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Pacific summit to urge action on climate change

- Pacific island leaders will renew calls for meaningful action on climate change at a regional summit opening in Palau on Tuesday, amid fears rising seas will swamp their low-lying nations.
In the Media by AFP

Chinese leader woos Latin America with deals

- China's president pressed a charm offensive with Latin America on Thursday, signing deals with Brazil, meeting regional leaders and proposing a $20 billion infrastructure fund that highlights Beijing's growing interests in the region.
In the Media by Laurent Thomet (AFP)

EU summit fails to reach deal on top jobs

Brussels - EU leaders failed to reach agreement as their summit ended early Thursday over who should get the top jobs to steer the 28-nation bloc over the next five years.
In the Media by Bryan McManus (AFP)

EU summit fails to reach deal on top jobs

Brussels - EU leaders failed to reach an agreement at a summit Wednesday over who should get the top jobs to steer the 28-nation bloc over the next five years.
In the Media by Bryan McManus (AFP)

Isolated Russia has friends at multipolar-pushing BRICS

Fortaleza - The summit of the BRICS group of emerging economies this week defies the Western push to isolate Russia, the latest sign of the increasingly multipolar world order the bloc demands.
In the Media by Philippe Zygel (AFP)

BRICS to launch bank, tighten Latin America ties

Bras - The BRICS group of emerging powers will launch its own development bank at a summit next week, using its growing influence to establish a counterweight to Western-dominated financial organizations.
In the Media by Yana Marull (AFP) - 1 comment

China, S. Korea to achieve N. Korea denuclearisation 'by all means'

Seoul - China and South Korea agreed during summit talks Thursday to use "all means" possible to bring about the denuclearisation of North Korea, South Korean President Park Geun-Hye said.
In the Media by AFP

Britain and Cameron in EU danger zone, say experts

London - David Cameron's failure to prevent Jean-Claude Juncker from becoming the new European Commission president risks pushing Britain out of the EU unless he builds bridges to secure reforms before a 2017 referendum, experts say.
In the Media by Katherine Haddon (AFP)

Juncker named to top EU job in bitter blow for Britain

Brussels - Jean-Claude Juncker has been named as the next president of the European Commission with backing from most EU leaders, dealing a bitter blow to opponent David Cameron and threatening to increase the chances of Britain leaving the bloc.
In the Media by Katherine Haddon (AFP)

Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova look to EU future with accords

Brussels - European Union leaders sign historic association accords Friday with Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova as the three Soviet-era republics look to a future in Europe rather than with their old masters in Moscow.
In the Media by Bryan McManus, Jerome Rivet (AFP)

Juncker named to top EU job in bitter blow for Britain

Brussels - Jean-Claude Juncker was named as the next president of the European Commission on Friday, dealing a bitter blow to David Cameron, who said it threatened to increase Britain's chances of leaving the EU.
In the Media by Katherine Haddon (AFP) - 1 comment

China's Xi heads to South Korea in 'message' to North

Beijing - China's Xi Jinping will visit Seoul next week, both sides said Friday, going to the South for his first presidential journey to the Korean peninsula as Beijing's frustrations mount with the nuclear-armed North and its confrontational young leader Kim J...
In the Media by Kelly Olsen (AFP)

Poroshenko hails 'historic day' of EU-Ukraine association accord

Brussels - Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko said the Friday signing of an association accord with the EU marked a "historic day" that offered his ex-Soviet country a fresh start after years of political instability.
In the Media by AFP

Juncker named to head European Commission: Van Rompuy

Brussels - EU leaders on Friday named former Luxembourg premier Jean-Claude Juncker to head the European Commission, in the face of bitter British opposition.Herman Van Rompuy, who heads the European Council of leaders, said in a tweeted message: "Decision made.
In the Media by AFP

EU, Cameron face summit showdown over top job for Juncker

Brussels - European leaders meet in Brussels on Friday facing a damaging row over Jean-Claude Juncker's likely nomination as European Commission president which has left Britain isolated and angry.
In the Media by Katherine Haddon (AFP)

EU leaders seek to defuse bitter row with Cameron

Ypres - Europe's leaders sought to defuse a bitter quarrel with Britain's David Cameron as they gathered for an emotionally charged remembrance ceremony in Ypres, the scene of horrific carnage in World War I.
In the Media by Alex Pigman (AFP)

WWI looms large at Ypres EU summit

Ieper - A scene of carnage in World War I, the small Belgian town of Ypres is a warning written in blood for EU leaders Thursday of what happens when statesmen fail to preserve the peace.
In the Media by Bryan McManus (AFP)

Cameron headed for defeat in EU posts battle

Brussels - Britain's David Cameron headed for defeat at an EU summit Thursday after being abandoned by his allies in a battle to block the nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission chief.
In the Media by Claire Rosemberg (AFP)

