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Tokyo seeks to pressure Beijing on S China Sea ruling

Ulan Bator - Tokyo raised pressure on Beijing at an Asia-Europe summit Saturday to respect an international tribunal's ruling that dismissed its claims to much of the South China Sea.

Europe-Asia summit condemns terrorism after Nice attack

Ulan Bator - Leaders of Asia and Europe condemned international terrorism at a summit in Mongolia Friday, as an attack in Nice drew attention away from Beijing's rejection of a tribunal ruling dismissing its extensive South China Sea claims.

Europe-Asia summit condemns terrorism after Nice attack

Ulan Bator - Leaders of Asia and Europe condemned international terrorism at a summit in Mongolia Friday, as an attack in Nice drew attention away from Beijing's rejection of a tribunal ruling dismissing its extensive South China Sea claims.

Europe-Asia summit condemns terrorism after Nice attack

Ulan Bator - Leaders of Asia and Europe condemned international terrorism at a summit in Mongolia Friday, as an attack in Nice drew attention away from Beijing's rejection of a tribunal ruling dismissing its extensive South China Sea claims.

Ukraine NATO membership not on agenda: Stoltenberg

Varsovia - Ukraine is making good progress in reforms to bring it into line with NATO norms but membership is not on the agenda for now, secretary general Jens Stoltenberg said Saturday.

NATO makes fresh funding, troop pledge for Afghanistan

Varsovia - NATO agreed Saturday to maintain troop numbers in Afghanistan and reiterated a funding pledge for local security forces until 2020, but officials did not say when the alliance's longest military engagement might end.

NATO leaders unite to keep pressure on Russia

Varsovia - NATO leaders united Saturday behind a policy of deterrence and dialogue with Russia after launching the alliance's biggest military revamp since the end of the Cold War to counter a resurgent Moscow.

Four NATO battalions to go to eastern Europe to deter Russia

Varsovia - The United States announced Friday it will deploy 1,000 troops to Poland as part of broader NATO efforts to reassure former Communist eastern member states fearful of a more assertive Russia.

Obama downplays Brexit impact at NATO summit

Varsovia - US President Barack Obama insisted Friday Brexit would not harm transatlantic unity but warned against a bitter divorce undermining security in the face of a resurgent Russia.

Russian actions caused 'loss of trust' with NATO: Merkel

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that Russia's actions in Ukraine had eroded mutual trust with the West, speaking on the eve of a major NATO summit in Poland.

'Suwalki Gap' key to NATO's eastern flank security

Varsovia - Lakes, forest and villages dot the rolling hills along Poland's 65-kilometre (40-mile) stretch of border with Lithuania, but for NATO's top brass, this bucolic landscape gives cause for sleepless nights.

With an eye on Russia, US and Georgia ink defence pact

Tbili - The United States and Georgia signed a security deal Wednesday designed to shore up the former Soviet republic's defences against Russia as it waits to join NATO.

NATO faces up to Russia in Brexit's shadow

Brussels - NATO leaders will this week formally endorse its biggest military revamp since the end of the Cold War at a landmark summit in Warsaw, in the shadow of a resurgent Russia and Britain's shock EU exit vote.

Why Brexit is bad for NATO, Europe's defence

Paris - Britain's shock vote to leave the EU is bad news for NATO and for Europe's defence cooperation in general, experts said ahead of this week's NATO summit.

Key points of NATO's Warsaw summit

Brussels - NATO leaders meet July 8-9 in Warsaw to finalise the biggest alliance revamp since the collapse of the Soviet Union to counter what they see as an aggressive and dangerously unpredictable Russia.

Obama blasts isolationism, with Trump in sights

Ottawa - US President Barack Obama warned against isolationist tendencies in America and elsewhere, calling it "the wrong medicine" to fix legitimate concerns about globalization.

Mexico president urges North American integration after Brexit

Ottawa - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Monday called for greater integration with Canada and the United States in the wake of Britain's vote to split with the European Union.

U.S. President Obama lands in California for global tech confab

Mountain View - U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Northern California on Thursday to attend an entrepreneurship summit at Stanford University and meet with many of the world's renowned technology innovators.

Don't yield to U.S. pressure, Maduro tells Caribbean leaders

Havana - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday accused the United States of exerting "brutal pressure" on nations in the region to isolate his country, already battered by an economic crisis and domestic political upheaval.

West Africa anti-terror force tops summit agenda

Dakar - West Africa should "think harder" about developing a new anti-terror force, a top regional official said Saturday, as Niger announced the latest deaths among its troops battling Boko Haram jihadists.

Global economy is 'urgent priority': G7

Misumi - Pumping up the world economy is an "urgent priority" G7 leaders said Friday, as they warned there could be dire global consequences if Britain decides to leave the EU.

EU spin doctor lobs Twitter bomb at Trump, populist politicians

Nihon - A leading aide to top European Union official Jean-Claude Juncker railed against Donald Trump and other populist politicians on Thursday, bemoaning the thought of them in power as a "horror scenario".

Turkey 'threats' over migrant deal won't work: Juncker

Nihon - Turkey must uphold its side of a deal made with the European Union over stemming the flow of migrants, a top EU official said Thursday, warning "threats" against the bloc will not work.

G7 needs 'clear and tough stance' on territorial disputes: Tusk

Ise - The Group of Seven needs to take a "clear and tough stance" on China's controversial maritime claims and the Russian annexation of Crimea, European Council President Donald Tusk said Thursday.

G7 leaders make stop at Shinto shrine

Ise - World leaders indulged in a spot of tourism Thursday, wandering through an ancient shrine, in a visit that took them to the heart of Japan's native Shinto religion.

Hot topics at the G7 summit in Japan

Nihon - Leaders of the Group of Seven industrial democracies meet in Japan Thursday for two days of talks.Here are the hot topics up for discussion at Ise-Shima, a resort 300 kilometres (200 miles) southwest of Tokyo, and what to expect from the talks.

World needs to act together on refugees: Tusk

Nihon - The world needs to act together on the refugee crisis gripping Europe, and not leave the continent to battle the problem alone, European Council President Donald Tusk said Thursday.

G7 leaders' visit to Ise Shrine: Things to know

Toukyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will Thursday take fellow world leaders on a tour of Ise Shrine, an ancient spot that sits at the heart of Japan's native Shinto religion.

China hits back as G7 opens in Japan

Ise - World leaders on Thursday kicked off talks dominated by the global economy and worries over China's growing clout -- and were told by Beijing to keep their noses out of its business.

Obama says G7 Hiroshima trip to honour 'all' war dead

Nihon - Barack Obama's historic visit to Hiroshima this week "will honour all those who were lost in World War II" the US president said Wednesday, hours after arriving in Japan for a Group of Seven summit.
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