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Poland's Nationalist President Duda Narrowly Wins Second Term

Poland's Nationalist President Duda Narrowly Wins Second...

Poland’s nationalist President Andrzej Duda narrowly defeated his liberal challenger...

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Russia's Norilsk Nickel Involved in New Arctic Fuel Spill

Russia's Norilsk Nickel Involved in New Arctic Fuel Spill

Authorities in Russia’s Arctic region declared a local state of emergency following...

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Migrants in Libya Suffer Torture, Abuse in Off-the-Grid Detention, Aid Groups Say

Migrants in Libya Suffer Torture, Abuse in Off-the-Grid...

The North African country has seen a rise in kidnappings and torture of migrants...

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U.S. Set to Reject Certain Chinese Maritime Claims in South China Sea

U.S. Set to Reject Certain Chinese Maritime Claims in South...

The U.S. plans to formally oppose a swath of Chinese territorial claims in the South...

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Hong Kong Security Law Prompts Departure of China Fund Adviser

Hong Kong Security Law Prompts Departure of China Fund...

The resignation of DeAnne Julius from a China Investment Corp. advisory body comes...

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China to Impose Retaliatory Sanctions on GOP Senators Over Xinjiang Penalties

China to Impose Retaliatory Sanctions on GOP Senators Over...

China’s Foreign Ministry said it planned to impose corresponding sanctions on several...

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Why China Isn't Expected to Power a Global Recovery

Why China Isn't Expected to Power a Global Recovery

During the 2008-09 financial crisis, China’s soaring demand boosted growth world-wide....

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Bollywood Legend Amitabh Bachchan Tests Positive for Covid-19

Bollywood Legend Amitabh Bachchan Tests Positive for Covid-19

Amitabh Bachchan and his actor son Abhishek have tested positive for the coronavirus...

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U.S. Locks Down Bases in Okinawa After Coronavirus Outbreak

U.S. Locks Down Bases in Okinawa After Coronavirus Outbreak

The U.S. military said it has ordered Marine personnel on the Japanese island of...

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U.S. Weighs Limited Options to Punish China Over Hong Kong

U.S. Weighs Limited Options to Punish China Over Hong Kong

As U.S. officials consider punishing China over its recent security law in Hong...

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Protesters in Russia's Far East Call for Putin to Resign

Protesters in Russia's Far East Call for Putin to Resign

Protesters marched for a second day in Russia’s Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk over...

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Hundreds of Thousands Vote in Hong Kong Primaries

Hundreds of Thousands Vote in Hong Kong Primaries

Turnout for the primaries held by the city’s pro-democracy camp over the weekend...

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Iran and China Angle for Broad Partnership to Offset U.S. Pressure

Iran and China Angle for Broad Partnership to Offset U.S....

Iran and China are seeking to cement a wide-ranging partnership that would deflect...

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Turkey's Hagia Sophia Decision Dismays Christians, Neighbors, Curators

Turkey's Hagia Sophia Decision Dismays Christians, Neighbors,...

Turkey’s decision to turn historic Hagia Sophia into a mosque has caused dismay...

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Canadian Prime Minister Faces Ethics Questions Over Charity Contract

Canadian Prime Minister Faces Ethics Questions Over Charity...

Justin Trudeau is facing ethics questions about his government’s decision to grant...

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Crackdown Imperils Western Efforts to Reduce Russia's Sway in Belarus

Crackdown Imperils Western Efforts to Reduce Russia's Sway...

The rapprochement between the West and Belarus, Moscow’s restive ally, is hitting...