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Biden meets with SKorea leader, pledges Asia focus

Biden meets with SKorea leader, pledges Asia focus Fri, 06 Dec, 2013

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met with South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on the lastest stop of an Asian tour dominated by tensions over China's new Air Defense Identification Zone, or ADIZ.
Dozens killed in Yemen suicide car bomb, assault

Dozens killed in Yemen suicide car bomb, assault Fri, 06 Dec, 2013

A suicide bomber and gunmen attacked the heavily guarded defense ministry compound in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, killing 52 people.
World leaders react to the passing of Mandela

World leaders react to the passing of Mandela Fri, 06 Dec, 2013

Minutes after news of the passing away of former South African president Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, tributes and speeches started streaming in.
Nelson Mandela dies at age 95

Nelson Mandela dies at age 95 Fri, 06 Dec, 2013

Former South African President Nelson Mandela died peacefully at his Johannesburg home on Thursday after a prolonged lung infection. He was 95.
Cuba closes privately owned movie theaters, video arcades

Cuba closes privately owned movie theaters, video arcades Sun, 03 Nov, 2013

Cuba closed dozens of home-based movie theaters on Saturday and reaffirmed its plans to end the private sale of imported goods as communist authorities pressed for "order, discipline and obedience" in the growing small business sector.
Lebanese and Turkish hostages freed after rare Syrian co-operation

Lebanese and Turkish hostages freed after rare Syrian co-operation Sun, 20 Oct, 2013

Two kidnapped Turkish pilots arrived in Istanbul after leaving Lebanon on Saturday and nine Lebanese hostages freed from Syria landed in Beirut, completing a hostage exchange after months of uncertainty.
Ex Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi gets political ban

Ex Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi gets political ban Sun, 20 Oct, 2013

An Italian court has ruled that former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, convicted of tax fraud, should be barred from holding public office for two years.
Maldives police stop presidential election

Maldives police stop presidential election Sat, 19 Oct, 2013

Police in the Maldives have forced the postponement of the re-run of the presidential poll, declaring the vote illegal and blocking ballot papers from leaving the offices of the Elections Commission.
Al-Shabaab suicide bomber attacks restaurant in Somalia

Al-Shabaab suicide bomber attacks restaurant in Somalia Sat, 19 Oct, 2013

The Shabab militant group in Somalia claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on Saturday that killed at least 13 people at a restaurant popular with Ethiopian and Somali troops in the town of Baladweyne in central Somalia.
New report says Syrian rebels committed war crimes

New report says Syrian rebels committed war crimes Fri, 11 Oct, 2013

Syrian rebels led by al Qaida’s regional affiliates killed and kidnapped hundreds of civilians during an offensive in coastal Syria in early August, one of the worst atrocities ever blamed on forces fighting to topple President Bashar Assad, according to a report to be released Friday by an international human rights group.
Canadian author Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize for Literature 2013

Canadian author Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize for Literature 2013 Thu, 10 Oct, 2013

Alice Munro won Nobel Prize 2013 in literature and became the first Canadian woman to take the Nobel Prize since its launch in 1901.
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan freed after kidnap

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan freed after kidnap Thu, 10 Oct, 2013

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been released hours after being seized by militiamen, the government says.
Obama nominates Janet Yellen as Fed chief

Obama nominates Janet Yellen as Fed chief Wed, 09 Oct, 2013

US President Barack Obama has officially nominated Federal Reserve vice-chair Janet Yellen to be the next head of the US central bank.
China seeks to soothe sea rifts at Asia summit

China seeks to soothe sea rifts at Asia summit Wed, 09 Oct, 2013

Asian leaders met against a backdrop of divisive territorial disputes and flagging free trade efforts Wednesday, with China flexing more diplomatic muscle in the absence of US President Barack Obama.
Lebanon slams Syria for cross-border raid

Lebanon slams Syria for cross-border raid Tue, 08 Oct, 2013

Lebanon's President Michel Sleiman on Tuesday criticised Syria for a cross-border raid that he said targeted an ambulance in the east of the country, causing no injuries.

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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

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Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, pr ...

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The European Commission's Strategy for the Western Balkans

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