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US businesswoman admitted affair with Boris Johnson, UK report says

A US businesswoman who received thousands of pounds from a government agency that Boris Johnson controlled when he was mayor of London told friends that she and Johnson were having a sexual affair, according to a British news report this weekend. The revelation in The Sunday Times of London intensifies the scandal hanging over Johnson as he tries to navigate ...

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House Democrats subpoena Pompeo for Ukraine documents

Democrats in the US House of Representatives who are pursuing an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump forged ahead with their probe on Friday, issuing a subpoena to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for documents concerning contact with the Ukrainian government. Following a whistleblower complaint that Trump, a Republican, solicited a political favor from Ukraine’s president that could help him ...

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Pakistan’s Khan warns of ‘bloodbath’ when Kashmir curfew lifted

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan warned on Friday there would be a bloodbath when India lifts its curfew in disputed Kashmir and that any all-out conflict between the two nuclear-armed nations would reverberate far beyond their borders. Khan made the remarks in an impassioned speech to the annual United Nations General Assembly after India last month removed the decades-old autonomy ...

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European powers back US in blaming Iran for Saudi oil attack, urge broader talks

Britain, Germany and France backed the United States and blamed Iran on Monday for an attack on Saudi oil facilities, urging Tehran to agree to new talks with world powers on its nuclear and missile programs and regional security issues. The Europeans issued a joint statement after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel ...

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After ‘Howdy Modi,’ Trump and India’s PM could sign trade deal

The United States and India are racing to negotiate a limited trade deal that US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi can sign at the United Nations General Assembly in New York at the end of September, people familiar with the talks said A deal between the world’s most populous democracies would be a welcome victory for ...

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Trump says he cancelled peace talks with Taliban over attack

US President Donald Trump on Saturday said he cancelled peace talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders after the insurgent group said it was behind an attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier and 11 other people. Trump said he had planned a secret meeting with the Taliban’s “major leaders” on Sunday at a presidential compound in Camp David, Maryland. Trump ...

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Google fined $170 million for tracking of children

Google agreed Wednesday to pay a record $170 million fine and to make changes to protect children’s privacy on YouTube, as regulators said the video site had knowingly and illegally harvested personal information from children and used it to profit by targeting them with ads. Critics denounced the agreement, dismissing the fine as paltry and the required changes as inadequate ...

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Hurricane Dorian swirls toward anxious Florida, packing 140-mph winds

Hurricane Dorian spun across the Atlantic ocean toward Florida on Friday, becoming an even stronger Category 4 storm as residents and tourists alike hunkered down in one of America’s biggest vacation destinations. Dorian has the potential to put millions of people at risk, along with holiday attractions such as Walt Disney World, the NASA launchpads along the Space Coast, and ...

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Near agreement on US withdrawal from Afghanistan: Taliban

The Taliban said on Wednesday they were close to an agreement with US officials on a deal that would see US forces withdraw from Afghanistan in exchange for a Taliban promise the country would not become a haven for international militants. Negotiations over how to end the 18-year war in Afghanistan have been held in Qatar’s capital, Doha, since late ...

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