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Vatican official cleared of abuse charges lodged by ex-nun

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:05
A Vatican official has been acquitted by a Holy See tribunal of charges leveled by a former nun that he had solicited sex from her a decade ago while hearing her confession.
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U.S. imposes drug-related sanctions on Mexican judge, former governor

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:00
The United States imposed sanctions on Friday on 11 Mexicans, including a judge and a former governor, over their involvement with drug trafficking organizations, the Treasury Department said.
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Iran's elite naval forces said to pass skills to proxy fighters

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:44
An unmanned Iranian boat skips over the waves at full speed and rams into a U.S. aircraft carrier, sending up an orange fireball and plumes of smoke.
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Norway says talks to resolve Venezuela crisis in "exploratory phase"

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:39
Talks taking place in Oslo with representatives of Venezuela's government and opposition to resolve the country's political crisis are in an "exploratory phase," Norway's foreign ministry said on Friday.
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China backs Iran during U.S. tensions

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:17
China offered strong support to Iran on Friday, with its top diplomat telling Iran's foreign minister that China opposes unilateral sanctions and supports Tehran's efforts to safeguard its interests.
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U.S. air strike kills at least 8 police in southern Afghanistan: official

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:55
A U.S. air strike killed at least eight policeman in Afghanistan's Helmand province, a government official said on Friday, the latest casualties from a rise in air and ground operations against the Afghan Taliban.
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Exclusive: Insurer says Iran's Guards likely to have organized tanker attacks

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:45
Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) are "highly likely" to have facilitated attacks last Sunday on four tankers including two Saudi ships off Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates, according to a Norwegian insurers' report seen by Reuters.
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Iran denies ties to Houthi drone attack on Saudi oil installations

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:43
Iran's foreign ministry on Friday rejected accusations by Saudi Arabia that Tehran had ordered an attack on Saudi oil installations claimed by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi militia.
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Senior China diplomat says China opposes unilateral U.S. sanctions against Iran

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:17
The Chinese government's top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, told Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday that China resolutely opposes unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States.
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Factbox: Who's who in the great EU jobs hunt

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 09:20
Next week's European Parliament election will usher in a major reshuffle of top jobs in EU institutions.
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World Bank under fire for development plan in Myanmar's divided Rakhine

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 09:14
Aid groups and human rights advocates have warned the World Bank that a $100 million development project it is planning for Myanmar’s conflict-riven Rakhine State could worsen tension there.
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Algeria election may be postponed, protests continue

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 08:52
Algeria's imminent presidential election looks likely to be postponed, a source said on Friday, as protesters returned to the streets for the 13th successive Friday to demand the removal of the nation's ruling elite.
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Confused by EU elections? Brexit makes it worse, candidate says

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 08:49
The delay to Britain's departure from the European Union has only confused voters who already have little enthusiasm for European Parliament elections, according to Socialist lead candidate Frans Timmermans.
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Factbox: The national stakes in the EU elections

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 08:48
Beyond determining the balance of power of the next European Parliament, this week's EU elections can have knock-on effects in the domestic politics of Europe's member states. Here are some examples of how the elections play out nationally.
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Spain's Sanchez nominates Catalans to chair Congress and Senate

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 08:46
Spain's acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez on Friday proposed two Catalan lawmakers as parliamentary speakers, giving an early sense of the prominent role the politically volatile region is likely to play during his mandate.
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Britain's Brexit talks collapse as May's premiership crumbles

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 08:32
Britain's tumultuous divorce from the European Union was again in disarray on Friday after the opposition Labour Party declared last-ditch talks dead due to Prime Minister Theresa May's crumbling government.
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Days before elections, EU approves new cyber sanctions regime

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 08:28
The European Union will directly penalize computer hackers after governments agreed on Friday a new mechanism to target individuals anywhere in the world, freezing their assets in the bloc and banning them from entry.
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Collapse of Brexit talks a very negative development: Irish PM

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 08:26
The collapse of talks between Britain's two main parties aimed at finding a way to leave the European Union with the support of a majority of lawmakers is a very negative development, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday.
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Former French president Sarkozy set for trial over 2012 campaign

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 08:22
France's Constitutional Council cleared the way on Friday for former president Nicolas Sarkozy to be tried over alleged illegal financing of his failed re-election campaign in 2012.
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UK white supremacist jailed for plot to kill female lawmaker

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 08:20
A British far-right extremist who planned to murder a female Member of Parliament with a sword was sentenced to life imprisonment on Friday.
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