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Putin, before vote, says Russia has thwarted hundreds of foreign spies

Reuters World News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 08:59
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin boasted Russia had thwarted more than 400 foreign spies last year and on Monday called on the FSB, the domestic intelligence agency, to act to block further foreign attempts to obtain political, economic and military information.
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Former Netanyahu spokesman signs state's witness deal in graft probe: Justice Ministry

Reuters World News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 08:44
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A former spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has signed a state's witness deal in one of the corruption cases revolving around the Israeli leader, the Justice Ministry said on Monday.
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Turkish court rejects request from Greek soldiers to be released: media

Reuters World News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 08:31
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court on Monday rejected a request for the release of two Greek soldiers who were detained after crossing the border into Turkey in bad weather, private broadcaster CNN Turk and other local media said.
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South Koreans meet North Korean leader Kim for talks about talks

Reuters World News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 08:17
SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean delegation met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday, a South Korean official said, after arriving in the North on a visit aimed at encouraging North Korea and the United States to talk.
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Italy's League claims right to govern after inconclusive vote

Reuters World News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 08:02
ROME (Reuters) - Italy's euroskeptic League claimed the right to lead a new government on Monday, telling investors they should have no fear of it taking office after an inconclusive election gave its center-right alliance the largest bloc of votes.
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Guatemala envoy tours Jerusalem for embassy site, Palestinians fume

Reuters World News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 07:49
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Guatemalan ambassador was on the streets of Jerusalem on Monday to look at properties for when it joins the United States in moving its embassy there, a move Palestinians said was illegal and could kill any chance of peace.
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Euroskeptic parties surge in Italy election, but no majority

AP World News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 07:00
ROME (AP) — A rival pair of populist and stridently anti-European Union political forces surged in Italy's parliamentary election at the expense of the country's traditional political powers, but neither gained enough support to govern alone, preliminary results showed Monday. 2018-03-05T07:00:43-05:00 2018-03-05T05:10:12-05:00
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China pledges strong growth as Xi bids to rule indefinitely

AP World News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 07:00
BEIJING (AP) — China's government pledged Monday to deliver robust growth, pursue advanced technology and boost military spending while urging the public to embrace President Xi Jinping's rule as its ceremonial legislature prepared for changes to allow Xi to stay in power indefinitely. 2018-03-05T07:00:43-05:00 2018-03-05T06:28:02-05:00
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Seoul envoys to meet N. Korea's Kim during Pyongyang trip

AP World News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 07:00
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Envoys for South Korean President Moon Jae-in planned to meet Monday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the start of a rare two-day visit to Pyongyang that's expected to focus on how to ease a standoff over North Korea's nuclear ambitions and restart talks between Pyongyang and Washington. 2018-03-05T07:00:43-05:00 2018-03-05T05:44:08-05:00
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Aid convoy enters besieged rebel-held Damascus suburbs

AP World News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 07:00
BEIRUT (AP) — Desperate for food and basic medicines, many of the besieged and bombarded Syrian civilians in Damascus' eastern suburbs of Ghouta waited on Monday as a 46-truck convoy organized by the United Nations and key aid agencies began entering the rebel-held enclave. 2018-03-05T07:00:43-05:00 2018-03-05T06:24:25-05:00
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Protests as Myanmar parliament debates new curbs on demonstrations

Reuters World News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 06:48
YANGON (Reuters) - Hundreds of people marched through Myanmar's largest city Yangon on Monday to oppose changes to a protest law being discussed in parliament which activists warn would limit free speech.
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Iran says missile work will continue despite Western pressure: Tasnim

Reuters World News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 06:43
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will press on with its missile program regardless of Western pressure to halt it, a senior military commander was quoted on Monday as saying.
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Xi’s power grab? Will of the Chinese people, say parliamentary delegates

Reuters World News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 06:31
BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s decision to lift presidential term limits, which will allow Xi Jinping to remain the nation’s leader indefinitely, was met with gushing enthusiasm by delegates gathered for the annual meeting of the nation's parliament that started Monday.
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Germany to start work on trade, China, Syria war: Merkel

Reuters World News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 06:26
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she would work with France to tackle pressing issues such as trade policy and the war in Syria after the Social Democrats (SPD) voted to join a coalition government with her conservatives.
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Visiting South Korean delegation meets North Korean leader Kim

Reuters World News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 06:24
SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean delegation met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday, a South Korean official said, after arriving in the North on a visit aimed at encouraging North Korea and the United States to talk.
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First aid convoy reaches Syria's Ghouta, stripped of medical supplies

Reuters World News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 06:23
BEIRUT/GENEVA (Reuters) - An aid convoy began to cross into Syria's eastern Ghouta on Monday, bringing the first relief to the besieged enclave since one of the deadliest government assaults of the seven-year war began two weeks ago, but stripped of vital medical supplies.
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Moscow says U.S. trying to interfere in Russian election: RIA

Reuters World News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 06:21
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday that Moscow had evidence that the United States was trying to interfere in the Russian presidential election, the RIA news agency quoted him as saying.
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Russia suggests Tillerson-Lavrov meeting in Ethiopia this week: RIA

Reuters World News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 05:36
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday that Russia had suggested a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Ethiopia this week, the RIA news agency reported.
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The Latest: China welcomes S Korean envoys' trip to N Korea

AP World News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 05:00
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on a South Korean delegation visiting North Korea for talks (all times local): 2018-03-05T04:53:19-05:00 2018-03-05T04:31:42-05:00
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Syrian army makes 'significant' advances in Damascus' suburb

AP World News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 05:00
BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government says it has achieved "significant" progress in its ongoing military operation in rebel-held suburbs east of Damascus, seizing around 36 percent of the total area held by different armed groups. 2018-03-05T04:53:19-05:00 2018-03-05T04:25:11-05:00
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