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Congress increasingly is being defined by what it's not doing this election year.

BELEK, Turkey, Nov 15 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday that the group of 20 leading economies (G20) stood united to face any militant threat.

He is a Republican former Army colonel with political positions diverse enough to support gun rights and gay marriage. He won re-election in a Hudson Valley district that favored President Barack Obama and captured a third term by crushing a deep-pocketed Democrat by almost 30 points.

Disaster officials advised communities in flood-prone areas of the northern Philippines to evacuate Saturday as the slow-moving Typhoon Koppu bore down on the coast with heavy rains and high winds.

Investigators have determined that the shooter in Dallas who killed five police officers did not have any connection to terrorist organizations, the White House said on Friday.

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi pledged to relaunch his Forza Italia party this year and force out the centre-left government of Matteo Renzi, according to an interview with daily Il Giornale on Saturday.

The Foreign Office is warning travellers there is a high threat from terrorism in Morocco, following growing numbers of locals sympathising or belonging to international terrorism groups in Syria, Iraq and Libya.

US Vice President Joe Biden on Monday slammed Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump's foreign policy proposals, saying they could spark anti-Americanism abroad, especially in Latin America.

A troubled ceasefire in Yemen has been extended by one week on condition that Houthi forces commit to the truce, the country's foreign minister said on Sunday.

Paralyzed former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand says President Barack Obama told him his story is inspiring and he should keep up the good work.

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