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      UN risks Zika clash with Latin America leaders

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      Julian Assange says UN ruling on arbitrary detention a ‘vindication’

      Julian Assange on Friday claimed “victory” in his legal battle against UK and Swedish authorities after a UN panel said...

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      February 5, 2016

      Bulgaria is in danger of blowing its big moment

      The US is not the only country holding primaries for a position of world leadership. In Bulgaria, a fierce battle is...

    3. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      UK 'completely' rejects that Assange was arbitrarily detained

      The UK government has “completely” rejected a ruling from a United Nations working group that WikiLeaks founder Julian...

    4. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      UN: Julian Assange 'arbitrarily detained'

      The UN has ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s three and a half year stay at the Ecuadorean embassy in London...

    5. February 4, 2016

      World leaders pledge billions in aid for Syria

      World leaders gathered in London on Thursday pledged billions of dollars in aid for refugees fleeing Syria’s civil war,...

    6. February 3, 2016

      Syrian peace talks fall apart as Assad forces advance on Aleppo

      Fraught Syrian peace talks have fallen apart just days after opening, with the UN special envoy suspending negotiations...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      February 3, 2016

      UN soldiers greet the Pope

      Argentinian United Nations soldiers wave to Pope Francis as he arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter’s...

    8. February 3, 2016

      North Korea missile launch plan raises alarm

      Washington, Seoul and Tokyo have condemned Pyongyang’s decision to launch a long-range rocket this month, after North...

    9. February 2, 2016

      UN draws Syria rebels into peace talks

      The UN has announced the official start of peace talks between Syria’s warring parties despite the opposition’s...

    10. February 1, 2016

      Zika virus shows that fear is more contagious than any infection

      The rapid spread of the Zika virus powerfully demonstrates the threat posed by infectious disease crises. The Ebola...

    11. February 1, 2016

      Jordan seeks international aid in deal over Syrian refugees

      Jordan is prepared to allow tens of thousands of Syrians to work in the kingdom, the country’s prime minister said, if...

    12. January 30, 2016

      Main Syrian opposition team heads to Geneva as peace talks open

      AMMAN/GENEVA, Jan 30 — A delegation from Syria’s main opposition group has flown to Geneva to assess whether to join...

    13. January 29, 2016

      There is something rotten in the state of Denmark

      The Danish parliament this week approved by a substantial majority new legislation on asylum, including the “jewellery...

    14. January 29, 2016

      North Korea activity points to missile test

      North Korea appears to be preparing to launch a long-range rocket in defiance of international sanctions even as the UN...

    15. January 28, 2016

      Amnesty International accuses Burundi of mass graves cover-up

      Burundian security forces buried dozens of victims of their crackdown against opposition supporters in mass graves last...

    16. January 28, 2016

      Blow to peace talks as Syrian opposition refuses to attend

      Syria’s main opposition will not be at the opening of peace talks in Geneva on Friday, in a blow to a conference whose...

    17. January 28, 2016

      Clean energy growth too slow, warns UN

      The world is investing far less in low-carbon energy than it needs to achieve the international objectives for limiting...

    18. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      Deutsche warns on Brexit fallout on EU

      A gloomy European prognosis from Deutsche Bank – and a surprise warning about Brexit. At a media roundtable in London...

    19. January 25, 2016

      Cyprus: Crossing the divide

      On the Greek Cypriot side of the barbed-wire fences, walls and watchtowers that make Nicosia the world’s only divided...

    20. January 25, 2016

      Libya’s unity government rejected by Tobruq

      Libya’s internationally recognised parliament on Monday voted to reject a UN-brokered plan for a unity government that...

    21. January 23, 2016

      UN warns Burundi to rein in violent security forces

      The Burundian government must rein in its security forces perpetrating violence in the country and engage its opponents...

    22. January 22, 2016

      France plans to keep state of emergency until Isis is defeated

      French prime minister Manuel Valls has raised the prospect of an indefinite extension of the state of emergency that...

    23. January 22, 2016

      The blunt weapon of sanctions needs a little oil

      One of the comic sights in Tehran for years has been the way that small restaurants have reinvented the great brands of...

    24. January 22, 2016

      Vladimir Putin asked Bashar al-Assad to step down

      Just weeks before his death on January 3, Colonel-General Igor Sergun, director of Russia’s GRU military intelligence...

    25. January 21, 2016

      Nigeria strains to rebuild state attacked by Boko Haram

      Musa Inuwa Kubo has had time on his hands. As education commissioner for Borno state, the centre of Nigeria’s Boko...

    26. January 20, 2016

      Women and children refugee numbers crossing into Europe surge

      Women and children now account for more than half of all refugees arriving in Greece, marking a gender shift at a time...

    27. Fast FT

      January 19, 2016

      Colombians agree to bring UN in for peace deal

      A deal to end five decades of violent conflict between the Colombian government and the Farc Marxist rebel group took...

    28. January 19, 2016

      UK aware Libyan rebels included ‘extremist elements’

      The UK was aware there were probably “extremist elements” within the Libyan rebel forces it helped to fight Muammer...

    29. beyondbrics

      January 19, 2016

      The fight against money laundering – an African perspective

      Despite estimates from organizations such as the IMF and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), it is...

    30. January 18, 2016

      Syrian refugees stranded as Jordan blocks entry

      Thousands of Syrian refugees desperate to flee the civil war are stranded in a remote area of open, rocky desert on the...

    31. January 17, 2016

      Iran: Implementation Day explained

      The historic nuclear agreement with Iran was implemented at a ceremony in Vienna on Saturday. 1) What is...

    32. January 15, 2016

      Syria’s ‘surrender or starve’ sieges prolonged for profit

      After months on the brink of starvation in the besieged city of Deir Ezzor, well-off Syrians such as Fadi began selling...

    33. The World

      January 14, 2016

      Who will be the next UN Secretary-General?

      Over the next few weeks, the international media will fixate on the New Hampshire primary – a crucial step in the race...

    34. January 11, 2016

      Aid convoy enters besieged Syrian town of Madaya

      A humanitarian aid convoy on Monday entered the besieged Syrian town of Madaya, where dozens of people are believed to...

    35. January 11, 2016

      Libya reaches most critical juncture since Gaddafi’s fall

      Libya’s descent into violence and instability over the past 18 months has brought a collapse in the country’s oil...

    36. January 8, 2016

      Dozens die of hunger in besieged Syrian town

      Dozens of people have died of hunger in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya and more than 20,000 are at risk of...

    37. Brussels Blog

      January 8, 2016

      Talking Turkey

      This is our new daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it via email every morning, sign up here. Even at the time the EU...

    38. January 7, 2016

      Cologne sex assaults test the limits of German tolerance

      Germany’s warm welcome for refugees was displayed last summer by the enthusiastic reception the bedraggled newcomers...

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