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Kerry meets Russia's Lavrov, says Syria diplomacy still alive

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged continued efforts to secure peace in Syria on Friday, on a trip to Rome where he met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Pope Francis. Seated at a table with Lavrov on the sidelines of a forum attended

Image : The Latest: Lawyers say deal will let Trump focus on nation

The Latest: Lawyers say deal will let Trump focus on nation

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on litigation over Trump University (all times local):

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Logistics firms told to cut costs

person Orange Themes access_time Mar 27,2017

Vietnamnet - VietNamNet Bridge – Cutting transportation costs will be vital to enhancing the competitiveness of the logistics industry,

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Obama will not attend Castro funeral: White House

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Obama will not attend Castro funeral: White House

Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama will not attend Fidel Castro's funeral, the White House said Monday, demurring on the question of who would lead the US delegation.

"The president will not be traveling to attend the funeral of Fidel Castro," said White House spokesman Josh Earnest.

Obama has sought to thaw tensions with Cuba, but stopped short of meeting Castro during a landmark trip to Havana earlier this year.

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Global markets wrap up: Asian shares, dollar start week off on strong footing

Asian shares rose on Monday after a solid session on Wall Street, while the dollar held near recent highs against major rivals as investors bet that the U.S. Federal Reserve was on track to raise rates sooner rather than later. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.2 percent, after Wall Street rallied on Friday, shrugging off growing expectations of tighter monetary policy. Japan's Nikkei stock index slipped 0.5 percent. Data released before the open showed… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

NZ chases world record streak vs. Australia

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand will start an overwhelming favorite to beat Australia in Saturday's third Bledisloe Cup test and establish a world record for a tier-one rugby nation of 18 straight test wins.Betting agencies in New Zealand and Australia have the All Blacks at almost unbackable odds to continue that winning streak and another, longer one against the Wallabies.New Zealand has not lost to Australia at Eden Park, Saturday's match venue, since 1986 and at any New Zealand… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

The City will bounce back despite Brexit: Lord Mayor

London (AFP) - The Brexit vote has shaken the City of London but will not destroy it despite creating uncertainty, the newly-installed Lord Mayor of the financial hub told AFP.Speaking at his offices opposite the Bank of England, Andrew Parmley spoke of his concerns about attracting high-skilled workers and how City firms will be able to do business in the European Union after Britain leaves."Storms come around but we weather them every time," 60-year-old Parmley, the City's 689th Lord Mayor in… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Five facts about Antarctic sanctuaries

Sydney (AFP) - Agreement was reached Friday to create a vast US and New Zealand-backed Antarctic marine sanctuary in the Ross Sea -- the world's largest -- at a meeting of the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in Hobart.But there was not enough time to thrash out consensus on a second massive proposal to protect East Antarctica, spearheaded by Australia and France.Here are some facts on the plans:What's all the fuss about?Conservationists have been pushing for years to… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Tibetan PM-in-exile hopes for friendly US ties under Trump

TOKYO (AP) — The prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile says he has high expectations for President Donald Trump to maintain friendly relations with Tibet, as Trump's predecessors have.Lobsang Sangay, in Tokyo for meetings with Japanese officials, also urged Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to share his insights about how to establish good relations with Trump. Abe was due back from the U.S. on Monday evening after holding talks and playing golf with Trump over the weekend.Lobsang… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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