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

    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

  • China upset as U.S. sanctions firm tied to North Korea nuclear program
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    China upset as U.S. sanctions firm tied to North Korea nuclear program

    China said on Tuesday it was opposed to any country using its own laws to carry out "long arm jurisdiction", after the United States sanctioned a Chinese industrial machinery wholesaler tied to North Korea's nuclear program. The U.S. Treasury said it was sanctioning Dandong Hongxiang Industrial

  • Reuters

    Love or hate him, EU fears losing truculent favorite Renzi

    There is plenty about Matteo Renzi, Italy's 41-year-old prime minister, for fellow European Union leaders to dislike. This would raise new questions about Italy's stability just as Rome has taken a turn in the sun of EU attention following the British departure.

  • 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

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Even without a government, Spain moves to clean up financial scandal

    Since its December parliamentary elections, when no single party earned a majority of votes and efforts to form a coalition were unsuccessful, Spain has been without a government. With a budget passed last year before the elections, the prior conservative-led government has carried on in a limited caretaker

  • Christian Science Monitor

    What else besides college debt will win young voters to Clinton’s side?

    Mrs. Clinton has peddled policies that resonate with Millennials (college affordability, income inequality, and campaign finance reform), in addition to dispatching the Vermont senator and other Millennial whisperers including the Obamas and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) of Massachusetts to be her surrogates

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Ohio voter purge unconstitutional: Do voter ID laws matter in the 2016 race?

    A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Ohio's voter "purge," a measure that removed thousands of inactive voters from the rolls in a controversial effort to curb voter fraud and keep registration up to date, was unconstitutional. The battle over voting rules is one of the many debates

  • Associated Press

    Democrats press talks as showdown vote looms on funding bill

    Democrats opened a last-minute push Tuesday for new talks on must-do legislation to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend, fight the Zika virus and help flood-ravaged Louisiana rebuild. ...

  • Homeland chief: Homegrown attacks an increasing threat
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    Homeland chief: Homegrown attacks an increasing threat

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bombings in New York and New Jersey — and a stabbing attack in Minnesota the same day — underscore that homegrown attacks inspired by violent extremists are as much a threat to the United States as those directed by terrorists, the nation's Homeland Security chief says.

  • WTO drastically cuts global trade forecast
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    WTO drastically cuts global trade forecast

    The World Trade Organization Tuesday downshifted its global trade forecast, warning that anti-globalisation rhetoric and Brexit were pushing trade growth to its slowest pace since the financial crisis. The warning comes as talks on a landmark free trade deal between the European Union and United States

  • Blasts kill at least 17 in Baghdad: police, medics
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    Blasts kill at least 17 in Baghdad: police, medics

    Three blasts killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 50 in predominantly Shi'ite Muslim districts of Baghdad on Tuesday, police and medical sources said. A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in a commercial street in the eastern Baghdad al-Jadida area of the Iraqi capital, killing

  • Overcrowded bus slips off mountain road in Nepal, killing 14
    Associated Press

    Overcrowded bus slips off mountain road in Nepal, killing 14

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An overcrowded bus slipped off a mountain road in Nepal on Tuesday, killing at least 14 people, an official said.

  • Muslim radical convicted in destruction of mausoleums
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    Muslim radical convicted in destruction of mausoleums

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An international court on Tuesday found a Muslim radical guilty of committing a war crime by overseeing the destruction of historic mausoleums in the Malian desert city of Timbuktu, and sentenced him to nine years in prison.

  • Hate standing in line? Japan now has self-driving chairs
    AFP

    Hate standing in line? Japan now has self-driving chairs

    Tokyo (AFP) - Hate standing in line at your favourite restaurant? Japanese carmaker Nissan claims to have just the thing for those sore legs.

  • Third typhoon of the month injures 32 in Taiwan
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    Third typhoon of the month injures 32 in Taiwan

    Strong wind and rain lashed Taiwan on Tuesday as the third typhoon to hit the island this month made landfall, injuring more than 30 people, ripping signs off buildings and knocking down trees. Most schools and offices were shut and the north-south bullet train suspended services as Typhoon Megi, packing

  • Associated Press

    Austria striker Janko doubtful for Wales, Serbia qualifiers

    VIENNA (AP) — Austria striker Marc Janko is doubtful for next month's World Cup qualifiers against Wales and Serbia because of a thigh injury.

  • Associated Press

    Associated Press buys British Movietone film archive

    LONDON (AP) — The Associated Press has purchased the film archive of British Movietone, bolstering the news cooperative's collection with historic video from World War II, the Beatles' conquest of America and the romance between King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson.

  • Associated Press

    Kerber beats Mladenovic in 1st match as women's world No. 1

    WUHAN, China (AP) — Playing her first match as the No. 1-ranked player in women's tennis, Angelique Kerber dropped the first set before recovering to beat Kristina Mladenovic 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-4 on Tuesday to reach the third round of the Wuhan Open.

  • Associated Press

    World skating body faces European case over monopoly rules

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission has warned ice skating's governing body it appears to break antitrust rules by threatening speedskaters who want to compete in unauthorized commercial events.

  • Associated Press

    The Latest: Turkey: Kurds should not join anti-IS operations

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria's conflict (all times local):

  • Strong winds from island-wide typhoon hurt dozens in Taiwan
    Associated Press

    Strong winds from island-wide typhoon hurt dozens in Taiwan

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Strong winds felled trees and scattered construction debris that injured dozens of people Tuesday as a large typhoon crossed over Taiwan.

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 11:12 a.m. GMT

    Views from around the world on Monday's first U.S. presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump: ___ CHINA WANG PEI, a graduate student in communications studies, watched the debate from a cafe in Beijing and said he thought Clinton carried herself better. "

  • Reuters

    Helicopter crashes en route to Chevron Angola oil platform, at least four dead

    Four people died and two were missing after a helicopter crashed en route to a Chevron oil platform off the Angolan coast, the U.S. oil company said on Tuesday. The helicopter left Malongo port in Angola's Cabinda province on Monday at 1523 local time to make the short journey to the Tombua-Landana

  • Police say mosque, congress center attacked in Dresden
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    Police say mosque, congress center attacked in Dresden

    BERLIN (AP) — Two homemade explosive devices were set off outside a mosque and a conference center in the eastern German city of Dresden, police said Tuesday. Nobody was hurt.

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    Indian boxing federation elects new president to end turmoil

    MUMBAI, India (AP) — Businessman Ajay Singh has been elected president of the Indian Boxing Federation, ending four years of turmoil inside the organization.