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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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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl said on Monday she hoped for more clarity on Brexit talks at this week’s meeting of EU leaders starting on Wednesday in Brussels. Austria’s Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl arrives for a two-day cabinet meeting in Mauerbach, Austria, May 27, 2018. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader/File Photo Negotiators from both sides
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DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia on Sunday warned against threats to punish it over last week’s disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as European and U.S. allies piled on pressure. FILE PHOTO: Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London, Britain, September 29, 2018. Middle East Monitor/Handout via REUTERS
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LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – Luxembourg voters delivered an uncertain outcome in an election on Sunday, leaving the liberal-led coalition with just enough seats to stay in government and the traditionally dominant center-right also capable of returning to power. FILE PHOTO: Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel talks to the media as he arrives for the informal meeting
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies suffered their worst election result since 1950 on Sunday, bleeding votes to the far-right in a setback that risks widening divisions within Germany’s crisis-prone national government. A woman casts her vote for the Bavarian state election in Neubiberg, Germany, October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle The Christian Social
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GENEVA (Reuters) – The United States is seeking regime change in Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday in a speech broadcast on state TV. FILE PHOTO: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a news conference on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S.,
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies are heading for their worst state election result in over 60 years in a regional vote on Sunday that is likely to increase tensions within Germany’s fragile coalition government. Leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU) Horst Seehofer and Bavarian State Prime Minister Markus Soeder appear on
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