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Social Democrat Lofven wins Swedish PM race as populists left in cold

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 05:53
Sweden's parliament handed Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven a second term in office on Friday, ending more than four months of deadlock after an inconclusive election that had allowed a populist party to threaten the traditional balance of power.
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U.N. calls on Zimbabwe to halt crackdown, firing on protesters

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 05:40
The U.N. human rights office called on Zimbabwe's government on Friday to "stop the crackdown against protesters" and "excessive use of force" by security forces including firing live ammunition.
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Dozens killed, wounded in wake of Congo election results: U.N.

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 05:38
The U.N. human rights office said on Friday that it had documented 34 people killed, 59 wounded and 241 "arbitrary arrests" in the Democratic Republic of Congo since provisional election results were announced a week ago.
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UK Queen Elizabeth's husband Philip, 97, recovers after car crash

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 05:34
Queen Elizabeth's 97-year-old husband Prince Philip was recovering at the couple's home in eastern England on Friday after escaping without injury when his car flipped over following a crash with another vehicle.
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Kenya police detain nine in connection with deadly hotel attack

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 05:32
Kenyan detectives have arrested nine suspects in connection with a Somali militant attack on a Nairobi hotel and office complex that killed 21 people, police said on Friday, indicating the search for possible accomplices in the raid is gathering pace.
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Activists decry Sri Lankan president's praise for Duterte's drugs war

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 05:17
Human rights groups expressed alarm at Sri Lanka's leader on Friday for praising Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his bloody war on drugs as an "example to the whole world".
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Diplomat Sefcovic to run for Slovak president

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 05:13
Career diplomat and European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic said on Friday he would run for president of Slovakia in March's election, backed by the ruling Smer party.
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'We will miss you': Germany pleads with the British to stay in EU

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 04:32
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's protege appealed to the British on Friday to stay in the European Union, saying her compatriots had not forgotten how Britain welcomed Germany back as a sovereign nation after World War Two.
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German foreign minister says hard to imagine reopening Brexit accord

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 04:31
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Twitter that it was hard to imagine Britain's withdrawal agreement with the European Union being revisited, adding that the British parliament's rejection of a draft Brexit deal had not changed that.
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Swedish Social Democrat leader Lofven confirmed as PM, challenges ahead

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 04:30
Sweden's parliament voted on Friday to give Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven a second term in office, ending more than four months of deadlock after an inconclusive election.
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Sudanese police shoot at mourners outside home of killed protester: Reuters witness

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 04:06
Sudanese police fired live ammunition at mourners outside the home of a 60-year-old protester who died early on Friday from a gunshot wound he sustained on Thursday night, a Reuters witness said.
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Germany's Brexit position hasn't changed: diplomatic source

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 04:01
The German foreign minister and the German government's position on Brexit is unchanged, a diplomatic source said on Friday.
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Zimbabwe's biggest mobile operator Econet says ordered to shut down internet

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 03:29
Zimbabwe's biggest mobile operator Econet Wireless said on Friday the government had ordered it to shut down its internet services until further notice following days of deadly protests over steep fuel price hikes.
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India watchdog orders DP, Maersk units to withdraw some notices to clients at Mumbai port

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 03:21
India's antitrust watchdog has ordered Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk and Dubai's DP World to withdraw certain customer advisories which it said could hamper growth of the country's largest container port in Mumbai, a document seen by Reuters showed.
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Russia dismisses Islamic State responsibility claim for deadly blast

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 03:12
Russian investigators on Friday dismissed the veracity of a claim by the Islamic State militant group that it was responsible for a deadly apartment building explosion in December that killed 39 people.
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Germany's Maas: We need to talk about whether to reopen Brexit accord

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 03:08
Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said a discussion should be held on whether to re-open the draft deal for Britain's planned exit from the European Union, but only if all EU members agreed.
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Modi's pre-election handouts to cost India billions, breach fiscal targets: sources

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 03:00
A series of vote-catching measures planned by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he braces for a difficult general election may cost more than 1 trillion rupees ($14 billion), two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.
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Iran's American-born journalist detained by FBI to appear in U.S. court: Iranian state TV

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 02:50
An American journalist working for Iran's state television channel Press TV who Iran says has been detained in Washington will appear in a U.S. court on Friday, the channel reported on Friday.
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Germany, China pledge to open markets, deepen financial cooperation

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 01:45
Germany and China on Friday signed agreements to strengthen coordination in banking, finance and capital markets, and pledged to further open market access and deepen cooperation to broaden economic ties.
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Germany's Maas: We need to talk about reopening the Brexit accord

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 01:33
Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said there needed to be a discussion about reopening the draft deal for Britain's planned exit from the European Union, but only if all EU countries supported the move.
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