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    BBC news 2019-06-19

    BBC news with Julie Candler. Patrick Shanahan who’s been acting US defense secretary since December has pulled out of his confirmation process. The development comes amid reports of family violence with one newspaper reporting that both Mr. Shanahan and his ex-wife had claimed they had bee...

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    VOA news 2019-06-17

    This VOA news. I'm Marissa Melton. Protests against a controversial extradition bill and leader Carrie Lam have [been brought against, been brought] have brought Hong Kong to a standstill. The march by hundreds of thousands of protesters on Sunday comes a day after Lam suspended the bil...

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    VOA news 2019-06-14

    This is VOA news. I'm David Byrd. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Iran is responsible for an attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday. The tankers were left adrift in the gulf, a major shipping lane for much of the world's oil supplies. Iran has said it would block ...

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    BBC news 2019-06-14

    BBC news. The U.S secretary of state Mike Pompeo has blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the gulf of Oman. He said the assessment was based on intelligence about the kind of weapons used, likely to be limpid minds. Iran has denied any knowledge of the attacks. Sudan's ruling m...

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    VOA news 2019-05-19

    This is VOA news. I'm David Byrd. Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has proposed a snap election after Vice Chancellor and longtime far-right leader Heinz-Christian Strache stepped down Saturday. As Reuters Mia Womersley reports, Strache was caught on video allegedly offering lucrativ...

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    BBC news 2019-05-15

    BBC news with Julie Candler. The Russian president Vladimir Putin has told the U.S secretary of state Mike Pompeo that he will welcome a meeting with president Trump. Mr.Putin told Mr. Pompeo that he hoped full relations between Moscow and Washington will be restored. The differences betwe...

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    VOA news 2019-05-14

    This is VOA news. I'm Liz Parker. There is unease on Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday after China retaliated against a new round of American tariffs by hiking duties on U.S.-made goods. Even so, senators of both parties say China must be confronted. They are expressing hope for a swift...

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    BBC news 2019-05-14

    BBC News with Jonathan Izard. In an effort to halt an outbreak of anti-Muslim violence, the Sri Lankan government has imposed a night-time curfew across whole of the country. The attacks come just weeks after suicide attacks on Easter Sunday killed more than 250 people. The government insi...

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    VOA news 2019-04-14

    This is VOA news. I'm David Byrd in Washington. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Venezuela's leadership has to realize "the people have spoken" and forcefully rejected President Nicholás Maduro and his regime. Pompeo called the election that Maduro claims to have won a "sham" el...