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Pacific trade officials fail to agree on final TPP deal

Sunday, 2 August 2015 12:18 PM

Pacific trade ministers have failed to clinch a deal to free up trade between a dozen nations after a dispute flared between Japan and North America over cars, and other issues.

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Turkey's precarious peace with the Kurds

Thursday, 30 July 2015 12:31 PM

Kurds hope Turkey will not abandon the peace process

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Gaza’s wounded face a crippled healthcare system

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 12:31 PM

For many in Gaza, the effects of the 50-day war with Israel still linger in a damaged healthcare system.

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Can Turkey contain the threat from ISIL?

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 12:31 PM

NATO ambassadors have held a rare emergency meeting to review the threat ISIL poses to Turkey.

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Worry over Tunisia’s new anti-terror laws

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 12:28 PM

Critics are worried that the new legislation may endanger the North African nation’s hard-won freedoms.

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US president urges growth for Kenya-US relations

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 12:28 PM

US president Barack Obama spoke about fostering entrepreneurship and trade with the African state.

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Obama calls Kenya ‘a success story’

Monday, 27 July 2015 12:22 PM

US President Barack Obama has told Kenyans that there is “no limit to what you can achieve” but said they had to deepen democracy, tackle corruption and end exclusion based on gender or ethnicity.

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Yemen truce ‘urgent’ as doctors run out of medicines

Monday, 27 July 2015 12:22 PM

Yemen has been rocked by months of fighting between Houthi Shia rebels and Hadi loyalists.

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US Secretary of State defends Iran nuclear deal in Senate testimony

Sunday, 26 July 2015 12:32 PM

John Kerry has mounted a defence of the Iran nuclear deal, telling members of Congress that rejection of the accord would give Tehran “a great big green light” to swiftly accelerate its nuclear programme.

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Turkey steps up its offensive against ISIL and PKK

Sunday, 26 July 2015 12:32 PM

The Turkish government has defended its decision to carry out air strikes on ISIL targets in Syria and Kurdish targets in northern Iraq.

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Indian buyers holding back even as price of gold drops

Thursday, 23 July 2015 12:15 PM

Indians, who are traditionally the biggest market for individual buyers of gold, are buying less.

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Is the Middle East on the verge of an arms race?

Thursday, 23 July 2015 12:14 PM

One consequence of the Iran nuclear deal could be a weapons build-up in the region.

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The impact of nuclear deal on Iran

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:30 PM

An analysis of what opportunities lie ahead for Iran after striking a nuclear deal with world leaders.

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OPEC decides to keep oil output high

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:30 PM

OPEC foreign ministers meeting in Vienna have decided to keep oil production at 30 million barrels a day, despite falling oil prices.

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Reopening banks offers no relief for Greek businesses

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 12:44 PM

The country’s struggling small businesses, a shrinking client base and new austerity measures make for a hard future ahead.


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