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Russian investigators raid election offices of Putin critic Navalny

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 08:41
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian investigators raided the Moscow election headquarters of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Thursday and police entered a warehouse, where activists said they confiscated pre-election pamphlets.
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Trump pledges to act on North Korean threat

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 08:21
WARSAW (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump vowed on Thursday to confront North Korea "very strongly" following its latest missile test and urged nations to show Pyongyang that there would be consequences for its weapons program.
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To punish NKorea, US weighs sanctions on Chinese companies

AP World News - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 07:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — Having lost patience with China, the Trump administration is studying new steps to starve North Korea of cash for its nuclear program, including an option that would infuriate Beijing: sanctions on Chinese companies that help keep the North's economy afloat. 2017-07-06T06:55:10-04:00 2017-07-06T06:07:14-04:00
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Putin, Trump to meet in Germany amid a sea of disputes

AP World News - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 07:00
MOSCOW (AP) — For Russian President Vladimir Putin, a meeting with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Germany offers a long-sought opportunity to negotiate a rapprochement with Washington. But controversy over the Trump campaign's ties with Russia will loom over the talks, making any agreements unlikely. 2017-07-06T06:55:10-04:00 2017-07-06T06:05:17-04:00
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Chinese Nobel laureate Liu's liver function worsens: hospital

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 06:44
BEIJING (Reuters) - The liver function of China's Nobel Peace Prize winning dissident Liu Xiaobo has worsened, a hospital said on Thursday, while the government reiterated its hopes that other countries do not use Liu's case to interfere in its affairs.
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EU parliament asks for Turkish accession talks to be suspended

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 06:34
STRASBOURG (Reuters) - The European Parliament on Thursday asked for Turkey's European Union accession talks to be suspended if Ankara implements a constitutional overhaul, backed by a referendum in April, which expands the powers of President Tayyip Erdogan.
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Deadly blast hits bus station in Syria's government-held Hama

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 06:32
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A suicide bomber in Syria's Hama killed two people and injured nine others on Thursday, state media said, in the second such attack in a government-held city this week.
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G20 summit to strengthen multilateral cooperation: Merkel

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 06:30
BERLIN (Reuters) - The G20 summit in Germany should strengthen international cooperation and Berlin remains committed to the implementation of a major climate protection agreement, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday on the eve of the gathering in Hamburg.
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Greenpeace stages small protest during Trump's Poland visit

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 06:13
WARSAW (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists projected the slogan "No Trump, Yes Paris" onto a building in central Warsaw as U.S. President Donald Trump visited Poland on Wednesday, in protest at the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement.
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To punish NKorea, US weighs sanctions on Chinese companies

AP World News - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 05:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — Having lost patience with China, the Trump administration is studying new steps to starve North Korea of cash for its nuclear program, including an option that would infuriate Beijing: sanctions on Chinese companies that help keep the North's economy afloat. 2017-07-06T04:58:54-04:00 2017-07-06T04:07:17-04:00
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S. Korea fires missiles in drills amid standoff with North

AP World News - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 05:00
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean jets and navy ships fired a barrage of guided-missiles into the ocean during drills Thursday, a display of military power two days after North Korea test-launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile. 2017-07-06T04:58:54-04:00 2017-07-06T03:26:53-04:00
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Climate change action needs to go beyond Paris accord, Macron says

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 04:50
PARIS (Reuters) - Climate change action need to go beyond the 2015 Paris agreement, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday, in comments reinforcing his earlier position on an international deal hit by U.S President Donald Trump's decision to pull out.
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China urges calm after U.S. says ready to use force against North Korea

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 04:45
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's foreign ministry on Thursday called for all sides to remain calm and exercise restraint after the United States said it was ready to use force, if need be, to halt North Korea's nuclear missile program.
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Malaysian Muslim group joins Indonesian call for Starbucks boycott over LGBT stand

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 04:41
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A prominent Muslim group in Malaysia has joined calls by Islamic conservatives in Indonesia for a boycott of Starbucks to protest against the international coffee chain's support of gay rights.
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Leftist protesters vow to disrupt G20 summit in Hamburg

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 04:40
HAMBURG (Reuters) - "Welcome to Hell". That's the greeting for U.S. President Donald Trump and other world leaders from anti-capitalist protesters in Hamburg, who have vowed to disrupt the G20 summit in the German port city.
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Trump, in speech to Poles, praises sovereignty, condemns bureaucracy

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 04:35
WARSAW (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday is slated to condemn "the steady creep of government bureaucracy" and praise the sovereignty of nations in a speech taking veiled at the European Union, according to excerpts released by the White House.
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Magnitude 6.9 quake hits Philippines: USGS

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 04:18
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck southwest of the Philippine city of Tacloban on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
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S. Korea fires missiles in drills amid standoff with North

AP World News - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 03:00
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean warplanes and navy ships have fired a barrage of missiles into the waters during one-day drills aimed at boosting a readiness against possible North Korean aggression. 2017-07-06T02:49:42-04:00 2017-07-06T02:03:36-04:00
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Canada expands safe injection sites as overdose deaths rise

AP World News - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 03:00
MONTREAL (AP) — Canada is attacking its expanding opioid crisis with an unusual measure: It's giving addicts a safe place to shoot up. 2017-07-06T02:49:42-04:00 2017-07-06T01:05:46-04:00
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Police investigate Indonesian president's son for blasphemy

AP World News - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 03:00
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police are investigating an allegation of blasphemy against the youngest son of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo. 2017-07-06T02:49:42-04:00 2017-07-06T02:22:12-04:00
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