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  • WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called US President Barack Obama and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton "co-founders" of Islamic State on Thursday, igniting fresh criticism of his inflammatory campaign style. The New York real estate developer has previously attacked ...

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  • WASHINGTON - Republican Donald Trump appealed to Russia on Wednesday to uncover and release thousands of emails Hillary Clinton did not hand over to US officials who investigated her use of a private email system when she was secretary of state. Clinton, a Democrat who faces Trump in the Nov 8 ...

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  • UNITED NATIONS/Jerusalem - Three Palestinians were shot dead on Saturday in what Israel said were thwarted knife attacks in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank as tensions ran high after more than two weeks of unrest.At least 40 Palestinians and seven Israelis have died in the street violence, ...

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  • WASHINGTON/tennessee  - The FBI said on Thursday it had found nothing that ties a man suspected of gunning down four Marines in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to an international terrorist organization.At a news conference, the FBI said it was still looking for a motive behind the attack on two ...

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  • Washington/PARIS - France summoned the U.S. ambassador on Wednesday to explain allegations by transparency lobby group WikiLeaks of what President Francois Hollande branded ‘unacceptable’ spying on successive French leaders.The latest revelations of espionage among Western allies come ...

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  • UNITED NATIONS - International donors Tuesday pledged $3.8 billion at a UN-backed conference held in Kuwait to help millions of children, women and men affected by the devastating conflict in Syria, now in its fifth year. “Today, the international community has come together in solidarity ...

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  • Special correspondent/AFPROME/UNITED NATIONS More than 300 migrants are feared drowned after their overcrowded dinghies sank in the Mediterranean, triggering calls for the world to act after the latest boat disaster on the perilous crossing from Africa to Europe. Details of the apparent mass ...

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  • UNITED NATIONS/NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - The head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) has wrapped up his visits to the three West African countries battling the Ebola outbreak as part of the Organization’s ongoing efforts to drum up international support in ...

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  • VIENNA /NEW YORK - Iran is taking further action to comply with an interim nuclear agreement with six world powers, a monthly U.N. atomic agency report showed, a finding the West may see as positive ahead of a November deadline for clinching a long-term deal.The report by the International Atomic ...

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  • WASHINGTON  - The United States believes Israel has a right to defend itself from rockets fired from Gaza and from attacks launched from cross-border tunnels, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday.“It’s tough to have these kind of operations. I reacted, obviously, in a ...

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