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Germany talks tough on auto emissions

Germany today demanded tougher rules on controlling diesel car pollution in Europe as it blamed auto manufacturers other than Volkswagen of using defeat devices to pass emission tests.

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NATO launches massive war games in Poland

Thousands of NATO troops hit the ground in Poland in a massive show of force today as the alliance launched its biggest war games in eastern Europe since the Cold War.

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Migrant deaths in Mediterranean top 10,000 since 2014: UN 

The International Organisation for Migration meanwhile said the death toll so far this year was already nearly a thousand above the 1,838 deaths registered in the Mediterranean during the first half of 2015.

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Barack Obama to make last trip to Europe 

US President Barack Obama will visit Poland and Spain in July in what will likely be his final presidential trip to Europe, a continent that has often presented more problems than opportunities during his term.

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Saudi cabinet approves economic diversification plan

The Saudi cabinet has approved a major plan to diversify the national economy away from oil and aiming to generate 450,000 non-government jobs by 2020.

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Saudi still reviewing hajj stampede: Minister

Saudi authorities are still reviewing a deadly stampede which struck last year's hajj pilgrimage, the minister of hajj and umra said today.

Saudi still reviewing hajj stampede: Minister

US firms ‘increasingly unwelcome’ in China

US firms feel increasingly unwelcome in China, top American officials said today, as disagreements overshadowed an annual dialogue in Beijing.

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Turkey sinks an A300 Airbus jumbo jet in the Aegean Sea to attract tourism

Turkey sinks an A300 Airbus jumbo jet in the Aegean Sea to attract tourism: Turkish authorities have sunk an A300 Airbus jet off a resort on the Aegean Sea with the aim of boosting diving tourism in the region.

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Turkey blast: Bomb attack targeting police rocks Istanbul

Turkey's state television said a police vehicle has been targeted by a bomb attack in Istanbul.

Turkey blast: Bomb attack targeting police rocks Istanbul

France fearful of ‘soft target’ Euro 2016 attack

Despite putting unprecedented security measures in place for Euro 2016, France remains deeply concerned over the jihadists' ability to strike a soft target.

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Poland, NATO launch biggest manoeuvres amid Russia tensions

The two-week long Anaconda manoeuvres are aimed at "checking the alliance's ability to defend its eastern flank," Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz said yesterday at formal opening ceremonies in Warsaw before troops

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Barack Obama to make last trip to Europe

US President Barack Obama will visit Poland and Spain in July, in what will likely be his final trip to Europe, a continent that has often presented more problems than opportunities during his presidency.

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Iraq will probe abuses in Fallujah: spokesman

The Hashed al-Shaabi taking part in the Fallujahoperation is an umbrella organisation that includes Sunni tribal fighters but is dominated...

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Hillary Clinton on brink of primary history, but Donald Trump awaits

Hillary Clinton stands poised to claim the Democratic mantle with tomorrow's primaries including California, overwhelming her rival Bernie Sanders and setting up a historic US presidential election showdown with Republican Do

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UK Brexit debate has echoes of 1975

It's a snapshot from another political era. Forty-one years ago, in Britain's last referendum on Europe, Margaret Thatcher hit the campaign trail clad in a woolly jumper emblazoned with a Union flag.

David Cameron News

Swiss say ‘no thanks’ to basic income for all

In a global first, the Swiss voted today on a radical proposal to provide the entire population with enough money to live on, no strings attached.

Economy News

China hits at US ‘provocations’, says doesn’t fear ‘trouble’

China today hit out at US "provocations" and said it does not fear "trouble" over its territorial disputes with neighbours in the South China Sea.

South China Sea News

Syria army thrusts into IS bastion as Kurds advance from north

Russian-backed Syrian troops pushed into the Islamic State group's bastion province Raqa today, threatening to catch the jihadists in a pincer movement as US-backed Kurdish-led fighters advance from the north.

Syria army thrusts into IS bastion as Kurds advance from north

WHO to weigh Rio Olympics impact on Zika spread

The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has asked a panel of experts to consider whether the Rio Summer Olympics should be held as scheduled due to concerns it could spread the Zika virus.

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Bill and Hillary Clinton ‘saddened’ by death of Muhammad Ali

Former US president Bill Clinton said today that he and his wife, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, were "saddened" by the passing of Muhammad Ali.

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US vows ‘actions’ if China builds new South China Sea structures

Chinese construction on a South China Sea islet claimed by the Philippines would prompt "actions being taken" by the United States and other nations, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter warned today.

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Paris floods stabilise as Seine starts to recede

The rain-swollen River Seine in Paris receded today for the first time in a week after nearing its highest level in three decades, triggering a scramble to save artworks in riverside museums.

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Uber deal signals more aggressive Saudi investment drive

Saudi Arabia's surprisingly high-profile injection of USD 3.5 billion into Uber signals a more aggressive global investment presence by a kingdom trying to wean its economy off oil.

Uber News

France puts Israel-Palestinian conflict back in focus

France prepared to host talks on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today that have received a cool response from Washington, but diplomats say merely shining the spotlight onto the stalemate is a victory.

Israel Palestine News

IS fighters in northern Syria ‘aspire’ to foreign plots: Ashton Carter

Anti-IS fighters known as the Syrian Democratic Forces, a US-backed alliance of Kurds and Arabs, this week launched an offensive to capture Manbij.

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Chinese military moves key issue at Singapore forum 

The Shangri-La Dialogue, organised by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), is to be attended by at least 20 defence ministers led by Pentagon chief Ashton Carter, IISS Asia executive director

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Terror deaths down but ISIS still major threat: US report 

Despite a spate of bloody incidents that made global headlines, the total number of deaths in terrorist attacks fell last year by 14 percent, a US government report said today.

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