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Migration to dominate southern EU meet in Rome

Rome, Italy | AFP | The heads of seven southern European states gather in Rome on Wednesday to tackle one of the stubbornest thorns in the EU’s side: flows of migrants from war-torn and impoverished countries. The leaders of Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain will meet in the …

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Investors turn back on fossil fuels at Paris climate summit

Paris, France | AFP | Major investors vowed Tuesday to move away from Earth-warming fossil fuels as world leaders met in Paris seeking to unlock new cash to save humanity from climate “doom”. Two years to the day since 195 nations sealed the Paris Agreement to avert worst-case-scenario climate change, …

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AU, EU summit winds up after anti-slavery initiative

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP | A summit gathering European and African leaders from more than 80 countries drew to a close Thursday with plans for the immediate evacuation of some 3,800 African migrants stranded in Libya. Wrapping up the summit in the Ivorian capital, a top African Union official said …

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Slavery scandal overshadows EU-Africa summit

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP | Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara demanded action Wednesday to combat migrant slave trading in Libya, as the issue dominated a Europe-Africa summit meant to focus on long-term growth and stability. Summit host Ouattara lashed slavery as a “wretched drama which recalls the worst hours …

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EU-Africa summit seeks jobs, stability for exploding population

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP | More than 80 African and European leaders will gather in the Ivory Coast on Wednesday to promote jobs and stability for Africa’s exploding population, with some calling for a new “Marshall Plan.” The two-day summit in Abidjan opens as the European Union increasingly sees its …

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Trump and Xi lay out competing trade visions at APEC

Danang, Vietnam | AFP |  The leaders of the US and China laid out sharply divergent visions for the future of global trade on Friday, with Donald Trump doubling down on his “America First” rhetoric, leaving counterpart Xi Jinping to defend the “irreversible” tide of globalisation. Xi, who has emerged …

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EU summit to throw Britain a Brexit bone

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | EU leaders are set to extend an olive branch to British Prime Minister Theresa May at a summit in Brussels this week in a bid to break a deadlock in Brexit negotiations. The Europeans will announce that there has not been enough progress on divorce …

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Prince Harry among headliners at Obama Foundation summit

Chicago, United States | AFP | Former US president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle are planning a star-studded gathering at the end of October, in their ongoing post-White House effort to support future leaders. Prince Harry, Gloria Estefan, and Chance the Rapper are among the names attending the two-day Chicago …

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EU leaders look to digital future

Tallinn, Estonia | AFP | EU leaders will look to the bloc’s digital future at a summit in Tallinn on Friday, a day after debating wider plans unveiled by French President Emmanuel Macron to strengthen the union. Macron is expected to seek to persuade sceptical counterparts to overhaul tax rules so …

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