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Taliban Say U.S. 'Will be Harmed More than Anyone' after Trump Halts Talks

The Taliban said the U.S. "will be harmed more than anyone" but left the door open for future negotiations Sunday after President Donald Trump abruptly announced that he had called off year-long talks to end America's longest war.

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Russians Go to Polls after Summer of Protests

Russians voted Sunday in local elections after weeks of opposition protests in Moscow that led to the biggest police crackdown on dissent in nearly a decade.

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France Pushes Risky Bet on Detente with Moscow

French President Emmanuel Macron senses an opportunity to bring Russia's Vladimir Putin back in from the cold and potentially help usher in peace in Ukraine, an ambitious -- and risky -- undertaking that Western allies might not welcome.

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France Says 'No' to More Brexit Delay

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Sunday rejected any further delay to Britain's exit from the EU, now scheduled for October 31 but clouded by political turmoil in London.

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Putin, Zelensky Eye New Talks after Prisoner Swap

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky have discussed holding new peace talks after a landmark prisoner exchange.

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France Says Iran Dialogue Channels 'Still Open'

France on Sunday urged Iran to halt its moves to downgrade a landmark nuclear pact, saying channels for dialogue were still open.

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In Bombshell, Trump Calls Off Secret Summit, Talks with Taliban

U.S. President Donald Trump said he had called off a secret summit with the Taliban and Afghanistan's leader, abruptly slamming the door on a year of diplomacy to end America's longest war.

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Iran Seizes Boat in Strait of Hormuz, Arrests Filipinos

Iran seized a boat and arrested 12 Filipinos as it busted a "fuel-smuggling ring" in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, the semi-official news agency ISNA reported.

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UK Calls Iran Centrifuges Launch 'Particularly Disappointing'

Britain on Saturday called Iran's announcement that it had fired up advanced centrifuges to boost its enriched uranium stockpiles "particularly disappointing".

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24 Ukrainian Sailors Set to Be Part of Moscow-Kiev Prisoner Swap

All 24 Ukrainians captured by Russia last year are expected to be part of an imminent prisoner swap between Kiev and Moscow, the head of their defence team told AFP on Saturday.

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