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Seeking post-Brexit unity, EU leaders find more fights

Brussels - EU leaders face difficult talks this week on the thorny issues of how to plug holes in the post-Brexit budget and choose a successor for European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.

S. Korea's Moon says 'too early' for Pyongyang summit

Pyeongchang - South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Saturday said it was too early to think about a summit with North Korea despite the Olympic-driven rapprochement with its nuclear-armed neighbour.

Venezuela's Maduro to attend Americas summit, defying host Peru

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Thursday he will attend a summit of Western Hemisphere nations in April despite host Peru saying he is unwelcome."Are they are afraid of me? They don't want to see me in Lima?

Venezuela's Maduro to attend Americas summit, defying host Peru

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Thursday he will attend a summit of Western Hemisphere nations in April despite the host Peru saying he is unwelcome."Are they are afraid of me? They don't want to see me in Lima?

Kim Jong Un invites South's Moon to Pyongyang: Seoul

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited the South's President Moon Jae-in for a summit in Pyongyang, Seoul said Saturday.

S. Korea's Moon to meet North's head of state and Kim's sister: Seoul

Seoul - South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet the North's visiting head of state and leader Kim Jong Un's sister on Saturday in an Olympics-driven rapprochement, Seoul's Blue House said Thursday.

'Time has come' for S.Sudan sanctions: AU chief

Addis Ababa - African Union chief Moussa Faki Mahamat said Sunday that "the time has come" to slap sanctions on those blocking peace in South Sudan, one of the most intractable wars facing African leaders as they meet in Ethiopia.

Boos and brass band greet Trump in Davos

Davos - US President Donald Trump drew boos from the audience at the elite Davos summit Friday when he attacked the press, repeating his charge that critical media indulge in "fake" news.

Five key themes of a week in Davos

Davos - It began with blinding snowfall, warmed up as France's president auditioned for "leader of the free world", and ended in another chill with US President Donald Trump drawing boos and hisses.

Trump says almost 100% of territory regained from IS

Davos - US President Donald Trump said Friday that US-backed coalition forces had won back almost 100 percent of territory occupied by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

Trump sends 'warmest regards' to African leaders after reported slur

Davos - US President Donald Trump on Friday asked the African Union chairman to pass on his "warmest regards" to other regional leaders at a summit this weekend, after sparking outrage with a reported slur against Africans.

Soros to Google and Facebook: 'Your days are numbered'

Davos - Billionaire investor George Soros launched a scathing attack on tech giants at the Davos summit on Thursday, calling them monopolies that could be manipulated by authoritarians to subvert democracy.

Dodging bad headlines, Trump turns salesman-in-chief at Davos

Davos - President Donald Trump was set Friday to play the role of America's salesman-in-chief Friday in a speech promoting the rebounding US economy in front of the global elite in Davos, but found himself unable to escape the shadow of scandal at home and abr...

'Job-killing' robots, AI under scrutiny in Davos

Davos - "Artificial intelligence and robots will kill many jobs." It's a depressingly blunt statement for anyone to make, but even more so as it is the prediction of Jack Ma, CEO of the Chinese online sales giant Alibaba.

'I want to see a strong dollar,' says Trump

Washington - President Donald Trump waded into the uproar over the US currency Thursday, saying he wants to see "a strong dollar," after comments by his Treasury secretary appeared to signal the opposite and sent the dollar plunging to three-year lows.

Davos: top quotes as Trump enters the scene

Davos - Here is a selection of quotes from the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday, dominated by the climactic arrival of US President Donald Trump:"He was very, very hospitable and personal. He just said 'Yes, I'll sign that for you'.

Trump says Palestinians 'disrespected' US, aid on hold

Davos - President Donald Trump on Thursday accused the Palestinians of disrespecting the United States and threatened to withhold aid worth hundreds of millions of dollars until they accede to US-brokered talks.

Trump set to visit to Britain this year

London - US President Donald Trump agreed with Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that he would make his long-planned trip to Britain later this year, her office said.

Britain wins US trade vow as Brexit process limps on

Davos - Britain on Thursday won anew the promise of a US trade deal as soon as its EU exit is done, but European partners poured cold water on any trans-Atlantic hopes for a rapid outcome.

Autographs and fruit threats as Trump strides into Davos

Davos - A fawning female admirer grabbed Donald Trump's autograph while others longed to pelt him with fruit as the US president Thursday strode enthusiastically into the Davos economic forum.

Trump hails 'great relationship' with UK's May

Davos - US President Donald Trump boasted of a "really great relationship" with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday, as the pair traded compliments and tried to turn the page after very public spats.

Malala lauds feminism as Trump lands in Davos

Davos - Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai on Thursday urged women to "change the world" without waiting for the help of men, as she addressed an audience of the global, and mostly male, elite at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Trump touts 'America First' to sceptical Davos elite

Davos - US President Donald Trump strode into the lion's den to confront the world's political and business elite on Thursday, as his "America First" administration executes an anti-globalist manifesto in trade, taxes and currency rates.

Trump wades into currency uproar, favors 'strong dollar'

Washington - President Donald Trump waded into the uproar over the US currency Thursday, saying he wants to see "a strong dollar," countering comments by his treasury secretary that appeared to signal the opposite and sent the greenback plunging to three-year lows....

Trump takes 'America First' message to Davos elite

Davos - Donald Trump rappels into the snowy Swiss Alps on Thursday to address Davos summiteers anxious to see whether they will get a pitch from a capitalist kindred spirit or a lecture from a populist president.

Macron tells Davos elite: 'France is back'

Davos - French President Emmanuel Macron told the world's business elite in Davos on Wednesday that France was back as a European powerhouse under his reformist government.

Zimbabwe's new leader wants Trump golf courses

Davos - Despite Donald Trump reportedly dismissing African nations as "shitholes", Zimbabwe's new president said Wednesday he would welcome the US president to build a golf course in his country.

Mnuchin hails 'weaker dollar' sending greenback plummeting

Davos - US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday in Davos that a "weaker dollar" was good for the United States, words that sharply lowered the value of US currency on the markets.

China's economic mastermind pledges more reform at Davos

Davos - The man behind China's economic policy took the stage at Davos on Wednesday, pledging to push forward the country's four-decade reform and further open the country to the world.

Spain king defends country's image amid Catalan crisis

Davos - King Felipe VI attempted to boost Spain's battered image at the Davos summit on Wednesday as the Catalan secession crisis simmers on, defending his home as "a great country" that draws investors and millions of tourists.
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