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Sounds detected in undersea area where Argentine sub went missing

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 16:40
MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine authorities were analyzing sounds detected by probes deep in the South Atlantic on Monday as they searched for a navy submarine that went missing five days ago after reporting an electrical malfunction.
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Burkina Faso recalls ambassador to Libya over "slave markets" report

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:51
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's foreign minister said on Monday it had recalled its ambassador to Libya over a report that black African migrants were being auctioned as slaves there.
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USA's Tillerson and Saudi crown prince discuss terrorism by phone

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:27
RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday to discuss regional security, Saudi state news agency SPA reported.
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Zimbabwe's Mugabe ignores calls to quit, faces impeachment

AP World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:00
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabweans mobilized Monday for what they hope is a major push to oust President Robert Mugabe, an increasingly isolated figure who faces impeachment proceedings and more street demonstrations even as he ignores calls to resign. 2017-11-20T09:41:00-05:00 2017-11-20T14:41:29-05:00
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Germany faces uncertainty after coalition talks break down

AP World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:00
BERLIN (AP) — Germany, Europe's largest economy and anchor of stability, is facing the prospect of months of political uncertainty after Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives were unable to form a coalition with two smaller parties, raising the likelihood of new elections. 2017-11-20T09:40:00-05:00 2017-11-20T14:40:24-05:00
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Zimbabwe's Mugabe in contact with ousted vice president

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:36
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's top general said on Monday talks were planned between President Robert Mugabe and former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose sacking by the 93-year-old leader two weeks ago triggered a coup.
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DUP says Northern Ireland will leave EU on same terms as rest of UK

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:28
BELFAST (Reuters) - The head of the Democratic Unionist Party on Monday said Northern Ireland would leave the European Union on the same terms as the rest of the United Kingdom, rebuffing an Irish suggestion that the region remain subject to some EU rules.
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Head of Syrian opposition's HNC resigns: statement

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:03
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The head of the Syrian opposition's High Negotiations Committee (HNC) resigned on Monday, nearly two years after he was picked to chair the Saudi-backed umbrella group that brings together the armed and political opposition to President Bashar al-Assad.
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Trump declares North Korea state sponsor of terrorism, triggers sanctions

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:58
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, a designation that allows the United States to impose additional sanctions and risks inflaming tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons and missile programs.
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Like Zimbabwe, South Africa needs leadership change: ANC official

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:33
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) should get President Jacob Zuma to stand down as head of state after a party conference next month because like Zimbabwe the country urgently needs a change of leader, a senior ANC official said.
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Merkel signals readiness for new election after coalition talks collapse

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:30
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would prefer a new election to ruling with a minority after talks on forming a three-way coalition failed overnight, but Germany's president told parties they owed it to voters to try to form a government.
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Zimbabwe's Mugabe, facing impeachment, calls Cabinet meeting

AP World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:00
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's ruling party on Monday ordered impeachment proceedings to begin against longtime President Robert Mugabe and expressed confidence that he could be voted out within two days, while the world's oldest head of state ignored the party's midday deadline to resign and instead summoned ministers to a Cabinet meeting Tuesday morning. 2017-11-20T06:38:00-05:00 2017-11-20T11:38:42-05:00
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The Latest: Party's decision to impeach Mugabe 'unanimous'

AP World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:00
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 2017-11-20T06:52:00-05:00 2017-11-20T11:52:27-05:00
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ICC prosecutor requests investigation for Afghanistan probe

AP World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:00
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has asked judges to authorize an investigation in Afghanistan of allegations of war crimes by the U.S. military and CIA, crimes against humanity by the Taliban and war crimes by Afghan security forces. 2017-11-20T07:29:00-05:00 2017-11-20T12:29:19-05:00
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U.S. general sets two-year goal for driving back Afghan Taliban

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:46
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said on Monday he believes he could help Afghan forces drive back the Taliban enough to control at least 80 percent of the country within two years, compared with about two-thirds today.
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Argentina's first female submarine officer on board missing vessel

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:36
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - One of the 44 crew members on board the Argentine submarine that is missing in the South Atlantic is Eliana Maria Krawczyk, who came from a landlocked province to become the country's first female submarine officer.
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Trump: U.S. designates North Korea a state sponsor of terror, triggering sanctions

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:21
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump designated North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism on Monday, allowing the United States to impose additional sanctions and penalties against Pyongyang as it continues to pursue nuclear weapons programs.
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Detained Catalan government members say they accept Madrid's control

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:15
MADRID (Reuters) - Two former members of the Catalan government held in custody over their roles in Catalonia's banned independence drive have asked to be released from custody after accepting Madrid's control of the region, according to appeals published on Monday.
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Iraqi court rules Kurdish independence vote unconstitutional

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:06
BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's Supreme Federal Court ruled on Monday a Sept. 25 Kurdish independence referendum was unconstitutional and the results void, strengthening Baghdad's hand in a stand-off with the Kurdish region watched closely by neighboring Turkey and Iran.
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Hezbollah leader says ready to pull commanders from Iraq

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:02
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group said on Monday it was ready to withdraw its commanders from Iraq once Islamic State was defeated there, and denied accusations it sends arms to flashpoints such as Yemen and Bahrain.
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