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CAIRO (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday that his country was eager to work with Egypt to boost airline security, three years after a bomb attack downed a Russian plane, killing more than 200 holidaymakers. FILE PHOTO: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a meeting with his Italian counterpart Enzo Moavero
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SAN JOSE (Reuters) – The Costa Rican government gave political asylum to Nicaraguan human rights activist Alvaro Leiva, months after he fled his country due to death threats, Costa Rica’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday. Nicaraguan human rights activist Alvaro Leiva speaks with Reuters after the Costa Rican government granted him political asylum, in San
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BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan (Reuters) – The two-man U.S.-Russian crew of a Soyuz spacecraft en route to the International Space Station was forced to make a dramatic emergency landing in Kazakhstan on Thursday when their rocket failed in mid-air. U.S. astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin landed safely without harm and rescue crews who
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Under pressure from Congress, the Trump administration faces a dilemma: how to respond to the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi while ensuring that any punitive action does not alienate Riyadh, a key ally against Iran. Human rights activists hold pictures of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a protest outside the Saudi
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NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) – A magnitude 6 earthquake struck off the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, killing three people in Java and damaging some buildings while causing panic among residents. Patients sit at an open area after an earthquake, at Larasati hospital in Pamekasan, Indonesia,
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WASHINGTON/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump increased pressure on Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to provide information on what happened to missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and said he wanted to get the bottom of what he called “a very serious situation.” In a fresh clue, a pro-government Turkish daily on Wednesday published preliminary evidence
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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A pro-government Turkish daily on Wednesday published preliminary evidence from investigators it said identified a 15-member Saudi intelligence team involved in the unexplained disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The move added pressure on close U.S. ally Riyadh to provide more information on the whereabouts of the prominent critic of Saudi policies, whose
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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Wednesday compared having an abortion to “hiring a “hit man” to eliminate a problematic person, in comments sure to be welcomed by conservative Catholics who have accused the pontiff of not speaking out enough on “cultural war” issues. Pope Francis speaks during the Wednesday general audience in Saint
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DRUZHBA, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukrainian authorities suspect sabotage lay behind explosions that tore through an ammunition depot in the early hours of Tuesday, sending fireballs into the sky and causing more than 12,000 people to be evacuated. No casualties were reported at the depot, located 176 km (about 110 miles) east of the capital, Kiev.
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MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte does not have cancer, the acting interior minister said on Tuesday, after the firebrand leader underwent tests in a private hospital. FILE PHOTO: Philippine’s President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during the 120th Philippine Independence day celebration at the Emilio Aguinaldo shrine in Kawit, Cavite Philippines June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Erik
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