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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Police and protesters clashed at Hong Kong’s international airport on Tuesday evening after flights were disrupted for a second day and the political crisis in the former British colony deepened. In a second day of unrest at the airport, thousands of black-clad protesters jammed the terminal, chanting, singing and waving banners.
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Placards are seen on paint stained embassy’s window during Extinction Rebellion climate change protest in front of Brazilian Embassy in London, Britain, August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Climate change protesters threw red paint onto the Brazilian embassy in London on Tuesday to demonstrate against damage to the Amazon rainforest and what they
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CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s pro-government legislature on Monday agreed to create a commission to evaluate holding 2020 legislative elections early, which would create an opportunity for the government to reclaim control of the opposition-dominated congress. Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly President Diosdado Cabello holds a banner reading “No more Trump. Heroic Venezuela” during a session in
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Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a news conference in Tehran, Iran August 5, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused the United States on Monday of turning the Gulf region into a “matchbox ready to ignite”, according to Al Jazeera
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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina’s opposition candidate was ahead in a presidential primary election against market-friendly incumbent Mauricio Macri on Sunday, two TV stations reported minutes after the polls closed. FILE PHOTO: Argentine President Mauricio Macri attends a rally, in Buenos Aires, Argentina August 6, 2019. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian/File Photo The primary marked the first chance
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FILE PHOTO: Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan (R) and Saudi King Salman shake hands during a welcoming ceremony in Ankara, Turkey April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi King Salman received a phone call on Sunday from Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on the occasion of the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha, state news agency
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SRINAGAR (Reuters) – Indian authorities reimposed some restrictions in parts of Kashmir on Sunday ahead of the Muslim festival Eid, amid fears that large gatherings could trigger renewed protests against Delhi’s withdrawal of special rights for the region. Kashmiri women walk past an Indian security personnel during restrictions after the scrapping of the special constitutional
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the Fusion Energy Research Centre at the Fulham Science Centre in Oxfordshire, Britain August 8, 2019. Julian Simmonds/Pool via REUTERS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given support to the police’s “stop-and-search powers” and also pledged to create “another 10,000 spaces” in UK prisons. “…
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FILE PHOTO: Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi listens during a news conference at the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad, Pakistan August 20, 2018. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood/File Photo KARACHI (Reuters) – Pakistan says it will move the United Nations Security Council with China’s support with a motion to condemn India for its decision to strip its portion
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FILE PHOTO: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks at the Security Council stakeout at the United Nations headquarters in New York, U.S., August 1, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo CAIRO (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday expressed concern over the violent clashes in Yemen’s Aden and urged the parties to cease hostilities. In
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FILE PHOTO: People hold placards calling for China to release Canadian detainees Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig outside a court hearing for Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou at the B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, March 6, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson (Reuters) – Canada’s foreign minister on Friday praised two Canadian men
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SRINAGAR (Reuters) – Anger was mounting in Kashmir against India’s decision to revoke the special status of the Muslim-majority region, residents and officials said, although authorities eased some curbs to allow people to offer Friday prayers. Indian security forces personnel patrol a deserted street during restrictions after the government scrapped special status for Kashmir, in
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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia has filed criminal charges against 17 current and former directors at subsidiaries of Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) in a multi-billion-dollar corruption investigation at state fund 1MDB, the attorney general said on Friday. FILE PHOTO – Men walk past a 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) billboard at the fund’s flagship Tun
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FILE PHOTO: Officers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) look on after executing search warrants and making some arrests at an agricultural processing facility in Canton, Mississippi, U.S. in this August 7, 2019 handout photo. Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Handout via REUTERS MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s foreign ministry said on Thursday that 122 Mexicans had
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