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The Latest: Turkey says Kurdish referendum plans illegal

Iraq Islamic State

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq (all times local): 21:00 Turkey’s highest security body has branded as “illegal and unacceptable” plans by Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region to hold a referendum on independence. A statement issued after a three hour-long National Security...


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Hurricane pushes long-suffering Puerto Rico to the edge

Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A tired and discouraged Rosa Maria Almonte cleaned steel pots with bleach inside her darkened cafe as her daughter cooked up rice, beans and pork chops on a gas stove to feed people desperate for a hot meal in their storm-ravaged city. She has run El Buen Cafe for 21...


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Brazil presidential bid by finance minister on hold, for now

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Brazil’s Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles wants to throw his name into next year’s presidential race but realized there are still too many unknowns to do so now, according to five people with knowledge of his thinking. Meirelles will only bid for the country’s top job with a...


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US families got fake orders to leave South Korea. Now counterintelligence is involved.

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Army counterintelligence officials in South Korea are investigating fake mobile alerts and social media messages warning American military families and Defense Department personnel of orders to evacuate the volatile peninsula on Thursday. U.S. Forces Korea “did NOT...


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Muslim and proud, London mayor is unfazed by Trump or terror

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver from Pakistan, is on a mission to ensure London remains a prosperous multicultural melting pot after Britain completes its retreat from the European Union. As the first Muslim mayor of a western capital, Khan says he’s got too much to prove...


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Cuban official: Still no clue on US diplomat health mystery

United Nations General Assembly

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Cuba so far hasn’t unearthed any information about who or what caused a mysterious series of health incidents that have affected U.S. and Canadian diplomats in Havana, its top diplomat said Friday. Foreign Minister Eduardo Rodriguez Parrilla told the U.N. General Assembly that...


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Uber losing battle in London after regulator revokes license

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Uber Technologies was struck with a stunning rebuke in London, where regulators revoked its license to operate and chastised its corporate culture, adding to the expansive list of controversies facing the beleaguered ride-hailing company. London is one of Uber’s largest and...


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Pakistan: Death toll from India attack in Kashmir rises to 6

SULERIA, Pakistan (AP) — At least six Pakistani villagers were killed and 26 were wounded in an overnight attack by India in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, Pakistan’s military said Friday, adding that hundreds of villagers were forced to move to safer places. The Indian army said in a...


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A new opposition leader emerges in the France of Emmanuel Macron

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. PARIS - He may not have won the battle, but he could still win the war. At first glance, Jean-Luc Mélenchon - the far leftist who ran an unsuccessful campaign for the French presidency earlier this year - may seem something of a caricature. The 66-year-old Trotskyist...


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Singapore seen as top spot to launch global cyber attacks

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Singapore has overtaken nations including the U.S., Russia and China as the country launching the most cyber attacks globally, according to Israeli data security firm Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. The company, whose software tracks an average of eight to 10 million...


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