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King's forces arrest prominent Saudis in warning to critics

Saudi Arrests and Ascension

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — When news broke of a possible breakthrough in an impasse that...

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The Latest: USGS says Mexico quake magnitude 7.1

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on the strong earthquake that hit Mexico City (all times local): The U.S. Geological Survey says it calculates the earthquake that struck central Mexico as magnitude 7.1 It says the epicenter was near the town of Raboso, about 76 miles (123 kilometers) southeast of...


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Spanish foreign minister says Catalans using `Nazi' tactics

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis said Catalan separatists are using “Nazi” tactics to intimidate their opponents before an illegal referendum on independence. “Referendums are a weapon of choice of dictators,” Dastis said in a television interview in New York, observing...


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A major earthquake shakes Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful earthquake jolted Mexico City on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway sickeningly on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that did major damage to the capital. The extent of damage or injuries was not immediately clear, but people fled office buildings along the central...


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'We have lost all what money can buy': Hurricane Maria devastates Dominica

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. As Hurricane Maria bore down on Dominica on Monday evening, some of the most revealing updates about the storm’s havoc came in the succinct, prayerful Facebook posts of Roosevelt Skerrit, the prime minister of the tiny Caribbean island nation. Earlier in the day,...


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French president defends international cooperation at UN

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron issued a ringing defense of global cooperation Tuesday, telling world leaders that solving major challenges otherwise will be reduced to “the survival of the fittest.” In his first appearance at the U.N. General Assembly, Macron vowed to press...


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Venezuela says It's ready to resist U.S. `aggression'

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Venezuela says it’s prepared to defend itself against aggression from U.S. and its allies as they ratchet up pressure on the government of President Nicolas Maduro. Venezuela will “keep defeating in the political and diplomatic spheres” what it described as an onslaught of...


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In UN speech, Trump threatens to 'totally destroy North Korea' and calls Kim Jong Un

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. NEW YORK -- President Donald Trump warned the United Nations in a speech Tuesday that the world faces “great peril” from rogue regimes with powerful weapons and terrorists with expanding reach across the globe, and called on fellow leaders to join the United States in...


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Why Hillary Clinton thinks the US election was similar to Kenya's flawed vote

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. In an interview Monday, Hillary Clinton was asked whether she might question the legitimacy of the 2016 U.S. presidential election if more information is revealed showing Russian interference. Her answer: Yes. And then she turned to an unlikely comparison: last...


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In Trump's UN speech, emphasizes sovereignty jostled with threats of intervention

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump hammered the principle of national sovereignty in his first address to the United Nations on Tuesday but then outlined an agenda that would keep the United States deeply engaged in the world. In some moments Trump cast his presidency as an...


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KPMG, McKinsey feel the heat over South Africa graft scandal

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. As global companies implicated in a graft scandal in South Africa scramble to contain the damage to their reputations, politicians and law enforcement agencies are prevaricating and stalling official investigations. The scandal has revolved around members of the wealthy Gupta...


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