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EU leaders 'discourage' travel, eye tougher border rules

Apo - EU leaders on Thursday "strongly discouraged" Europeans from non-essential travel and warned tougher restrictions on trips could come within days if efforts to curb the coronavirus fell short.

Saudi crown prince embraces Qatar at summit to heal Gulf rift

Tabouk - Gulf leaders signed a "solidarity and stability" deal Tuesday after the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Qatar publicly embraced, bringing Doha back into the regional fold after a three-year rift.

Gulf leaders, Kushner, converge on Saudi Arabia for crisis talks

Tabouk - Gulf leaders flew to Saudi Arabia Tuesday for a summit that could yield more breakthroughs in a regional crisis, after Riyadh re-opened its borders to Doha despite lingering enmity between the neighbours.

Gulf crisis resolution in balance ahead of summit

Doha - The Gulf crisis, which has pitted regional players against Qatar, could be moving closer to resolution as the key countries prepare to meet in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.

Global summit to present 'ambitious' climate change goals

London - Global leaders were due to announce more ambitious plans to combat global warming on Saturday, on the fifth anniversary of the signing of the landmark Paris Agreement.

Five years on, summit aims to breathe life into Paris deal

Paris - Five years ago, countries agreed a plan to chart humanity's path away from climate catastrophe, with the landmark Paris deal paving the way to a greener, healthier future.

Pacific Islands Forum to hold virtual climate summit

Wellington - Pacific island leaders will hold a virtual summit next week to demand urgent worldwide action on climate change ahead of UN-brokered talks on the issue.

Sticking points as Johnson joins post-Brexit trade talks

Apo - Negotiations between Britain and Europe on their post-Brexit trade relationship are at a critical moment, with the end of a transition period just 24 days away.

G20 leaders pledge fair distribution of coronavirus vaccine

Apo - G20 leaders said Sunday they will "spare no effort" to ensure the fair distribution of coronavirus vaccines worldwide, and support poor countries whose economies have been ravaged by the crisis.

Missing links: Trump goes golfing in middle of G20 summit

Apo - US President Donald Trump went golfing after making a brief online appearance at the G20 summit Saturday, an event hosted by Saudi Arabia but staged virtually because of Covid-19.

Coronavirus crisis to dominate Saudi-hosted G20 summit

Apo - Saudi Arabia hosts the G20 summit Saturday in a first for an Arab nation, with the downsized virtual forum dominated by efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and a crippling economic crisis.

Families of jailed Saudis appeal to world ahead of G20

Washington - Families of imprisoned Saudis appealed Friday for the world to speak up as the kingdom hosts the Group of 20 summit, saying that challenging the kingdom's international reputation was crucial to winning their freedom.

Trump joins APEC summit as China counters US protectionism

Kuala Lumpur - US President Donald Trump on Friday made a rare appearance at a virtual Asia-Pacific summit, touting his commitment to work towards "peace and prosperity" in the region, as China's Xi Jinping used the forum to counter American protectionism.

Trump to address APEC summit as he contends election loss at home

Kuala Lumpur - US President Donald Trump will take part Friday in an Asia-Pacific summit as he continues to reject his election loss, a day after Xi Jinping used the forum to hail China's growing economic clout.

Trump to take part in virtual APEC summit Friday: US official

Washington - Donald Trump will take part on Friday in the virtual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, a senior US official said, as the president continues to reject the results of this month's election.

EU leaders air grievances as budget crisis threatens virus plan

Apo - EU leaders said Thursday they would intensify efforts to convince Hungary's Viktor Orban and Poland's Mateusz Morawiecki to drop their veto of the EU coronavirus economic recovery plan, which has plunged the bloc into a new crisis threatening joint eff...

Saudi to host online G20 summit amid pandemic, recession

Apo - Saudi Arabia hosts the G20 summit Saturday in a first for an Arab nation, but the scaled-down virtual format could limit debate on a resurgent coronavirus pandemic and crippling economic crisis.

China to push trade agenda at APEC summit as US retreats

Kuala Lumpur - China will get another chance to reshape Asia-Pacific trade at a regional summit starting Thursday, days after securing a huge trade pact victory and with the US playing protectionist defence.

EU weighs tighter borders in jihadist fight

Paris - European leaders on Tuesday mooted tightening the EU's external borders, as they vowed joint action following a spate of attacks on home soil blamed on Islamist radicals.

Covid scares put EU leader summits in peril

Apo - Should Brussels return to virtual EU summits? The debate was relaunched this week after Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin left an EU leaders meeting largely devoted to Brexit to go into self-isolation.

2021 Davos summit shifted to Lucerne in May

Geneva - The World Economic Forum announced Wednesday that its postponed 2021 Davos summit, themed as "The Great Reset" in the coronavirus crisis, will take place in Lucerne, Switzerland from May 18 to 21.

UK looks to EU to break Brexit talks impasse

Apo - Britain and the European Union on Friday said post-Brexit trade talks remained deadlocked on key areas, as London urged Brussels to give ground to avoid a damaging "no-deal" at the end of the year.

Anger from Moscow, Minsk as EU, US sanction Belarus

Apo - The United States and the EU hit Belarus officials with long-awaited sanctions over the country's political crisis on Friday, drawing an angry response from Minsk and its ally Moscow.

EU leaders talk Turkey as crisis festers

Apo - EU leaders debated the diplomatic crisis with Turkey on Thursday, haggling over the bloc's red lines as they try to defuse a stand-off in the Mediterranean and conflict in Azerbaijan.

G20 summit to be held virtually: Saudi hosts

Apo - Saudi Arabia said Monday it will hold the G20 summit virtually in November, instead of having leaders of the world's richest nations converge on Riyadh as planned before the coronavirus crisis.

Australia PM on not sharing vaccine: History will be 'severe judge'

New York - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday insisted that any nation that develops a Covid-19 vaccine share it universally, warning that history will be a "severe judge" if not.

Japan PM Suga 'determined' to hold Olympics despite pandemic

New York - Japan is "determined" to host the postponed Olympic Games in 2021 despite the coronavirus pandemic, the country's newly elected prime minister told the United Nations General Assembly on Friday.

Pakistan PM condemns 'Islamophobic' Charlie Hebdo cartoons

New York - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday condemned the fresh publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed by a French satirical weekly, urging UN efforts against what he called rising Islamophobia.

Greek PM to Erdogan: 'Let's give diplomacy a chance'

New York - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis appealed Friday to Turkey to find a diplomatic solution to tensions, saying he wanted partnership between the historic rivals.

Abbas seeks UN Mideast conference after Arab deals with Israel

New York - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas appealed Friday to the United Nations for an international conference on the Middle East in 2021, hoping for a new start after US elections and the milestone of Gulf Arabs' recognition of Israel.
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