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Had a very good meeting with Putin, more in the offing: Trump

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he had a very good meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki during which they discussed a wide range of bilateral and global ...

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Under pressure form US, Saudi plans record output, offers extra oil in Asia

Evidence is mounting that Saudi Arabia is heeding US President Donald Trump’s call for OPEC to keep the oil market amply supplied and rein in prices. The Middle East kingdom is offering extra crude...

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Will growing intolerance lead to the end of democracy in Indonesia?

This is an edited extract from Tim Lindsey’s essay ‘Retreat from Democracy’, which appears in Australian Foreign Affairs #3, published 9 July. For much of the past 20 years, Indonesia has been held...

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Iraq protests spread to Najaf in fifth day of unrest over services, corruption

Hundreds of Iraqis stormed the airport and halted air traffic in the Shi’ite holy city of Najaf on Friday, extending protests about poor government services and corruption following demonstrations ...

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Iraq protests spread to Najaf in fifth day of unrest over services, corruption

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Hundreds of Iraqis stormed the airport and halted air traffic in the Shi'ite holy city of Najaf on Friday, extending protests about poor government services and corruption f...

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Interpol: Raids in 36 countries yield 25 million dollar worth of counterfeit and illicit goods

Interpol says police, customs agents and other law enforcement agencies seized $25 million worth of counterfeit and illicit goods during raids in 36 countries between March and May. The internation...

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The Middle East is a region that roughly encompasses Western Asia. The term is considered to be Eurocentric and used as a synonym for Near East, in opposition to Far East.