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Germany seeks to maintain unity if U.S. decertifies Iran nuclear deal

Germany seeks to maintain unity if U.S. decertifies Iran nuclear deal

Published 13/10/2017

The German government on Friday vowed to work for continued global unity if U.S. President Donald Trump announces that he will not certify Iran's compliance with a 2015 nuclear accord negotiated by world powers, as expected. [more…]

U.N. cultural agency to pick new chief after U.S. walkout

U.N. cultural agency to pick new chief after U.S. walkout

Published 13/10/2017

The United Nations' cultural agency will elect a new chief on Friday, seeking someone who can revive UNESCO's fortunes after the United States and Israel pulled out. [more…]

Turkish forces set up positions in Syria`s Idlib

Turkish forces set up positions in Syria`s Idlib

Published 13/10/2017

Turkey's military has begun setting up observation posts in northwest Syria's Idlib province, its General Staff said on Friday, part of a deployment that appears partly aimed at containing a Kurdish militia. [more…]

Hong Kong leader can`t rule out barring even former governor Patten as China flexes muscles

Hong Kong leader can`t rule out barring even former governor Patten as China flexes muscles

Published 13/10/2017

Hong Kong's leader denied on Friday that China had taken over immigration controls in the city after a British activist was refused entry, but she couldn't rule out barring even the last colonial governor and frequent China critic, Chris Patten. [more…]

U.S. House approves disaster funds as Trump criticizes Puerto Rico

U.S. House approves disaster funds as Trump criticizes Puerto Rico

Published 13/10/2017

A new package of U.S. disaster assistance sailed through the House of Representatives on Thursday, despite President Donald Trump expressing impatience with having to devote federal resources for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico's recovery. [more…]

Chemical weapons watchdog to get new leader as it investigates Syria

Chemical weapons watchdog to get new leader as it investigates Syria

Published 11/10/2017

A Spanish diplomat has been proposed to head the world's chemical weapons watchdog at a critical time for the organization's disarmament work in Syria, diplomats said on Wednesday. [more…]

Catalonia baulks at formal independence declaration to allow talks

Catalonia baulks at formal independence declaration to allow talks

Published 11/10/2017

Catalonia's leader balked at making a formal declaration of independence from Spain on Tuesday, calling for talks with Madrid over the region's future in a gesture that eased fears of immediate unrest in the heart of the euro zone. [more…]

Spain`s creditors size up cost of Catalan independence bid

Spain`s creditors size up cost of Catalan independence bid

Published 10/10/2017

Investors who lend billions of euros to Spain every year are struggling to sketch out the repercussions for the country's finances of a possible independence proclamation by the wealthy region of Catalonia. [more…]

Taiwan president pledges to defend freedoms despite China pressure

Taiwan president pledges to defend freedoms despite China pressure

Published 10/10/2017

President Tsai Ing-wen vowed on Tuesday to defend Taiwan's freedom and democracy amid growing pressure from giant neighbor China, using a National Day speech to warn that the self-ruled island would not bow to pressure. [more…]

Catalan govt to blame for companies` exodus from region: Spanish finance minister

Catalan govt to blame for companies` exodus from region: Spanish finance minister

Published 09/10/2017

Jan Bartunek [more…]