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Death toll from Colombia car bomb rises to 21, police say

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 07:23
Colombian police on Friday said 21 people were killed and 68 injured after a car bomb exploded at a police academy in Bogota in an attack that prompted fears of a return to the country's violent past.
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U.S., North Korean diplomats meeting in Stockholm

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 07:22
High-ranking diplomats from the United States and North Korea are currently holding talks in Sweden, a diplomatic source told Reuters on Friday.
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Russia dismisses Islamic State claim for deadly explosion

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 07:16
Russian investigators on Friday dismissed an Islamic State claim of responsibility for a deadly apartment building blast that killed 39 people, saying that militant groups had a history of falsely taking credit for such incidents.
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EU says Britain would need to vote in European elections if no Brexit before July 2

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 07:14
The European Commission indicated on Friday that Britons would need to choose their representatives to the next European Parliament if the country were to stay in the EU beyond the first sitting of the new assembly on July 2.
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Thousands flee as militants kill more than 100 soldiers in northeast Nigeria: aid agencies

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 07:11
Armed groups have killed more than 100 soldiers and seized a huge stock of weapons in clashes in northeast Nigeria since Dec. 26, a report by a group of aid agencies said on Friday, weeks ahead of an election in which security is a campaign issue.
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ICC appeals panel extends detention of Ivory Coast politician Gbagbo

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 07:00
An appeals chamber at the International Criminal Court has granted a last-ditch request by prosecutors to extend the custody of Ivory Coast politician Laurent Gbagbo, who was acquitted of atrocities charges last week.
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Germany: Can't respond to Brexit delay idea until UK says what it wants

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 06:57
The idea of Britain delaying its departure from the European Union beyond the scheduled date of March 29 cannot receive a response as long as the British government does not say what it wants, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Friday.
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EU executive head Juncker to talk to British PM on Friday

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 06:54
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will talk to British Prime Minister Theresa May on the telephone later on Friday, a Commission spokesman said.
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German minister: Kerch Strait is now open for shipping

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 06:53
It is widely acknowledged that ships can pass through the Kerch Strait - a body of water shared between Russia and Ukraine - is now free, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Friday.
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Russia says Putin has allowed German experts to monitor Kerch Strait

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 06:52
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that President Vladimir Putin had agreed to a proposal by German Chancellor Angela Merkel for German experts to monitor the Kerch Strait near Crimea.
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Algeria sets April election, no word on Bouteflika candidacy

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 06:45
Algeria on Friday announced a presidential election for April 18 without indicating whether veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika would stand, following calls for his nomination by a loyal ruling caste of businessmen, trade unions and the military.
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UK PM May to discuss Brexit next steps with ministers, EU leaders

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 06:43
British Prime Minister Theresa May will hold a series of meetings with some of her top ministers on Friday to discuss the way forward on Brexit after her deal with Brussels was rejected by parliament, her spokeswoman said.
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Myanmar army kills 13 rebels in Rakhine clashes: military spokesman

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 06:33
Myanmar’s army has killed 13 rebel fighters in the western Rakhine State, a military spokesman said on Friday, as government troops battle to contain a new insurgency in the troubled region.
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Internet blacked out in Zimbabwe as U.N. urges end to crackdown

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 06:30
Zimbabwe was under an internet blackout on Friday after authorities extended a communications ban to cover emails, while the United Nations urged an end to a security crackdown on civilians triggered by days of deadly protests.
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Congo rejects African Union demand to delay final election result

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 06:28
Democratic Republic of Congo has rejected an African Union demand to delay the announcement of final results from its disputed presidential election, the government said on Friday.
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Germany's lower house moves to reject Maghreb, Georgia asylum claims

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 06:23
Germany's lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, voted to reject asylum claims from Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and the Caucasian state of Georgia on Friday by designating them as safe countries.
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Ukraine foreign minister says arms talks with U.S. ongoing

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 06:20
Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said on Friday that arms negotiations were ongoing with the United States.
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Militants kill more than 100 soldiers in northeast Nigeria since late December: aid agencies

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 06:06
Armed groups have killed more than 100 soldiers and captured a huge stock of weapons in clashes in northeast Nigeria since Dec. 26, a report by a group of aid agencies said on Friday.
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Germany: Russia can save INF if it stops violating the treaty

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 05:57
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Friday that Russia could save the missile accord known as the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) if it rid itself of treaty-violating cruise missiles.
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Rescuers ready to drill tunnel for Spanish boy trapped in well

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 05:55
Heavy trucks brought drilling equipment and giant pipes as rescue workers prepared on Friday to dig a tunnel in an effort to reach a two-year-old boy who has been trapped in a deep well in southern Spain since Sunday.
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