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Pope visit to Egypt to go ahead despite blasts but security big concern

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis’ trip to Egypt this month is expected to go ahead despite twin attacks on Christian churches that killed 44 people, Vatican officials said on Monday. However, diplomats and Vatican sources cautioned that the trip could be put in jeopardy or parts of it changed if the security situation worsened. The pope… Read More »

Brazil eyeing presidential visit to White House – sources

BRASILIA: Brazilian and U.S. officials are in talks about a White House visit by President Michel Temer to discuss bilateral trade and investment issues, two sources in Temer’s office said on Wednesday. U.S. President Donald Trump invited Temer for a visit during a March 18 phone call, when the two leaders discussed deepening commercial and… Read More »

Tibet protesters detained in Swiss capital during Xi Jinping visit

VIENNA: Swiss police detained 32 Tibetans and Swiss nationals protesting against a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday, a spokesman said. Swiss authorities had limited the duration of the protest in the centre of Bern to two hours before noon (1100 GMT) to avoid the kind of confrontation that marked the last visit… Read More »

Obama, Japan's Abe to show solidarity in Pearl Harbor visit

HONOLULU: President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will use a symbolic joint visit to Pearl Harbor to highlight the strength of the U.S.-Japan alliance on Tuesday, weeks before Republican Donald Trump takes over at the White House. Obama, who is on vacation in Hawaii, and Abe will meet to discuss ties between… Read More »

Mexico president says Trump visit could have been done better

MEXICO CITY: Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Sunday defended his decision to host a visit by U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump to Mexico, but he said it could have been carried out “in a better way”. The hastily arranged meeting of Trump and Pena Nieto on Aug. 31 sparked outrage in Mexico because of… Read More »

UN chief's visit to highlight dire need in hurricane-hit Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will call attention to a dire need for emergency aid in hurricane-hit Haiti, with a high-profile visit on Saturday (Oct 15) to the worst-ravaged parts of the Caribbean nation. Ban is due to conduct an aerial survey of the damage along with Prime Minister Jean-Charles Enex, then visit Les… Read More »

Israeli energy minister to visit Turkey in first such trip for six years

ANKARA: Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz will visit Turkey on Thursday in the first ministerial visit between the two countries for six years, Israel’s embassy in Ankara said in a statement on Monday. Steinitz will meet with his Turkish counterpart Berat Albayrak and also attend the World Energy Congress in Istanbul. Relations between the two… Read More »