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Islamic State steps up counter-attacks as Mosul offensive enters second week

BAGHDAD/BARTELLA, Iraq Islamic State expanded its attacks on Monday against Iraqi army and Kurdish forces to relieve pressure on its militants confronting an offensive on Mosul, its last major urban stronghold in the country. | Video

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Tom Hayden, prominent social activist, politician dead at 76

Veteran social activist and politician Tom Hayden, a stalwart of America's New Left who served 18 years in California's state legislature and gained a dash of Hollywood glamour by marrying actress Jane Fonda, has died aged 76, according to media reports.

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Belgian internal feud blocks EU-Canada trade deal

BRUSSELS The European Union's hopes of signing a landmark free trade deal with Canada this week appeared to evaporate on Monday as the Belgian federal government failed to win the consent of French-speaking regional authorities.

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At odds over Brexit, UK nations hold 'frustrating' talks on common stance

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May tried to persuade the leaders of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on Monday to work with her government on a common Brexit negotiating position, but the Scottish leader dismissed the meeting as "deeply frustrating".

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France clears 'Jungle' migrant camp in Calais, children in limbo

CALAIS, France France began clearing the sprawling "Jungle" migrant camp on Monday as hundreds gave up on their dreams of reaching Britain, a tantalizingly short sea crossing away. | Video

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Chinese vice foreign minister visits North Korean capital

SEOUL Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin arrived in North Korea on Monday, North Korean state media reported, in the first visit by a high-ranking Chinese official since February, according to Japan's Kyodo news agency.

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Clinton calls Trump a 'sore loser'

CHARLOTTE, N.C./NAPLES, Fla. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump a "sore loser" on Sunday because of his refusal at their debate last week to commit to accepting the results of the Nov. 8 election. | Video