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Spain could allow referendums, says FM


Spain is considering constitutional changes that could allow its regions to hold referendums on independence in the future, the foreign minister says.

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Trump lands in China for talks with Xi amid N Korea tensions


US President Donald Trump has landed in China for talks likely to be dominated by tensions over North Korea.

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U.S. withdraws from extractive industries anti-corruption effort

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The United States has withdrawn as an implementing country from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), an international effort to fight corruption in managing revenues from oil, gas and mineral extraction.

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Against the backdrop of 117 murders so far this year in the Bahamas, the country has a new top cop.

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New York truck attack: Suspect ‘inspired by Islamic State’


The man accused of killing eight people in New York by driving a truck down a cycle lane was inspired by the Islamic State (IS) group, police say.

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Puigdemont ‘will not return’ to Spain for questioning


Sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont will not return to Spain to answer charges including rebellion, his Belgian lawyer has said.

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120K Instagrams by Russian election attackers hit 20M Americans


Facebook detailed the extent of Russia’s election interference campaign on Instagram today during its second congressional hearing. Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch said that 120,000 posts by Russian election attackers reached 16 million Americans from October through the election, and the posts reached an additional 4 million Americans prior to ...

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There’s a huge gap between the Paris climate change goals and reality

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In 2015 in Paris, the countries of the world agreed to hold the rise in global average temperatures to “well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.”

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St Vincent Says It Cooperated With US Authorities In Probe That Led to Indictments


Vincentian authorities say they’ve been cooperating with their United States counterparts in the probe that led to the indictment of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort and former business associate, Rick Gates yesterday.

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Barbados Gets IDB Loan to Strengthen Global Tourism Presence


With support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Barbados will increase the appeal of its tourism attractions, with a focus on encouraging more spending by visitors on its unique heritage and cultural products, enhancing the digital visibility of Barbados in the global tourism market, and increasing the country’s international aviation ...

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