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Syrian army and allies secure road after IS attack in Deir al-Zor:Hezbollah

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:49
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies have secured the Palmyra to Deir al-Zor road, a major supply route from government territory to the eastern city, defeating a strong Islamic State attack, a military media unit run by Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Friday.
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The pope is writing a document on fake news - and that's the truth

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:40
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - If you ever wondered how to say "fake news" in Latin, it's "nuntii fallaces" - and Pope Francis is writing a document on just that.
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Russia says ready to work with North Korea to resolve missile crisis

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:37
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow is prepared to work with Pyongyang to try to find a peaceful resolution to the North Korean missile crisis, the Russian Foreign ministry said on Friday.
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U.S. orders 60 percent of staff out of embassy in Cuba: AP

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:33
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has ordered 60 percent of its staff to leave the U.S. Embassy in Havana because of "specific attacks" on diplomats and will warn American tourists that some attacks have occurred in Cuban hotels, the Associated Press reported on Friday, citing unidentified senior officials.
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Ban imposed on flights into Iraq's Kurdish region after independence vote

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:31
ERBIL, Iraq/ANKARA (Reuters) - A ban on international flights into Iraq's Kurdish region was being imposed on Friday after the Baghdad government retaliated against a vote for independence that has drawn opposition from foreign powers.
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Syrian army battles IS attack in Deir al-Zor

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 08:42
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies fought on Friday to recover ground lost during an Islamic State counterattack in eastern Syria that targeted positions on the road to Deir al-Zor, a commander in the pro-Damascus alliance said.
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Merkel to name aide interim German finance minister: Sueddeutsche

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 08:35
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff will become acting finance minister when Wolfgang Schaeuble leaves office, Sueddeutsche Zeitung said on Friday in a report that the government's spokeswoman did not deny.
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Flight ban on Iraqi Kurds imposed after independence vote

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 08:32
ERBIL, Iraq/ANKARA (Reuters) - A ban on international flights into Iraq's Kurdish region was being imposed on Friday after the Baghdad government retaliated against a vote for independence that has drawn opposition from foreign powers.
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Trump to travel to Asia Nov. 3-14: White House

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 08:27
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will travel to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines from Nov. 3-14 to attend regional summits and discuss trade and the North Korean nuclear threat, the White House said on Friday.
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Only 'miracles' can move Brexit talks forward by October, EU tells Britain

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 07:44
TALLINN (Reuters) - Only "miracles" can move Brexit talks far enough to fulfill Britain's hopes of launching discussions next month on its future ties with the European Union, the head of the European Commission said on Friday.
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Russia accuses CNN International of violating Russian media law

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 07:35
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's communications regulator on Friday accused U.S. TV channel CNN International of violating Russian media law and said it had summoned the broadcaster's representatives in connection with the matter.
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How blood money, diplomacy and desperation are reuniting Palestine

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 07:11
GAZA (Reuters) - A decade on, Rawda al-Zaanoun is at last willing to forgive the gunmen who killed her son during the civil war that split Palestine. It has been painful, but she says it is time.
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China to prosecute former party boss of Chongqing

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 06:46
BEIJING (Reuters) - The former Communist Party boss of one of China's most important cities, the southwestern megalopolis of Chongqing, has been expelled from the party and will be prosecuted for corruption, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday.
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More than 60 Rohingya feared drowned as U.S. steps up pressure on Myanmar

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 06:39
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - More than 60 Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar are believed to have drowned when their boat capsized, the latest victims in what the United Nations says is the world's fastest-developing refugee emergency.
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Blast hits Afghan capital near Shi'ite mosque, causing casualties

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 06:38
KABUL (Reuters) - Suicide attackers hit the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday near a large Shi'ite mosque, causing several casualties, officials and witnesses said.
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Catalan leader says is sure voters will act peacefully in independence referendum

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 06:22
BARCELONA, Spain, (Reuters) - The leader of Catalonia is convinced all voters will act peacefully on Sunday when the region is called to vote in an independence referendum declared illegal by Spain.
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Putin complains Russian media abroad face unacceptable pressure

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 06:20
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin told a meeting of Russia's Security Council on Friday that Russian media outlets working abroad were facing growing and unacceptable pressure, Dmitry Peskov, his spokesman, said.
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