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Iraqi forces retake last ISIS-held town - CNN

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Iraqi forces retake last ISIS-held town
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(CNN) Iraqi forces have retaken the town of Rawa from ISIS, one of the militant group's last footholds in the country. The Iraqi national flag was raised over Rawa around midday Friday, Iraq's Joint Operation Command (IJOC) said in a statement. A ...
Iraqi forces retake last town under ISIS controlWashington Post
Iraqi forces recapture final IS-controlled town, RawaBBC News
Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, IraqDepartment of Defense
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3 things we learned at this week's UN climate change meeting - Washington Post

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Washington Post

3 things we learned at this week's UN climate change meeting
Washington Post
I spent last week at the COP23 climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany. Even before the delegates and observers go home, we can predict the outcome: not too much. For supporters of the Paris agreement, that is a best-case scenario but also dispiriting.
Amid Trump climate change setbacks, corporate America forges aheadUSA TODAY
FEATURE-Can carbon-sucking technologies hold back climate change?Reuters
The cost of saving the world is $40 per ton of carbon. Here's what that means.Quartz
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Saudi Arabia striking deals with people detained in anti-graft purge: sources - Reuters

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Saudi Arabia striking deals with people detained in anti-graft purge: sources
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(Reuters) - Saudi authorities are striking agreements with some of those detained in an anti-corruption crackdown, asking them to hand over assets and cash in return for their freedom, sources familiar with the matter said. FILE PHOTO: Saudi Crown ...
Trump is in deep with Saudi Arabia. That's dangerous.Washington Post
New refrain in Washington: Is this the Saudi Arabia we wanted?Christian Science Monitor
Saudi Aramco's IPO Just Lost World's Largest Equity InvestorBloomberg
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Brexit: Davis says the UK has compromised in talks - BBC News

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Brexit: Davis says the UK has compromised in talks
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David Davis says he has "been offering some creative compromises and not always got them back" in Brexit talks. He told the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg many EU countries do want to move on in the negotiations because they can see it is very important to ...
Brexit Bulletin: In Time for the Deadline?Bloomberg
The Latest: May hopeful of progress on Brexit talksWashington Post
EU leaders warn broadening of Brexit talks could be in doubtABC News
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Salvatore 'Toto' Riina, feared Mafia boss, dies aged 87 - BBC News

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Salvatore 'Toto' Riina, feared Mafia boss, dies aged 87
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Notorious Sicilian Mafia boss Salvatore "Toto" Riina has died from cancer, Italian media reports say. Riina, 87, former boss of the feared Cosa Nostra, was jailed in 1993. He was serving 26 life sentences and is believed to have ordered more than 150 ...
Salvatore Riina, Sicilian Mafia's 'Boss of Bosses,' Is DeadBloomberg
Notorious Mafia 'boss of bosses' Toto Riina dead at 87USA TODAY
Italian Mafia 'boss of bosses' Salvatore 'Toto' Riina dead at 87New York Daily News
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Dollar weakens on report Trump's election campaign subpoenaed - Reuters

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 20:45

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Dollar weakens on report Trump's election campaign subpoenaed
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar slipped on Friday, weakened by a Wall Street Journal report that investigators into possible Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election had subpoenaed President Donald Trump's election campaign for ...
Mueller subpoenaed Trump campaign for Russia documents: reportThe Hill
Carter Page fumes over the congressional Russia probes, delivers documents he calls 'irrelevant and unnecessary'Business Insider
Robert Mueller reportedly subpoenaed a dozen top Trump campaign officials for Russia-related documents, emailsNew York Daily News
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Israel Says It Wants to Work With Saudi Arabia to Defeat Iran - Newsweek

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:17

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Israel Says It Wants to Work With Saudi Arabia to Defeat Iran
Newsweek
The head of Israel's armed forces revealed Thursday he's willing to work with fellow Middle Eastern U.S. ally Saudi Arabia to thwart the interests of their common foe, Iran, which has been vying for influence in the region. In his first-ever interview ...
Israel Isn't Going to Fight Saudi Arabia's WarsForeign Policy
Israel open to sharing intel with Saudi Arabia to confront IranNew York Post
Israeli army chief says ready to share information with Saudi ArabiaReuters
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Showdown at UN Imperils Syria Chemical Weapons Panel - New York Times

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:34

New York Times

Showdown at UN Imperils Syria Chemical Weapons Panel
New York Times
With possible termination looming for a United Nations panel responsible for identifying chemical weapons users in the Syria war, Russia signaled Thursday that it might veto an American-drafted Security Council resolution extending the panel's life for ...
Doomed to fail: The decline of American-Turkish US relationsThe Hill
Iranian-Turkish Relations Deepen with Shared Regional GoalsVoice of America
Trump calls for renewal of UN inquiry into Syrian chemical weaponsPolitico
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John Bolton: 'China Has Said One Thing and Done Another on North Korea's Nuclear Weapons for 25 Years' - Breitbart News

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:07

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John Bolton: 'China Has Said One Thing and Done Another on North Korea's Nuclear Weapons for 25 Years'
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Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Thursday's Breitbart News Daily to discuss his latest op-ed, “America's Decision on North Korea Hinges on Trump's Asia Trip.” Bolton said Trump's talks with Prime Minister Shinzo ...

