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Cannes holds out olive branch in row with Netflix

CANNES: The Cannes film festival said Tuesday that it was still in talks with Netflix despite the platform's dramatic withdrawal of its films last week. Director Thierry Fremaux praised the streaming giant's bosses as "people of taste…

BBC name change stirs language row in Afghanistan

KABUL: The BBC is facing an angry reaction in Afghanistan after it changed the name of one of its local language Facebook pages to BBC Dari, the official name of the Afghan version of Persian or Farsi but one rejected by many local Persian…

China scores diplomatic coup in sea row

BEIJING: China on Sunday scored a diplomatic coup in its campaign to weaken regional resistance against its sweeping claims to the South China Sea when Southeast Asian nations issued a diluted statement on the dispute and agreed to…

Mexico president cancels Trump talks in US wall row

MEXICO CITY: Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Thursday called off a meeting with Donald Trump as tensions over the US leader's vow to make Mexico fund a new wall on the neighbors' border boiled over. Trump had been scheduled to…