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In final Trump-Biden showdown, less chaos but plenty of clashes

US President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden offered sharply contrasting views on the still-raging coronavirus pandemic at Thursday’s final presidential debate, seeking to persuade th


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US COVID-19 single-day deaths top 1,200 for first time since August

The number of coronavirus deaths reported in the United States on Wednesday (October 22) reached its highest in two months, offering more evidence that the pandemic was gaining fresh momentum across t


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Armenian president to discuss Nagorno-Karabakh with EU, NATO

Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has left for Brussels to discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with NATO and European Union officials, his office said on Wednesday (October 21).


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Russia's Novak says premature to talk about OPEC+ plans beyond 2020

Russia’s energy minister said on Tuesday (October 20) it was too early to discuss the future of global oil production curbs beyond December, less than a week after saying plans to reduce the output re


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Trump: US to remove Sudan from state terrorism sponsors list after payment to victims

President Donald Trump announced on Monday (October 19) the United States would remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism as soon as Khartoum sets aside the $335 million it has agreed


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New Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire jeopardised by shelling reports

A new ceasefire in the mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh appeared to be in jeopardy on Monday (October 19), with ethnic Armenian forces and Azerbaijan accusing each other of renewed shelling.


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Premier Tatar ousts incumbent president in northern Cyprus election

Ersin Tatar, prime minister of the breakaway state of North Cyprus, won a presidential election runoff on Sunday (October 18) with 51.74% of votes, said Narin Ferdi Sefik, head of the electoral board.


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Global coronavirus rise by one-day record of 400,000

Global coronavirus cases rose by more than 400,000 for the first time on Saturday (October 17), a record one-day increase as much of Europe enacts new restrictions to curb the outbreak.


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French police make arrests after teacher beheaded in Paris suburb

French police were questioning nine people in custody on Saturday (October 17) after a suspected Islamist sympathiser beheaded a school teacher in broad daylight on the street in a Paris suburb, polic


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Azerbaijan says 12 civilians killed, 40 wounded in Ganja by Armenia shelling

Azerbaijan said on Saturday (October 17) 12 civilians were killed and more than 40 were wounded in the city of Ganja due to shelling by Armenia.


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Greece, Cyprus told to wait for EU action on 'provocative' Turkey

Greece and Cyprus pushed for a tougher European Union response to Turkey’s natural gas exploration in contested Mediterranean waters at an EU summit on Friday (October 16) but were essentially told to


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Warring sides fight new clashes in 'powder keg' Nagorno-Karabakh

Armenian and Azeri forces fought new clashes on Friday (October 16), defying hopes of ending nearly three weeks of fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh which US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said was “a po


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Tenth of pandemic stimulus spend could help world reach climate goals: study

The world could get on track to avert catastrophic climate change by investing a tenth of a planned $2 trillion in pandemic recovery packages in reducing dependence on fossil fuels, according to a stu


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In US Midwest states, new COVID-19 infections rise to record highs

Wisconsin and other states in the US Midwest are battling a surge in COVID-19 cases, with new infections and hospitalizations rising to record levels in an ominous sign of a nationwide resurgence as t


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Putin expresses concerns to Erdogan about Middle East fighters in Karabakh clashes

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a phone call with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, expressed his concerns on Wednesday (October 15) about the participation of Middle East fighters in the Nagorno


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US slams Turkey's renewed seismic survey push in eastern Mediterranean

The United States on Tuesday (October 13) slammed Turkey’s renewed push to send a vessel to carry out seismic surveys in the eastern Mediterranean, accusing Ankara of unilaterally stoking tensions and


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Pandemic could delay energy demand recovery to 2025: IEA

A slow economic recovery from the pandemic threatens to delay a full rebound in world energy demand to 2025, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday (October 13).


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New US COVID-19 cases rise 11% last week, Midwest hard hit

The number of new COVID-19 cases rose 11% in the United States last week compared to the previous seven days, with infections spreading rapidly in the Midwest, which reported some of the highest posit


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WHO says 180-plus countries including China committed to vaccine effort

More than 180 countries have committed to participate in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) effort to finance COVID-19 vaccines to be distributed fairly to both rich and poor countries, the group’s


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Armenia and Azerbaijan accuse each other of violating Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire

Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of swiftly and seriously violating the terms of a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh on Saturday, raising questions about how meaningful the truce, brokered by Rus


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