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  • Rouhani says Iran will not let Trump rip up nuclear deal
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    Rouhani says Iran will not let Trump rip up nuclear deal

    By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday he would not let U.S. President-elect Donald Trump rip up a global nuclear deal, warning of unspecified repercussions if Washington reneges on the agreement. Trump had said during campaigns for the White

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    Libyan forces taking last few buildings from Islamic State in Sirte: officials

    Libyan forces said on Tuesday they were securing the last few buildings where Islamic State militants had been making a final stand in their former North African stronghold of Sirte. Officials said that women and children were in two of the buildings in the city's Ghiza Bahriya district and that

  • Iraqi troops push towards central Mosul from southeast
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    Iraqi troops push towards central Mosul from southeast

    Iraqi army units launched a fresh assault in southeast Mosul on Tuesday and a senior commander was quoted as saying an armored division had advanced to within less than a mile (1.5 km) of the Tigris River running through the city center. Iraqi television quoted operations commander Lieutenant-General

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Is Dylann Roof trying to sabotage his own trial?

    A week after dismissing his attorneys, accused Charleston, S.C., church shooter Dylann Roof asked a judge to let them represent him in just the guilt phase of his federal trial, leading some analysts to wonder if he's trying to sabotage the sentencing stage and push a jury to give him the death penalty

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Child porn on government devices: A hidden security threat

    Daniel Payne, director of the Pentagon's Defense Security Service, admitted this spring to encountering “unbelievable” amounts of child pornography on government computers.

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    'Trump effect' topples Italy's PM – and could shake Europe further in 2017

    In Italy, a coalition of opposition parties, spearheaded by the anti-immigrant right wing Northern League and the populist Five Star movement, earned an unexpectedly convincing victory Sunday over Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in a referendum, defeating his plans for constitutional reform and forcing

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Why the EU can’t let a crisis go to waste

    In March, the European Union plans to celebrate the 60th anniversary of its founding document, the Treaty of Rome. As the EU struggles with multiple cracks and crises – which now include instability in Italy after a Dec. 4 vote revealed strong anti-EU feelings – the Union needs reminders of its original

  • Iraqi troops enter another IS-held neighborhood in Mosul
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    Iraqi troops enter another IS-held neighborhood in Mosul

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi army says troops have entered another neighborhood held by the Islamic State group in the southeastern part of Mosul.

  • Associated Press

    Correction: Israel-Palestinians story

    SAO PAULO (AP) — In a story June 11 about the FIFA Congress, The Associated Press reported erroneously that performer Mohammed Assaf wore a Muslim headscarf. Assaf's black and white headscarf is a symbol of Palestinian nationalism.

  • Syria says it rejects Aleppo ceasefire if rebels remain - state media
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    Syria says it rejects Aleppo ceasefire if rebels remain - state media

    Syria rejects any ceasefire negotiated by any party in rebel-held eastern Aleppo unless what it describes as terrorist groups there depart, its Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday in a statement carried by state media. Moscow said on Monday that Russian and U.S. officials would meet this week to discuss

  • Ugandan LRA fighter denies atrocity charges, says he was victim
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    Ugandan LRA fighter denies atrocity charges, says he was victim

    By Thomas Escritt THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A Ugandan man accused of being a senior commander in the infamous Lord's Resistance Army pleaded not guilty to murder, rape and other charges on Tuesday, telling the International Criminal Court he had been a victim of the guerrilla group. Dominic Ongwen,

  • Associated Press

    UN representative presses China on missing rights activist

    BEIJING (AP) — A United Nations representative has pressed China to investigate the fate of prominent human rights campaigner Jiang Tianyong, who disappeared two weeks ago and is believed by friends to be held by state security agents.

  • Australia clinches ODI series against New Zealand
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    Australia clinches ODI series against New Zealand

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Opener David Warner scored a run-a-ball century — 119 from 115 deliveries — to lead Australia to a 116-run victory over New Zealand and a 2-0 win in the three-match one-day international series.

  • Italian minister, after talking to Renzi, sees new election likely in February
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    Italian minister, after talking to Renzi, sees new election likely in February

    By Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - Italy could have an election as early as February, a minister in Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's outgoing government said on Tuesday, speaking after talking to Renzi. The comments will add to growing support for a quick vote as the only way to avoid protracted political

  • Associated Press

    Russian, OPEC ministers to meet this week on oil output cuts

    VIENNA (AP) — Russia's energy minister says he will meet with OPEC oil ministers this week for talks expected to focus on production cuts aimed at driving up the price of crude.

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    Romania accused of discriminating against Hungarian festival

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Romanian culture ministry has discriminated against Hungarians in the country by failing to win international recognition for a religious festival, an ethnic Hungarian politician said Tuesday.

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    EU negotiator eyes October 2018 for Brexit deal

    By Alastair Macdonald and Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's chief negotiator set a target of agreeing a Brexit deal with Britain by October 2018 assuming London keeps a promise of formally launching the process by the end of March. Michel Barnier, giving a first news conference

  • German public TV under fire for silence on rape-murder case
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    German public TV under fire for silence on rape-murder case

    Germany's public broadcaster ARD came under fire Tuesday, accused of ignoring a rape-murder case in which an Afghan refugee is the top suspect for fear of fueling anti-migrant sentiment. The top-ranking evening news programme, Tagesschau, had on Saturday decided not to report on the arrest of the

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    UK does not want to go beyond two years in Brexit talks: May's spokesman

    The British government does not want its Brexit negotiations to go beyond the two-year limit set under Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday. Earlier, the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, said in Brussels that the divorce talks

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    Britain will need act of parliament to trigger Brexit if loses court battle: lawyer

    British Prime Minister Theresa May's government will have to put forward a parliamentary bill if it loses a Supreme Court case over whether it can begin Brexit talks without lawmakers' approval, a government lawyer said on Tuesday. "It would require not just parliamentary involvement ..

  • English FA says scope of review into sexual abuse increased
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    English FA says scope of review into sexual abuse increased

    LONDON (AP) — The English Football Association's review of sexual abuse by youth soccer coaches linked to professional clubs has expanded as more victims come forward, the governing body said Tuesday after appointing a new lead lawyer.

  • Teetering Italian bank looks for investors
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    Teetering Italian bank looks for investors

    MILAN (AP) — Shares in Italy's most troubled bank, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, are down again amid rising concerns about its ability to remain solvent.

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    Turkey detains adviser to main opposition party chairman in post-coup probe: Hurriyet

    Turkish authorities on Tuesday detained an adviser to the head of the main opposition party over suspected links to the July coup, the Hurriyet newspaper said, the first time someone close to the senior ranks of the secular opposition has been targeted. Fatih Gursul was detained on suspicion of having

  • South Africa GDP growth slows further to 0.2 percent
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    South Africa GDP growth slows further to 0.2 percent

    South Africa's economic growth slowed in the third quarter to 0.2 percent, figures showed Tuesday, highlighting the risk of a damaging credit rating downgrade next year. The country was granted a reprieve in recent weeks when rating agencies did not drop it into "junk" investment category

  • Gambia election recount awards Barrow slimmer win
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    Gambia election recount awards Barrow slimmer win

    The Gambia's shock election result awarded president-elect Adama Barrow extra votes by mistake but a recount showed he still won outright, the country's electoral commission told AFP Tuesday. Alieu Momar Njie, chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission, said correct counting on the spot