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Lebanon court acquits one Australia bomb plot suspect: NNA

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 18:52
Lebanon's military court acquitted one of four brothers accused of planning to blow up a flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi nearly two years ago, state news agency NNA said on Thursday.
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DUP leader meets Irish PM in Dublin to discuss backstop

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 17:57
The leader of the Northern Ireland party whose support is crucial to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government met with the Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar in Dublin on Wednesday evening, national broadcaster RTE reported.
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Trump says there are many options short of war with Iran after attacks on Saudis

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 17:45
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday there were many options short of war with Iran after U.S. ally Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of drones and missiles it said were used in a crippling attack on its oil sites that was "unquestionably sponsored" by Tehran.
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Italy and France agree migrants must be distributed around the EU

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 16:53
The European Union must introduce a new, automatic system of taking in migrants saved from the Mediterranean, the leaders of Italy and France said on Wednesday, as they sought to patch up bruised bilateral relations.
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Northern Ireland's DUP sees Brexit deal if both sides 'flexible'

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 16:32
The Northern Ireland party whose support is crucial to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government said on Wednesday it believed a deal could be secured for an orderly British exit from the European Union if flexibility is shown by all sides.
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U.N. Security Council to vote on rival calls for truce in Syria's Idlib

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 16:22
The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Thursday on rival draft resolutions that call for a truce in northwest Syria after Russia and China put forward their own text in response to a proposal by Kuwait, Germany and Belgium.
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U.S. reassessing aid to Solomon Islands after Taiwan ties cut

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 16:13
The United States is reassessing its assistance to the Solomon Islands after the Pacific nation cut ties with Taiwan in favor of China this week, a senior official in the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) said on Wednesday.
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Kuwait oil sector heightens security after Saudi Aramco attacks

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:54
Kuwait's oil sector is on high alert and has raised its security to the highest level as a precautionary measure in the wake of the weekend attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, a Kuwaiti oil official said on Wednesday.
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Trump says there are many options short of war with Iran after attack on Saudis

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:29
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday there were many options short of war with Iran after U.S. ally Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of drones and missiles it said were used in a crippling attack on its oil sites that was "unquestionably sponsored" by Tehran.
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EU warns Britain heading for a no-deal Brexit

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:15
The European Union warned on Wednesday that Britain was headed for a damaging no-deal Brexit, with London's ideas for solving the contentious issue of the Irish border still unlikely to unlock a deal just six weeks before Britain is due to leave.
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EU's Tusk, Britain's Johnson to discuss Brexit next week

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:01
European Council President Donald Tusk and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson are due to hold bilateral talks on Brexit on the sidelines of a U.N. session in New York next week, according to an official with the bloc.
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Northern Ireland's DUP calls for Brexit 'refit' of 1998 peace accord

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:01
Northern Ireland's largest party, the Democratic Unionist Party, on Wednesday called for a "refit" of the British province's 1998 peace deal "to take account of any new Brexit deal."
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Pompeo says attack was 'act of war' on Saudi Arabia, seeks coalition

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 14:48
The United States wants to build a coalition of European and Arab partners to deter Iran after an attack on Saudi Arabia that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described on Wednesday as "an act of war" against the world's top oil exporter.
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Iran to hold annual Gulf drills with 200 frigates, speedboats

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 14:48
Iran will hold its annual military parade on Sept. 22 in the Gulf with 200 frigates and speedboats, the semi-official Iran Front Page website reported on Wednesday, at a time of soaring tension between Tehran and Washington.
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Independent Cuban journalists petition against increased government repression

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 14:46
A group of 55 independent journalists, bloggers and activists in Communist-run Cuba launched a petition this week denouncing increased media repression and calling for guarantees for press freedom.
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U.S. Congress to advance 'Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy' bill

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 14:42
U.S. congressional committees are due to start voting next week on legislation supporting human rights in Hong Kong, with measures under consideration including annual reviews of the Chinese territory's special economic status and the imposition of sanctions on those who undermine its autonomy.
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Sri Lankan lawmakers to investigate Lotus Tower graft allegation

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 14:42
A Sri Lankan parliamentary panel will investigate an allegation of corruption against a Chinese company contracted to work on the construction of South Asia's tallest tower.
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UK's Johnson says EU's Juncker shares determination to avoid no-deal Brexit

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 14:36
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have a "shared determination" to reach a deal over Brexit, Johnson's office said in a statement on Wednesday after the two leaders spoke by telephone.
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DUP says it wants Brexit deal, but Northern Ireland must be 'master' of rules

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 14:27
The Northern Ireland party whose 10 members of parliament back Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government said on Wednesday it wants to help secure an orderly Brexit but that the region must remain "master" of the rules governing its economy.
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Iran's Rouhani may cancel U.N. visit if U.S. visa not issued soon: state media

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 14:24
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani may cancel his trip to New York next week for the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations if the United States fails to issue visas for him and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in the next few hours, state media said on Wednesday.
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