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Merkel condemns far-right xenophobia, Nazi slogans

German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned xenophobic attacks and the use of Nazi slogans in a robust speech to parliament on Wednesday after the most violent far-right demonstrations in decades exposed deep divisions in the country.


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Posted 2018/09/12 09:17:03

Exclusive - Trump to target foreign meddling in U.S. elections with sanctions order: sources

President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order as soon as Wednesday that will slap sanctions on any foreign companies or people who interfere in U.S. elections, based on intelligence agency findings, two sources familiar with the matter said.


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Posted 2018/09/12 09:10:59

Cynthia Nixon casts herself as latest Democratic insurgent in NY governor race

In the final days of actress Cynthia Nixon's insurgent campaign against incumbent New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, she and her supporters have taken to repeating three names as if an incantation: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Andrew Gillum and Ayanna Pressley.


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Posted 2018/09/09 10:07:22

Anti-immigration party set for election gains as Sweden swings right

Swedes began voting on Sunday morning in an election dominated by fears over asylum and welfare, with the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats vying to become the biggest party in a country long seen as a bastion of economic stability and liberal values.


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Posted 2018/09/09 09:58:13

Chequers plan is only deal on the table with EU - Javid

British interior minister Sajid Javid said on Sunday that the prime minister's so-called Chequers plan was the only one on the table with the European Union, suggesting that Theresa May is not planning to succumb to pressure to change tack over Brexit.


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Posted 2018/09/09 09:54:10

No long-range missiles, North Korea military parade features floats and flowers

With no long-range missiles on display, North Korea staged a military parade on Sunday focused on conventional arms, peace and economic development, to mark the 70th anniversary of the country's founding.


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Posted 2018/09/09 09:50:24

France to spend 3.6 billion euros to renew military satellites - defence minister

France will invest 3.6 billion euros ($4.2 billion) to renew and upgrade its military satellites to shield its network from potential spying by rivals, its defence minister said on Sunday.


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Posted 2018/09/09 09:17:10

Anti-Kremlin protesters rally across Russia against pension age hike

Supporters of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny protested across Russia against planned increases to the pension age on Sunday, a challenge to the authorities who are holding regional elections on the same day.


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Posted 2018/09/09 08:58:30

Osaka claims U.S. Open title after Serena meltdown

Naomi Osaka became Japan's first Grand Slam singles champion after she thumped Serena Williams 6-2 6-4 in a controversial U.S. Open final on Saturday, with the American suffering a mesmerizing meltdown after being handed a code violation.


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Posted 2018/09/09 08:30:07

Trade unions could support second Brexit vote if deal hurts workers - TUC

Britain's Trades Union Congress will support a second referendum on a Brexit deal if Prime Minister Theresa May fails to get a deal with the European Union that can help the country's workforce, General Secretary Frances O'Grady said on Sunday.


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Posted 2018/09/09 08:18:13

UK wants deal on Brexit by November at latest - Lidington

Britain believes an orderly, agreed exit from the European Union is still the most likely outcome but time is running out and a deal should be done by November at the latest, cabinet office minister David Lidington said on Saturday.


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Posted 2018/09/09 00:45:03

Serena defends her integrity after Grand Slam controversy

Serena Williams said she did not know her coach was giving her instructions and had "never cheated in her life" after her hopes of winning a 24th Grand Slam title ended in extraordinary scenes at the U.S. Open on Saturday.


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Posted 2018/09/09 00:32:08

Thousands march in French cities to demand action against climate change

Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in France's main cities on Saturday to demand action against climate change and to show support for former environment minister Nicolas Hulot who quit in frustration over the government's approach.


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Posted 2018/09/09 00:17:23

Trump tells Apple to make products in U.S. to avoid China tariffs

U.S. President Trump tweeted on Saturday that Apple Inc should make products inside the United States if it wants to avoid tariffs on Chinese imports.


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Posted 2018/09/09 00:07:56

Britain, France agree deal on scallop fishing after clashes

Britain and France have agreed a deal over scallop fishing in the English Channel after fishermen from both countries clashed at sea last month, Britain's food and agriculture ministry said on Wednesday.


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Posted 2018/09/05 19:18:50

Britain and France agree a deal on scallop fishing

Britain and France have agreed a deal over scallop fishing in the English Channel after fishermen from both countries became embroiled in a spat at sea last month, Britain's food and agriculture ministry said on Wednesday.


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Posted 2018/09/05 19:18:50

U.S. Department of Justice looks into social media firms over free speech

The Justice Department said on Wednesday it has convened a meeting with state attorneys general to discuss concerns that social media platforms were "intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas."


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Posted 2018/09/05 19:16:12

Justice Department, state AGs to meet September 25 about social media companies

The Justice Department said on Wednesday it has convened a meeting with state attorneys general to discuss concerns that social media platforms were "intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas."


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Posted 2018/09/05 19:09:17

Germany could boost aid for Syrians if Idlib offensive escalates - Maas

Germany would consider boosting humanitarian assistance for Syrian refugees in countries neighbouring the Arab state in the case of an all-out government offensive in the northern region of Idlib, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday.


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Posted 2018/09/05 19:09:05

Britain charges two Russians for state-backed plot to kill Skripals

Britain charged two Russians in absentia on Wednesday with the attempted murder of a former Russian spy and his daughter, and said the suspects were military intelligence officers almost certainly acting on orders from high up in the Russian state.


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Posted 2018/09/05 18:47:41