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At G20 Meeting, Turkey Pushes Plan for “Safe Zone” in Syria

By Humeyra Pamuk and Seda Sezer ISTANBUL, Sept 5  – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday he had urged world powers at a G20 meeting to set up a “safe zone” in Syria where there would be no fighting and which could help stem migrant flows from the Arab nation. Speaking in China, Erdogan

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China Blames United States, Journalists for Obama Airport Fiasco

BEIJING, Sept 5 – China on Monday leveled responsibility at the United States and journalists for a fracas at a Chinese airport, in which officials of both countries exchanged heated remarks as President Barack Obama disembarked from his aircraft. The comments by a foreign ministry spokeswoman were in response to questions whether China, which is

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Russia Meeting on Syria Ends Without a Deal

HANGZHOU, China, Sept 5  – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov were unable to strike a deal for a ceasefire in Syria and differences remain, a senior State Department official said after their meeting in China on Monday. Kerry and Lavrov met on the sidelines of the G20 summit

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Russia Labor over Syria Truce Deal but Battles Rage On

By Roberta Rampton and John Davison HANGZHOU, China/BEIRUT, Sept 4 – The United States and Russia on Sunday tried to finalize a ceasefire deal for Syria, a second this year after a first collapsed, but U.S. President Barack Obama said “grave differences” remained and fighting on the ground continued. A truce brokered by the Cold

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China’s Xi at G20 says World Economy at Risk, Warns Against Protectionism

By Kevin Yao and Kiyoshi Takenaka HANGZHOU, China, Sept 4  – The global economy is being threatened by rising protectionism and risks from highly leveraged financial markets, Chinese President Xi Jinping said at the open of a two-day summit of leaders from G20 nations. His warning on Sunday followed bilateral talks with Barack Obama that

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Germany’s Merkel Upbeat on Improving Ties with Erdogan After Meeting

HANGZHOU, China, Sept 4  – German Chancellor Angela Merkel struck an upbeat tone after meeting Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the G20 summit, and said she expected progress on two thorny issues that have marred German and European ties with Ankara. Both Germany and the EU, which depend on Ankara to keep

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China says Should Constructively Handle Disputes with India

BEIJING, Sept 4- Chinese President Xi Jinping told Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday that the two countries should respect each other’s concerns and constructively handle their differences. The two nuclear-armed neighbours have been moving to gradually ease long-existing tensions between them. Leaders of Asia’s two giants pledged last year to cool a festering

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Syria Ceasefire Deal With Russia Close, but Obama Says ‘Not There Yet’

By Roberta Rampton HANGZHOU, China, Sept 4 – President Barack Obama said the United States and Russia were working on Sunday to try to finalise a ceasefire in Syria that would allow more deliveries of humanitarian aid in the war-torn country. “We’re not there yet,” Obama told reporters after a meeting with UK Prime Minister

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UK’s Hammond: Brexit Path Might Be Clearer Later This Year

CHENGDU, China, July 24 – Britain’s new finance minister Philip Hammond sought to address concerns among global finance chiefs about the uncertain path ahead for the country’s exit from the European Union, saying there could be more clarity later this year. But Hammond also warned that volatility in financial markets was possible throughout the two-year

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G20 Summit In Turkey Focuses On Syria, Daesh Militancy

BELEK, Turkey, Nov 15  – U.S. President Barack Obama vowed on Sunday to step up efforts to eliminate Daesh and prevent more attacks like those in Paris, while urging Russia’s Vladimir Putin to focus on combating the jihadist group in Syria. British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will also urge President Vladimir Putin on

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