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East Libyan forces heading south to secure oil sites

Reuters World News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 15:02
Eastern forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar have launched a military operation in southern Libya to secure oil and gas facilities and fight extremists, a spokesman said on Tuesday, a move that may alarm the authorities in Tripoli in the west.
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Venezuela Congress declares President Maduro 'usurper' of democracy

Reuters World News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:42
Venezuela's opposition-run Congress on Tuesday formally declared President Nicolas Maduro a "usurper," whose actions would be considered null and void after he was sworn in last week for a disputed second term.
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Factbox: Britain's big Brexit vote - What happens in parliament?

Reuters World News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:41
Prime Minister Theresa May must win a vote in parliament to get her Brexit deal approved, or risk seeing Britain's exit from the European Union descend into chaos.
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Gunmen kill seven in Kenya hotel compound attack claimed by Somali Islamists

Reuters World News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:37
Gunmen blasted their way into a hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday, killing at least seven people and sending workers diving under desks from an attack claimed by Somali Islamists al Shabaab.
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Back from medical leave, Gabon president appears in wheelchair

Reuters World News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:35
Wheelchair-bound Gabon President Ali Bongo chatted and smiled with ministers on state television on Tuesday after returning from a stroke-induced medical leave during which the army foiled a coup attempt.
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Pernod Ricard says Nairobi staff evacuated after hotel attack

Reuters World News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:21
French spirits group Pernod Ricard said on Tuesday all the staff working at its Nairobi office had been swiftly evacuated and were all safe, after gunmen blasted their way into a hotel in the Kenyan capital.
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Italian fugitives shouldn't be 'drinking champagne' in France: Salvini

Reuters World News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:20
Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini urged French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday to extradite leftist guerrillas who have been hiding out in France for decades to avoid serving prison sentences in Italy.
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Launching national debate, Macron makes another faux pas about the poor

Reuters World News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:13
France's Emmanuel Macron began a national debate on Tuesday meant to calm protests against high living costs, but he may have started on the wrong foot by suggesting some poor people were "screwing" with the system.
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Germany arrests Afghan dual national on suspicion of spying for Iran

Reuters World News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:07
A 50-year-old Afghan-German dual national who worked for the German military was detained on Tuesday on suspicion of passing data to an Iranian intelligence agency, Germany's federal prosecutor's office said on Tuesday.
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Fearing for Saudi teen's safety, Canada refugee agency hires guard

Reuters World News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:01
Amid threats to the safety of Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed, who was granted asylum in Canada, the Toronto agency that is helping her has hired a security guard to ensure "she is never alone" as she starts a normal life, its executive director said on Tuesday.
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Venezuela's opposition-run Congress declares Maduro a usurper

Reuters World News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:55
Venezuela's opposition-run Congress on Tuesday approved a statement declaring President Nicolas Maduro a usurper, following a widely boycotted 2018 election and a disputed inauguration last week.
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Taliban threatens to pull out of peace talks with U.S.

Reuters World News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:50
The Taliban on Tuesday threatened to stall peace talks with the United States if they deflect from the issue of foreign force withdrawal from Afghanistan, a key demand of the hardline Islamic militants to end the 17-year war.
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Six bodies removed from buildings near Nairobi hotel attack: witnesses

Reuters World News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:46
Medics have removed four dead bodies from buildings near a hotel that was attacked on Tuesday, witnesses told Reuters, bringing the toll to at least seven.
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Kenyan police: suicide bomber involved in Nairobi attack

Reuters World News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:46
Kenyan police chief Joseph Boinnet said a suicide bomber had been involved in an attack on a Kenyan hotel on Tuesday.
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Trump considering recognizing Venezuela opposition leader as president: CNN

Reuters World News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:42
U.S. President Donald Trump is considering recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader and Congress chief Juan Guaido as the country's legitimate president, CNN's Spanish language website reported on Tuesday, citing three unidentified sources.
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Portugal parliament moves to widen definition of rape

Reuters World News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:39
(This January 11 story corrects parliament's decision in 1st para to clarify that law is yet to be approved, adds details about final vote on law amendment in 4th and 5th para. Changes headline.)
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Accused Albanian drug lord surrenders to police

Reuters World News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:09
One of Albania's most wanted drug traffickers surrendered to police on Tuesday after almost three years on the run on charges of smuggling narcotics by neighboring Greece.
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Ivory Coast's Gbagbo cleared of war crimes, may return to politics

Reuters World News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:06
The International Criminal Court acquitted former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo of war crimes on Tuesday and ordered his release to the joy of dancing supporters and frustration of victims of atrocities.
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Bolsonaro loosens gun laws in murder-ridden Brazil

Reuters World News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:04
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday signed a temporary decree making it easier for Brazilians to buy guns, delivering on a campaign promise to overturn strict regulations in a country suffering from a record wave of gangland murders.
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Scotland's Sturgeon under fire on handling of Salmond harassment case

Reuters World News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:00
Scottish lawmakers will launch an inquiry into whether First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's pro-independence government has been even-handed in how it has treated sex harassment allegations against her mentor and predecessor Alex Salmond, political parties said on Tuesday.
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