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The United States does not feel threatened by the growth of trade and investment in Africa by China and other emerging powers, US president Barack Ob(...)

US president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are greeted by South African minister of international relations and co-operation Maite Mkoana-Mashabne after arriving at Waterkloof air force base in Pretoria yesterday. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama yesterday dampened expectations that he might visit a critically ill Nelson Mandela during his tour of South Africa, saying (...)

Activists in Ukraine  during a rally supporting Edward Snowden in front of US embassy, in Kiev. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

The father of former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden said in an interview he is reasonably confident his son will return to the United States (...)

US President Barack Obama speaks under a tent  in a joint news conference with Senegal’s president Macky Sall. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

US president Barack Obama said today he had not yet spoken to Chinese president Xi Jinping or Russian president Vladimir Putin about the US request to(...)

Neelie Kroes, vice-presient of the European Commision. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Europe needs to tap into new sources of growth if it is to reinforce its competitiveness, drive innovation and create new job opportunities. Against t(...)

Workers watch as German chancellor  Angela Merkel speaks at a summit of the CDU and the Bavarian Christian Social Union  in Berlin. Morale among German consumers rose to its highest level in almost six years heading into July thanks to a robust labour market and strong wage hikes. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images.

Morale among German consumers rose to its highest level in almost six years heading into July thanks to a robust labour market and strong wage hikes, (...)

 Club Med says it aims to operate five villages in China by 2015, including three by the end of this year

A Chinese investor and a French private equity firm have won over Club Med with an improved €557 million takeover bid, seeking to accelerate a shift a(...)

A TV screen in a St Petersburg pool hall shows former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden during a news bulletin. Photograph: Alexander Demianchuk/The Irish Times

The White House has called on Russia to expel former government contractor Edward Snowden without delay, saying Moscow has a “clear legal basis” for h(...)

In a week in which it unveiled the world’s thinnest smartphone, the Android-based Ascend P6, and as Washington is buzzing over revelations by whistle-(...)

China is easily dismissed as a laggard when it comes to innovation, but now a university in central China has come up with the world’s fastest superco(...)

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