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APEC summit ends with no communiqué amid China-US differences

PORT MORESBY (AP): An acrimonious meeting of world leaders in Papua New Guinea failed to agree Sunday on a final communique, highlighting widening divisions between global powers the US and China. The 21 nations at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Port Moresby struggled to bridge differences on the role of the World Trade Organization,…

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UK PM May: Getting rid of me risks delaying Brexit

Monitoring Desk LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday toppling her would risk delaying Brexit and she would not let talk of a leadership challenge distract her from a critical week of negotiations. Since unveiling a draft divorce deal with the European Union on Wednesday, May’s premiership has been thrust into crisis by…

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Boko Haram spox killed in NE Nigeria: Army

LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): A spokesman of Nigeria’s Boko Haram terrorist movement has been killed in a military operation in the country’s northeastern Borno state, the army said late Saturday. “Reports available reveal that one Sale Ahmad Sale a. k. a. Baban Hassan the leader of Al-Barnawi Media group, a faction of Boko Haram was killed…

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US to issue Khashoggi report next week: Trump

WASHINGTON (AA): U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday the U.S. will issue a “very full report” on the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi early next week. The report, which Trump said will be released either on Monday or Tuesday, is slated to assess what “we think the overall impact was and who caused…

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Three killed in blast in Amritsar, India

AMRITSAR (AFP): A blast at a religious ceremony in India’s Punjab state Sunday killed at least three people and injured 10, police said. Media reports said two armed men on a motorcycle forced their way into a building where the Nirankari spiritual group was meeting. They brandished a pistol at a woman at the gate…

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China says no developing country will fall into ‘debt trap’ by cooperating with Beijing

BEIJING (Agencies): China’s foreign ministry said on Sunday that no developing country would fall into a debt trap simply because of its cooperation with Beijing. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the comment in an online statement responding to remarks made by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. “No developing country will fall into debt…

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Indian troops martyr two youth in IoK’s Shopian district

SRINAGAR (Web Desk): Indian troops martyred two more youth in Indian occupied Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday, the Kashmir Media Service reported. The youth were killed during a cordon and search operation launched by the troops in the Zainpora area of the district. The martyred youth have been identified as Nawaz Ahmad and Yawar Wani.…

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Trump says US to issue Khashoggi report early next week

WASHINGTON (AA): U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday the U.S. will issue a “very full report” on the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi early next week. The report, which Trump said will be released either on Monday or Tuesday, is slated to assess what “we think the overall impact was and who caused…

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One dead in French protests over fuel prices

PARIS (AA): One protestor was killed and more than 100 others injured during nation-wide demonstrations over rising fuel prices in France. The death occurred in the south-eastern Savoy region when a female driver panicked when surrounded by protesters and accidentally struck a woman. Police used tear gas to disperse protestors dubbed the “yellow vests” in…

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