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Turkey Says Will Use Russian S-400 Defence System

Turkey will use the S-400 missile defence system it has bought from Russia despite the US threat of sanctions, a senior defence official said Saturday.

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France Tensions with Police on Yellow Vest 1st Birthday

Paris police fired tear gas on Saturday to push back yellow vest protesters trying to revive their movement on the first anniversary of the sometimes-violent uprising against President Emmanuel Macron and policies seen as favoring the rich.

Police deployed in force around Paris and detained 24 people around the capital by mid-morning. Officers dislodged protesters trying to block the bypass around Paris and sprayed repeated volleys of tear gas at groups gathered near Porte de Champerret, in the northwest, and Place d’Italie in the southeast of the city.

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St. Mark's Square Reopens in Venice, But Water Remains High

Tourists and residents have been allowed back into St. Mark’s Square in Venice, a day after it was closed due to exceptionally high tidal waters that swept through most of the lagoon city’s already devastated center.

Despite sunny skies, the city remained on edge Saturday due to possibly more wind-propelled high tidal waters during the weekend. The city was struck Tuesday by devastating floods, the worst in decades.

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Gunmen Fire on Buses Carrying Muslim Sri Lankan Voters

Gunmen fired on buses carrying minority Muslim voters in northwest Sri Lanka on Saturday, police said, as an election official admitted failures to protect vulnerable communities ahead of presidential polls.

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Govt Supporters March in Hong Kong after Week of Chaos

Government supporters took to the streets of downtown Hong Kong on Saturday after a chaotic working week saw hardcore pro-democracy activists cause widespread disruption in the city and stretch police resources.

A "Blossom Everywhere" campaign of roadblocks and vandalism across the semi-autonomous financial hub shut down large chunks of the train network and forced schools and shopping malls to close.

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Turkey Vows No 'Step Back' from Russian S-400 Purchase

Turkey on Friday vowed there would be no "step back" from Ankara's controversial purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense system despite the threat of US sanctions.

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Lithuania, Norway Swap Spies with Russia at Border

Russia on Friday returned two Lithuanians and a Norwegian convicted of espionage to Vilnius while NATO and EU member Lithuania freed two Russians jailed for spying in an exchange reminiscent of the Cold War.

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Senior Islamic State Commander Arrested in Ukraine

A senior leader of the Islamic State group has been arrested in Ukraine after an operation conducted with the help of Georgian police and the CIA, the Ukrainian security services said Friday.

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Bloomberg Launches $100 Million Ad Campaign Targeting Trump

U.S. billionaire Michael Bloomberg has yet to decide whether to run for president but on Friday he announced a $100 million online advertising campaign attacking Donald Trump.

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Myanmar Rejects ICC Probe over Rohingya as Legal Pressure Mounts

Myanmar struck back Friday after a surge of global legal pressure over its alleged crimes against the Rohingya, branding an investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC) "not in accordance with international law."

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