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Sunday, 16 December 2018
The World in Brief
China gets Afghans, Pakistanis together. KABUL, Afghanistan -- The foreign ministers of Afghanistan, Pakistan and China met Saturday in Kabul to discuss trade, development and ways to end Afghanistan's 17-year war. The prickly relationship between Pakistan and Afghanistan dominated the talks, with.......
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Germany Sees Notable Drop in Asylum Applications in 2018
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Sunday, 16 December 2018
Germany Sees Notable Drop in Asylum Applications in 2018
BERLIN - The German government anticipates a drop in asylum applications in 2018, even including the thousands of babies born to recent migrants. The Bild news...
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Car bomb kills eight people in Syria’s Afrin, says monitor
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Sunday, 16 December 2018
Car bomb kills eight people in Syria’s Afrin, says monitor
A car bomb killed at least eight people including four civilians near a pro-Turkey rebel post in the northern Syrian city of Afrin on Sunday, a British-based w...
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Editorial: World tosses aside lessons from history
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Sunday, 16 December 2018
Editorial: World tosses aside lessons from history
An anniversary went by at the weekend as quick as a man can toss a shoe. Ten years ago, Muntadhar al-Zaidi stood up at a press conference for US President Geor...
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Bomb Kills 8 in Syrian Town Held by Turkey-Backed Forces
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Sunday, 16 December 2018
Bomb Kills 8 in Syrian Town Held by Turkey-Backed Forces
BEIRUT - A bomb blast in a northwestern Syrian town held by Turkish-backed opposition forces killed at least eight people Sunday, activists said, the latest in...
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Brussels sees thousands opposing UN migration pact
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Sunday, 16 December 2018
Brussels sees thousands opposing UN migration pact
Thousands of people marched in Brussels on Sunday against a UN pact aimed at fostering cooperation on migration, eclipsing a smaller demonstration in support o...
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Nobel laureate urges Yazidi protection until IS leaders tried
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Sunday, 16 December 2018
Nobel laureate urges Yazidi protection until IS leaders tried
. Nobel laureate and former jihadist captive called for the protection of women belonging to her Yazidi minority until Islamic State leaders are tried for cri...
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Thousands march in Brussels against UN migration pact
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Sunday, 16 December 2018
Thousands march in Brussels against UN migration pact
BRUSSELS: Thousands of people marched in Brussels on Sunday against a UN pact aimed at fostering cooperation on migration, eclipsing a smaller demonstration in support of the deal, the signing of which brought down Belgium's government last week. Police said some 5,500 people marched in the bigger.......
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Nobel laureate urges Yazidi protection until IS leaders tried
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Sunday, 16 December 2018
Nobel laureate urges Yazidi protection until IS leaders tried
DOHA: Nobel laureate and former jihadist captive Nadia Murad called for the protection of women belonging to her Yazidi minority until Islamic State leaders ar...
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
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    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.