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Exclusive: White House delivered EU-skeptic message before Pence visit - sources

BERLIN In the week before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited Brussels and pledged America's "steadfast and enduring" commitment to the European Union, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon met with a German diplomat and delivered a different message, according to people familiar with the talks.

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Iran Supreme Leader calls on Palestinians to pursue intifada against Israel

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