Cameron ready to force EU leaders' vote on Juncker

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron is ready to force fellow EU leaders to vote on who should head the European Commission in a last ditch attempt to block the appointment of Jean-Claude Juncker, Downing Street sources said Sunday.
In the Media by Robin Millard (AFP)

EU centre-left leaders back Juncker for top job

Paris - European centre-left leaders on Saturday backed Jean-Claude Juncker's contentious candidacy to head the EU's executive body, setting the stage for a fiery Brussels summit later this week.
In the Media by Sabine Wibaux (AFP)

Banish sexual violence 'to dark ages': Kerry

London - US Secretary of State John Kerry said it was time to banish sexual violence "to the dark ages" as an international conference on rape as a weapon of war wrapped up in London.
In the Media by Jacques Klopp (AFP)

Angelina Jolie launches warzone rape protocol

London - Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague launched an international protocol on Wednesday which the Hollywood star hopes will "really, truly end impunity" for sexual violence in wars.
In the Media by AFP

Jolie, Hague launch fight against wartime rape

London - Hollywood star Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Tuesday launched a four-day summit on ending rape in war, calling for an end to the "culture of impunity" and more prosecutions.
In the Media by Jacques Klopp (AFP)

NATO agrees to 'readiness action plan' to counter Russia

Brussels - NATO defence ministers agreed Tuesday series of steps to bolster protection in eastern Europe after the Ukraine crisis, but insisted they were acting within the limits of a key post-Cold War treaty with Moscow.
In the Media by AFP

EU to review policy priorities after vote setback

Brussels - European Union leaders agreed Tuesday to take a fresh look at the bloc's policy priorities, after a stinging vote setback across Europe that saw dramatic gains by radical anti-establishment parties.
In the Media by Claire Rosemberg, Bryan McManus (AFP)

France, Germany unveil new partnership at EU-Africa summit

Brussels - African and European leaders held crisis talks Wednesday on the "terrifying" violence in the Central African Republic, where peacekeepers have been unable to stop a deadly spiral of Christian-Muslim strife.
In the Media by Claire Rosemberg (AFP) - 1 comment

Crisis talks on CAfrica as mammoth EU-Africa summit opens

Brussels - African and European leaders hold crisis talks on the escalating violence in the Central African Republic on Wednesday as some 80 nations gather in Brussels for a key summit.
In the Media by Claire Rosemberg (AFP)

Arab summit calls for political solution in Syria

Al Kuwait - Arab leaders on Wednesday called for a political solution to the conflict in Syria, although the Syrian opposition had asked for "sophisticated" arms to tip the balance of power."We call for a political solution to the crisis in Syria based on the Gene...
In the Media by AFP

Obama winds up nuclear summit with 35-nation pledge

The Hague - Thirty-five countries pledged Tuesday to step up nuclear security, backing a global drive spearheaded by US President Barack Obama to prevent dangerous materials falling into the hands of terrorists.
In the Media by Richard Carter (AFP)

World powers sign up to tougher nuclear security standards

The Hague - Thirty-five countries on Tuesday committed to bolstering nuclear security, backing a global drive spearheaded by US President Barack Obama to prevent dangerous materials falling into the hands of terrorists.In a joint statement issued on the sidelines ...
In the Media by Richard CARTER (AFP)
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Naomi Watts and Tom Holland in a scene from 'The Impossble'
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King Street West in Toronto the Friday night before the G20 Summit was almost empty.
King Street West in Toronto the Friday night before the G20 Summit was almost empty.
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Leaders of the 5 BRICS countries.
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Leaders of the 5 BRICS countries.
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Toronto s Harbour Police patrolling waterfront before the G20 summit begins.
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Toronto's Harbour Police patrolling waterfront before the G20 summit begins.
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Ahead of the G20 Summit in Toronto  city officials erect a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence and remov...
Ahead of the G20 Summit in Toronto, city officials erect a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence and remove glass bus shelters from parts of the downtown core. Security costs is estimated to reach $1.1 billion.
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Naomi Watts with Maria Belon at the premiere of  The Impossible
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Naomi Watts with Maria Belon at the premiere of 'The Impossible'
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Clowning it up at the G20 summit in Toronto  June 2010  inches from the riot squad
Clowning it up at the G20 summit in Toronto, June 2010, inches from the riot squad
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Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit.
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Scenes from downtown Chicago on the first day of major NATO protests. An intersection is shut down d...
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Scenes from downtown Chicago on the first day of major NATO protests. An intersection is shut down due to a sit-in
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Flags of the 5 BRICS countries.
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Flags of the 5 BRICS countries.
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Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core a...
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit.
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Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core a...
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit.
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Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core a...
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit.
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Naomi Watts and Tom Holland
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Naomi Watts and Tom Holland
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Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper talking during the G20 Summit in Toronto
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Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper talking during the G20 Summit in Toronto
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Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core a...
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit; creating a ghost town in some areas of the city.
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The BRICS countries summit  April 2011.
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The BRICS countries summit, April 2011.
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