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Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett killed in U.S. helicopter crash

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:41
(Reuters) - Exiled Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett and four other people were killed in a helicopter crash in a remote northern part of the U.S. state of New Mexico, officials and his political party said on Thursday.
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Jordan says Israel apologizes for deaths of two Jordanians at embassy

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:26
AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan said on Thursday that Israel had formally apologized for the deaths of two of its citizens killed by an Israeli security guard last July in an incident that soured ties and led to the closure of the Israeli embassy in Amman, state media said.
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Turkey seeks Russian approval for air campaign against Afrin

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:54
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey dispatched its military chief to Moscow on Thursday, seeking approval for an air campaign in Syria's Kurdish-controlled Afrin region, although Damascus warned it could shoot down any Turkish planes in its skies.
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'Be my guest': France's Macron spells out reasons for Britain to stay in EU

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:41
SANDHURST, England (Reuters) - "Be my guest," French President Emmanuel Macron told Britain on Thursday, saying he would welcome any move by Prime Minister Theresa May to stay in the European Union's single market.
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France to launch international group targeting toxic gas attacks

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:36
UNITED NATIONS/PARIS (Reuters) - France has asked some 30 countries to work together to preserve evidence of chemical weapons attacks and impose sanctions on those responsible after Russia ended an international inquiry into who is to blame for using toxic gas in Syria.
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Turkey detains five activists, including husband of freed German journalist: party

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:40
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish police on Thursday detained at least five members of two leftist parties, including the husband of German journalist Mesale Tolu, who was freed from prison last month, the Socialist Party of the Oppressed (ESP) said on social media.
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Jordan says Israel apologizes for killing of two Jordanians in embassy incident

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:12
AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan said on Thursday that Israel had formally apologized for the deaths of two of its citizens killed by an Israeli security guard last July in an incident that has soured ties and led to the closure of the Israeli embassy in Amman, state media said.
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Zimbabwe fires more than 30 police commanders: state-owned Herald newspaper

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:00
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe has fired more than 30 senior police commanders as part of a process to clean up the image of the force, the state-owned Herald newspaper reported in its online edition on Thursday quoting unnamed police sources.
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Russia accuses Washington of leaking diplomats' bank details

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:33
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry on Thursday accused U.S. officials of leaking to the media confidential financial details of Russian diplomats working in the United States, and demanded that those responsible be punished.
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EU keen to avoid a fight with Warsaw but will want real concessions

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:02
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A new charm offensive should buy Poland time in its confrontation with the EU over backsliding on democracy, but Warsaw will have to make some real policy changes to match the warmer words or risk losing some funds from the bloc.
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Macedonia told to resolve Greece dispute and implement reforms to join NATO

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:56
BELGRADE (Reuters) - Macedonia's must resolve a decades-long dispute over its name, implement judicial reform and build good relations with neighboring countries to join NATO, the Western military alliance's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday.
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Venezuela talks off in row over fugitive ex-policeman's death

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:46
CARACAS (Reuters) - Talks between Venezuela's government and the opposition coalition foundered on Thursday after the opposition denied providing information that led to the death of a rogue former policeman and six other anti-government militants.
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Mexico rejects Trump claim it world's most dangerous country

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:43
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico on Thursday dismissed a claim by U.S. President Donald Trump that it was the most dangerous country in the world and reiterated it would not fund the construction of a wall along the U.S. southern border.
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Shutting out immigrants is not Christian, pope says

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:05
IQUIQUE, Chile (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Thursday that it is not Christian to shut out immigrants, urging nations to welcome people whose lives had been "watered down" by poverty, injustice and exploitation.
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Train crashes in Mexico City suburb, killing at least five

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:53
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A train derailed in a densely populated Mexico City suburb on Thursday morning, killing at least five people, local authorities said.
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Suspected Boko Haram attack in Niger kills at least four soldiers

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:53
NIAMEY (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed at least four soldiers and a civilian in an attack on a military post in Niger's southeastern Diffa region, local officials and two security sources said on Thursday.
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Train crashes in Mexico City suburb, killing at least 5

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:50
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A train derailed in a densely populated Mexico City suburb on Thursday morning, killing at least five people, local authorities said.
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HRW says Trump is 'disaster' for human rights, fuels authoritarians

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:03
PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's record on human rights in his first year in office has been a "disaster" and has encouraged oppression by authoritarian leaders from China to Russia, the head of Human Rights Watch said in an interview on Wednesday.
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China is a disruptive force, U.S. Pacific military chief says

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 09:50
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. military's Pacific command called China a disruptive power in the Indo-Pacific region on Thursday and urged countries in the area to build capabilities and work together to ensure free and open seas.
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'Pyongyang Olympics?' Backlash reveals changing attitudes in South Korea

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:28
SEOUL (Reuters) - An agreement between South and North Korea to march under a unity flag and field a joint ice hockey team at next month's Olympics was met by sharp criticism from many in the South on Thursday, highlighting changing attitudes toward the country's northern neighbor.
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