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    Five die of lung disease caused by e-cigarette in US

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:12pm on September 07, 2019

    At least five people have died in the United States after vaping, officials said Friday, in an outbreak that has sickened hundreds with severe pulmonary...

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    G7 was a joke, 3 degrees warming isn’t

    Laurie Laybourn-Langton | Updated at 12:00am on September 06, 2019

    THE spirit of international cooperation is in an advanced state of decay — and last week’s G7 Summit offered the latest illustration. President Trump —...

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    Prisoner of the supreme law

    Deena Stryker | Updated at 12:00am on September 06, 2019

    EVERY elected official in the United States of America pledges to defend the constitution; not the king, or even the president, but the nation’s founding...

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    Putin says Russia will make new missiles, warns of arms race

    Reuters . Vladivostok, Russia | Updated at 12:00am on September 06, 2019

    President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia would produce missiles that were banned under a landmark Cold-War era nuclear pact that ended last month,...

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    Dorian death toll rises to 20 in Bahamas, rescue underway

    Agence France-Presse . Nassau | Updated at 03:15pm on September 05, 2019

    The United States Coast Guard and Britain’s Royal Navy airlifted survivors and ferried in emergency supplies on Wednesday as the death toll from hurricane Dorian’s...

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    US official ‘offers bribe’ to captain of Iranian vessel

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 03:01pm on September 05, 2019

    A senior United States official personally offered several million dollars to the Indian captain of an Iranian oil tanker suspected of heading to Syria, the...

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    US, China to start trade talks again in next month

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 01:25pm on September 05, 2019

    China and the United States will resume trade talks in Washington in early October, Beijing said on Thursday, allaying fears that new punitive tariffs would...

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    Johnson’s hardline Brexit strategy stands in tatters

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:29pm on September 05, 2019

    British prime minister Boris Johnson’s hardline Brexit strategy stood in tatters on Thursday after a humiliating week left him without a working majority but unable...

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    West became third world itself

    Andre Vltchek | Updated at 12:00am on September 05, 2019

    MANY have already noticed: The US really, really doesn’t feel like the world leader, or even as a ‘first world country’. Of course, I write...

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    American history: the Obama disappointment

    Danny Sjursen | Updated at 12:00am on September 04, 2019

    BARACK Hussein Obama. That a man with a black Kenyan father and a name derived from African and Islamic etymology was elected president of the...