Page Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2019 4:02 AM ET

Toronto Star - World

Trump directed Ukraine quid pro quo and 'everyone was in the loop. It was no secret,' envoy says - EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland says he worked with Rudy Giuliani at the 'express direction' of the president pushing for a political 'quid pro quo' with Kyiv because it's what Trump wanted

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Ex-British Consulate staff says Chinese police tortured him -- A former employee of the British Consulate in Hong Kong said he was detained and tortured by plainclothes and uniformed agents in China as they sought information on activists involved in the protests and the role they believed Britain played in the demonstrations.

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Last campus protesters hold out as Hong Kong schools reopen

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Top Pence aide denies discussion of link in Ukraine aid holdup -- Veep's chief of staff says conversation described in impeachment inquiry by EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland about a link between military aid for Ukraine and investigations 'never happened'

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A 'rubber' bullet to the eye has become price of protesting in Chile -- Country has suspended the use of rubber bullets for crowd control after study found the pellets contained dangerous amounts of metal

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Third Israel election within a year near certain after coalition bid fails -- Netanyahu's chief rival Benny Gantz fails for form government dashing his hopes of toppling the longtime Israeli prime minister

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Colombia protesters hope to channel wave of discontent

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Lawsuit: US border officers questioned journalists at length

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Bei Bei arrives at giant panda base in China's Sichuan

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The Latest: Buttigieg takes hits on issue of experience

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SEALs face review following death of Islamic State militant

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Gore kicking off 24 hours of climate talks around the world

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Democratic debate revives clashes over 'Medicare for All'

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Honolulu acting prosecutor gets federal subpoena to testify

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Syracuse U says report of supremacist screed was likely hoax

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Prince Andrew steps back from public duties amid Epstein scandal -- Scandal linking prince to convicted sex offender who committed suicide in jail has rocked royal family, especially since TV interview Saturday

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Key European party's new leader blasts autocrats in group

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Germany offers expert group in bid to end NATO rift - Germany is offering to set up a group of experts to examine the alliance's security challenges after French President Emmanuel Macron lamented the "brain death" of the military organization.

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Thunberg, Cameroon peace activist receive children's award

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French government to boost funding for public hospitals

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Ukrainian leader hopes for progress in peace talks on east

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Son of former German president stabbed to death in Berlin

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Thai court removes pro-democracy politician from Parliament -- The court said Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, the 40-year-old head of the new Future Forward Party, violated a regulation barring owners of media companies from running for Parliament.

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Hong Kong protesters, facing arrest, won't leave university

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Japan Display worker suspected of taking $5.4M in fake deals

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Hong Kong holdout protester: No surrender, no regrets

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Pope Francis calls for action to safeguard women, children

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The Latest: Pope commits Church to work with Thai Buddhists

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In warning to Hong Kong's courts, China shows who is boss - Chinese officials have until now largely left the handling of the crisis to the city's chief executive. Beijing's patience appears to be wearing out.

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Colombia ambassador criticizes State Department in recording

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Death toll in violence at Bolivian fuel plant rises to 8

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Many in Venezuela's 2nd city turn to prayer, not politics

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Cuba accuses U.S. diplomat of supporting illegal actions - Cuba accused Mara Tekach, the top U.S. diplomat in the country, of working with the head of one of the country's largest opposition groups, who was detained last month.

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Mexico celebrates 1910-1917 Revolution with parade

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Chilean police suspend use of pellet guns against protesters

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Ethiopia's leader urges calm as key referendum begins -- Abiy's Ahmed's sweeping political reforms since he took office last year have opened the way for some of Ethiopia's more than 80 ethnic groups to push for more autonomy.

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UN Security Council members rebuke US on Israel settlements

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Zimbabwe police fire tear gas at opposition supporters

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UN warns of mounting humanitarian crisis in Africa's Sahel

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Mali says 24 soldiers killed in latest extremist attack -- Monday's attack comes amid growing alarm about the vast Sahel region being used as a haven for fighters linked to the Islamic State group and al-Qaida.

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After a massacre, Ethiopia's leader faces anger, and a challenger -- Since the bloody protests, the two men have agreed to tone down the violence, and Jawar has announced plans to take his case to the ballot box. He intends to run in next year's elections to unseat Abiy, his one-time ally.

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UN adds explosive components ban to Somalia arms embargo

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Main Gulf port in southern Iraq shut for a third day

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Saudi king touts reforms, Aramco IPO in annual address

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'Our patience is over': Sadr City residents explain why Iraqis are protesting -- The neighbourhood offers a window into the passions driving the current protests and its roots in southern Iraq's tradition of defiance.

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"Tuk Tuk" a newspaper for the Iraqi protest movement

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Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after rocket attack -- The exchange of fire along the increasingly tense frontier comes as Iran and its allies face blowback across the region, with mass protests against Tehran-aligned governments in Lebanon and Iraq, as well as demonstrations in Iran itself over a recent hike in fuel prices.

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The Latest: Monitor says death toll at 23 in Israel strikes

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Australia and New Zealand

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Qantas says it would back suit by flight attendant called racist by Will.i.am -- Qantas Airways has said it will support a flight attendant if she decides to sue musician Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas for defamation after he called her a racist on Twitter and posted her name and photograph.

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Unprecedented, 'catastrophic' fire danger for Sydney as bush fires rage amid bone-dry conditions, high winds -- A state of emergency is in effect for all of the state of New South Wales for Tuesday as bush fires rage on.

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A pregnant firefighter hated watching Australia burn. So she raced to the fire's front lines -- Katherine Robinson-Williams, who is 14 weeks pregnant, shared a photo on Instagram over the weekend showing her in protective gear and ready to fight fires in the New South Wales town of Taree.

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