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Death row Christian woman has left Pakistan, lawyer says

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 08:11
A Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row falsely charged with blasphemy has left the country, her lawyer and media said on Wednesday, more than six months after she was acquitted by Pakistan's top court.
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Pompeo visits Brexit Britain as Iran reduces nuclear compliance

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 08:02
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Britain on Wednesday to pitch a post-Brexit 'special relationship' as Iran said it may stop complying with some parts of the big-power nuclear deal that the United States withdrew from a year ago.
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Factbox: Blood and treasure or fantasy: What is the UK-U.S. 'special relationship'?

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 08:02
Britain's so-called 'special relationship' with the United States was one of the most enduring alliances of the 20th century, though Brexit and the election of U.S. President Donald Trump have raised questions about its future.
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UK PM May says working on Brexit agreement with Labour

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 08:00
The British government is working to reach a Brexit agreement with the opposition Labour Party which can win the support of parliament, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday.
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Delay in Britain leaving EU is not about me, UK's May says

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 07:59
Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that the delay in Britain leaving the European Union was not an issue related to her leadership.
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Berlin has no new date for visit from U.S.'s Pompeo after cancellation

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 07:49
Germany cannot yet say when U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Berlin after he canceled a previously scheduled trip on Tuesday to go to Iraq, a German foreign ministry spokesman said on Wednesday.
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Germany urges Iran not to take any aggressive steps

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 07:37
Germany regrets statements made by the Iranian government and urges Tehran not to take any aggressive steps, a government spokesman said on Wednesday after Iran said it was scaling back curbs to its nuclear program under a 2015 deal.
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Kabul attackers target foreign aid group with blast, dozens wounded

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 07:31
Afghan security forces exchanged sporadic gunfire on Wednesday with attackers who made use of a car bomb blast to invade the compound of an international aid group in Kabul, injuring at least two dozen people, authorities said.
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Russia says Iran deal's European signatories should fulfil their obligations

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 07:21
Russia expects the 2015 Iran nuclear deal's European signatories to fulfil their obligations under the pact, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday.
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British PM May close to setting out timetable for departure: Sun reporter

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 07:17
British Prime Minister Theresa May is now close to setting out a timetable for her departure from office, the political editor of The Sun newspaper reported on Wednesday.
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Iran rolls back pledges under nuclear pact abandoned by Washington

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 06:47
Iran announced on Wednesday it was scaling back curbs to its nuclear program under a 2015 deal with world powers, and threatened to do more -- including enriching uranium to a higher level -- if countries did not shield it from U.S. sanctions.
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Iran says its nuclear pact roll-back is legal and reversible - RIA

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 06:47
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told his Russian counterpart on Wednesday that Tehran's decision to scale back some curbs to its nuclear program was legal and reversible, the RIA news agency reported.
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South Africa's ANC seen winning election but support sliding

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 06:46
The African National Congress faced its toughest electoral test on Wednesday as it sought to reverse a slide in support from voters frustrated by graft and racial inequalities a generation after it won power in South Africa's first all-race poll.
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Kremlin blames U.S. for Iran nuclear deal roll-back, urges restraint

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 06:43
The Kremlin said on Wednesday that Iran had been provoked into rolling back some of the terms of a 2015 nuclear deal due to external pressure which it blamed on the United States.
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Factbox: Iran's commitments under its nuclear deal

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 06:42
Iran's president on Wednesday threatened to reduce his country's implementation of its nuclear commitments under its landmark 2015 deal with major powers.
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Warm on North, chilly to South: Japan's Korea strategy could pose risks

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 06:17
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is reaching out to North Korea in the hope of arranging a summit, a strategy critics say poses risks given doubts about chances of a breakthrough, even as ties with U.S. ally South Korea deteriorate.
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Arab activist says Norway warned him of potential Saudi threat

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 06:14
A prominent Arab pro-democracy campaigner living in political asylum in Norway said he had been temporarily moved to a secure location by Norwegian police last month after a tip-off about a possible threat against him from Saudi Arabia.
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Militant bomb near Sufi shrine kills 10 in Pakistan's Lahore

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 06:07
A bomb targeting Pakistani police outside a major Sufi shrine in the city of Lahore on Wednesday killed at least 10 people and wounded more than 20, officials said.
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Hong Kong extradition law seen raising risks for U.S. interests: commission

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 05:55
A proposed new extradition law in Hong Kong could extend China's "coercive reach" into the financial hub and create serious risks for U.S. national security and economic interests there, a U.S. congressional commission said.
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Iran rolls back nuclear commitments under pact abandoned by Washington

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 05:48
Iran announced on Wednesday it was scaling back curbs to its nuclear program under a 2015 deal with world powers, and threatened to do more -- including enriching uranium to a higher level -- if countries did not shield it from U.S. sanctions.
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