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Police hunt for two armed with assault rifle in fatal shooting in Washington D.C.

Fri, 2019-09-20 05:44
Police hunted for two suspects believed to be armed with an assault rifle on Friday after one person was killed and five were wounded in a shooting on the streets of Washington, D.C., about two miles (three km) from the White House.
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Iran's Zarif questions U.S. coalition for 'peaceful resolution' in Middle East

Fri, 2019-09-20 05:16
Iran's foreign minister on Friday questioned U.S. plans for a coalition for a "peaceful resolution" in the Middle East while listing repeated Iranian diplomatic initiatives.
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Taiwan says China lures Kiribati with airplanes after losing another ally

Fri, 2019-09-20 05:11
China offered airplanes and ferries to lure the Pacific island nation of Kiribati into switching diplomatic relations, Taiwan said on Friday, as the self-ruled island lost a second ally to Chinese pressure in less than a week.
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Lawmaker accuses U.S. Justice Department of blocking whistleblower disclosure

Thu, 2019-09-19 21:02
The U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman on Thursday accused the Justice Department of blocking intelligence officials from giving Congress a whistleblower complaint reported to involve communications between President Donald Trump and a foreign leader.
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Asian shares gain on economy hopes, oil edges up on Mideast tensions

Thu, 2019-09-19 21:01
Asian share prices inched higher on Friday as economic stimulus around the world eased fears of economic deceleration while crude oil prices climbed on concerns that last weekend's attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities still pose supply risks.
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Facebook CEO Zuckerberg meets Trump, seeks to mend fences in Washington

Thu, 2019-09-19 20:57
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg met with President Donald Trump on Thursday during a fence-mending visit to Washington where the chief executive faced aggressive questioning from lawmakers about the social network's failures to protect consumer privacy.
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Trudeau vows to continue campaign amid blackface scandal

Thu, 2019-09-19 20:44
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to continue his re-election campaign and asked for forgiveness on Thursday after pictures of him in blackface emerged less than five weeks before the national vote.
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Weird jokes, objectionable attire trip up Canada's Trudeau again

Thu, 2019-09-19 20:44
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in major political trouble just weeks before facing voters, tripped up by a penchant for poor jokes and dressing up that have let him down before and are now raising accusations of racial insensitivity.
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Federal judge blocks California from enforcing tax return law aimed at Trump: report

Thu, 2019-09-19 20:29
A federal judge on Thursday barred California from enforcing, at least for now, a new state law aimed at U.S. President Donald Trump that would require all candidates in state nominating contests for the presidency to release their tax returns, the Los Angeles Times reported.
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U.S. building coalition after Saudi oil attack, Iran warns against war

Thu, 2019-09-19 20:14
The United States said on Thursday it was building a coalition to deter Iranian threats following a weekend attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.
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Trump says he had a 'nice' meeting with Facebook CEO Zuckerberg

Thu, 2019-09-19 20:10
President Donald Trump said in a tweet that he had a "nice meeting" with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday and he included a picture of him shaking hands with Zuckerberg in the Oval Office.
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Canada's Trudeau apologizes for dressing up in brown face, election chances could suffer

Thu, 2019-09-19 19:30
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized on Wednesday for wearing brown face make-up in 2001 after an embarrassing picture emerged less than five weeks before an election in which he faces a tough fight.
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Trump, Facebook CEO Zuckerberg had 'good, constructive' meeting: Facebook

Thu, 2019-09-19 19:18
U.S. President Donald Trump and Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg had a "good, constructive" meeting at the White House on Thursday, the social media company said in a statement.
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Unsafe sex: Argentina crisis deflates condom sales as costs rise

Thu, 2019-09-19 19:09
In South America's capital of romance, Argentine lovers are cutting back on one important cost: contraception.
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Schiff says DOJ involved in decision to block whistleblower complaint

Thu, 2019-09-19 18:50
The U.S. Department of Justice played a key role in a Trump administration decision to withhold a whistleblower complaint from Congress, U.S. House Intelligence panel chairman Adam Schiff said on Thursday, adding that lawmakers did not know yet if the White House was involved.
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France's Macron determined to defuse tensions in Gulf: Elysee official

Thu, 2019-09-19 18:42
France wants to defuse tensions between the United States and Iran to prevent an escalation in the Gulf, said a French presidency official who acknowledged on Thursday that the attack on Saudi oil installations had complicated efforts.
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Saudi minister says complacency towards Iran will encourage further hostilities: Twitter

Thu, 2019-09-19 18:42
Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs Adel al-Jubeir said on Thursday complacency towards Iran will encourage it to commit further hostile acts which will have implications for the international community's peace and security.
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Kuwait foreign minister discusses with Iranian counterpart de-escalating tensions in region

Thu, 2019-09-19 18:42
Kuwait's foreign minister received a call from his Iranian counterpart where the two discussed measures to de-escalate tensions in the region to avoid more dangers, state news agency KUNA reported on Friday.
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U.S. consulting with Saudi Arabia on ways to counter threats from north

Thu, 2019-09-19 18:42
The U.S. military said on Thursday it was consulting with Saudi Arabia on ways to mitigate threats from the north after Saturday's attack on Saudi oil facilities, which U.S. officials have blamed on Iran.
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Military strike against Iran would result in 'all-out war': Zarif

Thu, 2019-09-19 18:42
Any U.S. or Saudi military strike against Iran would bring "all-out war", Tehran said on Thursday, keeping up a drumbeat of warnings to its adversaries after they accused the Islamic Republic of a strike on Saudi oil facilities.
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