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Arrested Russian's wife denies U.S. charge he is global hacking mastermind

2 hours 1 min ago
ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - The wife of an alleged Russian hacker facing extradition from Spain to the United States has told Reuters he is being held in solitary confinement and that he denies the accusation that he masterminded one of the world's biggest spam networks.
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Turkey's Erdogan rails against 'agents', fuelling Germany dispute

2 hours 5 min ago
ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan stoked a dispute with NATO ally Germany on Tuesday, warning of Western agents "roaming free" in Turkey and telling those who threaten the country with embargoes to be ready for the consequences.
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Parents of UK baby Charlie Gard to return to court: Daily Mail

2 hours 17 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - The parents of terminally ill baby Charlie Gard will return to the London High Court on Tuesday for a hearing to decide whether their son should have his life support withdrawn at home or in hospital, the Daily Mail newspaper reported on its website.
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Turkey's Erdogan says signatures signed on Russian defense system

3 hours 56 min ago
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has made progress in plans to procure an S-400 missile defense system from Russia and signatures have been signed, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday.
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Indonesia speed boat capsizes, killing at least 10 - police

3 hours 58 min ago
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A speed boat capsized off Indonesia's Borneo island on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people with several others believed missing, police and rescue officials said.
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China urges halt to oil drilling in disputed South China Sea

4 hours 31 min ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry has urged a halt to oil drilling in a disputed part of the South China Sea, where Spanish oil company Repsol had been operating in cooperation with Vietnam.
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China backs joint energy development with Philippines in disputed sea

5 hours 11 min ago
MANILA (Reuters) - China's foreign minister on Tuesday said he supported the idea of joint energy ventures with the Philippines in the disputed South China Sea, warning that unilateral action could cause problems and damage both sides.
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Spanish policeman attacked on Morocco border, man arrested

5 hours 46 min ago
MADRID (Reuters) - A man was detained on Tuesday after attacking a policeman on the border between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla with a large knife, a source from the local government said.
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Mumbai building collapse kills at least four, many feared trapped

6 hours 21 min ago
MUMBAI (Reuters) - A four-storey building housing a nursing home in the suburbs of the Indian city of Mumbai collapsed on Tuesday, killing at least four people with more than 30 feared trapped, fire and police officials said.
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Car bomb kills seven civilians in Egypt's North Sinai: army

6 hours 33 min ago
CAIRO (Reuters) - Seven civilians, including two young children, were killed by a car bomb that exploded at a security checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula on Monday, Egypt's army spokesman said.
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Sri Lanka cabinet approves revised port deal with China: spokesman

7 hours 13 min ago
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's cabinet approved a revised port deal with China Merchant Port Holdings on Tuesday, cabinet spokesman Dayasiri Jayasekera told Reuters, after terms of the first agreement sparked widespread public anger.
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Polish president signs bill giving justice minister power to hire court heads

7 hours 15 min ago
WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish President Andrzej Duda has signed a bill adopted by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party giving the justice minister the power to hire and fire the heads of courts of general jurisdiction in the country.
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Migrant deal with Turkey working well, says EU official

7 hours 16 min ago
VIENNA (Reuters) - An EU deal with Turkey to stem the westward flow of migrants is working well, and day-to-day bilateral ties are better than rhetoric might suggest, the bloc's top official for relations with neighboring states said.
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Exclusive: Australia to accept first Central American refugees under U.S. deal - sources

7 hours 19 min ago
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will accept several dozen Central American refugees within the next few months, two sources familiar with the process told Reuters, the first transfers under a controversial refugee swap arrangement agreed with the United States.
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Syrian Observatory says eight killed in Ghouta air strikes

8 hours 4 sec ago
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said overnight air strikes killed at least eight people in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta.
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After spate of Chinese patrols, Taiwan says it's prepared to defend itself

8 hours 40 min ago
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan is prepared to defend itself against China if necessary, the self-ruled island's defense ministry said on Tuesday, in a strongly worded response to recent flybys by Chinese warplanes near the island China claims as a wayward province.
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Japan PM revises when he knew about friend's vet school application

9 hours 52 sec ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday revised when he first knew about a friend's application to open a veterinary school at the center of a suspected cronyism scandal, saying he only became aware of the plan after it was approved.
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Now showing at a disputed South China Sea island not very near you

9 hours 26 min ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has opened its southernmost cinema on a disputed island in the South China Sea, state media said, part on an on-going effort to build up civilian infrastructure and assert Beijing's sovereignty.
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Australian currency brokerage says Shanghai staff freed, aiding police

9 hours 51 min ago
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - An Australian currency brokerage said three staff members in Shanghai, who were being held against their will by a group of investors that intruded into its offices last week, had been released and were now helping with a local police investigation.
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Vietnam police arrest dissident for attempt 'to overthrow government'

10 hours 18 min ago
HANOI (Reuters) - Police in Vietnam have arrested a prominent dissident they have accused of conducting activities aimed at overthrowing the government, in what appeared to be latest effort by the Communist-ruled country to crack down on critics.
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