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EU Commission hails Franco-German deal on deeper euro zone integration

38 min 55 sec ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission welcomed on Wednesday a joint position of the euro zone's two biggest countries -- Germany and France -- on the key elements of deeper euro zone integration calling it a crucial step for reaching an overall agreement.
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Both sides committed war crimes during siege of Syria's Ghouta: U.N.

1 hour 6 min ago
GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrian government troops and affiliated forces committed war crimes and a crime against humanity in their long siege of eastern Ghouta through heavy bombardment and "deliberately starving" 265,000 people, U.N. investigators said on Wednesday.
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North Korea, China discuss 'true peace', denuclearization: KCNA

1 hour 8 min ago
SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - North Korea's Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping came to an understanding on issues discussed at a summit of the two leaders, including denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, the North's state media said on Wednesday.
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Exclusive: Pope criticizes Trump administration policy on migrant family separation

1 hour 18 min ago
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has criticized the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world's immigration problems.
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Britain's May faces new battle in parliament over Brexit

1 hour 48 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May faces a showdown with rebels in her Conservative Party on Wednesday after refusing to accept demands for parliament to have a "meaningful vote" on Brexit that could stop Britain crashing out of the European Union with no deal.
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Saudi-led coalition seizes Yemen's Hodeidah airport

1 hour 51 min ago
ADEN (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has seized control of Hodeidah airport and continues to attack pockets of Houthi resistance nearby, a coalition spokesman said on Wednesday.
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China says it regrets U.S. quitting U.N. rights council

2 hours 33 min ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China expressed regret on Wednesday over a U.S. decision to withdraw from the U.N. Human Rights Council, with state media saying the image of the United States as a defender of rights was "on the verge of collapse".
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Taliban kill 30 Afghan soldiers in first major attack since ceasefire

2 hours 34 min ago
KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban militants killed 30 Afghan soldiers and captured a military base in the western province of Badghis on Wednesday, the provincial governor said, their first major attack since a ceasefire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
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Saudi Arabia arrests more women's rights activists: HRW

2 hours 37 min ago
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia detained two more women's rights advocates earlier this month and imposed a travel ban on several others in an ongoing crackdown in the conservative Muslim kingdom, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday.
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UK's upper chamber to debate Brexit laws later on Wednesday

2 hours 39 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's upper house of parliament will consider any changes made to proposed Brexit laws on Wednesday evening, shortly after they have been voted upon by the lower house of parliament, the opposition Labour Party said.
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Taliban kill 30 Afghan soldiers and take base in first major attack since ceasefire

4 hours 7 min ago
KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban militants killed 30 Afghan soldiers and captured a military base in the western province of Badghis on Wednesday, the provincial governor said, their first major attack since a ceasefire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
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German, French ministers suggest fund to create incentives for reforms

4 hours 38 min ago
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and France's economy ministers said on Wednesday that the European Union's future economic success depended on more structural reforms, perhaps encouraged by a special fund, greater investment and a defending of open markets.
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Race against time: Officials struggle to protect Rohingya refugees ahead of peak monsoon

5 hours 3 min ago
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - International aid agencies and Bangladesh authorities are struggling to protect hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees against deadly monsoon landslides and floods ahead of the peak rainy season expected in July.
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Young Turk voters show deep divisions of Erdogan era

5 hours 8 min ago
ANKARA (Reuters) - Eighteen-year-old student Sena Su Baysal, a first-time voter in Turkey's election on Sunday, can't remember life before President Tayyip Erdogan took power but she wishes she had grown up in those earlier times.
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Trump says would back both House immigration bills as separation crisis grows

6 hours 6 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives, as the outcry grew over his administration's separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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South Sudan rebel leader Machar arrives in Ethiopia for talks to end civil war

6 hours 26 min ago
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar arrived in Ethiopia on Wednesday for a meeting with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, as part of talks to try to negotiate an end to a five-year-old civil war, a rebel spokesman and an Ethiopian official said.
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Inspired by #MeToo, Australia launches inquiry into workplace sexual harassment

6 hours 57 min ago
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia launched an independent inquiry on Wednesday into workplace sexual harassment, one of the first of its kind in the world, hoping to find solutions to problems brought to light by the global #MeToo movement.
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Israeli jets hit Gaza Hamas positions after militants fire rockets

7 hours 17 min ago
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli jets struck 25 Islamist Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Wednesday after militants launched rockets and mortar shells at Israeli territory, the military said.
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Indonesia agency revises up number missing in Sumatra ferry sinking to 180

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 23:17
TIGARAS, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia's search and rescue agency has revised up the number of passengers missing after a ferry sank in Lake Toba on Sumatra island this week to 180 from around 130 estimated earlier, an official from the agency told Reuters on Wednesday.
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Trump says would back both U.S House immigration bills as separation crisis grows

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 22:27
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives, as the outcry grew over his administration's separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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