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German SPD youth chief lambasted for proposing collective ownership for big firms

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 08:08
The head of the Social Democrats' (SPD) youth wing has unleashed a storm of protest in Germany, including from party allies, for saying firms like BMW should be collectively owned in a clear appeal to left-wingers before European and regional votes.
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Afghans demand ceasefire on both sides as first step to peace

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 08:05
Thousands of Afghans taking part in a rare grand assembly to discuss a possible peace deal with Taliban militants are demanding a ceasefire on both sides as a first step, officials said on Thursday.
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Factbox: Panama's presidential candidates and their policies

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 08:03
Panama will elect a new president on Sunday to succeed incumbent Juan Carlos Varela.
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Indonesia jails Pole for treason in Papua after meeting activists

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 07:52
An Indonesian court jailed on Thursday a Polish man for five years after finding him guilty of plotting against the state with separatist activists in the easternmost province of Papua, his lawyer said.
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Thai king to pay homage to ancestors ahead of coronation

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 07:49
Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn will pay homage to his ancestors on Thursday as part of preparations for his elaborate coronation ceremonies this weekend.
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Strike by Tunisian fuel workers leads to queues and empty pumps

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 07:41
Fuel distribution workers in Tunisia began a three-day strike on Thursday to demand higher wages, leading to long queues and empty pumps at petrol stations across the North African nation.
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Turkey, U.S. getting closer on issue of Syria safe zone: foreign minister

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 07:01
Turkey and the United States are getting closer to an agreement on the details of a planned safe zone in northeast Syria along the Turkish border, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday.
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Factbox - The 10 Ramas: the kings of Thailand's Chakri dynasty

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 06:53
Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Thursday paid tribute to his ancestors in a ceremony ahead of his official coronation this weekend, when he will take the formal title King Rama X, the 10th king in the Chakri dynasty.
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Julian Assange says he does not want to be extradited to the United States

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 06:39
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange told a London court on Thursday he did not want to be extradited to the United States to face trial for one of the largest compromises of classified information in history.
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Myanmar troops kill 6, detain scores in Rakhine over suspected rebel links: military spokesman

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 06:14
Myanmar security forces shot dead at least six people in the troubled western state of Rakhine on Thursday, after soldiers and police detained hundreds of people at a school, a military spokesman said.
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Cyprus justice minister resigns over serial killings uproar

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 05:38
Cyprus's justice minister resigned on Thursday amid public uproar at how police handled disappearances of foreign women, victims of a suspected serial killer whose actions went undetected for almost three years.
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India calls for Pakistan's blacklisting by terror finance watchdog

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 05:35
India will ask the global money laundering and terror finance watchdog to put Pakistan on a blacklist of countries that fail to meet international standards in stopping financial crime, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday.
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Thailand's new queen: flight attendant to bodyguard to royalty

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 05:12
Thailand has a new queen just in time for the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn in elaborate Buddhist and Brahmin ceremonies this weekend in Bangkok.
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Turkish prosecutors probe Istanbul election irregularities: Anadolu

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 05:02
Turkish prosecutors launched 32 investigations into allegations of irregularities in Istanbul's local elections on March 31 and summoned more than 100 polling station officials for questioning as suspects, state-owned Anadolu news agency said on Thursday.
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Russia and Syrian army step up attacks on rebel held northwestern Syria: residents, medics

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 04:47
Russian and Syrian forces intensified air strikes and ground shelling in northwestern Syria overnight in one of the heaviest assaults on the last rebel bastion in recent months, opposition members, rescuers and residents said on Thursday.
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Towns evacuate, tourists flee as cyclone churns towards Indian northeast coast

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 04:24
India has evacuated more than 200,000 people along its northeast coastline by boat, bus and train ahead of a severe cyclone due to make landfall on Friday, with many villagers piling household possessions on to trucks before fleeing their homes.
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Haftar's ally UAE says 'extremist militias' control Libyan capital

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 04:19
The United Arab Emirates said on Thursday that "extremist militias" were controlling the Libyan capital which its ally Khalifa Haftar is fighting to capture from forces allied to Libya's internationally recognized government.
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Diamond jewelry linked to Malaysian fund scandal to be handed to U.S.

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 03:09
A $1.7 million diamond jewelry set, allegedly bought for the mother of fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho, will be handed over to the U.S. government, U.S. prosecutors said in a court filing.
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UAE says 'extremist militias' control Libyan capital: tweet

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 02:07
"Extremist militias" controlling the Libyan capital, Tripoli, were "derailing" the search for a political solution to the country's crisis, a senior United Arab Emirates (UAE) official said on Thursday.
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Saudi Arabia assists Iranian oil tanker in Red Sea, no injuries

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 01:34
Saudi Arabia's coast guard assisted an Iranian oil tanker with engine trouble off the coast of Jeddah in the Red Sea after Riyadh received a request for help from Iran, the state news agency SPA said on Thursday.
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