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Morales Declares 'Total Independence' from World Bank and IMF

Bolivia's President Evo Morales has been highlighting his government's independence from international money lending organizations and their detrimental impact the nation.

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OJ Simpson to be paroled in October after serving nine years in prison

O.J. Simpson was granted parole on Thursday and will be released in October following an emotional hour-long hearing that centered on a botched armed robbery in a Las Vegas hotel room that sent him to prison for nine years.

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Trump and Putin Held a Second, Undisclosed, Private G20 meeting

Hours into a dinner with world leaders who had gathered for the Group of 20 summit meeting, U.S. President Trump left his chair at the sprawling banquet table and headed to where President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia was seated.

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China tells other countries 'not to meddle' after Liu Xiaobo's death

China’s Foreign Ministry on Friday said other countries should "not meddle" in its internal affairs, referring to the death of jailed activist and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, state media reported.

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Donald Jr was told of Kremlin efforts to help Trump win election, NYT says

Donald Trump Jr. was told before meeting a Russian lawyer who he thought had information damaging to Hillary Clinton that the material was part of a Russian government effort to help his father's presidential campaign, the New York Times said Monday.

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North Korea's Kim promises further missile test 'gift packages'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un defiantly vowed to continue sending the US "gift packages" of nuclear and missile tests after Washington confirmed that Pyongyang had successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

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Saudi Arabia has 'clear link' to UK extremism, report says

A British think tank says Saudi Arabia is the main sponsor of extremism in the UK, urging a probe into sources of the money being injected mainly by the Riyadh regime into the institutions promoting radicalism in the European state.

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North Korea vows to kill former South Korea President Park

North Korea has put on its list of wanted people for execution the name of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, saying she and her spy chief had plotted to kill North Korea’s leader.

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Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro denounces helicopter attack as coup attempt

Two grenades were thrown at Venezuela's Supreme Court from a hijacked police helicopter on Tuesday in a "terrorist and coup" attempt, President Nicolas Maduro said on national television.

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Brazil's President Temer charged with corruption, but vows to fight on

Brazil's top prosecutor charged President Michel Temer with bribery on Monday, but the embattled conservative leader vowed to fight on.

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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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