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Britain will oppose all EU plans for increased military cooperation that could interfere with NATO, despite being about to leave the union, Defence Minister Michael Fallon said Tuesday.

Clinton, Trump: gladiator contest of modern times

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump strode out cloaked in icy politeness. Yet within minutes their debate degenerated into bickering, insults and diatribes -- a gladiatorial contest of modern times.

Brazil's wounded political giant Lula vows to fight on

Brazilian ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva hinted strongly at seeking a return to power in a fiery speech that dismissed corruption charges against him as persecution.

Colombia peace deal: key points

Here are key points of the peace deal signed Monday to end five decades of conflict between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the government.

Pentagon chief calls Russia out over 'nuclear saber-rattling'

Russia could be more willing to deploy nuclear weapons today than the Soviet Union ever was during the Cold War, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warned Monday.

Iran's Ahmadinejad should stay out of election: conservatives

Iranian conservatives called on former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to stay out of next year's election following a speech by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday.

Brussels, Rome voice exasperation at Swiss region vote on migrant curbs

The European Union and Rome voiced exasperation Monday after the southern Swiss canton of Ticino voted to curb job access for workers living across the border in Italy.

Clash of the titans: Clinton, Trump go head to head

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off Monday in one of the most consequential presidential debates in modern US history, with up to 100 million viewers to tune in for the hotly-anticipated political duel.

Divided UK Labour struggles with Brexit

Distracted by a bitter leadership contest, Britain's main opposition Labour party has struggled to present a vision of Brexit to challenge the ruling Conservatives -- and many fear the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn will do little to change this.

Clinton, Trump in virtual tie ahead of first debate

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are in a virtual dead heat in their bitter race for the White House on the eve of their first head-to-head presidential debate, a new poll showed Sunday.

Bosnian Serbs vote on 'national holiday,' in challenge to Sarajevo

Serbs in Bosnia headed to the polls on Sunday to decide whether to mark their "national holiday", in a referendum that has placed the country's fragile institutions under pressure.

Probe your own brother, ousted Thai PM tells junta chief

Thailand's first female prime minister on Sunday told the man who ousted her government two years ago to investigate his own brother over corruption allegations, in an unusually strong broadside against the junta.

Spain's Basques, Galicians vote in key regional polls

Spain's Basque country and Galicia went to the polls Sunday in regional elections that may help unblock the long-lasting national political paralysis.

Pressure is on Clinton, Trump in first debate

Pressure mounted on Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump Sunday as they head into their first presidential debate with a new poll showing them in a dead heat.

Philippines at UN tells world not to interfere

The Philippines' foreign secretary on Saturday pushed back against criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war, telling the United Nations not to interfere.

Estonian presidential vote delayed again, until October

Estonia's electoral college failed on Saturday to choose a successor to two-term liberal President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, returning the vote to the stalemated parliament where it flopped in August and could fail again.

Corbyn re-elected as UK Labour leader after bitter fight

Left-winger Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected British Labour leader on Saturday, seeing off a challenge from MPs but leaving the main opposition party split as critics said it was even further from power than before.

The US presidential debate: What you need to know

Monday's US presidential debate, a combat of titans pitting the Democrat Hillary Clinton against the Republican Donald Trump, is sure to be a major moment in the campaign, with just six weeks left before the November 8 election.

Embattled Merkel calls for migrant deals with third countries

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, under fire at home over her refugees policy, called Saturday for Europe to secure deals with third countries to send back migrants who do not qualify for asylum.

Momentum: Pro-Corbyn group upsetting UK's Labour party

Dismissed as a shadowy group of Marxist infiltrators or hailed as a grassroots movement energising left-wing politics, the campaign organisation Momentum, which backs Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, is unsettling British politics.

Socialist Corbyn heads to victory over divided UK Labour

Leftist Jeremy Corbyn is set to be re-elected head of Britain's opposition Labour party on Saturday, emerging victorious from a power struggle with his MPs that has threatened to tear the historic movement apart.

Op-Ed: Joint statement by 22 countries on the situation in Libya

22 countries plus the European Union, the United Nations, the League of Arab States and the Arab Union all signed a joint statement on the situation in Libya after a meeting of the UN General Assembly on Thursday.

