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Trump Administration Tightens Sanctions Against Cuba

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: The Trump administration on Wednesday announced new restrictions against Cuba, tightening sanctions against the Caribbean island nation in an effort to prevent U.S. trade and travelers from benefiting its military.

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Spanish Police Detains IS Suspect In Ceuta

MADRID, Nov 8 -- The Spanish Interior Ministry said Wednesday that police had arrested a 28-year-old suspect accused of recruiting fighters for Daesh, Xinhua news agency reported.

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General Strike In Catalonia, Trains And Roads Blocked

BARCELONA, Nov 8 -- Highway and train traffic were blocked on Thursday morning at various places in Spain's Catalonia region due to a general strike against the Spanish government, calling for the freedom of "political detainees", Italy's wire service ANSAmed reported.

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Australian Reporter Praised For Response To Man's Abuse

An Australian TV reporter has won praise for her response to a man who verbally abused her on a street as she tried to do her job.

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Trump Lands In China For Talks With Xi Amid N Korea Tensions

US President Donald Trump has arrived in China for a visit likely to focus heavily on trade and tensions with North Korea.

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Moscow Has Never Supported Complete Embargo On North Korea: RIA Cites Deputy FM

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MOSCOW: Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Wednesday that Moscow has never supported the imposition of a complete embargo on North Korea, RIA news agency reported.

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Myanmar Says U.N. Move Could Harm Talks With Bangladesh Over Return Of Rohingya

YANGON: Myanmar said on Wednesday that a U.N. Security Council statement on the Rohingya refugee crisis could “seriously harm” its talks with Bangladesh over repatriating more than 600,000 people who have fled there to escape a Myanmar military crackdown.

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US Now Stands Alone As Syria Signs Paris Climate Agreement

The attendees of the United Nations (UN) climate talks yesterday (Nov 7) witnessed a historical moment when Syria announced that it will become a signatory of the Paris Climate Agreement – subsequently isolating the United States, who abandoned the framework that was designed to tackle climate change in June of this year.

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IndiGo Airline Apologises For Passenger Altercation On Tarmac

India's biggest airline IndiGo apologised to a passenger after video emerged of him being tackled by staff.

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Irish PM Wears 'Shamrock Poppy' In Parliament

The prime minister of the Republic of Ireland has worn an Irish-themed red poppy badge to remember Irish soldiers who fought in World War One.

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