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U.S., Israel air concerns over China telecom companies: U.S. official

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 16:53
U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton raised U.S. concerns about the use of Chinese telecommunications equipment in sensitive sectors during a weekend meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.
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Factbox: Britain's Brexit vote - How many lawmakers are backing PM May?

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 16:35
Britain's parliament is debating whether to support Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, a decision which will define Britain's departure from the European Union and set the course for the country's economy.
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Irish Deputy PM optimistic over Northern Irish devolution, Brexit permitting

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 16:05
Ireland's deputy prime minister said he was "very optimistic" that Northern Ireland's feuding parties could agree to revive the province's power-sharing government this year, provided a Brexit deal is agreed by the end of March.
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Prince William flies helicopter for London Air Ambulance campaign

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 15:17
Britain's Prince William, a former pilot, flew one of London Air Ambulance's helicopters to mark his appointment as patron of the service's 30th anniversary campaign.
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One person dead, six injured in Sudanese protests: medical sources

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 15:15
One protester died of injuries sustained during protests in the Sudanese city of Omdurman on Wednesday, medical sources said.
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Venezuela's Maduro warns of 'diplomatic measures' against LatAm critics

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 14:49
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday warned he could take "diplomatic measures" against Latin American nations that signed a statement last week describing his second term, which starts on Thursday, as illegitimate.
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German prosecutor refutes account of assault on AfD lawmaker

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 14:38
Prosecutors on Wednesday refuted an account of an assault against a lawmaker for the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party that sparked public outrage, saying video images showed he was not attacked with wooden bars as initially claimed.
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Japan's Abe, Dutch PM Rutte working to avoid no-deal Brexit

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 14:32
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte agreed to do what they can to avoid a no-deal Brexit.
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Erdogan threats against Kurds will not stop Syria withdrawal, Pompeo says

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 14:22
The U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria will not be scuppered despite Turkish threats against Washington's Kurdish allies there, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, promising to ensure that the Kurds would still be protected.
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In post-Franco first for Spain, far-right party becomes kingmaker in Andalusia

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 14:15
A far-right party on Wednesday took a role in the formation of a regional government in Spain, for the first time since the Franco dictatorship ended in 1975.
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New Brazil government riven by divisions, policy confusion

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 13:52
Brazil's new far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has stumbled out of the gate with infighting, policy flip-flops and confusion in his one-week-old government, raising concern among investors about his ability to carry out pressing fiscal reforms.
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Iran says U.S. citizen White arrested, confirming earlier reports

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 13:41
Iran's Foreign Ministry said a U.S. citizen, Michael White, had been arrested in the city of Mashhad, state news agency IRNA reported on Wednesday, confirming reports in U.S. media.
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India sets jobs quota for less well-off, critics see pre-vote ploy

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 13:21
India's parliament passed a landmark bill on Wednesday reserving 10 percent of government jobs for people outside high income brackets, a move criticized by some as a pre-election gimmick amid high unemployment.
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Factbox: Britain's Brexit vote - What are 'amendments' and why do they matter?

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 13:12
Britain's parliament will, over the course of a series of votes next Tuesday evening, decide whether to approve or reject Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal - a pivotal decision for the world's fifth largest economy.
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Germany seeks to bolster cyber defenses ahead of European Parliament election

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 13:10
German officials are racing to bolster cyber security after a far-reaching data breach carried out by a 20-year-old student laid bare the vulnerability of Europe’s largest economy ahead of a critical European Parliament election in May.
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Canada cracks down on drones with new rules

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 13:09
Canada's federal government is clamping down on drones with new rules it announced on Wednesday that will ban their use near airports and aircraft and will require all drones to be registered.
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Britain's May suffers parliament defeat as Brexit debate resumes

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:52
British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered an early defeat to her Brexit plans on Wednesday when parliament demanded the government come up with a plan-B within days if she loses a vote on her deal to leave the European Union.
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UK government backs giving parliament chance to reject Northern Irish backstop

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:52
The government said on Wednesday it would support a change to its Brexit plan that gives parliament the chance to vote against activating unpopular backstop arrangements designed to prevent a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.
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U.N. alarmed at uprooting of civilians in Nigeria's war with militants

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:50
The United Nations voiced alarm on Wednesday at the uprooting of more than 30,000 Nigerians forced to flee the protracted war against Islamist insurgents in the country's northeast.
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Brazil 'miracle' healer, profiled by Oprah, to face rape trial

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:44
A self-proclaimed Brazilian faith healer, who became a celebrity after appearing on a show hosted by Oprah Winfrey, will face trial on allegations of rape and sexual abuse, a judge ruled on Wednesday.
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