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Guatemalan presidential candidate Aldana 'not scared' of arrest threat

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 20:52
A Guatemalan presidential candidate known for tackling high-profile corruption as attorney general said on Wednesday that she would return from neighboring El Salvador within days despite an arrest warrant.
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Bullet-riddled NZ mosque to reopen for Friday prayers; more victims buried

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 20:50
The bullet-riddled Al Noor mosque in Christchurch was being repaired, painted and cleaned ahead of Friday prayers, as grieving families buried more victims of New Zealand's worst mass shooting.
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Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank: Palestinian medics; Israel reviewing

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 20:14
A Palestinian was killed by Israeli gunfire in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian medics said, and the military announced on Thursday that a soldier had discharged his weapon and it was reviewing the incident.
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EU leaders to discuss ways to limit Chinese influence at summit dinner

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 20:06
The European Union will discuss a more defensive strategy on China on Thursday, potentially signaling an end to the unfettered access that Chinese business has enjoyed in Europe but which Beijing has failed to reciprocate.
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German foreign minister open to one last push for orderly Brexit

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 20:03
Delaying Britain's departure from the European Union is justifiable if there is a real chance of securing an orderly Brexit, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told Germany's Funke media group.
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Iran vows to control prices, boost production despite U.S. sanctions

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 19:38
Iranian leaders vowed on Thursday to control soaring prices, bring stability to the national currency and create jobs as the nation marked the end of a year of economic crisis fueled by renewed U.S. sanctions.
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Canada's Trudeau under pressure as MP quits, budget criticized

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 19:19
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remained under pressure over a corruption scandal on Wednesday as a legislator quit his party's caucus and a pre-election budget aimed at swaying key voters appeared to offer too little to stem the tide of negative news.
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Vale halts operations at another mine in Minas after test

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 19:10
Brazilian mining company Vale SA said on Wednesday it halted operations at its Alegria iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state after a "stress test" in the structures failed to guarantee stability.
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EU readies short Brexit delay - if May wins parliament over

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 19:03
European Union leaders meet in Brussels on Thursday to give Prime Minister Theresa May an offer to delay Brexit beyond March 29, on condition that she can finally win over her many opponents in parliament next week.
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Palestinian killed in West Bank by Israeli gunfire: Palestinian medics

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 18:43
A Palestinian was shot and killed in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday by what a Palestinian ambulance service said was Israeli army gunfire.
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Khamenei says Iran has successfully resisted U.S. sanctions

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 18:37
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday in a new year speech broadcast on state TV that the Islamic Republic successfully resisted "unprecedented, strong" U.S. sanctions.
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Rouhani calls on Iran's political factions to end infighting, unite against enemies

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 18:37
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on the country's political factions to end infighting and unite against foreign enemies in a new year speech broadcast on state TV on Thursday.
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Boeing, FAA officials called to testify in U.S. Senate on 737 MAX plane crashes

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 18:25
Boeing Co faced growing pressure in Washington on Wednesday with U.S. lawmakers calling for executives to testify about two crashed 737 MAX jets even as the world's biggest planemaker works to overcome obstacles to returning the grounded fleet to the skies.
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U.S. Senate panel to first grill FAA, then Boeing after fatal crashes

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 18:25
A U.S. Senate panel plans a hearing on March 27 on aviation safety after two fatal Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft crashes since October, and said it will also schedule a future hearing with Boeing and other manufacturers, officials said on Wednesday.
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Solomon Islands look beyond Taiwan alliance as election looms

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 18:14
As politicians hit the hustings across the Solomon Islands two weeks out from a general election in the South Pacific archipelago, the loyalty of one of Taiwan's few remaining allies is in the balance.
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U.S. envoy to Afghanistan to brief counterparts on peace effort

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 18:13
The U.S. special representative for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, will meet with Chinese, Russian and European Union diplomats on Afghanistan on Thursday as he tries to forge a peace deal with the Taliban to bring an end to America's longest war.
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Dutch government loses Senate majority amid populist surge

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 18:05
The Dutch government will lose its majority in the Senate after provincial elections on Wednesday, according to exit polls, as voters flocked to a new populist party two days after a possible terrorist attack in the city of Utrecht.
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Colombia court says cannot yet rule on possible changes to peace law

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 17:57
Colombia's constitutional court said on Wednesday it cannot rule on whether potential changes to legislation that implements a peace deal with Marxist rebels are constitutional until after they are approved by congress.
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U.N. to hold Libya conference in April to avoid military showdown

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 17:46
The United Nations will hold a conference inside Libya in April to discuss elections as a way out of the country's eight-year-long conflict, a U.N. envoy said on Wednesday, although it remains to be seen whether powerful factions will attend.
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Saudi king calls Morocco king to review 'brotherly relations'

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 17:45
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud called Morocco's King Mohammed VI to review "brotherly relations" between the two countries, state news agency SPA said on Wednesday.
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