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{FD} Trump Jr. to give foreign policy speech in India

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Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of the U.S. president, is to make a foreign policy speech at a business summit during his whirlwind trip to India where he has been promoting Trump-brand real estate. Continue reading

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{FD} Italian campaign promises gloss over grim economic realities

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While Italy’s economic growth has picked up this year, it belies grim realities below the surface, few of which are being addressed directly as politicians stump for a national ballot on March 4. The economy is forecast to grow by a decent rate of 1.5 … Continue reading

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{FD} French army says several jihadis killed in Mali operation

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France’s armed forces spokesman says that French soldiers killed “around 10” jihadis last week in Mali during an operation near the Niger border. Continue reading

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{FD} German food bank criticized for turning away foreigners

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A food bank in Germany is being criticized for its decision to stop serving more foreigners, who make up a growing percentage of its users. Continue reading

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{FD} China orders 2 detained for posing in Japanese army uniforms

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Chinese police have ordered two men detained for 15 days after they posted pictures on the internet of themselves wearing Japanese World War II army uniforms at the site of one of the greatest atrocities of the war. Continue reading

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{FD} Aide to Russian opposition leader sentenced to 30 days

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The chief of staff for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to 30 days in jail on charges of violating public order in connection with an unsanctioned protest rally. Continue reading

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{FD} EU pledges 50 million euros to African counterterror force

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The European Union is pledging 50 million euros ($61 million) to a joint counterterror force in West Africa’s Sahel region, as leaders gather Friday in a show of support for the impoverished nations. Continue reading

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{FD} Seychelles swaps debt for groundbreaking marine protection

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With deep blue waters, white sand beaches and rich marine life, the tiny island nation of the Seychelles is announcing a pioneering marine conservation plan as part of a debt swap deal with creditors. Continue reading

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{FD} Rights group: Turkey not avoiding civilians in Syria strikes

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Human Rights Watch is criticizing the way Turkey is conducting its offensive in northern Syria, saying it has failed to take necessary precautions to avoid civilian casualties. Continue reading

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{FD} Gang rapes and beheadings: UN reveals new South Sudan abuses

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The witness accounts remain appalling. Continue reading

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{FD} Attacker at US Embassy in Montenegro resented NATO, joined ‘Russophiles’ Facebook group: report

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The man who blew himself up this week after tossing a grenade at the U.S. Embassy in the capital of Montenegro was an ex-soldier who reviled NATO, backed Russia and posted pro-Marxist memes online, according to authorities and social media. Continue reading

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{FD} Af-Pak officials inaugurate long-awaited gas pipeline

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Afghanistan’s president and Pakistan’s prime minister have launched a 1,814 kilometer (1,130 miles) gas pipeline that will feed Turkmenistan gas to Afghanistan, as well as Pakistan and eventually to India. Continue reading

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{FD} Modi hugs Trudeau, amid Indo-Canada invitation embarrassment

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau with a hug, a day after embarrassed Canadian diplomats had to rescind a party invitation for a man convicted of attempting to kill an Indian politician during a visit to C… Continue reading

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{FD} Japanese men nabbed for shooting at defacto NKorean embassy

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Police have arrested two Japanese men believed to be right-wing activists for shooting at North Korea’s de facto embassy in Tokyo. Continue reading

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{FD} Myanmar bulldozes what is left of Rohingya Muslim villages

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New satellite imagery of Myanmar’s Rakhine state shows the country’s government is using bulldozers to completely flatten dozens of Rohingya Muslim villages that were burned during violence last year. Continue reading

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{FD} US Embassy in Montenegro attacked with grenade, prompting security scare

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The U.S. Embassy in the Balkan state of Montenegro was attacked by a man armed with a hand grenade, who hurled the explosive at the building before blowing himself up. Continue reading

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{FD} Glitches or not, Nissan starts testing semi-autonomous rides

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Starting next month, Nissan Motor Co. will be testing on regular roads what it calls “a robo-vehicle mobility service.” Continue reading

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{FD} Australia deputy leader quits Cabinet over harassment claim

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Australia’s beleaguered deputy prime minister has resigned from the Cabinet over allegations that he sexually harassed a woman. Continue reading

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{FD} Man convicted of attempted murder invited to Trudeau party

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A stunning oversight that allowed a man convicted of attempted murder to be invited to a party in India with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is prompting many to say the Canadian government is too close to Sikh separatists. Continue reading

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{FD} Cash-strapped Venezuela faces eviction from Miami consulate

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Venezuela’s cash-strapped government faces eviction from a Miami building it once owned after its consulate failed to pay rent since August. Continue reading

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{FD} Not guilty verdict in death of indigenous teen in Canada

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A man accused of killing a 15-year-old indigenous girl and dumping her body in Winnipeg’s Red River has been found not guilty of second-degree murder. Continue reading

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{FD} Police officer dies after fan violence before game in Spain

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Spanish police say an officer has died after clashes between police and soccer fans before a Europa League match on Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} French court keeps Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan in prison

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A court has rejected a release request by a prominent Islamic scholar incarcerated this month on preliminary rape charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Haiti suspends Oxfam pending investigation into sexual abuse

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A Haitian government minster says Oxfam will be suspended in the country for two months pending an investigation into sexual misconduct by employees of the aid group. Continue reading

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{FD} UNICEF official resigns after allegations made

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A senior official at UNICEF has resigned after allegations of inappropriate behavior during an earlier stint at Save The Children. Continue reading

