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U.S. says it saw preparations for possible Syria chemical attack

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW A U.S. warning to Syria's leadership against staging a chemical weapons attack was based on intelligence about what appeared to be active preparations at a Syrian airfield used for such an attack in April, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. | Video

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Iran's Zarif raps U.S. Supreme Court's partial revival of travel ban

BERLIN Iran's foreign minister criticized on Tuesday a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to revive part of President Donald Trump's travel ban imposed on citizens from six majority Muslim countries, saying it would boost militants in the Middle East.

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Temer calls graft charge a 'fiction' that will hurt Brazil's economy

BRASILIA President Michel Temer called a corruption charge filed against him by Brazil's top prosecutor a "fiction" on Tuesday, as the nation faced deepening political turmoil under its first sitting head of state to be formally accused of a committing a crime.

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French parliament opens in test for Macron's many novice lawmakers

PARIS The youngest, most ethnically diverse and gender-balanced parliament in France's modern history held its first session on Tuesday as President Emmanuel Macron's deputies, many of them political novices, got down to business.

France 4:18pm EDT

Scotland's Sturgeon postpones second independence vote until after Brexit

EDINBURGH Scotland's secessionist leader on Tuesday postponed plans for a second independence referendum until the terms of Britain's exit from the European Union are clear. | Video

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Hostages in Philippine town forced to fight, loot, become sex slaves: army

MARAWI CITY, Philippines Civilians held hostage by Islamist militants occupying a southern Philippine city have been forced to loot homes, take up arms against government troops and serve as sex slaves for rebel fighters, the army said on Tuesday.

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