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Metropolitan Hilarion, who heads foreign relations for the Russian Orthodox Church, said Russian Orthodox leaders chose to "break the Eucharistic communion" in response to actions it called "lawless and canonically void". Patriarch Filaret was excommunicated by the Russian Orthodox Church in the dispute with Moscow over the status of the Ukraine Church, but has now been reinstated by the Istanbul clerics.
  • Prospect of Trump-Xi talks raises hope for thaw in trade war

    Prospect of Trump-Xi talks raises hope for thaw in trade war

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    China retaliated last month by putting tariffs ranging from 5 to 10 percent on $60 billion worth of American goods, coming into effect the same day as the American measures. The Chinese trade surplus with Europe was $12.7 billion. Exports increased 14.5 per cent overall in September based on United States dollar values, according to HSBC.
  • Trump can meet Kim after U.S. mid-term polls

    Trump can meet Kim after U.S. mid-term polls

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    However, there are growing calls for easing sanctions. Washington has consistently stressed that sanctions will be remain in place until North Korea relinquishes its nuclear arsenal, with the State Department on Monday insisting that the US and China were "unified" on the pressure campaign against the DPRK .
  • Limo in deadly NY crash recently failed inspection, governor says

    Limo in deadly NY crash recently failed inspection, governor says

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    A vigil was planned Monday night in Amsterdam, where some victims lived. The memorial honored 20 people who died in Saturday's fatal limousine crash in Schoharie, N.Y. Before he owned the company, the Pakistani national was an informant for the FBI, where he conducted an undercover investigation for several months in 2008 and 2009, court records show.
  • Was Khashoggi sent to Istanbul by Embassy in DC?

    Was Khashoggi sent to Istanbul by Embassy in DC?

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    Self-exiled Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing in Istanbul , Turkey , Tuesday after entering the Saudi consulate and apparently never walking back out. DailyMail.com said a friend of the journalist revealed that Mr Khashoggi's encrypted messages had been read after he vanished. Turkish officials later announced that they believed Khashoggi was murdered inside of the consulate and that his body was transported out of the building.
  • Suspect Arrested in Killing of Bulgarian Journalist

    Suspect Arrested in Killing of Bulgarian Journalist

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    The suspect was arrested in Germany on Tuesday, three days after the 30-year-old reporter was found dead in a park in the northern Bulgarian city of Ruse near the River Danube. Following the murder, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov expressed hope the perpetrator would be found. "None of them true", he told a news conference. "We, as a country, did not deserve to be smeared like this.
  • Rand gains on Tito Mboweni's appointment as SA finance minister

    Rand gains on Tito Mboweni's appointment as SA finance minister

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    Ramaphosa "must apply the same consistency with other ministers who continue to serve in his cabinet like Malusi Gigaba, Nomvula Mokonyane, and Bathabile Dlamini", it said. Ramaphosa said he had received a resignation letter from Nene and had made a decision to accept it. It said Nene's conduct in meetings with members of the Gupta family had been "unethical conduct of lying and misleading the public about his relations with the Gupta criminal syndicate".
  • Melania Trump: 'Glad' both Kavanaugh and Ford were heard

    Melania Trump: 'Glad' both Kavanaugh and Ford were heard

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    Pointing to television footage of protesters outside the Capitol, he said their numbers paled in comparison to the thousands of supporters awaiting him in Kansas. "There were many , many false things that were said about a very, very fine man and would have destroyed his family if this didn't happen", Trump said, referring to the confirmation.
  • United Kingdom group Bellingcat: Putin honored poisoning suspect in 2014

    United Kingdom group Bellingcat: Putin honored poisoning suspect in 2014

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    The second of two Russians who Britain says poisoned former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter has been named as a military doctor for Russian intelligence by a United Kingdom investigative website. The father and daughter survived after a lengthy hospital stay in intensive care. The group said it would provide forensic evidence and other information it used to conclude Petrov was Mishkin on Tuesday.
  • At least 11 people die as 5.9 magnitude quake rocks northern Haiti

    At least 11 people die as 5.9 magnitude quake rocks northern Haiti

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    Images of damaged homes and partially destroyed buildings were circulating on social media, but AFP was not immediately able to confirm their authenticity. President Jovenel Moise asked worldwide aid agencies to coordinate with local agencies for better relief operations and urged people to donate blood.
  • William Nordhaus, Paul Romer awarded Nobel Economics Prize

    William Nordhaus, Paul Romer awarded Nobel Economics Prize

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    At its most basic level, the model says the economy needs fuel to function, which in turn creates greenhouse gas emissions that lead to climate change. Romer said that a lot of people ignore climate change as they are under the impression that protecting the environment may be too costly. Apart from this, he obtained an MA and a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1978 and 1983 respectively.
  • Manhunt after two Israelis killed at West Bank factory

