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China's summit: Rival trade agreements underscore challenges in Pacific (part 2)

Could peace finally be breaking out between China and Japan? In Beijing on the sidelines of an APEC summit, the world has witnessed the first handshake between the leaders of the two countries since nationalist Shinzo Abe took the reins in Tokyo two years ago. It follows common efforts to diffuse the tension over disputed islands. Has the deadlock been broken? And if so, why? And just how much influence does US President Barack Obama hold in the region?

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2018-07-17 François PICARD

Collusion? Backlash after Trump praises Putin in Helsinki

Is it collusion? Donald Trump returns home to a political storm after his summit in Helsinki with Vladimir Putin. What to make of his praise for the Russian president and his...

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2018-07-12 François PICARD

More than a game: France face Croatia in World Cup final

Exactly 20 years ago today, host nation France won its only World Cup, prompting mass celebrations to the tune of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive". A nation embraced the...

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2018-07-11 François PICARD

With allies like these... Trump guns for Germany at NATO Summit

Will meeting Putin really be the easy part? That quip by Donald Trump raised the curtain on a European tour that began in Brussels with a NATO summit where the Atlantic...

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2018-07-10 François PICARD

France vs Belgium: Neighbours meet in open-ended World Cup semi-final

Les Bleus versus the Red Devils. The heavyweights square off in Saint Petersburg in the first World Cup semi-final. It’s a chance for us to talk sports as well as a bit of...

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2018-07-09 François PICARD

Cabinet crisis: Johnson, Davis resign over PM's Brexit plan

David Davis out. Boris Johnson out. Did Theresa May clear the air or is the UK prime minister circling the wagons? The resignation of her foreign and Brexit ministers follows...

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