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Italy police arrest alleged new mafia boss in Sicily

Reuters World News - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:21
Police arrested the suspected new head of the Sicilian mafia and 45 other alleged gangsters on Tuesday, dealing a major blow to the mob as it tried to rebuild after years of setbacks.
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UK government will publish full Brexit legal advice after contempt proceedings

Reuters World News - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:19
The government will publish the full legal advice on Britain's exit from the European Union after being found in contempt of parliament for failing to do so, Andrea Leadsom, leader of the lower house of parliament, said on Tuesday.
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UK PM May's government loses contempt vote over Brexit legal advice

Reuters World News - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:16
British Prime Minister Theresa May's government was found in contempt of parliament on Tuesday for refusing to release its full legal advice on Britain's exit from the European Union.
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Italy's Salvini clashes with judge over premature tweet

Reuters World News - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:12
Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini clashed with one of the country's most respected judges on Tuesday after sending a congratulatory tweet for the arrest of "15 Nigerian mobsters" before the operation was complete.
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Syria's last shadow puppeteer hopes to save his art

Reuters World News - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:04
The last shadow puppeteer in Damascus lost most of his equipment to war and endured life as a refugee in Lebanon, but he now believes the old Syrian art form might survive after the United Nations said it needed to be saved.
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If Iran can't export oil from Gulf, no other country can, Iran's president says

Reuters World News - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:59
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made an apparent threat on Tuesday to disrupt other countries' oil shipments through the Gulf if Washington presses ahead with efforts to halt Iranian oil exports.
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UK PM May's government loses vote to delay ruling on contempt proceedings

Reuters World News - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:53
British Prime Minister Theresa May's government on Tuesday lost a vote to delay a ruling on whether its ministers had acted in contempt of parliament by refusing to release its full legal advice on Britain's exit from the European Union.
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Raucous Iraqi MPs halt session to vote on government

Reuters World News - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:46
Angry Iraqi lawmakers halted an attempt by Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to appoint the remainder of his government on Tuesday, disrupting a parliamentary session meant to include a vote on his candidates for key ministries.
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EU executive urges support for U.N. migration pact as resistance grows

Reuters World News - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:45
A top European Union official urged member states on Tuesday to back the United Nation's migration pact amid a growing tide of dropouts that highlight how Europe has turned colder on accepting foreigners.
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Sweden's Centre Party gives Lofven last chance before PM vote

Reuters World News - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:02
Sweden's Centre Party said on Tuesday it would give Prime Minister Stefan Lofven's Social Democrats a "final chance" to meet demands for reforms, before deciding whether to oppose him in a vote next week that could doom his bid for a second term.
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U.S. sees Macedonia in NATO in mid-2020 after name change deal

Reuters World News - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:42
The United States expects Macedonia to join NATO in mid-2020 by which time its name change deal with Greece should be fully implemented despite Russian efforts to undermine it, the top U.S. official for the Western Balkans said on Tuesday.
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Raucous Iraqi MPs disrupt session to vote on government

Reuters World News - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:40
Angry Iraqi lawmakers disrupted a parliamentary session meant to include a vote on the remainder of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi's cabinet on Tuesday, banging tables and shouting "illegitimate" in opposition to his proposed candidates.
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Ukraine resumes grain shipments from Azov Sea

Reuters World News - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:40
Ukraine said on Tuesday it had resumed grain shipments from the Azov Sea, blocked for around 10 days after a military standoff with Russia in the Kerch Strait off Crimea.
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Brazil's top court approves investigation into Bolsonaro chief of staff

Reuters World News - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:37
Brazil's Supreme Court said on Tuesday it had authorized a federal investigation into allegations that the incoming chief of staff for far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro had taken illegal campaign donations.
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UK PM May faces early test ahead of Brexit debate with move to widen parliament's powers

Reuters World News - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:30
British Prime Minister Theresa May's attempts to get her Brexit deal approved by parliament must clear an early hurdle on Tuesday, when lawmakers try to force the government to hand over more power to parliament if the current deal is voted down.
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U.N. seeks $738 million to help Venezuela's neighbors handle migrant flood

Reuters World News - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:16
The United Nations said on Tuesday it was seeking $738 million in 2019 to help neighboring countries cope with the inflow of millions of Venezuelan refugees and migrants, who have "no prospect for return in the short to medium term".
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UK lawmakers will debate move to take control of Brexit process

Reuters World News - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:11
British lawmakers will later on Tuesday debate whether to hand more power to parliament over what happens next if Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal is rejected on Dec. 11, in a move which could diminish the chances of a no-deal exit.
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South African parliament endorses report on disputed land reform

Reuters World News - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:06
South Africa's main opposition party said on Tuesday it could go to court to stop proposed land reforms after parliament approved a report endorsing a constitutional amendment that would allow expropriations without compensation.
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Iran wants to expand missile range despite U.S. opposition

Reuters World News - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 09:45
Iran wants to increase its missiles' range, a senior military official was quoted as saying on Tuesday, a move that would irk the United States which views Tehran's weapons program as a regional security threat.
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Sweden Centre Party gives 'final chance' to PM Lofven before confidence vote

Reuters World News - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 09:43
Sweden's Centre Party said on Tuesday it would give Prime Minister Stefan Lofven's Social Democrats a "final chance" to meet demands for reforms, before deciding whether to oppose him in a vote next week that could doom his bid for a second term.
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