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FILE PHOTO: Detained Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone are escorted by police as they leave after a court hearing in Yangon, Myanmar, Aug. 20, 2018. REUTERS/Ann Wang/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States criticized Myanmar on Wednesday after the Asian country’s high court upheld the sentencing of two Reuters journalists, expressing
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FILE PHOTO: People line up after crossing the contact line between pro-Moscow rebels and Ukrainian troops as they wait at passport control in Mayorsk, Ukraine February 25, 2019. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/File Photo MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an order simplifying the procedure for obtaining a Russian passport for residents of the rebel-controlled
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the cabinet meeting in Berlin, Germany, April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by telephone on Tuesday with Ukraine’s newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, and invited him to Germany, a German government spokeswoman said. Zelenskiy won the election on Sunday and is expected to take
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CAIRO (Reuters) – African leaders meeting in Cairo on Tuesday agreed to give Sudan’s ruling military council three months to implement democratic reforms, Egypt said on Tuesday, amid pressure for a quick handover of power to civilians. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi poses for a photo with heads of several African states during a consultative
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SKOPJE (Reuters) – Macedonia’s pro-Western candidate, Stevo Pendarovski, narrowly won first round of presidential vote dominated by deep divisions over a change of the country’s name to North Macedonia under a deal with Greece. Ruling Social Democratic Union of Macedonia’s candidate Stevo Pendarovski casts his ballot for the presidential elections in Skopje, North Macedonia April
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FILE PHOTO – The entrance area and the showroom of German camera manufacturer Leica Camera AG are pictured at the Leica production site in Solms, 70km south-east of Frankfurt, September 13, 2013. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach BEIJING (Reuters) – Germany’s Leica Camera AG has distanced itself from a promotional video that depicts a news photographer covering democracy
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KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan’s attorney general has asked the country’s intelligence and security agencies to lift the immunity of officers suspected of killing a teacher who died in custody after taking part in protests in February, state news agency SUNA said. Sudanese demonstrators play traditional instruments during the sit-in protest outside Defence Ministry in Khartoum,
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PARIS (Reuters) – Clashes broke out between dozens of demonstrators and police in Paris on the 23rd Saturday of yellow-vest protests after authorities warned that rioters could return to the French capital to spark a new wave of violence. Dozens of black-hooded demonstrators threw rocks at police and some set fire to scooters and trash
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CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptians vote this weekend on constitutional changes that will potentially allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in office until 2030 and bolster the role of Egypt’s powerful military. FILE PHOTO: A man walks in front of a banner depicting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi before the upcoming referendum on constitutional amendments
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