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Syrian army says Islamic State cleared from southeastern desert

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 12:26
The Syrian army said on Monday Islamic State militants had been cleared from a rugged area in southeastern Syria, where they had been holding out for months against a campaign to defeat them.
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UK Labour party won't countenance a no-deal Brexit: Corbyn

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 12:22
British opposition Labour Party won't countenance a no-deal Brexit, party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Monday, even as it plans to vote against Prime Minister Theresa May's draft deal to withdraw from the European Union.
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One more lawmaker calls for confidence vote in UK PM May: BBC political editor

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 12:11
One more Conservative lawmaker has submitted a letter calling for a no-confidence vote in British Prime Minister Theresa May, the BBC's political editor said.
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DUP leader Foster calls on May to demand a better Brexit deal

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 12:11
The head of the small Northern Irish party that props up the British government on Monday called on Prime Minister Theresa May to demand a better Brexit deal and said the suggestion that the only alternative was a no-deal Brexit was a "false choice."
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Watchdog opposes Romanian minister's push to sack prosecutor general

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 12:00
An independent Romanian watchdog objected on Monday to a government attempt to sack prosecutor general Augustin Lazar, the last major figure in an anti-corruption drive still in office.
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Airbnb says removing listings in West Bank settlements

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 11:30
Home-renting company Airbnb Inc said on Monday that it would remove listings in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, enclaves that most world powers consider illegal for taking up land where Palestinians seek statehood.
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Thousands evacuated as Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 10:45
Nearly 4,000 people were evacuated on Monday from areas around Guatemala's Fuego volcano, which began violently erupting overnight, the country's disaster agency Conred said.
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U.S. Treasury places sanctions on Libyan Islamist commander Badi

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 10:39
The U.S. Treasury Department has placed sanctions on Libyan Islamist commander Salah Badi, who Libya's U.N.-backed Government of National Accord has blamed for a May 2017 attack in Tripoli, according to a notice posted to the department's website on Monday.
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South African opposition wants payment to Ramaphosa campaign fund investigated

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 10:33
South Africa's main opposition party has called for an independent inquiry into a $36,000 payment made to a fund that financed President Cyril Ramaphosa's successful campaign for leader of the African National Congress last year.
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Nobel literature body rejigs committee after sex scandal

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 10:24
The body that picks the winner of the annual Nobel Prize in Literature is setting up a new selection committee in a bid to draw a line under a sex scandal that forced it to cancel this year's prize.
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EU backs Iran sanctions over foiled France attack plot: diplomats

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 10:11
European Union foreign ministers on Monday endorsed a French government decision to sanction Iranian nationals accused of a bomb plot in France, potentially allowing the measures to take effect across the bloc, three diplomats said.
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Canadian diplomats hit by Cuba illness feel 'abandoned': paper

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 09:51
A group of Canadian diplomats who left the embassy in Cuba after they suffered unusual health symptoms says their foreign ministry has abandoned them, the Globe and Mail newspaper reported on Monday.
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Yemeni Houthis halt missile attacks on Saudi coalition, raising peace prospects

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 09:31
Houthi rebels in Yemen said on Monday they were halting drone and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and their Yemeni allies, responding to a demand from the United Nations.
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U.N. envoy to Yemen welcomes Houthis' decision to halt missile attacks: tweet

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 09:10
The U.N. special envoy to Yemen welcomed the Houthis' announcement to halt drone and missile strikes on the Saudi coalition, his office said on Monday.
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EU open to Iran sanctions over foiled Danish, French plots: diplomats

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 09:06
European Union foreign ministers agreed on Monday to consider economic sanctions on Iranian nationals over alleged assassination plots in Denmark and France, two diplomats said.
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Spain seeks assurances over Gibraltar in draft Brexit deal

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 09:01
Spain will not back the European Union's draft Brexit agreement without clarity that Madrid will be able to negotiate the future of Gibraltar directly with Britain, Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said on Monday.
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'Missing Picasso' found in Romania may be hoax - media

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 09:00
A painting that Romanian prosecutors said on Sunday might be a work by Pablo Picasso stolen in 2012 is more likely a forgery created as a publicity stunt, Dutch media reported.
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Russia accuses Kremlin critic Browder of ordering lawyer's murder

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 08:56
Russian prosecutors said on Monday they suspected Kremlin critic Bill Browder of ordering the murder of a lawyer whose memory he has championed, but he dismissed the accusation as a cynical ploy to tar him for lobbying for sanctions on Moscow.
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Brexit turmoil delays deal on Britain's EU defense ties

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 08:45
British plans for a swift inclusion in the European Union's new flagship defense pact are being undermined by political turmoil in London and uncertainly over the terms of Britain's exit from the bloc, EU diplomats say.
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Germany's Weber: Creating European Monetary Fund should be a priority

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 08:27
German conservative Manfred Weber, who is running to take over the European Union's top job next year, said on Monday that turning the European bailout fund (ESM) into a European Monetary Fund (EMF) should be a priority.
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