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Israel cites self-defense in Amman embassy shooting

JERUSALEM/AMMAN An Israeli embassy security guard shot dead a Jordanian who stabbed him with a screwdriver in the Amman mission compound in an incident in which a Jordanian bystander was also killed, Israel said on Monday.

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Suicide bomber in Pakistan's Lahore kills 25, many of them police

LAHORE, Pakistan A suicide bomber killed at least 25 people, many of them police, in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Monday, officials said, an attack which shattered a period of relative calm in Pakistan's second-largest city.

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Polish president halts justice reforms after days of protests

WARSAW Polish President Andrzej Duda unexpectedly announced on Monday he would veto two of three judicial reform bills passed by parliament that have triggered nationwide protests and raised EU and U.S. concerns about a politicization of the courts. | Video

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Venezuela crisis enters pivotal week, Maduro foes protest

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition plastered election centers with slogans and planned to rally in honor of dead protesters on Monday in a final week-long push to force President Nicolas Maduro into aborting a controversial congress.

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Trump aide Greenblatt heading to Jordan for talks after Israel visit

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East envoy, Jason Greenblatt, is heading to Jordan for talks about the Mideast peace process after meetings in Israel, a senior administration official said on Monday.

Russia ready to help mediate in Qatar row if asked: Lavrov

MOSCOW Russia is ready to help mediate in the dispute between Qatar and Arab states if approached, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview released on Monday.

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