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Saudi military training in US under scrutiny after base attack

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday he has ordered a review of vetting procedures while defending the training program that brought Mohammed Alshamrani to Pensacola Naval Air Station.

Defence News

UK Election: Campaign enters final rounds with Brexit on the line

Boris Johnson is due to visit Brexit-backing Sunderland, northeast England, on Monday in a final push to lure traditional Labour voters to his side.

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US confirms Washington visit by Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov

The situations in war-wracked Syria and Ukraine are likely to top the agenda.

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North Korea conducts ‘very important test’: KCNA

The latest test comes as Pyongyang is ramping up pressure ahead of its end-of-year deadline for the US to propose a new offer to kickstart stalled nuclear talks.

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Air strikes kill 19 civilians in northwest Syria, says report

The air raids in the jihadist-run northwestern region of Idlib also wounded several others, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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Thousands in Myanmar rally behind Suu Kyi ahead of Hague court date

Some 740,000 Rohingya fled into neighbouring Bangladesh, bringing with them accounts of widespread murder, rape and arson -- violence that UN investigators have branded as genocide.

World News

Elon Musk cleared of defamation over ‘pedo guy’ tweet

Unsworth had sought $190 million in damages from the tech billionaire, arguing that his reputation had been damaged by the tweet. Musk hugged his lawyer on hearing the verdict, telling reporters afterwards: "My faith in human

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Donald Trump calls on World Bank to stop lending to China

The president was reiterating a position long held by his administration, including David Malpass when he was a Treasury Department official prior to his election as the current head of the World Bank.

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Donald Trump pulls back on designating Mexico cartels as ‘terror’ groups

Mexican officials asked for clarification, and said they wanted to make progress on efforts to stem the flow of weapons and money from the United States to criminal gangs in Mexico.

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US probe finds Cambridge Analytica misled Facebook users on data

The FTC said the British firm, which worked on Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, made "false and misleading" claims when it offered Facebook users a "personality quiz" -- stating it would not download names or any pe

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OPEC agrees to 500,000 barrel per day production cut: statement

The OPEC group of oil producing countries and their allies -- including Russia -- agreed on Friday to a production cut of 500,000 barrels per day in addition to their current agreement.

Commodities News

US: One killed, shooter dead at Florida navy base attack

Escambia County Sheriff's Office said in a message on Twitter it could "confirm there is no longer an active shooter on NAS Pensacola. The shooter is confirmed dead."

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US-China trade talk hopes lift Asia markets but investors eye deadline

Sentiment across trading floors has ebbed and flowed through the week as observers try to gauge the state of play in the long-running negotiations, with both sides making positive, then negative comments on the outlook.

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Shocking! Measles killed more than 140,000 amid stagnating vaccine rates

Poorer countries were hardest hit, with the vast majority of measles cases and deaths in sub-Saharan Africa. Wealthier countries however have also been battling their own outbreaks, with four European nations losing their "el

Health News

US-China trade war: Beijing says to exempt ‘some’ American soybean, pork from tariffs

The world's two biggest economies have exchanged blows for over a year, with tariffs now impacting hundreds of billions of dollars in two-way trade.

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Donald Trump says ‘will win’ impeachment fight

Speaker Nancy Pelosi earlier asked her party to draft articles of impeachment based on allegations that Trump abused his office by pressuring Ukraine into a scheme to embarrass one of his main opponents for reelection next ye

He explained Wednesday that was in reference to Trump's decision to hold the next Group of Seven meeting at Camp David, the presidential retreat. News

Pentagon denies US mulling 14,000 more troops for Mideast

The Wall Street Journal reported that the possible deployment would include "dozens" more ships and double the number of troops added to the US force in the region since the beginning of this year, citing unnamed US officials

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US negotiator to resume talks with Taliban in Qatar

The US negotiator on Afghanistan will shortly resume talks with the Taliban, the State Department said on Wednesday, three months after President Donald Trump abruptly halted negotiations.

Zalmay Khalilzad will head to Qatar to rejoin talks with the Taliban (Representative image) News

Natural gas replacing coal as major source of carbon emission? Drive record CO2 emissions in 2019

In its annual analysis of fossil fuel trends, the Global Carbon Project said CO2 emissions were on course to rise 0.6 percent this year -- slower than previous years but still a world away from what is needed to keep global w

climate change, carbon emissions, air pollution, carbon pollution, Global Carbon Project, CO2 emisssions News

United Airlines orders 50 Airbus aircraft to replace Boeing 757s

The new Airbus planes, which will be delivered in 2024, will allow United to retire its Boeing 757-200s, the company said.

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Global warming: 2010s hottest decade in history, UN says as emissions rise again

The World Meterological Organization said global temperatures so far this year were 1.1 degrees Celsius (two degrees Farenheit) above the pre-industrial average between 1850-1900.

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New Zealand police investigate racist abuse of England cricketer Jofra Archer

New Zealand police were on Tuesday asked to investigate racial abuse directed at England cricketer Jofra Archer during last week's first Test, following information supplied by New Zealand Cricket officials.

Sports News

New Zealand vs England: Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor tons help Black Caps draw Test, win series

Centuries from Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor ensured New Zealand drew the rain-hit second Test against England in Hamilton on Tuesday, sealing a 1-0 series win.

Sports News

US President Donald Trump in London for NATO summit amid election race

Donald Trump arrived in London for NATO.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin signs off law to label journalists as foreign agents

Russian opposition politician Alexi Navalny's organisation has been branded a foreign agent, as has US-financed media outlet Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe and Voice of America.

World News

US ends freeze on USD 100 million in Lebanon aid

Two senior Democrats, in a recent letter to the White House, said that hold affected USD 105 million in aid to Lebanon including military vehicles, weapons and ammunition.

World News
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