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Turkish minister says military operation in Syria's Afrin should happen without delay

1 hour 16 min ago
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Friday that a military operation in Syria's Afrin region should be carried out without delay and that Ankara and Moscow would continue talks about Turkey's planned military action.
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Serbia on course for EU by 2025, top EU official says

1 hour 22 min ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Serbia and Montenegro are likely be the next countries to join the European Union, possibly by 2025, the bloc's official in charge of membership bids said in an interview.
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Exclusive: Rohingya refugee leaders draw up demands ahead of repatriation

1 hour 36 min ago
KUTUPALONG, Bangldesh (Reuters) - Rohingya leaders in a Bangladesh refugee camp have drawn up a list of demands they want Myanmar to meet before authorities begin sending back hundreds of thousands in a repatriation process expected to begin next week and last for two years.
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Taiwan stymies new China flights amid route row, official says

1 hour 41 min ago
TAIPEI/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Taiwan's aviation regulator has stalled applications for new flights from China Eastern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines amid a row between Beijing and the self-ruled island over air routes, a regulatory official said on Friday.
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Let's build a bridge to Europe after we Brexit, Britain's Boris Johnson suggests

2 hours 5 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's most prominent campaigner for leaving the European Union, Boris Johnson, has suggested building a giant bridge across the English Channel to France after Brexit, The Daily Telegraph reported.
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Russia's Constitutional Court rejects Putin critic Navalny's election complaint: RIA

4 hours 1 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Constitutional Court has refused to review a complaint from opposition leader Alexei Navalny over a ban on him running in a March presidential election citing legal problems with it, the RIA news agency reported on Friday.
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North Korea may hold military parade on eve of Olympics, analysts say

4 hours 15 min ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea may be preparing to hold a military parade on the eve of next month's winter Olympics in South Korea, analysts and diplomats say, even as the two countries have sought to mend ties.
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Russia's Putin takes dip in icy lake to mark Orthodox Epiphany

4 hours 23 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin stripped off to his bathing trunks and immersed himself in the freezing waters of a lake late on Thursday, observing an Orthodox Christian ritual to mark the feast of Epiphany.
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China says sunken Iranian tanker may be leaking bunker fuel

5 hours 39 min ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Bunker fuel may now be leaking from the Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea last Sunday, China's State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said, underlining fears for contamination from the world's worst oil ship disaster in decades.
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Duterte says may ban sending Filipinos to work in Kuwait due to abuses

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 23:40
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is considering banning workers being sent to Kuwait because of abuses he said were being inflicted on Filipino domestic helpers there and which led to several committing suicide in recent months.
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China detains rights lawyer critical of President Xi Jinping: wife

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 23:39
BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing authorities on Friday took outspoken rights lawyer Yu Wensheng into custody as he was taking his child to school, his wife told Reuters, days after Yu said he was stripped of his legal license for criticizing President Xi Jinping.
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Japan criticizes U.S. for military flights over school in Okinawa

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 23:22
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan criticized the U.S. military on Friday for breaking a pledge to avoid flying helicopters over a school next to its base in Okinawa, a rare flash of discord with Tokyo's main ally.
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South Korea President Moon's approval rating drops on Olympics furor

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:36
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating has fallen to a four-month low, a poll showed on Friday, after a public backlash over a decision for South and North Korea to field a joint ice hockey team at next month's Winter Olympics.
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Car plows through Copacabana sidewalk, kills baby, injures 15

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 21:33
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A speeding car plowed through evening strollers on a crowded sidewalk of Rio's famed Copacabana beach on Thursday in an apparent accident, killing an 8-month old baby and injuring 15 people, police said.
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U.S. won't pay $45 million pledged for Palestinian food aid for now

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:50
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will not provide $45 million in food aid for Palestinians that it pledged last month as part of the West Bank/Gaza Emergency Appeal led by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.
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African U.N. envoys suggest Trump meet leaders in Ethiopia after 'shithole' remark

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:30
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - African U.N. envoys suggested on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump meet with African leaders in Ethiopia this month after he was reported to have described some immigrants from Africa and Haiti as coming from "shithole" countries.
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New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern pregnant with first child

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:56
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday she was pregnant with her first child, and planned to take a short break after the birth in June.
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New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern announces she is pregnant with first child

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:08
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday that she was pregnant with her first child, which was due in June.
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Sudanese authorities detain Reuters, AFP reporters in Khartoum

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:04
CAIRO (Reuters) - Sudanese authorities have detained a Reuters stringer and an AFP reporter who were covering protests in the capital Khartoum, the external information council, which deals with foreign media organizations, said.
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Pope lands in Peru as president seeks help in political crisis

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:42
LIMA (Reuters) - Pope Francis arrived in Peru on Thursday, as the Andean nation's president appealed to him to help put the country back on track after a political crisis nearly ousted him from office a month ago.
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