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FILE PHOTO: European Union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell addresses the European Parliament regarding the situation in Iran and Iraq, in Strasbourg, France January 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will discuss all ways to uphold a formal ceasefire in Libya if one is reached but any peace settlement will need
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BERLIN/BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Forces loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar have shut off production at all Libya’s major oil fields, an escalation that threatened to strangle the country’s finances and overshadowed an international peace summit in Berlin on Sunday. Haftar, whose self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) is bearing down on the capital Tripoli with
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BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Eastern Libyan forces closed down major oil ports, a spokesman for an oil protection force allied to eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar said on Friday, escalating tensions before an international Libya summit to discuss the country’s conflict. Tribesmen allied to Haftar, who has been trying to take the capital Tripoli held by
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With tweets of solidarity in Farsi and technological tools to circumvent internet shutdowns, U.S. President Donald Trump might be close to exhausting his options to support Iranian protesters rising up against their rulers. FILE PHOTO – U.S. President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, in Milwaukee,
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LA PAZ/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Bolivia’s Foreign Ministry has asked Argentina’s government to disavow comments by Bolivian former President Evo Morales, currently living in exile in Buenos Aires, that called for the organization of armed militias in his home country. FILE PHOTO: Former Bolivian President Evo Morales speaks during a news conference in Buenos Aires,
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FILE PHOTO: Lebanese caretaker Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil attends a cabinet meeting in Beirut, Lebanon, May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/File Photo BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s caretaker finance minister has asked the central bank governor to hold off on a proposed swap of 2020 Eurobonds after ratings agencies warned it could constitute a selective default,
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese environment minister Shinjiro Koizumi on Wednesday announced he would take paternity leave, as he aims to become a role model for the country’s working fathers. FILE PHOTO – Japan’s Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi attends a news conference at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Issei
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KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Gunfire rang out on Tuesday at two buildings used by Sudan’s general intelligence service in the capital Khartoum, two Reuters witnesses said. Shortly after the gunfire began, the service announced it had sacked some employees who were unhappy with the severance package they were offered. A statement by the service did not
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U.S. Attorney General William Barr announces the findings of the criminal investigation into the Dec. 6, 2019, shootings at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, U.S., January 13, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump clearly had authority to kill Qassem Soleimani,
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NORTH SAANICH, British Columbia (Reuters) – Towns on the southern end of Vancouver Island on Canada’s west coast are abuzz with interest over the possibility that Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, will become semi-permanent residents there. A property, where according to British news reports Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, spent
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FILE PHOTO: Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen smiles as she arrives to cast her vote at a polling station during general elections in New Taipei City, Taipei, Taiwan January 11, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen is set to win re-election on Saturday, with figures from the election commission showing her leading her
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