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CHINA POLITICS: Tillerson Ends China Trip With Warm Words From President Xi Jinping

CHINA POLITICS: Tillerson Ends China Trip With Warm Words From President Xi Jinping

“The joint interests of China and US far outweigh the differences, and cooperation is the only correct choice for us both,” Chinese President Xi said.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Kim Jong Un Says Engine Test ‘New Birth’ of Rocket Industry

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Kim Jong Un Says Engine Test ‘New Birth’ of Rocket Industry

North Korea has conducted a test of a new high-thrust engine at its Tongchang-ri rocket launch station and leader Kim Jong Un said the successful test was “a new birth” of its rocket industry, the reclusive North’s official media said on Sunday.

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USA POLITICS: Kellyanne Conway’s Husband George Conway Tipped for Justice Department Post

USA POLITICS: Kellyanne Conway’s Husband George Conway Tipped for Justice Department Post

If confirmed by Senate, George Conway would lead an office that would handle legal challenges to major Trump administration initiatives, such as travel ban.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Politicians Scramble to Negotiate Amnesty

BRAZIL POLITICS: Politicians Scramble to Negotiate Amnesty

Brazil Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot calls for investigations into bribery and political kickbacks against six cabinet ministers and over 100 lawmakers.

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LEBANON POLITICS: Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah Says Netanyahu Seeks End to Russia Airstrikes in Syria to Avert Israel’s Collapse

LEBANON POLITICS: Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah Says Netanyahu Seeks End to Russia Airstrikes in Syria to Avert Israel’s Collapse

The Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah added that the defeat of the Daesh Takfiri group in Syria would be tantamount to the fall of Netanyahu himself.

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UK POLITICS: 2,600 British Veterans Deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan Jailed

UK POLITICS: 2,600 British Veterans Deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan Jailed

2,600 British war veterans deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan during US-led invasion have been imprisoned over committing crimes as well as sexual offences.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Defiantly Says Israel Will Continue Hitting Hezbollah in Syria

ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Defiantly Says Israel Will Continue Hitting Hezbollah in Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke about the incursion on Saturday, claiming that the strikes targeted weapons shipments to Hezbollah.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGON POLITICS: Government Forces Targeting Civilians, Denying Peacekeepers Access: U.N.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGON POLITICS: Government Forces Targeting Civilians, Denying Peacekeepers Access: U.N.

Democratic Republic of Congo’s army is carrying out operations against the Kamuina Nsapu militia. Clashes between the military and the insurgents have killed hundreds of people and displaced hundreds of thousands since last August.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Ignoring Scottish Referendum Mandate Would ‘Shatter’ UK Structure: Sturgeon

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Ignoring Scottish Referendum Mandate Would ‘Shatter’ UK Structure: Sturgeon

Sturgeon will press on with plans to hold a new Scottish independence referendum as announced earlier this week, and expects to get authorization from the devolved parliament on Wednesday to seek a new vote once the terms for Brexit are clear but before Britain leaves the EU.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: U.S., China to Work Together On North Korea

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: U.S., China to Work Together On North Korea

“Once there is chaos in North Korea, it would first bring disaster to China. I’m sorry, but the United States and South Korea don’t have the right to demand this of China,” it said in an editorial.

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UK POLITICS: NSA Ridicules Allegation Britain Spied on Trump

UK POLITICS: NSA Ridicules Allegation Britain Spied on Trump

Richard Ledgett, deputy director of the NSA, told BBC News the idea that Britain had a hand in spying on Trump was “just crazy”.

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USA POLITICS: Immigration Judges Headed to 12 U.S. Cities to Speed Deportations

USA POLITICS: Immigration Judges Headed to 12 U.S. Cities to Speed Deportations

Targeted cities: New York; Los Angeles; Miami; New Orleans; San Francisco; Baltimore, Bloomington, Minnesota; El Paso, Texas; Harlingen, Texas; Imperial, California; Omaha, Nebraska and Phoenix, Arizona.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Lower House Backs Investigation Into US Media

RUSSIA POLITICS: Lower House Backs Investigation Into US Media

Russian lower house of parliament, the State Duma, has approved a proposal to launch an investigation into US Media organizations that operate in Russia said.

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EUROPE POLITICS: Toll On Refugee, Migrant Children Continues to Mount One Year After EU-Turkey Deal: UNICEF

EUROPE POLITICS: Toll On Refugee, Migrant Children Continues to Mount One Year After EU-Turkey Deal: UNICEF

“While there has been a major decrease in the overall numbers of children on the move into Europe since last March, there has been an increase in the threats and distress refugee and migrant children endure,” said Afshan Khan UNICEF Regional Director and Special Coordinator for the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe.

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YEMEN POLITICS: UN Envoy Urges Political and Financial Support for Yemenis

YEMEN POLITICS: UN Envoy Urges Political and Financial Support for Yemenis

“It is imperative that the situation in Yemen remains high on everyone’s agenda,” Mr. Ould Cheikh Ahmed said. “UN humanitarian agencies and their partners have developed plans to assist civilians in need, but the needs far outweigh available resources.”

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COLOMBIA POLITICS: Fighting Displaced 900 Families: UNHCR

COLOMBIA POLITICS: Fighting Displaced 900 Families: UNHCR

The violence comes despite a peace agreement signed last Novembers between the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC.

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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: South Sudan Now World’s Fastest Growing Refugee Crisis: UNHCR

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: South Sudan Now World’s Fastest Growing Refugee Crisis: UNHCR

“A famine produced by the vicious combination of fighting and drought is now driving the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis,” Babar Baloch UNHCR said.

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UK POLITICS: ‘London Bridge is Down’: Meticulous Preparations in Place to Inform the World When Queen Elizabeth Dies

UK POLITICS: ‘London Bridge is Down’: Meticulous Preparations in Place to Inform the World When Queen Elizabeth Dies

Queen Elizabeth is still very much alive but the plan for what will happen on the day of her death has already been meticulously laid out.

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SYRIA POLITICS: In Backing Assad, Russia Looks to Outdo Iran

SYRIA POLITICS: In Backing Assad, Russia Looks to Outdo Iran

“Russia is wary of Turkey, but prefers squeezing it and limiting its movement, instead of mounting full-frontal attack,” a political figure in Damascus said.

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NETHERLAND POLITICS: Geert Wilders: A Force to Be Reckoned With

NETHERLAND POLITICS: Geert Wilders: A Force to Be Reckoned With

“It would have been great if we were the largest, but we’re willing to talk and help govern. That’s my hope,” Geert Wilders told journalists Thursday.

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