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Kosovo's PM says quits after being called to Hague war crimes court

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 11:09
Kosovo's Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said on Friday he was resigning after being called to The Hague war crimes court linked to Kosovo's violent independence struggle.
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U.S. will shoot down any Iranian drones that fly 'too close' to its ships, official says

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 10:56
The United States will destroy any Iranian drones that fly "too close" to its ships in the Strait of Hormuz and has evidence that it shot down a drone on Thursday, a senior Trump administration official said on Friday.
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NGO says staff member, five others, missing after deadly Nigeria convoy attack

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 10:23
One Action Against Hunger staff member, two drivers and three other health workers are missing after an attack on a convoy in northeast Nigeria in which one driver was killed, the aid organization said in a statement on Friday.
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Turkish soldier killed, six wounded in operation in Iraq's north

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 10:21
A Turkish soldier was killed and six wounded on Friday in an operation in northern Iraq during clashes with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), the Turkish defense ministry said.
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Italian prime minister says major progress made on bill wanted by League

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 10:17
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Friday the coalition parties had made great progress towards securing a deal on a reform promoted by the League party that will give greater powers to the regions.
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U.S. Treasury sanctions Hezbollah operative over 1994 Buenos Aires attack

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 10:09
The U.S. Treasury on Friday placed sanctions on a senior Hezbollah operative it said coordinated the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires.
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Unrest over autonomy bid kills four in Ethiopia's Hawassa city

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 10:08
Four protesters died of gunshot wounds suffered in clashes between Ethiopian security forces and activists seeking a new autonomous region for their Sidama ethnic group based in the southern city of Hawassa, hospital authorities said on Friday.
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South Africa’s Zuma threatens ANC enemies after graft inquiry adjourns

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 10:00
Former South African president Jacob Zuma threatened enemies in his ruling African National Congress (ANC) party on Friday, after securing a concession on how he is questioned at a corruption inquiry.
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South Africa's Ramaphosa says finding he misled parliament 'deficient' in fact and in law

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 09:51
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday the anti-corruption watchdog's finding that he deliberately misled parliament about donations to his party election campaign was "unfortunate" and "deficient both factually and in law".
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Lebanese veterans tussle with security forces in budget protest

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 09:40
Dozens of Lebanese veterans tussled with security forces in Beirut on Friday as they tried to reach parliament in a protest against any cuts to their benefits in the state budget.
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Vietnam says Chinese oil survey vessels violated its sovereignty

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 09:26
Vietnam said on Friday a Chinese oil survey vessel and its escorts had conducted activities in Vietnam's exclusive economic zone and continental shelf that violated its sovereignty.
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Iraqi militias bombed by unmanned aircraft, one killed: security sources

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 09:12
An unmanned aircraft dropped explosives on a base belonging to Iran-linked Shi'ite paramilitary groups in northern Iraq on Friday, killing at least one person, the army and paramilitary sources said.
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Suspected Japanese arsonist is ex-convict who believed studio stole his novel: media

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 09:02
A man suspected of torching an animation studio and killing 33 people in Japan's worst mass killing in two decades had been convicted of robbery and carried out the attack because he believed his novel had been plagiarized, media said on Friday.
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Pakistan aims to bring religious schools into mainstream

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 09:00
Pakistan has agreed on a plan to overhaul instruction at madrasas or religious schools to bring the institutions closer into line with conventional schools and curb extremist teaching, Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said on Friday.
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Mexico's Lopez Obrador says no open investigations against former presidents

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 08:58
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday that there were no open cases against former presidents of the nation.
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Portugal's Socialists extend lead ahead of October election: poll

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 08:53
Portugal's ruling Socialists have extended their lead slightly as the favorite to win the country's national election in October, an opinion poll showed on Friday.
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Italy's Salvini to see Di Maio with government's fate hanging in balance

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 08:50
Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Friday he would meet coalition partner and leader of the 5-Star Movement Luigi Di Maio amid speculation that the increasingly unwieldy government might collapse.
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India's Priyanka stopped from visiting site of deadly shooting as tensions flare

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 08:49
Indian police on Friday stopped opposition leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra from visiting a village where 10 tribal people were gunned down this week over a land dispute, officials said, fuelling political divisions.
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Dutch state accepts partial liability for Srebrenica deaths

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 08:43
The Dutch government accepted on Friday that the state was partially liable for the deaths in 1995 of 350 Muslim males who were expelled from a U.N. base and killed by Bosnian Serb forces at Srebrenica.
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Italian president wants govt in place in October to approve budget: official

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 08:33
President Sergio Mattarella has no meeting scheduled with Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini and has not received any indication that the League party leader wants early elections, an Italian official said on Friday.
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