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Saudi teen granted asylum in Canada says she's one of the lucky women who escaped

(CNN)The Saudi teenager who fled her family and was granted asylum in Canada said Tuesday that she was fortunate to have escaped. But many other young women in Saudi Arabia like her are not able to get away and take control of their lives, Rahaf Mohammed, 18, said at a press conference Tuesday.

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Nairobi attack: hotel complex hit by gunfire and explosions

Blasts and heavy gunfire have rocked an upmarket complex in Kenya’s capital, where witnesses and police at the scene say a terror attack is under way. Hundreds of people ran from the scene in Nairobi as armed men entered the complex and exchanged fire with security forces after a car bomb was detona

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Slovak prosecutor fired for contacts with suspect in journalist murder

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovakia’s top prosecutor fired his deputy on Tuesday after he admitted having had online contacts with a woman held in custody on suspicion of ordering the murder of an investigative journalist.

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European nations weigh impact of Brexit on drug supplies

FRANKFURT/DUBLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s drug safety regulator has concluded that Brexit will not put its patients at risk of losing access to essential drugs while Ireland has drawn up a watch list of some 24 medicines whose supply would be most vulnerable if Britain crashes out without a divorce dea

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Why Alphabet Chose a Different Path for Malta

Alphabet Updates: Lawsuits, EU Expansion, Malta, and Verily(Continued from Prior Part)## Malta decides to strike out on its ownProjects that leave Alphabet’s (GOOGL) X experimental factory have mostly gone on to become standalone companies within the Alphabet corporate family. But Malta, the initiat

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Israeli team scanning Danube river for remains of Holocaust victims

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - An Israel recovery team began mapping out the floor of the Danube in Budapest on Tuesday in search of the remains of Holocaust victims murdered on the riverbank in 1944 and 1945.

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Brazil's Bolsonaro signs decree making it easier to keep guns at home

Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, has signed a decree making it easier for citizens to keep a firearm at home in a country with one of the world’s highest murder rates and a record 63,880 intentional violent deaths a year.

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Mexico president says will address theft from oil platforms

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday that there had been “acts of sabotage” and theft from oil drilling platforms and that his government would address the problem as part of a crackdown on fuel theft.

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German court throws out Qualcomm's latest patent case against Apple

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A patent lawsuit filed by Qualcomm Inc against Apple Inc was thrown out by a German court on Tuesday, in a reversal for the U.S. chipmaker after it won a recent court ban on the sale of some iPhones in the country.

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Justin Trudeau Lookalike Discovered in Afghanistan Talent Show: 'The Resemblance Has Boosted My Chances of Winning by 50%'

When he won the support of voters to become prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau’s youthful good looks and easy charm were touted as key weapons that allowed him to best his rivals.

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Fearing for Saudi teen's safety, Canada refugee agency hires guard

TORONTO (Reuters) - Amid threats to the safety of Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed, who was granted asylum in Canada, the Toronto agency helping her has hired a security guard to ensure “she is never alone” as she starts a normal life, its executive director said on Tuesday.

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Turkey: Could the US damage its economy?

President Trump has said the US will "devastate Turkey economically" if Ankara decides to attack Kurdish groups in Syria. Mr Trump was referring to his plan to pull US forces out of Syria, where they have been fighting alongside a Kurdish militia against the Islamic State (IS) group.

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Britain Before Brexit: a portrait of Greater London and its people

Britain is divided, by 12 regions, a statistical arrangement designed to help governments see the life of the population in graphs, charts, and tables. I’m looking at Britain through these regions too, but not statistically, not through numbers that ignore the brilliant details of everyday life, but

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Grace Millane: suspect pleads not guilty to murdering British backpacker

The New Zealand man accused of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane has pleaded not guilty at Auckland’s high court. The 27-year-old man, whose name has been suppressed by the court, appeared in court on Wednesday morning, his second appearance since his arrest in December last year.

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My wife's Iran prison hunger strike is an act of despair, not defiance

How does it feel when your wife is on hunger strike? It is fine to support their right to do it in theory. It feels different as the days roll on. Nazanin and I had a long autumn. She regularly despaired that nothing was moving, warned that she couldn’t cope anymore stuck in an unjust imprisonment w

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France seeks Renault board meeting to replace Ghosn - sources

PARIS (Reuters) - The French government is moving to dismiss Renault's (RENA.PA) scandal-hit Chairman and Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn and has requested a board meeting to consider candidates to replace him, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

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Asian Stocks Set for Mixed Start; Pound Steady: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) -- Sign up for China Rising, a new weekly dispatch on where China stands now and where it's going next. The rally that drove Asian equities to a six-week high looked set to stall Wednesday, with futures indicating a mixed start to trading. The pound steadied after U.K. politicians voted

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Portugal’s only rural Jewish community seeks a seat at the table

BELMONTE, Portugal (JTA) — To a casual observer, the weekend routines of the Jewish community of this placid town of about 6,000 in eastern Portugal are deceptively normal. There are Shabbat services at the local synagogue on Friday night and Saturday morning, and receptions at the local Jewish muse

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The world's most closely watched China analyst explains the '5 second indicator' that'll tell you when the country's financial crisis is over

She came down on the latter side, and said if stimulus measures do work, they will take around a year to make a positive impact on the economy. Chu also explained a "five-second indicator" that will tell us when the slowdown is over.

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China smells weakness – so it’s picking on Canada

Brian Lee Crowley is managing director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. The battle with China over the extradition case of Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, is not one that Canada chose. It is increasingly clear, however, that it is one that we cannot afford to lose, since China evi

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