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U.S. Justice Department to release name of shadowy figure in 9/11 case

The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday said it would release the name of an individual sought by people who are suing the government of Saudi Arabia for alleged involvement in the Sept. 11, 2001, hijacking attacks.

At least one dead in Rio de Janeiro hospital fire: TV

At least one person died in a fire in a hospital in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, Globo News reported.

'Absolutely not': PM Johnson denies lying to Queen Elizabeth in Brexit crisis

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday denied lying to Queen Elizabeth over the reasons for suspending the British parliament after a court ruled his decision was unlawful and opponents called for lawmakers to be recalled to discuss Brexit.

Northern Irish 'no-deal' Brexit challenge dismissed in court

Belfast's High Court dismissed on Thursday a case arguing that a British exit from the European Union without a withdrawal agreement would contravene Northern Ireland's 1998 peace accord, saying the issue was political and not for the courts.

EU prods Britain towards Northern Ireland backstop to break Brexit deadlock

The European Union has pressed Britain to give Northern Ireland special status within the bloc's trading orbit to unlock a Brexit deal, with Dublin promising a positive response should London shift its position.

DUP leader: Won't support Brexit deal dividing internal UK market

The leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), the Northern Irish party which backs British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government, said the party will not support a Brexit deal that "divides the internal market of the UK".

Kuwait's emir leaves U.S. hospital after completing medical tests: KUNA

Kuwait's 90-year-old ruler has left a hospital in the United States after successfully completing medical tests, state news agency KUNA reported on Friday.

DUP leader: Won't support Brexit deal dividing internal UK market

The leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), the Northern Irish party which backs British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government, said the party will not support a Brexit deal that "divides the internal market of the UK".

Two killed as torrential rains sweep away cars in Spain

Two siblings died on Thursday when floodwaters caused by torrential rain dragged their car and flipped it over in eastern Spain, local emergency services said, as authorities warned residents to brace for further storms across large parts of the country.

U.S. says it has evidence Adrian Darya 1 oil transferred to Syria

The United States has evidence that the Iranian tanker Adrian Darya 1 has transferred its crude oil to the Syrian government, breaking assurances it gave not to sell crude to the country, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.

Trump says he does not believe Israelis are spying on the U.S.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he does not believe Israel is spying on the United States after a published report said Israel was most likely behind cellphone surveillance devices found near the White House and elsewhere in Washington.

Venezuela's Maduro says he will skip U.N., but envoys will slam U.S. sanctions

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday he will not travel to New York for the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly later this month, but that two of his envoys would attend to denounce U.S. sanctions on the OPEC nation.

Peru ex-president denied bail in U.S., wife dragged from court after outburst

(Note: This story contains language that may offend some readers in paragraph 7)

Years after nun's murder, church activists face threats in lawless Amazon

Fourteen years ago, on a dirt road near a remote settlement in northern Brazil, a gunman paid by local cattle ranchers executed a U.S. nun who had spent much of her life fighting to save the Amazon rainforest and advocating for the rural poor.

Trump willing to meet again with North Korean leader

U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters on Thursday he would be willing to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to resume denuclearization talks at some point later this year.

EU's Barnier says he is not optimistic on Brexit deal by mid-October

EU negotiator Michel Barnier on Thursday expressed pessimism on the prospects of clinching a divorce deal with Britain ahead of its withdrawal from the bloc on Oct. 31.

U.S. House panel to force testimony from Trump's Afghan envoy

The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Thursday it will subpoena President Donald Trump's special Afghanistan envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, to testify on Sept. 19, after the abrupt cancellation of talks with the country's Taliban militia.

Brazil's Bolsonaro to spend four more days recovering after surgery

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who recently underwent surgery to treat complications from a stab wound, will spend four more days recovering on the advice of his medical team, the president's spokesman said on Thursday.

Mexico pushes back after top U.S. court favors Trump on shunning migrants

The Mexican government protested and Central American migrants feared deportation back to their violent homelands on Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed President Donald Trump to slam the door on asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexican border.

U.S. lawmakers ask Pentagon for list of Chinese companies to curb 'economic espionage'

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers asked the Pentagon on Thursday to name companies owned by the Chinese military operating in the United States, as they seek to curb what they called Beijing's effort to "steal" technology for military purposes.

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