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Driver arrested for terrorism offences after cyclists hit outside UK parliament

15 hours 58 min ago
British police arrested a man on suspicion of terrorism offences on Tuesday after he drove a car through a group of cyclists and into security barriers outside parliament, injuring three people.
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Incident at UK parliament 'deliberate act', suspect not cooperating: police

15 hours 58 min ago
Britain's counter-terrorism police chief said investigators believe a man deliberately drove a car into pedestrians before crashing into barriers outside parliament on Tuesday and the arrested suspect was not cooperating with detectives.
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China condemns HK press club over 'separatist' speech by activist

16 hours 7 min ago
The Chinese and Hong Kong governments condemned one of Asia's leading press clubs on Tuesday for hosting a speech by an independence activist that has sparked debate about the viability of the city's freedoms.
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China condemns press group for HK independence activist speech

16 hours 7 min ago
The Hong Kong office of China's foreign ministry condemned Hong Kong's Foreign Correspondents' Club on Tuesday for allowing a speech by a Hong Kong independence activist, saying the reporters' group was not outside the law.
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Home Depot's second-quarter sales rebound, shares rise

16 hours 12 min ago
Home Depot Inc's second-quarter sales at established stores beat Wall Street forecasts, boosted by a rebound in demand for seasonal merchandise.
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UK emergency response committee to meet after Westminster incident

16 hours 24 min ago
The British government will hold a meeting of its COBRA emergency response committee at 1300 GMT to discuss an incident in which a man drove a car into security barriers outside parliament and injured at least two people on Tuesday, officials said.
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Erdogan says Turkey will boycott U.S. electronics, lira steadies

16 hours 28 min ago
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday Turkey will boycott electronic products from the United States, retaliating in a dispute with Washington that has helped drive the lira to record lows.
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Kremlin says nothing good will come from proposed new U.S. sanctions

16 hours 29 min ago
The Kremlin said on Tuesday that a new U.S. bill on sanctions against Moscow does not bode well for Russia's relations with the United States.
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Russia says dollar's days numbered as global trade currency

16 hours 29 min ago
Russia has been discussing for some time the possibility of using national currencies to settle bilateral trade deals with Turkey, China and Iran, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on a visit to the Turkish capital.
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Singapore says no Malaysian request for return of 1MDB-linked jet

16 hours 35 min ago
Singapore police said on Tuesday an aircraft linked to an investigation into a multi-billion scandal at Malaysian state fund 1MDB was in the city-state but Malaysia had not made a formal request for its return.
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Afghan forces say regaining control over besieged city

16 hours 41 min ago
Afghan troops backed by U.S forces gained control over large parts of the embattled city of Ghazni on Tuesday, officials said, while reports of a Taliban attack in another province raised new questions about Afghanistan's prospects.
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Erdogan says Turkey will boycott U.S. electronics, lira steadies

16 hours 44 min ago
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday Turkey will boycott electronic products from the United States, retaliating in a dispute with Washington that has helped drive the lira to record lows.
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U.S. pastor in Turkey appeals for release, lifting of travel ban: lawyer

16 hours 52 min ago
An American Christian pastor standing trial in Turkey on terrorism charges has appealed again to a Turkish court to release him from house arrest and lift his travel ban, his lawyer told Reuters on Tuesday.
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Wisconsin, Minnesota primaries to gauge strength of opposition to Trump

16 hours 56 min ago
States such as Wisconsin helped drive Donald Trump’s surprising presidential win two years ago, and Tuesday's primaries there and in neighboring Minnesota serve as a barometer of opposition strength headed into the November midterm elections.
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South Korea marks first 'comfort women' day, joined by protestors in Taiwan

17 hours 2 min ago
People in South Korea and Taiwan unveiled monuments and staged protests on Tuesday to mark Japan's wartime use of "comfort women", a euphemism for girls and women forced to work in Japan's wartime brothels.
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Thai PM sets Sept deadline to decide on role in politics ahead of election

17 hours 5 min ago
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha will announce in September whether he will take part in politics in the run-up to general elections next year, he said on Tuesday.
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Anti-terrorism police lead inquiry after people hit by car at UK parliament

17 hours 13 min ago
Two people were injured when a car drove into security barriers outside the British parliament on Tuesday and the driver was arrested, emergency services said, with counter-terrorism police leading the investigation into the incident.
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UK PM May: My thoughts are with those injured in Westminster incident

17 hours 13 min ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May said her thoughts were with those injured in an incident outside parliament on Tuesday after two people were taken to hospital when a car crashed into security barriers.
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Police say incident outside UK parliament being treated as terrorism

17 hours 14 min ago
A man has been detained on suspicion of terrorist offences, British police said on Tuesday, after a car hit pedestrians and crashed into barrier outside the UK parliament.
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From laboratory in far west, China's surveillance state spreads quietly

17 hours 22 min ago
Filip Liu, a 31-year-old software developer from Beijing, was traveling in the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang when he was pulled to one side by police as he got off a bus.
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