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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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Turkey says it will not move military observation post in Syria

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 08:02
Turkey will not move the military observation post in northwest Syria that a Turkish convoy was trying to reach when it came under attack during an offensive by the Syrian army, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.
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More than 10 jump overboard from migrant ship stranded off Italy

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 08:01
More than 10 of the migrants on a rescue ship stranded off southern Italy jumped overboard and tried to swim ashore on Tuesday as the Spanish charity operating the vessel remained in a stand-off with the Italian government over the migrants' fate.
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Ghana cashes in on slave heritage tourism

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 07:56
In a clearing at the turnoff to Assin Manso, a billboard depicts two African slaves in loincloths, their arms and legs in chains. Beside them are the words, "Never Again!"
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Russia says it has military servicemen in Syria's Idlib: Ifax

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 07:44
Russia has military servicemen stationed on the ground in Syria's region of Idlib and is following the situation there closely, Interfax news agency cited Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Tuesday.
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Indonesia sends more police to Papua, curbs internet speed amid tension

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 07:43
Indonesia sent 200 more police officers to Papua on Tuesday and reined in internet speeds to "prevent hoaxes from spreading" as civil unrest persisted in some parts of the country's easternmost area, officials said.
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EU executive says Brexit backstop only way to avoid hard border in Ireland

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 06:41
The European Union executive said the backstop option was the only means identified by both London and the bloc to avoid a return to extensive border checks on the island of Ireland after Brexit.
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EU's Tusk says Johnson letter offered no 'realistic alternatives' to Brexit backstop

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 06:35
European Council President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday that a letter sent to him by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson included no "realistic alternatives" to the contentious Irish backstop.
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Finnish PM tells UK's Johnson that EU won't reopen Brexit deal

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 06:28
Finland's Prime Minister Antti Rinne told his British counterpart Boris Johnson that the European Union would not renegotiate the Brexit deal, a spokesman for Rinne said on Tuesday.
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