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Turkey, U.S. discussed return of jailed Halkbank executive: Turkey foreign minister

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 17:58
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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Trump stands by Saudi prince despite journalist Khashoggi's murder

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 17:34
President Donald Trump vowed on Tuesday to remain a "steadfast partner" of Saudi Arabia despite saying that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have known about the plan to murder dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi last month.
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Libyan coast guards force stranded migrants off container ship

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 17:27
Libyan authorities on Tuesday forcibly disembarked at least 79 migrants who had refused to leave a cargo ship that rescued them before docking in a port west of Tripoli, rights groups and a coast guard commander said.
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Trump says he will not be tough on Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi case

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 17:25
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he will not destroy the global economy by being tough on Saudi Arabia over the murder of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi, although the CIA believes Khashoggi's murder was ordered by that country's crown prince.
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Facebook sued by Russian firm linked to woman charged by U.S. prosecutors

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 17:15
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 firm and its Facebook account should be restored.
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U.S. targets Iran-Russia network over oil sent to Syria

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:52
The United States said on Tuesday it had moved to disrupt an Iranian-Russian network that sent millions of barrels of oil to Syria and hundreds of millions of dollars to indirectly fund militant groups Hamas and Hezbollah.
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Turkey says it may seek U.N. inquiry if impasse in cooperation with Saudis

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:27
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 over the issue if its liaising with Riyadh comes to an impasse, Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.
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Norway's minority government seals budget deal, sets stage to expand cabinet

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:26
Norway's minority center-right government has struck a deal with the independent Christian Democrats (CDP) on a 2019 fiscal bill, it said on Tuesday, securing the budget's passage in parliament and setting the stage for talks to expand the cabinet.
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Detained activists in Saudi Arabia subjected to torture, sexual harassment: rights groups

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 15:51
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch accused Saudi Arabia on Tuesday of subjecting several activists including some female human rights defenders detained since May to torture and sexual harassment.
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Trump statement on Saudi role in Khashoggi case 'shameful': Iran

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 15:19
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday it was "shameful" that U.S. President Donald Trump had pledged support for Saudi Arabia despite the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in its consulate.
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Pompeo says U.S. backs South Korean as head of police agency Interpol

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 15:06
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday the United States supported Kim Jong Yang of South Korea to lead the international police agency Interpol, pitting Washington against the Kremlin's candidate for the job, Alexander Prokopchuk.
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U.N. environment chief quits over travel expense report

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 14:39
U.N. environment chief Erik Solheim said on Tuesday he had resigned after receiving a final audit of his official travel.
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France, Germany agree on next step for fighter jet program

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 14:24
France and Germany have reached an agreement on the next steps in a joint program to design a next-generation combat jet, French Defence Minister Florence Parly said on Tuesday.
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Amnesty says detained activists in Saudi Arabia subjected to torture, sexual harassment

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 14:13
Amnesty International accused Saudi Arabia on Tuesday of subjecting several activists including some female human rights defenders detained since May to torture and sexual harassment.
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Brexit deal works for all UK, PM May tells Scottish leader

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 13:46
British Prime Minister Theresa May told Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday that the Brexit deal she has negotiated with the EU will work for all parts of the United Kingdom and deliver on the results of the 2016 referendum.
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With Carney warning of 1970s-style shock, UK firms ready for no-deal Brexit

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 13:35
Companies began triggering plans to keep operating if Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement, a "no deal" scenario the Bank of England said could plunge the economy into a crisis not seen since the 1970s.
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Who brings olive oil to Portugal? Police foil cocaine smuggler's ploy

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 13:31
Who would bring a suitcase full of olive oil to Portugal, one of the world's biggest producers of the stuff?
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Norway's minority government in budget deal, sets stage to expand cabinet

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 13:28
Norway's minority center-right government has reached a preliminary deal with the independent Christian Democrats (CDP) on a 2019 fiscal bill, negotiators told public broadcaster NRK.
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Spain would not oppose future independent Scotland rejoining EU: minister

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 12:50
Spain would have no objection to Scotland rejoining the European Union as an independent nation, as long as the secession process from the United Kingdom was legally binding, Spanish foreign minister Josep Borrell said on Tuesday.
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Suicide bomber kills over 50 at religious event in Kabul

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 12:37
A suicide bomber blew himself up in a banqueting hall where Islamic religious scholars had gathered in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing more than 50 people, three government officials said.
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