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Embattled Trump Takes Victory Lap on China Trade Deal

Engulfed in an impeachment inquiry and other political turmoil, US President Donald Trump on Friday trumpeted the success of his hard-line stance with China, claiming to have scored a major win in the grinding trade war between the economic powers. 

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Two Dead as Migrant Boat Sinks off Mexico

A small boat carrying African migrants off the coast of southern Mexico sank Friday, leaving two people dead and one missing, authorities said.

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Two French Police Disarmed over Radicalization Fears

French authorities have confiscated the service weapons of two police members over fears of Islamist radicalization, sources said Friday, in the wake of the stabbing to death last week of four police staff.

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EU and UK Intensify Brexit Talks ahead of Key Summit

British and EU negotiators agreed Friday to intensify efforts to find a new Brexit withdrawal agreement, just days before a key European summit.

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N. Macedonia, Albania Set for EU Membership Disappointment

EU countries will not agree to start membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania next week, diplomats told AFP on Friday, dealing another blow to their hopes of joining the bloc.

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German Suspect Admits Anti-Semitic Attack, Far-Right Motive

The German suspect in a deadly attack targeting a synagogue has admitted to the shooting rampage and confessed that it was motivated by anti-Semitism and right-wing extremism, federal prosecutors said Friday.

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Suspect Arrested after Mass Stabbing at UK Shopping Center

A man arrested for allegedly stabbing several people at a shopping center in Manchester, northwest England, is being held on terror charges, police said on Friday.

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Canada's Trudeau Called 'Compulsive Liar' in Last Election Debate

Justin Trudeau was labelled a "compulsive liar" by his main rival during the final leaders' debate before upcoming Canadian elections, in which the prime minister was forced to defend his environmental policies.

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IEA Warns against Complacency as Blast Hits Iran Oil Tanker

The International Energy Agency warned Friday against market complacency as suspected missile strikes hit an Iranian oil tanker near the Saudi port of Jeddah, once again ratcheting up tensions. 

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Ethiopia PM Abiy Wins Nobel Peace Prize for Mending Ties with Eritrea

Hailed as a visionary and reformer, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to resolve the long-running conflict with neighbouring foe Eritrea.

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