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Braving outrage, Swedish liberal Loof dumps partners to block populists

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:17
Annie Loof, leader of Sweden's Centre Party, has been called a traitor for her decision to abandon her center-right allies and back long-time political foe, Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven, as prime minister after an inconclusive election.
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New caravan of Honduran migrants crosses into Mexico

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:16
A group of Honduran migrants entered southern Mexico on Friday, joining more than 1,000 people who departed Central America in recent days headed to the United States and putting to the test Mexico's vows to guarantee the safe and orderly flow of people.
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Brazil's farm minister worried about Israel embassy move

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 09:59
Brazilian Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias said on Friday the farm sector is worried that President Jair Bolsonaro's plan to move Brazil's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem could hurt halal meat exports to Muslim countries.
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Divisions overshadow Lebanon's Arab summit as few leaders come to Beirut

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 09:41
Divisions among Arab states over Syria, and internal Lebanese disputes, have overshadowed a summit to be held in Beirut this weekend, with several leaders who had planned to come now staying away.
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Comoros leader stirs anger by questioning outcry over Khashoggi killing

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 09:38
Comoros President Azali Assoumani has provoked anger by saying the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul was an internal Saudi matter that did not warrant the international outrage it had triggered.
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Huawei Polish unit former employee says not guilty of spying charges

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 09:27
A Chinese national and a former Huawei executive in Poland, Weijing W., said on Friday he was not guilty of spying charges.
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Oslo stabbing probed as terrorist attack: police

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 09:25
A knife attack in a supermarket in Oslo on Thursday is being investigated as a possible act of terrorism, the head of the Norwegian police's security service (PST) said on Friday.
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Protester's funeral becomes new flashpoint in Sudan unrest as protests spread

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 09:24
Sudanese police clashed with mourners on Friday during the funeral of a 60-year-old protester who died from a gunshot wound sustained during a fifth week of anti-government demonstrations.
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ICC delays release of Ivory Coast ex-leader Gbagbo despite acquittal

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 09:22
International Criminal Court appeals judges delayed the release of ex-Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo on Friday, ordering that he be held for at least two more weeks after being acquitted on crimes against humanity charges.
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Colombian ELN rebels behind car bomb that killed 21: defense minister

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 09:14
Colombia's ELN rebel group was responsible for the car bomb attack against a police academy that killed at least 21 and injured dozens, Defense Minister Guillermo Botero said on Friday, making unlikely any possibility of restarting government peace talks with the insurgent group.
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Poet quits Swedish Academy after being found to leak Nobel winner names

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 09:06
The scandal-plagued Swedish body that awards the Nobel Prize for literature said on Friday that one of its members would leave after an investigation determined she had leaked the names of winners.
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Explainer: 'Yellow vest' crisis exposes limits of French welfare system

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 09:02
France's "yellow vest" protests have exposed a deep-rooted belief that society is not working for large swathes of the French population, especially outside major cities.
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Eastern Libyan force says it killed senior Al Qaeda operative

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 08:58
Eastern Libyan forces have killed a senior Al Qaeda commander in southern Libya, a military spokesman said on Friday, days after launching an operation in the south to secure oil and gas assets and fight militants.
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Top North Korea envoy in Washington for Pompeo talks, may meet Trump

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 08:50
North Korea's lead negotiator in nuclear diplomacy with the United States is due to hold talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and could also meet President Donald Trump on Friday during a visit aimed at clearing the way for a second U.S.-North Korea summit.
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U.S., North Korean diplomats meet in Stockholm to ease deadlock

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 08:50
High-ranking diplomats from the United States and North Korea are currently holding talks in Sweden aiming to end the stand-off between the two countries, a diplomatic source told Reuters on Friday.
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U.S. secretary of state to meet with North Korean counterpart: statement

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 08:46
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with his North Korean counterpart in Washington later on Friday, the State Department said.
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Indonesia to release suspected Bali bomb mastermind Bashir from prison

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 08:22
Abu Bakar Bashir, the radical Muslim cleric and alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings, will be granted early release from jail on humanitarian grounds, Indonesia's president said on Friday.
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UK court rejects case brought by mother of IS 'Beatle' suspect

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 07:49
The mother of one of the British Islamic State militants, suspected of murdering western hostages, lost a legal challenge on Friday that it was wrong for Britain to assist a U.S. investigation which could lead to them facing the death penalty.
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Protester's funeral becomes new flashpoint in Sudan unrest

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 07:46
Sudanese police shot live ammunition on Friday as mourners gathered outside the home of a 60-year-old protester who died from a gunshot wound sustained during anti-government demonstrations, a Reuters witness said.
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In a first, Malaysia sues state over indigenous peoples' rights

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 07:43
Malaysia has filed a lawsuit against an opposition-run state for infringing on an indigenous tribe's land rights by handing out licenses to plantation companies to cut down timber, the first such action by a sitting government.
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