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Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up. The 56-year-old Thung quickly opens the pot and begins to pour herbal tea …

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Obama to unveil deal with Cuba to reopen embassies

Obama to unveil deal with Cuba to reopen embassies

President Barack Obama will unveil Wednesday a breakthrough deal with Cuba to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana, officials said, in a major step toward ending decades of Cold war enmity. The agreement is a major foreign policy achievement for the president, and it comes alongside months of talks with …

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A nuclear deal could sharpen political tensions in Iran

A final deal to resolve the Iranian nuclear dispute could heighten domestic political tensions with two major elections looming in the Islamic Republic, analysts and officials said.

A final deal to resolve the Iranian nuclear dispute could heighten domestic political tensions with two major elections looming in the Islamic Republic, analysts and officials said. Easing economic sanctions if a deal is reached will bolster President Hassan Rouhani’s position within Iran’s complex power structure bringing a political boost …

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‘Nearly half’ of MH17’s wreckage still in Ukraine

'Nearly half' of MH17's wreckage still in Ukraine

A top pro-Russian rebel said Wednesday that nearly half the wreckage of the Malaysia Airline jet shot down over Ukraine last year remain strewn across fields controlled by the separatists. Insurgency leader Andrei Purgin said about 40 percent of the plane’s charred parts were left behind by international investigators and …

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Deutsche Welle launches new English TV programming

Deutsche Welle launches new English TV programming

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle inaugurated an expanded television programming at the Global Media Forum in the city of Bonn on Monday. Around 2,000 guests from around the world witnessed the countdown as DW Director General Peter Limbourg and Germany’s Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Monika Grütters, pressed the …

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EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions to January 2016

EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions to January 2016

EU member states agreed Wednesday to extend damaging economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis by another six months to the end of January 2016, European sources said. Ambassadors from the 28 European Union nations reached a “consensus” on the legal text extending the sanctions from July, which is …

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