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  • U.S., India to discuss business ties, tensions with Pakistan
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    U.S., India to discuss business ties, tensions with Pakistan

    By Lesley Wroughton NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker began two days of talks on Tuesday with the Indian government to boost business ties, and to encourage dialogue with Pakistan over the disputed region of Kashmir. Kerry arrived in New

  • Putin's Japan visit could be firmed up at Abe meeting
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    Putin's Japan visit could be firmed up at Abe meeting

    By Minami Funakoshi TOKYO (Reuters) - The schedule for a visit to Japan by Russian President Vladimir Putin could be decided when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets Putin later this week, Japan's top government spokesman told Reuters on Tuesday. Abe is expected to meet Putin on the sidelines of a

  • Reuters

    Car bomb kills five soldiers outside Somali president's palace: police

    A car bomb claimed by al Shabaab Islamist militants killed five soldiers outside the president's palace in the Somali capital of Mogadishu and badly damaged two nearby hotels, police said. Reuters witnesses said gunfire could be heard after the explosion and a huge cloud of smoke could be seen above

  • Christian Science Monitor

    How big a military threat is Russia, really?

    In a recent talk at one of America’s premier war colleges, the nation’s top military officer warned incoming students about the dangers of Russian aggression. Instead, “the Russians are terrified of us.

  • Christian Science Monitor

    The refugee milestone Obama doesn't want to talk about

    As a planeload of more than 200 Syrian refugees arrived in the United States on Monday for resettlement in California and Virginia, the goal set by President Obama a year ago of accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees was achieved. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been a vocal critic of the

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Is Colin Kaepernick the new face of American patriotism?

    Many Americans stand during "The Star Spangled Banner" to honor the servicemen and women who have defended and, in some cases, died for freedom. Ever since Mr. Kaepernick began to commit this taboo form of protest Friday, some athletes, fans, and columnists have said the 28-year-old is unpatriotic

  • Christian Science Monitor

    What do adult students want from college?

    Each year, legions of adult learners – that is, students who are 25 years old or older – take a first or second chance at higher education. On Monday, Washington Monthly released the first-ever list of best colleges for adult learners. More than 40 percent of Americans enrolled in colleges are adult

  • Iraq's Qayyara oil fields won't return to production before Mosul retaken: spokesman
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    Iraq's Qayyara oil fields won't return to production before Mosul retaken: spokesman

    Iraq doesn't expect to resume production from the northern Qayyara oil region before the capture of nearby Mosul from Islamic State, an oil ministry spokesman said on Tuesday. The region's two main fields, Qayyara and Najma, used to produce up to 30,000 barrels per day of heavy crude before

  • The Latest: 37 caskets to be honored at Italy quake funeral
    Associated Press

    The Latest: 37 caskets to be honored at Italy quake funeral

    AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on Italy's devastating Aug. 24 earthquake (all times local):

  • Reuters

    Trade lacklustre ahead of fresh crop arrival

    By Ho Binh Minh HANOI (Reuters) - Trading in Vietnamese coffee was lacklustre this week as buyers waited on the sidelines ahead of the arrival of the country's new crop, which is expected to begin in about two months, traders said on Tuesday. Harvesting of the 2016/2017 crop in Vietnam, the world

  • Reuters

    U.S.-Russia talks this week crucial for Syria truce: de Mistura

    Talks between U.S. and Russian officials this week are crucial for restoring a ceasefire in Syria, the United Nations Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said in an appeal on Tuesday. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov failed in all-day talks in Geneva last Friday

  • 'Last chemical weapons stocks' shipped out of Libya
    AFP

    'Last chemical weapons stocks' shipped out of Libya

    Libya has shipped the last of its chemical weapons stocks out of the country on a Danish vessel, under a UN-backed plan to eliminate the arsenal, officials said Tuesday. A senior security official told AFP the stocks were shipped to Germany on Saturday from the port of Misrata under the supervision

  • Associated Press

    French president warns 'contradictory' foreign interventions in Syria could worsen war, urges peace talks

    PARIS (AP) — French president warns 'contradictory' foreign interventions in Syria could worsen war, urges peace talks.

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 10:49 a.m. GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The video footage posted on social media by India's self-proclaimed cow saviors was brutal. It showed four bare-chested men tied with ropes to a car, flinching as an angry group of men took turns beating them with wooden sticks, belts and iron rods. Their crime: skinning a dead cow

  • Myanmar to hold historic peace talks with ethnic armies
    Associated Press

    Myanmar to hold historic peace talks with ethnic armies

    Peace talks aimed at ending more than half a century of conflict between Myanmar's army and an array of armed ethnic rebel groups are due to start in the capital, Naypyitaw, on Wednesday.

  • Gabon braces for results of tense election
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    Gabon braces for results of tense election

    Gabon braced for possible violence Tuesday as the country awaited official results from a bitterly disputed presidential election, with both sides claiming victory in a vote condemned by EU observers as lacking transparency. The interior minister is due to announce later Tuesday whether incumbent Ali

  • Associated Press

    Australian opposition to push for gay marriage law reform

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's opposition said Tuesday that it would test Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's weakened grip on power following last month's general election by proposing its own legislation to legalize gay marriage.

  • Germany's EU commissioner doubts Brexit will happen
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    Germany's EU commissioner doubts Brexit will happen

    Germany's EU Commissioner Guenther Oettinger raised doubts Tuesday about whether Britain would leave the bloc, saying he wouldn't bet on "Brexit". Oettinger told Germany's daily Bild that he assumed June's referendum outcome in favour of Britain exiting the EU was "binding

  • UN hails suspension of France's burkini ban, slams 'stigmatisation'
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    UN hails suspension of France's burkini ban, slams 'stigmatisation'

    The UN on Tuesday welcomed a decision by France's highest administrative court to suspend a controversial ban on burkini swimwear, warning that the ban had fuelled religious intolerance and stigmatisation. "These decrees do not improve the security situation but rather fuel religious intolerance

  • State funeral in Amatrice to honor 37 quake victims
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    State funeral in Amatrice to honor 37 quake victims

    AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Construction crews worked through the night to build a tent complex to host an Italian state funeral Tuesday in quake-devastated Amatrice after outraged residents rejected the government's plan to hold the service in a distant airport hangar.

  • Associated Press

    Israel razes home of Palestinian involved in deadly shooting

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says its forces demolished the home of a Palestinian involved in the ambush of a family car in the West Bank that killed an Israeli and wounded his wife and two of their children.

  • Reuters

    Migrant arrivals to Greek islands jump to highest in weeks

    More than 460 migrants and refugees arrived on Greek islands from Turkey on Tuesday, the highest in several weeks, despite a European Union deal with Ankara agreed in March to close off that route. Under the accord, those who cross to Greece without documents from March 20 will be sent back to Turkey

  • Three hurt in suicide blast at China's Kyrgyzstan embassy
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    Three hurt in suicide blast at China's Kyrgyzstan embassy

    A van driven by a suicide bomber exploded after ramming through a gate at the Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday, wounding three people, authorities said. "As a result of the explosion, only the suicide bomber terrorist died. Security guards were injured," Kyrgyzstan's Deputy Prime

  • Associated Press

    Former Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky moves to Sparta

    PRAGUE (AP) — After 15 years at Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal, Czech playmaker Tomas Rosicky is returning to his former club Sparta Prague.

  • U.S., India sign military logistics agreement
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    U.S., India sign military logistics agreement

    By Yeganeh Torbati and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and India signed an agreement on Monday governing the use of each other's land, air and naval bases for repair and resupply, a step toward building defense ties as they seek to counter the growing maritime assertiveness of