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China's Xi preaches diversification in gambling hub Macau

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday urged the world's biggest gambling hub, Macau, to accelerate diversification away from its...

Obama: Cuba will change, but not overnight

US President Barack Obama said Friday that Cuba would change as a result of the communist‑ruled island's rapprochement w

UN funding shortage 'leaves C. Africa children in need'

The UN children's agency warned on Friday of a "critical funding shortfall" for its programmes in Central African Republ

Obama says Sony wrong to cancel The Interview

US President Barack Obama warned Friday that Washington "will respond" to North Korea's cyber attack on Sony Pictures ov

British Army may let women fight from 2016

Women have moved a step closer to front line fighting in the British army from 2016, following a review of the current ban published Friday.

US officials see progress in China trade talks

The United States and China wrapped up high‑level trade talks in Chicago, with US officials hailing progress in a range of areas including medicines,...

In dealings with the West, Erdogan holds all the cards

President Tayyip Erdogan's tightening grip on power is likely to meet little more than symbolic resistance from the West next year, as Turkey's...

Sri Lanka opposition to address war crimes concerns

Sri Lanka's main opposition Friday promised to address international concerns over war crimes and normalise relations with regional superpower India...

Japan, US extend deadline for new Asian security guidelines

Japan and the United States on Friday extended by six months a deadline to revise guidelines for their security cooperation in order to give Tokyo a more...

Israel raps Palestinian UN draft as 'gimmick'

Israel's foreign minister on Thursday described as a gimmick a Palestinian‑proposed U. N. Security Council draft resolution that calls for a...