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U.S. accuses Maduro, Venezuelan party official of drug trade profiteering

The United States on Friday accused Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and the No. 2 official in the country’s ruling party of profiting from illegal narcotics shipments, the first time that Washington has publicly linked Maduro to the drug trade.

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Saudi Arabia welcomes Ramadan with a spate of arrests

Saudi authorities have cracked down on activists and academics on the first day of Ramadan, with a string of arrests including some of the country’s leading women’s rights movement figures.

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Maduro’s backers press socialism amid Venezuela’s nightmare

Venezuela’s socialist revolution is being tested like never before after nearly two decades in power as the country heads into a presidential election Sunday amid an imploding economy.

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North Korea Threatens to Cancel Kim-Trump Summit Over ‘One Sided’ Nuclear Demands

North Korea’s first vice foreign minister says the country has no interest in a summit with the United States if it’s going to be a “one-sided” affair where it’s pressured to give up its nukes.

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Suicide bomber on motorbike wounds police in Indonesia’s Surabaya

A suicide bomber on a motorbike wounded several Indonesian police outside a police building in Surabaya on Monday, a day after Islamist militants launched suicide attacks on churches in the country’s second largest city, police said.

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Pakistan Prevents U.S. Diplomat From Leaving the Country

The authorities in Pakistan barred an American diplomat involved in a fatal traffic accident from leaving the country on Saturday and briefly detained him for questioning, according to a senior Pakistani intelligence official.

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Malaysia: Mahathir says Najib must ‘face consequences’ in corruption inquiry

Malaysia’s new leader, Mahathir Mohamad, said he barred his scandal-tainted predecessor and wife from leaving the country to prevent them from fleeing from possible prosecution over a huge corruption scandal.

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China’s first home-built carrier sets out for sea trials

China’s first domestically developed aircraft carrier left its northeastern port to begin sea trials on Sunday, state media said, the latest milestone in the country’s efforts to modernise its military.

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Reforming immigration for a post-Brexit reality

What impact could lower levels of immigration in the UK following Brexit have on the country’s economy?

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Pakistan’s Interior Minister Injured in a Shooting at Election Rally

A gunman opened fire on the country’s interior minister after a public meeting in his constituency Sunday, wounding him in the shoulder, officials said.

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Human Rights Watch Urges UAE to Clarify Dubai Ruler’s Daughter Status

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities to reveal the whereabouts of Sheikha Latifa, the daughter of the Dubai ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, after the woman reportedly failed to flee the country.

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Suspects in Palestinian killing still in Malaysia – police

Two men suspected of gunning down a Palestinian lecturer in Kuala Lumpur were still in the country, police said on Wednesday, as they released a fresh image of one of the men.

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Protesters demand resignation of Nicaraguan president after unrest

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in the capital of Nicaragua on Monday to demand the resignation of the country’s president after a violent crackdown by police on protests that have left at least nine dead.

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Islamic party aims to hold the key in Malaysia’s election

The outcome of next month’s election in Malaysia may hinge on the performance of a party that has strived for decades to turn the country into an Islamic state and enforce harsher penalties on Muslims for adultery, theft and drinking alcohol.

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Iran "ready" to resume nuke program if US leaves deal, foreign minister warns

In an interview to air Sunday on “Face the Nation,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the country is ready to restart its controversial nuclear program if the Trump administration resumes sanctions.

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Miguel Díaz-Canel: Cuba selects first non-Castro president in 60 years

The Cuban government has selected the country’s 57-year-old first vice-president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, as the sole candidate to succeed President Raúl Castro in a transition aimed at ensuring the country’s single-party system outlasts the ageing revolutionaries who created it.

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