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Trump's FBI pick vows independence, says Russia probe no 'witch hunt'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s pick to head the FBI, Christopher Wray, on Wednesday said he would refuse to pledge loyalty to Trump, rejected his description of the probe into Russian election meddling as a “witch hunt,” and vowed to quit if told by the president to do something unlawful.


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Murray dethroned in painful Wimbledon exit to Querrey

LONDON (Reuters) – Andy Murray’s Wimbledon title defense evaporated on Centre Court in a painful five-set demise to Sam Querrey on Wednesday as the hip injury that has dogged the world number one throughout the tournament finally got the better of him.


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U.S. Democrats in new bid to push Russia and Iran sanctions bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to introduce a new version of a Russia and Iran sanctions bill on Wednesday, to send a message to President Donald Trump to maintain a strong line against Moscow.


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UK government declines to publish review on funding of extremism

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government said on Wednesday it would not publish in full its report on the sources of funding of Islamist extremism in Britain, prompting opposition charges that it was trying to protect its ally Saudi Arabia.


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Indonesian rights activists protest crackdown on hardline Islamists

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Civil organizations in Indonesia on Wednesday decried a move by the government to disband certain groups deemed to be in conflict with state’s secular ideology.


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Sudan's Bashir suspends sanctions talks with U.S.: SUNA

CAIRO (Reuters) – Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has issued a decree freezing the work of a committee formed with the United States to negotiate sanctions relief until Oct. 12, state news agency SUNA said on Wednesday.


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ACLU in lawsuit alleges Trump's election panel is too secret

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday said it had filed a lawsuit against U.S. President Donald Trump’s election commission, saying it had failed to follow federal law governing public access and transparency for such advisory groups.


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Iraqi PM declares victory over Islamic State in Mosul

MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraq’s prime minister declared victory over Islamic State in Mosul on Monday, three years after the militants seized the city and made it the stronghold of a “caliphate” they said would take over the world.


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Russian, Venezuelan leaders discuss cooperation, energy projects: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro discussed by telephone cooperation between the two countries, including implementation of projects in the energy sector, the Kremlin said in a statement on Monday.


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Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab sentenced to two years in jail

DUBAI (Reuters) – A Bahrain court sentenced rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab to two years in jail on Monday, supporters said, for allegedly making “false or malicious” statements about Bahraini authorities.


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