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Exclusive: U.N. chief calls on EU to raise 2030 climate goal to 55%
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the European Union to aim for a 55% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, far more than the bloc's current target for a 40% reduction.
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Brusque to bruised: Hong Kong's Lam caves to pressure on extradition bill
With an escalating U.S. trade war, a faltering economy and tensions in the South China Sea vexing her bosses in Beijing, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam appeared in no mood to compromise on a planned extradition law at recent meetings, according to foreign envoys and business people who met with her.
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Syria state TV says wildfires spark explosion in army ammo depot west of Damascus
An explosion on Saturday in a Syrian ammunition depot in a military zone west of the capital was caused by wildfires, state television reported.
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Jailed British-Iranian aid worker in Iran starts hunger strike: husband
A British-Iranian aid worker jailed in Tehran has begun a hunger strike to demand release, her husband said on Saturday, adding he would support her by fasting outside Iran's embassy in London.
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German SPD's record low in poll puts strain on Merkel's coalition
Support for Germany's Social Democrat (SPD) party, a junior partner in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition, has slumped to a record low, a poll showed on Saturday, piling more pressure on it to quit the government and rebuild in opposition.
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Iran summons British envoy in Tehran over tanker attack accusations: ISNA
Iran on Saturday summoned the British ambassador to Tehran after Britain said it blamed the country for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, the Students News Agency ISNA reported.
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Iran summons UK envoy over 'unfounded' tanker accusations
Iran on Saturday summoned the British ambassador to Tehran after London blamed it for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, the semi-official Students News Agency ISNA reported.
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Worshippers in safety hats attend Notre-Dame's first mass since fire
A small congregation in white hard hats attended mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Saturday, the first service since fire devastated the Gothic landmark two months ago.
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Spain's conservatives retake Madrid, far-left keeps Barcelona
A conservative was sworn in on Saturday as Madrid's new mayor, regaining control of the Spanish capital for the People's Party after forging a coalition including the far right, while the far-left won a second term in Barcelona with support from the Socialists and others.
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Blast-hit Norwegian tanker's crew land in Dubai
Crew members of Frontline's oil tanker Front Altair, one of two vessels attacked this week in the Gulf of Oman, have landed in Dubai, the Norwegian ship's operator said on Saturday.
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Drone attacks target Jizan and Abha airports in Saudi Arabia: Al-Masirah TV
Yemen's Houthi movement launched multiple drone attacks on Jizan and Abha airports in Saudi Arabia, the group's Al-Masirah TV said on Saturday, adding the installations were out of service.
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Al Shabaab kill 16 in Kenya and Somalia blasts
Somali militants killed eight Kenyan police with a roadside bomb near the border between the two countries on Saturday, officials said, while another eight died in a bombing the same group carried out in the Somali capital.
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Yemen's Houthis target two Saudi airports with multiple drone attacks
Yemen's Houthi movement launched fresh drone attacks targeting Jizan and Abha airports, in southern Saudi Arabia, the group's Al-Masirah TV said on Saturday, adding the installations were out of service.
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Trump calls London mayor a 'disaster' after a spate of killings
U.S. President Donald Trump once again criticized London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Saturday, saying he is a "disaster" and will "only get worse" after three people were slain in the city in less than 20 hours.
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Venezuela's Guaido calls for probe into funds for military defectors
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday called for an investigation into claims his representatives misappropriated funds intended to help defectors from the Venezuelan military living in Colombia.
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UK's Esther McVey to back Boris Johnson in leadership bid: Telegraph
British conservative lawmaker Esther McVey said on Saturday that she will support Boris Johnson in his bid to be prime minister, The Telegraph reported.
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Saudi crown prince says does not want regional war: Asharq al-Awsat
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman said the kingdom does not want a war in the region but would not hesitate to deal with any threat to its vital interests, amid heightened tensions with rival Iran, Saudi-owned newspaper Asharq al-Awsat reported on Sunday.
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Exclusive: Saudis say Shi'ite man arrested as juvenile will not be executed
A young man from Saudi Arabia's minority Shi'ite Muslim community who was arrested at the age of 13 will not be executed and could be released by 2022, a Saudi official told Reuters on Saturday following reports of his pending execution.
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Saudi crown prince blames Iran for tanker attacks: newspaper
Saudi Arabia's crown prince blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in a vital oil shipping route that have raised fears of broader confrontation in the region, according to an interview with the Saudi-owned Asharq al-Awsat newspaper.
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Saudi crown prince calls for 'decisive stand' on tanker attacks
Saudi Arabia's crown prince called on the international community to take a "decisive stand" toward attacks on two oil tankers in a vital shipping route, which he blamed on Iran during an interview with Saudi-owned Asharq Al-Awsat.
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Saudi Arabia blames Iran for tanker attacks but doesn't want war
Saudi Arabia's crown prince blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and called on the international community to take a "decisive stand" but said in an interview published on Sunday that the kingdom does not want a war in the region.
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