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RIYADH/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina on Saturday agreed to start consultations with the International Monetary Fund that could lead to a new financing program, days after the global lender said the country’s debt situation had become “unsustainable”. Argentine Economy Minister Martin Guzman told IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva that the heavily indebted Latin American country
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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A Turkish soldier was killed in Syria’s Idlib region in a bomb attack by Russian-backed government forces, the defence ministry said on Saturday, Turkey’s 16th military death during a month in which talks between Ankara and Moscow have stalled. The rising Turkish military death toll, including two on Thursday, could complicate a
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DUBAI (Reuters) – Candidates affiliated with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards looked on course to win a parliamentary majority on Saturday, reportedly leading in the race in Tehran and towns and villages elsewhere, after a vote stacked in favour of the anti-American hardliners. An Interior Ministry official said a list of candidates affiliated with the Guards led
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YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar’s army said in a statement on Friday it would hold more court-martials over alleged abuses against Rohingya Muslims, after a government-appointed commission said soldiers committed war crimes against the minority. The panel concluded, in a report published in January, that members of the security forces, among “multiple actors”, were responsible for
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia will suspend entry of Chinese citizens to its territory starting from Feb. 20, Russian authorities in charge of coronavirus prevention said on Tuesday. The suspension will be for Chinese citizens entering Russia for employment, private, educational and tourist purposes. The suspension will be temporary, the statement said. Reporting by Polina Devitt;
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FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain January 13, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson LONDON (Reuters) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is no longer being held in solitary confinement and his health is improving, his colleague and spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson told reporters on Tuesday. Assange is in prison in London, fighting
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CAIRO/BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Libya’s combatants are readying for a long conflict, as foreign weapons flood in, tribesmen close oil ports and rival alliances wrangle over revenues from Africa’s largest petroleum reserves. Security forces stand guard during a celebration of the 9th anniversary of the revolution against former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi at Martyrs’ Square
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SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (Reuters) – Holland America Line said it is working with governments and health experts to track passengers who disembarked from its Westerdam cruise ship docked in Cambodia after an American woman tested positive for coronavirus in Malaysia. FILE PHOTO: The cruise ship MS Westerdam at dock in the Cambodian port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia
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AMMAN (Reuters) – A car bomb‮ ‬exploded on Sunday in‮ ‬the Syrian town of Tel Abyad, near the‮ ‬Turkish border, causing several casualties, witnesses said on Sunday. The Arab town, from which Turkish-backed forces last October pushed out the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, has seen a spate of car blasts that has killed dozens of
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SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – China must make every effort to maintain economic and social control as it battles the coronavirus epidemic, and avoid causing panic that could lead to secondary “disasters,” President Xi Jinping told senior officials earlier this month. FILE PHOTO: Chinese President Xi jinping speaks during a meeting with Tedros Adhanom, director general of
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Demonstrators daubed the words “femicide state” in blood-red on Mexico’s presidential palace on Friday, before marching in heavy rain to the offices of newspaper La Prensa to protest against the recent publication of a gruesome image of a murder victim. People take part in a protest against gender-based violence in downtown
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Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro holds a document as he speaks during a news conference at Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela February 14, 2020. REUTERS/Fausto Torrealba CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday his decision to allow transactions in dollars in the crisis-torn South American country was “correct” and taken “in the midst
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