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Philip Hammond, Treasury chief, to quit if Boris Johnson becomes prime minister

LONDON — British Treasury chief Philip Hammond says he will quit if - as widely expected - Boris Johnson becomes prime minister this week.

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p>Hammond said Sunday that Johnson’s vow to take the U.K. out of the European Union on Oct. 31 with or without a divorce deal is “not …

British navy tries to thwart Iran ship seizure in audio recording

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — In an audio recording released Sunday, a British naval officer can be heard saying the transit of a British-flagged vessel through the Strait of Hormuz must not be impaired under international law as Iranian naval forces warn the vessel to change course.

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Vladimir Putin: Russians sympathized with Trump campaign but did not interfere

Russians sympathized with President Trump for trying to mend ties between the two countries but did not help him win the White House, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview released Friday.

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p>Mr. Putin made the remarks while speaking at the Kremlin last month with filmmaker Oliver Stone, according …

Donald Trump derides Sadiq Khan, London mayor, following Scotland Yard social media breach

President Trump mocked London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Saturday after his city’s Metropolitan Police Service suffered an embarrassing cybersecurity breach.

“With the incompetent Mayor of London, you will never have safe streets!” Mr. Trump said on Twitter.

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p>Mr. Trump’s comment was made in response to a tweet posted hours earlier …

Iran's poking at West heightens risks of military missteps

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rather than tangle with a stronger U.S. military, Iran is poking and prodding its Western antagonists in ways apparently designed to avoid triggering war but that nonetheless seem to heighten the risk of missteps and miscalculation that could lead to an armed conflict with global consequences.

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Suspect in shooting of Turkish diplomat arrested

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) - Kurdish security officials say they have arrested the lead suspect in the shooting of a Turkish diplomat in Iraq’s semi-autonomous region.

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p>The Kurdistan Region Security Council published a picture of the suspect Saturday, saying he was arrested by security and counterterrorism units following a large-scale operation. …

Russian, U.S. astronauts blast off on moon landing anniversary

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Russian space capsule with three astronauts aboard has blasted off for a fast-track trip to the International Space Station.

Saturday’s took place on the 50th anniversary of the day U.S. astronauts landed on the moon.

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p>The capsule entered orbit nine minutes after liftoff from Russia’s …

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