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Turkey to set up Syria ‘security zone’

ANKARA – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that Ankara would set up a “security zone” in northern Syria suggested by US President Donald Trump. Erdogan said he held a “quite positive” telephone conversation with Trump late on Monday where he…

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Huawei’s CEO called Trump a ‘great president’ in an extraordinary plea to end America’s war with his company

Huawei’s CEO Ren Zhengfei has made a rare foray into public life in an effort to calm the growing international hostilities towards his tech company. In his first comments to journalists since 2015, per the South China Morning Post, Ren appealed to Donald Trump in particular, flattering the US president as his daughter Meng Wanzhou remains in Canada…

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Tokyo court denies former Nissan chief Ghosn’s bail request

Tokyo — On Tuesday, a Tokyo court rejected a request by former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn for bail following fresh charges, dashing his hopes for an early release from his Japanese jail cell. The decision means the automotive tycoon is likely to stay in custody until his trial, which even his own defence lawyer has admitted could take six months ...

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Iran satellite fails to reach orbit after US row

TEHRAN – Iran launched a satellite criticised by the United States as a breach of a UN resolution on Tuesday but it failed to reach orbit, the telecommunications minister said. Iran’s arch foe Israel swiftly condemned the launch, which it charged was cover for the testing of the first stage of an intercontinental ballistic missile. “The Payam satellite was successfully ...

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DR Congo election: Police deploy near home of candidate Martin Fayulu

Dozens of Fayulu supporters had gathered outside his residence in the capital, Kinshasa, to chant slogans against Mr Kabila and Mr Tshisekedi. However they fled inside the building when the security forces arrived on Saturday, Reuters news agency reports. Speaking earlier to the BBC’s Africa editor, Fergal Keane, Mr Fayulu said he would challenge the declared result in the constitutional ...

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