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US-backed forces celebrate fall of IS 'capital,' Raqqa

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BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces celebrated in the devastated streets of Raqqa on Tuesday after gaining control of the northern city that once was the heart of the Islamic State’s self-styled caliphate, dealing a major defeat to the extremist group that has seen its territory shrink ever...


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In London, well-bred black taxis in battle with Uber, which was deemed not 'fit and

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. LONDON - You are a passenger hailing a ride in a city both historic and hip, a guardian of custom and a hub of change. You might not realize it, but your taxi choice - go with tradition or punch an app? - puts you right in the middle of a debate about the future of...


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After Harvey Weinstein, women around the world are saying #MeToo

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. LONDON - The wave of revelations and revulsion over Harvey Weinstein has gone global. As A-list actresses level claims of sexual misconduct at the now-disgraced Hollywood mogul, ordinary women everywhere engaged in a collective outpouring of their stories of assaults...


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Maduro defends election results, claims US opposition is aiding him

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro on Tuesday defended the results of regional elections, blaming the United States for fanning domestic opposition and dismissing claims of dirty campaign tactics. “Our people have sent a message to Trump, his...


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Catalans protest sedition case, court declares vote illegal

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s top court ruled Tuesday that an independence referendum in Catalonia was unconstitutional, adding weight to government efforts to block the region from breaking away from the rest of the country but not persuading demonstrators demanding the release of two jailed...


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The defeat of ISIS in Raqqa tests US commitment to Syrian Kurds

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. BEIRUT - U.S.-backed forces in Syria claimed Tuesday that they had full control of the Islamic State’s onetime capital of Raqqa, heralding an end to the militants’ presence in their most symbolically important stronghold and raising new questions about the United...


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Airbus notches win over rival Boeing with Bombardier deal

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PARIS (AP) — Airbus scored a point in its high-stakes rivalry with Boeing by striking a deal just across the U.S. border. The European plane maker reached an unusual, no-cost deal with Canada’s Bombardier that sent Airbus shares up Tuesday, boosts both companies’ prospects in Asia and should save...


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US-backed force claims capture of Islamic State's de facto Syrian capital Raqqa

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. BEIRUT - U.S.-backed forces in Syria claimed Tuesday that they had full control of the Islamic State’s onetime capital of Raqqa, heralding an end to the militants’ presence in their most symbolically important stronghold and raising new questions about the United...


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'Dishonesty comes through omission': an interview with Mohsin Hamid

(c) 2017, Foreign Policy. Novelist Mohsin Hamid is no stranger to being an immigrant. In fact, he says he has been one all his life. The writer, whose latest novel, “Exit West,” is a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, which will be awarded Tuesday evening, has moved from Pakistan to California to...


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UK intelligence chief says terror threat is worst of career

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LONDON (AP) — Britain’s domestic intelligence chief warned during a rare public speech Tuesday that the terrorist threat the country faces has accelerated at an alarming pace and is worse now than at any time in his 34-year career. MI5 Director General Andrew Parker said his agency, also known as...


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