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NATO to hold summit in Warsaw in July 2016

Varsovia - NATO announced Friday it will hold its next summit in Warsaw on July 8-9 next year as it tackles perceived threats from Russia to the east and jihadists to the south.

Cameron 'confident' of EU reform deal before UK referendum

Riga - Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday he was "confident" of striking an EU reform deal to put before British voters by 2017 but warned of "ups and downs" in the process.

'Hello dictator,' Juncker says to Hungary's Orban

Riga - European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker teased Hungarian Premier Viktor Orban over his strongman reputation Friday, jokingly greeting him as "dictator" as he arrived at an EU summit in Riga.

UK PM starts EU reform bid warning of 'ups and downs'

Riga - Prime Minister David Cameron launched his bid to recast Britain's relationship with the EU Friday, warning of "ups and downs" before a straight "in-or-out" referendum by the end of 2017.

Cameron makes British reform case to EU peers

Riga - British Prime Minister David Cameron takes his case for far-reaching reform to his EU peers Friday as they meet six former Soviet states, some of whom would gladly swap places with London in the bloc.

Merkel sets tough line at EU summit with eastern partners

Riga - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told the EU's eastern partners not to expect too much of the bloc and warned Russia to mend its ways over Ukraine if it wanted to rejoin the G7 club of top nations.

Your unofficial guide to Toronto's South-North Griots Summit

Toronto - In association with the Pan Am and Para-Pan Am games, a gathering of some of the most revered story tellers from African diaspora traditions are gathering in Toronto, Ontario Canada from May 28th-31st.

Saudi king warns of Iran threat, rebels hit border town

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Tuesday urged his fellow Gulf leaders to stand up to Iran, as Yemeni rebels backed by Tehran bombarded a Saudi border city.

Xenophobic attacks loom over southern African summit in Zimbabwe

Harare - Tensions over attacks on migrants in South Africa will be officially set aside as regional leaders meet for a summit in Zimbabwe Wednesday to plan industrial growth, an official said.

ASEAN warns sea reclamation 'may undermine peace'

Langkawi - Reclamation work in the disputed South China Sea, where China has constructed an airstrip and other structures on coral reefs, threatens to "undermine peace, security and stability" in the region, Southeast Asian leaders warned Monday.

Chill in the air as Arctic nations meet

Iqaluit - Arctic nations warned Friday of the dangers facing the environment and the peoples of the remote region, as it now also becomes a new flashpoint in global tensions with Russia.

China, Japan leaders meet but wartime legacy casts shadow

Jakarta - The leaders of China and Japan met Wednesday for only the second time since taking office, but the effort to repair badly damaged ties was marred after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earlier failed to apologise for Tokyo's wartime aggression.

Asia, Africa to mark summit that forged post-colonial path

Jakarta - Asian and African leaders gather in Indonesia this week to mark 60 years since a landmark conference that helped forge a common identity among emerging states, but analysts say big-power rivalries will overshadow proclamations of solidarity.

Italy calls for emergency EU summit on migrant crisis

Rome - Italy on Sunday called for an emergency summit of European Union leaders following the latest migrant boat tragedy in the Mediterranean.

Obama, Castro hold 'candid' historic meeting in Panama

Panama - Barack Obama and Raul Castro held the first face-to-face talks between US and Cuban leaders since 1956 in Panama, vowing to pursue their historic effort to bury Cold War-era enmity.

Obama, Castro hold 'candid' historic meeting in Panama

Panama - Barack Obama and Raul Castro held the first face-to-face talks between US and Cuban leaders since 1956 in Panama, vowing to pursue their historic effort to bury Cold War-era enmity.

Obama, Venezuela's Maduro meet for first time

Panama - US President Barack Obama spoke with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for the first time, telling him Washington was not seeking to threaten Caracas amid sky-high tensions.

Castro tells Obama diplomatic thaw requires patience

Panama - Cuban President Raul Castro told US counterpart Barack Obama during historic face-to-face talks Saturday that negotiations to restore diplomatic ties will require much patience.

US, Cuban leaders hold first meeting in half-century

Panama - US President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro held unprecedented face-to-face talks in Panama on Saturday, soothing decades of Cold War-era antagonism in a historic effort to restore diplomatic ties.

US, Cuban leaders hold first meeting in half-century

Panama - US President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro held unprecedented face-to-face talks in Panama on Saturday, soothing decades of Cold War-era antagonism in a historic effort to restore diplomatic ties.

Maduro doesn't 'trust' Obama but wants talks

Panama - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro told an Americas summit on Saturday that he does not trust US President Barack Obama but is willing to talk to ease tensions.

Cuba's Castro says Obama is 'an honest man'

Panama - Cuban President Raul Castro told the Summit of the Americas on Saturday that US President Barack Obama, who was in attendance, is an "honest man" as the leaders seek to restore diplomatic ties.

Obama, Castro set for historic sit-down in Panama

Panama - US President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro headed toward historic talks in Panama on Saturday, sealing efforts to bury more than 50 years of animosity.

Obama, Castro set for historic sit-down in Panama

Panama - US President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro headed toward historic talks in Panama on Saturday, sealing efforts to bury more than 50 years of animosity.

Obama, Castro stand together at historic summit

Panama - US President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro stood near each other at a historic Summit of the Americas on Friday, marking a major milestone in their efforts to end decades of animosity.

Obama meets Cuba dissidents on eve of Castro talks

Panama - On the eve of an historic meeting with Raul Castro, US President Barack Obama pointedly met two of the Cuban leader's fiercest critics and launched a staunch defense of opposition activists Friday.

Obama, Castro head toward historic encounter

Panama - US President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro will break bread with other leaders from around the Americas at a historic summit Friday, a potent symbol of their efforts to end decades of animosity.

Obama, Castro head toward historic encounter

Panama - US President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro will break bread with other leaders from around the Americas at a historic summit Friday, a potent symbol of their efforts to end decades of animosity.

Obama advised to take Cuba off terror list

Panama - President Barack Obama moved closer to removing a major hurdle in the US-Cuba diplomatic thaw, as a lawmaker indicated he could take Havana off a list of state sponsors of terrorism.

Obama advised to take Cuba off terror list

Panama - President Barack Obama moved closer to removing a major hurdle in the US-Cuba diplomatic thaw, as a lawmaker indicated he could take Havana off a list of state sponsors of terrorism.
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