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Iran will boost defense capabilities despite U.S. pressure: Khamenei

Reuters World News - 9 hours 2 min ago
Iran is determined to boost its defense capabilities despite mounting pressure from the United States and its allies to curb its ballistic missile program, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday.
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Brazil's former president Michel Temer arrested: source

Reuters World News - 9 hours 10 min ago
Brazil's former president Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday as part of the sweeping anti-corruption investigation known as "Car Wash", a source involved in the case told Reuters.
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Victory over Islamic State to be announced after enclave searched: SDF

Reuters World News - 9 hours 22 min ago
U.S.-backed Syrian forces were on Thursday sweeping through the final enclave that had been held by Islamic State fighters, and said they would declare the group defeated once a search for hidden mines and jihadist holdouts was complete.
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UK PM May's 'reckless' Brexit message angers the lawmakers she needs to win over

Reuters World News - 9 hours 31 min ago
If British Prime Minister Theresa May hoped a televised address late on Wednesday would help persuade wavering lawmakers to support her Brexit deal, it appears to have backfired, instead alienating the very people she needs to win over.
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Iran will boost defence capabilities despite U.S. pressure - Khamenei

Reuters World News - 9 hours 33 min ago
Iran is determined to boost its defence capabilities despite mounting pressure from the United States and its allies to curb its ballistic missile programme, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday.
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Anti-Bouteflika protests shake Algeria business community

Reuters World News - 9 hours 36 min ago
One of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's few remaining allies in the face of mass protests, tycoon Ali Haddad, is facing pressure to quit as head of Algeria's main business association, a move that would further weaken the embattled head of state.
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PM May says short Brexit delay will give Britain time to make final choice

Reuters World News - 9 hours 39 min ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday a short delay to Britain's departure from the European Union would give parliament time to make a final choice on Brexit, hours before she will make her case with EU leaders for an extension.
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Bouteflika at bay: Why protesters are taking on Algeria's ruling system

Reuters World News - 9 hours 49 min ago
Protests that brought hundreds of thousands onto the streets in Algeria over the past month led President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to scrap plans to run for a fifth term.
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If Britain votes down Brexit deal next week, EU leaders will meet again: Juncker

Reuters World News - 10 hours 43 sec ago
There will be an extraordinary EU leaders meeting next week if the British parliament votes down for the third time the Brexit deal negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May, the head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said.
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We'll fight for a Brexit deal, but prepare for failure: Merkel

Reuters World News - 10 hours 6 min ago
The European Union must do everything possible to ensure that Britain leaves the bloc in an orderly fashion, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said ahead of a European Council summit that is set to be dominated by Brexit.
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In sign of new dual rule, Kazakh leaders sticking together

Reuters World News - 10 hours 11 min ago
Nursultan Nazarbayev remains omnipresent in Kazakh politics days after his surprise resignation, hinting he will effectively retain a share of power with the loyalist parliament speaker who automatically stepped into his shoes.
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Delays in Kosovo talks could destabilize Balkans, Serbia's president says

Reuters World News - 10 hours 14 min ago
The failure to revive talks between Serbia and Kosovo on normalizing relations could destabilize the Western Balkan region still recovering from the wars of the 1990s, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday.
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At least 40 killed as overloaded ferry sinks in Iraq's Tigris river

Reuters World News - 10 hours 18 min ago
At least 40 people died when an overloaded ferry sank in the Tigris river near Mosul in Iraq, police and medical sources told Reuters on Thursday.
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Pompeo, in Israel, says Hezbollah putting Lebanon at risk

Reuters World News - 10 hours 26 min ago
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday described the heavily armed Hezbollah group as a risk to their fellow Lebanese and conferred with Israel about the Iranian-backed militia ahead of a trip to Beirut.
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Aid workers rescue more African cyclone survivors, death toll mounts

Reuters World News - 11 hours 1 min ago
Rescue workers plucked more survivors from trees and roofs to safety on Thursday, a week after a cyclone ripped through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods that have killed hundreds of people and displaced hundreds of thousands.
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Ethiopians cheer as London museum returns plundered royal hair

Reuters World News - 11 hours 3 min ago
A London museum has handed back locks of hair cut from the corpse of an Ethiopian emperor during a British invasion 150 years ago, after a campaign by activists seeking the return of hundreds of pieces of colonial plunder.
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UK's Corbyn says he will try to renegotiate Brexit deal

Reuters World News - 11 hours 5 min ago
British Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said after meeting the EU's Brexit negotiator that he will push ahead with Brexit and seek to renegotiate the terms of the divorce deal.
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Anti-corruption campaigner tipped to win Slovakia's presidential run-off

Reuters World News - 11 hours 20 min ago
Anti-corruption campaigner Zuzana Caputova was projected to win 60.5 percent of the vote in Slovakia's presidential election run-off on March 30 in her first run for political office, an opinion poll showed on Thursday.
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Cut Britain some slack, but no rolling extension says Ireland's Varadkar

Reuters World News - 11 hours 22 min ago
European Union leaders must show flexibility on Britain's Brexit plans given the "chaos" currently reigning in London, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said, adding that Britain would have to give a valid reason for the time extension it was seeking.
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With time running short, what happens next on Brexit?

Reuters World News - 11 hours 23 min ago
The March 29 deadline for leaving the European Union is looming and with no Brexit deal yet approved by parliament, it is expected to be a tumultuous few days in which several different outcomes remain possible.
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