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Ukraine is an afterthought in Washington’s impeachment drama

Ukraine is an afterthought in Washington’s impeachment drama

SUMMARY: ADYou wouldn’t blame Ukraine for feeling like an afterthought in impeachment.

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New acting Homeland Security secretary Chad Wolf visits border in El Paso

New acting Homeland Security secretary Chad Wolf visits border in El Paso

SUMMARY: Wolf became acting Homeland Security secretary on Nov. 13, succeeding Kevin McAleenan, who had been acting secretary since April.

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Valerie Jarrett: Trump impeachment inquiry requires Republicans to do some soul-searching

Valerie Jarrett: Trump impeachment inquiry requires Republicans to do some soul-searching

SUMMARY: A Democratic-led inquiry is trying to determine whether President Donald Trump improperly put pressure on Ukraine to force the country to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Cloned police dogs welcomed to Beijing's security forces in China

Cloned police dogs welcomed to Beijing's security forces in China

SUMMARY: Beijing Municipal Public Security BureauBeijing — The police force in China's capital welcomed six new recruits this week at a special ceremony.

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'Radical and ambitious': Britain's Labour to unveil election platform

'Radical and ambitious': Britain's Labour to unveil election platform

SUMMARY: BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will unveil his opposition party’s election manifesto on Thursday, setting out how in government he wants to transform Britain with “the most radical and ambitious plan” in decades.

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Australians shelter from bushfires as political heat climbs

Australians shelter from bushfires as political heat climbs

SUMMARY: “Climate change is a global phenomenon, and we’re doing our bit as part of the response to climate change,” Morrison told ABC radio.

reuters
Visiting Thailand, Pope condemns exploitation of women and children

Visiting Thailand, Pope condemns exploitation of women and children

SUMMARY: Well-wishers wait to greet Pope Francis during his visit to St. Louis church in Bangkok, Thailand, November 21, 2019.

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U.S. businesses take minimum wage hikes, added sick leave to court

U.S. businesses take minimum wage hikes, added sick leave to court

SUMMARY: Dallas, Austin and San Antonio have approved laws mandating that businesses allow paid sick leave -- and all were challenged in court.

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British Airways flights are being delayed due to a 'technical issue'

British Airways flights are being delayed due to a 'technical issue'

SUMMARY: An unknown number of British Airways flights have been delayed in what the airline has blamed on a "technical issue."

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Ukraine accuses Russia of returning ships 'stripped of toilets'

Ukraine accuses Russia of returning ships 'stripped of toilets'

SUMMARY: Ukraine said that as they sailed towards the Kerch Strait, they were intercepted by Russians ships, which rammed the tug.

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China invited US negotiators to Beijing for round of trade talks

China invited US negotiators to Beijing for round of trade talks

SUMMARY: The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative was not immediately available for comment when contacted by CNBC on Thursday morning.

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U.N. Security Council members rebuke U.S. policy shift on Israeli settlements

U.N. Security Council members rebuke U.S. policy shift on Israeli settlements

SUMMARY: Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The members of the U.N. Security Council strongly rebuked the United States for its announcement that it will no longer consider Israeli settlements to be illegal under international law.

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China warns US Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act would bring "strong countermeasures" for "interfering" with Beijing

China warns US Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act would bring "strong countermeasures" for "interfering" with Beijing

SUMMARY: Riot police stand guard on a bridge in front of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University where dozens of pro-democracy protesters remain holed up inside, in the Hung Hom district of Hong Kong on November 21, 2019.

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OECD sees global growth at decade-low, blames governments' indecision

OECD sees global growth at decade-low, blames governments' indecision

SUMMARY: Guests arrive at the presentation of the candidacies for the 2020 World Expo, at the OECD headquarters on November 27, 2013 in Paris, France.

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Unfinished business in the birthplace of Sudan's revolution

Unfinished business in the birthplace of Sudan's revolution

SUMMARY: RESISTANCE COMMITTEESThe protesters have formed resistance committees, which helped maintain the uprising and now want a say in their city.

reuters
Kremlin confident in Serbia relations despite video of spy cash exchange

Kremlin confident in Serbia relations despite video of spy cash exchange

SUMMARY: Nothing can influence that,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday.

reuters
Sri Lanka's ruling siblings: New president swears in his brother as PM

Sri Lanka's ruling siblings: New president swears in his brother as PM

SUMMARY: COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka’s newly elected president Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday swore in his elder brother, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, as prime minister, cementing the powerful family’s political comeback.

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Protesters stay holed up on Hong Kong campus, surrounded by riot police

Protesters stay holed up on Hong Kong campus, surrounded by riot police

SUMMARY: Helmets of protesters are left behind in Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, China November 21, 2019.

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Explainer: U.S. legislation on Hong Kong: what does it mean?

Explainer: U.S. legislation on Hong Kong: what does it mean?

SUMMARY: Officials responsible for human rights violations in Hong Kong could also be sanctioned under the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act.

reuters
North Korea says 'pointless' for Kim to attend South Korea ASEAN summit

North Korea says 'pointless' for Kim to attend South Korea ASEAN summit

SUMMARY: SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea rejected an invitation for leader Kim Jong Un to attend a planned summit in South Korea next week with Southeast Asian nations, saying it would be “pointless” due to strained ties with Seoul, North Korean state media reported on Thursday.

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