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Turkey says it may seek U.N. inquiry if impasse in cooperation with Saudis

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:27
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 over the issue if its liaising with Riyadh comes to an impasse, Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.
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Norway's minority government seals budget deal, sets stage to expand cabinet

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:26
Norway's minority center-right government has struck a deal with the independent Christian Democrats (CDP) on a 2019 fiscal bill, it said on Tuesday, securing the budget's passage in parliament and setting the stage for talks to expand the cabinet.
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Detained activists in Saudi Arabia subjected to torture, sexual harassment: rights groups

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 15:51
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch accused Saudi Arabia on Tuesday of subjecting several activists including some female human rights defenders detained since May to torture and sexual harassment.
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Trump statement on Saudi role in Khashoggi case 'shameful': Iran

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 15:19
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday it was "shameful" that U.S. President Donald Trump had pledged support for Saudi Arabia despite the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in its consulate.
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Pompeo says U.S. backs South Korean as head of police agency Interpol

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 15:06
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday the United States supported Kim Jong Yang of South Korea to lead the international police agency Interpol, pitting Washington against the Kremlin's candidate for the job, Alexander Prokopchuk.
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U.N. environment chief quits over travel expense report

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 14:39
U.N. environment chief Erik Solheim said on Tuesday he had resigned after receiving a final audit of his official travel.
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France, Germany agree on next step for fighter jet program

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 14:24
France and Germany have reached an agreement on the next steps in a joint program to design a next-generation combat jet, French Defence Minister Florence Parly said on Tuesday.
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Amnesty says detained activists in Saudi Arabia subjected to torture, sexual harassment

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 14:13
Amnesty International accused Saudi Arabia on Tuesday of subjecting several activists including some female human rights defenders detained since May to torture and sexual harassment.
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Brexit deal works for all UK, PM May tells Scottish leader

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 13:46
British Prime Minister Theresa May told Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday that the Brexit deal she has negotiated with the EU will work for all parts of the United Kingdom and deliver on the results of the 2016 referendum.
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With Carney warning of 1970s-style shock, UK firms ready for no-deal Brexit

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 13:35
Companies began triggering plans to keep operating if Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement, a "no deal" scenario the Bank of England said could plunge the economy into a crisis not seen since the 1970s.
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Who brings olive oil to Portugal? Police foil cocaine smuggler's ploy

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 13:31
Who would bring a suitcase full of olive oil to Portugal, one of the world's biggest producers of the stuff?
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Norway's minority government in budget deal, sets stage to expand cabinet

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 13:28
Norway's minority center-right government has reached a preliminary deal with the independent Christian Democrats (CDP) on a 2019 fiscal bill, negotiators told public broadcaster NRK.
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Spain would not oppose future independent Scotland rejoining EU: minister

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 12:50
Spain would have no objection to Scotland rejoining the European Union as an independent nation, as long as the secession process from the United Kingdom was legally binding, Spanish foreign minister Josep Borrell said on Tuesday.
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Suicide bomber kills over 50 at religious event in Kabul

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 12:37
A suicide bomber blew himself up in a banqueting hall where Islamic religious scholars had gathered in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing more than 50 people, three government officials said.
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French prosecutor investigates some of Macron's campaign finances

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 12:11
French prosecutors on Tuesday opened an investigation into the source of funds worth 144,000 euros that helped finance President Emmanuel Macron's election campaign in 2017, a source at the prosecutor's office said.
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Exclusive: Libya sees currency stabilizing next year, squeezing militia

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 12:08
Libya expects to end a long-running liquidity crisis by early 2019 as a foreign currency tax helps the official and black market exchange rates converge at less than 3 dinars to the dollar, the Tripoli-based deputy prime minister said.
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Ex-Macedonia PM Gruevski says he has been granted asylum in Hungary

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:59
Former Macedonian prime minister Nikola Gruevski, who fled abroad after being sentenced to two years in prison on corruption-related charges, said on Tuesday that he had been granted political asylum in Hungary.
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Libyan coast guards force stranded migrants off rescue ship

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:34
Libyan authorities on Tuesday forcibly disembarked more than 90 migrants who had refused to leave a cargo ship that rescued them before docking in a port west of Tripoli, a coast guard commander said. The Panama-flagged ship rescued them and other migrants off the Libyan coast ten days ago as their boat began sinking and brought them to Misrata.
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Brazil to create privatizations secretariat: incoming minister

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:23
Brazil will establish a privatizations secretariat under far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, future Economy Minister Paulo Guedes told reporters on Tuesday.
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Factbox: What might a no-deal Brexit look like?

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:18
Britain is due to leave the European Union in just over four months' time but it still cannot count on a transition period to cushion the shock for its economy.
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