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Germany to United Kingdom: don't enter trade talks before Brexit

Britain voted in June to leave the European Union, but has not formally started the process to do so. "I hope our party clarifies its position in support of United Kingdom membership of the single market, and continued close engagement with Europe".

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Putin Denies Russia Hacked the DNC, But Doesn't Condemn It

He said he views the attacks on Russian Federation as "part of the US political culture". The FBI has said it believes with a "high degree of certainty" that hackers who broke into the DNC's research database and files containing thousands of emails from Democratic Party activists were linked to Russian intelligence services.

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At least five killed in explosion in Syria's Jarablus -Turkish security sources

Three Turkish soldiers were killed and one soldier was wounded after an attack by Islamic State militants on a tank in northern Syria on Friday, the Turkish army said in a statement. The "Islamic State" (IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh), the YPG and the PYD are the most active terrorist groups in Syria. Turkey, in response, said it would continue to target the Kurdish militia if it failed to retreat east of the Euphrates River.

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North Korea vows not to give in to U.S. 'nuclear blackmail'

Hundreds of activists on Saturday set fire to an effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un here in protest against Pyongyang's fifth nuclear test. "We must urgently break this accelerating spiral of escalation", he told reporters. North Korea's nuclear capabilities have become more powerful with each nuclear test. "On the contrary, it is poison that is slowly suffocating the country".

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Boris Johnson 'welcomes' USA and Russian Federation agreement over Syria

The United States and Russian Federation said early Saturday in Geneva they had reached a landmark agreement that would lead to a cease-fire in the five-year-old Syrian civil war and pave the way for broader military cooperation in the battle against the Islamic State and al-Qaeda terrorists.

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USA seeks action to enforce resolutions after North Korea missile launch

The council also called upon all United Nations member states to redouble their efforts to implement fully the measures it had imposed on the DPRK , mainly the comprehensive measures contained in resolution 2270, which among other points, expands arms embargo and non-proliferation measures.

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Obama, Duterte clash over brutal crime war

US President Barack Obama had canceled a formal meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte, who used a crude schoolyard epithet to insult the president and warn him not to bring up extrajudicial killings in the Philippines during their meeting.

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Gary Johnson swings and misses on Syria, asking 'What is Aleppo?'

Libertarians and others on social media also responded to the gaffe, praising Johnson for his honesty and noting that they don't want a president who pays more attention to meddling in foreign cities than he does to the Constitution and the rights of USA citizens.

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Thailand, Malaysia consider border wall to boost security

Yutthanam added that border security cooperation, measures to combat terrorism, particularly the threat of Islamic State-linked elements and extremists, and a crackdown on human trafficking by sea will be at the top of the agenda during Najib's visit.

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France calls for recount of Gabon election results

Opposition leader Ping won in six out of Gabon's nine provinces, according to the official result, but lost out in Bongo's home province of Haut-Ogooué, where turnout was recorded at 99.93 percent and 95 percent of the votes went to the incumbent.

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Kremlin to ignore if global leaders slam elections in annexed Crimea

Speaking to reporters the morning after a NY forum on security featuring separate appearances by the two candidates, Clinton said the businessman was "inappropriate and undisciplined" in discussing the content of his briefings from U.S. A sit-down between Obama and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also laid bare the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies' diverging interests in Syria, with Erdogan pointedly challenging Obama on US support for Kurds fighting the Islamic State ...

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Nearly 1.5 million people begin annual hajj in Saudi Arabia

The political expert also ruled out an accusation, which says the Saudis did the catastrophic incident in last year's Hajj on objective. New safety measures have been introduced and those who are here already say their focus is on God. Absent from this year's haj are tens of thousands of Iranians after talks between Teheran and Riyadh on logistics and security fell apart in May. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi).

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Donald Trump is speaking to the Value Voters summit

The Republican candidate again cast doubt on whether Russian Federation was behind the hacking of the Democratic National Committee, a belief at odds with US intelligence officials. Disclosure: Donald Trump is the father-in-law of Jared Kushner, the publisher of Observer Media. Russia Today and RT America are owned by Russia, considered Putin-friendly at best, and Kremlin propaganda outlets by many.

