Tokyo (AFP) - A sheepish-looking Cristiano Ronaldo was in Tokyo on Tuesday promoting an electric muscle stimulation machine, a year after he visited to push a smile-enhancing gadget that looked a little like a boomerang.

Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - The ruling party of Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has swept to an expected overwhelming victory in controversial parliament elections that were boycotted by the opposition, according to official results released Tuesday.

Brussels (AFP) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sat down for talks with French President Francois Hollande, Germany's Angela Merkel and European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker ahead of an emergency eurozone summit Tuesday, the European Commission said.

Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday welcomed the leader of Vietnam's Communist Party to the White House for a rare Oval Office meeting, two decades after the one-time enemies normalized relations.

Beijing (AFP) - Almost eight decades since Yan Guiru was gripped by terror as shells rained on her Beijing neighbourhood in the opening salvos of war between China and Japan, she recalls with horror a conflict Communist leaders still use to legitimise their rule.

Ankara (AFP) - A Turkish Islamist group has pinned posters to walls and posts in the capital Ankara threatening gays with death, adding to concerns over growing intolerance against homosexuals in the country, an AFP correspondent said Tuesday.

Moscow (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin is likely to be savouring Europe's struggles over the Greek crisis but not in a position to offer a financial lifeline despite cosying up to Athens, analysts said.

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