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Portugal arsonists feed wildfire destruction | World

A firefighter tackles a wildfire near the village of Pucarica in the Abrantes area on August 10, 2017. AFP/Patricia de Melo Moreira LISBON: Portugal’s police said Wednesday they had arrested 61 suspected arsonists so far this year, with fires on the rise and figures showing the largest number of people ...

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Trump at Camp David on Friday for Afghanistan talks | World

US President Donald Trump speaks following a meeting in Trump Tower, in New York City, US, August 15, 2017. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump will meet Friday with his national security team at Camp David, as he mulls whether or not to send more American troops to ...

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Former presidents Bush condemn bigotry, anti-Semitism | World

Former US Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush attend the George W. Bush Presidential Center dedication ceremony in Dallas, Texas, April 25, 2013. AFP/Jewel Samad WASHINGTON: Former US leaders George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush on Wednesday issued a tough joint statement condemning racial bigotry and anti-Semitism, ...

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Trump disbands business councils after CEOs quit in protest | World

US President Donald Trump speaks about the violence, injuries, and deaths at the ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville as he talks to the media in Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, US, August 15, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON/NEW YORK: President Donald Trump disbanded two high-profile business advisory councils on ...

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Pence urges Latin American nations to isolate North Korea | World

Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet shakes hands with US Vice President Mike Pence at the government house in Santiago, Chile, August 16, 2017. REUTERS/Esteban Felix/Pool SANTIAGO: US Vice President Mike Pence urged Brazil, Peru, Chile, and Mexico to break ties with North Korea on Wednesday, adding that “all options” are on ...

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Iran’s military chief in rare visit to Turkey for Syria talks | World

Turkish and Iranian military leaders held talks on Wednesday over cooperation in the Syrian conflict and counter-terrorism, officials said, during a rare visit to NATO-member Turkey by the Islamic Republic’s military chief of staff. REUTERS/Stringer ANKARA: Turkish and Iranian military leaders held talks on Wednesday over cooperation in the Syrian ...

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Trump’s stance on Virginia violence shocks America’s allies | World

US citizens residing in Argentina shout anti-Trump slogans as they protest outside the US Embassy against a visit by US Vice President Mike Pence in Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 15, 2017. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci BERLIN/LONDON: America’s closest allies condemned US President Donald Trump in unusually strong and personal terms on Wednesday ...

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