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In Electrification Race, VW Launches Mammoth Bet at IAA Car Show

With a new electric car and range sporting a spruced-up logo, German car giant Volkswagen enters the Frankfurt IAA car show hoping bets worth tens of billions of euros will pay off.

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New EU Commission Appoints Top Official to Fight Climate Change

The new European Commission taking office in two months will boost its fight against climate change by making it a top portfolio to be handled by Frans Timmermans, officials said Tuesday.

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NBA Star Gasol Slams Mediterranean Migrant Inaction

Spanish NBA star and former Mediterranean rescue volunteer Marc Gasol called Tuesday for action to help migrants making the "almost suicidal" journey from Africa to Europe.

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The Challenges Brexit Poses to Britain's Economy

British unemployment has hit a 45-year low, official data showed Tuesday, but the economy still risks falling into a deep recession due to the turmoil created by Brexit.

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Moscow Confirms Reported Spy Worked for Kremlin

The Kremlin said Tuesday that a man identified by Russian media as a spy extracted by the CIA had worked there but was fired and did not have direct contact with President Vladimir Putin.

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Von der Leyen: Brexit Not the End of British Ties

Incoming European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said Tuesday that Brexit -- "should it happen" -- would be only the start of a new relationship between the UK and the EU, and "not the end."

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Egypt Pushes for End to U.S. 'Terror' Blacklisting of Sudan

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said that Cairo is supporting efforts to remove Sudan from Washington's blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism, a key factor hindering the African country's economic revival.

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Turkey Says U.S. Efforts to Create Syria Safe Zone 'Cosmetic'

The United States' efforts to create a buffer zone in northern Syria have so far been "cosmetic", Turkey's foreign minister said on Tuesday, as he accused Washington of stalling.

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Rwanda Agrees to Take in African Migrants Stuck in Libya

Rwanda agreed Tuesday to take in hundreds and potentially thousands of African migrants stranded in Libya, a deal the African Union hopes to replicate with other member states. 

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Hong Kong Leader Tells U.S. Not to 'Interfere' after Fresh Protests

Hong Kong's embattled leader warned the United States on Tuesday not to "interfere" with her government's response to the city's pro-democracy movement, after fresh protests called on Washington to ramp up pressure on Beijing.

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