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Iran says saving nuclear deal not its problem, EU warns no alternative

4 hours 40 min ago
Iran warned the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that it would no longer be burdened with preserving a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers as European states pushed Tehran to stick with the agreement because there is "no credible, peaceful alternative."
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Bulgaria hopes to join euro zone 'waiting room' by year-end

4 hours 40 min ago
Bulgaria hopes to join the precursor to euro zone membership, the ERM-2 exchange rate mechanism before year-end, Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov said on Wednesday, pushing back Sofia's initial target of joining this summer.
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G20 countries should raise Khashoggi killing: U.N. expert

4 hours 41 min ago
The U.N. executions investigator said on Wednesday that leaders attending the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, this weekend should press Saudi Arabia to take "full responsibility" for what she called the state murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Pompeo says remains hopeful Pakistan will crack down on Islamist militants

4 hours 42 min ago
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a trip to India on Wednesday that he remained hopeful that neighboring Pakistan would chose the "right course" in cracking down on Islamist fundamentalists.
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Ex-Israeli prime minister Barak announces election run

4 hours 46 min ago
Former prime minister Ehud Barak announced on Wednesday a return to politics as the leader of a new party in Israel's coming national election, saying it was time to end Benjamin Netanyahu's "corrupt leadership".
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Harrowing photo of drowned migrants at U.S. border draws global attention

4 hours 52 min ago
A harrowing photo of a man and his young daughter who drowned on the U.S.-Mexico border has brought global attention to the dangers for a wave of mostly Latin American migrants traveling north, with Pope Francis on Wednesday expressing "immense sadness" at the deaths.
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'I told him not to follow the American dream,' mother of drowned Salvadoran migrant laments

4 hours 52 min ago
The mother of a Salvadoran man who drowned with his young daughter while trying to reach U.S. soil and became a global symbol of the dangers of migration, said she urged her son not to "follow the American dream" before he left their country.
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With ties frosty, Britain's May to meet Russia's Putin at G20

4 hours 56 min ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May at this week's G20 summit in Japan with a view to seeking improved relations between the countries, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.
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Georgian parliament strips opposition MP of immunity over unrest

5 hours 7 min ago
Georgia's parliament on Wednesday stripped an opposition lawmaker of immunity and ordered him arrested to answer allegations that he helped orchestrate anti-government protests last week that turned violent.
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Turkey's Erdogan says no indication from Trump of U.S. sanctions over S-400 deal

5 hours 23 min ago
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he had not seen indications in his talks with President Donald Trump that the United States will impose sanctions on Ankara over its purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense systems.
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Notre Dame fire may have been caused by power fault or cigarette: prosecutors

5 hours 35 min ago
An electrical fault or a burning cigarette may have been responsible for the fire that gutted Notre-Dame Cathedral, French authorities investigating the cause of April's blaze said on Wednesday.
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Mauritania opposition candidates challenge presidential election result

5 hours 40 min ago
Three losing candidates in Mauritania's presidential election lodged an appeal late on Tuesday alleging irregularities in the vote, won by the ruling party that has positioned itself as an ally of the West against Islamist militants.
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'Revenge porn' victims could win anonymity in UK courts

5 hours 42 min ago
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - People whose intimate images are shared online without their consent could win anonymity in British courts like other sexual abuse victims, under a government-backed review of "revenge porn" laws launched on Wednesday.
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Macron calls for 'little gestures' to defuse U.S.-Iran tensions

5 hours 47 min ago
French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said Iran and world powers including the United States needed to find a way back into talks that restore trust and defuse a dangerous escalation in tensions.
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Some in India's opposition see red over new orange cricket jerseys

5 hours 48 min ago
Some opposition politicians on Wednesday slammed the Indian national cricket team's new orange jerseys, accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's right-wing Hindu nationalist party of pushing its trademark saffron hue on the team.
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Suspected gas blast in Vienna causes partial building collapse

5 hours 56 min ago
A suspected gas explosion tore through a building near Vienna's city center on Wednesday, causing several floors to collapse and seriously injuring four people, emergency services said.
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Saudi probe dodges who ordered Khashoggi murder: U.N. expert

6 hours 20 sec ago
An official Saudi Arabian investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents failed to examine who may have ordered the killing and ignored key suspects, a U.N. special rapporteur said on Wednesday.
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Iran will not be burdened with preserving nuclear deal: Iran's U.N. envoy

6 hours 2 min ago
Iran's United Nations envoy described his country's nuclear deal with world powers as being in "critical condition" on Wednesday and warned "Iran alone cannot, shall not and will not take all of the burdens anymore to preserve" the 2015 agreement.
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Canadian businesses have a message ahead of the election: We need foreign workers

6 hours 5 min ago
Canadian unemployment is at an all-time low and businesses have a message for politicians ahead of October's national election: We need foreign workers so do not make the campaign about keeping them out.
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Pompeo says U.S. has done all it can to de-escalate Iran situation

6 hours 7 min ago
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in an interview with local media in India on Wednesday that the United States had done everything it could to de-escalate tensions with Iran.
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