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Kramp-Karrenbauer succeeds Merkel as German CDU’s new leader

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer was elected new chairperson of Germany’s ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) at the party’s 31st national congress on Friday, succeeding Chancellor Angela Merkel who has led the party for 18 years.

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At least 12 dead in Brazil bank robbery shootout

At least twelve people, including six hostages, were killed on Friday in a shootout between police and bank robbers attempting to blow up ATMs at two banks in a small town in northeastern Brazil, authorities said.

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Turkey issues detention warrants for 41 soldiers over failed coup

Turkish authorities on Friday issued detention warrants for at least 41 soldiers over their alleged links to a network blamed for a coup attempt in 2016, Xinhua news agency reported.

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US accuses Russia of lying on Syria attack to undermine truce

The United States and Britain accused Russia on Friday of fabricating a story about chemical weapons use by Syrian rebels and warned Moscow against undermining a shaky truce.

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OPEC coalition agrees 1.2 million b/d cuts deal as Iran secures exemption

OPEC and its allies led by Russia agreed Friday after a tension-filled week to implement 1.2 million b/d of production cuts from January 2019 to shore up flagging oil prices and prevent a supply surplus building.

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EUR 20 bn boost for artificial intelligence in Europe

The EU Commission presented a coordinated plan Friday, prepared with the EU Member States, to foster the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) in Europe with EUR 20 billion investment.

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Germany looks beyond Merkel as party elects successor

A knife-edge vote Friday will determine Angela Merkel’s successor as head of her party after 18 years at the helm, with the German chancellor’s own political fate and legacy on the line.

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Trump spoke with Putin at G20 dinner, White House confirms

President Donald Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday night during a dinner with world leaders at the G20 in Argentina.

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UN condemns Israel through six resolutions in one day

The United Nations on Friday continued its streak of frequently condemning the Jewish state, passing six anti-Israel resolutions.

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UN General Assembly Adopts 5 More Resolutions in Favor of Palestine

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted, on Friday evening, in favor of five resolutions on Palestine and a sixth resolution on the Golan Heights, WAFA correspondence reported.

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Trump reaffirms plan for second North Korea summit plan

U.S. President Donald Trump reaffirmed Friday in a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in that he wants a second summit with North Korea’s leader, the White House said.

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Austrian Ex-Officer Suspected of Spying for Russia Arrested

An Austrian court said Friday that it ruled to arrest a retired Austrian officer suspected of spying for Russia.

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G-20 Summit Stumbles On Trade, Climate

Divisions among the world leading economies emerged from the moment their leaders gathered Friday in Argentina: Donald Trump struck his own deals and angered allies, and the leaders of Russia and Saudi Arabia bonded amid criticism from European powers.

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China, Japan to accelerate negotiations for regional free trade deals

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe here on the sidelines of the G20 summit and they agreed to step up negotiations for two regional free trade deals.

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