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BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis kicked off talks in China on Wednesday that he and his Chinese counterpart described as “open and honest,” seeking to strike a positive tone despite Sino-U.S. tensions over trade and the South China Sea. China’s Defense Minister Wei Fenghe, left, and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis review
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LONDON (Reuters) – President Hassan Rouhani promised Iranians on Tuesday the government would be able to handle the economic pressure of new U.S. sanctions amid a second day of demonstrations in protest at financial hardship and a weakening rial. FILE PHOTO – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani speaks during an extraordinary meeting of the Organisation of
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s support rose 10 points to outstrip his disapproval rating for the first time since February, a survey showed on Monday, boosting his chance of weathering a series of scandals to become Japan’s longest-serving premier. FILE PHOTO – Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe address Japan Self-Defense Force’s senior members
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has consolidated his commanding lead over rivals in the race to become Mexico’s next president with just a week to go, a voter survey by polling firm Consulta Mitofsky showed on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Mexico’s presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the National Regeneration
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HARARE (Reuters) – Police said on Sunday they were searching for a motive for an explosion at Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s election rally that injured 49 people. Medics attend to people injured in an explosion during a rally by Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe June 23, 2018. Tafadzwa Ufumeli/via REUTERS Vice President Constantino
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NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Saturday their political blocs, which came in third and first place in a May parliamentary election respectively, would enter into an alliance. FILE PHOTO: Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad, Iraq May
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel played down expectations of any major breakthrough at hastily-arranged talks among European Union leaders on Sunday on the migration dispute dividing Europe and threatening her own government. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seen during a joint news conference at the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon June 22, 2018.
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LONDON (Reuters) – A campaigner has lost a legal bid to force the British government to introduce gender-neutral passports. A passport office is seen in Liverpool, Britain, June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble Christie Elan-Cane had argued at the High Court that the current policy requiring applicants to choose from the categories of male and female
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