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France, Britain, U.S, Germany demand U.N. extend mandate on Syria chemical probe

Reuters World News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 09:34
PARIS (Reuters) - France, Britain, the U.S. and Germany called on the U.N. Security Council to renew the mandate of an international inquiry into chemical weapons' attacks in Syria, and urged for a strong signal to ensure those responsible were held accountable.
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Trump administration tightens sanctions against Cuba

Reuters World News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 09:32
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government announced new restrictions against Cuba on Wednesday, tightening sanctions as part of President Donald Trump's pledge to roll back his Democratic predecessor's move toward warmer ties with Havana.
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Trump to push China on trade, North Korea during 2-day visit

AP World News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 09:00
BEIJING (AP) — Welcomed to China with an outsized dose of pomp and pageantry, President Donald Trump pronounced himself wowed by Beijing's lavish greeting Wednesday at the start of a two-day visit in which he aims to employ flattery, scolding and cajolery to press the rising Asian power on trade and North Korea. 2017-11-08T09:00:43-05:00 2017-11-08T08:28:23-05:00
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Shifting sands: What is changing in Saudi Arabia?

Reuters World News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 08:53
(Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has ordered a crackdown on corruption, the latest in a wave of frenetic changes in the kingdom over the past 2-1/2 years. Prince Mohammed says he is determined to remodel his conservative country into a modern state no longer dependent on oil.
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Hungry South Sudanese refugees risk death in return home for food

Reuters World News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 08:43
PALORINYA, Uganda (Reuters) - Oliver Wani found sanctuary from South Sudan's civil war in a Ugandan refugee camp. But when the food ran out, he returned home only to be killed in the conflict he had fled.
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Spain's constitutional court annuls Catalan declaration of independence

Reuters World News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 08:31
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Constitutional Court officially annulled the Catalan parliament's Oct. 27 unilateral declaration of independence on Wednesday, a widely expected ruling after the move was suspended by the court.
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Syrian army encircles last IS stronghold: al-Manar

Reuters World News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 08:12
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army and its allies have surrounded and started to enter Albu Kamal, the largest town Islamic State still holds in Syria and Iraq, the pro-Hezbollah al-Manar television reported on Wednesday.
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'Is this the Trump we know?' South Koreans wax sanguine after Trump visit

Reuters World News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 07:59
SEOUL (Reuters) - By the time Donald Trump departed Seoul on Wednesday, the sometimes bellicose American president seemed to have mollified South Koreans who had been bracing for more confrontational rhetoric over North Korea, trade, and defense spending.
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Saudi Arabia makes fresh arrests in anti-graft crackdown: sources

Reuters World News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 07:58
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian authorities have made further arrests and frozen more bank accounts in an expanding anti-corruption crackdown on the kingdom's political and business elite, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday
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Myanmar warns U.N. scolding could harm talks with Bangladesh on Rohingya crisis

Reuters World News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 07:47
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar warned on Wednesday that a scolding delivered by the U.N. Security Council could "seriously harm" its talks with Bangladesh over returning home more than 600,000 people who fled to escape a Myanmar military crackdown.
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Philippines' Duterte to Trump: 'Lay off' human rights when we meet

Reuters World News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 07:32
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday he would tell U.S. President Donald Trump to "lay off" if he raises the issue of human rights when they meet.
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Trump to push China on trade, North Korea during 2-day visit

AP World News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 07:00
BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump will push China on trade and North Korea during a two-day visit in which he will cajole, flatter and scold the rising Asian power. 2017-11-08T07:00:43-05:00 2017-11-08T05:34:24-05:00
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Soldiers, jumping children greet Trump at Beijing airport

AP World News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 07:00
BEIJING (AP) — China pulled out all the stops for President Donald Trump's Beijing airport arrival: honor guard, marching band, jumping children. 2017-11-08T07:00:43-05:00 2017-11-08T05:53:22-05:00
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North Korea, trade deficit top Trump's agenda in China

AP World News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 07:00
BEIJING (AP) — The standoff over North Korea's nuclear weapons and demands that China do more to balance trade with America will dominate President Donald Trump's agenda in Beijing. 2017-11-08T07:00:43-05:00 2017-11-08T06:10:48-05:00
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Catalan strike severs road links as secessionist leaders regroup

Reuters World News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 06:50
BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - A general strike called by pro-independence campaigners in Catalonia severed transport links on Wednesday, as leaders of its secessionist movement sought to regain political momentum after failing to agree a joint ticket to contest an election.
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OSCE sees increase in ceasefire violations in east Ukraine

Reuters World News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 06:46
BERLIN (Reuters) - An international security organization called on both sides in eastern Ukraine's conflict to pull back tanks and other heavy weapons, after five people were injured and a nine-year-old child was killed over the weekend.
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North Korean embassy official in focus at Kim Jong Nam trial

Reuters World News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 06:41
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Three men wanted for the killing of Kim Jong Nam were driven to the murder site in a car bought by a North Korean embassy official, a Malaysian court was told on Wednesday, bringing into focus the embassy's role in the sensational murder.
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Saudi Arabia makes further anti-graft arrests: sources

Reuters World News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 06:35
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian authorities have made further arrests in an anti-corruption crackdown on the kingdom's political and business elite, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
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Further blow to Britain's May as aid minister's future in doubt

Reuters World News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 06:30
LONDON (Reuters) - British aid minister Priti Patel was forced to cut short a foreign trip on Wednesday to answer questions over undisclosed meetings with Israeli officials, posing a new test of Prime Minister Theresa May's authority as she negotiates Brexit.
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Palestinians say resumed security coordination with Israel

Reuters World News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 06:21
GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian forces in the occupied West Bank have resumed security coordination with Israel that they suspended in July in protest at its policies on Jerusalem, the Palestinian chief of police said on Wednesday.
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