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Italy's president accepts Conte's resignation, calls for consultations

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 15:25
Italian President Sergio Mattarella has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and will kick off consultations with party leaders on Wednesday to seek a solution to the political crisis, his office said.
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Italy PM Conte ends debate, heads to president's palace to resign

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 14:40
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte wrapped up a parliamentary debate on his government's future on Tuesday and confirmed he would head straight to President Sergio Mattarella to resign.
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Kashmir remains tense despite partial easing of restrictions

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 14:37
India further eased movement restrictions in Kashmir's main city Srinagar on Tuesday, even as large swathes of the historically-restive old quarter remained locked down to curb protests over New Delhi's move to strip the region of its autonomy.
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Italian prosecutor orders to seize Open Arms boat, migrants to disembark

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 13:56
An Italian prosecutor ordered to seize the Open Arms ship that has been stranded at sea by the Italian island of Lampedusa for the past 19 days with almost 100 migrants aboard, the prosecutor's office said on Tuesday.
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Greece says has had no request from Iranian oil tanker to dock

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 13:52
Greece said on Tuesday it had not had a request for an oil tanker at the center of a row between Iran and the United States to dock at one of its ports, as Washington warned Greece against helping the vessel.
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U.S. resumes Afghan peace talks with Taliban, government: State Department

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 13:38
A U.S. special envoy will travel to Qatar and Afghanistan on Tuesday to resume peace talks, as the United States seeks an end to the conflict that will enable it to withdraw American troops from the country after nearly 20 years.
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More than a hundred migrants feared dead off Libya coast

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 13:37
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Tuesday it fears that a boat packed with migrants sunk off the Libyan coast with more than a hundred people dead.
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U.S. warns Sri Lanka on investment, military ties after army chief promotion

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 13:25
A senior U.S. State Department official warned on Tuesday that Sri Lanka's appointment of a war veteran accused of serious human rights violations as head of its army could affect U.S. military cooperation and investment in the island nation.
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Blasts hit militia group position at Iraq's Balad air base: security sources

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 13:18
Several blasts hit a position held by Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitaries next to Balad air base north of Baghdad on Tuesday, an Iraqi military official and a source in a paramilitary group said.
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Artists use street murals to change image of violent Caracas slum

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 13:12
In the sprawling slum of Petare in the east of Venezuela's capital of Caracas, 31-year-old Fabian Solymar begins sketching a mural of abstract figures on a wall filled with Socialist Party political propaganda.
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EU being a bit negative but we will get there on Brexit deal: UK PM Johnson

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 13:09
The European Union is being "a big negative" about the prospects of reaching a Brexit deal but it can be done, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday.
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France vows tight security to keep troublemakers far from G7 summit

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 12:58
The French seaside resort of Biarritz will be transformed into more of a fortress than a surfers' paradise as organizers of this weekend's G7 summit prepare to shield world leaders from outside disturbances.
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Yemeni separatists extend control in south, Saudi-led forces strike capital

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 12:51
Southern separatists seized most Yemeni government security and military bases near the port of Aden on Tuesday after clashes between nominal allies that have complicated U.N. peace efforts, residents and officials said.
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Burkina Faso leader laments 'dark stain' after attack kills 24 soldiers

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 12:21
Gunmen killed 24 soldiers in an attack on an army unit in Burkina Faso, the deadliest yet in the West African nation's fight against Islamist militants, which the president on Tuesday called a "dark stain" on the country's history.
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Brazilian police sniper kills Rio bus hijacker; no hostages hurt

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 11:57
Brazilian security forces in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday shot dead a man who hijacked a bus on a bridge across Guanabara Bay and took 37 people hostage, in a dramatic end to an incident that underlined the city's daily grind of violence.
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Brazil extradites Chilean leftist guerrilla convicted of murdering Pinochet ally

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 11:52
Brazil said on Tuesday it had extradited to Chile a leftist guerrilla convicted of the murder of a Chilean politician allied with former dictator Augusto Pinochet.
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Italian PM to resign, denounces Salvini for sinking government

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 11:50
Italy's prime minister announced his resignation on Tuesday as he made a blistering attack on his own interior minister, Matteo Salvini, accusing him of sinking the ruling coalition and endangering the economy for personal and political gain.
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Italy president seen meeting party chiefs Wednesday on government crisis

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 11:50
Italian President Sergio Mattarella will probably begin formal consultations with party delegations on Wednesday to try to find a way out of the government crisis, an Italian official told Reuters.
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Leaders dismiss Sara Netanyahu's Ukrainian bread blunder

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 11:46
Israeli and Ukrainian leaders have come to the defense of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara after she appeared to toss away a piece of bread offered to her at an official Ukrainian welcoming ceremony.
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Saudi Arabia implements end to travel restrictions for Saudi women: agency

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 11:45
Saudi Arabia has begun implementing previously announced changes that allow adult women to travel without permission and to exercise more control over family matters, state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday.
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