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China says Trump, Xi reach trade truce

China says Trump, Xi reach trade truce Sat, 29 Jun, 2019

President Donald Trump declared relations with China were "right back on track" after he and President Xi Jinping sought Saturday to de-escalate a prolonged trade war between the economic powerhouses despite doubts about either's willingness to compromise on a long term solution.
G20 summit lays bare growing climate change division

G20 summit lays bare growing climate change division Sat, 29 Jun, 2019

Four years after the landmark Paris deal, international consensus on strong action to tackle climate change risks crumbling, with the issue among the biggest sticking points at this week's G20 summit.
Europe set to sizzle again as deadly heatwave continues

Europe set to sizzle again as deadly heatwave continues Sat, 29 Jun, 2019

Europe was bracing itself for a sweltering   as a deadly heatwave across the continent has sparked record-breaking temperatures, large blazes and pollution peaks.
Thousands march in Ukraine capital's Gay Pride

Thousands march in Ukraine capital's Gay Pride Sun, 23 Jun, 2019

More than 8,000 people turned out  for Kiev's annual Gay Pride parade amid tight security as far-right activists sought to disrupt the celebration, organisers said.
Army chief and regional leader killed in Ethiopia

Army chief and regional leader killed in Ethiopia Sun, 23 Jun, 2019

Ethiopia's army chief and a top local leader have been shot dead during an attempt to overthrow a regional government in northern Ethiopia, underscoring political instability in the country as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed tries to push through reforms.
Hundreds of Jordanian Islamists protest against Trump peace plan

Hundreds of Jordanian Islamists protest against Trump peace plan Fri, 21 Jun, 2019

Hundreds of Jordanian Islamists marched in the capital on Friday to denounce Washington's peace plan to end the Arab-Israeli conflict and demand their government boycott a conference in Bahrain next week that will examine the project.
Central African Republic is worst country for food insecurity: WFP

Central African Republic is worst country for food insecurity: WFP Fri, 21 Jun, 2019

 About 40 percent of the population of the perennially unstable Central African Republic faces acute food insecurity, the World Food Programme.
Putin bans Russian flights to crisis-hit Georgia

Putin bans Russian flights to crisis-hit Georgia Fri, 21 Jun, 2019

President Vladimir Putin signed a decree banning Russian airlines from flying to Georgia, starting in July, after violent clashes in the neighbouring country over a Moscow lawmaker speaking in parliament in Tbilisi.
Trump calls off Iranian strikes, citing likely deaths

Trump calls off Iranian strikes, citing likely deaths Fri, 21 Jun, 2019

President Donald Trump said Friday the U.S. was "cocked and loaded" to retaliate against Iran for downing an unmanned American surveillance drone but he canceled the strikes minutes before they were to be launched after being told 150 people could die.
Russian hermit seeks peace in remote Siberia

Russian hermit seeks peace in remote Siberia Fri, 21 Jun, 2019

Viktor, 62, turned his back on society 16 years ago and moved to the remote forest wilderness of Russian Siberia where he lives in seclusion in a wooden hut, studying the Bible and foraging for food.

Hamas rejects Bahrain conference that 'normalises' Israel ties Thu, 20 Jun, 2019

Hamas leader Ismail Haniya said  his Palestinian movement rejected next week's US-sponsored Middle East economic conference in Bahrain as it would amount to Arab "normalisation" of ties with Israel.

Putin says use of US force against Iran would be 'disaster' Thu, 20 Jun, 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin  said any use of force by the US against Iran would lead to disaster as tensions escalate between Washington and Tehran.
Regime attacks kill 25 in Syria's Idlib

Regime attacks kill 25 in Syria's Idlib Wed, 19 Jun, 2019

Regime attacks killed 16 civilians and nine combatants in Syria's jihadist-run northwest, a war monitor said, the latest violence to rattle a region housing three million people.
Database says 91,600 killed in Yemen fighting since 2015

Database says 91,600 killed in Yemen fighting since 2015 Wed, 19 Jun, 2019

Yemen's civil war has killed at least 91,600 people so far, a database tracking violence said Wednesday, presenting a new estimate after completing reporting for the first months of fighting in 2015.
Sudan protesters urge return to night-time rallies over 'massacre'

Sudan protesters urge return to night-time rallies over 'massacre' Mon, 17 Jun, 2019

The Sudanese movement whose protests triggered the ouster of autocrat Omar al-Bashir called  on its supporters to renew night-time rallies to condemn the "massacre" of demonstrators at a Khartoum sit-in.
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