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EU's Tusk, Britain's Johnson to talk Brexit next week

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 14:21
European Council President Donald Tusk and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson are due to hold bilateral talks on Brexit on the sidelines of a U.N. session in New York next week, according to an official with the bloc.
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Israeli voters deliver deadlock, Netanyahu's tenure in doubt

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 14:19
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to win a ruling majority in an election that produced a virtual tie between his right-wing bloc and a center-left grouping that would be led by former military chief Benny Gantz.
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Erdogan says 2 million-3 million Syrian refugees can be resettled in 'safe zone'

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 14:14
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that a planned "safe zone" in northern Syria could host 2 million to 3 million Syrian refugees who have settled in Turkey and Europe after eight years of war at home.
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U.S. calls for release of political activists held in Cambodia

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 13:58
The United States expressed concern on Wednesday over the detention of political activists in Cambodia and called on the government to lift restrictions on the opposition.
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Trump says has not spoken with Israel's Netanyahu, 'we'll see what happens'

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 13:55
President Donald Trump told reporters on Wednesday that he has not spoken with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about an election he described as close, adding "we'll see what happens."
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Trump says will outline increased Iran sanctions within 48 hours

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 13:50
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday told reporters that he would provide more details about increased U.S. sanctions on Iran within 48 hours, after announcing them earlier on Twitter.
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Algerian army chief moves to limit protest movement

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 13:27
Algeria's powerful army chief has ordered buses and cars bringing protesters into the capital to be stopped and seized, the latest in a series of measures aimed at quelling big weekly demonstrations demanding a purge of the old ruling elite.
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Yemen's Houthis threaten to attack United Arab Emirates targets

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:49
Yemen's Houthi group said on Wednesday it had identified dozens of sites in the United Arab Emirates as possible targets, in an attempt to underscore its military clout following a weekend attack it claims to have carried out on Saudi oil facilities.
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Trump orders more Iran sanctions as Saudi displays attack evidence

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:49
U.S. President Donald Trump ordered a major increase in sanctions on Iran on Wednesday as Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of drones and missiles it said were used in a crippling attack "unquestionably sponsored" by Tehran.
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Attacks on Saudi oil facilities put energy supply at risk: Pompeo

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:49
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday weekend attacks on Saudi oil facilities have put the global energy supply at risk, a pool report said.
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UK's Johnson and U.S.'s Trump discuss need for united diplomatic response to Saudi attack

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:46
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.S. President Donald Trump condemned last weekend's attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities and discussed the need for a united diplomatic response in a telephone call on Wednesday, Johnson's office said.
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Russia frees jailed protester as teachers, priests demand end to crackdown

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:41
A Moscow court freed an opposition protester from custody on Wednesday, as school teachers and Orthodox priests told authorities to rein in a crackdown following the biggest anti-Kremlin protests in the capital for years.
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Maduro left Norwegian mediators in the dark about side deal: Venezuela opposition negotiator

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:38
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro did not inform Norway's foreign ministry, which is mediating a dialogue between his government and opposition leader Juan Guaido, about a side deal with a smaller sector of the opposition before it was announced earlier this week, a member of Guaido's negotiating team said on Wednesday.
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Sri Lanka to hold presidential vote on Nov. 16

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:32
Sri Lanka will hold a presidential election on Nov. 16, the head of the island nation's election body told Reuters on Wednesday, as its $87 billion economy struggles to recover from a political crisis and the aftermath of deadly Islamist bombings.
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U.S. senators urge Trump administration to end nuclear talks with Saudis

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:29
Two Democratic U.S. senators on Wednesday urged Trump administration officials to halt talks with Saudi Arabia on building nuclear reactors after weekend attacks that halved the country's oil output and increased instability in the Middle East.
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Iranian official says Saudi Arabia proved that "it knows nothing": Twitter

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:13
Saudi Arabia proved that "it knows nothing", an advisor to Iran's president tweeted on Wednesday, after the kingdom displayed evidence it said proved the assault on its oil sites was "unquestionably sponsored" by Tehran.
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Top U.S. diplomat for Asia welcomes plans for Hong Kong dialogue

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:07
David Stilwell, the U.S. State Department's top official for East Asia, said on Wednesday he welcomed news that Hong Kong's leader would hold open dialogue with the city's residents.
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British fugitive fraudster jailed after 15 years on the run

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 11:53
A British fraudster has been sentenced to nine years in jail and ordered to pay 900,000 pounds ($1.12 million) after spending 15 years on the run, the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said on Wednesday.
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Saudi says Iranian sponsorship of attack undeniable, displays arms

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 11:47
Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of what it described as Iranian drones and cruise missiles used in an attack on Saudi oil facilities as "undeniable" evidence of Iranian aggression.
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UK parliament suspension not a matter for judges, PM Johnson's lawyer tells Supreme Court

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 10:47
Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament is a political issue and not a matter for judges, a lawyer for the prime minister said on Wednesday as he sought to persuade the British Supreme Court that the five-week shutdown was lawful.
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