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Trump slams Iran's leaders, says U.S. in 'strong position'

8 hours 37 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that any war between the United States and Iran would be swift, although he reiterated his desire to avoid a military confrontation even as he blasted Tehran's leaders.
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Saudi Arabia will support whatever economic plan will bring prosperity to the Palestinians: finance minister

8 hours 44 min ago
Saudi Arabia's finance minister Mohammed al-Jadaan said on Wednesday that it will support whatever economic plan will bring prosperity to the Palestinians.
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Hong Kong activists urge G20 leaders to help 'liberate' city

8 hours 47 min ago
Thousands of people in Hong Kong joined an evening protest and marched to major foreign consulates on Wednesday, urging leaders gathering for this week's summit of G20 nations to back their demand to scrap a controversial extradition bill.
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'Dozens' killed in foiled Ethiopia coup attempt: regional government

8 hours 51 min ago
Dozens of people were killed in fighting during a foiled coup in Ethiopia's Amhara region at the weekend, the regional government spokesman said on Wednesday, the first official report of significant clashes and a much higher toll than earlier reports.
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Israeli passenger plane makes emergency landing in Sofia

8 hours 52 min ago
An Israeli airplane made an emergency landing at Bulgaria's Sofia Airport on Wednesday because of a suspected bird strike shortly after take off, a Bulgarian transport ministry official told Reuters.
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Islamist insurgents kill at least 20 civilians in northeast Nigerian village: security agent, source

9 hours 37 sec ago
Islamist insurgents killed at least 20 civilians in a northeast Nigerian village, a government-allied vigilante who helped evacuate corpses and a security source said on Wednesday.
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Britain's May to meet Russia's Putin this week at G20: Kremlin

9 hours 2 min ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May this week at a G20 summit in Japan to try to improve relations between the countries, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.
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Kremlin says Putin-Trump meeting set for June 28 in Japan's Osaka

9 hours 7 min ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will have an hour-long meeting on the sidelines of a G20 summit on June 28 in Japan's Osaka, a Kremlin aide told reporters on Wednesday.
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Iran likely to come up at G20: Germany

9 hours 8 min ago
Germany is concerned about current tensions over Iran, a government official said on Wednesday, adding that the topic could well come up in many discussions at this weekend's G20 summit in Japan.
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Saudi Khashoggi murder investigation fails to address chain of command: U.N. expert

9 hours 11 min ago
An official Saudi Arabian investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents has failed to examine who may have ordered the killing, a U.N. special rapporteur said on Wednesday.
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UAE says convincing evidence needed on Gulf tanker attacks

9 hours 12 min ago
The United Arab Emirates said on Wednesday that clear and convincing evidence was needed to apportion blame for attacks last month on four oil tankers off its coast, and that tensions in the region needed to be dialled down.
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U.S. Treasury Secretary says U.S., China were close to trade deal: CNBC

9 hours 15 min ago
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that the United States and China were close to a trade deal, CNBC reported.
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Shares in Germany's Brenntag drop on dual-use chemicals sale to Syria

9 hours 24 min ago
Shares in German chemicals distributor Brenntag dropped as much as 7.6% on Wednesday on a report that the company sold substances to a company in Syria that could go into chemical weapons, among other uses.
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Novartis says did not export dual-use chemicals to Syria

9 hours 24 min ago
Novartis did not export dual-use chemicals to a Syrian partner, the Swiss drugmaker said on Wednesday, amid scrutiny of shipments by German chemicals distributor Brenntag via a Swiss subsidiary in 2014.
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UK says 1984 Hong Kong rights treaty with China is as valid as ever

9 hours 26 min ago
Britain's foreign ministry said on Wednesday it would continue to defend its position over Hong Kong after Beijing accused the UK of interfering in China's internal affairs.
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Britain's Labour is confident parliament can stop no-deal Brexit

9 hours 27 min ago
Britain's main opposition Labour Party is confident that parliament can prevent a government trying to take the country out of the European Union without a deal, a spokesman for leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Wednesday.
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Spain foreign minister gives up MEP seat with eye on EU top job

9 hours 41 min ago
Spain's acting foreign minister Josep Borrell gave up his newly won European Parliament seat on Wednesday to remain in the Socialist administration at home and stay in the running for a senior job in the EU executive, sources said.
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Migrant rescue boat enters Italian waters, defying government ban

9 hours 42 min ago
The German charity ship Sea-Watch with 42 migrants aboard entered Italian waters on Wednesday, defying an order from Rome to stay away, the ship's press office said.
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Israel says GPS mysteriously disrupted in its airspace but planes secure

9 hours 44 min ago
Israel is experiencing unexplained GPS disruptions in its airspace but measures are in place to allow safe landings and takeoffs at its main international airport, the government said on Wednesday.
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Thousands mourn officials killed in Ethiopia coup attempt, priests urge unity

9 hours 45 min ago
Thousands lined the streets in Ethiopia's two main northern cities on Wednesday to mourn officials killed in a failed regional coup, as soldiers looked on and priests called for unity after months of ethnically-charged strife.
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