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VALLETTA (Reuters) – Malta’s police chief has quit following criticism of his handling of the investigation into the murder of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. FILE PHOTO: Lawrence Cutajar, who has resigned as Malta’s police commissioner, addresses a news conference about investigations into the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, at police headquarters in
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Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Francois-Philippe Champagne, Sweden’s Foreign Minister Ann Linde, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko, Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and Afghanistan’s acting Foreign Minister Idrees Zaman hold a moment of silence ahead of a meeting of the International Coordination and Response Group for the families of the victims of the Ukraine International
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FILE PHOTO: Thomas Motsoahae Thabane, Prime Minister of Lesotho addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane announced his intention to resign on Thursday, the South African Broadcasting Corporation reported. The alert
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s peak tourism body estimated the country’s bushfire crisis has so far cost the industry almost A$1 billion ($690 million) and called for urgent help from the government to lure back visitors. FILE PHOTO: A wallaby eats after NSW’s National Parks and Wildlife Service staff air-dropped carrots and sweet potatoes in bushfire-stricken
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FILE PHOTO: Former Bolivian President Evo Morales speaks during a news conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 19, 2019. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian LA PAZ/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Bolivia’s Foreign Ministry has asked Argentina’s government to disavow comments by Bolivian former President Evo Morales, currently living in exile in Buenos Aires, that called for the organization of
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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s upcoming national vote will probably be held on Aug. 16, the electoral board said on Wednesday, the first poll under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who has eased political restrictions and opened the economy since taking office in 2018. FILE PHOTO: Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed waits for meeting to start
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FILE PHOTO: Guatemala’s President-elect Alejandro Giammattei arrives at a rehearsal for his inauguration at the Teatro Nacional in Guatemala City, Guatemala January 13, 2020. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – Incoming Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei will keep his country’s embassy in Israel in the city of Jerusalem, a spokeswoman said Tuesday, confirming the move made
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Five nations whose citizens died when an airliner was shot down by Iran last week will meet in London on Thursday to discuss possible legal action, Ukraine’s foreign minister told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: People mourn in front of a memorial for the flight crew members of the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800
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FILE PHOTO: File picture of Thai traffic police stopping vehicles as King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s convoy passes near the Grand Palace, ahead of the King’s coronation, in Bangkok, Thailand May 2, 2019. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/File Photo BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has ordered police to stop completely blocking roads in Bangkok for royal motorcades,
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BAGHDAD/DUBAI (Reuters) – Iraq’s top Shi’ite Muslim cleric on Friday condemned the U.S.-Iranian military confrontation taking place on Iraqi soil, saying it risked plunging the war-ravaged country and the wider Middle East into deeper conflict. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said attacks by both sides inside Iraq this month showed blatant disregard for Iraqi sovereignty and
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OTTAWA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Ukrainian airliner that crashed in Iran, killing all 176 people aboard, was likely brought down by an Iranian missile, Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, said on Thursday, citing intelligence from Canadian and other sources. The destruction of the airliner, which carried 63 Canadians, “may well have been unintentional,” Trudeau told a
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BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian forces fired missiles at military bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq on Wednesday in retaliation for the U.S. killing of an Iranian general, raising the stakes in its conflict with Washington amid concern of a wider war in the Middle East. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, addressing a gathering of
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