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The UN climate convention in Bonn was told world leaders will need to show “real political commitment” if an international treaty to tackle global warming is to be concluded before the end of next year. Photograph EPA/Matthias Balk

World leaders will need to show “real political commitment” if an international treaty to tackle global warming is to be concluded in Paris before (...)

Veterans and dignitaries gather today for a service D-Day commemoration ceremony at the Bayeux Cathedral in Bayeux, France. Photograph: Leon Neal/Pool/Reuters.

World leaders and veterans paid tribute on the 70th anniversary of the World War Two D-Day landings to soldiers who fell in the liberation of Europe f(...)

Members of the women’s wing of the Nigerian All Progessive Party protest over the government’s failure to rescue the abducted Chibok schoolgirls in Lagos earlier this week. Photograph: EPA

The Nigerian government has signalled it is ready to negotiate with the Islamist militants who are holding more than 200 schoolgirls captive, as inter(...)

Former Canadian finance minister Jim Flaherty pictured in Dublin last summer. Mr Flaherty died yesterday aged 64. Photo: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former Canadian finance minister Jim Flaherty has died, just one month after stepping down from the position he held since 2006. Mr Flaherty, w(...)

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford adjusts his tie during a special council meeting at City Hall in Toronto yesterday in which he was stripped of his powers. Photograph: Reuters

Scandal-plagued Toronto mayor Rob Ford was stripped of the last of his meaningful powers after a heated city council debate in which he argued with me(...)

British foreign secretary William Hague (R) talks with Uganda fforeign minister Sam Kutes during the Commonwealth foreign ministers meeting today in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photograph: Getty Images

British television journalists who have reported on war crimes allegations in Sri Lanka were stopped from reaching the north of the country today by(...)

India’s prime minister Manmohan Singh: he has written to Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa to say he will be unable to attend. Photograph: Reuters

Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh will boycott a meeting of Commonwealth leaders in Sri Lanka this week which has been marred by long-running accus(...)

Amnesty supporters dressed as grim reapers, British prime minister David Cameron, Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa and British foreign secretary William Hague, gather in Parliament Square, central London, last weekend to protest the British  government’s endorsement of Sri Lanka at the  impending Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

British prime minister David Cameron said today he will demand that Sri Lanka investigates allegations of war crimes and human rights abuses when he v(...)

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso poses with Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper  ahead of today’s meeting at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels . Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters
EU, Canada agree new trade deal
  • Europe
  • October 18, 2013, 13:20

Canada and the European Union has today reached an “agreement in principle” on a free-trade treaty that brings near an end to more than four years of (...)

The scene of an accident involving a bus and a train in Ottawa today. Photograph: Reuters

A passenger train and a double-decker city bus collided on the outskirts of Ottawa today, killing six people on the bus and injuring 30 others, emer(...)

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