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Updated: 10 min 36 sec ago

As Khashoggi crisis grows, Saudi king asserts authority, checks son's power: sources

32 min 35 sec ago
So grave is the fallout from the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi that King Salman has felt compelled to intervene, five sources with links to the Saudi royal family said.
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Airbus defense Hoke to skip Saudi investment conference

36 min 41 sec ago
Airbus said its defense chief Dirk Hoke will no longer attend the Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia, the latest senior industry executive to skip next week's event amid concern about the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Britain's Harry scales Sydney Harbour Bridge, joins group hug at Bondi

41 min 22 sec ago
Britain's Prince Harry climbed Australia's Harbour Bridge on Friday, accompanied by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, during a royal tour that broke with the staid routine of such events to involve the royal couple in a group hug on Bondi Beach.
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Turkish ship to continue explorations in Mediterranean, energy minister says

43 min 24 sec ago
A Turkish energy exploration ship will continue to operate in the Mediterranean Sea, the energy minister said on Friday, after Ankara said the navy stopped a Greek frigate from harassing the ship due to territorial disputes.
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Afghanistan delays vote in Kandahar after killing of commander

45 min 12 sec ago
Saturday's parliamentary election in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar will be delayed by a week after the assassination of one of the country's most powerful security chiefs dealt a stunning blow to the Western-backed government.
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Russian spying increasing: Swiss intelligence chief

50 min 10 sec ago
Russian spying in Switzerland is increasing, the Swiss intelligence agency said on Friday after two high-profile cases involving suspected Russian agents trying to infiltrate sites in Switzerland.
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U.S. general doesn't believe he was target of Kandahar attack

51 min 2 sec ago
U.S. Gen. Scott Miller, the top NATO commander in Afghanistan, said on Friday he did not believe he was the target of an insider attack that killed the police chief of Kandahar but left him uninjured.
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Russian soccer players' arrests help divert attention from Putin's problems

56 min 14 sec ago
Two soccer players arrested over violent attacks in Moscow are not the first rich and famous Russians to get into trouble after mixing alcohol and strippers.
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More precaution than promotion for Canadian cannabis tourism

59 min 54 sec ago
Canada's move to legalize recreational marijuana this week is unlikely to immediately trigger a flood of pot-fueled tourism, as tour operators and consumers are unsure about rules governing the brand new industry.
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With presidency in sight, Bolsonaro stumbles with campaign finance allegation

1 hour 2 min ago
Earlier this week, Brazil's far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said the presidency was "within reach." Just a day later though, Bolsonaro had to deny he had indulged in the same skullduggery he has often accused his leftist opponents of masterminding.
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Ireland insists on Brexit 'backstop': PM Varadkar

1 hour 14 min ago
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday that a possible extension of Britain's post-Brexit transition period would not diminish Ireland's need for a "backstop" to avoid a hard border with Northern Ireland.
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Longer Brexit transition just an idea: UK PM May's spokeswoman

1 hour 16 min ago
People should not overplay the idea of an extension to a Brexit transition period during which Britain would keep EU rules in place after it leaves the bloc, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday.
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Pope trip to North Korea serious possibility under right conditions: Vatican

1 hour 20 min ago
Pope Francis will seriously consider the possibility of an unprecedented visit to North Korea but some conditions will have to be met, a senior Vatican official said.
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Russia's Roscosmos says discussed U.S. visit of its head with NASA: RIA

1 hour 23 min ago
Russia's space agency Roscosmos said on Friday it had discussed a possible visit to the United States of its head, Dmitry Rogozin, with NASA, the RIA news agency reported.
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Kenyan ex-sports minister charged over Rio Olympics graft

1 hour 33 min ago
Former Kenyan sports minister Hassan Wario was charged in court on Friday with abuse of office over the siphoning off of funds meant for athletes who competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
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Russia's Putin to discuss Syrian refugees at summit in Istanbul: Ifax

1 hour 43 min ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss conditions for the return of refugees to Syria at a summit next week in Istanbul of the leaders of Russia, Turkey, France and Germany, the Interfax news agency cited the Kremlin as saying on Friday.
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Germany's Merkel to attend Istanbul Syria summit: government

1 hour 45 min ago
Chancellor Angela Merkel will attend the Istanbul summit on Syria that was earlier announced by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, a German government spokeswoman said on Friday.
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Malaysian ex-deputy PM charged with money laundering, graft

5 hours 5 min ago
Malaysia's former deputy prime minister, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, was charged on Friday with 45 criminal offences including money laundering and graft, the state news agency reported, amid a widening crackdown on corruption.
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Extension of Brexit transition would not solve the problems: German minister

5 hours 7 min ago
The European Union and Germany's government will not block an extension of the post-Brexit transition period, but an extension alone will not solve the problems on hand, European Affairs Minister Michael Roth said on Friday.
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EU's Barnier says Brexit deal 90 percent done, but Ireland issue could derail it

5 hours 9 min ago
European Union negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday a Brexit deal with the United Kingdom was 90 percent done, although there was still a chance no accord would be reached due to ongoing stumbling blocks over the Irish border.
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