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The Latest: Russia says troops have helped Kurds defeat IS – Washington Post


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The Latest: Russia says troops have helped Kurds defeat IS
Washington Post
BEIRUT — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):. 3:45 p.m.. The Russian military says its special forces have fought alongside Kurdish-led forces to defeat the Islamic State group in eastern Syria. Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi said Thursday ...
Russian military: mission accomplished, Islamic State defeated in SyriaReuters
State Department: Islamic State Building Up in North Africa as It Fails in Iraq, SyriaBreitbart News
Russia declares 'mission accomplished' against Islamic State in SyriaTelegraph.co.uk
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Germany’s Social Democrats mull talks on backing Merkel govt – Washington Post


Washington Post

Germany's Social Democrats mull talks on backing Merkel govt
Washington Post
BERLIN — The leader of Germany's center-left Social Democrats sought his party's support Thursday to open talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on extending their governing coalition, or at least backing a minority government. Martin ...
German SPD head seeks 'United States of Europe', open to coalition talksReuters
Germany's recent elections could mean trouble for EuropeBusiness Insider
Backroom Dealing Shows Europe's Two Key Players Mean BusinessBloomberg
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North Korea’s latest launch tried to simulate a sneak attack, but the US reportedly saw it coming – Business Insider


Business Insider

North Korea's latest launch tried to simulate a sneak attack, but the US reportedly saw it coming
Business Insider
North Korea's latest launch was at night — which many consider to have been a demonstration that it could launch a surprise attack. But US intelligence sources reportedly said they knew three days in advance and watched the missile preparation ...
The Hwasong-15: The Anatomy of North Korea's New ICBMThe Diplomat
UN not eyeing 'no-fly' zone around NKoreaNEWS.com.au
North Korea Missile Launch Photos Tampered With, Scientist SaysInternational Business Times

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Swearing in unofficial president is ‘treason’, Kenya attorney general says – Reuters


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Swearing in unofficial president is 'treason', Kenya attorney general says
Reuters
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Swearing in an alternative president of Kenya would be an act of treason, the country's attorney general said on Thursday, days before an opposition leader expects to be inaugurated by an unofficial people's assembly. Kenya's ...
Kenya says 'swearing-in' of Odinga would be seen as treasonWashington Post
Kenya government threatens opposition with 'treason' chargeDaily Mail
Emotional scenes at City Mortuary as NASA comforts bereaved familiesThe Standard
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UK electoral body says investigating Labour-backing campaign group Momentum – Reuters


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UK electoral body says investigating Labour-backing campaign group Momentum
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Electoral Commission said on Thursday it was investigating campaign group Momentum - which backed the opposition Labour Party at a June election - over whether it breached campaign finance rules. FILE PHOTO - A member of ...

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Australia Makes Same-Sex Marriage Legal – New York Times


New York Times

Australia Makes Same-Sex Marriage Legal
New York Times
SYDNEY, Australia — Australia's Parliament voted overwhelmingly to legalize same-sex marriage on Thursday, overcoming years of conservative resistance to enact change that the public had made clear that it wanted. The final approval in the House of ...
Australian Parliament Approves Same-Sex MarriageNPR
Australia celebrates 'day for love' as it allows same-sex marriageReuters
Australia Celebrates As Parliament Approves Same-Sex MarriageHuffPost
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Trump calls on Saudi Arabia to end its Yemen blockade ‘immediately’ for ‘humanitarian reasons’ – The Week Magazine


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Trump calls on Saudi Arabia to end its Yemen blockade 'immediately' for 'humanitarian reasons'
The Week Magazine
On Wednesday, President Trump issued a rare public rebuke to Saudi Arabia, saying in a statement he has directed U.S. officials "to call the leadership of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to request that they completely allow food, fuel, water, and medicine ...
Ignoble end for Yemeni strong man Ali Abdullah Saleh who left a country in tattersThe Conversation UK
Exclusive: Saudi-led blockade cuts fuel lifeline to YemenBusiness Insider
Saleh has lost the battle, but the Houthis may have lost the warThe National
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China Says Indian Drone Crashed In Its Territory – NPR


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China Says Indian Drone Crashed In Its Territory
NPR
Months after a tense standoff between China and India along their Himalayan border, Beijing on Thursday expressed anger at an Indian drone that crashed inside its territory. "This action by India violated China's territorial sovereignty. We express ...
China criticizes India over drone crash inside borderWashington Post
China Criticises India Over Crashed Drone on BorderU.S. News & World Report
Indian Military Drone Crosses Into Chinese Airspace, Crashes Due To Technical GlitchInternational Business Times
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Doctors find brain abnormalities in victims of Cuba mystery – Youngstown Vindicator


Doctors find brain abnormalities in victims of Cuba mystery
Youngstown Vindicator
Doctors treating the U.S. embassy victims of suspected attacks in Cuba have discovered brain abnormalities as they search for clues to explain hearing, vision, balance and memory damage, The Associated Press has learned. It's the most specific finding ...

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US ex-envoy Robert Gallucci urges Washington and Pyongyang to consider China’s ‘freeze to freeze’ compromise – The Japan Times


The Japan Times

US ex-envoy Robert Gallucci urges Washington and Pyongyang to consider China's 'freeze to freeze' compromise
The Japan Times
WASHINGTON – A former U.S. envoy has urged the Washington to hold talks with Pyongyang without preconditions to break the impasse over North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile threats. “I am of the view that the two sides should agree to ...
As UN envoy visits, a look at N.Korea's diplomatic pipelinesWashington Post
“Serious concern” about sanctions' impact on North Korea aid work: UN DPRK repNK News
Pearl Harbor, North Korea have parallels, even 7 decades laterThe Tennessean
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