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Canada’s Freeland Won’t Rejoin NAFTA Talks Yet

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Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Wednesday said officials needed to do more work before she could hold fresh talks with the United States on renewing NAFTA as time runs out to reach a deal. A well-placed source had earlier told Reuters that Freeland planned to return to Washington for more talks Thursday with U.S. […]

Putin Proposes Peace Treaty With Japan Before Year’s End

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that he wanted to sign a formal peace treaty with Japan ending hostilities from World War II by the end of the year without conditions. Seventy-three years after the war concluded, the two countries remain technically at war because of a territorial dispute over four Pacific islands. “Let us […]

Renoir Stolen by Nazis Returned to Jewish Family

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A Renoir masterpiece stolen by the Nazis in World War II is back in the hands of the Jewish family who owned it. Sylvie Sulitzer, granddaughter of the original owner, received the painting, “Two Women in a Garden,” at a ceremony Wednesday at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York. “I’m very thankful to […]

European NATO Jets Showcase Unified Russian Deterrence

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British, French and German fighter jets simulated flight interceptions over Western Europe on Wednesday as part of NATO drills to deter Russian planes from entering allied airspace and to showcase European efforts to integrate their air defenses.. Fighter pilots carrying air-to-air missiles from 10 NATO nations took turns to simulate the interception of a Belgian […]

Planned Parenthood Picks Physician, Immigrant as New President

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Planned Parenthood has picked a first-generation Chinese immigrant and, for the first time in some 50 years, a physician to lead the beleaguered organization. Leana Wen was an emergency room doctor before she left to become health commissioner for the city of Baltimore. In a video released Wednesday by Planned Parenthood, Wen talks about how […]

Accused Abroad, Russians Become Celebrities at Home

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The last time Britain accused two Russians of an assassination, one of them ended up in the Russian parliament. The case of Andrei Lugovoi, a key suspect in the 2006 killing of ex-KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko, shows how the two alleged Russian military intelligence operatives accused by Britain of poisoning ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal could […]

Surge of Families, Arrests at US-Mexico Border in August

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The Border Patrol arrested dramatically more immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border in August compared with previous months in a spike that a Trump administration official said Wednesday was the result of legal loopholes allowing parents and children to avoid immediate deportation to their homelands in Central America. The number of families arriving at the […]

Egypt Says E.coli Led to Two British Tourists’ Deaths

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Tests showed that E.coli bacteria were behind the deaths of two British tourists in a hotel in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Hurghada, the country’s chief prosecutor said Wednesday. The statement by prosecutor Nabil Sadek came a week after travel company Thomas Cook said that there was a “high level of E.coli and staphylococcus bacteria” […]

‘Nobody Likes The Truth,’ says Veteran Serbian Human Rights Activist

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Nataša Kandić, the formidable Serbian human rights campaigner and Nobel Peace prize nominee, shrugs. “Nobody likes the truth,” she says. For almost three decades Kandić has been a thorn in the side of those who butchered, raped and tortured during the Balkans wars of the 1990s. She documented abuses and massacres. She protested what was […]

EU Lawmakers Vote to Sanction Hungary for Eroding Democracy

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European Union legislators took the unprecedented step Wednesday to begin process of imposing sanctions on Hungary for presenting a “systematic threat” to the bloc’s Democratic values. The European Parliament voted 448-197 to launch an Article Seven process, which could result in the suspension of Hungary’s EU voting rights. The vote dealt a serious blow to […]