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Ukraine to deport 28 illegal Vietnamese immigrants

Police in the Ukraine capital of Kiev arrest a criminal gang in a file photo.

Ukraine police detained a group of illegal Vietnamese immigrants Wednesday as they were found roaming the streets, asking for food. The detentions were made after local police received a series of calls from residents in Glevakha, a remote town in the Kyiv Oblast Province near Ukraine center, saying that a …

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Smartphones emerge as bright spot for Indian manufacturing

A worker tests a Lava mobile handset at its manufacturing plant in Noida, India, October 23, 2018.

Smartphone-maker Lava is a small player in India’s booming mobile communications industry, but it has become a poster child for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious effort to make India a global hub for electronics manufacturing. Just a few years ago, Lava imported cheap phones from China. Now it builds its …

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Obama, Clinton among targets of suspected bombs ahead of U.S. election

(L-R) U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Democratic Party donor George Soros and former U.S. President Barack Obama

Former U.S. President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were among the targets of suspected package bombs delivered to several high-profile Democrats and CNN, which the FBI said it was investigating as an act of terrorism. At least eight suspicious parcels were intercepted before reaching any intended …

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Vietnamese man arrested with lion, warthog body parts at Kenyan airport

Lion canine teeth and lion claws were seized as custom authorities in Kenya detained a Vietnamese man on Monday.

A Vietnamese national was detained at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Monday for illegal possession of wildlife products. Truong Trung Hieu was transiting en route from Liberia to Bangkok when customs authorities spotted him acting suspiciously, The Star (Kenya) newspaper reported. They searched his luggage and found eight lion canine …

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China-backed hydro dam threatens world’s rarest orangutan

The Tapanuli orangutan is a newly discovered species that numbers just 800 individuals.

A billion-dollar hydroelectric dam development in Indonesia has sparked fresh concerns about the impact of China’s globe-spanning infrastructure drive. The site of the dam in the Batang Toru rainforest on Sumatra island is the only known habitat of the Tapanuli orangutan, a newly discovered species that numbers about 800 individuals …

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Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi killed in Istanbul consulate: state media

Saudi Arabia admitted that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in its Istanbul consulate.

Saudi Arabia on Saturday admitted that dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in Istanbul, two weeks after his disappearance sparked global furore. The kingdom also announced the sacking of a top intelligence official Ahmad al-Assiri and royal court media advisor Saud al-Qahtani, both top aides to Crown …

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Chinese Q3 growth hits nine-year low as debt, trade row drag

Workers direct a crane lifting newly made steel bars at a factory in Dalian, Liaoning, China.

China’s economy grew at its slowest pace for nine years in the third quarter, as a campaign to tackle mounting debt, and trade row with the U.S. take their toll. The reading will likely put pressure on Beijing to provide fresh support as investors grow increasingly concerned about the economic …

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Brexit talks stall before midweek EU summit

The stubborn problem of Britain’s land border with Ireland thwarted a drive to clinch a Brexit deal before a European Union summit this week, as negotiators admitted defeat after marathon talks and pressed pause for the coming days. EU negotiator Michel Barnier said after meeting British Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab …

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US sets new trade talks with EU, Japan, Britain

US Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer seen with US President Donald Trump, said trade talks will seek to end imbalances with the EU and Japan.

U.S. officials announced Tuesday negotiations for separate trade agreements with Britain, the European Union and Japan. This is a part of efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration to rebalance global commerce. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the administration notified Congress of its intent to negotiate the three separate trade …

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Canada legalizes marijuana for recreational use

Canada became the first major Western nation to legalize and regulate sale and recreational use of marijuana on Wednesday.

The country became the first major Western nation to legalize and regulate sale and recreational use of marijuana on Wednesday. The change was praised by pot enthusiasts and investors in a budding industry that has seen pot stocks soar on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges, but sharply questioned …

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