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Cuba Asserts Its Lawful Right to Grant Refuge to Persecuted US Refugees, Dissidents

Cuba defended its sovereign right to grant protection and asylum to U.S. dissidents, civil rights fighters and persecuted persons, rebuffing the demand of U.S. President Donald Trump that the Caribbean nation return so-called U.S. "criminals" to the country as a precondition for the resumption of neighborly relations between the long-time foes.

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Cuba Rejects Trump's Hostile Policy; Insists on Civilized Coexistence

Cuba has rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's hard line decision of hardening the blockade by reverting crucial measures taken by the previous administration of Barack Obama to engage with the island.

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Trump Revises Obama's Cuba Travel And Trade Policies

Fulfilling his campaign promise to reverse the previous Obama administration's re-engagement with Havana, U.S. President Donald Trump has outlined his revised Cuba policy.

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Bill Cosby Trial: Judge Orders Deadlocked Jury Keep Trying

Crying was heard in the courtroom as the jury in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial announced it was deadlocked on all three counts, after some 30 hours of deliberating, and Judge Steven O'Neill implored them to try again.

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UPDATED: London tower fire death toll rises to 30

The number of people who perished after a massive inferno tore through a London apartment block on Wednesday, has risen to 30.

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Qatar denounces Gulf states' 'policy of domination'

A senior counter-terrorism adviser to Qatar's foreign minister has hit out at the diplomatic squeeze on Doha by several Gulf states, calling it a "policy of domination and control".

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Germany calls for 10 billion euro permanent U.N. crisis fund

German Development Minister Gerd Mueller, citing hunger crises in eastern Africa, said the United Nations should create a permanent 10 billion euro ($11.19 billion) crisis fund, with contributions to be based on a country's financial strength.

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May faces uncertain future as right-wing press turns on bruised PM

After an election letdown that has severely dented her parliamentary clout, British Prime Minister Theresa May was facing reports of deep disquiet in her Conservative party Saturday.

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Trump hits back at Comey, calls him a 'leaker'

US President Donald Trump has called James Comey a "leaker" after the ousted FBI director accused the Trump administration of lying.

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Theresa May clings to power despite losing overall parliamentary majority in British Election

Theresa May’s gamble to boost her mandate for the country’s Brexit negotiations with the European Unon (EU) turned into a disaster for her and the ruling Conservative Party after Thursday’s election ended in a hung parliament.

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Britain goes to the polls today, race tighter than expected

Britons go to the polls on Thursday in the shadow of terrorism, in an election Prime Minister Theresa May once expected to win easily but has proved increasingly hard to predict.

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Islamic State claims attacks on Iran parliament

The Islamic State group claimed a pair of attacks Wednesday on Iran's parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, which have killed 12 people and wounded 42 others, with the siege at the legislature still underway.

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Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Bahrain cut ties to Qatar

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have broken diplomatic relations with Qatar, rattling a powerful 36-year-old Gulf states union, over what they say is the country's support of terrorism.

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Geisi Hoffmann Elected President of Brazil's Workers' Party

Brazilian leftist activist Geisi Hoffman was elected as the new president of the Workers' Party, PT, on Saturday, making her the first woman to preside over the political party.

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London attacks: Mayor Sadiq Khan dismisses Trump criticism

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has dismissed criticism from US President Donald Trump over his response to Saturday's terror attack.

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Syrian government had no role in Idlib chemical attack: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed confidence that the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces had no role in the April chemical attack in Idlib Province, describing the incident as the West’s pretext to continue its pressure against Damascus.

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Former Panama Dictator Manuel Noriega Dies at 83

Panamanian ex-general Manuel Noriega died Monday night at the age of 83 in the Santo Tomas hospital, government officials confirmed.

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Report: Trump to reverse Obama’s Cuba policy

President Donald Trump plans on reversing a set of policies softening relations with Cuba, according to a report from The Daily Caller.

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Thousands of Israelis rally to end Palestinian occupation

Thousands of Israelis rallied Saturday in Tel Aviv in support of a Palestinian state ahead of the 50th anniversary of Israel's occupation of Palestinian land.

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Iran election: Hassan Rouhani wins second term as president

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has been re-elected with an emphatic victory, official results show.

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