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UK PM May to meet Austria's Kurz in London on Thursday

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:14
British Prime Minister Theresa May will host Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz for talks at her Downing Street office on Thursday at 1230 GMT, her spokesman said.
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Brazil's justice minister designate Moro names anti-graft team

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:06
Brazil's incoming justice minister, the former anti-corruption judge Sergio Moro, picked Mauricio Valeixo on Tuesday to be director-general of the federal police with a mission to fight graft and organized crime.
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Macedonia ex-prime minister confirms he was granted asylum in Hungary

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:04
Macedonia's ex-prime minister Nikola Gruevski, who was sentenced to two years in prison on corruption-related charges, confirmed on Tuesday that he was granted asylum in Hungary.
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Twitter CEO kicks up storm in India, offending some Hindus

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:53
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has kicked up a social media storm in India after a picture of him holding a poster saying "smash Brahminical patriarchy", referring to the highest Hindu caste, went viral.
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More than 50 killed by suicide bomber in Kabul banqueting hall

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:52
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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Kremlin critics unite to try to stop Russian becoming Interpol head

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:50
Two of the Kremlin's most prominent critics joined forces on Tuesday to try to stop a Russian becoming the next president of international police organization Interpol, saying they feared Moscow would abuse the post to hunt down its detractors.
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Cows with or without horns? Swiss to vote on Sunday

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:42
Switzerland votes this Sunday on an issue of national importance that has divided the Alpine country - whether to subsidize farmers who let their cows' and goats' horns grow naturally.
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Investigators find no technical reasons for plane crash in Swiss Alps

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:34
An investigation into the crash of a vintage plane in the Swiss Alps in August that killed 20 people has so far found no technical defects that caused the tragedy, the country's transport safety agency said on Tuesday.
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Russia fails to curb new powers of chemical weapons watchdog

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:29
A push led by Russia to undercut new powers by the global chemical weapons agency to assign blame for attacks with banned poisons in Syria failed to win enough votes on Tuesday.
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Global chemical weapons agency members pass budget amid opposition from Russia

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:28
Members of the global chemical weapons agency on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a new budget, rejecting attempts by Russia to block the organization from gaining new powers to assign blame for attacks in Syria.
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Myanmar court allows jailed Reuters reporters' appeal to proceed: lawyer

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:22
Myanmar's High Court has allowed an appeal to proceed in the case of two Reuters reporters jailed for seven years on charges of breaking the country's Official Secrets Act, defense lawyers said on Tuesday.The appeal against the conviction, filed earlier this month, cited evidence of a police set-up and lack of proof of a crime. The lawyers did not specify when the Yangon-based court made its decision and there was no formal announcement from the court. Reuters was unable to co
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Bosnia's new presidency sworn in, rivalry looms

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:18
A pro-Russian Serb nationalist who wants the Bosnian army dismantled and pro-NATO Croat and Bosniak supporters of a multi-ethnic Bosnia were sworn in on Tuesday as new members of the state presidency, with rivalry looming among them.
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U.S. military says strikes killed over 30 suspected militants in Somalia

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:13
The U.S. military said on Tuesday that it had carried out two airstrikes in Somalia that killed 37 suspected militants.
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China bars actress Zhao Wei from holding key positions in companies for five years

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:07
Billionaire Chinese actress Zhao Wei and her husband have been barred from taking on key positions at listed companies for five years for violating securities regulations, the Shanghai Stock Exchange said on Tuesday.
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Israel to turn to U.S. government over Airbnb removal of settlement listings

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:06
Israel plans to consult with the U.S. government over a decision by home-renting company <AirBnB Inc> to remove listings in Jewish settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, a cabinet minister said on Tuesday.
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Libyan Sufis celebrate Prophet's birthday despite security fears

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:02
Hundreds of Libyan Sufis packed the narrow streets of Tripoli's walled old city to celebrate the Prophet Mohammad's birthday on Tuesday, chanting hymns to the beat of drums and cymbals.
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Attacker shouting 'Allahu akbar' stabs Belgian policeman

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 09:51
An attacker shouting "Allahu akbar" stabbed a Belgian policeman several times in the neck in central Brussels on Tuesday, prosecutors said.
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European court says Turkey holding Kurdish politician too long without trial

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 09:51
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) urged Turkey on Tuesday to swiftly process the legal case of the ex-head of the pro-Kurdish opposition, saying his pre-trial detention had gone on longer than could be justified.
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Poland to snub U.N. migration pact, Slovakia has reservations

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 09:30
Poland's government said on Tuesday it would join a growing list of mainly ex-Communist European countries planning to snub a U.N. pact on regulating migration, as Slovakia's leader said he also had reservations.
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Ex-Macedonia PM Gruevski granted asylum in Hungary: media

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 08:43
Macedonia's former prime minister, Nikola Gruevski, has been granted asylum in Hungary, the Magyar Idok newspaper reported on Tuesday.
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