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Britain's May wins backing for EU security pact, timing unclear

Reuters World News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 09:18
MUNICH (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May made her case on Saturday for a new security treaty with the EU from next year, winning support from EU and U.S. officials who agreed the issue was too important to risk getting subsumed in broader Brexit negotiations.
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Pope renews commission on sexual abuse, Vatican promises victims more say

Reuters World News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 09:14
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis renewed a commission on clergy sexual abuse on Saturday, confirming a U.S. cardinal as its head, as the Vatican promised to give victims a greater say in its work.
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Public reports 'clearly show' Assad's use of chemical weapons: McMaster

Reuters World News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 09:07
MUNICH (Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said on Saturday that, despite denials, public reports showed that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was using chemical weapons, and added that it was time for the international community to hold the Syrian government to account.
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Iranian president pledges to stick to nuclear deal commitments

Reuters World News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 08:59
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday it would adhere to commitments under its 2015 international nuclear agreement, signed with six world powers to limit its disputed nuclear program.
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Kurdish doctors report suspected Turkish gas attack in Syria

AP World News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 08:00
BEIRUT (AP) — Six civilians suffered breathing difficulties and other symptoms indicative of poison gas inhalation after an attack launched by Turkey on the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, local doctors and Syria's state-run news agency reported Saturday. 2018-02-17T02:05:00-05:00 2018-02-17T07:05:02-05:00
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The Latest: McMaster: Russian meddling beyond dispute

AP World News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 08:00
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the Russian response to U.S. indictments (all times local): 2018-02-17T02:50:00-05:00 2018-02-17T07:50:51-05:00
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Iranian President says will adhere to nuclear deal commitments

Reuters World News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 07:49
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday it would adhere to commitments under its 2015 international nuclear agreement, signed with six world powers to limit its disputed nuclear program.
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Oxfam sex abuse criticism disproportionate, chief executive says

Reuters World News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 07:35
LONDON (Reuters) - Oxfam's chief executive said criticism of the charity following a sex abuse scandal had been disproportionate, according to comments published on Saturday.
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Public accounts 'clearly show' Assad's continuing use of chemical weapons: McMaster

Reuters World News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 07:30
MUNICH (Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said on Saturday that public reports showed that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was using chemical weapons and added that it was time for the international community to hold the government accountable.
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Turkey denies use of chemicals in Syria's Afrin, says accusations baseless

Reuters World News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 07:18
BEIRUT, ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey never used chemical weapons in its operations in Syria, and takes the utmost care of civilians, a Turkish diplomatic source said, after Syrian Kurdish forces and a monitoring group accused it of carrying out a gas attack in Syria's Afrin region.
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As support falls, German SPD sees 'no Plan B' to Merkel coalition

Reuters World News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 07:15
BERLIN (Reuters) - Support for Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) hit a record low, a poll showed, and the party's leader-in-waiting said she had "no Plan B" should members reject a coalition deal with Angela Merkel's conservatives.
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Kurdish doctors report suspected Turkish gas attack in Syria

AP World News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 06:00
BEIRUT (AP) — Six civilians suffered breathing difficulties and other symptoms indicative of poison gas inhalation after an attack launched by Turkey on the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, Syrian Kurdish news outlets and Syria's state-run news agency reported Saturday. 2018-02-16T23:38:00-05:00 2018-02-17T04:38:00-05:00
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Israel's Netanyahu: A singular leader with a divisive legacy

AP World News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 06:00
A serial survivor of scandals, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be in trouble once more after police recommended a range of bribery and other charges against him in two separate investigations. Yet the law doesn't require him to step down until convicted, the process could drag on for months, and the determined, loquacious leader is digging in his heels. 2018-02-17T00:27:00-05:00 2018-02-17T05:27:46-05:00
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Tears, exuberance as 'Black Panther' opens across Africa

AP World News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 06:00
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — "Black Panther" has burst onto the screen in Africa, handing a powerful response to the unfortunate remarks about the continent by President Donald Trump. 2018-02-17T00:56:00-05:00 2018-02-17T05:56:54-05:00
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Russian indicted in election probe says US justice '1-sided'

AP World News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 06:00
MOSCOW (AP) — One of the 13 Russians indicted by the United States for interfering in the American presidential election says the U.S. justice system is unfair. 2018-02-16T23:53:00-05:00 2018-02-17T04:53:41-05:00
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Ethiopia says state of emergency will last six months

Reuters World News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 05:36
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - A state of emergency imposed by Ethiopia after the prime minister resigned will last six months, the defense minister said on Saturday.
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Post-Brexit security deal must transcend ideology, May tells EU

Reuters World News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 05:33
MUNICH (Reuters) - Britain and the EU should sign a new security treaty and must not let ideological differences block co-operation in that sector after Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday.
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West Balkan states must solve border disputes before joining EU: Juncker

Reuters World News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 05:25
MUNICH (Reuters) - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Saturday underscored the importance of offering countries in the West Balkans the prospect of EU membership, but insisted they must resolve all border disputes before joining the bloc.
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Pakistan court sentences child killer, rapist to death

Reuters World News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 04:59
LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Saturday sentenced a suspected serial killer to death for the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl, a prosecutor said.
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Britain's PM May says no question of a second Brexit referendum

Reuters World News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 04:23
MUNICH (Reuters) - Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May ruled out a second vote on the country's membership of the European Union, saying there was no going back on the result of the June 2016 vote.
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