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Canada WestJet plane declares emergency, lands in Iceland

The aircraft reported trouble with its left engine and was dumping fuel before making the landing, according to flight trackers. According to Flightradar 24 the flight is now flying at 11,000 ft. The airline didn't disclose the nature of the mechanical issue, but said the plane would remain in Iceland for maintenance, and passengers would be put up in hotels.

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Obama repeats his assertion that Trump is unqualified to be president

Speaking in Laos at the end of the second of two Asian summits, Obama said the tycoon's lack of leadership credentials was exposed whenever he spoke and American voters were aware of that. "I don't take such comments personally because it seems that this is a phrase he has used repeatedly, including directed to the Pope and others". Duterte said Friday he told President Barack Obama during their encounter in Laos that he never cursed him.

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US House to Vote on Bill Allowing Lawsuits Over 9/11 Attacks

Ted Poe, R-Texas, a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs and Judiciary committees, said on the floor Friday. House Speaker Paul Ryan was pressed about the pushback from some in the diplomatic and legal community about the precedent it would set, but said, "this bill passed overwhelmingly in the US Senate so I think that those concerns have been taken under consideration and members are acting accordingly and that's why this bill will pass".

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Fact-Checking Donald Trump's Immigration Speech in Arizona

He said the only way undocumented foreigners could live in the United States legally if he is elected on November 8 would be to leave the country and apply for re-entry. "Maybe Pena saw the opportunity to distract the attention of the Mexican people", he said. He's telling veterans, "I will never let you down". The plan centered on building a massive wall along the US-Mexico border, cutting off funding to so-called sanctuary cities, and providing no "amnesty" to the more than 11 million ...

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Clinton Defends Email, Trump Praises Putin at National Security Forum

Hillary Clinton stated that Trump's support for Putin is "not just unpatriotic and insulting to the people of our country, as well as to our commander in chief - it is scary". "Bill Clinton is known as a very strong campaigner, a great voice in politics - but not this cycle", she said. Following her appearance at the prime time Commander-in-Chief forum Wednesday night, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is scheduled to head right back to the campaign trail, beginning with ...

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Indonesia anti-drugs chief calls for tougher Philippine-style war against dealers

Discussions during the meetings in Indonesia are expected to revolve around efforts to tackle the drugs trade in the region. When asked if Indonesia can be as aggressive as the Philippines in fighting drugs, Waseso said: "Yes I believe so".

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Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy: vessel in Prince Rupert begins unloading

Finance Minister Yoo Il-ho said at a government meeting that he expects the cargo crisis caused by Hanjin's slide toward bankruptcy will begin to ease this week, according to a ministry statement . The U.S. this week granted an embattled shipping giant temporary bankruptcy protection, but its billions of dollars of merchandise left bobbing at sea ultimately could drive up prices and push down holiday gift availability in the U.S.

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Mecca takes on massive construction to accommodate pilgrims

The rivalry between Sunni-led Saudi Arabia and Shiite-led Iran has intensified in recent months, with the two having engaged in proxy conflicts from Yemen to Syria. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. "I don't hold my government in high esteem but they did prove quite able then".

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US Urges China to Pressure North Korea After Nuclear Test

Power said the council should "use every tool at its disposal to change North Korea's calculus". US Defense Secretary Ash Carter also called for intensifying pressure on North Korea. Senior officials from Pyongyang were in both capitals this week. A shallow 5.3-magnitude natural disaster was recorded in North Korea Friday morning, that could have been the result of an explosion, according to the US Geological Survey .

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Iran and Saudi Arabia in pilgrimage row

When the Saudi grand mufti said Iranians are not Muslims because they are descendants of Zoroastrians, usually mild-mannered Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif responded in a tweet that there is " no resemblance between Islam of Iranians & most Muslims & bigoted extremism that Wahabi [sic] top cleric & Saudi terror masters preach".

