Brett Kavanaugh accuser will testify before Congress on Thursday

Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in before the Senate judiciary committee on Capitol Hill on 4 September. Christine ...
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US tells Iran to ‘look in the mirror’ after Ahvaz attack

The US ambassador to the UN dismisses claims Gulf states and the US enabled a deadly attack in Iran ...
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Pompeo: No end to NKorea sanctions until 'denuclearization'

NEW YORK (AP) — Top U.S. diplomat Mike Pompeo said Sunday that economic sanctions on North Korea won't be reduced ...
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British PM: Iran deal should stay in place

Theresa May says Iran is holding up its end of 2015 nuclear deal, but agrees with US that Iran's ballistic ...
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Japan's Hayabusa2 successfully deploys two rovers on the surface of an asteroid

It's just like the movie Armageddon, but without the apocalypse scenario. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has reason to ...
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Duchess Meghan Markle sees her wedding dress for the first time since her big day

The royal shares how she had fabric from the dress she wore on her first date with Prince Harry is ...
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Iran parliament approves nuclear deal with world powers

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (C) chats with parliament members during a session in Tehran on October 13, 2015 in which the Islamic republic's parliament approved its nuclear deal with world powersIran’s parliament approved Tuesday the country’s nuclear deal with world powers, paving the way for the historic agreement curbing Tehran’s atomic programme to take effect and for sanctions to end. The vote came after fierce debate over the terms of the accord, which was struck on July 14 but has faced a rough ride from hardliners in Tehran and in the US Congress. A tally on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the deal’s official name, said 250 of Iran’s 290 lawmakers were present, with 17 of them not voting.

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Merkel rebuffs party pressure to take tougher line on refugees

German Chancellor Merkel arrives for CDU party board meeting in BerlinChancellor Angela Merkel resisted pressure from her own conservatives on Tuesday to tighten Germany’s border controls and turn away refugees arriving via Austria, participants at a meeting of lawmakers said. Germany, a favored destination for refugees fleeing war in the Middle East, expects a record 800,000 to a million asylum seekers to arrive this year. Merkel has seen her popularity ratings slump to a four-year low and some members of her Christian Democrats (CDU) and their Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), want her to take a tougher line with comprehensive border controls.

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