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Russia: Allegations Against Butina Are 'Unfounded' The Kremlin said Friday that the allegations against the Russian woman who pleaded guilty in a U.S. court to being a spy are "unfounded." Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday,"We consider the accusations against her as absolutely unfounded." Russia
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Vietnam Given Best Odds to Gain from Sino-US Trade Dispute The worlds largest contract assembler of consumer electronics, Foxconn Technology, as well as a prominent producer of wireless earphones may be in talks to locate production in Vietnam, instead of the once more obvious choice, China, to escape the Sino-U.
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China to Suspend Further Tariffs on U.S.-Made Cars Chinas finance ministry said Friday it will suspend additional tariffs on U.S.-made vehicles and auto parts for three months starting Jan. 1, 2019. The government will suspend 25 percent tariffs on 144 U.S. vehicle and auto part items and 5 percent tariff
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Swedish Parliament Again Rejects Proposed Government Swedish lawmakers Friday rejected proposals for caretaker Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to form a center-left government, more than three months after elections that left the country in political limbo. The Riksdagen voted 200-116 to reject a minority coal
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Italy Cuts Deficit Target, Hedges on Growth Forecast The Italian government is happy it could lower its deficit target for next year, Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said Friday, although he also said economic growth may be smaller than forecast. The government wanted to avoid disciplinary action by the
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Israeli Troops Arrest dozens in West Bank A Hamas official in the West Bank says Israeli forces have arrested dozens of Hamas activists, including lawmakers, in overnight raids. The arrests come in the wake of a pair of deadly shootings this week believed to have been carried out by Hamas activis
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Syrian Kurdish-Led Fighters Take Last IS-Held Town U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led fighters captured the last town held by the Islamic State group Friday, after days of intense battles in the militants single remaining enclave in eastern Syria, activists said. The fall of Hajin is a blow to the extremists. The t
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Death of Iranian Dissident Hunger Striker Draws Rights Activists Outrage The death of a previously little-known Iranian dissident who was on a hunger strike to protest his detention by Iran has sparked an outcry from rights activists and other social media users. Family members told VOA Persian that prison authorities in the n
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Rebuffed in Brussels, Wounded at Home: Brexit Turmoil Deepens for May British Prime Minister Theresa May is struggling to persuade European leaders to renegotiate Britains deal to leave the European Union. A big majority of British MPs have said they will vote down the agreement if May doesnt secure concessions on the so-ca
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Rebuffed in Brussels, Wounded at Home: Brexit Turmoil Deepens for British PM British Prime Minister Theresa May is struggling to persuade European leaders to renegotiate the deal to leave the European Union. A majority of MPs have said they will vote down the agreement if May doesn't secure concessions on the Irish backstop, but E
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