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USA: General Dunford Rushes To Turkey Amid Accusations US Plotted Coup

USA: General Dunford Rushes To Turkey Amid Accusations US Plotted Coup

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made headlines by accusing the head of US Central Command of, “siding with the coup plotters.”

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RUSSIA: Vladimir Putin Denies Involvement In US Political Email Hack

RUSSIA: Vladimir Putin Denies Involvement In US Political Email Hack

“We need to head off any external attempts to interfere in the elections, in our domestic political life,” Putin, who is facing re-election in 2018 said.

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UK: Corbyn Calls For End To UK ‘Arms Bazaar’ Policy In Middle East, Especially Saudi Arabia

UK: Corbyn Calls For End To UK ‘Arms Bazaar’ Policy In Middle East, Especially Saudi Arabia

Jeremy Corbyn: “Are we not responsible? We sold those arms knowing they were going to be used in Bahrain.”

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USA: Recep Tayyip Erdogan Says US Supports Turkey Coup Plotters, Pentagon Calls It ‘Absurd’

USA: Recep Tayyip Erdogan Says US Supports Turkey Coup Plotters, Pentagon Calls It ‘Absurd’

“Any suggestion anyone in the department supported the coup in any way would be absurd,” Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook told reporters.

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RUSSIA: Are China, Russia, US Starting A New Cold War?

RUSSIA: Are China, Russia, US Starting A New Cold War?

“Russia and China stick to points of view which are very close to each other or are almost the same in the international arena,” Putin said at the time.

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USA: Trump Accused Of Treason For Urging Russia To Hack Clinton’s Email

USA: Trump Accused Of Treason For Urging Russia To Hack Clinton’s Email

Donald Trump: “Russia, if you’re listening I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you’ll be rewarded mightily by our press.”

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RUSSIA: Vladimir Putin Says Olympic Ban On Russian Athletes Result Of Political Campaign

RUSSIA: Vladimir Putin Says Olympic Ban On Russian Athletes Result Of Political Campaign

“This is a blow to the entire sporting world and to the Olympic Games,” said Vladimir Putin.

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AUSTRIA: Pakistani To Be Extradited Over Paris Attack Links

AUSTRIA: Pakistani To Be Extradited Over Paris Attack Links

“The extradition of the Pakistani man was declared admissible,” a spokesman for a regional court in the Austrian city of Linz said, declining to give any further details.

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POLAND: EU Gives Poland 3 Months To Apply Measures Protecting Rule Of Law

POLAND: EU Gives Poland 3 Months To Apply Measures Protecting Rule Of Law

“The Commission considers the main issues which threaten the rule of law in Poland have not been resolved,” Frans Timmermans.

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USA: Russia Says Idea It Hacked Democratic Party Emails Absurd

USA: Russia Says Idea It Hacked Democratic Party Emails Absurd

President Putin has tried to avoid giving the impression he favors any U.S. candidate, but has hailed Republican Donald Trump as being “very talented”.

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PALESTINE: Palestinians To UNSC: Act Against Israeli Settlement Building Plans In East Jerusalem

PALESTINE: Palestinians To UNSC: Act Against Israeli Settlement Building Plans In East Jerusalem

“This is opportunity for the international community to show its real commitment for the two-state solution,” PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat said.

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NORTHERN IRELAND: Politicians, Human Rights Activists Threaten Legal Challenge To Brexit Trigger

NORTHERN IRELAND: Politicians, Human Rights Activists Threaten Legal Challenge To Brexit Trigger

The British government has said it is considering when to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which would start a two-year countdown to exit.

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INDIA: UK FM Boris Johnson Claims India Owes UK Multi-Million Pounds

INDIA: UK FM Boris Johnson Claims India Owes UK Multi-Million Pounds

Indian High Commission in London has consistently maintained that it does not owe any congestion charge for its vehicles using the zone in London.

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USA: Debbie Wasserman Schultz Officially Resigns As DNC Head Amid Email Furor

USA: Debbie Wasserman Schultz Officially Resigns As DNC Head Amid Email Furor

In a statement, Wasserman Schultz said the best way for the party to accomplish its goal of putting Clinton in the White House was for her to step down.

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IRELAND: Enda Kenny Distances Himself From Talk Of Post-Brexit

IRELAND: Enda Kenny Distances Himself From Talk Of Post-Brexit

Mr Kenny admitted that a vote on a united Ireland “is not going to be the case now or in the medium term, or perhaps ever”.

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USA: Trump Brings Some Refreshing New Foreign Policy

USA: Trump Brings Some Refreshing New Foreign Policy

What Trump ultimately offers is an American foreign policy more focused on narrow American national interests than previously pursued by the United States.

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ARGENTINA: Judge Rodolfo Canicoba Corral Requests Arrest Of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Adviser For Bombing

ARGENTINA: Judge Rodolfo Canicoba Corral Requests Arrest Of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Adviser For Bombing

Ali Akbar Velayati was foreign minister of Iran at the time of the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires and is now an adviser to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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RUSSIA: FSB Nabs OSCE Employee Spying For Ukraine

RUSSIA: FSB Nabs OSCE Employee Spying For Ukraine

The OSCE is monitoring a fragile ceasefire in eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government forces still regularly exchange fire.

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AUSTRALIA: Joe Biden To Australia: Be The ‘Regional Hub And Leader’

AUSTRALIA: Joe Biden To Australia: Be The ‘Regional Hub And Leader’

US Vice President Joe Biden said: “We want to see Australia continue to grow and to be a regional hub and a regional leader,”

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AUSTRALIA: Turnbull Wants Early Free Trade Deal With UK Theresa May

AUSTRALIA: Turnbull Wants Early Free Trade Deal With UK Theresa May

“So as Britain leaves the EU, what we will need to do is negotiate direct arrangements with Britain,” Malcolm Turnbull said.

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