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Lithuania eyes Norway air defence deal amid Russia fears

Vilnius - Lithuania said Monday it is in talks to buy Norwegian anti-aircraft missile systems to address the defence gap on NATO's eastern flank, amid concerns over Russia.

EU warns Switzerland after region's vote on migrant curbs

Brussels - The EU warned Switzerland on Monday over a vote by one of its cantons backing curbs on migrants, an issue being closely watched in London as a possible template for Brexit negotiations.

New North Carolina law will prohibit release of police videos

Charlotte - Although police in Charlotte released some of the dashcam and bodycam video of the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, it will probably be the last time such video will be able to be released by a police chief.

China flies military planes over strait near Japan

Bejing - China has sent fighter planes for the first time over a strait near Japan, the two governments said Monday, after Tokyo announced it may patrol alongside the US in the disputed South China Sea.

Low-caste pregnant woman attacked in India over dead cow

Ahmedabad - An angry mob in India attacked a low-caste pregnant woman and her family for refusing to clear away a cow carcass because of a weeks-long strike against such work, police said Monday.

Portugal's Guterres holds lead in UN chief race

New York - Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres maintained his lead in the race to become the next UN secretary-general following a fifth straw poll by the Security Council on Monday, diplomats said.

Moscow slams US, UK for 'unacceptable' UN statements on Syria

Moscow - Moscow on Monday slammed the United States and Britain for accusing Russia of "barbarism" and war crimes in Syria as Russian and Syrian warplanes continued to bomb rebel-held areas of Aleppo.

Aleppo battered as Russia slams 'unacceptable' rhetoric

Aleppo - Syria's Aleppo faced worsening food and medical shortages on Monday and warplanes again pounded the city as Russia condemned what it called "unacceptable" Western rhetoric after allegations of war crimes.

Brazil ex-minister arrested in Petrobras graft probe

S - Brazilian police on Monday arrested Antonio Palocci, a former finance minister and senior figure in the last two governments, as part of the Petrobras corruption probe, prosecutors said.

Closure of Palestinian pages sparks Facebook censorship fears

Ramallah - Facebook apologised Monday after temporarily disabling accounts linked to two Palestinian news sites critical of Israel, a move that drew concern over potential online censorship.

US has met its side of Iran nuclear deal: Moniz

Vienna - US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, an architect of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, rejected Monday complaints from Tehran that Washington had not met its side of the bargain."The United States has done all that was asked of us...

Fidel Castro seen in state media for third time in a week

Havana - Fidel Castro appeared in state-run media Monday for the third time in less than a week, which is extremely rare for the father of the Cuban revolution.

EU launches debit cards for refugees in Turkey

Ankara - The European Union on Monday launched a scheme worth almost 350 million euros providing mainly Syrian refugees in Turkey with pre-paid debit cards, the biggest project yet under a landmark deal between the bloc and Ankara.

EU to halt sanctions against Colombia's FARC: sources

Brussels - The EU is preparing to suspend sanctions against Colombia's FARC rebel group as soon as it signs a historic peace deal with the government later Monday, European sources said.

Former Dutch MEP says denied entry to Turkey

Istanbul - Turkish authorities blocked from entering the country a Dutch former member of the European Parliament who used to write columns for a newspaper close to the alleged mastermind of the July 15 failed putsch, he said Monday.

Hollande vows to raze Calais migrant camp by year-end

Calais - French President Francois Hollande said Monday the sprawling "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais would be dismantled by the end of this year under a plan to spread asylum seekers around the country.

Man in 60s wounds two in France supermarket shooting

Versailles - A man in his sixties opened fire on shoppers outside a supermarket near Paris on Monday, severely injuring two people before fleeing the scene, police sources said.

Bulgaria court error delays trial over Israeli bombing

Sofia - The trial over a deadly 2012 bombing of Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, due to start on Monday, has been pushed back to November because of a procedural error, prosecutors said.

At least 10 Turkish troops killed in PKK attacks

Istanbul - Ten members of the Turkish security forces were killed in two separate attacks in southeastern Turkey on Monday blamed on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), local media reported.
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