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Spanish PM tells Catalan leader to denounce violence

Spain’s acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Saturday (October 19) dismissed a call for dialogue from Catalonia’s regional chief, telling him he must first condemn the separatist unrest that is roil


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Johnson defiant after British parliament votes to force Brexit delay

A defiant Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would not negotiate a further delay to Britain’s departure from the European Union after losing a vote in parliament on Saturday (October 19) that means


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Brexit day of reckoning: Johnson's deal faces wrecking amendment

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plans to put his last-minute Brexit deal to a vote in an extraordinary sitting of the British parliament on Saturday (October 19) were plunged into chaos by moves by his


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Northern Ireland's DUP says: We cannot support Brexit deal as it stands

Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party said on Thursday (October 17) it could not support the Brexit deal being proposed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the European Union.


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Brexit deal at hand in Brussels, Johnson struggles to win support at home

British and EU officials were on the verge of a last-minute Brexit deal on Wednesday (October 16), but Prime Minister Boris Johnson still has work to do at home to ensure parliament approves the plan.


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Blood on his hands: 2020 Democrats slam Trump over Syria

Democratic presidential hopefuls denounced President Donald Trump’s decision to pull US troops back from northern Syria, saying in an Ohio debate on Tuesday (October 15) he had endangered America’s lo


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US carried out secret cyber strike on Iran in wake of Saudi oil attack, officials say

The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh blame on Tehran, two US officials


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Warren becomes focus of rivals at US Democratic presidential debate

Surging US Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren came under repeated attack on her healthcare and tax policies in a debate on Tuesday (October 15), as moderate rivals pushed her to explai


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EU sees spike in Afghan migrants as many leave sanctions-stricken Iran

More Afghans than Syrians have migrated to the European Union so far this year, official data shows, making them the largest nationality illegally entering the bloc, with many relocating from Iran par


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OPEC, allies to maintain oil market stability beyond 2020: Barkindo

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies are committed to maintaining oil market stability beyond 2020, with physical supplies relatively tight globally, OPEC Secretary-Gen


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Britain reviews all weapons export licenses with Turkey: FT

The United Kingdom is reviewing all weapons exports licenses to Turkey as it faces mounting pressure over its military offensive in northern Syria, the Financial Times reported on Monday (October 14).


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Spain jails Catalan separatist leaders, protesters take to streets

Spain’s Supreme Court on Monday jailed nine Catalan separatist leaders for between nine and 13 years for their role in a failed independence bid, a decision that triggered protests in the region and l


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Trio wins economics Nobel for fighting poverty

US-based economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize on Monday (October 14) for work in fighting global poverty that has helped millions of children


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Russia's Gazprom keen to cooperate with Saudi firms, Novak tells Arab News

Russia’s Gazprom is interested in cooperating with Saudi Arabian companies in the field of natural gas, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told Arab News.


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Putin says a new Syrian constitution should guarantee all groups' rights: Arabiya

Russian President Vladimir Putin said any new constitution that is drawn up for Syria should guarantee the rights of all ethnic and religious groups. Putin was speaking in an interview with Arab broad


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Russia says exploring settlement in euros, roubles for energy exports

Russian Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin said the country is considering alternatives to the US dollar for energy transactions and is exploring currency settlements in euros and roubles for energy expo


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Trump says Homeland Security Secretary McAleenan is stepping down

US President Donald Trump said on Friday (October 11) that acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan was stepping down and a new acting chief of the agency would be named next week.


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Scientists who worked on lithium-ion batteries win Nobel chemistry prize

Three scientists won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday (October 9) for developing and refining rechargeable lithium-ion batteries which made the global information technology, mobile and


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Syria's territorial integrity must be preserved: Russian Foreign Minister

Syria’s territorial integrity must be preserved, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday (October 9), as Turkish forces prepare to enter the country.


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Investors get lost in Big Oil's carbon accounting maze

Wide variations in the way oil companies report their efforts to reduce carbon emissions make it difficult to assess the risk of holding their shares as the world shifts away from fossil fuels, senior


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