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DUP's Wilson says his party will work to defeat UK PM May's Brexit deal

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 05:27
Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party which props up British Prime Minister Theresa May's government will focus on trying to kill off her draft Brexit deal, the party's Brexit spokesman said on Tuesday.
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China believes Maldives will make 'correct choice' on trade deal

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 05:26
China believes the Maldives will make the "correct choice" to continue with a bilateral free trade deal, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Tuesday, after a Maldives politician said the tiny nation would pull out of the pact.
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Saudi Arabia and UAE announce $500 million aid program for Yemen

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 05:06
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which together lead a coalition of Arab states fighting against in Yemen against the Houthi movement that controls the capital, pledged a new $500 million food aid program for Yemen on Tuesday.
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China blames 'excuses' for APEC discord, as U.S. ties sour again

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 04:59
A major Asia-Pacific summit's failure to agree on a communique resulted from certain countries "excusing" protectionism, a top Chinese diplomat said, in a veiled criticism of Washington that further sours the tone of China-U.S. ties ahead of a G20 meet.
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Kremlin accuses U.S. senators of trying to meddle in Interpol election

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 04:52
The Kremlin said on Tuesday that a statement by a group of U.S. senators opposing the election of a Russian candidate to head international police organization Interpol amounted to election meddling.
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UK PM May appeals to Northern Ireland voters to back Brexit deal

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 04:35
British Prime Minister Theresa May made a direct appeal to Northern Irish voters on Tuesday to back her Brexit deal, writing in the Belfast Telegraph that the deal would put the region in a "fantastic position."
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UK Supreme Court rejects government bid to appeal Brexit reversal case

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 04:34
Britain's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an application from the British government to try to stop Europe's top court from examining a case seeking to determine whether the country can unilaterally reverse Brexit.
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European court rules Turkey violated pro-Kurdish politician's right to speedy trial

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 04:27
The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday that Turkey violated the right to a speedy trial for the former head of the pro-Kurdish opposition, Selahattin Demirtas.
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Security forces storm PNG parliament over unpaid APEC wages

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 04:25
A group of up to 100 Papua New Guinea (PNG) security personnel forced their way into parliament on Tuesday to demand unpaid wages, just days after world leaders attended a regional summit in the impoverished island nation.
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Philippine senators ask Duterte to disclose China energy plan

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 04:22
Philippine opposition senators have demanded President Rodrigo Duterte reveal details of joint energy exploration plans with China, warning such a deal risked affirming Chinese territorial claims that are not recognized under international law.
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Brexit: DUP says to work with UK PM May to try to change deal

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 04:20
Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party will continue to work with British Prime Minister Theresa May's government to try to get her to change her EU withdrawal deal, the party's Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson said on Tuesday.
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Spain to vote against Brexit accord if text on Gibraltar not changed: PM

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 04:09
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Tuesday that Spain will vote against the European Union's draft Brexit agreement if the included text on Gibraltar was not changed.
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Train derails in north Spain, killing one, 44 hurt

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 03:40
A commuter train derailed outside the Spanish city of Barcelona on Tuesday, killing one person and leaving 44 injured, the emergency services said on twitter.
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Northern Irish kingmakers send UK PM May a warning over Brexit deal

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 03:37
The Northern Irish kingmakers who prop up British Prime Minister Theresa May's government sent her a stark warning over her draft Brexit divorce deal, pulling support in several parliamentary votes on a finance bill.
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UK minister Gauke says Brexit deal can get through parliament

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 03:37
British Prime Minister Theresa May can get her draft European Union divorce deal through parliament because opponents will see it is the only way forward and employers will put pressure on lawmakers, the UK's justice minister said on Tuesday.
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Pakistan summons U.S. envoy to protest Trump's criticism

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 03:28
Pakistan on Tuesday summoned the U.S. Chargé d'Affaires in Islamabad to protest against remarks made by President Donald Trump who has criticized Pakistan's role in fighting terrorism fight and the killing of Osama bin Laden.
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Europe struggling to set up trading vehicle for Iran: Iran foreign minister

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 02:59
European countries are finding it difficult to set up a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to allow non-dollar trade with Iran, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday, according to parliamentary news agency ICANA. 
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Policeman stabbed in central Brussels, police say motive unclear

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 02:48
A policeman was stabbed in central Brussels early on Tuesday in what a local newspaper said was an apparent Islamist militant attack - though police said the motive was unclear.
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Singapore lawmaker blasts Facebook over refusal to take down 'false' post

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 02:34
A Singapore lawmaker hit out at Facebook on Tuesday, saying it had reneged on a promise to help rein in fake news and calling for tougher regulations, which the social media firm has cautioned against.
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Twitter CEO trolled for 'hate mongering' against India's Brahmins

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 02:31
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has kicked up a social media storm in India after a picture of him with a placard saying "smash Brahminical patriarchy", referring to the highest Hindu caste, went viral in one of the company's fastest-growing markets.
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