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EU plans to offer Boris Johnson no-deal Brexit extension: The Guardian

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 14:29
The European Union is preparing to offer Boris Johnson, the favorite to be Britain's next prime minister, a no-deal Brexit extension beyond Oct. 31, the Guardian newspaper reported on Friday.
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Bolsonaro accuses state agency of lying on Brazil deforestation

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 13:44
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday accused the state body responsible for tracking deforestation levels of disclosing false data, after preliminary numbers showed a dramatic rise in July.
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Brexit campaigner wins appeal against over-spending fine

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 13:42
The founder of a youth-focused pro-Brexit campaign has won an appeal against a 20,000 pound ($25,000) fine imposed by the UK electoral regulator for breaching spending rules in the 2016 referendum.
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Alert issued for stolen car with nuclear substance in Chile

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 13:39
What appeared to be a typical case of car theft in Chile's capital on Friday became more dire when authorities said the vehicle was carrying a dangerous radioactive substance.
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Trump says Britain's Johnson would do 'great job' as prime minister

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 13:34
U.S. President Trump said on Friday he was looking forward to working with Boris Johnson, the front-runner to be Britain's next prime minister, and believes Johnson will work out Brexit.
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U.S. threatens to down any nearby Iranian drones, Tehran denies incident

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 13:29
The United States threatened on Friday to destroy any Iranian drones flying too closely to its ships and said it had "clear evidence" that it shot one down in a festering stand-off with Tehran in the world's most important oil shipping zone.
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U.S. hits four Venezuelan military officers with sanctions after captain's death

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 13:26
The United States on Friday stepped up its response following the death of a Venezuelan navy captain, sanctioning four top officials in Venezuela's military counterintelligence agency, the U.S. Treasury Department said.
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South Africa's Ramaphosa dealt twin blows in anti-graft fight

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 13:17
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa suffered two major setbacks on Friday, when he was accused of misleading parliament and his predecessor Jacob Zuma won significant concessions from a corruption inquiry.
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Malaysian PM Mahathir calls for party unity as sex tape scandal deepens rifts

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 13:06
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad called on Friday for unity in his ruling coalition, saying his administration could risk losing power due to infighting, as a sex scandal involving a senior minister worsened divisions in the alliance.
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Trump says U.S. is confident it shot down Iranian drone on Thursday

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 13:04
U.S. President Donald Trump said he is confident U.S. forces on Thursday shot down an Iranian drone off Iran's southern coast, after Iran denied losing any of its unmanned aircraft over the Gulf.
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Algerian protesters return to streets for demand reforms

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 12:26
Tens of thousands of Algerians returned to the streets in the capital Algiers and other cities on Friday to demand radical political reforms and the departure of the ruling elite.
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Spain's Podemos accepts key condition for coalition deal with Socialists

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 12:24
The leader of Spain's far-left Podemos party said on Friday he is willing to give up a post in a coalition government, potentially opening a way out of stalled power-sharing talks with acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's Socialists.
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Kosovo's PM quits after being called to Hague war crimes court

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 12:20
Kosovo's Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said on Friday he was resigning because he had been called to a war crimes court in The Hague to answer questions from prosecutors related to Kosovo's violent independence struggle.
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Cuba, with one of highest inmate populations, pardons 2,604

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 12:19
Communist-run Cuba, which has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world, has pardoned 2,604 convicts, state-run media reported on Friday, without releasing a list of those pardoned.
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Croatian parliament approves ministers appointed in cabinet reshuffle

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 12:09
Croatia's parliament on Friday approved the new ministers that conservative Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic named in a cabinet reshuffle two days earlier.
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Six missing after suspected Islamists attack aid convoy in northeast Nigeria

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 12:08
Six people are missing following an attack on an aid convoy in northeast Nigeria, an international aid organization said on Friday with sources stating that it was carried out by Islamist insurgents who abducted survivors.
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Iran TV says footage disproves U.S. report of downed drone

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 11:57
Iran's state television on Friday aired footage it said disproved U.S. President Donald Trump's assertion that the U.S. Navy has destroyed an Iranian drone in the Gulf.
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Blast at Kabul University kills eight, injures 33

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 11:52
A powerful bomb blast outside the gates of Kabul University in the Afghan capital on Friday killed at least eight people and wounded 33, as students and lawyers waited to take an examination, officials said.
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Vietnam says Chinese vessel violated its sovereignty in South China Sea

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 11:38
Vietnam on Friday accused a Chinese oil survey vessel and its escorts of violating its sovereignty and demanded that China remove the ships from Vietnamese waters.
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Exclusive: Ex-Russian arms tycoon quietly wields influence in British PM race

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 11:34
A former Russian arms tycoon who had connections at the highest levels of the Kremlin is a major donor to Britain's ruling Conservative Party and counts himself a friend of the man expected to be the country's next prime minister.
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