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Gibraltar extends detention of Iranian tanker for a month

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 08:31
Gibraltar was granted the power on Friday to detain Iran's Grace 1 oil tanker for another month, keeping the vessel at the center of a big-power quarrel between Iran and the United States and its allies.
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Islamist militants kidnap at least one NGO worker in Nigeria, sources say

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 08:25
Islamist insurgents have kidnapped at least one person working for an international aid organization, Action Against Hunger, in northeastern Nigeria, sources said on Friday.
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Iran dismisses Trump report that U.S. Navy downed 'provocative' drone

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 07:52
Iran on Friday denied President Donald Trump's assertion that the U.S. Navy has destroyed one of its drones, saying all of its unmanned planes were accounted for, amid growing international concern that both sides could blunder into a war in the Gulf.
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Japan arson suspect a convicted robber treated for mental illness: NHK

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 07:48
The man suspected of torching an animation studio and killing 33 people in Japan's worst mass killing in two decades had been convicted for robbery and treated for mental illness, public broadcaster NHK said.
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South Africa's Zuma to cooperate with graft inquiry after threat to pull out

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 07:46
Former South African president Jacob Zuma agreed to continue giving evidence at a public inquiry into state corruption on Friday after earlier complaining of "relentless cross-examination" and saying he would pull out.
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South Africa's graft watchdog finds Ramaphosa deliberately misled parliament

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 07:34
South Africa's anti-corruption watchdog said on Friday that President Cyril Ramaphosa had "deliberately misled" parliament about a 500,000 rand ($35,900) donation he received for his 2017 election campaign for the leadership of the ruling ANC.
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Germany's Merkel, planning to serve full term, backs under-fire protegee

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 07:32
Germany's Angela Merkel threw her weight behind her embattled new defense minister and heir-apparent on Friday, while insisting she herself was fit to carry on serving as chancellor through to the end of her term in 2021.
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South Africa's Zuma agrees to continue giving evidence at corruption inquiry

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 07:28
Former South African president Jacob Zuma agreed to continue giving evidence at a corruption inquiry on Friday, withdrawing an earlier refusal to do so after his lawyers reached an agreement with lawyers for the inquiry.
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World leaders, Apple CEO offer tributes to Japanese studio after attack

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 07:23
Tributes to the Japanese animation studio ravaged in a suspected arson attack lit up social media on Friday, with world leaders and Apple Inc's chief executive offering condolences to the families of the 33 people who were killed.
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Britain and Sweden agree to co-operate on fighter plans

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 07:17
Britain and Sweden agreed on Friday to study air combat co-operation and opened the door to other potential partners in a move that could see the Scandinavian country join a planned next-generation UK fighter project.
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Gibraltar extends detention of Iranian tanker to August 15

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 07:05
Gibraltar's supreme court has granted a 30-day extension to allow authorities there to continue to detain the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 until Aug. 15.
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Italy's Salvini to see Di Maio as fate of government hangs in balance

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 06:48
Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Friday he would see coalition partner and leader of the 5-Star Movement Luigi Di Maio amid speculation that the government might collapse.
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Army pulls out of violent Cape Town suburbs after show of force

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 06:29
South African soldiers pulled out of gang-ridden suburbs of Cape Town on Friday after a brief show of force, leaving residents uncertain about what to expect next.
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TimelIne: Key dates for Britain's Brexit crisis: Choosing a new prime minister

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 06:27
Britain is due to appoint a new prime minister and attempt to renegotiate the terms of its Brexit deal, all before Oct. 31, when it is scheduled to leave the European Union.
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Three dead as unrest rumbles in Ethiopia's southern Hawassa city

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 06:19
At least three people have died in Ethiopia's southern city of Hawassa, hospital authorities said on Friday, amid a showdown between state security forces and some local activists who want to declare a new region for their Sidama ethnic group.
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Merkel says she is working very well with SPD interim leadership

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 05:52
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she had a "very, very trustworthy" working relationship with the interim leaders of her Social Democrat coalition partners, with whom she shares power in an often rocky alliance.
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Japanese minister admonishes South Korea's envoy as dispute escalates

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 05:46
Japan's foreign minister publicly admonished South Korea's ambassador on Friday in a worsening dispute over compensation for Korean forced laborers that has spilled over into their trade in high-tech materials used to make memory chips and screens.
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From beer to pens, South Koreans boycott Japanese brands as diplomatic row intensifies

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 05:46
As soon as supermarket manager Cho Min-hyuk got to work the day after Tokyo imposed curbs on exports to South Korea, he pulled all Japanese products off the shelves.
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Japan says Korea must rebuild trust to facilitate talks on trade

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 05:45
South Korea has to rebuild trust with Japan in a deepening bilateral row, a Japanese government official said on Friday, adding that trade curbs Japan has put on South Korea do not threaten global high-tech supply chains.
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Suspected arsonist believed his novel was stolen by Japanese studio: media

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 05:44
A man suspected of torching an animation studio in Japan, killing 33 people in the country's worst mass killing in two decades, planned the attack because he believed his novel had been plagiarized, media said on Friday.
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