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Pompeo Lands in Pakistan Seeking 'Reset' in Ties

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Islamabad Wednesday to meet new Prime Minister Imran Khan, saying he was hoping to "reset the relationship" with Pakistan which has worsened in recent months.

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Haley Says U.S. to Lead Security Council Talks on Iran in Late September

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to lead a meeting of the heads of state of the United Nations Security Council on Iran in late September, his envoy Nikki Haley announced Tuesday.

With the United States now holding the presidency of the Security Council, Haley said the aim is to put further pressure on Tehran over its alleged violations of council resolutions.

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Merkel to Visit Chemnitz after Murder, Racist Violence

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit the eastern city Chemnitz, scene in recent weeks of racist outbursts following the stabbing of a German allegedly by refugees, local authorities said Tuesday.

The veteran leader had "gladly accepted" an invitation from Chemnitz mayor Barbara Ludwig when the two spoke by phone, a spokesperson for city hall told AFP.

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Damning Woodward Book Depicts 'Crazytown' Trump White House

The White House under President Donald Trump is mired in a perpetual "nervous breakdown" with staff constantly seeking to control a leader whose anger and paranoia can paralyze operations for days, according to a new book by Bob Woodward.

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Israeli President Lectures Philippine Leader on Hitler

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin gave a brief lecture on Hitler to Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday after the Philippine leader's 2016 remarks comparing himself to the Nazi dictator who carried out the Holocaust.

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Pakistan Lawmakers Begin Electing New President

Pakistan began voting for a new president Tuesday, with a close ally of Prime Minister Imran Khan seen as the favourite to replace Mamnoon Hussain as the ceremonial head of the world's only nuclear-armed Muslim state.

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Philippines' Duterte Orders Arrest of Critical Lawmaker

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday ordered the arrest of a lawmaker fiercely critical of his deadly drug war, the second presidential critic from the Senate to be threatened with detention.

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Macron Looks to Regain His Footing as Challenges Mount

French President Emmanuel Macron is facing a tricky cabinet pick Tuesday, as he scrambles to recover from record-low approval ratings while facing growing resistance to a controversial tax payment reform.

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Afghan Taliban Announces Death of Haqqani Network Founder

The founder of the Haqqani network, one of Afghanistan's most effective and brutal militant groups, has died after a long illness, their affiliates the Afghan Taliban announced Tuesday.

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Ukraine Launches Joint Military Drills with NATO

Ukraine on Monday launched joint military exercises with the United States and a string of other NATO countries as tensions with Russia remain high over the Kremlin-backed insurgency in the country's east.

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