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World News - British, EU leaders meet to discuss new Brexit proposal - Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Leaders of the European Union are speaking of a renewed, yet cautious, optimism that there will be an agreement in place by the time Britain leaves the alliance six weeks from now.

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World News -- Kiribati cuts ties with Taiwan as China exerts influence

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World News -- South Korea vows to beef up defense against North Korean cyberthreats

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U.S. News -- U.S. cuts $160M in Afghan aid over government 'corruption'

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World News -- KCNA: North Korean wrestler wins gold medal at World Wrestling Championships -- A North Korean female wrestler has clinched the gold medal at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, according to Pyongyang's state media.

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World News -- Trump administration exempts hundreds of Chinese products from tariffs -- The Trump administration has excluded hundreds of Chinese goods from tariffs on $250 billion worth of goods, three notices set to be published Friday show.

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World News -- Japanese politician accuses historical Korean emissaries of murder, looting -- A Tokyo-based Japanese politician's derogatory remarks about premodern Korean missions to Japan are being condemned as inflammatory and discriminatory.

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World News -- Timeline: North Korean diplomacy under Kim Jong Un -- North Korea entered a new era of openness in 2018, with an unprecedented RSVP to the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and several face-to-face meetings with major world leaders since.

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World News -- Trade deal between EU, 11 South American nations blocked over Amazon fires -- A proposed trade deal between the European Union and 11 South American nations now faces uncertainty after a key Austrian Parliament committee voted to reject it.

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World News -- British leaders give EU possible alternatives to unsettled 'backstop' -- The British government detailed Thursday a possible alternative to the Irish "backstop" provision that's been at the heart of dissent among lawmakers and leaders who are trying to agree on a deal to leave the EU.

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World News -- Blacklisted Huawei reveals 1st 5G phone without Google apps -- Chinese smartphone maker Huawei on Thursday released its first 5G device -- the Mate 30 -- without Google-licensed apps, due to a U.S. blacklist.

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World News -- Labs confirm 1st new case of polio in Philippines in 26 years -- Nearly two decades after the World Health Organization declared polio eradicated in the Philippines, the malady has returned in a new outbreak, officials said Thursday.

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World News -- French crews rescue Belgian pilot from electrical line after plane crashes -- French emergency crews rescued a Belgian F-16 fighter pilot from an electrical line Thursday morning after he ejected from a plane that crashed in Brittany, France.

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World News -- U.S. investigates reports of deadly airstrikes in Afghanistan -- The U.S. military carried out drone strikes against a suspected Islamic State hideout in eastern Afghanistan Thursday, but local authorities said the attack also killed multiple civilians.

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Entertainment News -- Amber Heard, Mark Ruffalo support worldwide fracking ban -- Amber Heard, Mark Ruffalo and Emma Thompson called on the United Nations to endorse a worldwide fracking ban ahead of its climate change summit.

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World News -- OECD projects slowest economic growth since the recession -- The global economy is expected to grow by 2.9 percent in 2019 and 3 percent in 2020, the weakest growth in a decade, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development reported Thursday.

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World News -- Iran says 'all out war' could result from U.S. military action -- Iran's foreign minister promised Thursday that any military action by the United States or Saudi Arabia in response to oil attacks last weekend would cause "all out war."

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World News -- North Korea reports African swine fever in South, unresponsive to talks -- North Korea mentioned the outbreak of African swine fever in the South for the first time on Thursday.

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World News -- British central bank leaves interest rates alone amid Brexit volatility -- The Bank of England on Thursday voted to hold interest rates steady, and warned that prolonged instability over Britain's planned departure from the European Union will significantly harm the domestic economy.

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World News -- Gantz's party keeps slim lead over Netanyahu's near end of vote count -- Elections officials were nearing the end of their vote count Thursday in Israel, where the parties of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and challenger Benny Gantz were locked in a tight race.

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Washington Monument reopens after 3-year upgrade to elevator, security

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Beto O'Rourke's plan to legalize marijuana includes clemency

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Navy confirms, but can't explain strange 'aerial' objects in 3 videos

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Trump tours U.S.-Mexico border; visit met by protests, 'baby blimp'

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Colt halts production of AR-15, citing 'adequate supply' for consumers

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