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Kenya demands total ivory ban to stop elephant slaughter

Nanyuki - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday demanded a total ban on trade in ivory to end trafficking and prevent the extinction of elephants in the wild."To lose our elephants would be to lose a key part of the heritage that we hold in trust.

No country has an interest in 'conflict' with Iran: Obama

Riyadh - US President Barack Obama said Thursday that neither the United States nor Arab Gulf nations had an interest in conflict with Iran.

US and Gulf states united in goal to 'destroy' IS: Obama

Riyadh - US President Barack Obama said Thursday that Washington and the Arab monarchies of the Gulf were united in their commitment to defeating the Islamic State jihadist group.

Turkey seeks to heal Muslim wounds at Istanbul summit

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan this week welcomes dozens of leaders to Istanbul for a summit aimed at overcoming splits in the Islamic world despite doubts over Ankara's ability to narrow divisions between Muslims.

Italy FM in Libya to boost 'game changer' unity government

Tripoli - Italy's foreign minister hailed Libya's new unity government Tuesday as a "game changer" as he held talks in Tripoli during the first visit by a top Western official since 2014.

Muslim body to focus on Palestinians, terror at Turkey summit

Istanbul - The world's Islamic countries began their annual meeting Sunday in Istanbul, where they are set to focus on the Palestinian cause, conflicts in member states and combating terrorism.

EU delays summit to avoid Brexit vote clash

Brussels - European Union leaders have delayed their June summit by several days, avoiding a clash with Britain's referendum on EU membership, an official said Friday.

Kerry to visit Hiroshima nuclear memorial

Toukyo - US Secretary of State John Kerry and fellow envoys from the G7, including nuclear powers Britain and France, will visit Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park this month, Japan announced.

Obama, Xi agree to fully implement North Korea sanctions

Washington - US President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have agreed to fully implement sanctions against North Korea, in a meeting that was promptly followed by a provocative Pyongyang missile launch.

Obama warns IS 'madmen' would gladly use nukes

Washington - Extremist "madmen" from the Islamic State group would not hesitate to launch a catastrophic nuclear attack, US President Barack Obama warned global leaders meeting in Washington Friday.

S. Korea says North fired missile, as U.S. hosts nuclear talks

Washington - North Korea fired another short-range missile off its east coast on Friday, South Korean officials said, as global leaders met in Washington to discuss the threat of Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme.

World leaders meet to reduce nuclear material stockpiles

Washington - The United States turned up the heat on North Korea's nuclear program Thursday as world leaders gathered in Washington to reduce radioactive stockpiles and protect remaining inventories from terrorists.

North Korea in focus as Washington nuclear summit kicks off

Washington - North Korea's nuclear defiance will feature prominently during the first day of a major security summit hosted by President Barack Obama in Washington Thursday.

Islamic State threat raises stakes for U.S. nuclear summit

Washington - The specter of the Islamic State group obtaining a "dirty bomb" will loom over a top-level nuclear security summit hosted by President Barack Obama in Washington on Thursday and Friday.

Washington nuclear summit: What's at stake

Washington - President Barack Obama hosts an international summit in Washington Thursday and Friday aimed at ensuring that nuclear material in the world's roughly 1,000 atomic facilities is secured.

EU, Turkey leaders seek to realise 'game-changing' migrant plan

Istanbul - EU and Turkish leaders on Tuesday sought to turn into a lasting accord a plan on easing Europe's migrant crisis hailed as a game-changer by Ankara and Brussels but swiftly criticised by the UN's refugee chief.

EU pushes back Turkey migrant deal until summit next week

Brussels - European Union leaders on Monday delayed until next week a decision on a deal with Turkey to cope with the migrant crisis, after Ankara suddenly ratcheted up its demands in return for its cooperation at a summit in Brussels.

Turkey demands threaten EU migrant deal

Brussels - Turkey unexpectedly ratcheted up its demands for helping the EU with the migrant crisis at a high-stakes summit on Monday, leaving European leaders unsure if they were willing to pay the price for a deal.Ankara sought an extra three billion euros ($3.

Turkey seeks extra three billion euros in EU migrant deal: Schulz

Brussels - Turkey is seeking an extra three billion euros in aid under a deal with the EU to curb the flow of migrants to the continent, European Parliament head Martin Schulz said Monday.

EU leaders row over Balkans migrant route 'closure'

Brussels - Divided EU leaders argued Monday about a plan to declare the Balkans migrant route closed as they held a summit with Turkey's prime minister to urge Ankara to accept large-scale deportations of economic migrants.

EU to push Turkey to take back migrants on 'large-scale'

Brussels - European leaders will push Turkey at a summit on Monday to agree to "large-scale" deportations of economic migrants from Greece which is bracing for a fresh surge of migrant and refugee arrivals by the end of March.

Hollande says Britain deal 'possible' but can't hold EU back

Brussels - French President Francois Hollande said Thursday an EU deal with Britain was "possible" but ruled out any terms that would hold the bloc back, amid concerns over demands for safeguards for non-euro countries.

South China Sea islands: Facts on a decades-long dispute

Bejing - A decades-long, multi-pronged dispute over territory in the South China Sea escalated this week with the claim that Beijing has put missile batteries on a contested island in the region.Commentators say the 3 million square kilometres (1.

Beijing deploys missiles on disputed island: Taiwan

Bejing - China has deployed surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island in the South China Sea, Taiwan said Wednesday, as Beijing insisted it had a right to build "self-defence" systems in the strategic region.

Obama calls for 'tangible steps' to lower South China Sea tensions

Rancho Mirage - President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for "tangible steps" to reduce tensions in the South China Sea, after a two day summit with Southeast Asian leaders concerned at Beijing's military build-up.

China the focus as Obama hosts Southeast Asian leaders

Rancho Mirage - President Barack Obama welcomed Southeast Asian leaders for a California desert retreat, with talks focused on how to counterbalance China's increasing muscle in the region.

Obama hosts South East Asian leaders at desert retreat

Rancho Mirage - President Barack Obama looks to put domestic issues aside and cap his long courtship with fast-rising South East Asian nations Monday, hosting leaders at a California desert retreat.

African Union buckles as Burundi force blocked by government refusal

Addis Ababa - African leaders failed on Sunday to authorise a proposed peacekeeping force to stem violence in Burundi in the face of vehement opposition from the government in Bujumbura.

UN backs Burundi force as Africa leaders debate troops

Addis Ababa - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned African leaders Saturday of the need for action in troubled Burundi at a summit aiming to end armed crises across the continent.

Freedom and openness will beat terrorism: Trudeau

Davos - Governments must defend the values of free and open societies against jihadist attacks and not yield to fear, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday.
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Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit.
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Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core a...
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit.
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Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit.
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Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit.
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Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper talking during the G20 Summit in Toronto
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Flags of the 5 BRICS countries.
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The BRICS countries summit, April 2011.
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King Street West in Toronto the Friday night before the G20 Summit was almost empty.