    Manhunt after two Israelis killed at West Bank factory

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    Surveillance camera footage broadcast on Israeli television showed a man armed with a rifle fleeing down stairs and running away from the factory. Army spokesman Jonathan Conricus called it a "terrorist attack" but added that other unspecified factors were involved.
  • United States and China have 'fundamental disagreements', says Mike Pompeo

    United States and China have 'fundamental disagreements', says Mike Pompeo

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    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi before their meeting in Beijing on Monday. In a sign of the modest objectives of the trip, Pompeo told a reporter en route to Japan that one of his goals would be to "make sure that we understand what each side is truly trying to achieve", a comment that signaled the two countries were still a long way off from detailed negotiations on verified disarmament.
  • TopStory - Trudeau hails USMCA as trilateral win

    TopStory - Trudeau hails USMCA as trilateral win

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    But the US Congress is not likely to have a vote on the trade pact until next year, according to media reports. All in the past two weeks. Trump again threatened auto tariffs on Canada, calling it the "mother lode". "We limited the damage and preserved our access to the American market". "The European Union - it's been very tough on the United States". TRUMP: "As one primary aspect, it will transform North America back into a manufacturing powerhouse".
  • Pakistan’s Opposition Leader Jailed For 10 Days Ahead Of By

    Pakistan’s Opposition Leader Jailed For 10 Days Ahead Of By

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    In the court, Sharif denied all the allegations and told the court that he had saved billions of rupees in different development project during his term as Punjab chief minister. What remains clear is that Shahbaz Sharif's arrest has added much to the prevailing political tension at a time when the government's austerity measures required political consensus and understanding between the government and the opposition.
  • Western nations accuse Russian Federation of global hacking conspiracy

    Western nations accuse Russian Federation of global hacking conspiracy

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    The Dutch government said the Russians were later found with a auto full of electronic equipment in the vehicle park of a hotel close to the OPCW building. The 29 allies are discussing cybersecurity at talks in Brussels, with the US, Britain, Denmark and the Netherlands due to announce that they will provide offensive cyber-capabilities for use by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
  • Interpol Urges China To Clarify Status On Missing Police Chief

    Interpol Urges China To Clarify Status On Missing Police Chief

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    Meng's wife says she hasn't heard from him since he left the French city of Lyon at the end of September to go to China. The 64-year-old, who is also a vice-minister at China's Ministry of Public Security, was "taken away" for questioning by discipline authorities "as soon as he landed in China" last week, a source said.
  • Interpol chief Meng Hongwei vanishes on trip to China

    Interpol chief Meng Hongwei vanishes on trip to China

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    Meng was appointed head of Interpol in 2016. Other police sources also confirmed the investigation to the Reuters news agency. Meng Hongwei was elected president of Interpol in November 2016. At the time of his appointment, human rights groups expressed concern about the opacity of China's legal system and warned that Beijing could use its clout in Interpol to arrest political dissidents.
  • Melania Trump visits slave dungeon in Ghana

    Melania Trump visits slave dungeon in Ghana

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    She adds that the castle is a "special place". The first lady is visiting Africa on her first big solo worldwide trip, aiming to make child well-being the focus of a five-day, four-country tour. Melania's visit shall also highlight her passion for wildlife and conservation as she takes a trip to the Nairobi National Park in one of the animal orphanages where she will adopt an animal .
  • Putin calls Sergey Skripal a ‘scumbag’ and a ‘traitor to his homeland’

    Putin calls Sergey Skripal a ‘scumbag’ and a ‘traitor to his homeland’

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    Putin with some support from Trump has rejected the conclusions of USA intelligence agencies that the Kremlin interfered in the 2016 presidential election campaign to damage the chances of Democratic contender Hillary Clinton. The two countries will also sign a Rs 39,000-crore deal for the supply of Russian S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems to India. It is to be said that the S-400 missile system is one of the most advanced warfare technology in the world today.
  • Saudi King wouldn't last 'two weeks' without United States support

    Saudi King wouldn't last 'two weeks' without United States support

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    One analyst said the Saudi plan to pump more would not change much. Who knows, but it came shortly after Brent rose its highest level in four years, which seems unlikely to be a coincidence. Brent crude rose almost 2 percent after hitting a four-year high on Wednesday as the market focused on upcoming US sanctions on Iran while shrugging off the year's largest weekly build in USA crude stockpiles and reports of higher Saudi Arabian and Russian production.