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Boeing 737 MAX Could Take off Monday for Commercial Survival

Boeing's 737 MAX plane could take its first test flight from Monday, a crucial step for the survival of the company's star model that has been grounded for 14 months.

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Gunmen Attack Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi

A group of gunmen attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi Monday, according to police and officials from the trading floor with fighting ongoing.

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EU, Britain Intensify Talks on Post-Brexit Future

The EU and Britain launch an intense five weeks of negotiations on a deal to define their post-Brexit relations on Monday, with London keen to wrap things up quickly.

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Macron Braces for Setback in French Local Polls

French people went to the polls wearing face masks Sunday for the final round of municipal elections expected to yield a low voter turnout and a rebuke for the party of President Emmanuel Macron.

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Israel Orders Evangelical GOD TV Off Air

Israel's media watchdog said Sunday that it had withdrawn the broadcast licence from U.S.-based evangelical network GOD TV, accusing it of seeking to target Jews with Christian content. 

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Hizbullah MP Deplores U.S. Envoy's 'Hostile Behavior'

Hizbullah MP Hassan Fadlallah on Sunday condemned what he called the U.S. ambassador's "hostile behavior," saying her latest remarks constitute an "attack" on the country's "sovereignty and dignity."

He called on Lebanese authorities and especially the Foreign Ministry to "compel the ambassador to respect international treaties that define the duties of diplomats."

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9 Iran-Backed Fighters Killed in 2nd Syria Raid in 24 Hours

Airstrikes targeting positions of Iran-backed militias in eastern Syria killed nine fighters on Sunday in the second such raid in 24 hours, a war monitor said. 

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Israel was "likely responsible" for the strikes near the Iraqi border, which came hours after a similar raid killed six other Tehran-backed fighters, raising the toll to 15 killed in 24 hours.

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Tough Choices for Hamas over Israeli Annexation Plans

Hamas has warned that Israeli annexation in the occupied West Bank would be a "declaration of war," but the Islamist group must weigh the cost of a new fight, analysts said.

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Half a Million in Lockdown as Beijing Fights New Virus Cluster

China imposed a strict lockdown on nearly half a million people near the capital to contain a fresh coronavirus outbreak on Sunday, as authorities warned it was soon to "relax" over the new cluster of cases.

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U.S. Tops 2.5 Million Virus Cases as Global Infections Surge

The United States has surpassed 2.5 million coronavirus cases, as efforts to reopen the world's economic powerhouse were dramatically set back by a surge of new infections in states such as Florida.

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