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For Trump, challenging an election loss would be tough

If Donald Trump were to challenge the outcome of next month's presidential election, as he has hinted he might, he would face a difficult and expensive fight, according to election attorneys and a review of voting laws in key battleground states.

Islamic State attacks Kirkuk as Iraqi forces push on Mosul

BAGHDAD Islamic State launched a major counter-attack on the city of Kirkuk on Friday as Iraqi and Kurdish forces pursued operations to seize territory around Mosul in preparation for an offensive on the jihadists' last major stronghold in Iraq.

German parliament approves controversial espionage law

BERLIN German lawmakers on Friday approved a law the government says will tighten oversight of the BND spy agency, while critics in a country particularly sensitive to violations of privacy insist the reform does exactly the opposite.

UK's "fake sheikh" undercover reporter jailed for 15 months

LONDON British journalist Mazher Mahmood, renowned for his "fake sheikh" undercover sting operations for media mogul Rupert Murdoch's tabloids, was jailed for 15 months on Friday for tampering with evidence in a high-profile trial.

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