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MEXICO: President Enrique Pena Nieto Ready To Meet With Trump

MEXICO: President Enrique Pena Nieto Ready To Meet With Trump

“Yes, I would meet with him,” Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said, referring to Trump in a pre-taped television interview broadcast on Tuesday night.

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NORTH KOREA: Thae Yong-ho Deputy Ambassador In UK Defects To South Korea

NORTH KOREA: Thae Yong-ho Deputy Ambassador In UK Defects To South Korea

Thae Yong-ho’s defection follows a string of recent such flights by North Koreans, including 12 waitresses at a North Korean restaurant in China who defected to South Korea earlier this year.

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PALESTINE: Abbas To Israeli Knesset Arab Members: Unite Hamas, Fatah

PALESTINE: Abbas To Israeli Knesset Arab Members: Unite Hamas, Fatah

The Gaza Strip has been ruled by Hamas since the terrorist group won Gaza’s 2006 parliamentary elections and ousted Fatah in a violent 2007 coup.

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NICARAGUA: Daniel Ortega Seeking Helicopters, Coastal Vessels From Russia, US

NICARAGUA: Daniel Ortega Seeking Helicopters, Coastal Vessels From Russia, US

Ortega said he was negotiating with Russia to acquire helicopters, and hoped the United States would also help provide “this type of asset to Nicaragua.”

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TURKEY: Gulen’s Extradition From US Not Negotiable – Binali Yildirim

TURKEY: Gulen’s Extradition From US Not Negotiable – Binali Yildirim

“The main element improving our relations with U.S. is the extradition of Gulen, where there is no room for negotiation,” Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.

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ARGENTINA: Theresa May To Mauricio Macri: Lift Oil Exploration Restriction In Falklands

ARGENTINA: Theresa May To Mauricio Macri: Lift Oil Exploration Restriction In Falklands

British Prime Minister Theresa May has written to Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri calling for restrictions on oil exploration in the Falklands Islands

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KASHMIR: Celebrations Planned For ‘Pakistan Day’ In Kashmir Valley

KASHMIR: Celebrations Planned For ‘Pakistan Day’ In Kashmir Valley

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair an all-party meet concerning the situation in Kashmir on Friday, 12 August.

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ZIMBABWE: Zimbabweans Free To Have ID, Passports In South Africa

ZIMBABWE: Zimbabweans Free To Have ID, Passports In South Africa

Many Zimbabweans are living in South Africa and other neighbouring countries without proper documentation, a situation that makes them vulnerable to employers who can offload them at will.

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RUSSIA: Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdogan Take Center Stage

RUSSIA: Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdogan Take Center Stage

The leaders of Russia and Turkey have patched up a damaging quarrel, pledging to restore close economic relations. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russian trade sanctions on Turkey would be phased out “step by step”. “The priority is to get

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CHINA: Senkaku Islands: Beijing Escalates Maritime Provocations

CHINA: Senkaku Islands: Beijing Escalates Maritime Provocations

“It is totally unacceptable that the Chinese side has taken unilateral actions that further raise tensions in the area,” said Shinsuke Sugiyama, vice minister for foreign affairs.

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VENEZUELA: Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil Mull Demotion Of Venezuela’s Mercosur Full Membership

VENEZUELA: Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil Mull Demotion Of Venezuela’s Mercosur Full Membership

Paraguay which is proving to be the most critical of Venezuela argues that president Nicolás Maduro administration does not abide by democratic principles.

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PHILIPPINE: Lawmaker Seeks To Ban Donald Trump

PHILIPPINE: Lawmaker Seeks To Ban Donald Trump

Salceda was referring to Trump’s comments at a rally on Thursday in Portland, Maine, in which he took another swipe at immigrants.

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GERMANY: Most Germans Want To End EU Migrant Deal With Turkey – Poll

GERMANY: Most Germans Want To End EU Migrant Deal With Turkey – Poll

Under the migration pact, Ankara agreed to take back all migrants and refugees, including Syrians who cross by sea to Greece illegally.

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UK: Muslim Brotherhood Can Qualify For Political Asylum In United Kingdom

UK: Muslim Brotherhood Can Qualify For Political Asylum In United Kingdom

The guidance states Muslim Brotherhood high-profile or politically active Brotherhood members in Egypt “may be able to show they are at risk of persecution.

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SAUDI ARABIA: Riyadh Will Help Germany Investigate Terror Attacks

SAUDI ARABIA: Riyadh Will Help Germany Investigate Terror Attacks

Germany is still reeling from the attacks, the first committed by Muslim refugees who were part of the big wave of migrants that has entered the country over the past few years.

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TURKEY: Austria ‘Capital Of Radical Racism’ – Mevlut Cavusoglu

TURKEY: Austria ‘Capital Of Radical Racism’ – Mevlut Cavusoglu

European leaders have voiced concern over Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s crackdown on suspected dissidents after a failed coup attempt last month.

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PAKISTAN: Rajnath Singh SAARC Speech (Full Text)

PAKISTAN: Rajnath Singh SAARC Speech (Full Text)

“It also needs to be ensured that terrorism is not glorified and is not patronized by any state. One country’s terrorist cannot be a martyr or freedom fighter for anyone,” Singh said in his SAARC address.

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USA: White House $400M Payment To Iran Takes Center Stage

USA: White House $400M Payment To Iran Takes Center Stage

The State Department formally announced the settlement terms on Jan. 17 — a day after the four Americans were freed.

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KENYA: Uhuru Kenyatta Calls On France To Secure Regional Peace

KENYA: Uhuru Kenyatta Calls On France To Secure Regional Peace

“We need a strong regional position that will be supported by the international community to guarantee peace in South Sudan,” President Uhuru Kenyatta said.

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SAUDI ARABIA: Adel Jubeir Says Kingdom Keen To Build Best Relations With Russia

SAUDI ARABIA: Adel Jubeir Says Kingdom Keen To Build Best Relations With Russia

Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir described Russia as an important country which is home to more than 20 million Muslims.

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