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Trump and Thunberg face off as Davos warms to climate action

Paris - US President Donald Trump will renew his running battle with young climate campaigner Greta Thunberg when they join the A-list movers and shakers attending the 50th anniversary of the Davos conclave next week.

UN targets electrifying all of world's refugee camps

Geneva - The UN set itself a daunting challenge this week aimed at improving the lives of displaced people, reining in climate change and even preventing conflict: to bring electric power to all refugee camps by 2030.

Iran urges Muslim world to fight US 'economic terrorism'

Kuala Lumpur - The president of sanctions-hit Iran called Thursday for Muslim countries to cooperate in fighting US "economic terrorism" at the opening of a summit aimed at tackling the Islamic world's woes.

UN hails 'decisive shift' in refugee assistance at global meet

Geneva - The UN hailed Wednesday a "decisive shift" in the approach to helping surging numbers of displaced people, after a summit ended with billions in donations and concrete promises to simplify refugee integration.

Lack of refugee aid forced Turkey into Syria operation : Erdogan

Geneva - A lack of international assistance to Turkey to support millions of refugees on its soil pushed Ankara to launch operations in northeast Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday.

Rich nations urged to do 'fair share' at global refugee meet

Geneva - The UN urged countries Tuesday to take joint responsibility for caring for surging numbers of displaced people, while wealthy nations faced criticism for not shouldering their "fair share" of the burden.

As global refugee meet begins, rich nations urged to do 'fair share'

Geneva - A global refugee summit opens in Geneva Tuesday amid calls for concrete actions to help a surging number of displaced people, and for wealthy nations to shoulder their share of the burden.

As displacement soars, global meet to seek new paths to help refugees

Geneva - As the number of people forcibly displaced from their homes continues to climb worldwide, a global summit in Geneva next week will aim to drum up fresh and concrete support for refugees.

EU warns of post-Brexit rival Britain after Johnson win

Apo - European leaders warned Friday that Britain could become a formidable rival, just hours after a big victory by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's conservatives all but sealed the UK's Brexit divorce.

EU 'ready' for next round of Brexit after Johnson win

Apo - EU leaders said Friday they were ready for the next phase of Brexit, just hours after the resounding victory of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's party that all but seals Britain's divorce from the bloc.

Polish holdout mars EU climate target deal

Apo - EU leaders agreed Friday to a target of making the bloc carbon neutral by 2050, but the deal was immediately undermined by Poland's refusal to implement the aim.

Divisions exposed as Russia, Ukraine leaders hold first meeting

Paris - Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Ukranian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday held their first face-to-face talks at a summit in Paris which agreed some measures to de-escalate the Ukraine conflict but clinched no major breakthrough on ending the...

Ukraine crowds protest over Russia summit

Kiev - Some 5,000 Ukrainians rallied in Kiev on Sunday warning President Volodymyr Zelensky to resist pressure from Russia's Vladimir Putin when the two men meet on Monday for talks on the conflict in Ukraine's east.

Russia not an enemy? Macron's Moscow strategy faces first test

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron this week faces the first major test of his policy of directly engaging with Russia that has disturbed some European allies, as he hosts a summit seeking progress in ending the Ukraine conflict.

On Ukraine frontline, soldiers fear Zelensky will give ground

Avdiyivka - A volley of gunfire breaks the silence of a foggy day on the frontline in Ukraine, but no one really pays attention.

Putin vs Zelensky: two very different presidents face off

Moscow - When Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky meet on Monday it will be an encounter between two very different presidents -- one an establishment strongman with years of experience, the other a neophyte rebel learning the ropes.

Thunberg urges climate action because 'people are dying'

Madrid - Teen activist Greta Thunberg on Friday urged world leaders gathered in Madrid for a UN climate conference to take urgent action to fight climate change, warning "we can't afford" more delays because "people are dying".

Ukraine president meets frontline troops ahead of Putin talks

Ukraine - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited frontline troops on Friday as he geared up for his first face-to-face talks with Russia's Vladimir Putin on the five-year conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Activists to rally for mass climate march in Madrid

Madrid - Thousands of activists from around the globe will simultaneously hit the streets of Madrid and Santiago on Friday to demand urgent action on the climate crisis from world leaders attending the COP25 summit.

Putin and Zelensky in first talks to revive Ukraine peace efforts

Moscow - The leaders of Russia and Ukraine will meet on Monday for talks on the conflict in east Ukraine, in what could be a step forward in ending Europe's only active war.

After hot mic gaffe, Trudeau and Trump revive feud

Watford - US President Donald Trump loves to dominate an international summit with impromptu, rambling press briefings that leave his fellow world leaders struggling to stick to their agenda.

NATO leaders caught on camera mocking Trump

Watford - The leaders of Britain, Canada, France and the Netherlands have been caught on camera at a Buckingham Palace reception mocking US President Donald Trump's lengthy media appearances ahead of Wedensday's NATO summit.

'Brain dead' NATO's summit dominated by leaders' feuds

Watford - The leaders of the world's most powerful military alliance clashed over personality and policy on Wednesday as NATO's summit ended with an effort to paper over their sharp divisions.

Trump, Macron and Erdogan clash overshadows NATO summit

London - US President Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron exchanged fire over the future of NATO on Tuesday, as the French leader attacked Turkey and demanded the alliance rethink its strategy.

NATO's birthday overshadowed by top-level feuding

Apo - NATO marks its 70th birthday at a summit next week but the celebration could well turn into an arena of political combat between the alliance's feuding leaders.

The AWACS, NATO's reconnaissance air wing

Apo - NATO is not an army in its own right, its member states provide the national forces that defend Europe under its banner.

India will not join RCEP trade deal in blow to sprawling Asian pact

Bangkok - India said Monday it would not join a sprawling Asian trade pact, dealing a blow to the China-backed deal at the end of a Bangkok summit held against a backdrop of global growth fears.

Beijing says 'ready to work' with ASEAN on South China Sea rules

Bangkok - Beijing said Sunday it is "ready to work" with Southeast Asian nations on a code of conduct in the flashpoint South China Sea, where it is accused of building up military installations and bullying fellow claimants.

Global leaders, tycoons attend Saudi 'Davos in desert'

Apo - Top finance moguls and political leaders attended a Davos-style Saudi investment summit on Tuesday, in stark contrast to last year when outrage over critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder sparked a mass boycott.

Top executives expected at Saudi 'Davos in desert'

Apo - Top finance executives and political leaders have converged on Saudi capital Riyadh for a Davos-style investment forum, in stark contrast to last year's mass boycott following the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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