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Sahel allies, France say progress in anti-jihad campaign

Nouakchott - Sahel countries and their ally France on Tuesday vowed to press ahead with a tactical shift in their campaign against an eight-year-old jihadist insurgency, saying the change had notched up substantial gains although major challenges also remain.

France and Sahel leaders mull state of anti-jihad campaign

Nouakchott - Leaders from five West African countries and their ally France meet Tuesday to confer over their troubled efforts to stem a jihadist offensive unfolding in the Sahel.

France's gains in Sahel mask need for lasting victory

Paris - France is increasingly optimistic about the effectiveness of its anti-jihadist campaign in the Sahel, but experts caution that short-term successes will not by themselves bring lasting victory.

Sahel leaders and France's Macron to talk as violence spirals

Bamako - France and its allies in the Sahel next week will discuss the region's mounting struggles with a jihadist insurgency and ethnic bloodshed.

North Korea denounces US two years after Singapore summit

Seoul - North Korea criticised Donald Trump in a stinging denunciation of the United States on Friday, the second anniversary of a landmark summit in Singapore where the US president shook hands with leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump says 'common sense' for Russia to rejoin G7

Washington - President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it is "common sense" to bring Russia back into the G7, despite Moscow's expulsion from the club after invading part of Ukraine.

Canada's Trudeau rejects inviting Russia to G7 summit

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday rejected Russia's participation in a coming summit of the G7 nations, despite host US President Donald Trump wanting to invite Moscow.

Trump says he will delay G7 summit and invite other countries

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Saturday he will delay the G7 summit scheduled to take place in June and invite other countries -- including Russia -- to join the meeting."I don't feel that as a G7 it properly represents what's going on in the world.

Trump says he will delay G7 summit and invite other countries

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Saturday he will delay the G7 summit scheduled to take place in June and invite other countries -- including Russia -- to join the meeting."I don't feel that as a G7 it properly represents what's going on in the world.

Merkel a 'no' for Trump's in-person G7 summit

Washington - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend an in-person summit of G7 leaders that US President Donald Trump has suggested he will host despite concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, a German government spokesman said Saturday.

Trump says G7 summit likely to take place 'primarily' at White House

Washington - President Donald Trump on Thursday confirmed plans for a possible in-person summit of G7 leaders, saying it would "primarily" take place at the White House."It looks like the G7 will be on," he told reporters.

Trump says G7 summit could happen in person at Camp David

Washington - President Donald Trump said Wednesday he could restore plans to hold the annual G7 summit in person at his Camp David retreat, after previously ordering the event to take place by videoconference.

Divided EU leaders meet on virus recovery plan

Apo - EU leaders are set to haggle on Thursday over a giant package to help their economies recover from the coronavirus pandemic, but bitter divisions mean little progress is expected.

Eurozone given two weeks to find virus response

Apo - EU leaders on Thursday gave eurozone finance ministers a fortnight to come up with a stronger response to the economic havoc wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.

EU struggles to build unified virus response

Apo - European Union leaders struggled to build a unified response to the coronavirus epidemic on Thursday, as hardest-hit Italy and Spain objected that a draft economic plan was too weak.

Erdogan announces Syria summit for March 5

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said he would hold a summit with the leaders of Russia, France and Germany on March 5 to discuss the escalating violence in Syria's last rebel enclave of Idlib.

EU budget summit ends with no deal

Apo - An EU summit called to set the bloc's next seven-year budget ended in impasse late Friday, riven by competing groups among the 27 member states and pressure to fill a funding gap left by Brexit.

Stormy EU budget summit enters day two

Apo - EU leaders clashed through the night early Friday as a stormy summit to decide the bloc's seven-year, trillion euro budget entered a second day.

War dominates Africa summit as leaders vow Libya support

Addis Ababa - African Union leaders vowed on Monday to push peace efforts in Libya, a sign of the bloc's desire to play a bigger role in resolving the continent's conflicts.

Africa holds 'silence the guns' summit as new conflicts grow

Addis Ababa - The annual African Union summit opened Sunday with leaders vowing that the AU would play a more prominent role in resolving conflicts proliferating across the continent.The theme of the two-day summit is "Silencing the Guns".

UK vows action after envoy slams plans for UN climate talks

London - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday called for urgent action to deal with global warming, after his ex-climate envoy warned his own plans for UN talks later this year were "miles off track".

From nanny-envy to an 'unsmoked mind': Five Davos highlights

Davos - The annual World Economic Forum wrapped up on Wednesday its third day, with the United States taking another pot shot at teen climate campaigner Greta Thunberg and a former Lebanese minister squirming in the Davos hot seat.

Soros pledges $1bn to battle 'would-be and actual dictators'

Davos - US financier and philanthropist George Soros on Thursday pledged one billion dollars for a new university network project to battle the erosion of civil society in a world increasingly ruled by "would-be and actual dictators" and beset by climate chang...

US tells Thunberg to 'study economics' in Davos climate spat

Davos - The United States' financial chief on Thursday told Swedish teen Greta Thunberg to go study before calling for a fossil fuel halt, prompting the climate campaigner to reply it doesn't "take a degree" to understand the science.

From Trump love to saviour prince : Five Davos highlights

Davos - The annual World Economic Forum wrapped up its second day in Davos on Wednesday, where a punchy US President Donald Trump swung into high gear, relaunching a trade battle with Europe.

Trump to add a 'couple of countries' to US travel ban

Davos - US President Donald Trump said Wednesday his administration was preparing to add a "couple of countries" to the controversial list of states whose citizens are subject to travel bans or severe restrictions on entry to the United States.

On impeachment day, Trump sees only 'joy and optimism' in Davos

Davos - From his mountain perch at the Davos conference on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump saw only a perfect world.Back in Washington, the Senate was about to enter the heart of the impeachment trial threatening his presidency.

Trump arrives in Davos hours before impeachment trial reopens

Davos - US President Donald Trump arrived in Davos on Tuesday for the annual WEF forum, where he was to give a keynote speech just hours before his impeachment trial kicks into high gear in Washington.

Trump tears into environmental 'doom' mongers at Davos forum

Davos - President Donald Trump tore into environmental "prophets of doom" at the Davos forum Tuesday, rejecting fiery warnings from teenage campaigner Greta Thunberg and talking up his own record in a counterpoint to impeachment back home.

Thunberg, Trump to offer competing visions at climate-focused Davos

Davos - The starkly opposed visions of US President Donald Trump and Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg on climate change will clash in Davos on Tuesday as the World Economic Forum tries to face up to the perils of global warming on its 50th meeting.
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