Turkey's minister of European Union affairs said Thursday that Brussels had agreed to open a new chapter in stalled membership talks with Turkey by mid-December, following an EU-Turkey summit this weekend.
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China came under renewed criticism Sunday over its rising profile in the South China Sea as it jostled with the United States for regional influence at the conclusion to a week of top-level diplomacy.
Asia Pacific leaders called Thursday for more global cooperation in the struggle against terrorism, as a wave of deadly attacks claimed by the Islamic State group dominated the final day of a regional trade summit.
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday offered the Philippines a warship as part of a $250-million aid package to Southeast Asian allies worried about Chinese efforts to control the South China Sea.
US President Barack Obama and other Asia-Pacific leaders arrived in the Philippines Tuesday for a summit meant to foster trade unity but with terrorism and territorial rows likely to dominate.
US President Barack Obama on Monday hailed an unprecedented opportunity to end the four-year war in Syria and destroy the jihadist "face of evil" at a global summit held in the shadow of the Paris attacks.
Leaders of the world's top economies on Monday vowed to seek a deal to curb climate change at an upcoming UN conference in Paris, according to a draft statement drawn up in tough, all-night talks.
World leaders raised the alarm over an escalating international movement of "foreign terrorist fighters" in a draft statement drawn up Sunday at a summit in Turkey after the Paris assaults claimed by Islamic State jihadists.
US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on Sunday on the need for UN-sponsored peace talks and a ceasefire to resolve years of war in Syria, a White House official said.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said G20 leaders meeting in the Mediterranean resort of Antalya would deliver a "very strong, tough" message against terror after the deadly attacks in Paris.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday said the world would only be able to confront the threat of global terror if it united its efforts against the threat."We will only be able to deal with the terrorist threat...
Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper talking during the G20 Summit in Toronto
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The BRICS countries summit, April 2011.
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.