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World 13 Jan 2017 | 2:14 AM

Germany's Merkel says EU must boost security cooperation, funding

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on European Union members on Thursday to increase their security and defence cooperation because there was no "guarantee of perpetuity" in relations with the United States.

World 12 Jan 2017 | 11:57 PM

EU eyes new Libya approach to block feared migrant wave

VALLETTA (Reuters) - The European Union plans new measures to deter migrants crossing the Mediterranean from Libya, officials said, as Malta urged the bloc to act on Thursday to head off a surge in arrivals from a country where Russia is taking a new interest.

World 11 Jan 2017 | 8:13 PM

Philippines FM hopeful ASEAN-China maritime code ready by mid-2017

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines, seeking to improve relations with China, hopes a framework for a code of conduct in the disputed South China Sea will be completed by the middle of this year, its foreign minister said on Wednesday.

World 11 Jan 2017 | 3:53 PM

Japan, South Korea 'comfort women' feud flares amid Pyongyang missile fears

TOKYO (Reuters) - A South Korean political vacuum and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's concerns about his conservative political base have rekindled a feud over wartime history, just as tension over North Korea makes cooperation between the U.S. allies as vital as ever.

Other Sport 11 Jan 2017 | 4:00 AM

Anti-doping group calls for blanket ban on Russia

(Reuters) - The association of National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) on Tuesday called for a blanket ban on Russia from all international sport until the country can demonstrate it has installed and embraced a credible anti-doping system.

World 10 Jan 2017 | 1:31 AM

West African leaders to visit Gambia president again amid crisis

ABUJA (Reuters) - The presidents of Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Liberia will visit Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Wednesday in a second attempt to press him to hand over power, Nigeria's foreign minister Geoffrey Onyeama said on Monday.

World 06 Jan 2017 | 2:03 AM

World heat shatters records in 2016 in new sign of global warming

OSLO (Reuters) - Last year was the hottest on record by a wide margin, with temperatures creeping close to a ceiling set by almost 200 nations for limiting global warming, the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service said on Thursday.

AseanPlus News 06 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Philippine terror group chief killed

MANILA: Philippine security forces have killed the leader of a terrorist group with ties to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria also known as Islamic State (IS).

World 05 Jan 2017 | 7:00 PM

Philippines says South China Sea ruling not on agenda at ASEAN summit

MANILA (Reuters) - An arbitration court ruling that rejected China's claims to the South China sea and strained Chinese relations with the Philippines will not be on the agenda of this year's Southeast Asian summit, a senior Philippine official said on Thursday.

World 04 Jan 2017 | 10:50 PM

'We need to talk', Bavarian CSU tells Merkel on migrants

SEEON, Germany (Reuters) - Insisting "this is serious", the leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian sister party stood by his demand for a refugee cap and said the conservative allies still have differences to resolve before campaigning for September's election.