads over a group of disputed islands.

Japan suggests hotline to Beijing over island spat
China must stop threats in maritime disputes: US
China must stop threats in maritime disputes: US

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Wednesday urged China to avoid confrontation and seek out a peaceful dialogue with Japan and other countries over territorial disputes.

China must stop threats in maritime disputes: US
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World leaders face big challenges in 2013

Barack Obama is back and China has a new leader in Xi Jinping, but world leaders face heavyweight issues in the coming year, from lingering economic crises to bloody tumult in the Middle East.

World leaders face big challenges in 2013
China conducts first landing on aircraft carrier
China conducts first landing on aircraft carrier

China has conducted the first landing of a fighter jet on its new aircraft carrier in a move that extends Beijing's ability to project its growing military might in territorial disputes.

China conducts first landing on aircraft carrier
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India counters China map claims in a tit-for-tat move

India is stamping its map on visas given to Chinese visitors, an Indian official said Saturday, after China began issuing passports showing disputed territories as its own.

India counters China map claims in a tit-for-tat move
Obama set to dive into South China Sea turmoil
Obama set to dive into South China Sea turmoil

US President Barack Obama is set to dive into the tumultuous diplomatic waters of the South China Sea on Tuesday at a summit dominated by rival claims to the strategically vital area.

Obama set to dive into South China Sea turmoil