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KABUL (Reuters) – A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital on Saturday, killing at least 15 people as voting concluded in parliamentary elections overshadowed by the threat of violence and long delays at polling stations. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing, which appeared to have been the most
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DUBAI/WASHINGTON/GLENDALE Ariz. (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia said on Saturday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate and that it fired two senior officials over his death, an account President Donald Trump said was credible but which drew deep skepticism from U.S. lawmakers. Saudi Arabia’s acknowledgement that Khashoggi died in the
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MEXICO CITY/CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (Reuters) – Mexico’s government on Friday vowed to meet the challenge of a caravan of Central American migrants heading north that has angered U.S. President Donald Trump, who threatened to shut down the U.S-Mexico border to halt its passage. Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Airbus said its defense chief Dirk Hoke will no longer attend the Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia, the latest senior industry executive to skip next week’s event amid concern about the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. FILE PHOTO: Christian Sewing, new CEO of Germany’s Deutsche Bank, speaks during the bank’s
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BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday was forced to deny an accusation that he sought funding from business leaders to purchase mass WhatsApp messages, in an alleged campaign finance violation. Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro reacts as he talks to media after a visit to Federal Police headquarters in Rio
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BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) both face a drubbing in a regional election on Oct. 28 that risks further weakening their crisis-plagued national government, polls showed on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: German Interior Minister and Christian Social Union (CSU) leader Horst Seehofer attends a news conference after
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Italy’s Prime Minister defended the country’s “beautiful” 2019 budget on Thursday, brushing off criticism of it from Brussels as European authorities stepped up pressure for changes to a draft that breaches the bloc’s fiscal rules. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arrives for the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 18,
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – More Honduran migrants tried to join a caravan of several thousand moving through Guatemala on Wednesday, defying calls by authorities not to make the journey after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to cut off regional aid in reprisal. FILE PHOTO: A Honduran migrant, part of a caravan trying to reach the
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s top court weighed an appeal on Wednesday by a U.S. student facing deportation under a law against foreign pro-Palestinian activists who call for boycotts of Israel. American student Lara Alqasem appears in Israel’s Supreme Court in Jerusalem October 17, 2018 REUTERS/ Ronen Zvulun Lara Alqasem, 22, flew to Israel on Oct.
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A 5-year-old boy tugged Prince Harry’s red beard and scored big hugs from the British royal and his wife, Meghan, after they touched down on Wednesday in the rural Australian city of Dubbo, where farmers are struggling with drought. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, hugs Luke Vincent, 5, after arriving at Dubbo airport,
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RIYADH/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Riyadh on Tuesday to discuss the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi with the king and crown prince, after President Donald Trump speculated “rogue killers” may be responsible. Overnight, Turkish crime scene investigators entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the last place Khashoggi was
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LIMA (Reuters) – Peruvian police detained two top advisers of jailed opposition leader Keiko Fujimori at a political demonstration on Monday, deepening a crisis at the heart of the country’s most powerful conservative movement. Supporters of Keiko Fujimori, daughter of former president Alberto Fujimori and leader of the opposition in Peru, protest against her detention
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MORONI (Reuters) – Protesters barricaded roads with tree trunks, stoned cars and clashed with soldiers in the Indian Ocean island nation of Comoros on Monday in demonstrations against President Azali Assoumani’s bid to extend term limits, officials said. FILE PHOTO: Comoros President Azali Assoumani sits in the chair reserved for heads of state before delivering his
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ANKARA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump speculated on Monday that “rogue killers” may have been behind the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and dispatched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet King Salman over the case. Khashoggi, a U.S. resident, Washington Post columnist and leading critic of the powerful Saudi crown prince,
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