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More civilian focus, less military, in South China Sea would ease fears: Chinese paper

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 22:32
China should put more focus on building civilian facilities on islands in the South China Sea and less emphasis on the military to better sooth regional fears about China's intentions, an influential state-run paper said on Wednesday.
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Turkey, U.S. discussed return of jailed Halkbank executive: Turkey minister

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 22:17
Turkey and the United States have discussed returning a jailed executive from state-owned lender Halkbank to Turkey where he can serve the rest of his sentence from an Iran sanctions-busting case, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.
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China arrests 576 waste smuggling suspects from Jan-Oct: Xinhua

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 22:11
China arrested 576 people accused of smuggling waste into the country in the first 10 months of the year, state news agency Xinhua said, part of its efforts to enforce a ban on low-grade trash imports.
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Britain's May seeks to cut deal on future EU ties in Brussels

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 20:15
British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives in Brussels on Wednesday to attempt to agree a blueprint of Britain's post-Brexit ties with the European Union, which the bloc's diplomats said was being held up by disagreements over Gibraltar, fisheries and trade.
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Turkey may seek U.N. inquiry if Saudi cooperation reaches impasse

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 19:46
Turkey is not entirely satisfied with the level of cooperation it is receiving from Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and may seek a formal United Nations inquiry if its liaising with Riyadh comes to an impasse, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.
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Venezuela's former treasurer took $1 billion in bribes: U.S. prosecutors

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 19:28
Venezuela's former national treasurer admitted receiving over $1 billion in bribes as part of illicit foreign currency operations that involved a local television mogul now indicted in U.S. courts, according to U.S. court documents unsealed on Tuesday.
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Facebook sued by Russian firm linked to woman charged by U.S.

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 19:22
A Russian company whose accountant was charged by federal prosecutors for attempting to meddle in U.S. elections sued Facebook Inc on Tuesday, claiming it is a legitimate news outlet and its Facebook account should be restored.
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Canada threatens to legislate end to strike by mail workers

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 19:16
The Canadian government on Tuesday said it was prepared to legislate an end to a series of strikes by postal workers that is threatening to disrupt deliveries over the Christmas season.
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Pompeo tells Seoul nuclear progress must not lag better Korea ties

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 19:13
The United States has told its ally South Korea it should not improve ties with North Korea faster than Pyongyang takes steps to give up its nuclear weapons, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday.
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Colombia asks Cuba to arrest ELN rebel leader under Interpol notice

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 19:11
Colombia's government has asked Cuba to capture ELN rebel commander Nicolas Rodriguez, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday, a sign peace talks with the insurgent group are unlikely to resume soon.
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G20 host Argentina's security nightmare: unrest and anarchists

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 18:47
Argentina vowed on Tuesday to crack down on any anarchists and anti-capitalist protesters who try to disrupt next week's Group of 20 gathering in Buenos Aires, saying it was working with foreign governments to identify and block entry to potential trouble-makers.
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Criticism mounts as Interpol set to elect Russian as president

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 18:35
International police body Interpol is expected to elect a senior Russian official as its next president on Wednesday, in a move that has provoked alarm in Europe and the United States about the risk of Kremlin meddling.
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Turkey foreign minister-Russian defense system buy cannot be canceled

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 18:25
Turkey's purchase of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems in Turkey is a done deal and cannot be canceled, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday, adding that Ankara needs further defense procurement that could be bought from the United States.
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Mexican president-elect's party presents national guard plan

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 18:08
Lawmakers from Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) on Tuesday submitted a bill for a new national guard that aims to replace the armed forces in the fight against organized crime.
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Turkey, U.S. discussed return of jailed Halkbank executive: Turkey foreign minister

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 17:58
Turkey and the United States have discussed returning a jailed executive from state-owned lender Halkbank to Turkey where he can serve the rest of his sentence from an Iran sanctions-busting case, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.
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Trump stands by Saudi prince despite journalist Khashoggi's murder

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 17:34
President Donald Trump vowed on Tuesday to remain a "steadfast partner" of Saudi Arabia despite saying that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have known about the plan to murder dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi last month.
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Libyan coast guards force stranded migrants off container ship

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 17:27
Libyan authorities on Tuesday forcibly disembarked at least 79 migrants who had refused to leave a cargo ship that rescued them before docking in a port west of Tripoli, rights groups and a coast guard commander said.
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Trump says he will not be tough on Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi case

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 17:25
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he will not destroy the global economy by being tough on Saudi Arabia over the murder of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi, although the CIA believes Khashoggi's murder was ordered by that country's crown prince.
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Facebook sued by Russian firm linked to woman charged by U.S. prosecutors

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 17:15
A Russian company whose accountant was charged by federal prosecutors for attempting to meddle in U.S. elections sued Facebook Inc on Tuesday, claiming it is a legitimate news firm and its Facebook account should be restored.
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U.S. targets Iran-Russia network over oil sent to Syria

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:52
The United States said on Tuesday it had moved to disrupt an Iranian-Russian network that sent millions of barrels of oil to Syria and hundreds of millions of dollars to indirectly fund militant groups Hamas and Hezbollah.
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