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Syria rebels blindsided by U.S. move, say jihadists to benefit

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BEIRUT/AMMAN Syrian rebels said on Thursday a U.S. decision to halt a covert CIA programme of military aid would mark a big blow to the Syrian opposition and risked allowing jihadists to tighten their grip over the insurgency.

Trump and Putin did not have a secret G20 meeting - Kremlin

MOSCOW The Kremlin said on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin did not have "a secret meeting" at the G20 summit earlier this month, but confirmed they did chat informally over dinner.

World, 11:34am BST

Major central banks to turn up policy heat despite low-burn inflation - poll

BENGALURU Expectations are firming for major central banks to turn further away from ultra-easy monetary policy despite scant evidence of a pickup in inflation, Reuters polls of more than 500 economists showed on Thursday.

Business, 7:00am BST

Trump, Putin had previously undisclosed visit at G20 dinner

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a previously undisclosed conversation during a dinner for G20 leaders at a summit earlier this month in Germany, a White House official said on Tuesday. | Video

World, 19 Jul 2017

Trump to nominate Huntsman as Russia ambassador - White House

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will nominate Jon Huntsman, an envoy to China under former Democratic President Barack Obama, as U.S. ambassador to Russia, the White House said on Tuesday. | Video

World, 19 Jul 2017

White House - Trump, Putin had 'brief conversation' at G20 dinner

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin had "just a brief conversation" not a "second meeting" at the end of a dinner with G20 leaders in Germany earlier this month, a White House official said on Tuesday.

World, 19 Jul 2017

Trump, Putin held a second, undisclosed meeting at G20 summit

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a second, previously undisclosed conversation during a dinner for G20 leaders at a summit earlier this month in Germany, a White House official confirmed on Tuesday.

World, 18 Jul 2017

New South Korea government proposes military talks with North

SEOUL South Korea on Monday proposed military talks with North Korea, the first formal overture to Pyongyang by the government of President Moon Jae-in, to discuss ways to avoid hostile acts near the heavily militarised border. | Video

World, 18 Jul 2017

Merkel says must tackle bottlenecks before boosting investment

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected criticism from her SPD challenger on Sunday that she was neglecting the country's infrastructure, pointing to already increased investment levels and capacity bottlenecks in some parts of the economy.

World, Business, 16 Jul 2017

Russia's Putin hopes dialogue with Trump will continue

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that he hoped for further dialogue with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump after their meeting in Hamburg earlier this month on the fringes of the G20 summit.

World, 14 Jul 2017