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French counter-terrorism troops open fire on suspicious car, vehicle on the run

Soldiers from Operation Sentinel, deployed in the aftermath of the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks, opened fire on a suspicious car that was trying to hit one of them. The driver is currently on the run and is wanted by police. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Huge fire breaks out in residential building in Moscow suburbs (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

A huge fire has engulfed a residential building in the suburbs of Moscow. Plumes of black smoke can be seen rising from the site. All residents have reportedly been safely evacuated. Read Full Article at RT.com

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In Ireland, Pope Francis acknowledges ‘outrage’ over abuse, but his remarks strike some as empty

The pontiff’s two-day trip, which began Saturday, is the first papal visit to Ireland in 39 years. The abuse scandals have sharply diminished the Vatican’s once-towering authority.

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South Korea urges continued U.S.-North Korea talks despite cancellation of Pompeo trip

China, though, said little in response to the unexpected move to scrap the secretary of state’s visit to North Korea.

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Turkey's Erdogan says will bring safety and peace to Syria, Iraq

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Sunday to bring peace and safety to Iraq and areas in Syria not under Turkish control and said terrorist organizations in those areas would be eliminated.

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North Korea newspaper blasts 'double-dealing' U.S. after Pompeo's trip canceled

North Korea’s state-controlled newspaper on Sunday accused the United States of “double-dealing” and “hatching a criminal plot” against Pyongyang, after Washington abruptly canceled a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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Merkel says EU should meet existing emissions aims, not set new ones

A proliferation of extreme weather events around the world provides ample evidence that climate change is a reality, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, but she rejected calls for more ambitious climate protection goals.

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Has Globalization Enhanced Development Cooperation?

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 (IPS) – Protracted economic stagnation in rich countries continues to threaten the development prospects of poorer countries. Globalization and economic liberalization over the last few decades have integrated developing countries into the world economy, but now that very integration is becoming a threat as developing countries are shackled by the knock-on […]

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If Vanuatu Can Ban Single-Use Plastics, so Can the Other Commonwealth Countries!

PORT VILA, Aug 21 (IPS) – Op-ed by Ralph Regenvanu, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vanuatu. Cradled in the South Pacific, my home country Vanuatu is made mostly of ocean.  The Pacific covers 98% of the national jurisdiction. Here, some 280,000 Ni-Vanuatu like myself live simply off the land and sea.  We view the ocean as […]

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