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US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

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The world's two biggest economies are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after making...

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UK committee says dirty Russian money threatens security

LONDON (AP) — The British Parliament’s foreign affairs committee has slammed the government for “turning a blind eye” to the role London’s financial center plays in laundering the proceeds of Russian corruption, saying it helps the Kremlin finance its aggressive foreign policy. The committee says...


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Maduro wins Venezuela election challengers call illegitimate In North Korea nuke site closing, spectacle trumps substance Moon enters talks with Trump with driver’s seat at stake US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks Abbas, 83-year-old Palestinian leader, still in hospital US...


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Portuguese director drops out of Israel festival over Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Portuguese theater director has cancelled his attendance at a major cultural festival opening in Jerusalem this week over Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians. Tiago Rodrigues said he was dropping out of the Israel Festival so that his work will not “condone and promote a...


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Abbas, 83-year-old Palestinian leader, still in hospital

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JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian president’s condition has seen a “clear improvement” after he was taken to hospital with a fever, an Arab lawmaker in Israel’s parliament with close ties to Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday. Abbas was hospitalized on Sunday with a fever, just days after undergoing ear...


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Verdict to be delivered in family ax murder trial

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A South African man accused of murdering three members of his family with an ax arrived in court on Monday morning to hear the verdict in his case. Henri van Breda also is charged with attempting to murder his sister in the alleged attack on Jan. 27, 2015. Marli, then...


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In North Korea nuke site closing, spectacle trumps substance

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TOKYO (AP) — Foreign journalists will be allowed to journey deep into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the closing of the country’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site in a much-touted display of goodwill before leader Kim Jong Un’s planned summit with President Donald Trump next month....


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Moon enters talks with Trump with driver's seat at stake

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For a few months, everything seemed to be clicking for South Korean President Moon Jae-in as he pieced together crucial nuclear negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea following a year of intense animosity. But he now enters a White House meeting with President...


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Syrian government to resume anti-IS offensive in Damascus

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state TV says that government forces are to resume their offensive against the Islamic State group in the south of the capital, after evacuating a group of civilians from the area. The TV quotes an unnamed military official as saying that a truce was in place to evacuate women,...


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Maduro wins Venezuela election challengers call illegitimate

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela’s presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run to prevent a national social crisis from exploding. The National...


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US relations under Trump dominate Mexico presidential debate

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s turbulent relationship with the U.S. government under President Donald Trump dominated the country’s second presidential debate Sunday. The debate in the border city of Tijuana focused on issues of foreign policy, immigration and border security. The relationship with...


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