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Bolivia Interim Leader Consolidates Power but Faces New Protests

Interim president Jeanine Anez moved Thursday to consolidate power in deeply polarized Bolivia, winning recognition from the United States and immediately shifting the country's foreign policy on erstwhile ally Venezuela.

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EU Launches Legal Case against Britain over Commission Post

The EU on Thursday launched a legal case against Britain for failing to nominate a commissioner, despite the delay of Brexit that keeps the UK in the bloc.

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Jihadist Trapped between Turkey, Greece to Return to U.S.

A suspected U.S. jihadist, trapped for days between the Turkish and Greek borders, will be sent back to the United States following talks with Washington, Turkey's interior ministry said Thursday. 

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Eye on New Threats, U.S. Sends Personnel Abroad to Camp

Suffocating white smoke engulfed the corridor as the sound of gunfire rang out, with the blinded U.S. officials inside crawling to safety by latching onto one another's clothes and groping the wall.

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U.S. Gives Assurances on IS Fight but Asks Allies for More

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised allies Thursday that the United States would keep up the fight against the Islamic State but demanded action from them in turn, including the repatriation of thousands of jihadists from Syria.

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China's Xi Says HK Violence Threatens 'One Country, Two Systems'

The unrest in Hong Kong has "seriously challenged" the "one country, two systems" principle governing the semi-autonomous city, China's President Xi Jinping said Thursday in comments reported by Chinese state media.

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US, South Korea Could Scale Back Joint Drills, Says Esper

US military exercises with South Korea could be scaled back to aid diplomacy with the nuclear-armed North, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said, as Pyongyang warned it was running out of patience.

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US Congress Can Still Seek Trump Tax Records, Court Decides

Congress can request nearly a decade of Donald Trump's tax filings, an appeals court said Wednesday, striking a new blow to the US president as he attempts to keep his financial records out of Democrats' hands.

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Schools Closed as Protests Put Chokehold on Hong Kong

Hong Kong authorities ordered schools and universities closed Thursday as protesters challenging China's rule brought parts of the city to a near standstill by barricading roads and disrupting public transport links.

Six months of anti-government political action have morphed from peaceful mass rallies into a so-called "blossom everywhere" campaign of violent hit-and-run confrontations with police by groups of black-clad protesters.

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Afghanistan's Presidential Poll Results Delayed Again

Preliminary results from Afghanistan's presidential election have been delayed for a second time, election officials announced Wednesday, a postponement likely to fuel more political uncertainty and fraud allegations.

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