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Paris Shooting Disrupts French Election Campaigning

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PARIS: Security concerns took center stage on Friday in the last days of France's tight presidential race as candidates defended their stance on the fight against terror in the wake of a shooting in Paris which killed one policeman.

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Police Officer Killed, Two Wounded In Paris Shooting

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PARIS: A French policeman was shot dead and two others were wounded in central Paris last night in an attack carrried out days before presidential elections and quickly claimed by the Islamic State group.

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Donald Trump To Attend Three Asian Summits In November

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JAKARTA: U.S. President Donald Trump will attend three summits in Asia in November, Vice President Mike Pence said in Jakarta during a visit to the headquarters of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Thursday.

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Pakistan's Top Court Rejects Call To Disqualify Prime Minister

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Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled there was insufficient evidence to order Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's removal from office over corruption allegations levelled by the opposition and it ordered further investigations.

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Iraq's Shi'ite Ruling Coalition Opposes Kurds' Independence Referendum

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Iraq's Shi'ite ruling coalition would oppose Kurdish plans to hold a referendum on independence after the defeat of Islamic State, its president, Ammar al-Hakim, has said.

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U.N. Syria Envoy To Meet Russian On Monday; No Trilateral With U.S.

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The U.N. mediator for Syria said on Thursday he would hold talks with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov in Geneva on Monday, and that the United States had declined to take part in any trilateral meeting for now.

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North Korea Warns Of 'Super-Mighty Preemptive Strike' As U.S. Plans Next Move

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North Korean state media warned the United States of a "super-mighty preemptive strike" after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States was looking at ways to bring pressure to bear on North Korea over its nuclear programme.

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Putin Says Russian People Will Choose His Successor Via Ballot Box

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Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that only the Russian people will choose who succeeds him as president, through the electoral process.

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Britain Will Lose More From Brexit Than EU, Bloc's Foreign Policy Chief Says

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Britain will lose more than the European Union from its decision to leave the bloc, the EU's top diplomat said on Thursday, and talks with London were expected to be difficult.

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Pakistan's Top Court Rules Prime Minister Can Stay In Power

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Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled there insufficient evidence to order Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's removal from office over corruption allegations leveled by the opposition and ordered further investigations.

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