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  • Swiss propose gold transparency to avoid human rights breaches

    Switzerland stopped short of new laws to ensure that gold it imports for refining has not been produced in violation of human rights, proposing greater industry transparency instead.

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  • Turkey says rights groups should attend Khashoggi suspects' trial

    A senior Turkish official proposed on Wednesday that suspects in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi be tried in a Turkish court observed by international human rights groups.

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  • 'They didn't give a damn': first footage of Croatian police 'brutality'

    Migrants who allegedly suffer savage beatings by state officials call it ‘the game’. But as shocking evidence suggests, attempting to cross the Bosnia-Croatia border is far from mere sport As screams ring out through the cold night air. Sami, hidden behind bushes, begins to film what he can. “The Croatian police are torturing them. They are breaking people’s bones,’’ Sami whispers into his mobile phone, as the dull thumps of truncheons are heard. Continue reading...

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  • Russia jammed GPS during NATO military exercise

    The Russian military jammed GPS signals during a major NATO military exercise in Norway that involved thousands of US and NATO troops, a spokesperson for the Norwegian ministry of defense tells CNN. "We are aware of the fact that Russian land forces on the Kola Peninsula were jamming (between October 16 and November 7)," the spokesperson said. "We follow the situation closely with relevant authorities. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has previously taken this subject up with Russian authorities....

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  • British PM hails Brexit deal but must sell it to doubtful ministers

    British Prime Minister Theresa May hailed her draft European Union divorce deal on Wednesday but must convince ministers to back her plan amid open hostility from some of her own members of parliament who say it threatens the United Kingdom's unity.

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  • Footage shows asylum seekers allegedly beaten by Croatian police – video

    Asylum seekers from Algeria, Syria and Pakistan were captured by Croatian police as they tried to cross the Bosnia-Croatia border. They say they were brutally beaten, then sent back. This video shows the aftermath of the alleged attack Continue reading...

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  • Ukrainian PM blames local officials for heating crisis

    Ukraine's prime minister on Wednesday accused local officials of causing a crisis that has left hundreds of thousands without heating in freezing weather. Several towns, and neighborhoods in two big cities, were left without heating after national gas company Naftagaz raised prices that...

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  • Brexit deal not prompting banks to slam brakes on relocation plans

    The draft Brexit deal agreed between Britain and the European Union won't stop banks in London pushing ahead with relocation plans because the agreement is far from being ratified, UK financial sector officials said on Wednesday.

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  • British PM May tries to sell Brexit deal to ministers

    Prime Minister Theresa May will try to convince senior ministers on Wednesday to accept a draft European Union divorce deal that opponents say threatens both her government and the unity of the United Kingdom.

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  • UK PM May to engage widely to build support for Brexit deal

    British Prime Minister Theresa May will engage widely to try to win support for her draft Brexit proposal in the face of fierce opposition, her spokesman said on Wednesday.

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  • Doping: WADA to conduct further investigations into bullying allegations

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will conduct further enquiries into accusations of bullying by executive committee members after an initial probe was unable to prove any improper behaviour, it said on Wednesday.

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  • Soccer: Belgian soccer club Mouscron raided over fraud suspicions

    Investigators raided Belgian soccer club Royal Excel Mouscron on Wednesday and detained three people suspected of funnelling illicit funding from offshore companies and illegally obtaining a licence to operate as a professional club, prosecutors said.

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  • Golf: Pinehurst hopes new No. 4 will complement venerable No. 2

    The opening of a redesigned Pinehurst No. 4 has given North Carolina another championship course that will have its credentials tested as early as next year by a host of the world's best amateurs.

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  • British PM May tries to sell Brexit deal to ministers

    Prime Minister Theresa May will try to convince senior ministers on Wednesday to accept a draft European Union divorce deal that opponents say threatens both her government and the unity of the United Kingdom.

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  • Irish PM appeals to Northern Irish unionists worried by Brexit deal

    Ireland's prime minister appealed directly to Northern Ireland's pro-British unionist community on Wednesday, saying Dublin would respect the territorial integrity of the United Kingdom amid concerns over how a Brexit deal would impact the province.

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  • Romania probes terror motive for rampage that injured 10

    Romanian prosecutors say they are investigating a 20-year-old man who injured 10 people with a knife and car for alleged acts of terrorism. Directorate for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism spokeswoman Mihaela Porime told The Associated Press on Wednesday about the revised...

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  • Italy faces higher borrowing costs, sanctions on budget

    Italian borrowing costs have risen after the populist government resubmitted draft budget proposals without the significant changes sought by the European Commission. The EU's executive branch acknowledged receipt of Italy's letter and said it would issue its response next week. The...

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  • France says Trump should have shown 'decency' on Paris attacks anniversary

    U.S. President Donald Trump should have shown some "common decency" and respect France's day of mourning on the third anniversary of the Nov 13 attacks in Paris, the French government's spokesman said on Wednesday.

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