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Mexico presidential front-runner taps finance minister choice

The front-runner for Mexico's 2018 presidential election on Thursday said U.S.-trained economist Carlos Manuel Urzua was his choice for finance minister if he won the July election.

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EU agrees to extend economic sanctions on Russia until mid-2018

European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to prolong for another six months the bloc's economic sanctions on Russia, imposed over the annexation of Ukraine's peninsula of Crimea and Moscow's suppor...

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Argentina Congress suspends pension reform vote due to protests

Argentina's lower house on Thursday suspended a vote on President Mauricio Macri's pension reform plan, after the debate became a shouting match and protesters and police clashed violently outside&...

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U.S. jets fire flares to warn Russian jets in Syria

Two U.S. F-22 fighter aircraft fired warning flares on Wednesday after two Russian Su-25 jets entered an agreed upon deconfliction area in airspace east of the Euphrates river in Syria, the U.S.&he...

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U.N. calls Syria talks a 'big missed opportunity', seeks new ideas

A round of Syria peace talks that ended on Thursday was a big missed opportunity, but there may be a new round next month if new ideas can be found to encourage President Bashar al-Assad's governme...

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In first, U.S. presents its evidence of Iran weaponry from Yemen

The United States on Thursday presented for the first time pieces of what it said were Iranian weapons supplied to the Iran-aligned Houthi militia in Yemen, describing it as conclusive evidence tha...

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Saudis welcome U.N. report, U.S. stand on Iran's missile supplies to H

Saudi Arabia on Thursday welcomed a United Nations report and a U.S. stand on Iran's missile supplies to Yemen's Houthis and demanded immediate action to hold Tehran accountable for its actions, st...

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More than 20 Islamic State militants killed in Syria: U.S.-led coaliti

A Pentagon-backed rebel group and the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State killed more than 20 Islamic State fighters and detained a number of militants in the southern Syrian desert near a ba...

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Saudis welcome U.N. report, U.S. stand on Iran's missile supplies to Y

Saudi Arabia on Thursday welcomed a United Nations report and a U.S. stand on Iran's missile supplies to Yemen's Houthis and demanded immediate action to hold Tehran accountable for its actions, st...

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Kenya president's election campaign used firm hired by Trump: privacy

In the run-up to Kenya's August presidential election, the ruling party used divisive social media campaigns created by a U.S. company whose previous clients include President Donald Trump, a Brita...

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'Bad news for our enemies': EU launches defense pact

European Union nations, now unfettered by Britain's decision to quit, achieved a 70-year-old ambition on Thursday to integrate their defenses, launching a pact between 25 EU governments to fund,&he...

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Chile presidential hopefuls wrap up campaigning ahead of Sunday vote

Chile's presidential hopefuls were to wrap up campaigning on Thursday, three days ahead of a tight runoff election whose outcome will determine whether the world's top copper producer will turn to ...

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