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Biden hits Putin's Russia in final address as VP

Davos - Russia is the main threat to the "liberal" world order, US Vice President Joe Biden told the Davos elite on Wednesday, in his final speech before leaving office.

A tale of two speeches as Davos week begins

Davos - The global elite begin a week of earnest debate and Alpine partying in the Swiss ski resort of Davos on Tuesday, in a week bookended by two presidential speeches of historic import.

EU leaders urge Russia, Syria over Aleppo civilians

Brussels - European leaders on Thursday called on Syria and Russia to ensure the safety of civilians being evacuated from Aleppo amid charges that the West had failed to protect them.

Russia not meeting its commitments on Aleppo: Hollande

Brussels - French President Francois Hollande on Thursday lashed out at Russia's role in the siege of Aleppo, saying that Moscow had broken a promise to aid trapped civilians."Russia is making commitments that it is not keeping.

British PM Theresa May urges 'smooth and orderly' Brexit

Brussels - British Prime Minister Theresa May urged her EU counterparts Thursday to make Brexit "as smooth and orderly... as possible" as they prepared to discuss the process at a dinner without her."We want that to be as smooth and orderly a process as possible....

Brexit, Russia loom over 'minefield' EU summit

Brussels - European Union leaders grappled with Russia and Brexit at a "minefield" summit in Brussels on Thursday at the end of one of the most turbulent years in the bloc's history.

Britain will help Gulf 'push back' against Iran aggression: PM

London - Britain will help Gulf states "push back" against aggressive regional actions by Iran, Prime Minister Theresa May told the Gulf Cooperation Council in Bahrain on Wednesday in a televised address.

Obama returns home from last foreign trip

Washington - President Barack Obama returned to the White House early Monday, ending the last foreign tour of his tenure as he prepares to hand power over to Donald Trump, amid unease about the Republican's volatility and isolationist rhetoric.

Obama says goodbye to world stage after eight years

- US President Barack Obama bid farewell to the world stage Sunday, pondering his legacy, offering advice to his successor and discussing his post-presidential life at the end of his final foreign tour.

Obama defends free trade at Asia-Pacific summit rattled by Trump

- US President Barack Obama on Sunday defended free trade as fellow Asia-Pacific leaders vowed to fight protectionism after Donald Trump's shock election victory sparked fears for the future of global commerce.

Asia-Pacific leaders vow to fight protectionism

- Asia-Pacific leaders vowed Sunday to fight protectionism at the close of a summit upended by US President-elect Donald Trump's shock victory and virulent attacks on free-trade deals.

Obama presses Putin on Syria as Aleppo pummelled

- US President Barack Obama on Sunday urged greater efforts to end violence in war-torn Syria in brief talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as concern mounts over a ferocious regime bombing campaign in rebel-held parts of Aleppo.

Philippines' Duterte meets 'hero' Putin

- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met the man he calls his hero, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and unburdened his gripes about US "hypocrisy," "bullying" and foreign wars.

Xi says US-China ties at 'hinge moment'

- Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping met for the final time Saturday, with the Chinese leader warning the period after Donald Trump's election is a "hinge moment" in relations between the two powers.

Obama makes case for democracy, urges patience with Trump

- With Donald Trump's election sparking questions about the respect for democratic norms at home, US President Barack Obama made a strident case for democracy Saturday and urged world leaders to give his successor a chance.

China pushes free trade plans at summit rattled by Trump

- Chinese President Xi Jinping pushed Beijing's free trade plans Saturday at a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders, stepping up to fill the void left by US President-elect Donald Trump's protectionism.

Facebook's Zuckerberg urges post-Trump world not to 'disconnect'

- Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg called on world leaders Saturday to forge a more "connected" world, something he said was under threat after Donald Trump's US election win and Britain's "Brexit" vote.

Turning other cheek, Mexican president vows Trump talks

- Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto said Saturday his government will seek a dialogue with US President-elect Donald Trump, who infuriated Mexicans with vitriolic attacks on their country and its people during his campaign.

Obama faces tough questions about Trump on last foreign trip

- Barack Obama faced tough questions Saturday about Donald Trump's victory on the last foreign visit of his presidency, to a summit of Pacific leaders that has been upended by the US election and concerns about China's rise.

Pacific leaders urged to defend free trade after Trump win

- A summit of top world leaders was urged to fight rising protectionism after Donald Trump's election victory stoked fears that free trade is under threat, and the global economy along with it.

Asia-Pacific leaders talk trade in a Trump world

- Top world leaders meet from Thursday to try to save their cherished free trade accords from feared extinction under US President-elect Donald Trump.

Asia-Pacific leaders talk trade in a Trump world

- Top world leaders meet from Thursday to try to save their cherished free trade accords from feared extinction under US President-elect Donald Trump.

Five die in Lima fire near hotel for APEC attendees

- At least five people died Wednesday in a fire at a shopping mall steps away from a Lima luxury hotel where some APEC Asia-Pacific trade summit delegations were expected to stay, officials said.

African leaders in Morocco to unify stance on global warming

Marrakech - African leaders met in Morocco Wednesday on the sidelines of UN climate talks to agree a joint stance to fight global warming on the continent.

EU invites Trump to summit, warns against 'isolation'

Brussels - The EU's top leaders on Wednesday invited US President-elect Donald Trump to a summit as soon as possible as they warned of uncertainty in relations and a need to respect democratic values.

EU drops sanctions threat against Russia over Syria

Brussels - EU leaders backed down on Friday from an explicit threat of sanctions against Russia over the bombing of Aleppo but warned that they would consider "all available options" if atrocities in Syria continue.

France's Hollande warns UK's May of 'hard' Brexit talks

Brussels - French President Francois Hollande warned British Prime Minister Theresa May during her first European Union summit on Thursday that she would face tough negotiations if she insists on a "hard Brexit".

British PM urges 'robust, united' EU response to Russia over Syria

Brussels - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday called for a "robust and united" European approach to Russian "atrocities" in Syria, as she arrived for her first EU summit in Brussels.

EU threatens Russia with sanctions over Syria

Brussels - European Union leaders warned Russia at a summit on Thursday that they will consider sanctions over its role in the Syrian conflict if Moscow does not stop "crimes" in the devastated city of Aleppo.

British PM seeks to calm Brexit fears at first EU summit

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May will seek to allay fears of the disruptive impact of Brexit after a wave of criticism when she addresses European Union leaders on Thursday at her first EU summit.
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