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FILE PHOTO: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks attends the conference Communication Connecting Europe and Asia, in Brussels, Belgium September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday that evacuation centers should welcome all disaster victims, after two homeless people had been refused entry at the weekend in
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BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) – Russia-backed Syrian forces wasted no time in taking advantage of an abrupt U.S. retreat from Syria on Monday, deploying deep inside Kurdish-held territory south of the Turkish frontier less than 24 hours after Washington announced a full withdrawal. Washington’s Kurdish former allies said they invited in the government troops as an “emergency
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Ireland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney attends the MEDEF union summer forum renamed La Rencontre des Entrepreneurs de France, LaREF, at the Paris Longchamp Racecourse in Paris, France, August 28, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – A deal between Britain and the European Union is possible, perhaps even this week, but there are
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BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary’s opposition scored its biggest election victory in a decade on Sunday when liberal challenger Gergely Karacsony ousted ruling-party incumbent Istvan Tarlos as mayor of Budapest and opposition parties made gains in other major cities as well. Gergely Karacsony, opposition parties’ candidate delivers a statement after his victory after being elected Mayor
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FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a joint press conference with Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic after their meeting in Belgrade, Serbia, October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Djordje Kojadinovic ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s incursion into Syria will stretch from Kobani in the west to Hasaka in the east, going some 30 km (19 miles) into Syrian territory,
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Seven people were killed and 15 were missing after the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in decades paralyzed Tokyo, flooding rivers and leaving almost half a million homes without power, public broadcaster NHK reported on Sunday. A Shinkansen bullet train rail yard is seen flooded due to heavy rains caused by
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FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman attends a summit between Arab league and European Union member states, in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, February 24, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/File Photo RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s king and crown prince have approved the deployment of additional U.S. troops and equipment, after an
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FILE PHOTO: Deputy leader of the Democratic Unionist Party Nigel Dodds is seen outside the Houses of Parliament, as uncertainty over Brexit continues, in London, Britain April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – A mooted eleventh-hour solution to the Brexit deadlock cannot work because Northern Ireland must remain in a full United Kingdom customs
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers introduced more legislation on Friday seeking to slap stiff sanctions on Turkey over its offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria, underscoring unhappiness from both Democrats and President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans in Congress over his Syria policy. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) speaks during the introduction of the
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OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s opposition Conservatives on Friday promised to balance the budget in five years without slashing government jobs if they win an election this month, but the ruling Liberals insisted the pledge would result in painful cuts. Leader of Canada’s Conservatives Andrew Scheer campaigns for the upcoming election in Delta, British Columbia, Canada
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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Another U.S. senator has joined a chorus against Pennsylvania-based NonLethal Technologies Inc for selling riot gear to Hong Kong that is being used against pro-democracy protesters. FILE PHOTO: A riot police officer fires a tear gas canister toward anti-government protesters during a demonstration in the Tseung Kwan O residential area in Kowloon,
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PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron spoke on Friday of a “political crisis” between the EU’s executive and its parliament after lawmakers rejected his pick for commissioner, while members of his party blamed a leading German conservative for the debacle. French President Emmanuel Macron and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban talk to the media
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FILE PHOTO: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks to reporters after the Trump administration blocked U.S. ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland from giving testimony in the House of Representatives’ impeachment investigation of Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 8, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Gordon Sondland, the U.S.
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FILE PHOTO: Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks at a news conference at his office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia August 1, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo OSLO (Reuters) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his peacemaking efforts with Eritrea. Ethiopia and Eritrea, longtime foes who fought a
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KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Thursday he would be ready to open a probe into any Ukrainian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election but denied that President Donald Trump had tried to blackmail him. FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks with journalists during a joint drill of departments of
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ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey pounded Kurdish militia in northeast Syria for a second day on Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee and killing dozens, in a cross-border assault on U.S. allies that has turned the Washington establishment against President Donald Trump. The offensive against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) led by Kurdish
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ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey pounded Kurdish militia in northeast Syria for a second day on Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee and killing dozens, in a cross-border assault on U.S. allies that has turned the Washington establishment against Donald Trump. The Turkish offensive against the U.S.-allied Syrian Democratic Forces, launched days after
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