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French minister pulls out of Saudi conference over Khashoggi

French minister pulls out of Saudi conference over Khashoggi

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde chose to postpone her trip to the Middle East region including the visit to Saudi Arabia amid the scandal around the ...

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Mattis and his Chinese counterpart to meet following canceled talks

Mattis and his Chinese counterpart to meet following canceled talks

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is preparing to meet in Singapore with his Chinese counterpart just weeks after a meeting planned for Beijing fell apart amid growing friction between the U.S. Chin...

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Julian Assange: Wikileaks co-founder takes legal action against Ecuador

Julian Assange: Wikileaks co-founder takes legal action against Ecuador

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has filed a lawsuit in Ecuador against new terms of asylum in the Andean country's London embassy that require him to pay for medical bills and phone calls and clean...

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US, South Korea suspend additional military exercise: Pentagon

US, South Korea suspend additional military exercise: Pentagon

The Pentagon announced Defense Secretary James Mattis and South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo had agreed to put off this year's version of Vigilant Ace , a large-scale air exercise slated ...

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Malaysia opposition leader arrested for corruption

Malaysia opposition leader arrested for corruption

According to media, Ahmad Zahid was accused of using funds from his family-run charity foundation to pay off credit card bills for himself and his wife. The MACC confirmed that Dr Ahmad Zahid was arre...

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Saudi Arabia admits journalist was killed at consulate, detains 18 suspects

Saudi Arabia admits journalist was killed at consulate, detains 18 suspects

And he said that if the USA did take action over Khashoggi's death - which Saudi Arabia said came as a result of a fight at its consulate in Istanbul , while Turkish officials have pointed to a sta...

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Greek foreign minister resigns, prime minister takes over

Greek foreign minister resigns, prime minister takes over

The Greek foreign minister on Wednesday resigned after a disagreement over the Macedonia name change deal, the prime ministry said. Greece's FM resigned Wednesday following a disagreement with the D...

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Chief Justice Roberts stresses 'independence from the political branches'

Chief Justice Roberts stresses 'independence from the political branches'

Kavanaugh wrote the op-ed after a contentious confirmation hearing where he denied an a sexual assault allegation and complained of "an orchestrated political hit". "I didn't like it, but I thought, ...

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Migrant caravan masses on Guatemala-Mexico border awaiting confrontation with Mexican police

Migrant caravan masses on Guatemala-Mexico border awaiting confrontation with Mexican police

Mr Trump blamed the migrant crisis on the opposition party, the Democrats, branding its immigration policy "weak". Mindful that many members of the caravan are fleeing poverty and violence, Unite...

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Trump names DC lawyer new White House counsel

Trump names DC lawyer new White House counsel

This is in line with Trump famously saying that he doesn't drink alcohol. In the newest version now in the White House, he added Trump and made it look like a bar scene. Andy Thomas' painting depicts...

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Migrant Caravan Turned Back at Mexico’s Border

Migrant Caravan Turned Back at Mexico’s Border

Some hope to eventually enter the United States to escape violence and poverty. Frustrated by Congress' failure to fully fund his proposed wall at the border with Mexico, Trump in April ordered Na...

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Deadly blast at Crimea school possible terror attack, Kremlin says

Deadly blast at Crimea school possible terror attack, Kremlin says

The shooter, who committed suicide afterward, apparently was not included in that number. Roslyakov had obtained his gun license only around two months ago, local officials said . He didn't name the ...

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DOJ Charges Russian National With Attempting to Interfere in Midterms

DOJ Charges Russian National With Attempting to Interfere in Midterms

Concord Management and Concord Catering were among the three entities and 13 Russian individuals who were indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office in February in an alleged criminal and esp...

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Turkish investigators enter Saudi consul's Istanbul residence

Turkish investigators enter Saudi consul's Istanbul residence

Post Global Opinions editor Karen Attiah says she received the column from Khashoggi's assistant a day after he was reported missing. Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and Crown Prince Mohammed ...

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Pompeo says Jerusalem consulate will merge with new embassy in Israel

Pompeo says Jerusalem consulate will merge with new embassy in Israel

The merger is meant to "achieve significant efficiencies and increase our effectiveness" of the American mission, according to a statement from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. After occupying the city...

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Pompeo meets Saudi King Salman over missing journalist Khashoggi

Pompeo meets Saudi King Salman over missing journalist Khashoggi

The controversy has troubled Saudi's traditional Western allies, who are key arms suppliers to the kingdom, and also undermined efforts by Mohammed bin Salman to present himself as a modernising ruler...

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Condo owners vote to strip Trump name from building

Condo owners vote to strip Trump name from building

Another Trump-branded building will pry President Donald Trump's name off its facade following a vote by condo residents, who cited antipathy, security risks and reduced property values. "I am adama...

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Female Hecklers Attack Ted Cruz For Supporting Kavanaugh. His Response Is Perfect

Female Hecklers Attack Ted Cruz For Supporting Kavanaugh. His Response Is Perfect

The woman, who apparently doesn't understand that the necessity of corroborative evidence in order for due process to function properly, answered, "You believe in due process? Lots of women were out t...

