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Witnesses arrive as Trump impeachment probe goes public in political drama

The impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump will reach a critical juncture on Wednesday (November 13) when lawmakers launch their first televised public hearings, marking a new phase that c


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Turkey says Germany, Netherlands agree to take back Islamic State detainees

Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Wednesday (November 13) that Germany and the Netherlands had agreed to take back German and Dutch Islamic State detainees and their families from Turke


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Germany detains three Islamic State suspects over attack plan

German police detained three people in the western city of Offenbach on Tuesday (November 12) on suspicion of planning a bomb attack for the Islamic State militant group, prosecutors said.


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Bolivia's Morales resigns after protests, lashes out at 'coup'

Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Sunday (November 10) he was resigning to ease violence that has gripped the South American nation since a disputed election, but he stoked fears of more unrest b


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United States 'very actively' asking North Korea to return to talks - South Korea

The United States is “very actively” trying to persuade North Korea to come back to negotiations, South Korea’s national security adviser said on Sunday (November 10), as a year-end North Korean deadl


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Pompeo criticizes Russia and China but says NATO must change

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday (November 8) NATO must grow and change or risk becoming obsolete, a day after French President Emmanuel Macron said the alliance was dying.


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Cyprus signs deal for offshore gas concession

Cyprus signed a 25-year concession on Thursday with a three-member consortium for the exploitation of a gas reservoir south-east of the island first discovered in 2011.


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France's Macron says NATO suffering 'brain death', questions US commitment

French President Emmanuel Macron, in an interview with British weekly The Economist, warned fellow European countries that they could no longer rely on the United States to defend North Atlantic Treat


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US accuses two former Twitter employees of spying for Saudi Arabia

Two former employees of Twitter and a third man from Saudi Arabia face US charges of spying for the kingdom by digging up private user data and giving it to Saudi officials in exchange for payment, a


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Turkey's Erdogan speaks with Trump, to visit Washington next week

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone with US President Donald Trump on Wednesday (November 6) and the two leaders reconfirmed they will meet in Washington on Nov. 13 at Trump’s invitation,


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US House committee to kick off public impeachment hearings next week

The US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee will kick off a series of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump next week, the panel’s Democratic chairman said


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Brazil would be welcome to join OPEC, Secretary-General Barkindo says

OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo said on Tuesday (November 5) that Brazil would be welcome to join the oil producer group but it had not yet made an official request to do so.


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Halkbank says it will seek dismissal of US indictment, judge's recusal

A lawyer for Turkey’s state-owned Halkbank, which has been criminally charged by US prosecutors with helping Iran evade sanctions, said in a letter on Monday (November 4) that it would seek to dismis


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US targets Iranian top leader's inner circle with new sanctions

The United States on Monday (November 4) imposed sanctions on nine people close to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, including his chief of staff, one of his sons and the head of the judic


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Trump administration poised to make Paris climate exit official

The Trump administration will file paperwork with the United Nations as early as Monday to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, marking the first formal step in a one-year process to


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Trump wades again into UK politics, tells Johnson, Farage to unite

US President Donald Trump on Sunday urged British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage to come together to safeguard prospects for expanded US-UK trade after Britain leave


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Winter poses new threat to migrants in Bosnian forest camp

Hundreds of migrants from the Middle East and Asia living in a freezing camp in the forests of Bosnia are short of food and bedding and at growing risk as the bitter Balkan winter approaches, aid work


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Migrants in Greece living in 'horrible' conditions, says Europe rights watchdog

A European human rights watchdog on Thursday slammed living conditions as “horrible” for thousands of asylum seekers in overcrowded Greek camps, including waits spanning several hours for food and toi


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British election campaign kicks off on no-Brexit day

On the day Britain was supposed to have left the European Union, voters instead faced the start of an election campaign, with opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn pledging to overthrow a “rigged sys


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Trump impeachment effort passes first test of support in Congress

The US House of Representatives took a major step in the impeachment effort against US President Donald Trump on Thursday when lawmakers approved rules for the next stage of the Democratic-led inquiry


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