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Damaged by Brexit, EU heads meet in Romania to chart bloc's next steps

Reuters World News - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 21:08
European Union leaders meet in Romania on Thursday to chart a way forward after the historic setback of Brexit and to have their first go at picking people to fill the bloc's top jobs later this year.
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Venezuela's Guaido says intelligence agents have detained his deputy

Reuters World News - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 20:33
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Wednesday that intelligence agents had detained his deputy, the first arrest of a lawmaker since Guaido tried to spark a military uprising last week to bring down President Nicolas Maduro's government.
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Brazilian court orders former President Temer to be jailed again

Reuters World News - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 20:30
A Brazilian court on Wednesday ordered that former President Michel Temer be jailed again over an ongoing investigation into allegations of corruption.
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Monthly border apprehensions reach highest level since 2007

Reuters World News - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 20:18
U.S. border officers apprehended nearly 99,000 people crossing the U.S. southern border in April, the highest figure since 2007, the government said on Wednesday, as Trump administration officials decried what they call a humanitarian and security crisis.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro invited to Texas event by World Affairs Council

Reuters World News - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 20:10
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is expected to attend an event next week in Texas at the invitation of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, the council said on Wednesday, following the cancellation of his trip to New York City.
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South Africa counts votes as Ramaphosa's ANC looks to retain power

Reuters World News - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 20:08
South African elections officials counted ballot papers in the early hours of Thursday, a day after a vote seen as the toughest test yet for the African National Congress (ANC) party 25 years after it swept to power at the end of white minority rule.
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Venezuela's Guaido says congress vice president has been detained

Reuters World News - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 19:54
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Wednesday that the vice president of the opposition-controlled National Assembly had been detained by authorities from President Nicolas Maduro's government.
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Pews and politics: Australian leaders chase elusive Christian vote as election looms

Reuters World News - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 19:31
It's Thursday night training at Father Dave Smith's boxing academy, opposite the Anglican church in inner-west Sydney he has led for almost 30 years, and he's working off some frustration ahead of the May 18 federal election.
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Blaming government 'failure', Britain's Labour launches European vote campaign

Reuters World News - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 19:10
British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will urge both pro-EU voters and Brexit supporters on Thursday to vote for his opposition party at this month's European election, a poll he blamed on the Conservative government's "complete failure" to steer the country out of the bloc.
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U.S. border agents apprehended nearly 100,000 people at southern border in April: data

Reuters World News - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 17:47
U.S. border officers apprehended nearly 99,000 people crossing the U.S. southern border in April, the highest figure since 2007, the government said on Wednesday, as Trump administration officials decried what they call a humanitarian and security crisis.
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U.S. targets Iran's metals for sanctions, Tehran relaxes nuclear deal compliance

Reuters World News - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 17:41
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday imposed new sanctions on Iran, targeting revenue from its exports of industrial metals, the latest salvo in tensions between Washington and Tehran over a 2015 international accord curbing the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.
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South Sudan president says formation of unity government should be delayed a year

Reuters World News - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 17:29
The president of oil-rich South Sudan said on Wednesday that the formation of a unity government should be delayed by at least a year, despite a May 12 deadline in a September peace agreement that ended the civil war.
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U.N. report finds likely use of armed drone in Libya by Haftar or 'third party'

Reuters World News - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 17:26
United Nations sanctions monitors are investigating likely use of an armed drone by eastern Libyan National Army (LNA) forces or a supporting "third party" in an attack last month on troops affiliated with Libya's internationally-recognized government, according to a confidential report to the U.N. Security Council.
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Venezuela's Supreme Court head rebuffs Pence's threats of sanctions

Reuters World News - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 17:15
Venezuela's Supreme Court head, Maikel Moreno, on Wednesday rebuffed the U.S. government's threats to sanction members of his court if they did not reject President Nicolas Maduro's government and back opposition leader Juan Guaido.
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UK's May to meet Tory leaders next week to address calls for resignation

Reuters World News - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 17:05
British Prime Minister Theresa May has offered to meet leaders of an influential group of Conservative Party lawmakers next week to address growing calls for her to resign, party representatives said on Wednesday.
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Talks to break UK's Brexit impasse to continue in the coming days

Reuters World News - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 16:08
Talks on how to break Britain's Brexit impasse involving representatives of Prime Minister Theresa May and the opposition Labour Party will continue in the coming days, spokesmen for both sides said on Wednesday.
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UAE denies U.N. claim that detained activist Mansoor being tortured

Reuters World News - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 16:07
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) dismissed claims by U.N. human rights experts that prominent pro-democracy campaigner Ahmed Mansoor may be suffering treatment amounting to torture, state news agency WAM reported on Wednesday.
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U.S. indicts operators of 'dark web' drug referral service

Reuters World News - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 15:45
U.S. prosecutors have filed money laundering charges against two Israelis who allegedly made millions of dollars operating a website connecting customers to sellers of fentanyl, heroin, guns and other illegal goods, the Justice Department said on Wednesday.
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Trump slaps new U.S. sanctions on Iran's metals industry

Reuters World News - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 15:37
President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered new sanctions on Iran, this time targeting the Islamic Republic's export revenues from its industrial metals sector, and vowed to keep squeezing Tehran unless it "fundamentally alters" its policies.
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Trump administration imposes new sanctions on Iran's industrial metals

Reuters World News - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 15:35
President Donald Trump on Wednesday imposed new U.S. sanctions targeting Iran's revenue from export of industrial metals and threatened further action unless Tehran "fundamentally" changed its behavior.
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