The Chinese zodiac predicts justice, openness, tolerance and innovation for the year ahead. After a difficult political year, it could be just the tonic.
President of the AU Alpha Conde, European Council President Donald Tusk (L) and President of the EU Jean-Claude Juncker.
The transformation of the EU-Africa summit series into the EU-AU summit is more than just a change of name. It reflects the increasing recognition of the AU as an international actor.
Britain First leader Paul Golding and deputy leader Jayda Fransen.
The US president has lent legitimacy to a small group of right-wing extremists by sharing its content.
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After a tense election campaign, India will have a seat at this important table, while Britain is left out in the cold.
Johnson: unprepared, unprofessional, unsackable.
Theresa May's need to balance Brexiteers and Remainers in her cabinet means that the foreign secretary can get away with an alarming level of incompetence.
Now citizens have a louder voice than ever, the UK badly needs to decide on its role in the world.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping during the signing ceremony on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, May 14 2017.
Using the country's foreign policy to support national development will equip Indonesia to navigate geopolitical shifts.
Marine waters are an important source of food for Inuit.
The North Water Polynya, or Pikialasorsuag, is a key ocean area for Arctic animals and for Inuit hunting and fishing. Rocket launches threaten to contaminate the area with harmful chemicals.
Catalans protest the Spanish government crackdown after voting for independence.
Despite the passionate for which they are usually fought, independence movements are rarely successful and their outcomes less than hoped for.
Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe
has been granted immunity.
According to South Africa's department of international relations, Grace Mugabe didn't have immunity when she entered the country.
Time for a redesign?
Catalonia and Kurdistan are both holding referendums on independence this year. But is it that simple to break free?
Presidents of Kenya, Guinea, US and Nigeria’s Vice President at the G7 Summit.
Under the Trump administration Africa is only likely to matter in the fight against terrorism and in providing American companies with economic opportunities.
The much-anticipated meeting between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump finally took place at the G20 summit in Hamburg.
While the full details of the much-anticipated Trump-Putin meeting are not yet known, it appears Donald Trump gained little while conceding much.
Someone say something.
Trump and Putin are already bickering and with Erdoğan making a fuss too, the German Chancellor will have to play a blinder for the summit not to fall apart.
It's the end of the world (order) as we know it.
Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to make China great again. US President Donald Trump has expressed similar hopes for his own country.
The comparison between ancient Athens and modern China, and Sparta and the US, through the Thucydides Trap, has its limitations.
Can the world come together as one to fight terrorism online?
British Prime Minister Theresa May called for an international cooperative effort to drive terrorists off the internet. How well have other global efforts to manage the internet fared?
Delegates arrive ahead of the 2016 Shangri-La Dialogue. World leaders will again converge on the Singaporean hotel this weekend for the 2017 meeting.
For the first time in the dialogue’s 15 year history, the country most are puzzled about is not China.
World leaders, led by Chinese President Xi Jinping, meet for the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing.
The Chinese government has now clearly signalled its intention to assume a more prominent global leadership role through the Belt and Road Initiative.
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A troublesome 'little brother' is exhausting the sympathy on which it heavily relies.