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NY Times World News

David Cameron, With Eye on Next Election, Tries to Rouse His Base


The British prime minister promised tax cuts, new “starter homes” for first-time buyers under 40 and no spending reductions for the National Health Service.






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Sinosphere Blog: Message for Beijing Hidden in a Hong Kong Street Poem


On a busy street in Hong Kong, a poem carried a hidden message for the Communist Party as democracy demonstrations shook the city.






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Detentions of Hong Kong Protest Sympathizers Reported in Mainland


The Chinese authorities have detained nearly two dozen people in an effort to contain the spread of pro-democracy sentiment, a report said Wednesday.
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Taliban Stage Attacks on Day After Afghanistan and U.S. Sign Security Deal


The strikes on military transport vehicles killed seven Afghan soldiers and wounded nearly 20 others, officials said.






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Reuters World News

New NATO leader says alliance would defend Turkey if it was attacked

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO must be very clear that it would come to Turkey's aid if Turkey was attacked, the alliance's new Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday.
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Eyeing 2015 vote, British PM Cameron pledges 7 billion pounds in tax cuts

BIRMINGHAM England (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron promised to hand almost half the British population a tax cut if re-elected next year, a pledge he hopes will win over millions of voters and refocus debate away from a schism inside his party over Europe.






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Britain's Hill charms EU parliament despite doubts

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain's choice for the European Commission disarmed EU lawmakers with a combination of charm, grasp of financial regulation and a stated commitment to European integration at a hearing in the European Parliament on Wednesday.
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Turkey vows to fight Islamic State, coalition strikes near border

MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey signalled it may send troops into Syria or Iraq and let allies use Turkish bases to fight Islamic State, as coalition jets launched air strikes on Wednesday on insurgents besieging a town on its southern border with Syria.






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