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Key accused in Agusta Westland chopper scam extradited to India

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 15:00
A key accused and alleged middleman in India's abortive, scandal-tainted helicopter deal with Anglo-Italian firm Agusta Westland was extradited to India from Dubai late on Tuesday, according to local media.
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Bahrain appoints cabinet with new finance minister after parliament vote

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 14:58
Bahrain's king on Tuesday reappointed Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa as prime minister who then formed a cabinet with a new finance minister but no other changes to key portfolios.
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Yemen migrant route grows 50 percent, surpasses Mediterranean: IOM

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 14:56
The number of migrants arriving in Yemen is set to rise 50 percent this year compared to 2017, with almost 150,000 risking all on the journey from the Horn of Africa toward the Arabian Gulf, the U.N. migration agency said on Tuesday.
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EU should sanction Iran over missile tests, U.S. says

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 14:44
The United States is pressing the European Union to consider economic sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday, warning of a wider regional conflict if Tehran's ambitions remain unchecked.
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Pakistan assures U.S. envoy of support for Afghan peace talks

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 14:41
Pakistan assured visiting U.S. special representative Zalmay Khalilzad on Tuesday that it would back a negotiated settlement with the Taliban to end the long war in Afghanistan, after President Donald Trump personally asked for Islamabad's help.
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U.S. made 11 attempts to negotiate with Iran in last two years: Iran president

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 14:36
The United States has made 11 attempts to begin negotiations with Iran in the last two years, all rejected by Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was quoted as saying on Tuesday.
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Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage quits UK Independence Party

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 14:28
Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage said on Tuesday he was leaving the United Kingdom Independence Party which he used to pressure the ruling Conservative Party into gambling on a Brexit referendum.
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Netanyahu: Hezbollah dug border tunnels to insert militants into Israel

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 14:21
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that the Iran-backed Shi'ite militia Hezbollah had dug cross-border tunnels from Lebanon to insert militants into northern Israel.
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Russian threat highest since 2014: Ukraine military chief

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 14:18
Russia has been ramping up its forces near the border with Ukraine since August and now poses the greatest military threat since 2014, the year Moscow annexed Crimea, the commander of Ukraine's armed forces told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday.
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Sudan lawmakers back amendment to let Bashir stand again

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 14:01
Sudan's long-serving President Omar Bashir came closer on Tuesday to another term in office after a majority of lawmakers backed a constitutional amendment to extend term limits that would have required him to step down in 2020.
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Qatar's emir receives Saudi invite to attend GCC summit: Qatar News Agency

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 13:56
Qatar's emir, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, has received an invitation from Saudi Arabia's King Salman to attend a summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council on Dec. 9, Qatar News Agency said on Tuesday.
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As Brexit debate starts, UK's May suffers damaging setbacks

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 13:28
British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered embarrassing blows on Tuesday at the start of five days of debate over her plans to leave the European Union that could determine the future of Brexit and the fate of her government.
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Afghan security forces' deaths unsustainable: U.S. military official

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 13:15
The Pentagon's pick to be the next commander of U.S. Central Command said on Tuesday that the high rate of Afghan security forces losses were not sustainable even as the fight against Taliban militants was at a stalemate.
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China's Xi seeks deeper cooperation with EU, Portugal

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 13:10
China wants to deepen cooperation with the European Union, China's President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday during a visit to Portugal, a country he said was an important link to Europe.
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U.S. gives Russia 60 days to comply with nuclear treaty: Pompeo

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 13:07
The United States delivered Russia a 60-day ultimatum on Tuesday to come clean about what Washington says is a violation of a 1987 nuclear arms control treaty or it will be forced to start a six-month process of withdrawal.
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Before Brexit debate, Britain's May suffers damaging blow

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:47
British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a damaging setback on Tuesday, when her government lost a vote and was found in contempt of parliament at the start of five days of debate over her plans to leave the European Union.
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Pakistan assures U.S. envoy of support for Afghan peace talks

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:41
Pakistan assured visiting U.S. special representative Zalmay Khalilzad on Tuesday that it would back a negotiated settlement with the Taliban to end the long war in Afghanistan, after President Donald Trump personally asked for Islamabad's help.
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UK PM May's government loses contempt vote over Brexit legal advice

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:34
British Prime Minister Theresa May's government was found in contempt of parliament on Tuesday for refusing to release its full legal advice on Brexit, underlining the depth of opposition among lawmakers to her deal on leaving the European Union.
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Russia in 'material breach' of nuclear arms treaty: NATO statement

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:33
NATO formally accused Russia on Tuesday of breaching the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which rid Europe of land-based nuclear missiles, issuing a statement that supported U.S. accusations of Russian violations.
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Economic reforms offer scant relief in heart of Libya's capital

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:28
After a month strolling the gold market in Libya's capital, retired public servant Milud Farhat was unable to find any jewelry he could afford for his daughter's wedding.
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