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Zimbabwe's ruling party set to sack Mugabe, sources say

HARARE The leaders of Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party will meet on Sunday to approve the dismissal of President Robert Mugabe, the only leader the southern African nation has known since independence 37 years ago, two party sources have said.

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Exclusive: Qualcomm set to win conditional Japanese antitrust okay for NXP deal - source

BRUSSELS U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm is set to win “imminent” Japanese antitrust clearance for its $38-billion bid for NXP Semiconductors and gain Europe’s approval by the end of the year with slight tweaks to its concessions, a person familiar with the matter said.

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After Macron meeting, Hariri says will clarify position in Lebanon

PARIS Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon's prime minister this month while in Saudi Arabia, said on Saturday he would clarify his position when he returns to Beirut next week. | Video

World, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia Nov 18 2017

Syria toxic gas inquiry to end after Russia again blocks U.N. renewal

UNITED NATIONS An international investigation into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria will end on Friday after Russia blocked for the third time in a month attempts at the United Nations to renew the inquiry, which Moscow has slammed as flawed. | Video

Governments keep global climate deal on track despite U.S. pullout

BONN, Germany Almost 200 nations kept a 2015 global agreement to tackle climate change on track on Saturday after marathon talks overshadowed by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out. | Video

Special Report: Ivanka Trump and the fugitive from Panama

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Russia, Special Reports Nov 17 2017

Palestinians say they won't be blackmailed by U.S. move to close PLO office

RAMALLAH/WASHINGTON Palestinian officials expressed surprise on Saturday at a U.S. decision to close the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington unless the group enters peace negotiations with Israel, and said they would not surrender to blackmail.