France accuses Assad of seeking to break up Syria

France on Friday accused Bashar al-Assad and his allies of seeking to break Syria apart, as Russian-backed regime forces prepared to storm rebel-held eastern Aleppo.

Mid East peace 'Quartet' hears from France and Egypt

The diplomatic "Quartet" piloting efforts to nudge Israel and the Palestinians towards a negotiated solution to their conflict on Friday heard from France and Egypt on their parallel peacemaking efforts.

Lavrov says US-Russian agreements on Syria must be saved

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the United Nations on Friday that US-Russian agreements aimed at ending the war in Syria must be salvaged as fighting raged on the ground.

Yemen's president at UN hits out at Iran

Yemen's president hit out at Iran during his address to the United Nations on Friday, accusing Tehran of blocking peace moves through its support for Huthi rebels who continue to hold the capital."We shall extract Yemen from the claws of Iran.

Women and Muslim Brotherhood make gains in Jordan elections

Women took 20 out of the 130 seats in the Jordanian parliament. The number of seats in the parliament had been reduced from 150 to 130 but women won two more seats than in the much larger parliament.

Spain's Basques set to vote as memories of violence fade

Spain's Basque region goes to the polls Sunday seeking to turn the page on past violence by ETA separatists, in elections that could also have an impact on the national political deadlock.

Court urged to drop 'political trial' against Dutch anti-Islam MP

Lawyers for Dutch far-right MP Geert Wilders on Friday urged judges to drop an upcoming hate speech case against the controversial politician, slamming it as a "political trial".

S. Korea rules out flood aid to N. Korea

South Korea Friday ruled out giving aid to flood-hit North Korea, saying leader Kim Jong-Un would claim credit for any assistance following what Pyongyang calls the "worst disaster" since World War II.

Japanese PM in Cuba to 'open new page' in ties

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Cuba for the first visit to the country by a Japanese premier, saying he wants to "open a new page" in relations.

Jeremy Corbyn: divisive UK Labour leader set to fight off rival

Opposed by most of his own MPs but lionised by grassroots activists, socialist Jeremy Corbyn is tipped to fight off a leadership challenge while pitching Britain's Labour Party into an increasingly uncertain future.

Gabon on a knife-edge as court mulls vote outcome

The streets of Libreville were empty late Friday, with residents fearing a new bout of bloodshed as the Constitutional Court prepared to rule on who will be Gabon's next president following bitterly-fought elections.

Libyan unity government's State Council makes debatable decision

In a rather bizarre move the State Council of the UN-backed Libyan Government of National Accord(GNA) has said that it will take over full legislative authority of the GNA until the House of Representatives (HoR) votes confidence in the GNA.

One arrest made during Donald Trump visit to Pittsburgh Special

A protest that started peacefully, ended with one arrest after a group of over a hundred protesters blocked the entrance to the Duquesne Club and clashed with police where Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was having lunch Thursday.

Syria meeting breaks up without plan to restore truce

A high-level international meeting on the crisis in Syria broke up Thursday without agreement on a way to revive a collapsed US and Russian-brokered truce.

Lawmakers — EpiPen CEO jacked up the price 'to get filthy rich'

Mylan's CEO, Heather Bresch probably didn't sleep well last night after being raked over the coals by the bipartisan House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform who questioned her company's exorbitant pricing of the life-saving EpiPen.

Op-Ed: Donald Trump says he's still a birther but focusing on campaign

Remember that song by The Clash about indecision: 'Should I stay or should I go'? That seems to be the issue for Donald Trump when it comes to that whacky birther movement. Stay or go? In or out? Well, it seems the Donald remains all in.

Mexican leader admits minister quit over Trump visit

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has acknowledged that his finance minister resigned this month due to the fallout from his role in organizing Donald Trump's unpopular visit to Mexico.

Putin appoints new foreign spy boss

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday appointed the country's hawkish former parliament speaker as the new head of his foreign intelligence agency.

Service allows voters to register to vote via text message

The nonprofit group Fight For The Future launched HelloVote on Thursday morning with the goal of boosting voter registration in several key battleground states by allowing voters to register directly via text message or Facebook Messenger.
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