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Congress rejects Obama veto, Saudi September 11 bill becomes law

“If you’re perceived as voting against 9/11 families right before an election, not surprisingly, that’s a hard vote for people to take. But it would have been the right thing to do,” he said on CNN. Obama’s 11 previous vetoes

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OPEC agrees to cut oil production for the first time in 8 years

OPEC has finally agreed to cut oil production. It would be the first time in eight years that the oil cartel would lower output. The agreement was reached on Wednesday at a meeting in Algiers. Oil prices surged more than

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Former Israeli PM and president Shimon Peres dies aged 93 following a stroke two weeks ago

The former Israeli PM and president, Shimon Peres, has died aged 93. He suffered a stroke two weeks ago and his condition improved before a sudden deterioration on Tuesday. His son Chemi led tributes to “one of the founding fathers

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‘Deeply disappointed’ Allardyce forced to leave England job

Sam Allardyce’s reign as England manager came to a humiliating end on Tuesday as he departed after just 67 days in charge following his controversial comments in a newspaper sting. Allardyce’s reign was sensationally brought to a close as he

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Panama sends U.S. extradition request for ex-president Martinelli

Panama has sent the U.S. Department of State an extradition request for former President Ricardo Martinelli to be returned to the Central American nation, a spokesman for Panama’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. Martinelli, who is accused of using public

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Syrian government launches Aleppo ground attack

Syrian government forces and their allies attacked the opposition-held sector of Aleppo on several fronts on Tuesday, the biggest ground assault yet in a massive new military campaign that has destroyed a U.S.-backed ceasefire. The United States says the assault

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Islamic militant gets 9 years in prison for destroying ancient shrines

The International Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced Islamic militant Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi to nine years of imprisonment for destroying ancient shrines in Mali. Mahdi, believed to be a member of al Qaeda affiliateAnsar Dine in Mali, pleaded guilty to war

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President Obama says the debate showed Donald Trump doesn’t have the “preparation” or “temperament”

President Barack Obama said Tuesday the first presidential debate left him worried about the positions Donald Trump has espoused on nuclear weapons and climate change. Watching the showdown from the White House Treaty Room, Obama said he enjoyed a “pretty

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The health of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres has deteriorated, official says

The health of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres has deteriorated, Israel’s interior minister said Tuesday, two weeks after Peres suffered a stroke. The visibly shaken minister, Aryeh Deri, told reporters at a Tel Aviv hospital that he

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Fact-checking the presidential debate between Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump

The first presidential debate got heated pretty quickly as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton took the stage together for the first time. Here are the big moments you may have missed. (Photo: Rick T. Wilking, AP) A running compilation of

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