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FILE PHOTO: Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed addresses a news conference in his office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia August 25, 2018. REUTERS/Kumera Gemechu/File Photo ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s prime minister met members of 81 opposition parties on Tuesday to discuss ways of reforming the electoral system, his office said, as he pressed on with
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Migrants, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, run from tear gas released by U.S border patrol, near the border fence between Mexico and the United States in Tijuana, Mexico, November 25, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s foreign ministry presented a diplomatic note to
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GENEVA/CARACAS (Reuters) – The United Nations on Monday announced $9.2 million in health and nutritional aid for crisis-stricken Venezuela, where hunger and preventable disease are soaring amid the collapse of the country’s socialist economic system. FILE PHOTO: A Venezuelan migrant brushes his teeth outside his tent in a makeshift camp in Bogota, Colombia, November 11,
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FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman leaves the Hotel Matignon in Paris, France, April 9, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo CAIRO (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s crown prince was due to arrive in Egypt on Monday for a two-day visit, state news agency MENA reported, part of his first trip abroad since the murder
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TAIPEI (Reuters) – Voters in Taiwan have delivered a strong rebuke to the island’s pro-independence ruling party in local elections, emboldening the China-friendly opposition, one of whose main figures says he will now reach out to Beijing to forge more friendly ties. Taiwan’s opposition Nationalist Kuomintang Party (KMT) Taipei mayoral candidate Ting Shou-chung announces he
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The European Union flag flies alongside the Gibraltarian flag and Britain’s Union Jack at Grand Casemates in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, historically claimed by Spain, November 24, 2018. REUTERS/Jon Nazca BRUSSELS (Reuters) – An 11th-hour deal on Saturday to answer Spanish demands for a big say on Gibraltar after Britain leaves the EU
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PARIS (Reuters) – Police firing tear gas and water cannons clashed in Paris on Saturday with thousands of protesters angry over rising car fuel costs and President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies, the second weekend of “yellow vest” protests across France. As night fell, the famed Champs-Elysees avenue, where fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld switched on the
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TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as chairwoman of the ruling pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) after it suffered a major electoral defeat on Saturday, losing two of the island’s most important city posts in mayoral elections. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen announces her resignation as chairwoman of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) after
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LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) – Pakistan on Saturday detained scores of protesters in a continuing crackdown against followers of a hardline Islamic cleric who led three days of protests over blasphemy laws and whose arrest overnight triggered violent clashes with police. A man rides a motorbike during a protest, after paramilitary and police forces disperse the
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FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro attends a meeting with governors-elect in Brasilia, Brazil November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – As Cuban doctors in Brazil begin to head home amid a diplomatic spat between Havana and the South American country’s far-right president-elect, Brazil’s health ministry said on Friday that it had
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YANGON (Reuters) – Groups representing journalists and lawyers in Myanmar handed a letter to the country’s president on Friday outlining their concerns over the jailing of two Reuters reporters convicted of breaking state secrets laws. FILE PHOTO: Reuters journalist Wa Lone departs Insein court after his verdict announcement in Yangon, Myanmar, September 3, 2018. REUTERS/Ann
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LONDON (Reuters) – The British Labour Party’s would-be finance minister, John McDonnell, has a message for the world: he is deadly serious about overthrowing capitalism and building a socialist society. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, John McDonnell, poses for a photograph during an interview, following a Reuters Newsmaker event in London, Britain
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KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) – Three suicide bombers attacked the Chinese consulate in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi early on Friday, but were killed before entering the building, the city’s police chief said. Paramilitary forces and police are seen during an attack on the Chinese consulate, where blasts and shots are heard, in Karachi, Pakistan November
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 71st presentation and pardoning of the Thanksgiving turkeys ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 20, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo PALM BEACH, Florida (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump hinted on Thursday he may visit Afghanistan, scene of one of America’s
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BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) – Britain and the European Union agreed a draft text setting out a close post-Brexit relationship, officials said, though wrangles over fish and the future of Gibraltar must still be settled before leaders meet on Sunday. British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker leave to discuss draft agreements on
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British and EU flags are seen before Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May meets with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to discuss draft agreements on Brexit, at the EC headquarters in Brussels, Belgium November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission’s and Britain’s Brexit negotiators have agreed on a declaration on the two sides’
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