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    EU candidate Ursula von der Leyen faces sceptical house

    Agence France-Presse . Strasbourg, France | Updated at 02:57pm on July 16, 2019

    Was an intense two-week political operation to woo European lawmakers long enough to...

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    2b people lack access to healthy food: UN

    Reuters . Rome | Updated at 12:00am on July 16, 2019

    More than 2 billion people lack access to healthy food, putting them at risk of health problems — and many of them live in North...

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    Iran ready to talk if US lifts sanctions

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 11:55am on July 15, 2019

    Iran is ready to hold talks with the United States if Washington lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal it quit last year,...

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    EU urges Moscow to continue to respect nuclear missile treaty pull-out

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 12:00am on July 15, 2019

    The European Union on Sunday urged Russia to ensure continued respect of the  Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, after Moscow suspended its participation in the agreement....

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    Johnson backs illegal migrants

    Agence-France-Presse . United Kingdom | Updated at 12:00am on July 15, 2019

    Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to be Britain’s next prime minister, said Saturday that he supported the idea of an amnesty for illegal migrants. However, he...

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    Spain rescues 141 migrants at sea in one day

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 02:57pm on July 14, 2019

    A total of 141 migrants from the sub-Sahara region were rescued at sea Saturday between Spain and Morocco, from a variety of makeshift vessels, the...

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    UK envoy says Trump ditched Iran deal to spite Obama

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:56pm on July 14, 2019

    Britain’s ambassador to Washington believed US president Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal because it was associated with his predecessor Barack Obama,...

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    New Zealanders give up weapons after mosque killings

    Agence France-Presse . Christchurch, New Zealand | Updated at 02:21am on July 14, 2019

    Dozens of New Zealanders handed in their firearms Saturday as a gun buyback scheme went into operation aimed at ridding the country of semi-automatic weapons...

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    Britain sends 2nd warship to Gulf after Iran tanker standoff

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:29am on July 14, 2019

    Britain said Friday it was sending a second warship to the Gulf and raising the alert level in the oil-rich region as tensions spike after...

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    Police warning to media irks UK politicians

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:01am on July 14, 2019

    Senior British politicians, including one of the contenders to be the next prime minister, joined journalists on Saturday in criticising police for warning media not...

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