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Croatian government backs down on later retirement age

Reuters World News - 3 hours 36 min ago
The Croatian government will lower the country's retirement age back to 65 from 67 following a protest campaign led by leading trade unions, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Thursday.
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Algeria detains opposition activist in new sign of clampdown

Reuters World News - 3 hours 41 min ago
Algerian authorities have arrested Fodil Boumala, a prominent opposition activist and anti-government protester, fellow activists and a lawyer said on Thursday.
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Indonesia says three killed in shootout with Papua separatists

Reuters World News - 3 hours 48 min ago
Three civilians, including a toddler, have been killed and four wounded after a shootout between Indonesian security forces and armed separatists in the country's easternmost Papua area, a military spokesman said on Thursday.
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Afghanistan braces for deadly attacks as Taliban vow to disrupt presidential election

Reuters World News - 4 hours 8 min ago
A deadly suicide bombing this week near an election rally in central Afghanistan where President Ashraf Ghani was due to speak came as a sharp reminder of the risks to a ballot set for the end of next week in the shadow of failed peace talks.
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Weakened Netanyahu seeks Israeli unity government with rival Gantz

Reuters World News - 4 hours 15 min ago
Israel's weakened Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited his main rival, Benny Gantz, on Thursday to join him in a broad coalition government -- an abrupt change of strategy after failing to win a ruling majority in election.
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Israel's Netanyahu cites 1980s precedent in hint at rotating premiership with Gantz

Reuters World News - 4 hours 15 min ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted on Thursday at a possible rotating premiership deal with election challenger Benny Gantz after inviting his centrist rival to join him in government.
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Britain's Barclay urges EU to be flexible, creative over Brexit

Reuters World News - 4 hours 20 min ago
Britain's Brexit minister Stephen Barclay urged the European Union to show flexibility and creativity over Brexit on Thursday, saying the Irish backstop arrangement "has to go" and that Britain was prepared to leave without a deal if needed.
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Israel's president welcomes Netanyahu call for national unity government

Reuters World News - 4 hours 33 min ago
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, who is tasked with approving a government that emerges from this week's election, welcomed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's call for a broad coalition with his centrist rival.
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Central African militia suspects, one a soccer boss, hear war crimes charges

Reuters World News - 4 hours 42 min ago
Two alleged leaders of Central African Republic militias, one of them prominent in African football, heard details of war crimes accusations against them at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday.
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France says have sent seven experts to investigate Saudi attacks

Reuters World News - 4 hours 57 min ago
France has sent seven military experts to investigate this weekend's attacks on Saudi oil facilities, including specialists in explosives, missile trajectory and ground-to-air defense systems, a defense ministry spokeswoman said on Thursday.
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UK Supreme Court to finish hearing case against PM Johnson

Reuters World News - 5 hours 25 min ago
Britain's Supreme Court will hear a third and final day of legal arguments on Thursday over whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully when he suspended parliament in the run-up to Brexit.
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DUP says Stormont assembly would have a role in possible backstop solution

Reuters World News - 5 hours 26 min ago
The Northern Irish party propping up Britain's minority government is not seeking a veto over European rules as part of a possible solution to the controversial backstop, one of its senior lawmakers said on Thursday.
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Netanyahu urges rival Gantz to form unity government with him

Reuters World News - 5 hours 30 min ago
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Thursday on his main rival, former general Benny Gantz, to join him in a broad, governing coalition after Israel's election ended with no clear winner.
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Barclay says British government will abide by Supreme Court ruling on parliament suspension

Reuters World News - 5 hours 31 min ago
British Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Thursday the conservative government will abide by the upcoming Supreme Court ruling on the parliament suspension ordered by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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Brexit minister Barclay says Britain may have to leave EU without deal

Reuters World News - 5 hours 38 min ago
British Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Thursday the so called backstop on the Irish border as part of a divorce deal with the European Union "has to go", and that while his government wanted a deal, Britain may have to leave the European Union without one at the end of October.
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At least 30 civilians killed in air strike in eastern Afghanistan: government officials

Reuters World News - 5 hours 47 min ago
At least 30 civilians were killed and 40 injured in an air strike conducted by the Afghan security forces, backed by U.S. air support, in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Thursday.
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Solomons leader may miss U.N. general assembly amid 'switch' decision fallout: sources

Reuters World News - 5 hours 55 min ago
Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare may miss the United Nations General Assembly in New York, two parliamentary sources said, amid rising tension in the Pacific nation over its decision to sever ties with Taiwan and align with Beijing.
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No reason for France to change mind over Snowden asylum: minister

Reuters World News - 6 hours 1 min ago
There's no reason for France to change its mind over a 2013 decision to deny former U.S spy agency contractor Edward Snowden asylum, French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Thursday.
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Taliban truck bomb kills at least 20 in southern Afghanistan

Reuters World News - 6 hours 14 min ago
A Taliban truck bomb killed at least 20 people and wounded 95 when it exploded near a hospital in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, a provincial official said, with casualties expected to rise as rescuers sift the rubble.
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France: 'not very credible' that Yemenis attacked Saudi oil plants

Reuters World News - 6 hours 23 min ago
A claim from Yemen's Houthi rebels they were responsible for the attack on Saudi oil facilities is "not very credible," France's foreign minister said on Thursday.
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