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Erdogan says Turkey continues S-400 payments, criticizes U.S. stance

Reuters World News - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 16:42
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey was continuing to make payments under its deal with Russia to buy S-400 missile defense systems and the United States had not presented the same terms when it offered to sell the rival Patriot missile system.
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G7 foreign ministers warn Libyan commander Haftar against offensive

Reuters World News - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 16:18
Foreign ministers of the group of seven nations said on Friday that they were strongly opposed to military action in the country and implicitly warned eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar against continuing his advance on the capital Tripoli.
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East Libyan troops close on Tripoli, clashes at airport

Reuters World News - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 16:14
Eastern Libyan troops commanded by Khalifa Haftar said on Friday they had advanced into the southern outskirts of the capital Tripoli in a dangerous thrust against the internationally-recognized government.
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Tripoli forces retake former airport: minister

Reuters World News - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 16:06
Forces loyal to Libya's Tripoli government recaptured late on Friday the former international airport in the south of the capital from eastern forces, the Tripoli-based interior minister said on Friday.
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U.S. targets Cuba's oil supply from Venezuela in new sanctions

Reuters World News - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 16:03
The United States on Friday targeted oil shipments from Venezuela to Cuba in its latest round of sanctions to pressure the government of President Nicolas Maduro, aiming to choke off a crucial supply of crude to the Communist island.
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Pakistan to release 360 Indian prisoners as tensions ease

Reuters World News - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 15:50
Pakistan will release 360 Indian prisoners this month, the foreign office said on Friday, as the nuclear-armed neighbors scale back from a confrontation that prompted world powers to urge restraint.
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U.S. sanctions target Cuba's role in propping up Venezuela government: Mnuchin

Reuters World News - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 15:47
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday that sanctions imposed by Washington on ships transporting Venezuelan crude to Cuba target Havana's role in propping the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
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Pence to address U.N. Security Council on Venezuela next week

Reuters World News - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 14:56
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will address the United Nations Security Council next week on Venezuela, a White House official said on Friday, as the 15-member body remains deadlocked over how to deal with the country's political and humanitarian crisis.
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Thousands rally in Mali to protest ethnic violence

Reuters World News - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 14:32
Thousands rallied in the Malian capital Bamako on Friday to protest at the failure of the government and international peacekeepers to stem rising ethnic and jihadist violence, notably the massacre of around 160 villagers last month.
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U.N. chief alarmed after meeting Libya commander advancing on capital

Reuters World News - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 14:17
The U.N. secretary-general said he was "deeply concerned" after meeting eastern commander Khalifa Haftar in Libya on Friday to try to avert renewed civil war as forces advanced on Tripoli to challenge the internationally recognized government.
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Eastern Libyan military controls former Tripoli airport: spokesman

Reuters World News - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 14:17
Eastern Libyan forces on Friday seized the former Tripoli International Airport on the southern outskirts of the capital, a spokesman said.
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Bosnia prosecution investigates minister for disclosing secret information

Reuters World News - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 14:07
Bosnian prosecutors said on Friday they would investigate Security Minister Dragan Mektic for revealing secret information and giving false statements related to a case of alleged recruitment of Bosnians by Croatian intelligence and diplomats.
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UK government ready to hold more Brexit talks with opposition Labour this weekend

Reuters World News - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 14:03
Prime Minister Theresa May's government is ready to hold more discussions with the opposition Labour party this weekend over Brexit, a spokesman for May's office said on Friday.
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Italian man held hostage in Syria since 2016 freed: prime minister

Reuters World News - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 14:01
An Italian man held hostage in Syria since April 2016 has been freed and is returning home, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Friday.
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Bereaved families blame Boeing after Ethiopia crash report

Reuters World News - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 13:59
Mourning families of Ethiopian Airlines passengers who died in last month's crash are asking awkward and angry questions of U.S. planemaker Boeing after closely following a preliminary report into the disaster.
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Families of killed reporters back Romania's Kovesi for EU fraud prosecutor

Reuters World News - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 13:44
The families of murdered Slovak and Maltese journalists on Friday backed Romania's former chief anti-graft prosecutor's bid to become the EU's first fraud prosecutor - against the wishes of her country's government.
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U.N. chief 'deeply concerned' after meeting Libya commander advancing on capital

Reuters World News - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 13:41
The U.N. secretary-general said he is "deeply concerned" after meeting eastern commander Khalifa Haftar in Libya on Friday to try to avert renewed civil war as his forces advanced on Tripoli to challenge the internationally recognized government.
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Eastern Libyan forces say they control areas near Tripoli

Reuters World News - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 13:41
Eastern Libyan forces said in a statement on Friday that they had taken control of the areas of Qasr ben Ghashir, Wadi al-Rabie and Suq al-Khamis near Tripoli.
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May's Brexit talks with Labour stall, delay request fails to convince EU

Reuters World News - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 13:37
Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Friday that talks with the government on a last-ditch Brexit deal had made no progress, as EU leaders said Prime Minister Theresa May had not convinced them that they should let Britain delay its departure next week.
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UK Labour Brexit spokesman says he wants talks with PM May to continue

Reuters World News - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 13:29
Britain's opposition Labour party wants talks with Prime Minister Theresa May to continue, its Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said on Friday after Labour urged May to offer genuine changes to her EU withdrawal deal.
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