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Kenyan police say gunmen kidnap Italian volunteer, wound five in trading center attack

Reuters World News - 22 min 36 sec ago
Kenyan police said on Wednesday unidentified gunmen kidnapped an Italian volunteer working at a non-governmental organization in an attack on a trading center in the coastal region of Kilifi during which five people were wounded.
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Police harassment of Chinese reporter sparks anger and apology

Reuters World News - 27 min 50 sec ago
A Chinese environmental journalist's account of police harassment while reporting on a chemical spill has sparked widespread condemnation online and an apology from the police.
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Australia rejects U.N. migration pact, sticks with hardline asylum-seeker policy

Reuters World News - 57 min 15 sec ago
Australia will not sign up to a United Nations migration agreement because it would compromise its hardline immigration policy and endanger national security, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday.
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Japan's Abe says South Korea risks ties by shutting down 'comfort women' fund

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 23:46
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday South Korea risked damaging ties by shutting down a fund meant to settle compensation for South Korean women forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War Two.
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South Korean decision to dissolve comfort women fund 'unacceptable': Japan minister

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 23:29
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said on Wednesday that South Korea's decision to dissolve a "comfort women" foundation funded by Japan to compensate women forced to work in wartime brothels was "unacceptable."
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China arrests 576 waste smuggling suspects from January-October: Xinhua

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 23:18
China arrested 576 people accused of smuggling waste into the country in the first 10 months of the year, state news agency Xinhua said, part of its efforts to enforce a ban on low-grade trash imports.
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More civilian focus, less military, in South China Sea would ease fears: Chinese paper

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 22:32
China should put more focus on building civilian facilities on islands in the South China Sea and less emphasis on the military to better sooth regional fears about China's intentions, an influential state-run paper said on Wednesday.
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Turkey, U.S. discussed return of jailed Halkbank executive: Turkey minister

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 22:17
Turkey and the United States have discussed returning a jailed executive from state-owned lender Halkbank to Turkey where he can serve the rest of his sentence from an Iran sanctions-busting case, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.
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China arrests 576 waste smuggling suspects from Jan-Oct: Xinhua

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 22:11
China arrested 576 people accused of smuggling waste into the country in the first 10 months of the year, state news agency Xinhua said, part of its efforts to enforce a ban on low-grade trash imports.
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Britain's May seeks to cut deal on future EU ties in Brussels

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 20:15
British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives in Brussels on Wednesday to attempt to agree a blueprint of Britain's post-Brexit ties with the European Union, which the bloc's diplomats said was being held up by disagreements over Gibraltar, fisheries and trade.
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Turkey may seek U.N. inquiry if Saudi cooperation reaches impasse

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 19:46
Turkey is not entirely satisfied with the level of cooperation it is receiving from Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and may seek a formal United Nations inquiry if its liaising with Riyadh comes to an impasse, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.
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Venezuela's former treasurer took $1 billion in bribes: U.S. prosecutors

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 19:28
Venezuela's former national treasurer admitted receiving over $1 billion in bribes as part of illicit foreign currency operations that involved a local television mogul now indicted in U.S. courts, according to U.S. court documents unsealed on Tuesday.
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Facebook sued by Russian firm linked to woman charged by U.S.

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 19:22
A Russian company whose accountant was charged by federal prosecutors for attempting to meddle in U.S. elections sued Facebook Inc on Tuesday, claiming it is a legitimate news outlet and its Facebook account should be restored.
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Canada threatens to legislate end to strike by mail workers

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 19:16
The Canadian government on Tuesday said it was prepared to legislate an end to a series of strikes by postal workers that is threatening to disrupt deliveries over the Christmas season.
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Pompeo tells Seoul nuclear progress must not lag better Korea ties

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 19:13
The United States has told its ally South Korea it should not improve ties with North Korea faster than Pyongyang takes steps to give up its nuclear weapons, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday.
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Colombia asks Cuba to arrest ELN rebel leader under Interpol notice

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 19:11
Colombia's government has asked Cuba to capture ELN rebel commander Nicolas Rodriguez, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday, a sign peace talks with the insurgent group are unlikely to resume soon.
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G20 host Argentina's security nightmare: unrest and anarchists

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 18:47
Argentina vowed on Tuesday to crack down on any anarchists and anti-capitalist protesters who try to disrupt next week's Group of 20 gathering in Buenos Aires, saying it was working with foreign governments to identify and block entry to potential trouble-makers.
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Criticism mounts as Interpol set to elect Russian as president

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 18:35
International police body Interpol is expected to elect a senior Russian official as its next president on Wednesday, in a move that has provoked alarm in Europe and the United States about the risk of Kremlin meddling.
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Turkey foreign minister-Russian defense system buy cannot be canceled

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 18:25
Turkey's purchase of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems in Turkey is a done deal and cannot be canceled, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday, adding that Ankara needs further defense procurement that could be bought from the United States.
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Mexican president-elect's party presents national guard plan

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 18:08
Lawmakers from Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) on Tuesday submitted a bill for a new national guard that aims to replace the armed forces in the fight against organized crime.
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