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U.S. House speaker Pelosi makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other senior members of Congress made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Sunday, her office said.

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Chilean state of emergency extended around country after at least seven die in riots

Chile´s government will extend a state of emergency to cities in its north and south after at least seven people died amid violent clashes and arson attacks over the weekend, the interior minister said on Sunday night.

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Hong Kong firms, lacking riot insurance, pick up pieces from protest damage

Hong Kong’s businesses will likely foot the bill for vandalism inflicted over the past four months during the territory’s most violent protests in living memory as few of them bought insurance coverage for riot damage, industry insiders said.

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Asian share markets cautious, pound stumbles on Brexit drama

Asian stocks were steady in a cautious start to the week on Monday, while the British pound fell following a delay to a crucial vote on Britain’s divorce from the European Union.

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Showered in blaze of bullets, upscale Mexican neighborhood in shock after cartel assault

The trendy bars and restaurants along the main strip of the Mexican city overwhelmed late last week by an army of cartel gunmen slowly began their recovery over the weekend even as many traumatized residents still shied away.

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Chile´s mining industry operating normally despite violent protests: minister

Chile´s mining industry was running as normal despite the violent protests that have rocked the capital, Santiago, and other cities across the world´s top copper producer, Mining Minister Baldo Prokurica said on Sunday.

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U.S. business investment downturn could pressure slowing economy

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Scottish court asked to delay ruling on PM Johnson’s Brexit extension request

Anti-Brexit campaigners said they would ask a Scottish court on Monday to delay its ruling on a legal challenge that sought to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to comply with a law requiring him to request a delay to Brexit.

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Chile army issues new curfew in Chilean capital Santiago as protests continue

The Chilean military declared another night-time curfew in the capital on Sunday as the government struggled to contain violent protests, looting and arson in the streets over recent fare hikes in public transportation.

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There is no good reason to delay Brexit – UK health minister

British health minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday that there was no good reason to delay Britain’s exit from the European Union and the country would leave the bloc as scheduled on Oct. 31.

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Exclusive: Northern Ireland’s Orange Order discourages protests over Brexit deal

The head of Northern Ireland’s influential Orange Order said on Sunday unionists in the province should avoid staging violent protests over British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal despite feeling that they had been let down.

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Lebanon’s Hariri agrees to reforms amid nationwide protests over economic crisis

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri agreed on Sunday a package of reforms with government partners to ease an economic crisis that has sparked protests aimed at ousting a ruling elite seen as riddled with corruption and cronyism.

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Northern Ireland’s Orange Order discourages protests over Brexit deal

The head of Northern Ireland’s influential Orange Order said on Sunday he did not want to see violent street protests by unionists in the province against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, despite feelings that they had been let down.

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Pro-separatists stage new Barcelona rallies, government says violence fading

Hundreds of pro-independence protesters took to the streets of Barcelona for a seventh successive night on Sunday, with anger over the jailing of Catalan separatist leaders showing little sign of abating.

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Resurgent Hong Kong protesters stage huge rally, violence erupts again

Police and pro-democracy protesters battled on the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday as thousands of people rallied in several districts in defiance of attempts by the authorities to crack down on demonstrators.

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Lebanon’s Hariri agrees reforms amid nationwide protests over economic crisis

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri agreed on Sunday a package of reforms with government partners to ease an economic crisis that has sparked protests aimed at ousting a ruling elite seen as riddled with corruption and cronyism.

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Goldman Sachs lowers ‘no deal’ Brexit probability to 5% from 10%

Goldman Sachs said on Sunday that it lowered the probability of a no-deal Brexit to 5% from 10% after the British parliament withheld its approval until formal ratification legislation is passed.

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At least three dead in fires amid Chilean riots, flights out of Santiago delayed

At least three people died in supermarket arson attacks in Chile’s capital Santiago, and soldiers shot two people during an operation to detain looters, authorities said, as protests entered their second week and intensified after a state of emergency was announced.

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Lebanon Hariri agrees reforms amid nationwide protests over economic crisis

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri agreed on Sunday a package of reforms with government partners to ease an economic crisis that has sparked protests aimed at ousting a ruling elite they see as riddled with corruption and cronyism.

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EU will delay Brexit until February if Johnson fails to ratify deal this week – The Sunday Times

The Sunday Times has reported http://bit.ly/2p1UfbJ that the European Union will delay Brexit until February 2020 if Prime Minister Boris Johnson is unable to get his deal past parliament this week.

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Battered Trudeau team sees sign of Canadian election hope after scandals

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, hit by scandals and locked in a near dead-heat ahead of Monday’s election, has put away his teleprompter and taken his campaign on the offensive.

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Kurdish-led forces say they have pulled out of Syria border town

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday they had withdrawn from the border town of Ras al Ain under a U.S.-brokered ceasefire deal, but a spokesman for Turkish-backed Syrian rebels said the withdrawal was not yet complete.

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Lebanon PM Hariri agrees reform package in bid to resolve economic crisis: official sources tell Reuters

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has agreed a package of reforms with government partners to ease an economic crisis that has sparked nationwide protests, official sources told Reuters, with a cabinet meeting expected on Monday to approve them.

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Lebanon PM Hariri agrees reform package in bid to resolve economic crisis -official sources

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has agreed a package of reforms with government partners to ease an economic crisis that has sparked nationwide protests, official sources told Reuters, with a cabinet meeting expected on Monday to approve them.

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Syria critic Lindsey Graham reverses stance, says Trump’s policy could succeed

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been one of the most vocal critics of President Donald Trump’s decision to move U.S. troops out of northeastern Syria, said on Sunday he now believed “historic solutions” were possible.