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UK committee warns gov't of Russian 'money-laundering'

UK committee warns gov't of Russian 'money-laundering'

A U.K. parliamentary committee has said the British government is risking the country’s national security by allowing “kleptocrats and human rights abusers to use the City of London to launder their ill-gotten funds to circumvent sanctions.” The report -- titled Moscow's Gold:...

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Following US lead, Paraguay relocates embassy to J’lem

Following US lead, Paraguay relocates embassy to J’lem

Paraguay officially relocated its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Monday, becoming the third country to do so after the U.S. and Guatemala.   An inauguration ceremony was attended by Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu....

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Pompeo's remarks shows US after regime change in Iran: Iranian official

Pompeo's remarks shows US after regime change in Iran: Iranian official

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's remarks on Iran strategy showed that the United State was after regime change in the Islamic Republic, a senior Iranian official told Reuters Monday. "America wants to pressure Iran to surrender and accept their illegal demands ... his remarks showed...

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Turkey sentences 104 people to life in prison in post-coup case: Hurriyet

Turkey sentences 104 people to life in prison in post-coup case: Hurriyet

A Turkish court Monday sentenced 104 people to life in prison for involvement in a failed military coup in 2016, the Hurriyet newspaper said, in one of the heaviest penalties given since the attempt. The court in the Aegean coastal town of Izmir handed 104 of 280 defendants "aggravated...

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Russia's RT faces three new impartiality investigations in Britain

Russia's RT faces three new impartiality investigations in Britain

Britain's media regulator Monday opened a further three investigations into Russian news channel RT to see whether it had breached impartiality rules in its reporting. Ofcom has previously warned that RT producer TV Novosti could lose its right to broadcast in Britain after it said it...

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Detained Iranian-British woman learns of new charges in Iran

Detained Iranian-British woman learns of new charges in Iran

The husband of an Iranian-British woman detained in Tehran says she now faces a new charge of "spreading propaganda against the regime." A statement Monday from him says Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe learned of the new charge at a court hearing Saturday before Judge Abolghassem Salavati of...

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Taliban warn Kabul residents to 'keep away' ahead of attacks

Taliban warn Kabul residents to 'keep away' ahead of attacks

The Taliban warned Kabul residents Monday to avoid "military centers" in the heavily fortified city, saying they are planning more attacks in the capital where civilians have long taken the brunt of the casualties. The militant group has issued such warnings to civilians before,...

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Palestinian President Abbas remains in hospital: officials

Palestinian President Abbas remains in hospital: officials

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas remained in hospital Monday, a spokeswoman said, a day after being admitted with complications following an ear operation. A spokeswoman for the Istishari Arab Hospital near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank said the 83-year-old was doing well but...

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Many jihadis from Germany have German citizenship: Report

Many jihadis from Germany have German citizenship: Report

(DW)- Over 1,000 Islamists have left Germany to aid terror groups in Syria and Iraq, a report cites the government as saying. And it says more than half of them hold German passports. The German government knows of more than 1,000 Islamists who have left Germany for Syria or Iraq to...

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Daesh claims responsibility for church attack in Chechnya

Daesh claims responsibility for church attack in Chechnya

Daesh (ISIS) claimed responsibility for an attack on a church in Russia's Chechnya republic that killed three people, the group's Amaq news agency said Sunday. The group offered no evidence in support of the claim. Four people attacked the Orthodox church on Saturday, killing...

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Nadal wins eighth Rome Masters title after stunning comeback

Nadal wins eighth Rome Masters title after stunning comeback

Rafael nadal won the Rome Masters for the eighth time Sunday when he defeated defending champion Alexander Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 after a stunning comeback. German second seed Zverev was 3-1 up in the decider before two rain stoppages halted his momentum. Top seed nadal raced away...

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Egyptian television series prompts Sudanese protest

Egyptian television series prompts Sudanese protest

An Egyptian television series being shown during the Muslim month of Ramadan has angered neighbouring Sudan, prompting Khartoum to lodge an official complaint with Cairo. The series, titled Abu Omar al-Masri, revolves around an Egyptian Islamist associate of al-Qaeda leader and founder...

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Thousands of Moroccans protest against US embassy move

Thousands of Moroccans protest against US embassy move

 More than 10,000 Moroccans chanting "Death to Israel" took to the streets of Casablanca Sunday to protest against the U.S. decision to move its embassy in Israel to occupied Jerusalem. The marchers carried Palestinian flags and placards that read "Al Quds (Jerusalem) Palestine's...

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Iran says Europe's support for nuclear deal not enough: IRNA

Iran says Europe's support for nuclear deal not enough: IRNA

TEHRAN (Reuters) - The European Union is not doing enough to preserve the benefits for Iran from the 2015 international nuclear pact following the withdrawal of the United States, Iran’s foreign minister told the EU’s energy chief on Sunday “With the withdrawal of America,...

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EU sources deny report of proposed new nuclear deal with financial aid for Iran

EU sources deny report of proposed new nuclear deal with financial aid for Iran

BERLIN (Reuters) - Three European Union sources have denied that diplomats meeting in Vienna on Friday to salvage the imperiled Iranian nuclear deal after Washington withdrew will discuss offering Iran financial aid in exchange for concessions. A German newspaper reported on Sunday that...

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Palestinian leader Abbas in hospital for third time in a week -officials

Palestinian leader Abbas in hospital for third time in a week -officials

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been hospitalized in a West Bank hospital, a Palestinian official said on Saturday, providing no further details on his condition. It was the third time Abbas, 82, had been hospitalized in a week. He underwent minor ear surgery on Tuesday and was...

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Polls open in Venezuela election boycotted by opposition

Polls open in Venezuela election boycotted by opposition

Polling stations across Venezuela opened Sunday for a presidential election boycotted by the opposition in which President Nicolas Maduro is expected to be easily reelected. Maduro, the political heir to the late leftist firebrand Hugo Chavez, is expected to defeat Henri Falcon, a...

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Ebola deaths rise to 26, says Congo health ministry

Ebola deaths rise to 26, says Congo health ministry

Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest. In a statement the health ministry said four new cases have been confirmed as Ebola. A total of 46 cases of...

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