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Kosovo Serb leader shot dead in divided town of Mitrovica

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:52
PRISTINA/BELGRADE (Reuters) - Kosovo Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic, who was standing trial over the killings of ethnic Albanians during the 1998-99 war, was shot dead on Tuesday in what Serbia called an act of terrorism.
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U.S. withholds $65 million in Palestinian aid after Trump threat

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:42
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will give a U.N. agency $60 million in aid for Palestinians refugees but withhold a further $65 million for now, the State Department said on Tuesday, as the Trump administration carried out a threat it made two weeks ago to cut funding.
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Canadian jury at impasse in Lac Megantic derailment trial: media

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:41
MONTREAL (Reuters) - A Canadian jury on Tuesday said it was at an impasse in the trial of three former rail employees in the 2013 Lac Megantic train derailment that killed 47 in Quebec and has asked the judge for guidance in the matter, local media reported.
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Colombian army helicopter crash kills 10

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:05
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Ten people were killed when a Colombian army helicopter crashed near the town of Segovia, in northern Antioquia province, on Tuesday, the army said.
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Aside from Trump limelight, Davos discreetly pushes peace talks

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:49
GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will hog the limelight at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos next week, but behind the scenes some of the world's leading diplomats will be working on some of humanity's knottiest conflicts.
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U.S.-led meeting urges North Korea pressure despite North-South detente

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:33
VANCOUVER (Reuters) - The world needs to keep up pressure on North Korea to force it to abandon its nuclear weapons program and should not be fooled by a charm offensive in engaging South Korea, participants at a 20-nation meeting on North Korea said on Tuesday.
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Saudi Arabia shoots down Yemeni missile: Ekhbariya TV

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:27
(Reuters) - A ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s armed Houthi group towards Saudi Arabia's southern Jizan region was shot down by Saudi forces on Tuesday, Saudi state TV Ekhbariya reported.
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Some 1,400 migrants rescued at sea, two bodies recovered: Italy coastguard

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:49
ROME (Reuters) - Some 1,400 migrants were plucked from overcrowded boats off the coast of Libya on Tuesday, Italy's coastguard said, and two bodies were recovered.
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German police raids homes, offices of suspected Iranian spies

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:30
BERLIN (Reuters) - German police on Tuesday searched the homes and offices of 10 suspected Iranian spies following an investigation by the country's domestic intelligence agency, prosecutors said.
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U.S.-led meeting says sanctions pressure on North Korea must be maintained

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:29
VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Sanctions pressure must be maintained on North Korea to force it to abandon its nuclear weapons program and the world should not be fooled by its current charm offensive in engaging South Korea, participants at a 20-nation meeting on North Korea said on Tuesday.
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Iran's leader accuses Saudis of 'treason' against Muslims

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:18
LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader accused Saudi rulers on Tuesday of committing "treason" against Muslims by aligning themselves with the United States and Israel.
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Syrian rebels release 24 detainees from besieged Damascus suburb: SANA

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:15
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels in the besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta released 24 captive men, women and children in a deal mediated by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, state media said on Tuesday.
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Venezuela rogue helicopter pilot Perez killed in Monday police raid: official

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:44
CARACAS (Reuters) - Rogue Venezuelan helicopter pilot Oscar Perez was killed in a police operation on Monday along with six other members of a "terrorist cell", Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said on Tuesday.
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Netanyahu says Israel, India both face threat from radical Islam

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:39
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he was discussing with India ways to strengthen security cooperation against the menace of from Islamist extremism that both democracies faced.
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Split Social Democrats could sink Merkel's coalition plans

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:20
BERLIN (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) tried on Tuesday to quash a grassroots rebellion against a blueprint agreed with Angela Merkel's conservatives to enter formal talks on a "grand coalition" which could scupper her plan for a fourth term.
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Japan issues false alarm over missile launch, days after Hawaii alert gaffe

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:00
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese public broadcaster NHK issued a false alarm on Tuesday saying North Korea appeared to have launched a missile and urging people to take shelter, but it managed to correct the error within minutes.
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Pope, in Chile, expresses 'pain and shame' over Church sex abuse scandal

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 08:35
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Pope Francis expressed his "pain and shame" on Tuesday over a sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in Chile, seeking forgiveness for a crisis that has scarred its credibility and left many faithful sceptical of reform.
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Syrian opposition calls on Trump and EU to up pressure on Russia and Iran

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 08:28
LONDON (Reuters) - Syria's chief opposition negotiator called on U.S. President Donald Trump and European Union leaders to increase pressure on President Bashar al-Assad, Russia and Iran to return to talks aimed at ending the six-year civil war.
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Russian pollster pulls pre-election research over closure fears

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:40
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's only major independent pollster, the Levada Center, said on Tuesday it had stopped publishing polls about the forthcoming presidential election because it feared the authorities might shut it down for perceived meddling.
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Pope expresses 'pain and shame' over Chile sex abuse scandal

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:26
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Pope Francis expressed his "pain and shame" over Chile's sexual abuse scandal on Tuesday in his first comments in the country on a crisis that has scarred the Roman Catholic Church's credibility.
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