Indonesia counts votes in parliamentary election; Japan and US trade officials meet; 24 killed in Islamabad shopping mall terror attack; new French PM passes confidence vote; and more 

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Indonesia Counts Votes in Crucial Power Transition

Japan-China air zone rift deepens; China to place limits on interbank lending; Scottish government publishes blueprint for achieving independence; France to send troops to Central African Republic; and more 

Top of the Agenda: China, Japan Air Zone Rift Continues

France urges West to stand firm on Iran's nuclear programme; Australia-Indonesia spying row continues; elderly US tourist detained in North Korea; US and Afghanistan reach security agreement; fracking approved in Botswana but not used; and more 

Top of the Agenda: France Says West Must Stand Firm on Iran

France demands explanation for NSA tapping Frenxh phones; China seeks to clarify scope of government debt; China and South Korea plan consultative body to address North Korea's nuclear programme; Ukraine close to signing shale gas deal with Chevron; vigilantes defeat Boko Haram; and more

Top of the Agenda: France Reacts to Latest NSA Revelations

Syria received Russian arms, says Assad; Japan's Nikkei takes another plunge; Burma reaches cease-fire accord with ethnic Kachin rebels; Ghana's president warns of regional instability due to Islamist threat; France must cut spending, says EU

Top of the Agenda: Assad Says Syria Received Russian Arms