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British tourist faces 10-year jail term for 'spray-painting' ancient Thai wall

British tourist faces 10-year jail term for 'spray-painting' ancient Thai wall

Thursday. The graffiti seen on the ancient wall near the Tha Phae Gate in Chiang Mai on Friday. Tha Pae Gate, which dates back to the 13th century, is part of an historic wall that forms a square ...

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Facebook hires former British deputy PM Nick Clegg for top communications job

Facebook hires former British deputy PM Nick Clegg for top communications job

The 51-year-old, who lost his Sheffield Hallam seat in the 2017 general election, was personally selected by Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg and chief officer Sheryl Sandberg, it is understood. The...

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S.Korea grants temporary stay permits to 339 Yemeni refugees

S.Korea grants temporary stay permits to 339 Yemeni refugees

The asylum seekers are among about 500 people who arrived on the resort island of Jeju earlier this year. Of them, three left Korea on their own and 23 were granted one-year stays in the country for h...

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Donald Trump: Elizabeth Warren DNA Test Proves She Is 'a Phony'

Donald Trump: Elizabeth Warren DNA Test Proves She Is 'a Phony'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks during a town hall style gathering in Woburn, Mass., Aug. 8, 2018. The test showed that she did have some Native American heritage - 6-10 generations ago - making her ...

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Australian admits kidnap and rape of Briton in outback ordeal

Australian admits kidnap and rape of Briton in outback ordeal

The offences took place over a two-month period in 2017, with police only rescuing the distraught victim after she drove off from a petrol station without paying in south-west Queensland last March. "...

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Helicopter crashes on USS Ronald Reagan in Asia, sailors hurt

Helicopter crashes on USS Ronald Reagan in Asia, sailors hurt

Five Sailors were involved in a U.S. Navy MH-60 Seahawk crash on the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) on Friday. The aircraft carrier provides security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. Official...

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Train kills 30 Dussehra revellers in Punjab

Train kills 30 Dussehra revellers in Punjab

Pinning the blame on railway officials, Kaur said that officials should have alerted the crowd. News agency PTI said according to officials, two trains arrived from opposite direction at the same ...

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Kangaroo meat used in school’s chili; chef fired

Kangaroo meat used in school’s chili; chef fired

In his letter to parents, Williams said the meat "has to meet" USDA standards and he does not believe it was risky. The school's head cook Kevin Frei said he added the kangaroo meat for its nutritio...

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Trump Warns Mexico on Migrant Caravan, Threatens to Close Border

Trump Warns Mexico on Migrant Caravan, Threatens to Close Border

In part, the response is meant to both dissuade the migrants from even attempting to enter Mexico and potentially to show the Trump administration that Mexico is willing to, as the government pu...

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Facebook launches 'war room' to combat manipulation

Facebook launches 'war room' to combat manipulation

The facility resembled a conventional office room, with young employees working side-by-side, some situated in front of standing desks adorned with multiple screens. Facebook told the newspaper that i...

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Twitter releases 10 million tweets from foreign influence efforts - global

Twitter releases 10 million tweets from foreign influence efforts - global

Nimmo pointed to the blast of social media activity after the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine, which worldwide investigators blamed on Russian Federation. Nine million are attributed...

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Newly published files confirm plan to move Assange to Russia

Newly published files confirm plan to move Assange to Russia

The whistle-blower, holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy since 2012, was sent a memo in which he was warned that his feline companion could be confiscated, the BBC reported . In January, a source told ...

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What Canada's legalization of marijuana means for travelers

What Canada's legalization of marijuana means for travelers

You can't travel across global borders with it, even if it you are going to Colorado or any of the other eight USA states where it has been legalized. "Marijuana remains a controlled substance under...

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Toddler abandoned on stranger's doorstep

Toddler abandoned on stranger's doorstep

When the woman got to the door, the video shows her drop the boy down and ring the doorbell several times. With the help of our local media and our community, the father of the abandoned child h...

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US, Chinese Defense Chiefs Meet in Effort to Improve Ties

Last year, Asean and its partner nations agreed a similar code to govern encounters at sea. Beijing's actions, which followed the imposition of the sanctions, included scrapping a planned port visit...

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Prince Harry climbs Sydney Harbour Bridge in 13 minutes

Prince Harry climbs Sydney Harbour Bridge in 13 minutes

It's the first engagement on the 16-day Royal Tour that Prince Harry has done solo but across the couple's 76 official engagements, there will be some the Duchess of Sussex undertakes solo as well. ...

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Russian President Vladimir Putin reports 700 hostages seized by IS in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin reports 700 hostages seized by IS in Syria

He said Moscow only would tap its nuclear arsenal if early warning systems spotted missiles heading toward Russian Federation, in which case "the aggressor should know that retaliation is inevitabl...

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