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Macau police hunt VIP dealer after $6 million theft from Wynn

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:33
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Police in the world's largest gambling hub of Macau are hunting for a dealer suspected of stealing HK$48 million ($6 million) worth of casino chips from Wynn Macau, authorities in the Chinese-controlled territory said on Thursday.
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Oil from sunken Iranian tanker diffusing in East China Sea

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:49
BEIJING (Reuters) - Oil from an Iranian tanker that sank in the East China Sea has diffused into four separate slicks, covering a combined area of just over 100 square kms (39 square miles), Chinese authorities said late on Wednesday.
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Colombia's FARC says two ex-fighters killed after campaigning

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:53
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Two former fighters from Colombia's FARC rebels were killed in Antioquia province after campaigning for a political candidate for the now-demobilized guerrilla group, the FARC said in a statement on Wednesday.
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Palestinian gunman killed in Israeli raid in West Bank

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:12
RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - At least one Palestinian gunman was killed in a raid by Israeli armed forces on the town of Jenin in the occupied West Bank late on Wednesday, Palestinian health officials and local residents said.
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Turkey says could act in Syria unless Washington withdraws support for Kurdish force

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:53
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, as the Pentagon downplayed its plans to train the Syrian fighters.
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Exclusive: Trump accuses Russia of helping North Korea evade sanctions; says U.S. needs more missile defense

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:01
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump complained on Wednesday that Russia was helping North Korea to evade international sanctions, signaling frustration with a country he had hoped to forge friendly relations with after his 2016 election win.
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With eye on Brexit talks, May to deepen security ties with France

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:34
LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - Britain and France will agree on Thursday to deepen security cooperation, a move which Prime Minister Theresa May hopes will win her goodwill in talks on leaving the European Union.
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Tillerson: Evidence sanctions 'really starting to hurt' North Korea

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:23
PALO ALTO, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States is receiving evidence that international sanctions are "really starting to hurt" North Korea, and praised China for putting pressure on Pyongyang.
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Turkey says it could act in Syria unless Washington withdraws support for Kurdish force

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 16:54
HATAY, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey said on Wednesday it would not hesitate to take action in Syria's Afrin district and other regions across the border unless the United States withdraws support for a Kurdish-led force there.
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Peru shamans hold rituals, foresee good news during Pope's visit

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 16:27
LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian shamans said on Wednesday they expect good news from the visit of Pope Francis to the Andean nation, and held rituals on a beach near Lima to give him strength to fight against accusations of sexual abuse that have plagued the Roman Catholic Church.
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Exclusive: Trump denies U.S. embassy to be moved to Jerusalem within a year

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:54
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump denied on Wednesday that the planned relocation of the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would take place within a year, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he expected the controversial move to happen by then.
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U.S. signals open-ended presence in Syria, seeks patience on Assad's removal

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:38
PALO ALTO, Calif. (Reuters) - The United States signaled on Wednesday an open-ended military presence in Syria as part of a broader U.S. strategy to prevent Islamic State's resurgence, pave the way diplomatically for the eventual departure of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and curtail Iran's influence.
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Turkey says will respond immediately to any threats from Western Syria

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:13
HATAY, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey will respond immediately to any threats that could harm the country or its citizens emanating from western Syria, its National Security Council said on Wednesday.
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Russia says North Korea summit undermines U.N., aggravates situation

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:00
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia hit out on Wednesday at a U.S.-led effort to increase international pressure on North Korea, saying it was making the situation worse and undermining the United Nations.
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Exclusive: Trump says Russia helping North Korea skirt sanctions; Pyongyang getting close on missile

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:58
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday Russia is helping North Korea get supplies in violation of international sanctions and that Pyongyang is getting "closer every day" to being able to deliver a long-range missile to the United States.
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British lawmakers back Brexit legislation, stiffer tests yet to come

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:49
LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers voted in favor of the government's legislative blueprint for Brexit on Wednesday, marking a victory for Prime Minister Theresa May over political opponents who want a softer approach to leaving the European Union.
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U.N. chief says don't harm Iran nuclear deal over unrelated issues

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:29
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Wednesday that any issues not directly related to the Iran nuclear deal "should be addressed without prejudice to preserving the agreement," his spokesman said amid U.S. concerns with Tehran.
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Mexico ex-first lady would end husband's army policy if elected

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:14
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican presidential hopeful and former first lady Margarita Zavala pledged to curb violence and crime by pulling soldiers off the streets in a reversal of her husband's military-led drug strategy that ushered in a sharp increase in violence.
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Germany, Turkey resume bilateral meetings, still at odds over reporter's arrest

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:09
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and Turkey on Wednesday resumed bilateral government consultations that had been suspended after Ankara's arrest of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel in February 2017, an issue that continues to divide the two NATO allies.
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North Korea rejects sanctions talk, ready for 'successful' Olympics: diplomat

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:53
GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea rejects as a "provocation" a U.S.-led meeting in Vancouver that discussed tougher sanctions that Pyongyang will fight, a senior North Korean diplomat told Reuters on Wednesday.
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