Turkish businessman to face UK extradition hearing: UK ministry

Reuters - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 19:12
Exiled Turkish businessman Akin Ipek will face an extradition hearing in Britain in September, the British interior ministry said on Saturday, following his arrest in relation to a Turkish request to extradite him.
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Afghan government considering new Eid ceasefire offer

Reuters - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 18:52
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani may offer the Taliban a ceasefire during next month's Eid holiday after the truce in June which saw unprecedented scenes of unarmed fighters and soldiers mingling on the streets of Kabul, a spokesman said on Saturday.
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Lavrov tells Pompeo: free Russian woman accused in U.S. of espionage

Reuters - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 18:12
Russia's foreign minister told his U.S. counterpart on Saturday that a woman arrested in the United States on accusations she was a Russian agent had been detained on "fabricated charges" and should be released.
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Iran lifts ban on non-Muslim city council member after outcry

Reuters - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 18:09
A top Iranian body on Saturday lifted a ban imposed by a hardline-led council on a politician from the minority Zoroastrian religion who had been elected to a city council in the central city of Yazd, the state news agency IRNA reported.
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Storm Son Tinh kills 20, leaves 16 missing in Vietnam

Reuters - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 18:04
Tropical storm Son Tinh has killed 20 people, left 16 missing and injured 14 in Vietnam, the country's rescue committee said on Saturday.
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Shondaland 2.0 arrives at Netflix

Associated Press - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 17:02
Shonda Rhimes's first batch of shows for Netflix will primarily be female-powered stories, several of which will be spearheaded by female creatives.
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Mnuchin says Trump 'supports' the Fed's independence

Associated Press - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 16:39
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tried to soothe fears President Donald Trump is trying to sway the Federal Reserve's plans to raise interest rates this year.
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GOP leaders need to remember what happened the last time US chose to be isolated

Associated Press - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 16:29
By attacking our closest allies and their leaders and displaying obsequious deference to the virtual dictator Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump has repudiated American global leadership. He has replaced it with a hyper-nationalism and unilateralism that are less of a foreign policy and more the bullying tactics of a would-be strongman.
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Zimbabwe's president courts white voters ahead of election

Reuters - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 16:23
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa addressed a crowd of white voters on Saturday in an attempt improve relations ahead of a July 30 election, a marked shift from his predecessor Robert Mugabe whose policies became increasingly racially divisive.
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Israel-Hamas Gaza truce largely holds after flare-up

Reuters - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 16:21
A truce between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip, largely held on Saturday a day after one of the most fierce flare-ups along the volatile border in years.
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Briton discharged from hospital after Novichok poisoning

Reuters - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 15:57
Charlie Rowley, one of two Britons poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok last month, was released from hospital on Friday.
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Meghan Markle's dad has message for her

Associated Press - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 15:50
Thomas Markle has spoken with several media outlets, telling "The Sun" he misses the relationship with his daughter Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex.
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