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Colombia protests what it says was Venezuelan military incursion over border

Reuters World News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 19:50
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia has sent a letter of protest to Venezuela after it said security forces from the socialist country crossed the border into the Colombian province of La Guajira over the weekend, two government sources said on Monday.
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Guatemala president revisits decision to expel U.N. graft head

Reuters World News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 19:21
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales on Monday showed signs of wavering on his decision to expel the head of a United Nations-backed anti-graft unit, who is investigating the leader's campaign financing.
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North Korea fires missile over Japan: Japanese government

Reuters World News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:43
TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired a missile early on Tuesday from near Pyongyang that flew over northern Japan, the South Korean and Japanese governments said.
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Trump says U.S. is very protective of Baltic region

Reuters World News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:09
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Monday the United States is "very protective" of the Baltics in the face of Russian aggression and will be able to handle any threat that erupts there.
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U.N. chief concerned by Myanmar civilian deaths, appeals for aid access

Reuters World News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:00
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is deeply concerned by reports that civilians have been killed during security operations in Myanmar's Rakhine state and appealed for neighboring Bangladesh to allow fleeing Rohingya to seek safety, his spokesman said on Monday.
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Lawyer says Trump Tower in Russia considered during campaign

AP World News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal lawyer acknowledged Monday that the president's company pursued a Trump Tower in Moscow during the Republican primary, but that the plan was abandoned "for a variety of business reasons." He said that at one point he sent an email to the spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin about approvals from the Russian government. 2017-08-28T12:39:00-04:00 2017-08-28T16:39:10-04:00
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In war-torn Darfur, new U.S. aid chief stresses need for humanitarian access

Reuters World News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 16:57
ZAM ZAM CAMP, North Darfur (Reuters) - Washington's top aid official, Mark Green, visiting Sudan's North Darfur state, stressed on Monday the importance of unfettered humanitarian access as a key demand for easing U.S. sanctions against the government of President Omar al-Bashir.
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Saudi says it's prepared to handle any stampede or disease at haj

Reuters World News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 16:46
MECCA (Reuters) - Saudi health officials overseeing the haj pilgrimage later this week say they are prepared to handle any outbreak of disease or a stampede like the one that killed hundreds of worshippers two years ago.
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Ecuador sentences Chinese crew to jail for illegal fishing off Galapagos

Reuters World News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 16:23
QUITO (Reuters) - An Ecuadorean judge has sentenced 20 Chinese crew members to up to four years in prison for illegally fishing off the Galapagos Islands, where they were caught with 6,600 sharks aboard.
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Europeans, Africans agree renewed push to tackle migrant crisis

Reuters World News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 16:07
PARIS (Reuters) - Europe's "big four" continental powers and three African states agreed a plan on Monday to tackle illegal human trafficking and support nations struggling to contain the flow of people across the desert and Mediterranean sea.
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