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EU offers Swiss leeway on settling disputes: sources

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:21
ZURICH (Reuters) - The European Union has proposed letting a special arbitration court settle some disputes under a new treaty it is trying to strike with neutral Switzerland, sources involved in the discussion said.
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Pope's help sought in Peru on Incan temple taken during conquest

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:07
LIMA (Reuters) - In his 2015 trip to Bolivia, Pope Francis asked for forgiveness for the "grave sins" committed against native people in the Americas in the name of the Catholic Church.
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Nigeria's Buhari says doesn't know if he will seek re-election

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 06:54
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday he does not know if he will seek re-election in 2019 and the decision is personal and also for Nigerians.
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Avalanche kills Swedish skier in Indian-ruled Kashmir

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 06:53
SRINAGAR (Reuters) - An avalanche at a Himalayan ski resort in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed a Swedish skier on Thursday, officials said.
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More Rohingya flee Myanmar as Bangladesh prepares to start repatriation

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 06:50
TEKNAF, Bangladesh (Reuters) - More than 100 Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar since Wednesday, with the latest refugees saying army operations are continuing in troubled Rakhine State, raising doubts about plans to send back 655,500 who had already fled.
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Gunmen in Pakistan kill two women working to eradicate polio

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:57
QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Gunmen in Pakistan shot and killed two women working on a polio eradication campaign on Thursday, the latest in a string of attacks on efforts to protect children from the crippling and sometimes deadly disease.
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Czech PM Babis, wary of who becomes president, rushes to form new government

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 04:28
PRAGUE (Reuters) - New Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis is rushing to form a new government, possibly by the end of February, before a new presidential term begins.
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Israeli commandos kill Palestinian gunman blamed for West Bank ambush

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 04:24
JENIN, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli police killed a Palestinian gunman and captured another in a clash in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, saying they were part of a cell responsible for an ambush in which a Jewish settler was shot dead.
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Bus fire kills 52 Uzbeks traveling in Kazakhstan: Kazakh government

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 04:10
ALMATY (Reuters) - A bus fire in north-western Kazakhstan killed 52 Uzbek citizens on a route used by migrant workers heading to Russia, the Kazakh Interior Ministry said on Thursday.
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Hong Kong pro-independence protest leader appears in court for 'rioting'

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 04:07
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A young protest leader calling for Hong Kong's independence from China appeared in court on the rare charge of rioting on Thursday as two co-defendants failed to show up, the latest case highlighting a new generation of opposition to Chinese rule.
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After Trump denial, Netanyahu clarifies remarks on timeframe for U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 03:47
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a step back on Thursday from comments, challenged by U.S. President Donald Trump, that envisioned a one-year timeframe for the planned relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
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Survey shows Filipinos more satisfied with Duterte government than any other

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 03:45
MANILA (Reuters) - Public satisfaction with the performance of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's government rose in December to the highest level on record since one of the country's top pollsters started conducting opinion surveys in 1980s.
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Cambodia's Hun Sen appoints son-in-law to senior police post

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 02:45
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen has appointed his son-in-law as deputy national police chief, in a move apparently aimed at consolidating his power ahead of an election this year.
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Bus catches fire in Kazakhstan, killing 52 Uzbeks: Kazakh Interior Ministry

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 02:36
ALMATY (Reuters) - A bus caught fire in a remote part of Kazakhstan on Thursday, killing 52 citizens of neighboring Uzbekistan, the Kazakh Interior Ministry said on Thursday.
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Bus catches fire in Kazakhstan, killing 52: Interior Ministry

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 01:53
ALMATY (Reuters) - Fifty-two people were killed after a bus they were traveling in caught fire in Kazakhstan's north-western Aktau region, the country's interior ministry said on Thursday.
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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa says to hold elections in four to five months

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 01:42
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe will hold elections in four to five months, a newspaper on Thursday quoted President Emmerson Mnangagwa as saying, the first time since independence the southern African state will conduct a vote that does not involve former ruler Robert Mugabe.
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Russia starts shipping S-400 air defense missile system to China: TASS cites source

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 01:31
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has started delivering its S-400 surface-to-air missile system to China under the terms of a contract signed in 2014, the TASS news agency cited an unnamed source in the Russian military-industrial complex as saying on Thursday.
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Tillerson to visit London, hopes to visit new embassy

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 00:49
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday he would make a one-day visit to Britain next week where he hoped to visit the new U.S. embassy.
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Turkey says could act in Syria unless U.S. withdraws support for Kurdish force

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 00:34
HATAY, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey said on Wednesday it would not hesitate to take action in Syria's Afrin district and other areas unless the United States withdrew support for a Kurdish-led force there, but Washington denied such plans and said "some people misspoke".
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Tillerson says U.S. has no intention to build border force in Syria

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 00:17
ABOARD U.S. GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday denied that the United States had any intention to build a Syria-Turkey border force, saying the issue, which has incensed Ankara, had been "misportrayed."
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