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Confident Clinton Steps Up in Battle for Congress

With polls giving her the edge on Election Day, Democratic White House nominee Hillary Clinton said late Saturday that she planned to work hard to see her party make gains in Congress.

Speaking to reporters aboard her campaign plane, the 68-year-old former secretary of state said she no longer wished to respond to the attacks or provocations of her opponent Donald Trump in the run-up to the November 8 vote.

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Wenger Rues Costly Cazorla Absence

Arsene Wenger bemoaned the absence of Santi Cazorla after Arsenal were held to a drab goalless draw by struggling Middlesbrough.

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Lippi to Net Millions as China Coach

Marcello Lippi will earn almost $5 million a year as China coach but will pocket far more through a tie-in with a football academy, state media said Sunday.

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Saudi Says Oil Price Down Cycle 'Nearing End'

Saudi Oil Minister Khalid al-Falih said Sunday that the current down cycle of crude prices is close to an end as market fundamentals improve. 

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EU, Canada to Decide Monday on Trade Pact Signing Summit

The European Union and Canada will decide on Monday whether to gather for a summit later this week to sign the imperiled CETA trade pact, a European source told AFP.

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Pentagon Chief Reviews Mosul Offensive with Kurds

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter arrived in Iraq's autonomous region of Kurdistan on Sunday to review the ongoing military offensive to retake the jihadist bastion of Mosul.

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U.S. Condemns Assad's 'Defiance' on Chemical Weapons Use

The White House on Saturday condemned the Assad regime's "defiance" of international norms after United Nations experts found the Syrian army had conducted three chemical weapons attacks against its own people in 2014 and 2015.

Of the nine alleged chemical attacks it is considering in its ongoing probe, the U.N.-led joint investigative mechanism has now attributed three to the Syrian government and one to the Islamic State group.

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Analysts: China's Xi to Consolidate Power at Key Meeting

The leaders of the world's most powerful political party gather in Beijing on Monday for a conclave that could change the course of Chinese history.

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Colombia, Rebels in Talks to Try to Save Peace Process

Colombia's government and Marxist FARC rebels on Saturday started talks on how to retool a peace deal, rejected in a referendum last month, that would end Latin America's longest civil war.

"Meeting of delegates and advisers to Government and FARC in Havana. Starting constructive dialogue. Let's get peace done," the government side said on Twitter.

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Adult Film Actress Accuses Trump of Offering Her $10,000

An adult film actress on Saturday became the latest woman to accuse Donald Trump of unwanted sexual advances, saying the Republican presidential candidate offered her $10,000 to come to his hotel room alone.

Jessica Drake is one of at least 11 women to have alleged that the real estate billionaire groped them, made inappropriate remarks or forcibly kissed them.

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