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With ties frosty, Britain's May to meet Russia's Putin at G20

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 13:19
Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May at this week's G20 summit in Japan with a view to seeking improved relations between the countries, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.
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Georgian parliament strips opposition MP of immunity over unrest

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 13:08
Georgia's parliament on Wednesday stripped an opposition lawmaker of immunity and ordered him arrested to answer allegations that he helped orchestrate anti-government protests last week that turned violent.
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Turkey's Erdogan says no indication from Trump of U.S. sanctions over S-400 deal

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:52
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he had not seen indications in his talks with President Donald Trump that the United States will impose sanctions on Ankara over its purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense systems.
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Notre Dame fire may have been caused by power fault or cigarette: prosecutors

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:40
An electrical fault or a burning cigarette may have been responsible for the fire that gutted Notre-Dame Cathedral, French authorities investigating the cause of April's blaze said on Wednesday.
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Mauritania opposition candidates challenge presidential election result

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:35
Three losing candidates in Mauritania's presidential election lodged an appeal late on Tuesday alleging irregularities in the vote, won by the ruling party that has positioned itself as an ally of the West against Islamist militants.
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'Revenge porn' victims could win anonymity in UK courts

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:33
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - People whose intimate images are shared online without their consent could win anonymity in British courts like other sexual abuse victims, under a government-backed review of "revenge porn" laws launched on Wednesday.
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Macron calls for 'little gestures' to defuse U.S.-Iran tensions

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:28
French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said Iran and world powers including the United States needed to find a way back into talks that restore trust and defuse a dangerous escalation in tensions.
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Some in India's opposition see red over new orange cricket jerseys

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:27
Some opposition politicians on Wednesday slammed the Indian national cricket team's new orange jerseys, accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's right-wing Hindu nationalist party of pushing its trademark saffron hue on the team.
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Suspected gas blast in Vienna causes partial building collapse

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:20
A suspected gas explosion tore through a building near Vienna's city center on Wednesday, causing several floors to collapse and seriously injuring four people, emergency services said.
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Saudi probe dodges who ordered Khashoggi murder: U.N. expert

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:15
An official Saudi Arabian investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents failed to examine who may have ordered the killing and ignored key suspects, a U.N. special rapporteur said on Wednesday.
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Iran will not be burdened with preserving nuclear deal: Iran's U.N. envoy

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:13
Iran's United Nations envoy described his country's nuclear deal with world powers as being in "critical condition" on Wednesday and warned "Iran alone cannot, shall not and will not take all of the burdens anymore to preserve" the 2015 agreement.
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Canadian businesses have a message ahead of the election: We need foreign workers

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:10
Canadian unemployment is at an all-time low and businesses have a message for politicians ahead of October's national election: We need foreign workers so do not make the campaign about keeping them out.
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Pompeo says U.S. has done all it can to de-escalate Iran situation

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:08
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in an interview with local media in India on Wednesday that the United States had done everything it could to de-escalate tensions with Iran.
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More than 50 killed in attacks in western Ethiopia: regional official

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:00
Men in camouflage uniforms killed more than 50 people and injured 23 others in the Metakal zone of Ethiopia's Benishangul-Gumuz region, the region's peace and security bureau head Abera Bayeta told Reuters on Wednesday.
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Dutch railway to compensate Holocaust survivors

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:00
The Dutch national railway NS said in a statement on Wednesday it would offer financial compensation to survivors and families of Holocaust victims who were transported via Dutch rail to Nazi concentration camps during World War II.
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Diseases, food shortages plague migrant 'jungle camp' in Bosnia

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 11:59
Aid workers sounded the alarm on Wednesday about health and hygiene conditions in a makeshift forest camp in Bosnia for hundreds of migrants as they face the spread of scabies and other diseases as well as food shortages.
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Palestinians reject U.S. peace plan as Kushner keeps silent on political details

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 11:54
Palestinians poured scorn on the Trump administration's much-touted peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Wednesday, saying its framework for a trade and investment boost ignored their political aspirations for statehood.
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'Do or die' Brexit could destroy government, warns PM hopeful Hunt

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 10:45
Foreign minister Jeremy Hunt took aim at rival Boris Johnson's "do or die" pledge to take Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 no matter what, saying the frontrunner to become prime minister could destroy Brexit and the government.
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Palestinians reject U.S. peace plan as Kushner keeps silent on political details remain secret

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 10:43
Palestinians poured scorn on the Trump administration's much-touted peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Wednesday, saying its framework for a trade and investment boost ignored their political aspirations for statehood.
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No sign of progress at NATO in U.S.-Turkey dispute over Russian defenses

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 10:39
The United States and Turkey appeared to make no progress during talks at NATO headquarters on Wednesday toward resolving a major dispute over Ankara's plans to acquire a Russian air defense system, just ahead of its expected July delivery.
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