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Trump criticised for tweet on London mayor after bridge attacks

By Yeganeh Torbati and David Shepardson | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump came under fire on Sunday for criticizing London’s mayor in the aftermath of attacks in the city that killed seven people and injured at least 48 others. In a tweet, Trump seized on comments by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who said Britons should not be alarmed to ...

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China upset at Mattis' 'irresponsible remarks' on South China Sea

SHANGHAI China has expressed its strong dissatisfaction with what it labelled “irresponsible remarks” on the South China Sea by U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis during a security forum at the weekend. Mattis accused China of having contempt for other nations’ interests and disregarding international law. He told the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore that the construction and militarisation of ...

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Trump supporters confront counter-protests in Portland, Oregon

By Terray Sylvester | PORTLAND, Ore. PORTLAND, Ore. Riot police turned out in force in downtown Portland on Sunday to maintain order as supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump faced off in duelling political rallies, a week after racially charged killings that shook Oregon’s largest city. The Trump Free Speech Rally drew hundreds of demonstrators to a public square ...

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Polls close in key Mexican vote, both main contenders declare victory

By Anthony Esposito | TEXCOCO, Mexico TEXCOCO, Mexico Mexico’s ruling party was in a neck-and-neck race with its main leftist rival for control of the country’s biggest state on Sunday, with both sides claiming victory in an election that could sway the outcome of next year’s presidential contest. Polls closed at 6:00 p.m. (2300 GMT) in the State of Mexico, ...

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Sovereign investors raise property holdings, wary of UK on Brexit

By Claire Milhench | LONDON LONDON Sovereign investors are raising their property exposure at the expense of low-yielding bonds in an attempt to boost returns, but Brexit is seen as a significant negative for all UK investments, a study by asset manager Invesco showed. The annual report, published on Monday and based on interviews with 97 sovereign wealth funds, state ...

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Sovereign investors raise property holdings, wary of UK on Brexit

By Claire Milhench | LONDON LONDON Sovereign investors are raising their property exposure at the expense of low-yielding bonds in an attempt to boost returns, but Brexit is seen as a significant negative for all UK investments, a study by asset manager Invesco showed. The annual report, published on Monday and based on interviews with 97 sovereign wealth funds, state ...

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North Korea rejects new sanctions, to continue weapons programme – KCNA

SEOUL North Korea “fully rejects” the latest round of sanctions against its citizens and entities by the United Nations and will continue its weapons development, its official KCNA news agency said on Sunday. The U.N. Security Council on Friday expanded targeted sanctions against North Korea after its repeated missile tests, adopting the first such resolution agreed by the United States ...

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Iran's leader lashes out at Trump, Saudis for anti-Tehran alliance

LONDON Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei lashed out on Sunday against U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia’s leaders for their new regional alliance against Tehran, saying it would bear no fruit. Trump singled out Iran as a key source of funding and support for militant groups during his visit to Saudi Arabia in late May, two days after ...

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Putin's dinner with Michael Flynn – 'I didn't even really talk to him'

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin hardly spoke at all with former U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn when they sat together at a Moscow dinner in 2015, NBC News quoted the Kremlin leader as saying on Sunday. Flynn’s ties to Moscow are under scrutiny in the United States amid allegations of possible Russian interference in the 2016 election. An oft-published ...

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Syrian army advances against Islamic State in Aleppo province – state media, monitor

BEIRUT The Syrian army and allied forces captured the last major town held by Islamic State in Aleppo province on Sunday, state media and a war monitoring group said. State-run news agency SANA said army units made strategic gains in the rural east of the province. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitoring group, said government forces ...

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