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LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A deal to smooth Britain’s departure from the European Union hung in the balance on Monday after diplomats indicated the bloc wanted more concessions from Prime Minister Boris Johnson and said a full agreement was unlikely this week. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a debate after the Queen’s Speech in the
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FILE PHOTO: Tunisian presidential candidates Nabil Karoui and Kais Saied shake hands before a televised debate ahead of Sunday’s second-round runoff election in Tunis, Tunisia October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisians began voting for a new president on Sunday in the decisive second-round run-off of an election in which they have spurned
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DUBAI (Reuters) – An Iranian government spokesman on Saturday described as a “cowardly attack” an incident that Iranian media have called the apparent targeting by missiles of an Iranian-owned oil tanker, and said Iran would respond after the facts had been studied. An undated picture shows the Iranian-owned Sabiti oil tanker sailing in Red Sea.
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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey intensified its air and artillery strikes in northeast Syria on Friday, escalating an offensive against Kurdish militia that has drawn warnings of humanitarian catastrophe and turned some Republican lawmakers against U.S. President Donald Trump. The Kurds, who recaptured swathes of northeastern Syria from Islamic State with the backing of the United
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FILE PHOTO: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks to reporters after the Trump administration blocked U.S. ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland from giving testimony in the House of Representatives’ impeachment investigation of Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 8, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Gordon Sondland, the U.S.
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(Reuters) – Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas, two foreign-born associates of U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, were charged on Thursday with conspiring to influence U.S. politics with illegal campaign contributions. A police booking mugshot shows Russian-born businessman Igor Fruman in an image taken after his arrest by U.S. federal authorities in connection
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FILE PHOTO: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters is pictured in Vienna, Austria June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo VIENNA (Reuters) – The two front-runners in the race to become the U.N. nuclear watchdog’s chief are running neck and neck, a secret ballot of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s 35-nation Board of Governors on Thursday
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QUITO (Reuters) – Ecuadorean security forces cracked down on protesters in a massive national strike on Wednesday as President Lenin Moreno stuck by austerity measures that have triggered the worst unrest in a decade. In Latin America’s latest flare-up over unpopular structural economic reforms, protests cleared many streets of traffic, while schools closed and businesses
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(Reuters) – Moroccan human rights activists have been targeted by hackers armed with sophisticated computing spying software amid a government crackdown on protests in recent years, according to research by Amnesty International. A report here released Wednesday by the British non-profit human rights advocacy organization shows how two prominent Moroccan activists were repeatedly targeted since
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ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish forces and Syrian rebel allies will cross the Syrian border “shortly”, a Turkish official said early on Wednesday, as a surprise withdrawal of U.S. troops made way for the Turkish incursion. FILE PHOTO: Turkish army howitzers are positioned on the Turkish-Syrian border, near the southeastern town of Akcakale in Sanliurfa province,
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LONDON (Reuters) – Thousands of climate-change protesters took to the streets in cities around the world on Monday, launching two weeks of peaceful civil disobedience to demand immediate action to cut carbon emissions and avert an ecological disaster. In London, police arrested 276 activists from the Extinction Rebellion group as they blocked bridges and roads
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PARIS (Reuters) – France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor said on Saturday an investigation had detected signs of “latent radicalization” in an attacker who knifed four co-workers to death at police headquarters in Paris this week. The assailant, an IT worker at the headquarters, went on a rampage on Thursday, killing three police officers and an administrative worker,
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