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Indonesia police question Trump partner over alleged threats

Indonesia police question Trump partner over alleged threats

Police are questioning the Indonesian business partner of President Donald Trump over allegations he sent threatening text messages to a deputy attorney general. A smiling Hary Tanoesoedibjo arrived at the national police’s Criminal Investigation Agency in central Jakarta on Friday morning after failing to comply with a summons for questioning last week. The 51-year-old billionaire, better known as Tanoe, is […]

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FIFA’s Sudan ban disrupts African club tournaments

FIFA’s Sudan ban disrupts African club tournaments

A FIFA ban on the Sudan Football Association (SFA) will wreak havoc on this weekend’s final round of group matches in Africa’s two club competitions with three key games now cancelled and clubs from the country kicked out. The indefinite ban on the SFA comes over alleged government interference in its affairs and after the forcible eviction of the FIFA-recognised […]

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G20 will urge Trump to rejoin Paris climate agreement – Theresa May

G20 will urge Trump to rejoin Paris climate agreement – Theresa May

It is possible for the United States to rejoin the Paris agreement on climate change and G20 leaders meeting in Hamburg will urge President Donald Trump to find a way to do so, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday. May, who has previously said Britain was disappointed by Trump’s decision last month to withdraw the United States from […]

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Yet another awkward handshake: Trump with Poland’s 1st lady

Yet another awkward handshake: Trump with Poland’s 1st lady

In yet another awkward moment, U.S. President Donald Trump thought the hand extended by Poland’s first lady was for him — and not for his wife, Melania. The U.S. and Poland’s presidential couples were shaking hands Thursday before Trump’s speech in front of a crowd in Warsaw, the Polish capital. Poland’s first lady, Agata Kornhauser-Duda, shook hands with Trump and […]

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Police evict thousands of migrants from north Paris sidewalks

Police evict thousands of migrants from north Paris sidewalks

French police evicted thousands of migrants living on sidewalks in an area of northern Paris as dawn broke on Friday – many of them people who fled war or strife in countries as far away as Sudan, Eritrea and Afghanistan. Dozens of police and white police vans moved in at around 5 a.m. (0300 GMT) to clear the area where […]

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All eyes on Trump-Putin dynamics as they meet for first time at G20

All eyes on Trump-Putin dynamics as they meet for first time at G20

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are set to size each other up in person for the first time on Friday in what promises to be the most highly anticipated meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit. Trump has said he wants to find ways to work with Putin, a goal made more difficult by sharp […]

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France, Russia discuss Syria, sidestep differences on chemical weapons

France, Russia discuss Syria, sidestep differences on chemical weapons

France and Russia agreed on Thursday that fighting terrorism in Syria was their common objective, but pointedly avoided airing their differences over the sensitive issue of chemical weapons. France appears to be broadly aligning its foreign policy with the U.S. priorities of tackling terrorism while seeking better ties with Russia and avoiding a head-on clash with Moscow over Syria. French […]

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Four Arab states leading Qatar boycott say initial demands void, vow more measures

Four Arab states leading Qatar boycott say initial demands void, vow more measures

The four Arab states leading the boycott against Qatar said late on Thursday that Doha’s refusal of their demands to resolve a Gulf diplomatic crisis is proof of its links to terror groups and that they would enact new measures against it. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Bahrain released a joint statement carried by the countries’ state […]

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World leaders braced for tough talks with Trump on climate, trade

World leaders braced for tough talks with Trump on climate, trade

Leaders from the world’s top economies prepared for tough talks with U.S. President Donald Trump on climate change and trade on Friday as a Group of 20 summit got underway in Germany amid the threat of violent protests. The meeting in the port city of Hamburg comes at a time of major shifts in the global geo-political landscape, with Trump’s […]

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Climate change action needs to go beyond Paris accord, Macron says

Climate change action needs to go beyond Paris accord, Macron says

Climate change action need to go beyond the 2015 Paris agreement, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday, in comments reinforcing his earlier position on an international deal hit by U.S President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out. “The Paris agreement is… a step in the right direction but it is not enough and we need to continue to advance […]

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