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Putin scrambles Russian air forces to check readiness

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 08:30
President Vladimir Putin has put the Russian air force on high alert, the latest in a series of drills amid tensions with the West.
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Mayor suggests plot to harm Turkey through artificial quakes

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 08:30
The mayor of Ankara has suggested that two earthquakes that demolished homes on Turkey's northern Aegean coast may have been triggered artificially as part of a plot to harm Turkey's economy.
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Greece: IMF in disagreement over bailout measures

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 08:30
Greece's government says members of the International Monetary Fund's executive are in disagreement on bailout measures required for the debt-plagued country, complicating efforts to break an impasse in talks.
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Turkey says Erdogan and Trump to hold telephone conversation

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 08:30
Turkish officials say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold a telephone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump — their first since the American leader took office.
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World Bank gives Lebanon $200 million to upgrade roads

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 08:16
The World Bank says it has earmarked $200 million for repairing Lebanon's unsafe roads.
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Afghanistan requests US air support for combat operations

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 08:16
Afghanistan's national security adviser is appealing to the U.S. to provide aircraft to back ground operations in the country until Afghan security forces can do the job alone.
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Macedonian capital offers free transport to fight pollution

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 08:15
Municipal authorities in Macedonia's heavily polluted capital are offering residents free use of public transport to reduce the use of cars.
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Germany arrests Syrian man accused of IS membership, rape

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 08:01
German authorities have arrested a Syrian man accused of membership in the Islamic State group and of raping a woman as she tried to flee IS-controlled territory in Syria.
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Peru Attorney General to seek arrest of ex-President Toledo

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 08:00
Peruvian Attorney General Pablo Sanchez said Tuesday he will seek the arrest of former President Alejandro Toledo on charges of laundering of assets and influence trafficking.
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Graft, threats as Somalia faces historic presidential vote

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 07:45
Colorful campaign posters in this seaside capital give the impression that Somalia's presidential election on Wednesday will be like any other.
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NATO presence in Baltics sends clear signal, Lithuania says

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 07:45
Lithuania's president says that large numbers of NATO forces being stationed in the Baltics sends a clear signal that the alliance stands "strong and united." Dalia Grybauskaite says that Lithuania has "never before" seen "forces of such size and integrity" deployed in one of NATO's easternmost countries close to key Russian exclave Kaliningrad.
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Ground staff to stage strike at Berlin airports Wednesday

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 07:30
A union representing ground staff is calling on its members to go on strike at Berlin's two airports Wednesday.
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PLO official: Israeli settlement law "last nail in coffin"

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 07:30
Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, has told The Associated Press that Israeli legislation to retroactively legalize thousands of West Bank settlement homes is "putting the last nail in the coffin of the two-state solution." The bill, approved by lawmakers late Monday, is the latest in a series of pro-settler steps taken by Israel's hard-line government since the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president.
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Former French president Sarkozy to face trial for fraud

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 07:30
The Paris prosecutor's office says France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy is to face trial in an inquiry into alleged campaign finance fraud during his 2012 presidential campaign.
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Afghan officials: Suicide bomber kills at least 19 in Kabul

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 07:28
An Afghan official says a suicide bomber has struck near the Supreme Court building in Kabil, killing at least 12 people.
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EU to Britain: Pay up for what you ordered before leaving

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 07:15
The European Union is warning Britain that any financial commitment it has taken on as a member "should be honored in full," even well after it leaves as a result of the Brexit negotiations.
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Qatar official: Gulf value-added tax could begin in 2018

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 07:15
Qatar's finance minister says a new unified value-added tax across the Gulf Arab countries could come into effect as early as next year as the oil-rich region searches for new sources of revenue.
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Witnesses: Soldiers open fire in Ivory Coast town

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 07:15
Witnesses say soldiers have opened fire in the southeast Ivory Coast town of Adiake in a continuation of unrest that began a month ago.
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