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Trump says 'nothing to hide' from Special Counsel Mueller

Reuters News - 1 hour 57 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump declared Sunday he had "nothing to hide" from the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, and denied that his top lawyer had turned on him by cooperating with the probe.
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New Zealand politician cycles to hospital to give birth

BBC News - 4 hours 47 min ago
The 42-week pregnant New Zealander got on her bike because "there wasn't enough space in the car".
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Search operation ended in Genoa, bridge death toll rises to 43

Reuters News - 5 hours 36 min ago
The search operation for those missing after a motorway bridge collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa ended overnight after the last three bodies were found, bringing the official death toll to 43.
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Italy to launch infrastructure plan in September: official

Reuters News - 5 hours 41 min ago
The government will launch a plan aimed at making Italy's infrastructure safe, a government official said in a newspaper interview on Sunday, after the collapse of a motorway bridge in Genoa killed 43 people.
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Iran says U.S. 'action group' will fail to overthrow Iranian state

Reuters News - 5 hours 57 min ago
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said on Sunday that a new Iran Action Group in the U.S. State Department aimed to overthrow the Islamic Republic, but would fail.
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Iran says it is seeking solution to sell oil and transfer revenues: IRNA

Reuters News - 5 hours 59 min ago
Iran's vice president said on Sunday the government was seeking solutions to sell oil and transfer its revenues after the United States withdrew from a nuclear deal with Tehran and slapped fresh sanctions on Iranian energy and banking sectors.
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Iran says U.S. 'action group' will fail to overthrow Iranian state: tweet

Reuters News - 6 hours 48 min ago
Iran's foreign minister said on Sunday that a newly established Iran Action Group in the U.S. State Department aims to overthrow the Iranian state, but it would fail.
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Iran says no OPEC member can take over its share of oil exports

Reuters News - 6 hours 51 min ago
Iran told OPEC on Sunday no member country should be allowed to take over another member's share of oil exports, expressing Tehran's concern about Saudi Arabia's offer to pump more oil in the face of U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil sales.
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Lombok earthquake: Strong tremor shakes Indonesian island

BBC News - 7 hours 15 min ago
The 6.3 magnitude tremor is the latest in weeks of earthquakes that have killed more than 476 people.
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UK probes WW2 shipwreck looting claims

BBC News - 8 hours 25 min ago
The defence secretary says he is "very concerned" to hear claims that four wrecks in Asia had been targeted.
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Empty hotels, idle boats: What happens when a Pacific island upsets China

Reuters News - 9 hours 48 min ago
Empty hotel rooms, idle tour boats and shuttered travel agencies reveal widening fissures in the tiny Pacific nation of Palau, which is caught in an escalating diplomatic tug-of-war between China and Taiwan.
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Promises, promises, Imran Khan raises Pakistani hopes sky high

Reuters News - 10 hours 50 min ago
From creating 10 million jobs to building an Islamic welfare state and restoring Pakistan's tattered image abroad, new premier Imran Khan is facing a problem of his own making: runaway expectations raised by his lofty rhetoric.
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As Philippines' Duterte starts to flag, his daughter reaches out to a Marcos

Reuters News - August 18, 2018 - 9:08pm
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte thinks political dynasties are bad. But the way the prevailing political winds are blowing, it looks like a dynasty of his own might be taking shape.
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White House counsel interviewed for 30 hours in Russia probe: New York Times

Reuters News - August 18, 2018 - 8:15pm
The White House's top lawyer has cooperated extensively with the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, sharing detailed accounts about the episodes at the heart of the inquiry into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the New York Times reported on Saturday.
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Kerala floods: Eyewitness accounts from BBC reporters

BBC News - August 18, 2018 - 8:10pm
As southern India braces for more rain, BBC reporters in Kerala see the devastating impact of floods.
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Tough talks, no agreements at Merkel, Putin meeting near Berlin

Reuters News - August 18, 2018 - 7:40pm
Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as Iran and a gas pipeline project that has drawn U.S. ire during tough talks outside Berlin that ended with no clearcut progress.
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Obituary: Bui Tin, the reporter who changed his country's fate

BBC News - August 18, 2018 - 7:29pm
Bui Tin had a front-row seat as Vietnam changed. But his name went on to be erased from history.
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U.S. missionary thrust to the center of Turkey-U.S. crisis

Reuters News - August 18, 2018 - 6:03pm
When Andrew Brunson saw a police summons on his door in late summer 2016, the U.S. evangelical pastor thought it was a routine appointment to sort out his residency papers in Turkey, his home for nearly a quarter of a century.
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White House Counsel cooperates with Russia investigation: New York Times

Reuters News - August 18, 2018 - 5:13pm
The White House's top lawyer has cooperated extensively with the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, sharing detailed accounts about the episodes at the heart of the inquiry into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the New York Times reported on Saturday.
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Iran to unveil new fighter jet, develop missiles: minister

Reuters News - August 18, 2018 - 4:58pm
Iran will unveil a new fighter jet next week and continue developing missile capabilities as a top priority, the defense minister said on Saturday, defying new U.S. sanctions aimed at curbing Tehran's missile program and regional influence.
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