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European car imports no threat to U.S. national security: VDA

Car imports from Europe do not endanger U.S. national security, German car lobby the VDA said on Sunday, echoing comments by Chancellor Angela Merkel a day earlier.


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Posted 2019/02/17 15:37:16

Airbus warns of no-deal Brexit, says has spent tens of millions preparing

Airbus said on Sunday it would have to make "difficult decisions" about future investment if Britain crashes out of the European Union without a deal, adding it had already spent tens of millions of euros in preparations.


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Posted 2019/02/17 13:30:27

Saudi crown prince departs for Pakistan: Saudi TV

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman departed on Sunday for a tour of Pakistan, India and China, Saudi state TV al-Ekhbariya said, citing the royal court.


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Posted 2019/02/17 13:20:55

Rouhani says Iran ready to improve ties with Gulf states

Iran is ready to work with all of its neighbors to secure peace in the Middle East in the face of U.S. and Israeli aggression, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, in his latest attempt to weaken ties between regional rival Saudi Arabia and America.


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Posted 2019/02/17 12:46:29

Nigerian presidential poll postponed, opposition slams decision

Nigeria's president and the leading opposition candidate urged people to remain calm after a national election scheduled for Saturday was postponed by a week just five hours before polls were due to open.


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Posted 2019/02/16 15:58:29

Former U.S. Cardinal McCarrick defrocked for sex crimes

Former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been expelled from the Roman Catholic priesthood after he was found guilty of sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Vatican said on Saturday.


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Posted 2019/02/16 15:27:15

Nigeria commission says transport delays behind vote postponement

Nigeria's presidential election was delayed by a week due to delays in transporting electoral material and was not a result of external pressure, the chairman of the electoral commission said on Saturday.


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Posted 2019/02/16 15:03:29

Pence presses Merkel over Nordstream, Iran deal

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday he told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Europe and the United States need to stand together against Iran and he reiterated Washington's opposition to the Nordstream 2 gas pipeline.


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Posted 2019/02/16 14:45:14

Nigeria opposition candidate accuses government of hoping to disenfranchise electorate

Nigeria opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar on Saturday said, without giving evidence, that President Muhammadu Buhari's administration hoped to disenfranchise the country's electorate by delaying the election.


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Posted 2019/02/16 13:04:11

U.S. tells European Union to recognize Guaido as Venezuela president

The European Union must recognize Venezuelan congress leader Juan Guaido as the president of the South American country, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday, pressing not just individual European governments but the bloc as a whole.


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Posted 2019/02/16 11:35:46

Pence says time has come for EU to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence pressed European countries on Saturday to withdraw from a nuclear deal between Iran and major powers, and urged them to be wary of using telecoms equipment supplied by Chinese provider Huawei.


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Posted 2019/02/16 11:30:00

U.S.-backed SDF nearing victory over IS in east Syria: battle commander

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will defeat Islamic State "in a very short time", the commander of the assault on the last jihadist enclave in eastern Syria said on Saturday.


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Posted 2019/02/16 10:49:25

Nigerian presidential election postponed, Buhari appeals for calm

Politicians and voters across Nigeria expressed disappointment and dismay on Saturday after a national election was postponed hours before polls were due to open, with one opposition leader calling the move a dangerous ploy to keep President Muhammadu Buhari in power.


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Posted 2019/02/16 10:36:25

Nigeria opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar urges voters to be patient

Nigerian opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar on Saturday appealed to voters to be patient following the postponement of a presidential election by a week.


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Posted 2019/02/16 10:36:05

Trump declares emergency for border wall, House panel launches probe

President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.


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Posted 2019/02/16 10:25:32

Dismissed employee kills five co-workers in Illinois factory shooting

A gunman opened fire at an Illinois factory just after receiving notice of termination from his job there on Friday, killing five fellow workers and wounding five policemen before he was slain by police, authorities said.


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Posted 2019/02/16 08:13:17

U.S.-China trade talks to resume next week, Trump hints at extension

The United States and China will resume trade talks next week in Washington with time running short to ease their bruising trade war, but U.S. President Donald Trump repeated on Friday that he may extend a March 1 deadline for a deal and keep tariffs on Chinese goods from rising.


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Posted 2019/02/16 03:44:11

Automakers brace for U.S. government report on import tariffs

A confidential Commerce Department report due to be sent to Donald Trump on Sunday is widely expected to clear the way for the U.S. president to threaten tariffs on imported autos and auto parts by designating the imports a national security threat, auto industry officials said on Friday.


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Posted 2019/02/16 02:56:44

Mueller seeks tough sentence for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

Prosecutors for Special Counsel Robert Mueller urged a federal judge in Virginia on Friday to impose a strict prison sentence for President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, after a jury last year convicted him on eight counts of bank and tax fraud.


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Posted 2019/02/16 02:56:43

Legal challenges to Trump emergency declaration face uphill battle

Democratic lawmakers, states and others mulling legal challenges to President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to obtain funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall face an uphill and probably losing battle in a showdown likely to be decided by the conservative-majority Supreme Court, legal experts said.


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Posted 2019/02/16 02:56:17