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RIMBO, Sweden (Reuters) – Yemen’s Houthi movement and the Saudi-backed government on Tuesday exchanged lists of some 15,000 prisoners for a swap agreed as a confidence-building measure at the start of U.N.-sponsored peace talks. At left, Abdelqader al-Murtada and Saelem Mohammed Noman Al-Mughalles, representatives of the Ansar Allah delegation and at right, Askar Zaeil and
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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s government on Tuesday launched a more detailed map of land use aimed at resolving overlapping claims in the vast archipelago, including in forest areas, three years later than was initially planned. A tourist boat travels along a river in Tanjung Puting National Park in Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia June 14, 2015.
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FILE PHOTO: Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven arrives at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Centre leader Annie Loof her party will not support Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven as Sweden’s prime minister after talks over a deal failed, putting attempts at forming a
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SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile has become the latest country to pull out of a controversial United Nations migration pact, its interior ministry indicated, provoking fury among opposition parties who accused Sebastian Pinera’s government of “shameful and authoritarian” behavior. FILE PHOTO: An Haitian immigrant walks past a banner that reads “All immigrant is my brother. Welcome!”,
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YEREVAN (Reuters) – Armenians began voting in an early parliamentary election as acting prime minister Nikol Pashinyan sought a stronger mandate, having been elected by lawmakers to the post in May following a peaceful revolution earlier this year. FILE PHOTO: Armenia’s acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan attends a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council
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FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of German rail operator Deutsche Bahn is pictured in Berlin, Germany, November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s EVG railway workers’ union plans to stage warning strikes over the Christmas period after wage talks with rail operator Deutsche Bahn [DBN.UL] broke down early on Saturday. “Warning strikes will
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Policemen stand in front of the Banco do Brasil branch after a shootout between police and bank robbers, in Milagres, Brazil December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Agency Miseria/Normando Sracles BRASILIA (Reuters) – Fourteen people including six hostages were killed early on Friday in a shootout between police and bank robbers attempting to blow up ATMs at two
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HAMBURG (Reuters) – Germany’s Christian Democrats elected Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Friday to replace Angela Merkel as party leader, a decision that moves her into pole position to succeed Europe’s most influential leader as chancellor. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer waves next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel after being elected as the party leader during the Christian Democratic Union
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