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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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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders will next week extend until the end of January economic sanctions against Russia over its intervention in Ukraine, diplomats and officials said. FILE PHOTO: People hold a giant Russian national flag during a festive concert marking the second anniversary of Russia’s annexation of the Crimea region, in Red Square
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BUCHAREST (Reuters) – The head of Romania’s ruling Social Democrat party, Liviu Dragnea, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison by the Supreme Court on Thursday for inciting others to abuse of office, prompting thousands to rally against his government. Romania’s ruling Social Democratic Party leader Liviu Dragnea is greeted by supporters
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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Judges at the International Criminal Court have given Myanmar a deadline to respond to a prosecution request that they consider hearing a case on the alleged deportation of Rohingya minorities to Bangladesh. A Rohingya refugee is seen in Balukhali refugee camp at dawn near Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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AMMAN (Reuters) – Measures are needed to counter Iran’s “aggressive tendencies” in the Middle East, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday after talks in Jordan with King Abdullah. German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke The Jordanian monarch said that
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