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Sweden charges former China envoy over dissident bookseller case

Swedish prosecutors said today they had brought criminal charges against the country’s former ambassador to China over unauthorised meetings in Stockholm aimed at freeing dissident bookseller Gui Minhai.

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Japan PM Abe says visit by Iran’s Rouhani being arranged

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday his country is arranging a visit by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani because it wants to play a greater role in resolving a nuclear impasse between Tehran and Washington and in relieving tensions in the Middle East, the source of more than 80% of Japan’s oil.

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Turkey deports 11 French citizens over Daesh links

urkey deported 11 French citizens over links to the Daesh terrorist group, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting the country’s Interior Ministry on Monday.

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India to table controversial citizenship bill in parliament

India’s Hindu nationalist government will introduce a controversial bill in the lower house of the parliament (Lok Sabha) on Monday, which will grant citizenship to religious minorities from neighbouring Muslim countries amid concerns it violates the spirit of the country’s secular constitution.

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Finland picks youngest-ever prime minister

Finland’s Social Democrats elected a 34-year-old former transport minister to the post of the prime minister on Sunday, making her the youngest head of government in the country’s history.

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Brazil calls for international funds to stop Amazon deforestation

Brazil can’t stop deforestation in the Amazon without the help of rich countries, the country’s Environment Minister said at the United Nations’ climate change conference.

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Oman calls for Iran’s help with manufacturing drones

Omani industry minister said on Sunday that drone-manufacturing companies in his country require help from Iranian knowledge-based firms to improve their production quality.

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Myanmar leader heads to Hague for Rohingya Muslim genocide hearings

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi departed the nation’s capital for The Hague on Sunday to defend the government in the UN’s high court against charges that it committed genocide against the country’s Rohingya Muslims, Reuters reports.

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Body of slain doctor arrives in Japan after Afghan shooting

he body of Tetsu Nakamura, a beloved Japanese doctor who was shot to death in Afghanistan after decades of his earnest support for the country, was brought back to Japan today.

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French government sticks by pension reform as strike bites

The French government on Friday expressed determination to plow ahead with pension reforms in the face of the biggest strikes in years, which have brought public transport in much of the country to a standstill.

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Iraqi Security Forces Detain Late al-Baghdadi’s Deputy Commander

Iraqi security forces said they detained in the country’s north the deputy of the late Daesh chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, according to a police statement.

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Kim again rides horse up sacred peak as nuke deadline nears

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rode a white horse up a sacred mountain on his second symbolic visit in less than two months, state media reported Wednesday, as his country is threatening provocation if the United States refuses to make concessions in nuclear diplomacy by year’s end.

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Iran says it continues to sell oil despite US sanctions

Iran continues to sell its oil despite U.S. sanctions on Tehran’s oil exports, the country’s Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri was quoted on Monday as saying by state TV, adding that Washington’s “maximum pressure” on Tehran had failed.

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Candidate registration for parliamentary elections begins

Iran on Sunday began registration of the candidates for the upcoming legislative elections amid the mounting pressures of the United States on the country’s vital economic sectors.

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Bolivia gets back to normal after weeks of unrest

Bolivia slowly resumed normal activities on Monday, with schools and businesses reopening after weeks of disruptive protests, as the country prepares for new elections without ex-president Evo Morales.

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Bolivia’s interim president rejects senate attempt to grant Morales amnesty

Bolivia’s interim president Jeanine Anez on Saturday rejected an attempt by opposition senators to grant Evo Morales amnesty, a day after the country’s ex-leader was accused of sedition and terrorism.

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