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    Arabs urge Qatar to accept six principles to combat extremism

    Associated Press | Updated at 11:20am on July 19, 2017

    Four Arab nations that cut ties with Qatar urged the tiny Gulf nation Tuesday to commit to six principles on combating extremism and terrorism and...

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    Trump, Putin held second, undisclosed meeting at G-20 summit

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:55am on July 19, 2017

    US president Donald Trump had a second, previously undisclosed, private conversation with president Vladimir Putin of Russia this month, the White House acknowledged on Tuesday...

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    Italy may issue temporary visas for migrants

    Reuters . Rome | Updated at 01:03am on July 19, 2017

    Italy is considering issuing temporary visas that would allow migrants to travel around the European Union, its deputy foreign minister said on Tuesday, a move intended to pressure its EU neighbours to do more to help ease the migration crisis...

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    UN probe ‘can only aggravate’ Rakhine tension: Myanmar

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 01:01am on July 19, 2017

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s security adviser told diplomats on Tuesday that a UN mission looking into allegations of rape, torture and killings of Rohingya Muslims would only ‘aggravate’ troubles in the western state of Rakhine....

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    US health care reform collapses as two more Republicans say no

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:45am on July 19, 2017

    Two more US Republican senators announced their opposition Monday to their party’s efforts to revamp Obamacare, derailing the controversial legislation in its current form and potentially dealing a monumental setback to president Donald Trump...

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    Moscow, US ‘almost’ resolve spat over diplomat compounds

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:18am on July 18, 2017

    The Kremlin on Monday demanded that Washington unconditionally restore its access to diplomatic compounds in the United States, with a senior Russian official saying the...

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    7.7-magnitude quake hits off Russia, tsunami threat

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:40am on July 18, 2017

    An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 struck Monday off the eastern coast of Russia, causing authorities to warn of a tsunami threat in parts...

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    Trump urges US Congress to repeal Obamacare

    Reuters | Updated at 09:05am on July 18, 2017

    US president Donald Trump on Monday urged Republicans in Congress to repeal Obamacare and work on a healthcare plan that he said would draw Democratic...

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    UAE arranged for hacking of Qatar govt sites: report

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:16am on July 18, 2017

    The United Arab Emirates arranged for Qatari government social media and news sites to be hacked in late May in order to post fiery but false quotes linked to Qatar’s emir, prompting a diplomatic crisis, the Washington Post reported on Sunday, citing US intelligence officials...

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    Ex-US diplomats seek to save state department refugee office

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:06am on July 18, 2017

    Forty former US diplomats and national security officials urged secretary of state Rex Tillerson not to eliminate the State Department office that handles refugees in a letter seen by Reuters on Monday...