G20 countries are divided over phasing out coal and committing to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius ahead of a a crucial summit in Rome next week.
Gavin Jones and Stephen Jewkes
Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah says ASEAN should rethink its non-interference policy, given deteriorating conditions in Myanmar.
"We have offered to meet the (North Korean) officials, without any preconditions ... and with no hostile intent," the US ambassador to the United Nations says.
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has called on Taliban representatives at the meeting to guarantee the fundamental rights of all Afghan residents.
The recent ruling from Poland's constitutional court challenging the supremacy of EU laws is a threat to the bloc's foundations, the EU's top official says..
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Moscow will suspend its mission to NATO in response to the alliance's expulsion of eight Russians.
EU foreign ministers are mulling ways to stop the illegal flow of migrants into the bloc from Belarus, including stopping the lease of jets to airline Belavia.
Cambodia has asked Australia to provide extra funding to help finalise the Khmer Rouge tribunal that sought justice following Pol Pot's bloody rule.
Myanmar's junta chief says ASEAN should consider the provocations and violence being carried out by the military's opponents.
Members of ASEAN have agreed not to invite Myanmar's ruling junta chief to a summit of regional leaders this month.
The UK's Brexit minister says the EU needs to make significant change if there is to be a deal over the Northern Irish part of the Brexit divorce deal
Myanmar's ruling military says an ASEAN envoy will not be allowed to meet detained former leader Aung San Suu Kyi, because she is charged with crimes.
More than 100 countries have adopted the "Kunming Declaration" calling for urgent action in creating a new global biodiversity pact.
China has justified its recent high-profile military exercises in the Taiwan Strait, insisting they are aimed at protecting peace and stability in the region.
A special virtual summit of the Group of 20 major economies is being held to discuss Afghanistan, as worries grow about a looming humanitarian disaster there.
Malaysia's defence minister says an ASEAN meeting next month presents an opportunity for the bloc to agree on a shared response to AUKUS.
Dublin has accused the UK of "shifting the playing field" in talks to resolve post-Brexit trading issues in Northern Ireland.
Ireland's foreign minister has exchanged barbs on Twitter with Britain's Brexit negotiator David Frost over the long running debate on Northern Ireland.
President Bashar Assad has reportedly forgiven his exiled uncle and welcomed him back into Syria in a bid to avoid a French prison term.
China's embassy in Australia has called former prime minister Tony Abbott "insane" and "pitiful" in response to his comments about Taiwan.
Before talks with the US in Qatar, the Taliban says it won't co-operate with Washington in the fight to contain Islamic State in Afghanistan.
"Taiwan independence separatism is the biggest obstacle to achieving the reunification of the motherland," Chinese President Xi Jinping says.
Carlos Garcia and Yew Lun Tian
The United States and the Taliban will meet for a series of talks over the weekend, the first such meeting since the US withdrew from Afghanistan.
Australia's decision to ditch a submarine procurement contract with France was "rational", European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says.
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