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Trump blames party hardliners for health debacle, as more battles loom

Donald Trump on Sunday laid blame squarely at the feet of his Republican party’s ultra-conservative wing for the most stinging defeat of his young presidency, holding it responsible for the failed attempt to repeal Obamacare and for weakening a broader effort to curb abortions.

Bulgaria election: the main players

Bulgaria’s parliamentary election on Sunday is tipped to be a close race between the Socialists, seen as closer to Russia, and the centre-right.

56 jail terms for Egypt migrant shipwreck

An Egyptian court Sunday sentenced 56 people to prison terms of between seven and 10 years over the deaths at sea of at least 202 migrants in September, judicial officials said.

Le Pen plan to jettison euro spooks French business

The euro — and her fervent wish to withdraw from it — is a central theme of every stump speech by French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, topping her list of 144 election pledges.

UK targets WhatsApp encryption after London attack

The British government said Sunday that its security services must have access to encrypted messaging applications such as WhatsApp, revealing it was used by the killer behind the parliament attack.

Iran to appeal seizure of 9/11 compensation money

Iran’s central bank said Sunday it will appeal Luxembourg’s decision to freeze $1.6 billion of its assets, which the US is claiming as compensation for victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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