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Tillerson: US Cautions Against Using Lebanon for ‘Proxy Conflicts’

U.S. warned other countries against using Lebanon for "proxy conflicts" amid a crisis triggered by the its prime minister's resignation.

UN Chief: $100Bln Climate Fund Far From Guaranteed

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday a $100 billion annual fund to help developing countries tackle climate change was far from guaranteed.

EU Gives Britain Two-Week Brexit Deadline

E.U. Brexit Chief Barnier handed the UK a two-week ultimatum on Friday to make concessions on a divorce agreement need to hold the next phase of talks.
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Lebanon’s Hezbollah Accuses Saudi of Detaining Hariri

Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Friday accused Saudi Arabia of detaining prime minister Saad Hariri and of asking the Shiite movement's archfoe Israel to launch strikes. "The head of the Lebanese government is...
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Trump: Asia Held Hostage by North Korea’s ‘Twisted Fantasies’

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said the Asia-Pacific region was being held hostage by the "twisted fantasies" of North Korean leader.
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ICC Probe Could Hold US Accountable for Torture in Afghanistan

A new ICC probe could find the US is responsible for human rights violations in Afghanistan. The court will also look at Afghan forces and the Taliban.
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Catalan Speaker Spends Night in Jail for Independence Drive

MADRID (AFP) – The speaker of Catalonia's dismissed parliament spent the night in jail over her role in the region's independence drive, a judicial source said Friday, as supporters raised 150,000 euros bail for...
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Russia Drafts ‘Reciprocal Measures’ Over US Demands on Kremlin Channel

MOSCOW (AFP) – Russian lawmakers began work Friday on measures against US media after Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT was ordered by Washington to register as a "foreign agent." Lawmakers said the new measures could require U.S....
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Government in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria: Monumental Failure

In the wake of Hurricane Maria's catastrophic path, only two words describe the state of Puerto Rico's governmental response: a monumental failure.
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US, UK Lash Out at Russia Over Dismissal of Syria Chemical Attack Report

The US and Britain accused Russia on Thursday of "denying the truth" as Moscow sought to rip up a report blaming Syria for a chemical attack in April.