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16/10/2019

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Clashes erupt in Barcelona as Catalan separatists protest sentences for leaders


Protesters and police clashed late on Tuesday in Barcelona during rallies against the jailing of nine Catalan separatist leaders, with the unusually tense confrontations turning into a major challenge for Spanish and regional authorities.




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U.S. House passes legislation taking hard line on China over Hong Kong, Huawei


​The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed four pieces of legislation taking a hard line on China, three related to pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and one commending Canada's government in a dispute over the extradition of an executive from Huawei Technologies.


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Turkey pushes offensive in Syria, despite sanctions and calls to stop


​Turkey vowed to press ahead with its offensive in northern Syria on Tuesday despite U.S. sanctions and growing calls for it to stop, while Syria's Russia-backed army moved on the key city of Manbij that was abandoned by U.S. forces.


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21/07/2019

Britain calls ship seizure 'hostile act' as Iran releases video of capture


(Reuters) - Britain on Saturday denounced Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a "hostile act" and rejected Tehran's explanation that it seized the vessel because it had been involved in an accident.


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British Airways suspends flights to Cairo for seven days


(Reuters) - British Airways and Lufthansa abruptly suspended flights to Cairo from Saturday over security concerns, but giving no details about what may have prompted the move.


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U.S.-South Korean military exercise to proceed: top South Korean official


(Reuters) - A top South Korean official on Saturday said a U.S.-South Korean military exercise would go ahead as planned next month, denying Pyongyang's charges that holding it would breach an agreement made between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.


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18/07/2019

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U.S. removing Turkey from F-35 program after its Russian missile defense purchase


​The United States said on Wednesday that it was removing Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program, a move long threatened and expected after Ankara began accepting delivery of an advanced Russian missile defense system last week.


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UK ministers could resign in battle over suspending parliament


​Some British cabinet ministers could resign on Thursday to vote to block Theresa May's successor as prime minister from suspending parliament, the political editor of BBC's Newsnight program said.


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Syrian rebels say Moscow deploys ground forces in Idlib campaign


​Russia has sent special forces in recent days to fight alongside Syrian army troops struggling to make gains in a more than two month assault in northwestern Syria to seize the last opposition bastion, senior rebel commanders said.


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16/03/2019

Airlines fear long grounding of Boeing 737 MAX jets after Ethiopian crash


The grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX jets after the crash in Ethiopia has had no immediatfinancial impact on airlines using the planes, but it will get painful for the industry the longer they do not fly, companies and analysts said on Friday.


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