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Far-right Bolsonaro sells 'new Brazil' to Davos elite

Davos - Skirting the first political scandal of his new presidency, far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro will tout a "new Brazil" when he addresses the world's business elite in Davos on Tuesday.

France, Germany seek closer bond with treaty ahead of Brexit

Aachen - France and Germany will sign a new friendship treaty on Tuesday, seeking to boost an alliance at the heart of the European Union as Britain bows out and with nationalism rising around the continent.

Putin, Abe hold summit to break island impasse

Moscow - Russia and Japan's leaders meet for talks in Moscow Tuesday over the disputed island chain that has long prevented a peace treaty to end World War II. But recent rhetoric has dampened hopes of a breakthrough.

Bolsonaro to present 'new Brazil' in Davos

Davos - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Monday he will present to the world leaders gathering in Davos the "new Brazil" he and his new government are working on, one that will be friendlier to investors and agribusiness."We want to show...

France summons Italian envoy over Di Maio Africa comments

Paris - France has summoned Italy's ambassador to protest against comments by Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio, who accused Paris of continuing to colonise Africa and causing people to migrate from the continent, a government source told AFP.

Pompeo talks N.Korea with Tokyo and Seoul

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks on North Korea with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts ahead of a summit between Pyongyang's leader and the US president, the State Department said Monday.

France summons Italian envoy over Di Maio Africa comments

Paris - France has summoned Italy's ambassador to protest about comments by Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio, who accused Paris of continuing to colonise Africa and causing people to migrate from the continent, a government source told AFP.

Top US senator urges meeting between Trump and Khan

Islamabad - Leading US Senator Lindsey Graham vowed Sunday to urge President Donald Trump to meet Imran Khan to boost Washington's Afghanistan peace efforts, calling the Pakistani prime minister an "agent of change".

Thousands protest in Athens against Macedonian accord

Atenas - Scuffles broke out in central Athens Sunday as tens of thousands of people protested a planned name change for neighbouring Macedonia that parliament is due to ratify this week.

Russians protest Kuril islands handover to Japan

Moscow - Hundreds of Russians protested against a feared giveaway of strategic islands to Japan on Sunday, two days before a key summit between the countries' leaders in Moscow.

Has Davos made the world better?

Geneva - Klaus Schwab, who founded the World Economic Forum (WEF), has said his childhood during World War II inspired him to build an organisation that would make the world a better place.

Location of next summit with Kim chosen, says Trump

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Saturday that the location has been decided for his next summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, around the end of February."We picked a country," Trump told reporters, without giving more details.

Top Republican urges slow US pullout until IS 'truly defeated'

Ankara - A senior Republican senator on Saturday urged President Donald Trump to slow down the withdrawal of US ground troops from Syria until jihadists were defeated to avoid a "nightmare" for Washington's allies.

Real progress needed at Trump-Kim II: analysts

Seoul - The planned second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un needs to make tangible progress on Pyongyang's nuclear weapons if it is to avoid being dismissed as "reality TV", analysts say.

Canadian woman missing in west Africa believed to be alive: PM

Montr - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that a Canadian woman reported missing along with her Italian partner in Burkina Faso is believed to be alive."To the best of my knowledge, yes," Trudeau said in response to a reporter's question.

Israeli PM urges Romania to move embassy to Jerusalem

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday urged Romania and other EU countries to follow Washington's lead and move their embassies to the disputed city of Jerusalem.

Vietnam 'willing' to host Trump-Kim summit: report

Vietnam's premier has said his country is willing to host a much-anticipated second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Climate change clouds Australia's Pacific charm offensive

Wellington - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Pacific charm offensive went off course on Friday when he was forced to defend Fiji's accusations of inaction over climate change.

Minus US govt, Davos faces Brazilian populism and Brexit

London - Organisers of next week's annual Davos conclave put on a brave face Friday after US President Donald Trump withdrew his entire delegation, insisting the forum still had plenty of political and corporate firepower in its debating armoury.

Trump, Kim to meet anew in February after N.Korean visits White House

Washington - President Donald Trump will meet for the second time with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in February, the White House said Friday, after a top general from Pyongyang paid a rare visit to Washington.

Israel slams Malaysia for banning its athletes

Jerusalem - Israel on Thursday accused Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of "rabid anti-Semitism" after he said his country would not host any more sports events involving competitors from the Jewish state.

Russian MPs prolong payments freeze to European rights body

Moscow - Russia's parliament voted Thursday against sending delegates or paying contributions to the Council of Europe, increasing the risk of ultimate exclusion from the rights body and the European Court of Human Rights.

France will stay 'militarily engaged' in Mideast in 2019: Macron

Toulouse - France will remain "militarily engaged" in the Middle East through 2019 despite the announced US withdrawal from the coalition fighting Islamic State jihadists in Syria, President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday.

Brazil, US officials meet Venezuela opposition leaders

Bras - Brazilian and US officials met Venezuelan opposition leaders in Brasilia Thursday to discuss the political crisis in the oil-rich country ruled by President Nicolas Maduro, Brazil's foreign ministry said.

Ex-Macron bodyguard in custody over use of diplomatic passports

Paris - A 27-year-old former bodyguard to French President Emmanuel Macron was taken into police custody Thursday over his continued use of diplomatic passports after he was fired for roughing up protesters, prosecutors said.

Ex-Macron bodyguard in custody over use of diplomatic passports

Paris - A former bodyguard for French President Emmanuel Macron was taken into police custody Thursday over his continued use of diplomatic passports after he was fired for roughing up protesters, prosecutors said.

Venezuela opposition strategy depends on military support

Caracas - Winning over the military is paramount if Venezuela's opposition-controlled parliament is to succeed in forcing President Nicolas Maduro from power, experts say.

Huge North Korean beach resort 'nearing completion'

Seoul - A giant beach resort in North Korea is nearing completion, a US monitor said Thursday, with satellite pictures showing rapid progress on the sprawling development, now equipped with a water slide and cinema.

US steps up Cuba pressure, mulls property lawsuits

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned foreign businesses Wednesday to steer clear of formerly private properties seized by Cuba -- and said he was considering allowing lawsuits over such assets in US courts.

Venezuela accuses US of 'inciting violence'

Caracas - Venezuela's government hit out at the United States on Wednesday, accusing the Donald Trump administration of fomenting violence in the South American country by backing the opposition-controlled parliament's bid to disavow President Nicolas Maduro.
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