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MEXICO POLITICS: Relations With US Cannot Be Defined By ‘Murmurs’: Enrique Pena Nieto

MEXICO POLITICS: Relations With US Cannot Be Defined By ‘Murmurs’: Enrique Pena Nieto

“Given what happened after this meeting (with Trump), our bilateral relationship cannot be defined by murmurs,” Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said.

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USA POLITICS: Trump ‘Satisfied’ With His Election Meddling Denials: Putin

USA POLITICS: Trump ‘Satisfied’ With His Election Meddling Denials: Putin

President Vladimir Putin said, “(Trump) asked a lot of questions on this subject. I, in as much as I was able, answered these questions.”

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WORLD POLITICS: G20 Summit: US Isolated on Climate Policy

WORLD POLITICS: G20 Summit: US Isolated on Climate Policy

“In the end, the negotiations on climate reflect dissent – all against the United States of America,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel says.

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EUROPE POLITICS: Germany, France, Russia Stress Ukraine Truce Implementation

EUROPE POLITICS: Germany, France, Russia Stress Ukraine Truce Implementation

Kremlin complained that the Minsk accords were being implemented “too slowly,” stressing that there needs to be measures leading to a genuine ceasefire in Ukraine.

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USA POLITICS: First Meeting With Putin an ‘Honor’: Trump

USA POLITICS: First Meeting With Putin an ‘Honor’: Trump

“President Putin and I have been discussing various things, and I think it’s going very well,” Trump told reporters, sitting alongside the Russian leader.

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WORLD POLITICS: First Handshake: Putin, Trump Meet at G20 Summit

WORLD POLITICS: First Handshake: Putin, Trump Meet at G20 Summit

US president Donald Trump will hold his first bilateral talks with Russian president Vladimir Putin on Friday afternoon after a brief handshake at the Group of 20 talks in Hamburg.

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MIDDLE EAST POLITICS: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, Bahrain Vow to Punish Qatar Harder

MIDDLE EAST POLITICS: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, Bahrain Vow to Punish Qatar Harder

Saudi Arabia completely shuttered the land border with Qatar in order to cripple the neighboring country’s food supply.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia to US: Clarify Syria ‘No-Fly Zones’ Proposal

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia to US: Clarify Syria ‘No-Fly Zones’ Proposal

Russia has suspended communications with the US, which used to be carried out via a hotline set up to prevent accidents over Syrian airspace.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Moscow Promotes Joint Russia-China Plan Instead of US Attempts to ‘Strangle’ North Korea at UNSC

RUSSIA POLITICS: Moscow Promotes Joint Russia-China Plan Instead of US Attempts to ‘Strangle’ North Korea at UNSC

Describing the North Korean ballistic missile launch on Tuesday as “dangerous, reckless and irresponsible,” the American Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley urged the UN Security Council to implement new measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

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SYRIA POLITICS: US Would Consider No-Fly Zone in Syria If Russia Agrees

SYRIA POLITICS: US Would Consider No-Fly Zone in Syria If Russia Agrees

“If our two countries work together to establish stability on the ground, it will lay a foundation for progress on the settlement of Syria’s political future,” Tillerson said.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau to Meet Taoiseach, Michael D Higgins

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau to Meet Taoiseach, Michael D Higgins

Mr Trudeau has a series of official engagements on Tuesday culminating in an official dinner in Dublin Castle in the evening.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May’s Secrecy on Saudi Triggers Pressure

UK POLITICS: Theresa May’s Secrecy on Saudi Triggers Pressure

Theresa May is yet to decide whether to publish details of a report about foreign funding of extremism in the UK with a focus on Saudi Arabia.

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AFRICA POLITICS: French, West African Presidents Launch Sahel Force

AFRICA POLITICS: French, West African Presidents Launch Sahel Force

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita says, “It’s also clear that France alone must not continue to bear the burden of this fight against terrorism.”

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MIDDLE EAST POLITICS: 48 Hours Only to Accept 13 Demands: Saudi Arabia, Allies to Qatar

MIDDLE EAST POLITICS: 48 Hours Only to Accept 13 Demands: Saudi Arabia, Allies to Qatar

Qatar has called the charges baseless and says the stiff demands – including closing Qatar-based al Jazeera TV and ejecting Turkish troops based there – are so draconian that they appear designed to be rejected.

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CHINA POLITICS: China Strongly Condemns New US Navy ‘Provocation’

CHINA POLITICS: China Strongly Condemns New US Navy ‘Provocation’

“China strongly urges the US side to immediately stop this kind of provocative action, which seriously violates China’s sovereignty and puts at risk China’s security,” Lu said.

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USA POLITICS: Global Leadership Part of US Foreign Policy DNA, While Russia ‘Defender & Advocate’: Henry Kissinger

USA POLITICS: Global Leadership Part of US Foreign Policy DNA, While Russia ‘Defender & Advocate’: Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger, born in Germany, served as secretary of state and national security adviser under the presidential Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

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GERMANY POLITICS: German FM to US: Absolutely Unacceptable to Give Up on Russian Gas

GERMANY POLITICS: German FM to US: Absolutely Unacceptable to Give Up on Russian Gas

“We deem it absolutely unacceptable when a bill demands Europeans give up on Russian gas so they could sell American instead, at much higher price,” Gabriel said.

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CHINA POLITICS: $1.42b Planned US Arms Sales to Taiwan Angers Xi Jinping

CHINA POLITICS: $1.42b Planned US Arms Sales to Taiwan Angers Xi Jinping

“The wrong move of the U.S. side runs counter to the consensus reached by the two presidents in and the positive development momentum of the China-U.S. relationship,” the embassy said.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: US, South Korea Should Offer Concessions to North Korea: Moon Jae-in

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: US, South Korea Should Offer Concessions to North Korea: Moon Jae-in

South Korean President Moon Jae-in says, “North Korea should promise a nuclear freeze before full-fledged dialog for nuclear dismantlement can start.”

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USA POLITICS: Mattis Accuses Putin of International ‘Mischief’

USA POLITICS: Mattis Accuses Putin of International ‘Mischief’

US Defense Secretary James Mattis said Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions undermined “secure and peaceful” order established after WWII devastation.

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