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Germany’s Merkel, state leaders ponder tougher virus rules

SMA NEWS – BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel is holding a virtual meeting Tuesday with the governors of Germany’s 16 states…

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Iran denies communicating with Biden administration

SMA NEWS – TEHRAN Chief of Staff of the Iranian president’s office Mahmoud Vaezi denied on Monday media reports claiming…

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Israel to ban human rights groups from school visits

SMA NEWS – WEST BANK Israel’s education minister is banning groups that call the country an “apartheid state” from making…

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Quake death toll at 73 as Indonesia struggles with string of disasters

SMA NEWS – JAKARTA At least 73 people have been killed after an earthquake struck Indonesia’s West Sulawesi province on…

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Taliban accused as two female Afghan judges are shot dead in central Kabul

SMA NEWS – KABUL Two female Supreme Court judges were shot dead by gunmen in Kabul on Sunday, amid a…

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U.S. imposes fresh sanctions on Iran in final days of Trump presidency

SMA NEWS – WASHINGTON The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on companies in Iran, China and the United Arab…

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Exclusive: Trump administration adds China’s Comac, Xiaomi to Chinese military blacklist

SMA NES – WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Thursday added nine Chinese firms to a blacklist of alleged Chinese military…

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Canada, allies expect Biden to re-engage U.S. on world stage – Trudeau

SMA NEWS – OTTAWA Canada and other U.S. allies are looking to President-elect Joe Biden to re-engage with the world…

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China to continue suspending flights to and from Britain

SMA NEWS – BEIJING China will continue to suspend flights to and from Britain, the country’s airline regulator said on…

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Trump returns Cuba to U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism

SMA NEWS – WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Monday announced it was returning Cuba to the U.S. list of state…

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