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In Trump-Nixon impeachment comparison, Pelosi raises specter of resignation

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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is amplifying her unfavorable comparison of President Donald Trump to fellow Republican Richard Nixon, saying that disgraced president at least cared enough about the country to leave office before his impeachment.

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Iran's Khamenei backs fuel price hike, blames 'sabotage' for unrest

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Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday backed the gasoline price rises that have caused nationwide protests, which he blamed on the Islamic Republic's opponents and foreign foes.

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Lebanon sinks deeper in crisis after Safadi withdrawal

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Lebanon slid deeper into political crisis on Sunday after the withdrawal of a top candidate for prime minister narrowed the chances of creating a government needed to enact urgent reforms.

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Hong Kong police threaten to use live bullets as standoff with protesters escalates

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Hong Kong police threatened on Monday to use live bullets if "rioters" used lethal weapons and committed other acts of violence, after the latest flare up during five months of anti-government protests in the Chinese ruled city.

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Rocket hits Baghdad Green Zone, no casualties reported - police, diplomats

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A rocket hit Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, which houses embassies and government buildings, on Sunday but caused no casualties or major damage, two police sources said.

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Tunisia's PM-designate promises to revive hope for frustrated youth, reform state firms

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Tunisia's next government should focus on reforming the faltering economy and restoring hope among frustrated youth, the prime minister designate said on Sunday.

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Tens of thousands gather in Tbilisi to demand snap elections in Georgia

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About 20,000 people rallied in the centre of the Georgian capital Tbilisi on Sunday to protest against the government and to demand an early parliamentary election.

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Czechs celebrate Velvet Revolution anniversary with music and marches

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Czechs celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution on Sunday, flocking to central Prague for concerts and speeches to mark the end of communist rule.

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Hong Kong police threaten to use live bullets if 'rioters' use lethal weapons

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Hong Kong police threatened on Monday to respond with live bullets if "rioters" used lethal weapons and committed other acts of violence, amid a standoff with protesters who have been hurling petrol bombs outside a university campus.

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U.N.-backed Libyan authorities seize eastern Libyan plane

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Authorities at Libya's Misrata airport on Sunday seized a Libyan Airlines aircraft operating from Benghazi in the east of the country, the airline's Benghazi management said.

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Trump tweets at North Korea's Kim, tells him to 'get the deal done'

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to "act quickly" to reach a deal with the United States, in a tweet weighing in on North Korea's criticism of his political rival former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Protesters regain control of third bridge in Baghdad

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Iraqi protesters regained control of a third bridge leading to Baghdad's Green Zone on Sunday, taking further ground in the biggest wave of anti-government demonstrations in decades.

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Hong Kong campus protesters fire arrows as anti-government unrest spreads

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Hong Kong protesters shot arrows and hurled petrol bombs from a barricaded university on Sunday at police who fired tear gas and water cannon in some of the worst violence in the Chinese-ruled city since anti-government unrest erupted five months ago.

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Russia says it will return captured naval ships to Ukraine on Monday

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Russia will return three captured naval ships to Ukraine on Monday and is moving them to a handover location agreed with Kiev, Crimea's border guard service was cited as saying by Russian news agencies on Sunday.

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Greeks march to mark anniversary of 1973 student revolt

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Thousands of Greeks, including former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, marched through central Athens on Sunday evening to mark the anniversary of a violently quashed student uprising in 1973 that helped topple a military junta.

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Bolivians queue for chicken and fuel as protests cripple highways

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Bolivians suffered long lines on the streets of La Paz on Sunday to secure chicken, eggs and cooking fuel as supporters of ousted President Evo Morales continued to cripple the country's highways, isolating population centers from lowland farms.

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French interior minister blames protest violence on 'thugs'

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French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner blamed "thugs" and "bullies" on Sunday for the violence that hit demonstrations the previous day marking marked the first anniversary of the anti-government "yellow vest" protests.

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UK PM sets out immigration plans as Conservatives hit two-year poll high

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out plans on Sunday to end preferential treatment for European Union migrants, as opinion polls showed his Conservative Party has the highest level of support since 2017 ahead of next month's election.

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Britain's Prince Andrew 'categorically' denies sex claims

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Britain's Prince Andrew said he could not have had sex with a teenage girl at a socialite's London home because he returned to his house after a children's party on the night in question and has no recollection of ever meeting her.

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Algerian protesters attack 'garbage' presidential campaign

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Algeria's five presidential candidates on Sunday launched their campaigns for the Dec. 12 election, but some opposition protesters who say the vote will not be fair have hung sacks of garbage in places designated for political posters.

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