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China denies Hong Kong port visit for U.S. navy ship amid trade tensions

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 05:49
China has denied a request for a U.S. warship to visit Hong Kong, the U.S. consulate in the Chinese city said on Tuesday, amid rising tension between Beijing and Washington over trade and a U.S. decision to sanction the Asian nation's military.
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Tunisia reforms face fresh strain after president ends Islamist tie-up

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 05:43
Efforts to rescue Tunisia's ailing economy face the prospect of fresh turmoil after the president declared his alliance with moderate Islamists at an end, deepening divisions in a fragile coalition managing the country's transition from autocracy.
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'No deal' not an option: Britain's Labour to vote on Brexit stance

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 05:18
Britain's Labour will vote on a motion on Tuesday that says the party should oppose a "no deal" Brexit and keep the idea of a second referendum on the table if talks with the European Union fail or any deal is voted down in parliament.
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Merkel: Britain must make clear what it wants on Brexit

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 05:17
Britain still has to decide exactly what it wants out of negotiations with the European Union on Brexit, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, adding six to eight weeks of hard work lie ahead to reach a possible deal in October.
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Vietnam jails activist for 27 months over anti-government posts on Facebook

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 04:48
A court in Vietnam has jailed an activist for two years and three months on accusations of abusing democracy rights following anti-government posts on social media site Facebook, authorities said.
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Britain and EU must reach Brexit breakthrough in coming weeks: Germany's BDI

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 04:47
There must be a breakthrough on getting a Brexit deal in the coming weeks to ensure a transition period that would give firms legal certainty until the end of 2020, Germany's BDI industry association said on Tuesday.
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Swedish PM Lofven voted out by parliament, new government unclear

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 04:43
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven lost a mandatory confidence vote in parliament on Tuesday meaning he will step down, but with neither major political bloc holding a majority it remained unclear who will form the next government.
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Iran's Revolutionary Guards call Trump 'evil and adventurous' for fresh sanctions: IRNA

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 04:39
Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards called U.S. President Donald Trump "evil and adventurous" on Tuesday for waging an economic war against Tehran, according to a statement published on state media.
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U.S. approval of $330 million military sale to Taiwan draws China's ire

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 04:33
The U.S. State Department has approved the sale to Taiwan of spare parts for F-16 fighter planes and other military aircraft worth up to $330 million, prompting China to warn on Tuesday that the move jeopardized Sino-U.S. cooperation.
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Maximum pressure on Iran risks regional escalation: German minister

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 03:59
The United States' strategy of applying maximum pressure on Iran will not work alone and carries the risk of a regional escalation, Germany's Foreign minister Heiko Maas said.
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Swedish PM Lofven loses confidence vote in parliament

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 03:54
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven lost a mandatory confidence vote in parliament on Tuesday meaning he will step down.
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Aquarius migrant ship cannot dock in French port: minister

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 03:44
France is not ready for now to let the Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius dock and disembark dozens of migrants at the port of Marseille, France's finance minister said on Tuesday.
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China protests to United States over planned arms sale to Taiwan

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 03:39
China on Tuesday expressed dissatisfaction and said it had lodged stern representations with the United States after the State Department approved the sale to Taiwan of spare parts for military aircraft worth up to $330 million.
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Italy's coalition willing to keep deficit below 2 percent of GDP: source

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 03:19
Italy's ruling coalition is willing to keep the country's public deficit below 2 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) next year, a government source said after a meeting at the prime minister's office over the budget late on Monday.
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UK's Labour opposition says preparing to vote down PM May's Brexit deal

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 03:03
Britain's main opposition Labour Party is set to vote down any deal Prime Minister Theresa May clinches with the European Union and is open to a second referendum with the option of staying in the bloc, its Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said on Tuesday.
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Philippine poll shows biggest ratings slump for Duterte as inflation soars

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 02:31
Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte suffered the biggest ratings slump of his presidency in the third quarter, an independent pollster said on Tuesday, amid signs of public unease about rising inflation and the cost of staple foodgrain rice.
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Cambodia's Festival of the Dead: rice offerings and Buddhist chants

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 01:50
Cambodians threw rice on the ground on Tuesday to mark the 'Festival of the Dead' or Pchum Ben and feed the spirits of the dead.
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Venezuela's Maduro accuses Chile, Colombia, Mexico of helping drone attack

Reuters World News - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 23:13
Venezuela's socialist president Nicolas Maduro accused the right-wing governments of Chile, Colombia and Mexico on Monday of helping "terrorists" who tried to kill him during a drone attack in early August.
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Iran, major powers labor to keep nuclear deal afloat

Reuters World News - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 22:43
The remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal on Monday agreed to keep working to maintain trade with Tehran despite skepticism this is possible as U.S. sanctions to choke off Iranian oil sales resume in November.
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U.S. approves $330 million military sale to Taiwan

Reuters World News - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 22:30
The U.S. State Department has approved the sale to Taiwan of spare parts for F-16 fighter planes and other military aircraft worth up to $330 million, the Pentagon said on Monday.
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