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Ayatollah Khamenei Criticizes Iran's President On Economy Ahead Of Vote

Iran's president must do more to improve the economy, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday in a rare public criticism from the supreme leader three months before Hassan Rouhani runs for re-election.

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U.S., Russian Military Leaders To Meet In Azerbaijan: Statement

U.S. Marine Corps General and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Joseph Dunford will meet with the head of the Russian army's General Staff Valery Gerasimov on Thursday in Azerbaijan, Dunford's office said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Russian Foreign Ministry Says Meeting Planned Between Lavrov, Tillerson

A meeting is planned between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the sidelines of a gathering of G20 foreign ministers in Germany, Russian Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

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Hong Kong Police Struggle To Stop Brokerage Hacking Spree

Hong Kong police are struggling to deal with digital pump-and-dump schemes targeting brokerages - a little-known type of computer-generated fraud that surged in the Chinese territory last year.

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South Korea Says Kim Jong Nam Poisoned By Suspected North Korean Agents

South Korea's spy agency said on Wednesday that Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was poisoned by two suspected North Korean female agents, according to lawmakers briefed by the intelligence agency.

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British EU Residents Concerned About Brexit's Impact: Survey

Most British expatriates in the European Union are worried that Brexit will limit their rights in their country of residence, according to a survey published on Wednesday.

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New Labor Laws In Chile Embolden Striking Miners

Workers at the world's largest copper mine in Chile are digging in for a long strike, emboldened by new labor laws that are likely to result in tough wage negotiations in the industry in 2017 in one of Latin America's most free-market economies.

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Factbox: No Strangers To "Wet Jobs": Suspected Killings Overseas By North Korean Agents

The mysterious death of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader, is only the latest in a series of assassinations and attempted killings that agents from the reclusive state have been blamed for.

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Philippines' Duterte Says Cancellation Of Mining Contracts Based On Law

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday supported his environment minister's decision to cancel nearly a third of contracts for undeveloped mines, saying it was based on law.

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Russian Foreign Ministry Says Crimea Will Not Be Returned To Ukraine

Russia will not hand back control of Crimea to Ukraine, Russia's foreign ministry said on Wednesday, responding to comments from the White House that the United States expected the Black Sea peninsula to be returned.

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