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Cuba’s top U.S. negotiator named to new post

Reuters World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 18:18
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba has reassigned the woman who led two years of intense negotiation with the United States under the detente worked out by former U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro, state media said on Sunday.
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'I just want to go home', says German girl who joined IS: media

Reuters World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 17:18
BERLIN (Reuters) - A German teenager who joined Islamic State is now being held in detention in Iraq and says she regrets joining the jihadist group and just wants to come home to her family, media reported on Sunday.
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Israeli security Cabinet meets to review policy at shrine

AP World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 17:00
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's security Cabinet met Sunday to review a decision to install metal detectors at a contested Jerusalem holy site, following a week of escalating tensions with the Muslim world, mass prayer protests and Israeli-Palestinian violence. 2017-07-23T11:55:00-04:00 2017-07-23T15:55:28-04:00
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Jordanian killed, Israeli wounded at Israeli embassy

AP World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 17:00
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Three people, including an Israeli man, were wounded by gunfire Sunday in a residential building in the heavily fortified Israeli embassy compound in Jordan's capital, the kingdom's Public Security Directorate said. 2017-07-23T12:10:00-04:00 2017-07-23T16:10:41-04:00
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Turkish leader wades into Qatar dispute with Gulf tour

AP World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 17:00
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Turkey's president waded into the diplomatic crisis gripping Qatar and four other Arab nations on Sunday, traveling to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait as part of a three-country Gulf tour aimed at helping break the impasse. 2017-07-23T11:48:00-04:00 2017-07-23T15:48:19-04:00
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One Jordanian killed, one Israeli wounded at Israeli embassy in Jordan: police

Reuters World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 15:40
AMMAN (Reuters) - One Jordanian was killed and two people were wounded, including an Israeli, in a shooting incident on Sunday in a building within the Israeli embassy complex in Jordan's capital Amman, a police statement said.
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Jordanian killed, Israeli wounded at Israeli embassy

AP World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 15:00
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian man was shot to death and an Israeli man was wounded in a violent incident at the Israeli embassy in Amman on Sunday evening, a security official and a news site linked to Jordan's military reported. 2017-07-23T10:27:00-04:00 2017-07-23T14:27:00-04:00
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Maduro says Venezuela vote going ahead despite 'imperial' threat

Reuters World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 14:40
CARACAS (Reuters) - Defying pressure from abroad and at home, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday that an election would go ahead next weekend for a controversial new congress his foes say will institutionalize dictatorship.
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One dead in shooting incident at Israeli embassy in Jordan: security source

Reuters World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 14:34
AMMAN (Reuters) - At least one person was killed on Sunday in a shooting incident at the Israeli embassy in the Jordanian capital Amman, a Jordanian security source said.
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Jihadist group consolidates control of Idlib province: rebels

Reuters World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 14:27
AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian jihadists linked to a former al Qaeda affiliate consolidated their grip over large parts of the northwestern province of Idlib on Sunday after their main rival evacuated a major border crossing with Turkey, rebels and residents said.
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The Latest: Hamas leader praises 'heroic' knife attacker

AP World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 14:00
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on developments in Israel and the Palestinian territories (all times local): 2017-07-23T08:47:00-04:00 2017-07-23T12:47:19-04:00
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Turkish police detain 61 protesters in Ankara

Reuters World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 13:43
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish police detained 61 protesters in the capital Ankara on Sunday demonstrating in support of two teachers jailed two months ago for going on hunger strike, private broadcaster CNN Turk reported.
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Mexico ruling party well behind upstart leftist in voter poll

Reuters World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 13:34
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's ruling party is running in third place with less than a year to go before the next presidential election, well behind the new party of leftist hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, an opinion poll showed on Sunday.
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Amid flaring tensions, Israel installs cameras at holy site

AP World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 13:00
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel set up new security cameras Sunday at the entrance to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site as officials consider alternatives to recently installed metal detectors that set off a weekend of violence and prompted the Palestinian president to declare a severing of ties. 2017-07-23T08:33:00-04:00 2017-07-23T12:33:05-04:00
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The Latest: Israel says could alter holy site security

AP World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 13:00
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on developments in Israel and the Palestinian territories (all times local): 2017-07-23T08:41:00-04:00 2017-07-23T12:41:59-04:00
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Malaysia's PM Najib offers aid to palm oil farmers ahead of election

Reuters World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 12:41
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Prime Minister Najib Razak gave cash handouts and offered debt waivers on Sunday to Malaysian palm oil farmers, a key voter base for the scandal-hit leader who is preparing to seek re-election.
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U.S. senators predict veto-proof support for Russia sanctions

Reuters World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 12:02
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators said on Sunday they believe that legislation that allows for new sanctions against Russia would pass with enough votes to override any potential veto by U.S. President Donald Trump.
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Merkel's Bavarian ally signals open to tie-up with Greens after Sept vote

Reuters World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 11:48
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian ally has signaled it could back a coalition between their conservative bloc and the opposition Greens after a national election due in September.
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Erdogan kicks off Gulf crisis diplomacy with Saudi visit

Reuters World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 11:19
DUBAI (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Saudi Arabia and met King Salman on Sunday, Saudi state news agency SPA reported, his first stop on a Gulf diplomatic tour aimed at healing an Arab rift with Ankara's ally Qatar.
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As U.S. weighs Afghan strategy, hopes set on fledgling Air Force

Reuters World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 11:06
KABUL (Reuters) - As the U.S. administration prepares its new strategy for Afghanistan, the Kabul government and its Western allies are working hard to develop an air force that gives government forces the advantage in their war against Taliban militants.
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