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    Democrats seize US House but Trump averts blue wave

    Agence France-Presse  . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on November 08, 2018

    Democrats celebrated their return to the majority in the US House of Representatives on Wednesday in a midterm rebuke to president Donald Trump, who still...

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    Trump on trial as Americans vote in midterm polls

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on November 07, 2018

    Americans headed to the polls on Tuesday for a pivotal midterm election seen as a referendum on the first two years of the volatile presidency...

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    Turkey warns US its Iran sanctions are 'dangerous'

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 11:46am on November 06, 2018

    Turkey has warned Washington against its new sanctions on Iran, saying isolating the Islamic Republic is ‘dangerous’, Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Tuesday. Washington...

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    Ma calls trade war 'stupidest thing in the world'

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 05:10pm on November 05, 2018

    The US-China trade war is the ‘stupidest thing in the world,’ Alibaba e-commerce tycoon Jack Ma declared at an import fair that China opened Monday...

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    Iran will defy economic war as US reimposes curbs

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 05:03pm on November 05, 2018

    Iran said it would defy the reimposition of more US sanctions on Monday, condemning as economic war Washington’s attempt to curb Tehran’s missile and nuclear...

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    US ratchets up pressure on Iran with resumption of sanctions

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 11:26am on November 05, 2018

    The United States reimposes oil and financial sanctions against Iran on Monday, significantly turning up the pressure on Tehran in order to curb its missile...

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    Saudi ‘highest levels' ordered Khashoggi killing, says Erdogan

    Reuters . Ankara | Updated at 09:36am on November 03, 2018

    The order to kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi came from the ‘highest levels’ of the Saudi government, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said in the Washington Post...

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    Trump threatens to shoot migrants

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:45pm on November 02, 2018

    President Donald Trump on Thursday warned that soldiers deployed to the Mexican border could shoot Central American migrants who throw stones at them while attempting...

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    Google workers walk out in global protest over harassment

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 11:14am on November 02, 2018

    Thousands of Google employees joined a coordinated worldwide walkout Thursday to protest the US tech giant's handling of sexual harassment as the chief vowed ‘concrete...

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    Handful more weeks before US responds to Khashoggi killing: Pompeo

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 11:03am on November 02, 2018

    Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said on Thursday it would be a ‘handful more weeks’ before the United States had enough evidence to impose sanctions...