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Russians charged with 2016 U.S. election tampering to boost Trump

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:50
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian Internet agency and more than a dozen Russians interfered in the 2016 U.S. election campaign in a multi-pronged effort to support Donald Trump and disparage rival Hillary Clinton, the U.S. Special Counsel said in an indictment on Friday.
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Ramaphosa plans 'tough decisions' to boost South Africa's economy

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:49
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa faces "tough decisions" to boost economic growth after years of stagnation, new President Cyril Ramaphosa in a State of the Nation address on Friday a day after his inauguration.
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Oxfam agrees not to bid for new funding from UK government

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:06
LONDON (Reuters) - Oxfam has agreed not to bid for any new funding from Britain's government until London is satisfied the charity meets sufficient ethical standards, development minister Penny Mordaunt said on Friday.
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Sri Lanka PM plans reshuffle in wake of local election drubbing

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:54
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Friday he planned to stay in office and reshuffle his cabinet in the wake of a stinging loss in local elections for both parties in the ruling coalition.
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Turkey: 6 journalists sentenced to life in prison

AP World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:00
ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court on Friday sentenced six journalists and media employees accused of involvement in Turkey's 2016 failed coup attempt to life in prison without parole, the state-run news agency reported. 2018-02-16T07:08:00-05:00 2018-02-16T12:08:49-05:00
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Civilians have no place to run as Turkey offensive drags on

AP World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:00
BEIRUT (AP) — One-month-old Heyim Hassan was receiving treatment for a chest infection in the Afrin general hospital in northern Syria when a shell landed a few meters (feet) away. His panicked father whisked him out of the building and spent hours looking for nebulizers to aid the infant's breathing. No one was killed in the attack, but nearly 30 children had to be evacuated to safety. 2018-02-16T07:41:00-05:00 2018-02-16T12:41:51-05:00
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Russian mercenaries in Syria abandoned by Putin, mother says

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:37
KEDROVOYE, Russia (Reuters) - The mother of a Russian man who is believed to be working as a military contractor in Syria said on Friday the Kremlin had abandoned her son and those fighting alongside him.
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U.N. chief appoints Britain's Martin Griffiths as Yemen envoy

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:36
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed former British diplomat Martin Griffiths as his new envoy charged with trying to broker peace in Yemen, the U.N. announced on Friday.
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Turks propose joint deployment with U.S. in Syria as allies aim to mend ties

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:35
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey proposed on Friday staging a joint deployment with U.S. troops in Syria, as the two NATO allies sought to rescue a rapidly deteriorating strategic relationship that Washington acknowledged had reached a "crisis point".
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Turkey frees German-Turkish journalist pending trial

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:45
ISTANBUL/BERLIN (Reuters) - A Turkish court freed German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel on Friday pending trial after indicting him for alleged security offences, in a move welcomed by Berlin and which could lead to an easing of tensions between the two NATO allies.
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Civilians have no place to run as Turkey offensive drags on

AP World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:00
BEIRUT (AP) — One-month-old Heyim Hassan was receiving treatment for a chest infection in the Afrin general hospital in northern Syria when a shell landed a few meters (feet) away. His panicked father whisked him out of the building and spent hours looking for nebulizers to aid the infant's breathing. No one was killed in the attack, but nearly 30 children had to be evacuated to safety. 2018-02-16T05:36:00-05:00 2018-02-16T10:36:12-05:00
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Turkish court sentences six journalists to life, including Altan brothers: TRT Haber

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:48
ANKARA (Reuters) - A Turkish court on Friday sentenced six journalists, including two prominent brothers, to life in jail for aiding plotters of a 2016 failed coup, state media said, a sharp turnaround after the country's highest court ordered one of the men released.
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Promising money, EU tries to woo Assad into Syria peace talks

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:39
SOFIA (Reuters) - The European Union's top diplomat on Friday raised the prospect of collecting money for rebuilding Syria but only if fighting abates and Russia makes sure its ally, President Bashar al-Assad engages in the stalled U.N. peace talks.
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Minority government better than SPD alliance: top German conservative argues

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:38
BERLIN (Reuters) - An influential member of Angela Merkel's conservatives on Friday urged the German chancellor to form a minority government instead of a planned alliance with the Social Democrats (SPD), saying the SPD would not be a reliable partner.
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Let's work together on defense, France and Germany tell Europe

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:32
MUNICH (Reuters) - The defense ministers of Germany and France pledged to redouble their military and foreign policy cooperation efforts on Friday, inviting other European countries to participate if they felt ready to do so.
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Al Qaeda urges Egyptians to topple government as Egypt preps for vote

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:28
CAIRO (Reuters) - Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has urged Egyptians to topple their government in the second message from Islamist militants this week calling for violence in Egypt where presidential elections are due in March.
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Civilians have no place to run as Turkey offensive drags on

AP World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 09:00
BEIRUT (AP) — One-month-old Heyim Hassan was receiving treatment for a chest infection in the Afrin general hospital in northern Syria when a shell landed a few meters (feet) away. His panicked father whisked him out of the building and spent hours looking for nebulizers to aid the infant's breathing. No one was killed in the attack, but nearly 30 children had to be evacuated to safety. 2018-02-16T02:24:00-05:00 2018-02-16T07:24:23-05:00
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AP Interview: Putin foe Khodorkovsky doesn't want presidency

AP World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 09:00
LONDON (AP) — Russian oligarch-turned-dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky says he's not interested in replacing Vladimir Putin as president — but he might line up behind TV star Ksenia Sobchak in next month's presidential election. 2018-02-16T03:14:00-05:00 2018-02-16T08:14:40-05:00
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Kosovo ready to vote on key border deal with Montenegro

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 08:47
PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo's parliament will vote soon on a border agreement with Montenegro that's needed for Kosovars to get visa-free travel privileges from the European Union, three years after the terms of the deal were initially agreed, President Hashim Thaci said on Friday.
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Brazil army ordered to take over security in violent Rio de Janeiro

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 08:27
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's federal government on Friday ordered the army to take over command of police forces in Rio de Janeiro state in a bid to curb violence driven by drug gangs, marking the first such move since the country's dictatorship ended three decades ago.
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