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Nearly 1.5 Million People Begin Annual Hajj in Saudi

Saudi Arabia announced an investigation but no results have ever been released, although a number of safety measures have been taken. The Sally Nabil in Saudi Arabia of the BBC says that security measures this season are tight, with the swelling crowds being organised by teams of officers and trying to prevent madness.

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Faithful Await Hajj on Historic Saudi Mountaintop

Thousands of people in Tehran on Friday protested their country's absence from the pilgrimage. The continuation of the current trend and supporting Saudi Arabia "can plague these countries themselves with Riyadh's destabilizing policies in a short time", Qassemi pointed out.

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Arrested women directed from IS insurgents in Syria: Paris prosecutor

Sarah H, a 23-year-old Frenchwoman, was taken into custody on Thursday, along with the other two women, in connection with a vehicle loaded with gas cylinders found near Notre Dame cathedral. The 19-year-old woman is known to the police for attempting to leave for Syria . French President Francois Hollande said: "A group has been destroyed, but there are others".

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Paris terror plot suspect was engaged to priest killer

A security official, who was not authorized to be publicly identified, told AP that French authorities have a document in which Madani declared allegiance to the extremist group. It was laden with six full gas cylinders and three jerry cans filled with diesel fuel, but no detonator. There was no detonating device inside the vehicle, which was found on a Seine riverside stretch called the Quai de Montebello.

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Car Bomb Kills 1, Injures 6 At CARE NGO Campus

Pamlarena means care in Pashto, but it was unclear if the assault was on the worldwide charity CARE. The attack took place more than a week after 16 people were killed when militants stormed the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul , in a almost 10-hour raid that prompted anguished pleas for help from trapped students.

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G20 in China, a new launchpad for global economy

The G-20 agreed to create a forum for producer countries to discuss the issue. Speaking in China, Obama said: "We had some productive talks about what a cessation of hostilities would look like for Russian Federation and the U.S.to focus on our common enemies", he said .

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Obama, Duterte Talk Days After Crude Comments

On his final day in Asia, Obama met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose help Obama is seeking to galvanize further action on climate change, especially among developing countries. Duterte, who assumed the presidency in June, has had an uneasy relationship with the US, his country's longtime treaty ally. "I said that, but not in relation to Obama, I'm not fighting with America".

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Water shortage protest paralyses India's tech hub

Public transport services including trains, buses and the metro were suspended, leaving many commuters stranded at railway stations and bus stops. Bowing to the apex court's Monday order, the state began releasing 15,000 cusecs of water daily from early Wednesday from its reservoirs across the river basin for 10 days amid protests and demonstrations by farmers, traders and the youth in the Mysuru region.

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ICAO sends warning over N. Korea's unannounced missile launches: Seoul

This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 6, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting the fire drill of ballistic rockets by Hwasong artillery units of the KPA Strategic Force.

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Putin Talks with Obama at G20 Summit in China

The meeting of Putin and Obama is the first face-to-face meeting from November previous year, when they met during the Summit on Climate Change in Paris. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister Theresa May and leaders from Japan, South Korea, India and other governments also attended the summit.

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Stealthy destroyer ready to set sail to join US Navy

The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) departing Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine, marking the beginning of a 3-month journey to its new homeport in San Diego. The $4.4 billion new destroyer is the first of its class. The stealthy destroyer arrived at Naval Station Newport on Thursday. However, its arrival in San Diego will not be a rest stop because it will then take part in Post Delivery Availability and Mission Systems Activation exercises before being integrated into the fleet in 2018.

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New US sanctions dissonant with cooperation discussed by Putin, Obama

PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull has come away from the G20 leaders summit in China managing to secure some one-on-one time with Russian President Vladimir Putin . "President Obama and President Putin discussed efforts to reach an agreement on Syria to reduce violence, provide humanitarian assistance and to focus on Al Qaeda", the White House official said.


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