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China's Xinhua says West must stop 'meddling' in Ukraine's affairs
Western powers should stop meddling in Ukraine's affairs and manipulating the "opinions of the people" about a trade pact with the European Union, China's official government newswire said on Friday.
China and U.S. to hold trade talks next week
Senior U.S. and Chinese officials will hold annual trade talks in Beijing next week, China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday, as the world's two largest economies try to iron out an array of long-held tensions.
In landmark for EU, Ireland leaves its bailout behind
Three years after going cap in hand to international lenders, Ireland has officially ended its bailout, providing a landmark for the euro zone's efforts to resolve its debt crisis.
Russia makes new attempt to woo Ukraine, EU waits in wings
Russian President Vladimir Putin made a new attempt to woo Ukraine on Thursday after the European Union and United States stepped up efforts to pull Kiev out of its former Soviet master's orbit.
EU, Ukraine officials to hold talks on trade pact on Thursday
Ukraine's First Deputy Prime Minister Serhiy Arbuzov will meet a top European Union official in Brussels on Thursday to discuss a trade pact that Ukraine's president last month backed away from signing, provoking a political crisis.
Putin admits Russia's economic woes home-grown
President Vladimir Putin conceded for the first time on Thursday that Russia's economic problems were home-grown and vowed not to abandon the spending promises he made on returning to the Kremlin last year.
Japan's defense plans focus on China and islands dispute
Japan will set up a new amphibious military unit and deploy unarmed surveillance drones in its southwest, where it faces a row with China over disputed islands, according to drafts of the nation's latest defense plans seen on Wednesday.
Ukraine president digs in heels over Russia ties despite protests
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich gave no ground on Tuesday to protesters who want Kiev to move closer to the European Union, insisting his government needs to deepen trade ties with Russia instead.