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Peace in peril as South Sudan violence spurs split in opposition

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. A peace pact to end more than two years of civil war in oil-producing South Sudan is in jeopardy as one faction of the armed opposition moves to replace Vice President Riek Machar. A delegation representing Machar in the capital, Juba, say they’re replacing him with Mining...


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ASEAN fails to single out China over South China Sea at meeting

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. Southeast Asian nations failed to take a tough stance on maritime disputes in their first meeting after an international tribunal rejected China’s claim to exclusive control of most of the South China Sea. Foreign ministers from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian...


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Syrian asylum seeker detonates explosive in Germany, kills self, wounds 12

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. BERLIN - German authorities probed the background Monday of a Syrian bomber who was scheduled to be deported and set off an explosive-laden backpack outside a music festival, killing himself and wounding 12 others in latest violence to rock Europe. Police were still...


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Scots independence mooted by Sturgeon over 'hard Brexit' concern

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the U.K. seems to be heading for “a future outside the single market, with only limited access” following last month’s Brexit vote and said independence may be Scotland’s best option for stability. The Scottish National Party leader...


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Merkel government urges restraint after spate of killings

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government urged restraint after an unprecedented series of deadly attacks in Germany that triggered anxiety over terrorism linked to the flow of refugees into the country. German authorities worked Monday to piece together the motives behind four...


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The Latest: EU spokesman acknowledges gun law loopholes

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ANSBACH, Germany (AP) — The Latest on a series of attacks in Germany in the past week (all times local): 3:45 p.m. A European Union spokesman has acknowledged “serious loopholes” in the bloc’s current rules on the acquisition and possession of firearms, but said the EU’s executive has submitted...


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Gloss comes off Dubai as oil woes spill into expat promised land

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. Kier Riemersma and his wife sat down a few months ago to make a difficult decision. The American couple, who lived in Dubai for over a decade, would wind down his real estate business and move back home to Denver, Colorado. “Frankly, we struggled in the past year and half,”...


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Amid growing Asian storm, US seeks quieter touch with China over sea dispute

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. BEIJING - National Security Adviser Susan Rice was in Beijing on Monday to talk about the South China Sea, the scene of a deepening territorial dispute that pits China against some of Washington’s most important Southeast Asian allies. But Rice did not talk about the...


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May pledges to 'reform capitalism' in wake of BHS collapse

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is aiming to reform capitalism in the wake of corporate failures including the collapse of retail chain BHS, her spokeswoman told reporters. A report by lawmakers published Monday blamed BHS’s former owner, retail billionaire Philip Green, for...


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Bombing raises fears of sectarian violence in Afghanistan

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday ordered a 10-day ban on public protests after a suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State killed more than 80 people and wounded hundreds at a peaceful demonstration here Saturday. The protesters, mostly...


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