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FRIDAY, 15 DECEMBER 2017, 10:12

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Chile presidential hopefuls wrap up campaigning ahead of Sunday vote

Yesterday at 20:29 PM, via Reuters

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile’s presidential hopefuls were to wrap up campaigning on Thursday, three days ahead of a tight runoff election whose outcome will determine whether the world’s top copper producer will turn to the right or maintain its center-left track.

In first, U.S. presents its evidence of Iranian weaponry from Yemen

Yesterday at 19:39 PM, via Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday presented for the first time pieces of what it said were Iranian weapons supplied to the Iran-aligned Houthi militia in Yemen, describing it as conclusive evidence that Tehran was violating U.N. resolutions.

US F-22s intercept Russian jets over Syria, fire warning flares

Yesterday at 19:25 PM, via CNN

Two US F-22 stealth fighters intercepted two Russian aircraft Wednesday after the Russian jets crossed the Euphrates River in Syria, flying east of the “de-confliction line” that is supposed to separate Russian and US-led coalition aircraft operating over Syria, two US defense officials told CNN.

Putin praises Trump’s ‘significant achievements’

Yesterday at 19:15 PM, via News24

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Donald Trump had made “significant achievements” as US leader, rejecting claims that Moscow meddled in the election that brought the American president to power.

Hamas will reverse Trump’s Jerusalem move, leader tells Gaza rally

Yesterday at 18:54 PM, via Reuters

GAZA (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Palestinians including hundreds of gunmen rallied in Gaza on Thursday to mark the 30th anniversary of Hamas’s founding and its chief vowed to reverse U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

U.N. chief presses for release of arrested Reuters journalists in Myanmar

Yesterday at 18:27 PM, via Reuters

TOKYO/YANGON (Reuters) – The arrest of two Reuters journalists in Yangon this week was a signal that press freedom is shrinking in Myanmar and the international community must do all it can to get them released, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday.

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