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Explainer: A guide to the Brexit backstop, and why there's a UK-EU standoff

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 09:34
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made a fresh push to drop the so-called Irish backstop from the Brexit deal, renewing a demand the EU has repeatedly rejected.
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Turkish police use water cannon, batons on Kurdish protesters

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 09:32
Riot police fired water cannon and tear gas to disperse protesters demonstrating in southeast Turkey on Tuesday against the ousting of three Kurdish mayors five months after they were elected.
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Cameroon separatist leaders condemned to life in prison

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 09:29
A Cameroonian court handed life sentences to 10 separatist leaders on Tuesday after finding them guilty of charges including terrorism in their fight to break away from the Francophone-dominated central government, their lawyers said.
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Pakistan to take Kashmir dispute with India to World Court

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 09:27
Pakistan said on Tuesday it would take the Kashmir dispute with India to International Court of Justice, after New Delhi revoked special status for its portion of the region earlier this month, to the fury of Islamabad.
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Death toll from Burkina Faso militant attack rises to 24

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 09:26
The Burkina Faso military said 24 soldiers were killed in an attack by unidentified militants on an army unit on Monday, the heaviest loss for the army in its fight to contain Islamist violence.
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Sri Lanka says international criticism over new army chief 'unwarranted'

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 09:23
Sri Lanka on Tuesday brushed aside as "unwarranted and unacceptable" international criticism of its decision to name a war veteran accused of human rights violations as its army chief.
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Ireland disappointed with Johnson's opening Brexit bid: foreign minister

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 09:20
Ireland expressed disappointment on Tuesday at a demand from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the Brexit backstop insurance policy for the Irish border be replaced with a pledge.
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Syrian army poised to take key town after rebel withdrawals

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 09:16
Syrian government forces look set to recover a strategic town that has been in rebel hands since 2014 in a major Russian-backed offensive into the opposition's last major stronghold.
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Spain sending navy ship to bring Open Arms migrants to Spain

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 09:09
The Spanish government said on Tuesday it was sending a navy ship to the Italian island of Lampedusa to escort the Open Arms rescue ship to Spain, in a bid to bring an end to an ordeal that has seen migrants stranded in the Mediterranean for 19 days.
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UK PM Johnson digs in on need to change Brexit deal after EU rebuttal

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 09:07
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to reopen the deal to leave the European Union and to replace the Irish border backstop, his office said on Tuesday, stressing the need for a renegotiation even though the EU said a new deal was not possible.
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Pompeo says North Korea talks have not resumed as quickly as hoped: CBS

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 08:49
The United States has not returned to the negotiation table with North Korea as quickly as it had hoped, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday, but he added that Washington knew there would be 'bumps on the road' in the denuclearization talks.
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U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo says ISIS strong in some areas: CBS

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 08:48
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged on Tuesday that Islamic State militants are gaining strength in some areas but said the militant group's capacity to conduct attacks has been greatly diminished.
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EU rebuffs British PM Johnson's opening Brexit bid

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 08:44
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand that the European Union reopen the Brexit divorce deal was rebuffed on Tuesday by the bloc, which said Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to an agreed insurance policy for the Irish border.
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Libya sends mobile petrol stations to conflict-hit west

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 08:40
Libyan state employee Akrm Jlaidi drives for ninety minutes to the suburbs of the capital Tripoli every week to fill his car at a mobile fuel station. Typically he waits for hours. Sometimes he returns home empty-handed as fuel shortages worsen.
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Philippines' Duterte warns of 'unfriendly' greeting for uninvited warships

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 08:29
President Rodrigo Duterte warned on Tuesday foreign ships faced "unfriendly" treatment if they ventured into Philippines' territorial waters without permission, in a swipe at China's deployment of warships a few miles off the coast.
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Some Russian radiation sensors back online: global network operator

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 08:26
The radioactive-particle sensors of at least one of the stations in Russia that went offline after a mysterious blast in the country's far north are transmitting again, the operator of the global network to which they belong said on Tuesday.
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Shots fired after man in Brazil hijacks bus, takes dozens of hostages

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 08:23
An armed man hijacked a bus in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, taking 37 commuters hostage before freeing six of them, officials and local media said.
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Death toll from Burkina Faso militant attack rises to 24: army

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 08:17
The Burkina Faso military said 24 soldiers were killed in an attack by unidentified militants on an army unit on Monday, updating a previous death toll of 10.
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Exclusive: EU contests Johnson letter, says backstop only way to keep Irish border open - document

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 08:06
The European Union "contests" British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's call for the Brexit backstop to be dropped and regrets his bid to scrap a "necessary, legally operative solution" to avoid erecting an Irish border, a document seen by Reuters says.
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Syrian army tightens grip on key town after rebel withdrawal

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 08:02
Syrian government forces looked set to recover a strategic town that has been in rebel hands since 2014 in a major Russian-backed offensive into the opposition's last major stronghold.
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