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US, Russian envoys discuss Afghan peace in Turkey

The US peace envoy for Afghanistan has met his Russian counterpart in the Turkish capital for talks on efforts to end the 17-year war in Afghanistan.


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'No deal in the desert,' EU says of Brexit breakthrough in Egypt

European Union leaders will not clinch a deal on Brexit during a summit with their Arab peers in Egypt scheduled for Sunday and Monday, an EU official said on Friday (February 22).


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Myanmar's Suu Kyi woos investors to crisis-hit Rakhine, decries 'negative' focus

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi called for investment in the crisis-hit western state of Rakhine on Friday (February 22), saying the world had “focused narrowly on negative aspects” in the state from


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Prepare now for accelerating climate threats, military officials warn

Militaries must prepare now to deal with more frequent disasters, new conflicts and other risks as accelerating climate change brings threats that could draw in troops at home and abroad, military and


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Sudan government arrests opposition leaders ahead of protest

A Sudanese opposition party says more than 10 opposition leaders have been arrested ahead of the latest day of protests urging President Omar al-Bashir to resign.


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Turkey condemns Euro parliament committee call to suspend accession

Turkey criticized on Thursday (February 21) as “unacceptable” a vote by the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee calling for the suspension of EU accession negotiations with it.


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Seven children from Syrian family killed in Canadian house fire

A house fire in the eastern Canadian city of Halifax has killed seven children from the same family, Halifax police said on Tuesday (February 19).


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White House pushed Saudi nuclear power plan, report says

Senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials, according to a new congressional rep


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French police shoot man after knife attack in central Marseille

French police shot dead a man in central Marseille on Tuesday after he stabbed four people in the southern port city, in an attack that did not appear to be terrorism-related, police sources said.


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May heads to EU on Wednesday to push for Brexit breakthrough

Prime Minister Theresa May will meet top EU official Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Wednesday, pressing on with efforts to find a way to get their Brexit deal through Britain’s parliament.


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Bernie Sanders launches second Democratic US presidential bid

US Senator Bernie Sanders, the progressive populist who mounted a fierce challenge to front-runner Hillary Clinton in the 2016 White House campaign, said on Tuesday he would again seek the Democratic


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Wake up', Macron will tell Europe in major pre-Brexit speech: sources

Emmanuel Macron will describe Brexit as a wake-up call in a speech this month in which he will outline how Europe must be more assertive in the face of rival world powers, sources close to the French


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German ISIS fighters in Syria have right to return home: spokesman

German citizens who have fought with the Islamic State militant group in Syria have a fundamental right to return to Germany, a spokesman for the interior ministry said on Monday.


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France snubs Trump's appeal to repatriate ISIS fighters en masse, for now

France will for now not act on US President Donald Trump’s call for European allies to repatriate hundreds of Islamic State (ISIS) fighters from Syria, taking back militants on a “case-by-case” basis,


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Far-right activists stage torchlit march in Bulgarian capital

More than 2,000 far-right activists from several European countries staged a torchlit procession through Sofia on Saturday (February 16) to honor a Bulgarian pro-Nazi general, despite opposition from


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State Department: Nauert out as pick for UN ambassador

Heather Nauert, picked by President Donald Trump to be the next US ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn from consideration, the State Department said.


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Trump urges Europe to 'take back' hundreds of captured ISIS fighters

US President Donald Trump said the United States was asking European allies to “take back over 800” Islamic State (ISIS) fighters captured in Syria and put them on trial.


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Europeans fire back at criticism from US over Iran

Germany’s foreign minister on Friday slammed US President Donald Trump’s protectionist trade measures as creating a “lose-lose” situation and defended Europe’s attempts to keep a nuclear deal with Ira


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Knock-on effects of war kill 300 babies every day: charity

Starvation, disease and a lack of aid are killing 300 babies a day in warzones around the world, with the number of children caught up in conflicts nearing a 30-year high, Save the Children said on Fr


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Trump says he's declaring emergency to build border wall

President Donald Trump announced Friday (February 15) that he will declare a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the US-Mexico border.


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