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EU to set up legal entity to facilitate trade with Iran

The legal entity will allow European companies to continue to trade with Iran in accordance with EU law and could be open to other partners in the world.
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Trump says second Kim summit may happen soon

US President Donald Trump said he expects a second summit with Kim Jong Un to take place "quite soon" as he returned to the UN to trumpet a turnaround in ties with the DPRK leader.
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Grab, Uber draw Singapore fines

Singapore yesterday fined ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber US$9.5 million for breaking competition rules when they merged.
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Russia set to boost Syria's air defenses

Russia announced it will supply an S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria, a week after Moscow blamed Israel for causing the downing of a Russian military plane in Syria.
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Golden handshake merger is world No. 1

Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold agreed yesterday to buy Africa-focused rival Randgold Resources to create a global industry champion worth US$18.3 billion.
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Farmers fear living in poverty as EU moves to ban palm oil biofuel

Europe is one of the world's biggest palm oil consumers. About half of the palm oil used last year in Europe was for biofuels that ended up in gas tanks.
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75-year-old cat lover goes viral online for napping with cats

Terry Laurmen, 75, has never thought he would become an online sensation by napping with shelter cats.
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Historic wood church burnt down in Finland

An over-250-year-old church was destroyed by fire on Sunday in Kiihtelysvaara, a parish east of the city of Joensuu, in eastern Finland.
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Customers buy mooncakes before Mid-Autumn Festival in Toronto

A customer shows mooncakes she bought before the Mid-Autumn Festival at a Chinese supermarket in Toronto, Canada, Sept. 23, 2018. 
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New York Chinese communities cruise around Manhattan to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival

More than 20 Chinese communities in New York co-hosted a boat tour around Manhattan on Sunday to celebrate the up-coming Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival.
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