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US targets Russian firm for allegedly helping North Korea evade sanctions

The United States has sanctioned a Russian financial institution for allegedly helping North Korea evade financial sanctions by assisting a company linked to Pyongyang’s primary foreign exchange bank,


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Poor nations hosting most refugees worldwide, need more Western help: UN

Developing countries, not rich Western nations, are bearing the brunt of the world’s refugee crisis and are hosting most of the record 70.8 million displaced people who have fled war and persecution,


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Europeans plan new Iran push but may be nearing end of diplomatic road

Britain, France and Germany plan a new push to keep Iran in the 2015 nuclear deal despite Tehran’s threat to violate one of its central limits, but they may be nearing the end of the diplomatic road t


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Shanahan withdraws from consideration to be US defense secretary

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration to head the US military, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday (June 18), stoking uncertainty about the leadership of the Pe


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Erdogan attacks Istanbul's ousted mayor days before poll re-run

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attacked Istanbul’s ousted mayor on Tuesday (June 18), days before a crucial re-run of the municipal vote, accusing him of being aligned with a US-based cleric blamed


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Facebook plans its own currency for 2 billion-plus users

Facebook already rules daily communication for more than two billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too.


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Trump says US agency will begin removing millions of illegal immigrants

President Donald Trump said US authorities would begin next week removing millions of immigrants who are in the United States illegally.


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Huawei CEO says underestimated impact of US ban, sees revenue dip

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said the impact of a US ban on the Chinese company was more severe than expected and warned that revenue would dip to around $100 billion this


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Istanbul candidates clash on TV before election test for Erdogan

Istanbul’s mayoral candidates argued over the election they contested in March and their policy plans in a rare televised debate, a week before a re-run vote seen as a test of Turkish democracy and Tu


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Bowing to pressure, Hong Kong leader suspends extradition bill

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday indefinitely delayed a proposed law that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, in a dramatic retreat after anger over the bill triggered the city’s


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G20 energy ministers to collaborate to keep market stability

Energy ministers from the Group of 20 major economies have shared concerns over attacks on tankers in the Gulf and will collaborate to maintain stability in the oil market, Japan’s Industry Minister H


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Belgium takes back six ISIS children

Six Belgian children of Islamic State (ISIS) members were brought back to Belgium from camps in Syria where US-backed militia are holding thousands of militants and their family members.


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US and Gulf allies face tough task protecting oil shipping lanes

The United States and its allies may need to start escorting commercial vessels to prevent further attacks in Gulf oil shipping lanes, Gulf sources and experts said.


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Trump says 'it doesn't matter' if China's Xi attends G20: Fox News

US President Donald Trump said on Friday “it doesn’t matter” if Chinese leader Xi Jinping attends the Group of 20 summit later this month, predicting a trade deal with Beijing would occur at some poin


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Turkey rejects ultimatums, says will not back down on Russian S-400s

Turkey will not back down from its decision to buy Russian S-400 missile defense systems despite US warnings that it will lead to Ankara’s exclusion from the F-35 fighter jet program, Foreign Minister


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Russian police detain more than 400 at protest over journalist

Russian police detained more than 400 people, including opposition politician Alexei Navalny, at a protest in Moscow on Wednesday calling for punishment for police officers involved in the alleged fra


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Mental illness affects a fifth of people living in war zones

One in five people in war zones has depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, the World Health Organization said, with many suffering severe forms of these mental


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Kremlin says idea of Putin-Trump meeting at G20 in Japan up in air

The Kremlin said on Tuesday that a US idea for President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet at a meeting of the G20 in Japan later this month was hanging in the air and that the


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Turkey chafes at US pressure over Russian defenses

Turkey said on Tuesday (June 11) a US House of Representatives’ resolution condemning Ankara’s purchase of Russian defense systems and urging potential sanctions was unacceptably threatening.


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Turkish F-35 pilots no longer flying at US base: Pentagon

Training by Turkish pilots on F-35 fighter jets has come to a faster-than-expected halt at a US air base in Arizona, US officials said on Monday (June 10), as the United States winds down Ankara’s inv


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