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{FD} Argentina: arrests after cocaine seized at Russian embassy

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Argentine officials say that a police officer and a Russian diplomatic official were arrested after authorities seized a large cocaine shipment at the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires. Continue reading

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{FD} 101 Nigerian girls missing after Boko Haram attack, parents say

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Parents in northern Nigeria say more than 100 girls are still missing three days after suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked their school. Continue reading

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{FD} Dutch lawmakers label massacre of Armenians as genocide

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Lawmakers in the lower house of the Dutch parliament have overwhelmingly voted to label as genocide the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks more than a century ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Romanian minister calls for firing of anti-graft prosecutor

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Romania’s justice minister has called for the country’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor to be removed from her post, citing what he said were serious concerns about the way she conducted her job. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea spy chief, accused in deadly attacks on South Korea, to lead Olympic delegation at closing ceremony

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A former North Korean intelligence chief, believed to be the mastermind behind a deadly attack on South Korea, will lead the Hermit Kingdom’s high-level delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics’ closing ceremony — acting the part of diplomat in t… Continue reading

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{FD} Jimmy Carter warns against one-state for Israel-Palestine

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is warning that the two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict “is being overtaken by a one-state reality which will have dire consequences for Israel in the long-term.” Continue reading

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{FD} Parents: 101 Nigerian girls missing after Boko Haram attack

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Parents in northern Nigeria say more than 100 girls are still missing three days after suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked their school. Continue reading

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{FD} Israel extends detention for 2 suspects in Netanyahu case

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An Israeli court has extended the arrests of a media tycoon and a former adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu implicated in a corruption case involving Israel’s telecom giant. Continue reading

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{FD} Online dating couple jailed in UK for IS-inspired bomb plot

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A man and woman who met on a Muslim dating website have been handed prison sentences for plotting an Islamic State-inspired bomb attack in Britain. Continue reading

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{FD} Greece approves port sale in second-largest city

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Lawmakers have approved the sale of a 67 percent stake of the Thessaloniki Port Authority in Greece’s second largest city, in a deal worth 232 million euros ($285 million). Continue reading

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{FD} Brazilian authorities to relocate Venezuelan migrants

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Authorities have announced plans to relocate Venezuelan migrants who have fled to Brazil’s northern state of Roraima. Continue reading

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{FD} US military says drone strike in Somalia kills 4 extremists

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The United States military for the second straight day is announcing a drone strike that killed al-Shabab extremists in Somalia. Continue reading

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{FD} Saudi Arabia announces it will build its first opera house, another step toward modernization

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Saudi Arabia says construction will soon begin on the first opera house in the kingdom, where concerts have been banned for two decades, along with music in restaurants and stores. Continue reading

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{FD} University experts to lead Puerto Rico storm death review

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Puerto Rico’s governor says experts at George Washington University will lead an in-depth review to determine the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria amid accusations that the U.S. territory has undercounted the toll. Continue reading

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{FD} AP Interview: Qatari envoy calls for emergency aid to Gaza

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Qatar’s point man for the Gaza Strip is calling on the world to send humanitarian aid urgently to the war-torn territory. Continue reading

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{FD} Flow of undocumented migrants to Switzerland shrinks in 2017

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Swiss customs authorities say the number of undocumented migrants who entered Switzerland last year shrank nearly by half compared to a record influx in 2016. Continue reading

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{FD} Italy’s Salvini praises Trump, discusses school shootings

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The leader of Italy’s right-wing League party says he admires President Donald Trump for keeping many of his campaign promises, but says arming teachers isn’t the way to protect children from school shootings. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany nixes special visa treatment for Cambodia officials

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Germany is withdrawing a system of special visa treatment for Cambodian officials, including Prime Minister Hun Sen and his family, citing the southeast Asian country’s crackdown on the opposition. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt: 7 troops killed in Sinai anti-militant operation

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Egypt’s military says seven troops have been killed so far in a massive security operation launched this month against Islamic militants in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula and other areas. Continue reading

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{FD} Korean War veteran saves woman from knife-wielding thugs

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An 88-year-old British military veteran tapped into his decades-old training to save a young woman from five knife-wielding thugs. Continue reading

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{FD} Malaysian rapper held for allegedly insulting Islam in video

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Malaysian police said a popular ethnic Chinese rapper was detained Thursday over complaints that his latest music video featuring dancers wearing dog masks and performing “obscene” moves insulted Islam and could hurt racial harmony. Continue reading

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{FD} Police seal off Brussels streets amid reports of gunman

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Belgian police sealed off part of a Brussels suburb Thursday and searched two apartments, warning residents to stay inside following witness reports that an armed man could be at large. Continue reading

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{FD} Police seal off Brussels streets amid reports of gunman, incident ‘not terror-related’

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Belgian police sealed off part of a Brussels suburb Thursday and searched two apartments, warning residents to stay inside following witness reports that an armed man could be at large. Continue reading

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{FD} Slovenia governmen sacks army chief over failed NATO tests

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Slovenia’s government has sacked the army chief of staff after the military’s poor performance at a NATO combat readiness test. Continue reading

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{FD} 7 Americans among injured after ferry explosion in Mexico

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Seven Americans were among more than two dozen people injured when an explosion ripped through a ferry as it unloaded passengers in a Mexican tourist destination Wednesday. Continue reading

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