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UAE official: Qatar must change its ways as part of talks

AP World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 06:00
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A top official in the Arab bloc isolating Qatar says the Gulf state needs to change its policies as part of any direct negotiations to resolve the crisis. 2017-07-23T00:05:00-04:00 2017-07-23T04:05:20-04:00
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Spain's business leaders worried about Catalan secession

Reuters World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 05:47
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Almost three quarters of Spanish business leaders fear Catalonia's plans for an independence referendum on Oct. 1 could harm the country's economy, according to a study by Deloitte published in Spanish newspaper El País.
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China's Guangzhou halts construction projects after deadly accident

Reuters World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 05:43
BEIJING (Reuters) - The southern China city of Guangzhou on Sunday suspended all construction projects after a crane at a construction site collapsed on Saturday killing seven people.
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Thousands ordered to evacuate as heavy rains hit northeast Japan

Reuters World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 05:22
TOKYO (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people in northeast Japan were told to evacuate their homes on Sunday as heavy rain caused major flooding and cut some rail links, authorities said.
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Marawi standoff enters third month, underlining crisis in Philippines

Reuters World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 04:15
MANILA (Reuters) - Two months after Islamist militants launched an assault on one of the biggest southern cities in the Philippines, the fighting is dragging on, and President Rodrigo Duterte says he is prepared to wait for a year for it to end.
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Bodies buried after being missing in Swiss Alps for 75 years

AP World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 04:00
BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss couple whose bodies were found on an Alpine glacier after they went missing for nearly 75 years has been buried in Switzerland. 2017-07-22T07:54:00-04:00 2017-07-22T11:54:32-04:00
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UK to tighten rules on drones after near-misses with planes

AP World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 04:00
LONDON (AP) — British officials announced plans Saturday to further regulate drone use in a bid to prevent accidents and threats to commercial aviation. 2017-07-22T09:16:00-04:00 2017-07-22T13:16:30-04:00
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Strong aftershocks test nerves on Greek island after quake

AP World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 04:00
KOS, Greece (AP) — Crews of experts began examining the damage to cultural monuments and infrastructure on the eastern Greek island of Kos on Saturday, a day after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others in the Aegean Sea region that stretches to Turkey's sprawling coast. 2017-07-22T14:56:00-04:00 2017-07-22T18:56:18-04:00
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Tehran seeks release of detained Iranian citizens in US

AP World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 04:00
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has demanded that the United States release all detained Iranian citizens, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday. 2017-07-22T12:03:00-04:00 2017-07-22T16:03:42-04:00
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Syrian warplanes strike near Damascus despite ceasefire: Syrian Observatory

Reuters World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 03:05
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government warplanes carried out several air strikes in the Eastern Ghouta area east of Damascus on Sunday, a day after the Syrian military declared a cessation of hostilities in the area, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
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Mexican former state governor to be tried for organized crime

Reuters World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 01:10
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A former state governor from Mexico's ruling party will stand trial for engaging in organized crime and handling funds of illicit origin after a judge reviewing evidence approved the case, the attorney general's office said on Saturday.
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Senior Australian minister calls for postal vote on same-sex marriage

Reuters World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 01:08
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - One of Australia’s most senior ministers on Sunday reignited debate on whether same-sex marriage should be legalised, proposing a national postal vote on the issue.
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Princes William, Harry remember their final call with Diana

AP World News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 00:00
LONDON (AP) — It was a typical phone call between two boys playing and their mother, who was on vacation in France. It was brief — the boys wanted to get back to playing with their cousins, not spend time on the phone chatting. 2017-07-22T18:34:00-04:00 2017-07-22T22:34:42-04:00
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Democrats herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill

AP World News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 22:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans and Democrats announced Saturday they had reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package to punish Moscow for meddling in the presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria. 2017-07-22T16:12:00-04:00 2017-07-22T20:12:57-04:00
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Democrats herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill

AP World News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 20:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans and Democrats announced Saturday they had reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package to punish Moscow for meddling in the presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria. 2017-07-22T14:16:00-04:00 2017-07-22T18:16:45-04:00
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Germany says Crimean turbine scandal souring relations with Russia: paper

Reuters World News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 19:18
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany has warned Russia that breaches of sanctions including the relocation to Crimea of four gas turbines delivered to Russia by Siemens are straining political relations between the two countries, Bild am Sonntag reported on Sunday.
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Russian envoy, at heart of U.S. investigations, ends tenure in Washington

Reuters World News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 18:07
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia's ambassador to Washington Sergei Kislyak, a key figure in ongoing U.S. investigations into Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, ended his tenure on Saturday.
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Israeli troops placed on high alert after deadly stabbings

AP World News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 16:00
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military fortified its troops in the West Bank and placed forces on high alert Saturday, a day after a Palestinian stabbed to death three members of an Israeli family and some of the worst Israeli-Palestinian clashes in years erupted over tensions at the Holy Land's most contested shrine. 2017-07-22T11:35:00-04:00 2017-07-22T15:35:06-04:00
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Strong aftershocks test nerves on Greek island after quake

AP World News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 16:00
KOS, Greece (AP) — Crews of experts began examining the damage to cultural monuments and infrastructure on the eastern Greek island of Kos on Saturday, a day after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others in the Aegean Sea region that stretches to Turkey's sprawling coast. 2017-07-22T10:41:00-04:00 2017-07-22T14:41:12-04:00
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Lech Walesa urges protesters in Poland to defend democracy

AP World News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 16:00
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish democracy icon and former president Lech Walesa on Saturday joined the protests that have broken out across Poland over plans by the populist ruling party to put the Supreme Court and the rest of the judicial system under the party's political control. 2017-07-22T10:20:00-04:00 2017-07-22T14:20:38-04:00
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