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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand with Turkey’s Pressident Tayyip Erdogan and Emine Erdogan at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday lauded the U.S. relationship with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan as the leaders started a meeting to overcome
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Jair Bolsonaro’s repeated bashing of China on the campaign trail last year left diplomats on both sides worried he might take a wrecking ball to one of the world’s biggest trading partnerships. FILE PHOTO: China’s President Xi Jinping revives a gift from Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro at the end of the signing
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BARCELONA/LA JONQUERA, Spain (Reuters) – Catalonia’s parliament pressed its case for secession from Spain on Tuesday, two days after a national election, while French riot police fired tear gas at Catalan protesters to try to unblock a major border crossing. Defying a warning of legal consequences from Spain’s Constitutional Court, the Catalan parliament, which is
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ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey said on Monday it had deported two captives from Islamic State, a German and an American, starting a program to repatriate detainees that has caused friction with its NATO allies since it launched an offensive in northern Syria. Ankara says it has captured 287 militants in northeast Syria and already holds
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FILE PHOTO: Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arrives for the second day of the European Union leaders summit dominated by Brexit, in Brussels, Belgium October 18, 2019. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw/File Photo WARSAW (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron’s critical remarks about NATO were “dangerous”, Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in an interview published
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By Belén Carreño, Andrei Khalip and Ingrid Melander MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s far-right Vox party more than doubled its number of lawmakers in the country’s fourth national election in four years, which delivered a deeply fragmented parliament, setting the stage for very difficult government negotiations. The Socialists of acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who had
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VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria’s Greens said on Sunday they are willing to enter formal coalition talks with former Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s conservative party, opening the door to negotiations that could bring them into national government for the first time. Head of Austria’s Green Party Werner Kogler addresses a news conference in Vienna, Austria, November 10,
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LUCKNOW/AYODHYA, India, India (Reuters) – Dozens of people in India have been detained on suspicion of publishing inflammatory social media posts and setting off celebratory firecrackers after the Supreme Court ruled to give a disputed religious site to Hindus, police said on Sunday. Police officers stand guard at a security barricade near a temple after
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NEW DELHI/AYODHYA, India (Reuters) – India’s Supreme Court ruled on Saturday in favour of a Hindu group in a long-running battle over a centuries-old religious site also claimed by Muslims, in a verdict that could raise tension between the two communities. FILE PHOTO: A general view of Ayodhya city, India, October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File
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Demonstrators hold Bolivian flags during a protest against Bolivia’s President Evo Morales in La Paz, Bolivia, November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez LA PAZ (Reuters) – Bolivia’s government said on Friday that an audit of the country’s contentious presidential election will be completed early next week, which could either back President Evo Morales’ victory or throw
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during an event launching the Conservative Party’s general election campaign in Birmingham, Britain, November 6, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Support for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives was unchanged at 40% while the opposition Labour Party was up one percentage point at 30% after the
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FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, leaves for the cemetery to attend the funeral of his 7-year-old grandson, in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil March 2, 2019. Ricardo Stuckert Filho/ Lula Institute/Handout via REUTERS BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s Supreme Court decided on Thursday to end mandatory imprisonment of convicted criminals after
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Berlin must not forget Washington’s crucial role in allowing Europe and Germany to reunify after the Cold War, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday, after Germany’s foreign minister called unity “a gift from Europe”. German Chancellor Angela Merkel shakes hands with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg during a news conference in Berlin,
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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during an event launching the Conservative Party’s general election campaign in Birmingham, Britain, November 6, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble LONDON (Reuters) – A British lawmaker who quit the opposition Labour Party earlier this year saying it had been taken over by extremists and anti-Semites urged voters on Thursday to back
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By Natalia A. Ramos Miranda and Fabian Cambero Demonstrators take part in a protest at Providencia, a wealthy neighborhood, in Santiago, Chile November 6, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge silva SANTIAGO (Reuters) – A Chilean prosecutor on Wednesday said he would seek court approval to investigate 14 police officers for allegedly torturing protesters during almost three weeks of
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VIENNA/PARIS (Reuters) – Iran briefly held an inspector working for the U.N. nuclear watchdog in the Islamic Republic and seized her travel documents, diplomats familiar with the agency’s work said on Wednesday, with some describing it as harassment. FILE PHOTO: An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in
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FILE PHOTO: Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to appear in British Columbia supreme court for a hearing, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s foreign ministry on Wednesday urged the re-elected Canadian government to immediately release detained Huawei [HWT.UL] executive Meng Wanzhou. Geng
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Britain’s Conservative MP Philip Hammond leaves the Houses of Parliament after parliament discussed Brexit, sitting on a Saturday for the first time since the 1982 Falklands War, in London, Britain, October 19, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson LONDON (Reuters) – Former British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Tuesday he will stand down as a lawmaker before
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The prospect of a more united Latin American left grew on Monday after the incoming president of Argentina and his Mexican counterpart discussed reviving a regional diplomatic alternative to the Washington-backed Organization of American States. Argentina’s President-elect Alberto Fernandez leaves a news conference after a private meeting with Mexico’s President Andres
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Main candidates for Spanish general elections People’s Party (PP) Pablo Casado, Spanish acting Prime Minister and Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) Pedro Sanchez, Ciudadanos’ Albert Rivera, Unidas Podemos’ Pablo Iglesias and Vox’s Santiago Abascal prepare for a televised debate ahead of general elections in Madrid, Spain, November 4, 2019. REUTERS/Susana Vera MADRID (Reuters) – The main
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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves the Conservative Party headquarters in London, Britain November 4, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives have a seven percentage-point lead over the opposition Labour Party ahead of a Dec. 12 election, according to an ICM poll published by Reuters on Monday. ICM’s first
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