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Egypt says Sisi met Israel PM at UN for first public talks

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York to discuss the Middle East peace process in their first public talks, his office said on Tuesday. Sisi emphasised the importance of "resuming negotiations between the Israeli and Palestinian sides to reach a comprehensive solution," the statement said. Show More Summary

Budapest ire as EU inspectors call at PM's village

With an extravagant football stadium and an EU-funded narrow-gauge train famed for its lack of passengers, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's home village of Felcsut makes for an offbeat tourist destination. But less welcome visitors...Show More Summary

China, Russia urge end to North Korea vicious cycle

The Chinese and Russian foreign ministers called for a peaceful end to the "vicious cycle" on the Korean peninsula as they met in New York for the UN General Assembly, Beijing said Tuesday. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Russian...Show More Summary

Greeks brace for more Merkel, and potential sway of liberal allies

Germany's bone-hard stance on Europe's response to dealing with Greece's debt mountain has hardly endeared it to a nation labouring under the effects of austerity that multiple bailouts have engendered. Yet, while Germany's role in trying...Show More Summary

N.Korea crisis boosts Japan's hawkish PM: analysts

The North Korea crisis has been like "divine aid" for hawkish Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, experts say, burnishing his nationalist credentials and possibly tempting him into a snap election. Abe is aiming to capitalise on a public...Show More Summary

Yes or no? Independence referendum splits Iraqi Kurds

Iraqi Kurds may have long dreamed of founding their own state, but the independence referendum set for September 25 has also exposed divisions between their autonomous region's main cities. In Arbil, capital of the Kurdish Regional Government, the streets are currently teeming with red, white and green Kurdish flags. Show More Summary

Merkel refugee rallying cry echoes ahead of German vote

Syrian student Moataz Ghannam believes many Germans misunderstood Chancellor Angela Merkel when she delivered her now-famous rallying cry at the height of the refugee influx, "We can do it". "I didn't see it as a statement of fact -- 'we can do it right now' -- but as a goal: we all need to work together, refugees and Germans," the 27-year-old said. Show More Summary

Hamza bin Laden: the heir to Al-Qaeda?

A photo montage published by Al-Qaeda to mark the 16th anniversary of 9/11 shows the face of Osama bin Laden in the flames of the Twin Towers. At his side is his son Hamza, the "crown prince of jihad". The young man, now 28, has appeared since childhood in the propaganda network founded by his father. Show More Summary

Iraq anti-graft task force fishes for 'sharks'

When the heat inside prison became unbearable for the corrupt former governor of Iraq's Salaheddin province he offered to stump up the money himself to air-condition the whole jail. The authorities readily accepted. After all, this was one way of recuperating some of the cash the former official had skimmed from state coffers. Show More Summary

The last days of a 'village' in China's Silicon Valley

Surrounded by the sleek hi-tech campuses and luxury condominiums of "Beijing's Silicon Valley", migrants from the countryside recreate village life, cooking in outdoor communal areas, playing cards and showering in the street. But their community's days are numbered. Show More Summary

Mexico mothers dig through nation's dirt for missing children

Martha Gonzalez used to have the soft hands of a homemaker. But they have grown callused and leathery since she started digging up bodies in search of her son, Alberto, one of Mexico's tens of thousands of missing people. Gonzalez lives...Show More Summary

US investigators wiretapped Trump campaign chief Manafort: CNN

US investigators wiretapped Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, under secret court order before and after the 2016 US presidential elections, CNN reported Monday. The wiretapping continued until at least early this year, a period when Manafort was known to talk to Trump, the report said. Show More Summary

Dominica braces for Hurricane Maria

Dominica braced for Hurricane Maria on Monday as the "potentially catastrophic" Category Five storm bore down on the island nation, packing winds of 160 miles (257 kilometers) per hour. Residents flocked to supermarkets to stock up on essentials as island officials warned people living in low-lying areas or along rivers to move to high ground. Show More Summary

Trump warns Venezuela is 'collapsing'

President Donald Trump warned Monday that Venezuela is "collapsing," suggesting the United States may take additional steps to restore democracy. Trump told Latin American allies gathered on the fringes of the United Nations GeneralShow More Summary

US halts arms sales to Erdogan bodyguards: Congress

The US government has frozen arms sales to the bodyguards of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after his aides attacked demonstrators in Washington last May, two senators said Monday. Senators Patrick Leahy and Chris Van HollenShow More Summary

Blackout hits flights in Panama, a major Latin America hub

A blackout at Panama's main international airport -- a major hub for Latin America -- caused more than 200 flights to be canceled and many others delayed on Monday, airport officials said. A malfunction in a circuit panel distributing...Show More Summary

EU antitrust chief defends probe of Google, US tech giants

Europe's top antitrust regulator Magrethe Vestager on Monday defended her agency's investigations of Google and other US tech giants, arguing that dominant companies have a "special responsibility" to avoid abusing their market power. Show More Summary

US has 'many' military options in Korea crisis: Mattis

The United States has "many" military options against North Korea, including some that don't put Seoul at risk, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday. His comments come after President Donald Trump's administration ramped up pressure...Show More Summary

Brazil's economy needs your prayers: minister

Brazil's economy has taken such a battering that veteran Economy Minister Henrique Meirelles wants serious help: your prayers. Meirelles made his appeal for divine intervention in a video circulated widely in the Brazilian media and social media sites Monday. Show More Summary

Western powers warn Suu Kyi on Rohingya before speech

Britain led world powers Monday in warning Myanmar of potential action if leader Aung San Suu Kyi does not move to end a campaign against the Rohingya minority. Hours before Suu Kyi delivers a national address Tuesday, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called a meeting on the crisis on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. Show More Summary

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