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Corruption Scandals Weigh On Ecuador's Leftists Ahead Of Vote

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GUAYAQUIL/QUITO: A former oil minister's accusations that Ecuador's leftist government is involved in graft at state-run Petroecuador is raising the ire of voters as the ruling party seeks to extend its 10-year hold on power in a presidential election on Sunday.

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US Carrier Group Patrols In South China Sea: US Navy

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A United States aircraft carrier strike group has begun patrols in the South China Sea, the US navy said on Saturday (Feb 18), amid renewed tension over the disputed waterway.

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Back On The Campaign Trail Already, Trump Touts Promises Kept

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MELBOURNE, FLA.: President Donald Trump, after a rocky first month in office, returned to the campaign trail on Saturday to deliver another attack on the media and tout his White House accomplishments in the friendly and familiar atmosphere of a rally with supporters.

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T-Shirt Designer Hopes To Cash In On North Korean Assassination

SAN FRANCISCO: A US-based designer said he hoped to cash in on the assassination of the North Korean leader’s half-brother by selling T-shirts emblazoned with “LOL” in the style worn by his alleged assassin.

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Trump Says He'll Decide On National Security Adviser In Next Few Days

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MELBOURNE, FLA.: President Donald Trump will interview four candidates for the position of U.S. national security adviser on Sunday and expects to make a decision in the coming days, he told reporters on Saturday.

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Merkel Calls For Joint Efforts With Russia To Battle Islamist Terrorism

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday said Europe's ties with Russia remained challenging, but it was important to work with Russia in the fight against Islamist terrorism.

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At Least 19 Dead After Bus Turns Over In Argentinean Andes

A bus traveling to Chile flipped over in Argentina's Mendoza province early on Saturday, killing at least 19 people on a remote mountain road in the Andes, local authorities said.

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Kim Jong-Nam Murder: North Korean Man Remanded For 7 Days

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SEPANG: The North Korean man who was arrested to assist in the investigation into the killing of Kim Jong-nam, on Monday, was remanded for seven days beginning today.

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U.S. Coalition Says Islamic State Command Center Destroyed In Mosul; IS Says Civilians Killed

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The U.S.-led military coalition on Saturday said its forces destroyed a building in the main medical complex of western Mosul, suspected to house an Islamic State command center.

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Russia Wants Pragmatic Relations With U.S., Says Lavrov

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Russia wants to build pragmatic relations with the United States based on mutual respect, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday.

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