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Senate Intelligence Committee approves “black site” torturer to head CIA

The imminent Senate confirmation of veteran Central Intelligence Agency operative Gina Haspel to head Washington’s main spy agency is a new milestone in the collapse of American democracy.

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US slaps sanctions on Iran’s central bank governor

The US slapped sanctions on the governor of the Central Bank of Iran, charging him with aiding the Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) transfer of millions to Lebanon’s Hizballah.

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Five dead in explosion in Gaza Strip: Witnesses

Five people were killed in an explosion in the central Gaza Strip today in what was thought to be an accidental blast, residents and the health ministry said.

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The Latest: US may tell asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico

U.S. authorities say asylum-seekers in a caravan of Central Americans may have to wait in Mexico if the nation’s busiest border crossing in San Diego reaches capacity.

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Iran bans dealing in cryptocurrencies

The Central Bank of Iran has banned dealing in cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin.

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Iran Serious In Replacing US Dollar With Euro In Transactions

Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Valiollah Seif said the country’s cabinet members plan to approve a plan to replace the US dollar with euro in transactions with foreign countries.

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Hungarians expected to grant third term to nationalist PM Orban in election

Hungarians are set to reelect Viktor Orban, a hard-liner on immigration, for a third straight term in a Sunday election that could help solidify anti-migrant positions in Central European governments.

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۱ UN peacekeeper killed, 11 hurt in Central African Republic

Mostly Christian militia fighters attacked a U.N. peacekeeping base in the Central African Republic early Tuesday, and one peacekeeper from Mauritania was killed and 11 others were injured in a gunbattle that lasted several hours, the United Nations said.

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Police seek Michigan college student suspected of killing parents

A student at Central Michigan University suspected of shooting to death his parents inside a campus dormitory during a domestic dispute on Friday was still at large, authorities said, and the campus remained largely shut down.

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The Security Briefing: Peace prospects for the Central African Republic

As part of this GRI series, Nicolò Donà dalle Rose dissects major conflicts around the world and provides reflections on potential future developments. In this piece, the focus falls on the Central African Republic.

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More than 80 people on missing Kiribati ferry, search for survivors continues

Authorities confirmed on Wednesday that a missing Kiribati ferry had held more than 80 passengers, as Australian and U.S. planes scoured the central Pacific ocean for survivors, more than a week after it sunk.

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‘Unread’ CIA letter to Iran

US Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo has said he sent a letter to Iranian Maj. Gen

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Putin wins backing of Iranian, Turkish leaders for new Syrian peace push

Russian President Vladimir Putin won the backing of Turkey and Iran on Wednesday to host a Syrian peace congress, taking the central role in a major diplomatic push to finally end a civil war all but won by Moscow’s ally, President Bashar Assad.

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Hurricane Nate crashes into Louisiana with winds of up to 85 miles per hour

Hurricane Nate slammed into the southeastern tip of the US state of Louisiana on Saturday and headed towards Mississippi after leaving dozens dead and causing widespread flooding in Central America.

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Hurricane Nate threatens U.S. central Gulf Coast after killing 25

Hurricane Nate was expected to strengthen on Saturday and make landfall, threatening the U.S. central Gulf Coast with strong winds and storm surges after killing at least 25 people in Central America.

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Growing up apolitical in Ukraine’s war zone

On a hot June day, dressed in ball gowns and suits, the eleventh class from Shchastya’s School No.

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