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Germany halts arms deals with Saudi Arabia, encourages allies to do the same

«Arms exports can’t take place in the current circumstances,» German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday.
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Germany halts arms deals with Saudi Arabia, encourages allies to do the same

«Arms exports can’t take place in the current circumstances,» German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday.

Germany to its allies: We’ll halt future arms sales to Saudi Arabia until we have clarity on Khashoggi (and so should you)

«Arms exports can’t take place in the current circumstances,» German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday.
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Germany to its allies: We’ll halt future arms sales to Saudi Arabia until we have clarity on Khashoggi (and so should you)

«Arms exports can’t take place in the current circumstances,» German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday.

The despair at the heart of Afghanistan’s election

This weekend's parliamentary vote was marred by violence, problems at the polls and a widespread sense that the country is nearing a point of no return.
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The despair at the heart of Afghanistan’s election

This weekend's parliamentary vote was marred by violence, problems at the polls and a widespread sense that the country is nearing a point of no return.

9 key questions Saudi Arabia hasn’t answered about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi

The kingdom has admitted the journalist is dead, but its statement raises big questions about what actually happened and why.
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9 key questions Saudi Arabia hasn’t answered about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi

The kingdom has admitted the journalist is dead, but its statement raises big questions about what actually happened and why.

The military draft is making a comeback in Europe

European countries thought conscription was a relic of the past. But tensions rise with Russia, several are bringing back mandatory military service.
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The military draft is making a comeback in Europe

European countries thought conscription was a relic of the past. But tensions rise with Russia, several are bringing back mandatory military service.

New leader of Quebec wants to bar public servants from wearing religious symbols at work

The once-fiercely Catholic province has for decades struggled with how to accommodate religious minorities.
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New leader of Quebec wants to bar public servants from wearing religious symbols at work

The once-fiercely Catholic province has for decades struggled with how to accommodate religious minorities.

In his last column, Jamal Khashoggi referred to Radio Free Europe. Here’s what that means.

Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi issued a powerful plea for freedom of expression in the Middle East.
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In his last column, Jamal Khashoggi referred to Radio Free Europe. Here’s what that means.

Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi issued a powerful plea for freedom of expression in the Middle East.

‘Please repeat the question’: In Britain’s Parliament, two English speakers struggle to communicate

A Scottish accent leads to confusion in Britain's House of Commons.

Eastern Europe is trying to break its dependence on Russian gas. Western Europe is doing the opposite.

Will a gas pipeline help Europe repair its relations with Moscow — or make it more susceptible to Russian interference? That question is dividing the continent.
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Eastern Europe is trying to break its dependence on Russian gas. Western Europe is doing the opposite.

Will a gas pipeline help Europe repair its relations with Moscow — or make it more susceptible to Russian interference? That question is dividing the continent.

Hungary bans homeless people from living in public spaces, in law described as ‘cruel’ by the U.N.

Hungary argues that it offers sufficient space in emergency shelters to accommodate all individuals without a home.
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Hungary bans homeless people from living in public spaces, in law described as ‘cruel’ by the U.N.

Hungary argues that it offers sufficient space in emergency shelters to accommodate all individuals without a home.

The orphans left behind by the Islamic State

In orphanages in Baghdad and Mosul, children born to both foreign and local fighters are learning to cope with abandonment and reentry into a society they can hardly understand.
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The orphans left behind by the Islamic State

In orphanages in Baghdad and Mosul, children born to both foreign and local fighters are learning to cope with abandonment and reentry into a society they can hardly understand.

If Australia moves its embassy to Jerusalem, it could put an $11 billion trade deal at risk

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters this week that he was “open-minded” about such a move.
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If Australia moves its embassy to Jerusalem, it could put an $11 billion trade deal at risk

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters this week that he was “open-minded” about such a move.

Nine issues Mike Pompeo could press the Saudi leadership on while he is in Riyadh

“States such as the USA ... have remained silent for far too long," one human rights organization has stated.
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Nine issues Mike Pompeo could press the Saudi leadership on while he is in Riyadh

“States such as the USA ... have remained silent for far too long," one human rights organization has stated.

British Parliament is populated by bullies, gropers and sexual harassers, says government report

The House of Commons is is populated by members of Parliament and their senior staffs who are groping, vulgar, serial sexual harassers, says independent inquiry.
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British Parliament is populated by bullies, gropers and sexual harassers, says government report

The House of Commons is is populated by members of Parliament and their senior staffs who are groping, vulgar, serial sexual harassers, says independent inquiry.

At least one kidnapped aid worker in Nigeria has been killed by Boko Haram

The International Committee of the Red Cross had issued an urgent plea for help from the government and asked the militant group to show mercy.
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At least one kidnapped aid worker in Nigeria has been killed by Boko Haram

The International Committee of the Red Cross had issued an urgent plea for help from the government and asked the militant group to show mercy.

Trump is reluctant to give up Saudi deals over Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance. So is Europe.

Europe's cautious response raises the stakes for any decision President Trump will ultimately have to make.
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Trump is reluctant to give up Saudi deals over Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance. So is Europe.

Europe's cautious response raises the stakes for any decision President Trump will ultimately have to make.

Kremlin suggests Trump misspoke when he said Putin was involved in assassinations

“I wouldn’t make the assessment that Trump allowed that possibility,” said Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for the Russian president.
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Kremlin suggests Trump misspoke when he said Putin was involved in assassinations

“I wouldn’t make the assessment that Trump allowed that possibility,” said Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for the Russian president.