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INDIA: Modi Brings Up Sanctions Against Pakistan At World Forums

INDIA: Modi Brings Up Sanctions Against Pakistan At World Forums

The pressure is on Pakistan as it was never before—not even when Osama bin Laden was discovered hiding in Abbottabad or after 26/11 in India.

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USA: Hillary Clinton Has Medical Episode At 9/11 Ceremony (Video)

USA: Hillary Clinton Has Medical Episode At 9/11 Ceremony (Video)

Caught on video: Hillary Clinton collapses as she is helped into her van after being rushed from 9/11 memorial.

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NORTH KOREA: Kim Jong Un Mocks US, UN Sanctions Talk, Vows To Continue With Nuclear Test

NORTH KOREA: Kim Jong Un Mocks US, UN Sanctions Talk, Vows To Continue With Nuclear Test

“As we’ve made clear, measures to strengthen the national nuclear power in quality and quantity will continue,” KCNA added.

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CUBA: Havana Launches New International Campaign Against US Blockade

CUBA: Havana Launches New International Campaign Against US Blockade

“The blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba persists,” Rodriguez told reporters at a news conference. “The blockade is the main cause of the economy’s problems and obstacle to development.”

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VENEZUELA: Margarita Island Takes Center Stage

VENEZUELA: Margarita Island Takes Center Stage

Venezuela’s Margarita Island, the so-called Pearl of the Caribbean, is emerging as a flash-point for the South American country’s political crisis.

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NORTH KOREA: Kim Jong Un Hails New Nuclear Test Powerful Than Bomb Dropped On Hiroshima

NORTH KOREA: Kim Jong Un Hails New Nuclear Test Powerful Than Bomb Dropped On Hiroshima

“That’s largest DPRK test to date, 20-30kt, at least. Not a happy day,” Jeffrey Lewis, California-based Middlebury Institute of International Studies said.

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AUSTRALIA: G20 Summit 2016: Putin Asks Turnbull Who Australia Is Fighting For In Syria War

AUSTRALIA: G20 Summit 2016: Putin Asks Turnbull Who Australia Is Fighting For In Syria War

During a meeting at the G20 in Hangzhou, Putin also listed the reasons why the US is to blame for the conflict in Iraq.

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BAHRAIN: United States To Bahrain: Free Nabeel Rajab

BAHRAIN: United States To Bahrain: Free Nabeel Rajab

“We call on the government of Bahrain to release Nabeel Rajab immediately,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the United States said.

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PHILIPPINE: ‘We Shall Not Be Cowed’ – Rodrigo Duterte

PHILIPPINE: ‘We Shall Not Be Cowed’ – Rodrigo Duterte

“We must press on,” Rodrigo Duterte declared.

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USA: Hillary Clinton Rejects Invitation Of Mexico President Pena

USA: Hillary Clinton Rejects Invitation Of Mexico President Pena

Pena Nieto extended invitations to both candidates last month, and Trump flew to Mexico City last Wednesday for a meeting that appeared to be friendly.

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PALESTINE: No Meeting With Netanyahu In Russia Planned – Abbas

PALESTINE: No Meeting With Netanyahu In Russia Planned – Abbas

The last Israeli-Palestinian peace talks collapsed in 2014.

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CHINA: Britain, China Should Appropriately Handle Disputes – Xi Jinping Chinese President

CHINA: Britain, China Should Appropriately Handle Disputes – Xi Jinping Chinese President

“Both sides should increase political mutual trust, expand common interests and appropriately handle disputes,” Chinese President Xi Jinping said.

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PHILIPPINE: After Calling Obama ‘Putang Ina’, Duterte Scrambles To Calm Tensions

PHILIPPINE: After Calling Obama ‘Putang Ina’, Duterte Scrambles To Calm Tensions

After Washington called off Tuesday’s bilateral meeting between Obama and Duterte in response, the Philippines issued two statements expressing regret.

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CHINA: G20 Summit: Chinese Official Bullies Susan Rice, White House Press Aide

CHINA: G20 Summit: Chinese Official Bullies Susan Rice, White House Press Aide

Shortly after Obama’s plane landed in Hangzhou, a Chinese official attempted to prevent his national security adviser Susan Rice from walking to the motorcade.

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CANADA: Trudeau Mulls Better Trade Ties With China

CANADA: Trudeau Mulls Better Trade Ties With China

China, the world’s second-largest economy, has tried to sell Trudeau on a free trade treaty similar to pacts China has sealed with Australia and New Zealand.

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USA: Obama Offers UK PM Theresa May Little Hope Of Fast-Track Post-Brexit Trade Deal

USA: Obama Offers UK PM Theresa May Little Hope Of Fast-Track Post-Brexit Trade Deal

Barack Obama says: “Our first task is making sure we get, first, TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) done and also that we move forward on the TTIP.”

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AUSTRALIA: Malcolm Turnbull, UK PM Theresa May Talk Free Trade

AUSTRALIA: Malcolm Turnbull, UK PM Theresa May Talk Free Trade

“We are on a unity ticket with that,” Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said in the Chinese city of Hangzhou.

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IRAN: Tehran To Turkey: Quickly End Syria Intervention

IRAN: Tehran To Turkey: Quickly End Syria Intervention

“In the fight against terrorism, any resort to methods that cast a shadow over the political sovereignty and legitimate power of the central government is unacceptable,” Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said.

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SCOTLAND: Sturgeon Launches Biggest Political Listening Exercise

SCOTLAND: Sturgeon Launches Biggest Political Listening Exercise

Nicola Sturgeon said, “The UK that existed before June 23 has fundamentally changed.”

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SRI LANKAN: UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon Pushes Unity In Sri Lanka After Civil War

SRI LANKAN: UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon Pushes Unity In Sri Lanka After Civil War

“Please continue to prove that Sri Lanka is emerging from decades of adversity, suspicion and divisiveness,” UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon said at a gathering of young Sri Lankans.

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