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Five Missing after Two U.S. Military Planes Crash off Japan

Rescue operations were underway Thursday for five US marines missing after two American military aircraft crashed during a refuelling operation off the coast of Japan, the Japanese defence minister said.

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Top Huawei Executive Detained in Canada, Angering China

A top executive and daughter of the founder of Chinese telecom giant Huawei has been arrested in Canada and faces extradition to the United States, officials said Thursday, angering Beijing days into a trade war truce with the US.

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Bush to Be Buried after Four-Day Tribute

George H.W. Bush was to be laid to rest Thursday, concluding a four-day tribute to the 41st president that saw America briefly set aside its political divisions.

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Welcoming Refugees May Have Ushered in Merkel's Final Act

Opening Germany's doors to more than a million refugees may come to define Chancellor Angela Merkel's legacy, a landmark moment in her career that sparked a backlash which could hasten her political exit.

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Poll: French Back 'Yellow Vest' Protests despite Govt. U-Turn

Most French people still back the "yellow vest" protests raging across the country and even more believe government concessions to the protesters are insufficient, according to a survey published Wednesday.

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EU Steps Up Fake News Fight before Elections

The European Union launched Wednesday a system for member countries to alert each other to online disinformation spread by opponents such as Russia to undermine next year's key elections.

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French Farmers to Protest as Macron Battles 'Yellow Vest' Movement

French farmers said Wednesday that they will stage a series of protests next week, adding to President Emmanuel Macron's woes as the "yellow vest" anti-tax movement rocks the country.

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Swiss President and Two New Ministers Elected

Switzerland's parliament on Wednesday elected the country's hardline finance minister to serve in the largely symbolic position of president next year, and also picked two women to fill vacant ministerial spots.

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Venezuela's Maduro in Moscow Seeking Financial Help

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro will on Wednesday discuss badly needed financial assistance to help prop up the socialist country's collapsing economy.

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Moscow Dismisses 'Groundless' U.S. Claim Russia Breaching Arms Treaty

Moscow on Wednesday dismissed US claims that Russia is violating a major Cold War treaty limiting mid-range nuclear arms, from which Washington is planning to withdraw.

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