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Britain Ratifies Paris Climate Agreement

MARRAKESH, Morocco, Nov 17 – Britain said on Thursday it had ratified the Paris Agreement, the global deal to combat climate change. The Paris Agreement came into force on Nov. 4 when more than 55 countries representing more than 55 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions ratified the deal. “The UK is ratifying the

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US Envoy says Fight Against Daesh Will Go On After Trump Win

By Andrea Shalal BERLIN, Nov 17 – U.S. special envoy Brett McGurk said on Wednesday the U.S.-led coalition’s fight against Daesh would continue after President-elect Donald Trump takes power in January. McGurk, U.S. President Barak Obama’s envoy in the campaign against the Sunni Islamist group, predicted a seamless transition of power to Trump despite the

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Erdogan Blasts West as Turkey’s Kurdish Party Boycotts Parliament

By Tuvan Gumrukcu and Gulsen Solaker ANKARA, Nov 6 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Europe on Sunday of abetting terrorism by supporting Kurdish militants and said he did not care if it called him a dictator. Turkey drew international condemnation for the arrest on Friday of leaders and lawmakers from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic

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EU sees Support for Afghan Peace Talks as New Aid Flows In

By Robin Emmott and David Brunnstrom BRUSSELS, Oct 5  – Regional powers agreed to try to revive Afghanistan’s stalled peace process after almost 40 years of conflict, the EU’s foreign policy chief said on Wednesday, as governments began to raise some $13 billion to fund the country through 2020. With the government in Kabul facing

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U.S. Begins Unblocking Jetliner Sales to Iran

By Tim Hepher PARIS, Sept 21  – The United States has begun unblocking deals by Western planemakers to renew Iran’s ageing passenger fleet in a move likely to ease growing complaints from Tehran over the implementation of last year’s historic sanctions deal. Europe’s Airbus said on Wednesday it had received U.S. Treasury approval to begin

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Air Strikes Hit Aid Convoy as Syria says Ceasefire Over

By Tom Perry and John Davison BEIRUT, Sept 20 – Syrian or Russian aircraft struck an aid convoy near Aleppo on Monday and killed 12 people, according to a war monitor, as the Syrian military declared a one-week truce brokered by the United States and Russia over. The United Nations confirmed the convoy was hit

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Israeli Trump Supporters Open Campaign Office in West Bank

JERUSALEM, Sept 6 – Israeli supporters of U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump have opened a campaign office in the occupied West Bank, saying they hope to get as many American expatriates as possible to cast an absentee ballot for their candidate. There are about 300,000 U.S. citizens in Israel, according to the non-profit group

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