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China's Xi says anti-graft campaign has 'overwhelming momentum'

BEIJING China's campaign against corruption has achieved "overwhelming momentum", President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday at the start of a critical Communist Party congress expected to cement his authority.

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May to pitch on Brexit at EU summit dinner

LUXEMBOURG/BRUSSELS Theresa May will make a pitch to fellow EU leaders in Brussels on Thursday as she tries to break a deadlock in Brexit talks that has left Britain's future trading position up in the air.

2:33pm EDT

Iran aircraft deals hang by thread as Trump targets Tehran

PARIS President Donald Trump's hawkish new approach towards Tehran, coupled with banking worries and domestic political turbulence in both countries, are causing growing uncertainty over Iran's $36 billion deal to buy airliners from Boeing, Airbus and ATR.

12:59pm EDT

Venezuela's Maduro defends disputed vote, opposition divided

CARACAS President Nicolas Maduro defended Venezuela's "secure" election system on Tuesday as opponents struggled to present a united front over allegations of fraud in a nationwide vote surprisingly won by the ruling socialists.

Politics, Election 2016, 6:23pm EDT

Qatar suggests Gulf crisis hurts fight against Islamic State: CNBC

Qatar's foreign minister suggested on Tuesday that measures taken by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab states in their dispute with Qatar had hurt the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State, according to the text of an interview with CNBC.

Saudi Arabia 8:28pm EDT

Panama to send immigration envoys to China as visa limits lifted

PANAMA CITY Panama's government will send an immigration and security delegation to China, the country's president said on Tuesday, as part of the lifting of visa restrictions for Chinese visitors.

10:26pm EDT

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