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Turkey Issues Warrants for Over 200 Soldiers over Alleged Coup Links

Turkish police began nationwide raids Tuesday aimed at detaining over 200 military personnel suspected of ties to the group blamed for a 2016 coup attempt, officials and state media reported, in an ongoing crackdown that has seen thousands jailed.

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Taliban, Rival Afghans 'Promise to Reduce Violence', Says German Envoy

The Taliban and rival Afghan parties "promise to reduce violence" following the second and final day of talks in Doha on Monday, the German envoy said.

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Lam Says Hong Kong Bill is 'Dead' but Unclear if Demand Met

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that the effort to amend a highly contentious extradition bill was dead, but it wasn't clear if the legislation was being formally withdrawn as protesters have demanded. Leaders of the monthlong protest movement vowed to keep up pressure until the legislation is officially revoked.

Lam acknowledged at a news conference that there were "lingering doubts about the government's sincerity or worries whether the government will restart the process in the Legislative Council." But she said: "I reiterate here, there is no such plan. The bill is dead."

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US Dept of Homeland Security Requests 1,000 Soldiers to Manage Migrant Crisis

The US Department of Homeland Security requested 1,000 additional soldiers to help manage the migrant crisis in Texas, the Pentagon said Monday, amid growing outcry over conditions in migrant detention facilities.

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Hong Kong Protest Group Vows New Rallies, Rejects City Leader's Comments

A key Hong Kong protest group behind mass rallies against a widely loathed China extradition bill vowed on Tuesday to hold fresh protests as they rejected a promise from the city's leader that the bill was "dead".

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Trump Slams May's Handling of Brexit as a 'Mess'

U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at Theresa May Monday following the leak of diplomatic cables describing him as "inept," calling her handling of Brexit a "mess" and voicing thanks her premiership will soon be over.

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Ukraine's Zelensky Offers to Meet Putin for First Talks

Ukraine's recently elected President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday offered to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for their first talks, calling for Western leaders to mediate.

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EU, Cyprus Condemn New Turkish Drilling Off Island

The European Union said on Monday a second attempt by Turkey to drill for oil and gas in waters off Cyprus was an "unacceptable escalation", having warned Ankara to stop its "illegal" activities or face sanctions.

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Court Hears UK Terror Suspect 'Intended to Kill' Using Car outside Parliament

A suspected terrorist who tried to mow down cyclists and police with his car outside parliament in 2018 "intended to kill as many people as possible," a London court heard Monday.

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U.S. Hedge Fund Billionaire Charged with Sex Trafficking Minors

Jeffrey Epstein, a hedge fund billionaire with ties to top politicians and celebrities, was charged on Monday with sexually exploiting dozens of young girls.

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