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U.S. envoy blames Houthis for Yemen peace deal delays

Reuters World News - 11 hours 28 min ago
The U.S. ambassador to Yemen blamed the Iran-aligned Houthi movement on Thursday for the stalling of a U.N.-led peace deal in the main port of Hodeidah and said the group's weapons pose a threat to other countries in the region.
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Moldova's new parliament lacks majority, announces recess: lawmaker

Reuters World News - 11 hours 30 min ago
Moldova's new parliament, which is convening on Thursday for the first time, currently lacks the majority it needs to appoint a speaker and a new government, senior lawmaker Eduard Smirnov said.
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South Korea arrests two for spy cameras that livestreamed 1,600 motel guests

Reuters World News - 11 hours 31 min ago
South Korean police have arrested two men for using illegal spy cameras at motels to film and livestream videos of about 1,600 guests, raking in about 7 million won ($6,200) over the past three months, police said on Wednesday.
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Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans

Reuters World News - 11 hours 36 min ago
Living with a scarcity of water is becoming the norm for many Venezuelans.
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Struggle for Algeria hits business community

Reuters World News - 11 hours 37 min ago
One of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's few remaining allies in the face of mass protests, business leader Ali Haddad, is facing pressure to quit as head of Algeria's main business association, a move that would further weaken the embattled head of state.
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EU leaders to discuss stronger shield against Chinese influence

Reuters World News - 11 hours 47 min ago
The European Union will weigh a more defensive strategy on China on Thursday, signaling a possible end to the unfettered access Chinese business has enjoyed in Europe but which Beijing has failed to reciprocate.
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Pompeo, in Israel, calls Hezbollah risk to Middle East stability

Reuters World News - 11 hours 50 min ago
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described Hezbollah on Wednesday as a risk to Middle East stability and conferred with Israel about the heavily armed, Iranian-backed Lebanese group ahead of a trip to Beirut.
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Venezuela opposition legislator says he was not arrested by intelligence agents

Reuters World News - 11 hours 53 min ago
Venezuelan opposition legislator Sergio Vergara said on Thursday he had not been arrested by intelligence agents who raided his house before dawn.
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Merkel lends support to Tusk's offer of short Brexit delay

Reuters World News - 12 hours 3 min ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed readiness on Thursday to back a short extension to Britain's planned exit from the European Union, suggesting that the June 30 date requested by Prime Minister Theresa May was problematic.
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Burundi authorities detain schoolgirls accused of scribbling over president's picture

Reuters World News - 12 hours 4 min ago
Burundian authorities have charged three schoolgirls accused of defacing a picture of President Pierre Nkurunziza, spokeswoman for the country's Supreme Court, Agnès Bangiricenge, said on Thursday.
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Six killed in Chinese pesticide plant explosion

Reuters World News - 12 hours 6 min ago
An explosion at an industrial park in eastern China killed six people on Thursday and seriously injured 30, authorities and state media said.
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EU summit readies for Brexit in May - or next week

Reuters World News - 12 hours 9 min ago
EU leaders will tell Theresa May on Thursday she can have two months to organize an orderly Brexit but Britain could face a hugely disruptive ejection from the bloc next Friday if the prime minister fails to win backing from parliament.
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DUP no closer to backing PM's Brexit deal: lawmaker

Reuters World News - 12 hours 9 min ago
The small Northern Irish party that props up British Prime Minister Theresa May's government is no closer to backing her EU divorce agreement as talks between the sides continue, the party's Brexit spokesman said on Thursday.
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Ethiopian crash captain untrained on 737 MAX simulator: source

Reuters World News - 12 hours 13 min ago
The captain of a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight did not practise on a new simulator for the Boeing 737 MAX 8 before he died in a crash with 157 others, a pilot colleague said.
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Special Report: Forgotten victims - The children of Islamic State

Reuters World News - 12 hours 13 min ago
The hallways of the Rusafa Central Criminal Court in Baghdad teemed with anxious toddlers on the days their mothers were on trial. Then they vanished again, into the women's prison, where they have lived for the past year and a half. They sleep on thin mattresses in crowded cells, bored, hungry and often sick. They are the foreign children of Islamic State.
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Poll predicts easy win for Slovakia's Caputova in presidential run-off

Reuters World News - 12 hours 15 min ago
Anti-corruption campaigner Zuzana Caputova was projected to win 60.5 percent of the vote in Slovakia's presidential election run-off on March 30, according to a poll released on Thursday.
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Kremlin accuses U.S. of stoking tensions by flying bombers near its borders

Reuters World News - 12 hours 29 min ago
The Kremlin on Thursday said that flights by U.S. nuclear-capable B-52 strategic bombers across the Baltic Sea's neutral waters near Russia's borders created tension in the region.
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Pakistan convicts two over blasphemy lynching case

Reuters World News - 12 hours 31 min ago
A Pakistani anti-terrorism court sentenced two men, including a local government official, to life in prison on Thursday for their role in the brutal campus lynching two years ago of a university student accused of blasphemy.
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Venezuela's Guaido says intelligence agents seize his chief of staff

Reuters World News - 12 hours 40 min ago
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Thursday intelligence agents had arrested his chief of staff following a pre-dawn raid, signaling that President Nicolas Maduro may be cracking down on the opposition's challenge to his rule.
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U.S. military may join Mozambique cyclone rescue, aid agencies told

Reuters World News - 12 hours 52 min ago
U.S. military teams could join the cyclone rescue effort in Mozambique, a representative of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) said, according to the minutes of a humanitarian meeting published on Thursday.
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