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U.S. sanctions Congo election officials, says they obstructed vote

2 hours 21 min ago
The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on three senior officials from Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission, accusing them of corruption and obstructing December’s presidential election.
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Explainer: What is the significance of the Golan Heights

2 hours 25 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United States should back Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, seized from Syria in 1967.
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Venezuelan government accuses detained Guaido aide of planning attacks

2 hours 25 min ago
Venezuela's interior minister said on Thursday that authorities had arrested opposition leader Juan Guaido's chief of staff for his involvement in an alleged "terrorist cell" that was planning attacks against high-level political figures.
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Algeria ruling party leader says Bouteflika's decisions valued

2 hours 32 min ago
Algeria's ruling National Liberation Front party (FLN) values the decisions of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Ennahar Tv cited party leader Moad Bouchareb as saying on Thursday.
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New Zealand marks one week since mosque attack with prayers, scarves

2 hours 48 min ago
New Zealanders prepared for nationwide prayers on Friday to mark one week since a mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch killed 50 worshippers.
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Brazil's ex-President Temer jailed, accused of heading 'criminal organization'

2 hours 55 min ago
Brazil's former President Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday in "Operation Radioactivity," a probe of alleged graft in the construction of a nuclear power plant, threatening to delay debate over the government's ambitious fiscal reforms.
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Chilean ex-military trio sentenced to prison for Pinochet-era murder

3 hours 41 min ago
A Chilean court sentenced three retired military members to 10 years in prison on Thursday for the murder of a photographer and the attempted murder of a psychologist during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.
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EU wrestles with short Brexit delay as 'no deal' looms

3 hours 44 min ago
European Union leaders wrangled on Thursday over what kind of Brexit delay to offer Britain as their hopes faded that Prime Minister Theresa May can win over her own parliament to ensure an orderly withdrawal.
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EU considers options for Brexit delay: May 7, year-end or open-ended, diplomats say

3 hours 44 min ago
European Union leaders were considering different options on delaying Brexit on Thursday, possibly until May 7, the end of the year or even leaving the date open for now, diplomatic sources said.
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Boeing to offer safety feature as standard in 737 MAX software upgrade -sources

3 hours 50 min ago
Boeing Co plans to offer as standard a safety feature that might have warned earlier of problems that possibly played a role in the crashes of Ethiopian and Indonesian planes that killed almost 350 people, two officials briefed on the matter said on Thursday.
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In major shift, Trump says time for U.S. to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan

3 hours 55 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday it was time to back Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights that Israel seized from Syria in 1967, marking a dramatic shift in U.S. policy and giving a boost to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the middle of his re-election campaign.
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U.S. court allows Venezuela's Guaido to argue in Crystallex case

4 hours 1 min ago
A U.S. judge has ruled that Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's representatives can present arguments in a court battle with Canadian mining company Crystallex International Corp, a boost to his efforts to retain control of the country's overseas assets.
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France's Macron to host Xi, Merkel and Junker at March 26 meeting

4 hours 20 min ago
Emmanuel Macron will host Chinese President Xi Jinping as well as the leaders of Germany and the European Union's executive arm at a March 26 meeting to discuss multilateral relations between Europe and China, a French presidency official said.
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Aid workers rush to rescue African cyclone victims amid mounting death toll

4 hours 29 min ago
Rescue workers plucked more survivors to safety from trees and roofs on Thursday, a week after a cyclone ripped through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods that have killed hundreds of people and displaced hundreds of thousands.
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U.S. announces first new North Korea sanctions since failed summit

4 hours 29 min ago
The United States on Thursday sanctioned two China-based shipping companies it says helped North Korea evade U.S. and international sanctions over its nuclear weapons program, the first such steps since U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's summit meeting collapsed last month.
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U.S. senators call on Venezuela to release jailed Citgo executives

4 hours 45 min ago
U.S. Republican Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn on Thursday pressed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to release six executives from Houston-based oil company Citgo Petroleum that have been in jail in the country since 2017.
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India bursts with color in celebration of Holi

4 hours 48 min ago
Hindus across India this week celebrate the two-day festival of Holi, which marks the beginning of spring, with an explosion of colors, chanting of devotional songs and prayer.
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Germany urged to champion global treaty to ban 'killer robots'

5 hours 12 min ago
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams and other activists warned on Thursday that fully autonomous weapons could be deployed in just 3-4 years and urged Germany to lead an international campaign for a ban on so-called "killer robots".
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EU offers Brexit delay to May, steps up pressure on London

5 hours 12 min ago
European Union leaders will offer on Thursday to delay Brexit until May 22 at the latest -- but only if Prime Minister Theresa May can turn around massive parliamentary opposition and win lawmakers' backing next week for her withdrawal plan.
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Antitrust chief Vestager joins race for EU top job

5 hours 15 min ago
The European Union's top antitrust regulator Margrethe Vestager on Thursday joined the fray for the presidency of the next European Commission, a post up for grab after EU parliamentary elections in May 23-26.
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