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  • Israel's Netanyahu in a spin over dirty laundry
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    Israel's Netanyahu in a spin over dirty laundry

    By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Benjamin Netanyahu doesn't want details of his dirty laundry aired in public - and he is suing his own office and Israel's attorney general to try to prevent it. Legal documents published on Tuesday showed that the prime minister, citing a right to privacy

  • Britain's fear of European army muddles EU defense plan
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    Britain's fear of European army muddles EU defense plan

    By Robin Emmott and Sabine Siebold BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Britain said on Tuesday it would oppose any EU proposals to combine European forces into a single army while it is still in the bloc, but France and Germany said no such plans existed and won support from NATO to strengthen EU defenses. At a

  • Iran's Ahmadinejad says will not make presidential comeback bid
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    Iran's Ahmadinejad says will not make presidential comeback bid

    By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI (Reuters) - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will not run for president in next year's Iranian election, he said on Tuesday, bowing to the wishes of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who warned his candidacy would increase divisions in Iran. "In carrying out the intentions

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Is Wall Street bad for cybersecurity?

    Mistakes are costly, especially in software or critical computer systems.

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    Why are Charlotte residents calling for the mayor's resignation?

    Protesters in Charlotte are calling for the resignations of Police Chief Kerr Putney and Mayor Jennifer Roberts, charging them with what they say was a lack of transparency and the protection of city police officers at the expense of the family of Keith Lamont Scott, who was killed in a confrontation

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Clinton makes first debate a referendum on Trump's temperament

    From the beginning of the 2016 presidential race, Donald Trump has faced a nagging question: Does he have the right temperament to be commander-in-chief? The bar was low, and Trump began the debate strongly. The billionaire scored points against Clinton on the economy, jobs, and trade.

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Pirate Party ready to sail Iceland's government into uncharted waters

    Icelanders are casting apprehensive looks at two volcanoes this fall – a real one on the southern coast named Katla, and a metaphorical one also known as Althing or parliament in the capital – each of which has been rumbling ominously. The difference is that while Icelanders are unsure if and when Katla

  • Kyrgyz president has recovered, may leave hospital this week: office
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    Kyrgyz president has recovered, may leave hospital this week: office

    Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev's condition has improved and he may be discharged from hospital by the end of the week, his office said on Tuesday, a week after the 60-year-old leader went on medical leave due to suspected heart problems. Atambayev is being treated in Moscow after suffering

  • Associated Press

    New Jeep Compass SUV looks like shrunken Grand Cherokee

    DETROIT (AP) — The fastest-growing part of the U.S. auto market is getting another new vehicle.

  • Associated Press

    Bosnian Serb leader says prosecutor must come to him

    BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik says he agrees to be questioned by the state prosecutor about a referendum held despite a ban by the constitutional court.

  • US stocks open higher, led by tech and consumer companies
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    US stocks open higher, led by tech and consumer companies

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising in Tuesday morning trading as technology and consumer companies move higher. Energy companies are falling as the price of oil returns some of Monday's gains. Bond prices continue to rise and yields continue to slip.

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 2:20 p.m. GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The new Philippine president uses an expletive to warn key ally Barack Obama not to lecture him on human rights and, in another impromptu speech, declares a dramatic policy change in policy such as removing U.S. counterterrorism forces out of his country's volatile south

  • Strong winds from typhoon hit Taiwan, killing at least 4
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    Strong winds from typhoon hit Taiwan, killing at least 4

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Strong winds knocked down people and scattered debris as a massive typhoon crossed over Taiwan on Tuesday, killing at least four people and injuring more than 260, officials said.

  • Ali Bongo sworn in as Gabon president after disputed win
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    Ali Bongo sworn in as Gabon president after disputed win

    Ali Bongo was sworn back in as Gabon's president Tuesday, calling for unity after a disputed election win that sparked deadly unrest and revealed deep divisions in the oil-rich country. Government spokesman Alain-Claude Bilie-By-Nze said Bongo wanted to install "a unity government by this week

  • Morocco goes bilingual as king rounds off reforms
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    Morocco goes bilingual as king rounds off reforms

    Morocco is adopting Amazigh spoken by its Berber community as an official language alongside Arabic, rounding off a reform programme launched by King Mohammed VI in 2011. It said the language bill covers "the methods of (its) integration in education and in different sectors of public life"

  • Hard-line former president of Iran won't seek re-election
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    Hard-line former president of Iran won't seek re-election

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's hard-line former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday he won't run in next year's presidential election, ending weeks of speculation after the country's supreme leader discouraged his candidacy.

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    Kenyan police open fire to disperse protesting students

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Riot police fired live ammunition and tear gas to disperse Kenyan university students protesting over road safety.

  • Reuters

    Zimbabwe police fire teargas on street vendors

    Zimbabwe police fired teargas at stone-throwing vendors resisting removal from city streets on Tuesday in the latest flare-up of protests against President Robert Mugabe's 36-year rule. Army trucks and tankers joined Harare's regular municipal police in a drive against the hawkers, pursuing

  • Associated Press

    Bear at Polish zoo finds WWII mortar grenade

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Taking a toy from a bear can be dangerous, especially when the toy is a mortar grenade.

  • People around the world react to first Trump-Clinton debate
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    People around the world react to first Trump-Clinton debate

    Views from around the world on Monday's first U.S. presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump:

  • Iran dims hopes for deal on output freeze this week
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    Iran dims hopes for deal on output freeze this week

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Iran played down hopes Tuesday that a deal to limit oil production will emerge this week in a meeting in Algeria, prompting big falls in oil prices.

  • Anti-doping system open to abuse says British cyclist Froome
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    Anti-doping system open to abuse says British cyclist Froome

    Tour de France champion Chris Froome has responded to the drug-taking controversy surrounding Bradley Wiggins by claiming sport's anti-doping rules are open to abuse. Froome took to Twitter to vent about the issues with doping controls after two officially approved Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE

  • Associated Press

    Syrian troops advance in central Aleppo near old quarter

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces captured a central rebel-held neighborhood in Aleppo on Tuesday after a week of blistering airstrikes, as a military official vowed that the offensive would continue until insurgents are "wiped out."

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    Mexico rights body: Army killings of 6 civilians unjustified

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's National Human Rights Commission has determined that soldiers killed six civilians without justification in a 2012 incident in the southern state of Guerrero.

  • Deutsche Bank drops further as Merkel gives no sign of help
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    Deutsche Bank drops further as Merkel gives no sign of help

    BERLIN (AP) — Deutsche Bank shares are down further after German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave no indication that her government might help the group with a U.S. demand for a $14 billion legal settlement.