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Washington Post
Absence of Xi heir among new China leaders raises questions
Washington Post
BEIJING — China's Communist Party leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday unveiled the new lineup of six men who will assist him as he embarks on a second five-year term centered on protecting and projecting the party's interests at home and abroad. Among ...

CNN
Saudi crown prince promises 'a more moderate Islam'
CNN
(CNN) As his country experiences the early pangs of a cultural and economic transformation, Saudi Arabia's crown prince vowed Tuesday to destroy "extremist ideologies" in a bid to return to "a more moderate Islam." Speaking at the Future Investment ...

Reuters
Kurdistan region offers to freeze independence vote, engage in talks with Baghdad
Reuters
CAIRO/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) offered on Wednesday to put an independence referendum on hold as part of efforts to end the military confrontation with Iraqi forces, and resolve the crisis with the central government ...

CNN
Trump administration to resume refugee admissions with enhanced vetting
CNN
Washington (CNN) As President Donald Trump's travel ban restrictions expire, the administration will allow in refugees from all countries -- but with new, enhanced vetting rules, the administration announced Tuesday. Trump signed the new executive ...

BBC News
Canberra 'city to visit' listing revives Australian debate
BBC News
"Canberra is of its essence a great mistake. The capital should never have been there, it should have been in Melbourne or Sydney." That was how former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating described Canberra in 2009, more than a decade after he left ...

Washington Post
The Latest: Thailand starts king's funeral ceremony
Washington Post
BANGKOK — The Latest on the funeral of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej (all times local):. 3.05 p.m.. The five-day funeral for King Bhumibol Adulyadej has officially begun with a Buddhist merit making ceremony in the throne hall of Dusit palace in ...

CNN
Singapore now offers the world's most powerful passport
CNN
(CNN) — When it comes to global travel, not all passports are created equal. But which one rules them all? According to the Passport Index, that honor now belongs solely to Singapore thanks to a recent decision by Paraguay to remove visa requirements ...

NPR
Left By Explorer's Armada, Shipwreck Yields 'Earliest Known' Marine Astrolabe
NPR
By early 1503, most of Vasco da Gama's armada was returning home to Portugal after his second voyage to the Indian coast. The explorer, now roughly five years removed from discovering a direct sea route from Europe to India, left behind several ships ...

Reuters
Iran sentences 'Mossad agent' to death over scientist killings
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Iran has sentenced to death a person found guilty of providing information to Israel to help it assassinate several senior nuclear scientists, Tehran's prosecutor said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Bloodstains are seen next to the car ...

Reuters
Tillerson to meet India's Modi amid China's rising influence in Asia
Reuters
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday on his first official visit to South Asia, as the world's two biggest democracies look to deepen economic and strategic ties amid ...

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