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ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish forces have killed more than 100 militants in an assault on Kurdish militia in northeast Syria, Turkey’s president said on Thursday, as heavy shelling and air strikes against targets in the region continued. According to a senior Turkish security official, armed forces struck weapons and ammunition depots, gun and sniper positions,
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – China is planning tighter visa restrictions for U.S. nationals with ties to anti-China groups, people with knowledge of the proposed curbs said, following similar U.S. restrictions on Chinese nationals, as relations between the countries sour. FILE PHOTO: U.S. and Chinese flags are seen before Defense Secretary James Mattis welcomes Chinese Minister of
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QUITO (Reuters) – Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Tuesday ordered a curfew around government buildings after six days of violent anti-austerity protests that have pushed his administration out of the capital Quito and brought hundreds of arrests. Following tactics that have toppled previous governments, thousands of indigenous demonstrators have flooded the highland capital. Some burst
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QUITO (Reuters) – Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Tuesday ordered a curfew around government buildings after six days of anti-austerity protests that have pushed his administration out of the capital Quito and brought hundreds of arrests amid violent protests. Following tactics that have toppled past governments, thousands of indigenous demonstrators have flooded the highland capital.
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European Parliament President David Sassoli leaves afer a meeting with Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in London, Britain October 8, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Parliament head David Sassoli said on Tuesday after meeting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that “there has been no progress” in Brexit talks. Sassoli said Johnson had given
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LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union accused Britain of playing a “stupid blame game” over Brexit on Tuesday after a Downing Street source said a deal was essentially impossible because German Chancellor Angela Merkel had made unacceptable demands. FILE PHOTO: A pro-Brexit protester holds a placard in Westminster, London, Britain September 25, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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British Union Jack and EU flags are pictured before the meeting with Britain’s Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay and European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, September 20, 2019. Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool via REUTERS/Files LONDON (Reuters) – Unless the European Union compromises and does a Brexit deal shortly, then
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has called his new trade deal with Japan a “phenomenal” victory for U.S. farmers. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a formal signing ceremony for the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement at the White House in Washington, October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque But don’t expect America’s Land O’Lakes butter to
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WASHINGTON/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – An increasing number of U.S. lawmakers voiced anger on Monday over the NBA’s response to a Houston Rockets official’s tweet backing Hong Kong democracy protests, raising U.S.-China tensions as talks to end a 15-month trade war resumed. The National Basketball Association, which has built a huge following and burgeoning business in China,
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LONDON (Reuters) – Thousands of climate activists took to the streets of cities around the world on Monday, launching two weeks of peaceful civil disobedience to demand immediate action to cut carbon emissions and avert an ecological disaster. Extinction Rebellion protesters demonstrate at Trafalgar Square in London, Britain October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls In London,
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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The United States began pulling troops from northeast Syria on Monday in a major policy shift, opening the way for a Turkish attack on Kurdish-led forces long allied to Washington and handing Turkey responsibility for thousands of jihadi captives. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump talks to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner Latheefa Koya speaks during a news conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia has begun investigating about 80 individuals and entities for allegedly receiving money from 1MDB, which is under scrutiny for corruption and money laundering, the country’s anti-graft chief said
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QUITO (Reuters) – Ecuadorean authorities began arresting shopkeepers for raising food prices as indigenous groups clashed with security forces on Sunday in a fourth day of protests against President Lenin Moreno’s austerity measures. People block a road amid clashes with soldiers during protests after Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno’s government ended four-decade-old fuel subsidies, in Lasso,
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PRISTINA (Reuters) – National elections are underway in Kosovo where the main issues for the country’s 1.9 million eligible voters are tackling corruption and normalizing relations with Serbia which would pave the way for United Nations membership. The elections, the fourth since Kosovo’s declaration of independence in 2008, were called after Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj
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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of protesters marched through central Hong Kong on Sunday wearing face masks in defiance of colonial-era emergency powers which threaten them with a year in prison for hiding their faces. Anti-government protesters attend a demonstration in Wan Chai district, in Hong Kong, China October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – North Korea’s top negotiator said late on Saturday that working-level nuclear talks between officials from Pyongyang and Washington that had been seen as a step toward ending months of stalemate, had been broken off in Sweden. A motorcade carrying North Korean delegation heads for Villa Elfvik on the island of Lidingo off
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CARACAS/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov was in Caracas on Saturday to underline Moscow’s support for Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro that has helped him stay in power despite intense Western pressure to quit. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov speaks during a meeting in Caracas, Venezuela October 5, 2019. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero Moscow
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