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Post-Brexit immigration hot topic as May heads for Poland

Varsovia - The post-Brexit future of thousands of Poles in Britain will likely be at the top of the agenda Thursday when new British Prime Minister Theresa May heads to Warsaw for talks.

Suspects in murder of Kremlin critic Nemtsov face jury trial

Moscow - Five suspects in the murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose killing unleashed global condemnation, will face a jury trial in Moscow, a court ruled Tuesday.

Spanish king 'concerned' about political deadlock: lawmaker

Madrid - King Felipe VI is "concerned" about Spain's political paralysis, a lawmaker who met him said Tuesday as the monarch began a fourth round of talks with party representatives to try and agree on a government.

Humiliated Turkish army still faces twin challenge

Istanbul - The failed coup of July 15 left the Turkish army humiliated and weakened at a time when it must tackle the twin challenges of fighting guerrillas of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and jihadists from the Islamic State (IS) group.

Racism accusations fly a week before South Africa poll

Johanesburg - The first black leader of South Africa's main opposition party on Tuesday accused the ruling African National Congress (ANC) of running a racist election campaign ahead of fiercely-fought municipal polls.

China to chart Communist Party future amid crackdowns

Bejing - China's Communist rulers will gather in October to discuss their party's future, state media said Tuesday, as President Xi Jinping tightens controls over the immensely powerful organisation.

Merkel faces hot summer over refugee stance after attacks

Berlin - A rash of attacks in Germany has emboldened political rivals of Chancellor Angela Merkel, blaming her liberal asylum policy for exposing the country to a shocking week of bloodshed.

Turkey detains Kabul-based generals in widening purge

Ankara - Defying international alarm, Turkey on Tuesday widened its crackdown after a failed coup, detaining top generals serving in Afghanistan as well as prominent journalists.

Kremlin dismisses U.S. Democratic email hack claims as 'absurd'

Moscow - The Kremlin on Tuesday dismissed allegations that Russia was behind a hack of the Democratic National Committee's emails as absurd, mocking what it called obsessive references to Russia in the US presidential campaign.

Turkish generals serving in Afghanistan held in Dubai after coup

Ankara - Two Turkish generals serving in Afghanistan have been detained in Dubai on suspicion of links to the July 15 failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a Turkish official said Tuesday.

Erdogan to visit Russia on August 9

Moscow - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Russia on August 9 for his first face-to-face meeting with Vladimir Putin since Moscow and Ankara mended ties damaged by the downing of a Russian jet last year, Turkish officials said Tuesday.

Op-Ed: No surprise that some Dems tried to derail Sanders bid

Washington - Does it really come as a surprise to anyone that establishment Democrats tried to derail the upstart presidential primary campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Ver.)?

Brazil's Rousseff refuses 'secondary role' at Olympics

Bras - Brazil's Dilma Rousseff said Monday she will insist on being treated as the country's president at the Olympic Games despite having been suspended for an impeachment trial.

Turkey govt to work with opposition on new constitution: PM

Ankara - The Turkish government is ready to work with all the main opposition parties in drafting a new constitution, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Monday, after months of deadlock on the issue.

Turkey to rename Bosphorus bridge after failed coup victims: PM

Ankara - Turkey is to rename a bridge over the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul after the victims of the failed July 15 coup bid aimed at unseating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister said on Monday.

Democrats begin convention to nominate Clinton

Philadelphia - Democrats began a four-day meeting in Philadelphia on Monday that will end with the presidential nomination of Hillary Clinton, the first female to lead a major US political party's White House ticket.

Greek PM proposes constitutional change for 'direct democracy'

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday said the constitution should be revised to give Greeks "direct democracy", a say in electing the president and the right to hold referendums on laws."It is time to set aside fear of the people's judgment......

Turkish Airlines fires 211 staff over 'Gulen links' after coup

Istanbul - Turkish Airlines said Monday it had fired 211 employees over suspected links to US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen and behaviour "conflicting with the interest of our country" in the wake of last week's coup.

Philippines' Duterte vows no mercy in crime war

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed Monday to show "no mercy" in his bloody war on crime, warning criminals that priests and human rights advocates cannot protect them from being killed.

Trial opens over murder of Kremlin critic Nemtsov

Moscow - A Moscow military court on Monday began an initial closed-door hearing in the trial of the suspects in the shock murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov last year, a lawyer said.

Sanders blasts 'demogogue' Trump, urges vote for Clinton

Philadelphia - Bernie Sanders urged supporters Monday to vote for his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in order to bar Donald Trump's path to the White House, slamming the Republican as a "demagogue.

Sanders blasts 'demogogue' Trump, urges vote for Clinton

Philadelphia - Bernie Sanders urged supporters Monday to vote for his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in order to bar Donald Trump's path to the White House, slamming the Republican as a "demagogue.

Sanders blasts 'demogogue' Trump, urges vote for Clinton

Philadelphia - Bernie Sanders urged supporters Monday to vote for his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in order to bar Donald Trump's path to the White House, slamming the Republican as a "demagogue.

Turkey targets media in new crackdown after coup

Ankara - Turkish authorities on Monday issued arrest warrants for over 40 journalists in a new phase of the controversial legal crackdown after the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, sparking fresh alarm over the scope of the detentions.

Italian MPs debate controversial cannabis law

Rome - Italian lawmakers began discussing a proposal Monday to authorise the recreational use and growing of cannabis -- a highly inflammatory topic, with the government declining to take sides.

Venezuela about to find out if Maduro recall vote can happen

Caracas - Venezuela's electoral authorities are to announce Tuesday whether moves to stage a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro can go ahead after verifying signatures on an opposition-organized petition.

Amnesty says Turkey coup attempt detainees being tortured

London - Human rights group Amnesty International said Sunday it had "credible evidence" of the abuse and torture of people detained in sweeping arrests since Turkey's July 15 coup attempt.

Nepal's Oli resigns as prime minister

Kathmandu - Nepal's K.P. Sharma Oli resigned as prime minister on Sunday, minutes before facing a no-confidence motion in parliament he was certain to lose, plunging the impoverished, quake-hit nation into fresh turmoil.

Nepal's Oli resigns as prime minister

Kathmandu - Nepal's K.P. Sharma Oli resigned as prime minister on Sunday, minutes before facing a no-confidence motion in parliament he was certain to lose, plunging the impoverished, quake-hit nation into fresh turmoil.

Nepal's Oli resigns as prime minister

Kathmandu - Nepal's K.P. Sharma Oli resigned as prime minister on Sunday, minutes before facing a no-confidence motion in parliament he was certain to lose, plunging the impoverished, quake-hit nation into fresh turmoil.
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