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Liberal mayor of Poland's Gdansk dies after stabbing

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 15:30
Pawel Adamowicz, the liberal mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk, died on Monday of his wounds a day after being stabbed by a former convict who rushed the stage during one of Poland's biggest annual charity events.
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Venezuela's Maduro hikes minimum wage 300 percent

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 15:25
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday raised the minimum wage by 300 percent to 18,000 bolivars per month, around $6.70, as part of routine wage hikes in an economy suffering from annual inflation approaching 2 million percent.
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Greek PM Tsipras expected to survive confidence vote on Wednesday

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 15:21
Greece's leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to survive a parliamentary vote of confidence on Wednesday after his right-wing coalition partner quit in disagreement over a deal that aims to end a years-long name dispute with Macedonia.
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Syrian jihadists deny they plan to crush rivals and take over Idlib region

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 15:00
The main jihadist group in northwest Syria said on Monday it did not seek to dominate the Idlib region, after it cemented its grip on the last rebel-held bastion, putting a deal to avert a Russian-led army assault on the area at risk.
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Spanish NGO says rescue boat blocked from operating in Mediterranean

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 14:55
A Spanish charity boat which rescues migrants at sea has been blocked by authorities from operating in the Mediterranean, the non-governmental organization said on Monday.
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Canada PM shuffles cabinet, ex-justice minister appears unhappy

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 14:51
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday shuffled his cabinet after a senior member quit and quickly had to deny he had demoted his long-serving justice minister, who seemed less than happy with her new job.
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Explainer: What happens if PM May loses vote on her Brexit deal?

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 14:50
British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing likely defeat in parliament on Tuesday when she asks lawmakers to approve her Brexit deal - a decision that would trigger huge uncertainty about the future of Britain's exit from the European Union.
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Brexit minister says he would remain in post if UK leaves with no deal

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 14:48
Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Monday he would remain in his position if Britain leaves the European Union on March 29 without a deal, because he would need to help oversee the process.
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Trump threatens Turkey's economy if it attacks Syrian Kurd militia

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 14:32
U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Turkey with economic devastation if it attacks a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia in Syria, drawing a sharp rebuke from Ankara on Monday and reviving fears of another downturn in ties between the NATO allies.
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Trump, Erdogan discussed 'ongoing cooperation' in Syria: White House

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 14:32
U.S. President Donald Trump told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call on Monday he wants to address Turkey's security concerns in Syria but stressed the importance that Washington's Kurdish allies not be mistreated, the White House said.
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Brazil to fight invasions by landless workers: official

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 14:31
Brazil's right-wing government under President Jair Bolsonaro will seek to classify invasions of farmland by landless workers movements as akin to terrorism, with harsher penalties for perpetrators, an Agriculture Ministry official said on Monday.
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Chinese court sentences Canadian to death as diplomatic row deepens

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 14:02
A Chinese court on Monday sentenced a Canadian man to be executed for drug smuggling, prompting Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to accuse China of using the death penalty arbitrarily.
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Indian police charge student leader, nine others, in sedition case

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 13:52
Indian police on Monday charged 10 people, including a prominent former student organizer, with sedition, in a case that activists say is really about freedom of speech.
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Senior Italian League politician found guilty of racist slur

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 13:31
A senior parliamentarian in the anti-immigration League party was convicted on Monday of racially abusing Italy's first black minister and handed an 18-month suspended prison term.
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South America creating regional bloc to counter Venezuela: Colombia

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 13:26
South American countries are developing a new diplomatic group to replace the Unasur regional bloc that is heavily influenced by increasingly isolated Venezuela, Colombian President Ivan Duque said on Monday.
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Preliminary results of fraud-tainted Kabul vote announced

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 12:48
Afghan election authorities announced preliminary results on Monday for the delayed parliamentary vote for Kabul after the ballot was called for a recount following fraud complaints.
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Car bomb blast near high-security compound in Kabul kills four, 90 wounded

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 12:45
At least four people were killed and 90 wounded when a bomb-laden car blew up near a high-security compound in the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, officials said.
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Take our outstretched hand, Germany's Weber urges UK lawmakers

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 12:42
German conservative Manfred Weber, who is running to take over the European Union's top job this year, urged British lawmakers on Monday to approve Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, which he said could not be renegotiated.
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Leftist militant returns to Italy to serve life sentence for murders

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 12:41
Former leftist guerrilla Cesare Battisti, facing a life sentence in Italy for murder, landed in Rome on Monday on a special flight from Bolivia, ending almost four decades on the run.
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Macron 2.0: French president seeks reset button with national debate

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 12:36
To his allies, Emmanuel Macron's letter to the French launching a national policy debate was a bold exercise in democracy. To his critics, Sunday's missive was an empty, wordy gesture by an aloof 'King Macron' determined to retain core economic reforms.
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