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Zimbabwe charges activist pastor with subversion and incitement

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 14:14
Zimbabwean activist pastor Evan Mawarire was charged in court on Thursday with subverting the government, punishable by up to 20 years in jail, after violent protests this week that were met by a brutal crackdown from security forces.
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Israel calls Malaysian ban on its athletes 'shameful'

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 14:10
Israel condemned on Thursday Malaysia's ban on Israeli participation in international sporting events it hosts and said the decision was inspired by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's "rabid anti-Semitism".
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Britain should delay Brexit to hold citizen assemblies, Gordon Brown says

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 14:07
Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Thursday the government should delay the formal process of leaving the European Union by a year to hold citizens' assemblies to break the political impasse over Brexit.
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Russia, Serbia sign nuclear cooperation agreement

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 14:05
Russia and Serbia have signed a cooperation agreement on civil nuclear energy, state-owned Russian reactor builder Rosatom said in a statement on Thursday.
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Factbox: U.S. eyes lasers, F-35s, 'Star Wars' tech for missile defense

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 14:00
The U.S. Missile Defense Review, unveiled on Thursday at the Pentagon, underscored the ways the American military is studying to detect and defeat ballistic missile attacks.
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UK's Prince Philip, 97, escapes unhurt after road crash near royal estate

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:51
Queen Elizabeth's husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, 97, was involved in a traffic accident while driving on Thursday near the Sandringham estate in eastern England, Buckingham Palace said. He was not hurt.
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Car bomb at Colombian police academy kills nine, injures 24

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:50
A car bomb exploded at a police academy in Colombia's capital Bogota on Thursday, killing at least nine people and wounding over 20 in an attack that prompted fears of a return to
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Beset by protests, Serb leader stages lavish reception for Putin

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:49
Serbia's pro-Western President Aleksandar Vucic staged a lavish welcome for Vladimir Putin on Thursday - even presenting the visiting Russian leader with a puppy - in what critics called a bid to deflect attention from weeks of anti-government protests.
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Trump missile defense review calls North Korea 'extraordinary threat'

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:45
President Donald Trump unveiled a revamped U.S. missile defense strategy on Thursday that called North Korea an ongoing and "extraordinary threat," seven months after he declared the threat posed by Pyongyang had been eliminated. 
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Britain 'deeply concerned' at Zimbabwe unrest; summons ambassador

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:42
Britain summoned the UK Zimbabwean ambassador on Thursday to express its deep concern at unrest that has left three people dead and many injured.
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Oxford University suspends funding from China's Huawei

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:40
The University of Oxford said on Thursday it has stopped accepting funding from China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL], the leading global supplier of telecoms network equipment, after scrutiny over the company's relationship with China’s government.
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U.S. special envoy in Pakistan for talks on Afghan peace

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:30
U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and the top NATO commander in Afghanistan met Pakistani officials on Thursday as they pursued diplomatic efforts to push forward talks with the Afghan Taliban.
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U.S.-backed SDF vows to escalate operations against Islamic State in Syria

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:22
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces vowed on Thursday to ramp up attacks on Islamic State remnants and cells, a day after a bomb attack killed two U.S. soldiers in northern Syria.
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Hundreds gather in Polish city of Gdansk at murdered mayor's coffin

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:16
Hundreds gathered at the coffin of murdered liberal mayor Pawel Adamowicz in the port city of Gdansk on Thursday as it lay in state in the museum of the Solidarity movement that helped bring down communism in Poland.
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Explainer: How has Sweden come close to breaking its political deadlock?

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:15
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven was ousted in late September when he lost a no-confidence vote in parliament after an inconclusive election, triggering a period of political deadlock that has lasted more than four months.
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Hungarian Jews split about Danube search for Holocaust victims

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:06
Hungary's largest Jewish organization on Thursday asked Israeli and Hungarian authorities to suspend a search for the remains of Holocaust victims in the Danube riverbed, saying the dead should be left in peace.
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Head of U.N. team in Yemen's Hodeidah safe after car in convoy shot: U.N.

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:53
The head of a U.N. mission tasked with overseeing a peace deal in Yemen's Hodeidah port city is safe after an armored car in his convoy was hit by a bullet, the United Nations said on Thursday.
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African bloc rows back on calls for Congo election recount

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:50
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) on Thursday rowed back on calls earlier this week for a recount in the Democratic Republic of Congo's disputed presidential election.
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Preoccupied Western powers fall silent on human rights: rights group

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:48
Global powers have become so diverted by populism and domestic discontent that they lack the capacity or inclination to defend human rights or even investigate suspected war crimes, global pressure group Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.
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North Korea deemed 'extraordinary threat' in Trump missile defense review

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:46
President Donald Trump was unveiling a revamped U.S. missile defense strategy on Thursday that singles out North Korea as an ongoing and "extraordinary threat," seven months after he declared the threat posed by Pyongyang had been eliminated. 
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