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Trump cancels Nancy Pelosi foreign trip citing shutdown
Trump cancels Nancy Pelosi foreign trip citing shutdown

January 18, 2019

US President Donald Trump has postponed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's upcoming trip to Brussels and Afghanistan, asking her to stay to negotiate an end to the partial US government shutdown...

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North Korea's Kim Yong-chol meets Mike Pompeo in Washington
North Korea's Kim Yong-chol meets Mike Pompeo in Washington

January 18, 2019

One of North Korea's top negotiators is in Washington to meet US officials ahead of a possible second summit between the two countries' leaders...

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African Union urges DR Congo to delay final election results
African Union urges DR Congo to delay final election results

January 18, 2019

The African Union (AU) says there are "serious doubts" about the outcome of elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) and has called for the final results to be suspended...

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IOC sanctions one athlete for failing anti-doping test at London 2012
IOC sanctions one athlete for failing anti-doping test at London 2012

January 17, 2019

The protection of clean athletes and the fight against doping are top priorities for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. The IOC is currently conducting additional analyses on the samples collected from the Olympic Games London 2012. This programme, which uses the latest scientific analysis methods, aims to test samples for all substances prohibited in 2012...

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Domino's Pizza app must be accessible to blind people
Domino's Pizza app must be accessible to blind people

January 17, 2019

Domino's Pizza has been told its website and app must be made fully accessible to blind people, after losing a legal case in the US...

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Putin warns West on Balkans as Serbia provides lavish welcome
Putin warns West on Balkans as Serbia provides lavish welcome

January 17, 2019

Russia's Vladimir Putin has arrived in Serbia at the head of powerful delegation, aiming to cement ties with a country seeking to join the EU...

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Theresa May urges Jeremy Corbyn: Let's talk Brexit
Theresa May urges Jeremy Corbyn: Let's talk Brexit

January 17, 2019

Theresa May has urged Jeremy Corbyn to discuss his Brexit plans with her, after he said he would not take part in talks until "no deal" was ruled out.

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William Barr: 'I will not be bullied,' Trump nominee says
William Barr: 'I will not be bullied,' Trump nominee says

January 16, 2019

President Donald Trump's nominee to be US attorney general has vowed he will not be bullied by the president...

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El Chapo 'paid 100m bribe to former Mexican President Peña Nieto'
El Chapo 'paid $100m bribe to former Mexican President Peña Nieto'

January 16, 2019

Former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto accepted a $100m (£77m) bribe from drug cartel kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, a witness has testified.

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Nairobi DusitD2 hotel attacked by suspected militants
Nairobi DusitD2 hotel attacked by suspected militants

January 16, 2019

The compound in the Westlands district of the Kenyan capital, which houses the DusitD2 hotel as well as offices, was attacked by gunmen on Tuesday...

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Brexit and no-confidence vote: Corbyn targets 'zombie government'
Brexit and no-confidence vote: Corbyn targets 'zombie government'

January 16, 2019

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called Theresa May's administration a "zombie government" that "cannot govern" as he called for a general election...

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May and Brexit Face Uncertain After Crushing Defeat in Parliament
May and Brexit Face Uncertain After Crushing Defeat in Parliament

January 15, 2019

Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday suffered a humiliating defeat over her plan to withdraw Britain from the European Union, thrusting the country further into political chaos with only 10 weeks to go until it is scheduled to leave the bloc...

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Cesare Battisti: Ex-militant extradited by Bolivia arrives in Italy
Cesare Battisti: Ex-militant extradited by Bolivia arrives in Italy

January 14, 2019

An Italian former militant communist captured in Bolivia has arrived in Rome, officials have confirmed...

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Pawel Adamowicz, Gdansk mayor, stabbed at Poland Charity event
Pawel Adamowicz, Gdansk mayor, stabbed at Poland Charity event

January 14, 2019

The mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk has been seriously injured after being stabbed on stage at the country's biggest charity event, officials say...

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Trump threatens to 'devastate' Turkish economy over Syrian Kurds
Trump threatens to 'devastate' Turkish economy over Syrian Kurds

January 14, 2019

US President Donald Trump has threatened to "devastate Turkey economically" if it attacks Kurdish forces in Syria following a planned pullout of US troops...

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Theresa May urges MPs to back Brexit deal 'for the country's sake'
Theresa May urges MPs to back Brexit deal 'for the country's sake'

January 14, 2019

Theresa May has urged MPs to back her Brexit deal "for the country's sake" as Tuesday's Commons vote looms closer...

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Hitachi's Wylfa nuclear plant axe reports 'worrying'
Hitachi's Wylfa nuclear plant axe reports 'worrying'

January 11, 2019

The company behind a new UK nuclear power station says "no formal decision" has been made over its future following a report construction would be halted...

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Kevin FretS: Gay rapper shot dead in Puerto Rico aged 24
Kevin FretS: Gay rapper shot dead in Puerto Rico aged 24

January 11, 2019

The rapper and outspoken advocate for the LGBT community Kevin Fret has been shot dead in Puerto Rico aged 24...

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US shutdown: Trump renews national emergency threat over wall
US shutdown: Trump renews national emergency threat over wall

January 11, 2019

US President Donald Trump has renewed a threat to declare a national emergency to fund the construction of a wall on the Mexican border.

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World Bank warns of 'darkening skies' for global economy
World Bank warns of 'darkening skies' for global economy

January 09, 2019

The World Bank is warning of increasing risks, or what it calls "darkening skies", for the world economy...

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