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UN states call for end to Myanmar military operations - Reuters

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:04

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UN states call for end to Myanmar military operations
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A United Nations General Assembly committee on Thursday called on Myanmar to end military operations that have “led to the systematic violation and abuse of human rights” of Rohingya Muslims in the country's Rakhine state.
UN committee urges Myanmar to give citizenship to RohingyasABC News
Traumatised Rohingya Muslim children describe the horrors they have witnessed fleeing BurmaThe Independent
Heroes emerge from the Rohingya refugee crisiseuronews
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China says it hasn't dropped its plan for Korean de-escalation, despite Trump - Washington Post

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:41

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China says it hasn't dropped its plan for Korean de-escalation, despite Trump
Washington Post
BEIJING — China said on Thursday it will stick by its “freeze-for-freeze” proposal to de-escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula, contradicting a suggestion by President Trump that it had turned against the plan. The proposal calls for North Korea ...
Downing North Korean Missiles Is Hard. So the US Is Experimenting.New York Times
Mattis sees opportunity for talks with North Korea after lull in missile testsThe Hill
Is it time for US concessions to defuse North Korea crisis? China says yes.USA TODAY
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China says it hasn't dropped its plan for Korean de-escalation, despite Trump - Washington Post

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:41

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China says it hasn't dropped its plan for Korean de-escalation, despite Trump
Washington Post
BEIJING — China said on Thursday it will stick by its “freeze-for-freeze” proposal to de-escalate tensions in the Korean Peninsula, contradicting a suggestion by President Trump that it had turned against the plan. The proposal calls for North Korea ...
John Bolton: 'China Has Said One Thing and Done Another on North Korea's Nuclear Weapons for 25 Years'Breitbart News

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UK and Canada lead global alliance against coal - BBC News

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:30

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UK and Canada lead global alliance against coal
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The UK and Canada have launched a global alliance of 20 countries committed to phasing out coal for energy production. Members including France, Finland and Mexico, say they will end the use of coal before 2030. Ministers hope to have 50 countries ...
Envoy says US to keep fighting greenhouse gas emissionsWashington Post
Merkel Leads Marathon Coalition Negotiations as Obstacles AboundBloomberg
As Germany hosts green summit, an energy firm is razing a nearby forestCNN
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Iran factions use earthquake relief effort to pursue power struggle - Reuters

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 08:51

Reuters

Iran factions use earthquake relief effort to pursue power struggle
Reuters
ANKARA (Reuters) - Political infighting among Iran's ruling elite has moved on to a new battleground - the relief effort after an earthquake that killed at least 530 people and injured thousands. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meets with ...
Criticism of US sanctions returns in Iran after earthquakeABC News
SEE IT: Iranian boy makes sure friend has food in earthquake aftermathNew York Daily News
After Iran-Iraq earthquake, seismologists work to fill in fault map of the regionPhys.Org
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The intense, deadly struggle to escape North Korea is getting even worse - Mic

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 08:42

Mic

The intense, deadly struggle to escape North Korea is getting even worse
Mic
North Korean soldiers look at the South side at the Demilitarized Zone on the border between North and South Korea. Jung Yeon-Je/Getty Images. Kelly Kasulis. Published 1h ago on Nov. 16, 2017. by Kelly Kasulis · On Nov. 14, About 35 miles north of ...

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Is the US headed to war with North Korea? Northampton panel discusses possibility of conflict, criticizes Trump - MassLive.com

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 08:20

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Is the US headed to war with North Korea? Northampton panel discusses possibility of conflict, criticizes Trump
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NORTHAMPTON - A panel discussion held at Northampton High School Wednesday night focused on the increasingly fraught relationship between North Korea and the United States and the possibility of nuclear conflict between the two countries. "The North ...

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Kevin Spacey: Old Vic reveals 20 staff allegations against him - BBC News

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 07:29

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Kevin Spacey: Old Vic reveals 20 staff allegations against him
BBC News
The Old Vic theatre says it has received 20 personal testimonies of alleged inappropriate behaviour by Kevin Spacey, who was its artistic director between 2004 and 2015. Those affected said they "felt unable to raise concerns", and he "operated without ...
Spacey scandal: Old Vic's investigation finds 20 counts of alleged inappropriate behaviorUSA TODAY
Old Vic Says 20 People Reported Misconduct by Kevin SpaceyNew York Times
Famed London theater receives 20 allegations against SpaceyNew York Daily News
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'Missing' British Film Maker Sighted in Papua New Guinea - U.S. News & World Report

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 07:10

'Missing' British Film Maker Sighted in Papua New Guinea
U.S. News & World Report
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A British explorer reported missing while searching for a remote tribe in Papua New Guinea has been spotted next to an airstrip and is awaiting evacuation, a friend said on Thursday. Benedict Allen, a documentary film maker, left ...

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