• Philippines' Duterte says talks with China on sea dispute 'within the year'

    By Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday he expects talks with China on their South China Sea dispute within a year and he would not raise an international ruling rejecting China's claims there when he attends a regional summit next month. An arbitration

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  • Alberta raises budget deficit by C$527 million after wildfire

    By Nia Williams CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Alberta raised its 2016-17 forecast for a budget deficit to C$10.9 billion on Tuesday, in large part because of a massive wildfire that ripped through the province's oil sands hub of Fort McMurray in May. In a first-quarter fiscal update, the Canadian

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  • Kerry commits to more military aid to Nigeria, U.S. official says

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made "very strong commitments" on ways to ramp up military assistance to help Nigeria defeat the extremist group Boko Haram, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday. In talks with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, Kerry "made very, very strong commitments

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  • Obama promises support to Louisiana after floods

    By Ayesha Rascoe BATON ROUGE, La. (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama walked door to door in an East Baton Rouge Parish neighborhood on Tuesday hugging people and offering assurances that the country would help them recover from some of the worst floods ever recorded in Louisiana. "What I

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  • Ghana president orders men who threatened judges freed from jail

    Ghana President John Mahama has decreed the early release of three men convicted over death threats against Supreme Court judges made during a panel discussion broadcast on a local radio station. The case was part of a bid by authorities to ensure stability ahead of a presidential election in December

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  • Turkey's Erdogan, Iraqi Kurdish leader Barzani discuss fight against militants

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday discussed strategy in fighting Islamic State and Kurdish PKK militants with visiting Iraqi Kurdish regional President Massoud Barzani, sources at Erdogan's office said. The meeting in the Turkish capital comes as NATO member Turkey faces multiple threats

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  • Turkey seeks U.S.-based cleric's extradition but not for coup: State Dept.

    The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday that Turkey has formally requested the extradition of U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen but not on issues related to the recent coup attempt, which Turkish leaders have accused him of inspiring. "We can confirm now that Turkey has requested the

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  • Turkey seeks U.S.-based cleric's extradition but not for coup - State Department

    The U.S. State Department said on Friday that Turkey has formally requested the extradition of U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen but not on issues related to the recent coup attempt, which Turkish leaders have accused him of inspiring. "We can confirm now that Turkey has requested the extradition

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  • South African police summon finance minister Gordhan - source

    By Mfuneko Toyana and Stella Mapenzauswa JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has been summoned by an elite police division and may face charges in relation to an investigation into a suspected rogue unit of the state tax service, a source close to the matter said on

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  • Biden tells Baltic states - don't take Trump seriously

    By Jeff Mason and Gederts Gelzis RIGA (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden told Baltic leaders on Tuesday not to take seriously comments by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that called into question the U.S. commitment to protect NATO allies in the face of Russian aggression. On a

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  • U.S., Russia make 'headway' in Syria talks, but no deal yet -State Dept

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Russia continue to make "headway" in talks on advancing cooperation to ease the Syria conflict, but haven't reached a final deal yet, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday. "We are continuing those discussions. We continue to make headway

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  • Russians suspected in hack of New York Times, other U.S. media - CNN

    The FBI and other U.S. security agencies are investigating cyber breaches targeting reporters at the New York Times and other U.S. news organizations that are thought to have been carried out by hackers working for Russian intelligence, CNN reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed U.S. officials. "Investigators

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  • Sarkozy book sets out his presidential comeback platform

    Nicolas Sarkozy will run for president in 2017, hoping to return as France's head of state after being unseated in 2012 by the now deeply unpopular Francois Hollande. Sarkozy will join more than a dozen contenders vying for the Les Republicains ticket in primaries, where former prime minister Alain

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  • Turkish border town evacuated after hit by ISIS mortar from Syria: local media

    A Turkish news agency says authorities are asking residents to leave the Turkish border town of Karkamis after a mortar round fired from Syria hit the grounds of its municipality building. The private Dogan news agency says the mortar that struck the town Tuesday was fired from Jarablus, a Syrian border

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  • Factbox - Sarkozy book sets out his presidential comeback platform

    Nicolas Sarkozy will run for president in 2017, hoping to return as France's head of state after being unseated in 2012 by the now deeply unpopular Francois Hollande. Sarkozy will join more than a dozen contenders vying for the Les Republicains ticket in primaries, where former prime minister Alain

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  • Paris tourism chiefs demand rescue plan as attacks scare off visitors

    By Dominique Vidalon PARIS (Reuters) - Islamist attacks have scared off thousands of tourists from Paris and its top attractions, helping rob the French capital of about 750 million euros ($850 million) in revenues, officials said on Tuesday. Strikes and floods have also taken their toll, overshadowing

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  • Monsanto beats cities' lawsuits over San Francisco Bay pollution

    A federal judge has dismissed lawsuits in which the California cities of San Jose, Oakland and Berkeley sought to force agricultural company Monsanto Co to help pay for reducing PCB contamination to San Francisco Bay. In a decision late Monday, U.S. District Judge Edward Davila said the cities did

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  • U.N. to report next month on reaction to South Sudan hotel attack

    United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon appointed a former Dutch major general on Tuesday to lead a month long inquiry into the response by peacekeepers to some attacks on civilians, including at a hotel, during violence in South Sudan's capital last month. Patrick Cammaert "will review reports of

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  • Medium chance of cyclone off Lesser Antilles: U.S. NHC

    (Reuters) - A tropical wave east of the Lesser Antilles has a 40 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday. Environmental conditions are only marginally conducive for development during the next couple of days while the

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  • Portugal investigates Iraq ambassador's sons over beating

    By Andrei Khalip LISBON (Reuters) - Portuguese police are investigating the beating of a local youth by two teenage sons of the Iraqi ambassador which landed the victim in intensive care and caused an uproar in Portugal. Media reports said the 17-year-old twin sons of Ambassador Saad Mohammed Ridha

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  • Justice, recovery eludes thousands of India's trafficked children

    By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of children in India go missing every year yet few are traced and given adequate support to rebuild their lives, partly due to the under-utilization of funds by states and a slow judicial system, government officials and judges said Tuesday

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  • Mexico reclaims migrant-shuttling 'The Beast' railroad concession

    Mexico's Communications and Transport Ministry said on Tuesday it had taken over a concession to a southern railroad, whose trains are known locally as "The Beast," which thousands of Central American migrants have used to hitch rides to the United States. The ministry scrapped the concession

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  • Sarkozy presidential bid seeks to tap mood shift after France attacks

    By Richard Lough PARIS (Reuters) - When Nicolas Sarkozy went fishing for votes in the electoral waters of France's far right for a second presidential term in 2012 it ended in defeat, as voters alienated by his rhetoric and disappointed by a moribund economy deserted him. An Ifop poll in July showed

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  • In attacking Clinton foundation, Trump seeks a Republican rallying cry

    By Ginger Gibson and Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After struggling to find a consistent message and consolidate party support, Donald Trump is honing his attack on Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton and the foundation bearing her family's name in hopes of making it a rallying

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  • Iraq executions carried out without proper trial, fuelled by vengeance -U.N.

    Thirty-six men hanged in Iraq for a sectarian mass killing of soldiers were denied a proper legal defence at their trials and the executions appeared to have been "fuelled by vengeance", the United Nations said on Tuesday. The hangings were carried out on Sunday at a prison in southern Iraq

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