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USA: FBI Investigating New Hillary Clinton Emails

USA: FBI Investigating New Hillary Clinton Emails

The head of FBI just said the agency would investigate additional emails that have surfaced related to Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server.

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RUSSIA: US Hysteria Over Russia An Election Ploy – Putin

RUSSIA: US Hysteria Over Russia An Election Ploy – Putin

Putin says it’s cover up for the fact that U.S. political elite had nothing to say about serious issues such as the country’s national debt or gun control.

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INDIA: Pakistani Diplomat To Be Expelled Over ‘Spying’

INDIA: Pakistani Diplomat To Be Expelled Over ‘Spying’

The Pakistani “staffer has been declared persona non grata for espionage activities,” Indian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Vikas Swarup added on Twitter.

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NORTH KOREA: Denuclearizing N. Korea A ‘Lost Cause,’ US Intel Chief

NORTH KOREA: Denuclearizing N. Korea A ‘Lost Cause,’ US Intel Chief

“The notion of getting the North Koreans to denuclearize is probably a lost cause. They are not going to do that. That is their ticket to survival,” Clapper said.

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JAPAN: Government May Blacklist Firms In China

JAPAN: Government May Blacklist Firms In China

The government is considering blacklisting companies based in China or other countries known to be facilitating transactions with North Korea.

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NIGERIA: October 31: Nigeria, Niger Delta To Meet

NIGERIA: October 31: Nigeria, Niger Delta To Meet

Buhari has called for dialogue but not taken part in any previous meetings which took part in the Niger Delta.

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PHILIPPINE: Duterte Aligns Philippines With China, Says US Has Lost

PHILIPPINE: Duterte Aligns Philippines With China, Says US Has Lost

“In this venue, your honors, in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States,” Duterte told Chinese and Philippine business people.

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CHINA: Rodrigo Duterte, Xi Jinping Meet To Improve Ties

CHINA: Rodrigo Duterte, Xi Jinping Meet To Improve Ties

“I will not go to America anymore. We will just be insulted there,” Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said. “So time to say goodbye my friend.”

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PAKISTAN: Indian TV, Radio Content To Be Banned In Pakistan

PAKISTAN: Indian TV, Radio Content To Be Banned In Pakistan

The complete ban will start on Friday at 3 p.m. (1000 GMT), Muhammad Tahir, the spokesman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA).

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INDIA: Narendra Modi, Pakistan New Crisis: Water War

INDIA: Narendra Modi, Pakistan New Crisis: Water War

With India still reeling from an attack in Kashmir that killed 19 soldiers, New Delhi Modi has settled on water, which flows from India into Pakistan.

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INDIA: Modi Calls Pakistan ‘Mother-Ship Of Terrorism’

INDIA: Modi Calls Pakistan ‘Mother-Ship Of Terrorism’

Modi’s remarks to meeting of leaders from BRICS – which include Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa – escalated his diplomatic drive to isolate Pakistan.

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AUSTRALIA: East Timor, Australia Discuss Maritime Boundary

AUSTRALIA: East Timor, Australia Discuss Maritime Boundary

East Timor appealed to the court for the arbitration that could determine the border through the Greater Sunrise oil and gas field.

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SLOVAKIA: President Klaus Iohannis To Help Slovakia Fight Corruption

SLOVAKIA: President Klaus Iohannis To Help Slovakia Fight Corruption

President Klaus Iohannis said, “Corruption slows economic growth. Corruption frightens investors.”

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TAIWAN: Tsai Ing-Wen To China: Engage In Talks

TAIWAN: Tsai Ing-Wen To China: Engage In Talks

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen pledges to maintain peace with China, amid a near five-month impasse after Beijing halted official communications.

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VENEZUELA: Maduro Says Putin Deserves Hugo Chavez Award

VENEZUELA: Maduro Says Putin Deserves Hugo Chavez Award

“He is a peace fighter, a fighter of balance in the world, a builder of a pure and diverse world, a multicentered world,” Venezuelan President Maduro said.

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RUSSIA: US Aggression Threatens Russia’s National Security – RIA

RUSSIA: US Aggression Threatens Russia’s National Security – RIA

Russian FM Sergei Lavrov, “It’s not just a rhetorical Russophobia, but aggressive steps that hurt our national interests and pose a threat to our security.”

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GHANA: Because Of Gandhi’s ‘Alleged Racism’ Ghana To Remove His Statue

GHANA: Because Of Gandhi’s ‘Alleged Racism’ Ghana To Remove His Statue

Historians say Gandhi himself was no believer in equality between races, at least not earlier in his career.

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PHILIPPINE: Duterte Will Liberate Philippines From US Shackles

PHILIPPINE: Duterte Will Liberate Philippines From US Shackles

Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay said the Duterte was “compelled to realign” Philippine foreign policy and not submit to U.S. demands and interests.

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USA: Putin Suspends Nuclear Agreement, Ends Uranium Research Pact With US

USA: Putin Suspends Nuclear Agreement, Ends Uranium Research Pact With US

President Putin suspended a treaty with US on cleaning up weapons grade plutonium, signalling he is willing to use nuclear disarmament as bargaining chip.

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PHILIPPINE: Duterte To President Obama: ‘Go To Hell!’

PHILIPPINE: Duterte To President Obama: ‘Go To Hell!’

Rodrigo Duterte vows, “I will break up with America”.

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