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UK Cabinet Discusses Brexit as May Presses for Quick Deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May gathered her cabinet to discuss Brexit Tuesday as she seeks an EU deal within weeks, but a key ally said a no-agreement scenario was looming.

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Bangladesh Police Say Top Islamic Extremist Shot Dead

Bangladesh police said Tuesday they had killed the chief of Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), an extremist group accused of murdering secular activists and inspiring a cafe siege that killed 22 people.

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Macron Urges European Army to Defend against Russia, U.S.

French President Emmanuel Macron called Tuesday for a "real European army" as the continent marks a century since the divisions of World War I, to better defend itself against Russia and even the United States.

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New Mass Grave Found in Mexico

Mexican authorities began looking for bodies Monday at a new mass grave in the violent state of Veracruz, where hundreds of corpses have been found at similar sites in recent years.

The Solectio collective, a group of mothers searching for their missing children, said it learned about the site from an anonymous tip.

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Easing Tensions, U.S., China to Hold Top-Level Security Talks

The United States and China will hold top-level security talks on Friday, the State Department announced, in a sign of easing tensions after months of escalation over trade and regional disputes.

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Erdogan: U.S. Iran Sanctions Aimed at 'Upsetting Global Balance'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday hit out at new sanctions on Iran imposed by the administration of President Donald Trump, saying they were aimed at upsetting the global balance and against international law.

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Americans Start Voting in Midterm Verdict on Trump Rule

Americans started voting Tuesday in critical midterm elections that mark the first major voter test of Donald Trump's controversial presidency, with control of Congress at stake.

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Trump Makes Final Push in U.S. Midterm Elections

Donald Trump embarked Monday on a whirlwind final push across three states to stop Democrats from breaking his Republicans' stranglehold on the US Congress in midterm elections amounting to a battle for the soul of the turbulent country.

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Mauritania, U.S. in Spat over 'Slavery' Charge

Mauritania reacted furiously Monday after the United States pulled its status as a preferential trade partner, accusing the West African state of tolerating forced labor and hereditary slavery.

The decision, made by Washington last Friday, will terminate Mauritania's eligibility for trade preference starting January 1.

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U.S. Faces Deadline for New Russia Sanctions over Nerve Attack

The United States faces a deadline Tuesday that could lead to fresh sanctions on Russia over an attempted assassination with a lethal nerve agent of a former spy in Britain.

The State Department on August 6 found that Russia had violated a 1991 U.S. law that seeks the elimination of chemical and biological weapons.

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