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Venezuela Opposition March To Honor Those Killed In Violence

Venezuela's opposition marched in silence on Saturday to honor a dozen people killed in three weeks of protests demanding that the government of President Nicolas Maduro hold delayed elections and address a growing economic crisis.

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France Votes In Cliffhanger Presidential Election On Sunday

France goes to the polls on Sunday for the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election, crucial to the future of Europe and a closely-watched test of voters' anger with the political establishment.

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Thousands Of Ex-Taliban Fighters May Have Entered Germany: Report

Thousands of former Taliban fighters may have entered Germany over the past two years among an influx of more than a million migrants and refugees, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Saturday.

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Harvard China Forum Kicks Off As Experts Call For Enhanced China-U.S. Cooperation

BOSTON -- The 20th Harvard China Forum (HCF) kicked off here Friday, as international relations experts called for enhanced China-US cooperation in the future, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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US Vice President Discusses Korean Peninsula With Australian PM

SYDNEY -- US Vice President Mike Pence met Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday, as US aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson steamed toward the Korean Peninsula, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Brexit Supporter Trump Now Pitches For 'Strong Europe'

WASHINGTON -- Once a supporter of Britain's decision to leave the EU, President Donald Trump has now said a "strong" Europe is "very, very important" for the US, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.

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Syria's Assad Says Chemical Attack "Fabricated"

Bashar al-Assad

DAMASCUS -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stressed that the alleged chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun town was fabricated, and a bunch of lies, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Mexican Officials Demand Clean Transport Technologies To Reduce Air Pollution

MEXICO CITY -- Each year 1,200 people in Mexico die from air pollution, an official warned here Friday, calling for cleaner transport technologies, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Japan, Us, S Korea To Discuss N Korea On Tuesday

TOKYO -- Senior diplomats from Japan, the United States and South Korea will meet in Tokyo on Tuesday to discuss tensions involving North Korea, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Friday, Japan's Jiji Press reported.

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British Parliament Rejects Bill On Sexist Dress Codes

Nicola Thorp.

LONDON -- The government on Friday rejected calls to outlaw sexist dress codes which lay down what women should wear at their workplaces, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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