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Dollar rises as Trump approves oil stockpile use after Saudi attacks

The dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Monday as US President Donald Trump’s authorization of the use of an emergency crude stockpile in response to drone attacks on Saudi Arabian refining


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Biggest oil price surge since 1991 as US points finger at Iran for attack

An attack on Saudi Arabia that shut 5% of global crude output caused the biggest surge in oil prices since 1991, after US officials blamed Iran and President Donald Trump said Washington was “locked a


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Hong Kong reopens after violent weekend of clashes and protests

Hong Kong’s businesses and underground rail stations re-opened as usual on Monday (September 16) morning, after a chaotic Sunday that saw police fire water cannon, tear gas and rubber bullets at prote


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Islamic State fills the void in Nigeria as soldiers retreat to 'super camps'

When Islamic State gunmen stormed the northeast Nigerian town of Magumeri on the night of August 21, they had free rein.


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North Korea leader Kim invited Trump to Pyongyang in letter: report

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited US President Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang in a letter sent in August amid stalled denuclearisation talks, a South Korean newspaper reported on Monday (Septem


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Tunisians vote in competitive presidential election

Tunisians began casting votes in an unpredictable presidential election on Sunday (September 15) where there is no overwhelming front-runner, with the young democracy’s economic ills dominating the ag


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Johnson, likening himself to Incredible Hulk, vows Oct. 31 Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson likened himself to the unruly comic book character The Incredible Hulk late on Saturday in a newspaper interview where he stressed his determination to take Britai


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Afghan Taliban send team to Russia after US talks collapse

The Taliban have sent a delegation to Russia to discuss prospects for a withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan following the collapse of talks with the United States this month, officials from the i


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IEA says oil markets 'well supplied' after attack in Saudi Arabia

The International Energy Agency said on Saturday (September 14) it is closely monitoring the situation in Saudi Arabia following drone attacks on oil production facilities in the country.


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Trump floats possible defense treaty days ahead of Israeli elections

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday (September 14) he had spoken with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about a possible mutual defense treaty between the two nations, a move that could


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Iran says it will adopt maximum crude output policy if US lifts sanctions

Iran will adopt a policy of maximum crude production if the United States lifts sanctions on the country’s oil industry, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Saturday (September 14)


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Osama bin Laden's son Hamza killed in US raid, Trump says

Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the militant group, was killed in a US counterterrorism operation, President Donald Trump said on Saturd


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Two commanders allied to Libya's Haftar killed in strike near Tripoli

Two commanders of the eastern Libyan forces trying to take the capital Tripoli from the internationally-recognised government were killed late on Friday (September 13) in a drone strike, officials sai


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Hong Kong police break up scattered clashes between rival protesters

​Baton-wielding Hong Kong police moved in to break up scuffles on Saturday between pro-China protesters and those denouncing perceived Chinese meddling in the Asian financial hub, the latest in month


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Germany ready to take one in four migrants rescued off Italy: minister

Germany is ready to take in a quarter of migrants who reach Italy by sea, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said in remarks published on Friday (September 13), signaling a goodwill gesture to a souther


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Hong Kong leader to focus on housing, jobs to try to appease protesters

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam promised to prioritize housing and jobs to appease pro-democracy protesters in the Chinese-ruled city after three months of sometimes violent unrest, as scuffles broke out


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Biden attacks Warren, Sanders over healthcare plans in Democratic debate

Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden clashed with progressive challengers Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders on healthcare in a debate on Thursday (September 12), defending Obamacare and pu


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Migrant stowaways ride Greek freight trains seeking escape to north

The unassuming freight train rumbles across the countryside in northern Greece, but a moving shadow cast on the ground reveals human figures hiding between its wagons.


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Climate change and inequality derailing global goals, scientists tell UN

Growing inequality and climate change will not only derail progress towards global sustainability goals but threaten human existence, leading scientists said at the United Nations on Wednesday.


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Detained mogul's presidential run tests Tunisia's democracy

Media magnate Nabil Karoui’s run for president was testing the rules of Tunisia’s young democracy even before he was put in custody last month charged with tax fraud and money laundering.


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