From Australia to Zambia, slowing China economy causes pain

...laying off 1,600. Spokesman Sydney Chileya blamed plummeting copper prices.Adam Zulu of the National Union of Miners and Allied Workers said closing the mine "will bring untold misery to this town.""If the mine is not running," Zulu said, "this...
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Conservative group to spend $1M on Trump attack ads

...Republican presidential candidates not named Donald Trump have raised hundreds of millions of dollars for their campaigns and allied groups. Yet none of that money is being targeted against the celebrity real estate mogul, the party's front-runner through...
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Islamic State group advances in central Syria, seizing town

...practice in majority-Shiite villages in the northern rebel-held province of Idlib. The government-allied troops locked rebels and allied civilians in cages, putting them on building rooftops to prevent rebel shelling of the besieged villages...
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...abilities to access supply routes across the Turkish borders.Last week, Tal Abyad was declared an independent administration allied with the semi-autonomous Kurdish enclave in northern Syria.___Fraser reported from Ankara, Turkey.
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NATO denounces Russia for violating Turkish airspace

...between Moscow and the West over Russia's military action in Syria, highlight the potential for clashes between Russian and allied forces in the increasingly crowded skies over Syria.Russia sought to play down the incident. Defense Ministry spokesman Maj...
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Iran deal survives: Democrats block disapproval vote

...Republicans who control Capitol Hill, GOP candidates seeking to replace him in the Oval Office and the state of Israel and its allied lobbyists in the U.S.Beginning next week, Obama will be free to start scaling back U.S. sanctions to implement the agreement...
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Top general recommends keeping more US troops in Afghanistan

...and the emergence of Islamic State fighters has further complicated the conflict.Campbell, the top commander of U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan, said that dropping to 1,000 troops would leave the United States with limited ability to train and...
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Taliban tighten hold on Afghan city despite US airstrikes

...campaign across the north, with attacks reported in recent days in neighboring Takhar province. Officials say the Taliban have allied with other insurgent groups to boost numbers and fire power. The region's natural resources, as well as proximity to smuggling...
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Key Afghan city falls to Taliban in major government setback

...trying our best to clear the city as soon as possible," he said.Kunduz has been regularly targeted by the Taliban, who have allied with other insurgents, including the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and militants driven into Afghanistan from neighboring...
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Presidential candidates duel on Iran; House GOP in turmoil

...toolbox to stop this bad deal," said Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas.The rebels were egged on by Sen. Cruz, who has repeatedly allied himself with House conservatives to thwart the plans of GOP leaders. He and others argued that the disapproval vote should...
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