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Canada's Trudeau, U.S. VP Pence meet to talk trade, China and Venezuela

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 09:27
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is flying to Ottawa on Thursday to talk to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about ratification of the new North American trade agreement and the two countries' dispute with China.
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Stand firm or face a new Cold War, Guterres warns Europe

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 09:19
The world risks a descent into lawlessness and a new Cold War if multilateralism fails, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday, calling on the European Union to take a lead role in fighting to preserve a rules-based global order.
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Relief from U.S. sanctions will not come easily for some Venezuelans

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 09:18
Immediately after he turned against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the United States lifted economic sanctions against
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New Israel election likely to widen a swelling budget deficit

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 09:05
Israel's budget deficit problem is about to get bigger as the country heads for its second election this year, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a new government.
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Hong Kong introduces concessions to extradition bill, but critics say not enough

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 09:02
Hong Kong will make concessions to a controversial extradition bill, Security Secretary John Lee said on Thursday, but opposition lawmakers called for the legislation, which they fear will extend Beijing's reach into the city, to be scrapped.
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Saudi Arabia seeks Arab unity over Iran after attacks

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 08:46
Arab leaders began arriving in Saudi Arabia on Thursday for emergency summits that Riyadh hopes will deliver a strong message to Iran that regional powers will defend their interests against any threat after attacks on Gulf oil assets this month.
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UK, Canada express concern over proposed Hong Kong extradition changes

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 08:42
Britain and Canada said on Thursday it was vital that extradition arrangements in Hong Kong fully respect the region's high degree of autonomy from China and are in line with the "one country two systems" principle.
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WikiLeaks' Assange too ill to appear via video link in U.S. extradition hearing

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 08:37
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was too ill on Thursday to appear via video link from a British prison in a hearing on an extradition request from the United States, his lawyer said.
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IS claims blast near Afghan military training center: Amaq

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 08:26
Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing near a military training center in the Afghan capital earlier on Thursday, the militant group said on its Amaq news agency.
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Migrants stranded in Bosnia sleeping rough and dying: Red Cross

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 08:24
Thousands of migrants and refugees, stranded in Bosnia on their way to Western Europe, are sleeping rough in parks and abandoned buildings and some have died, the Red Cross said on Thursday.
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Economy in focus as India's PM Modi begins his second term

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 08:15
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take his oath of office on Thursday along with his ministers, including for the first time the powerful chief of his ruling Hindu nationalist party that just won a landslide victory in a general election.
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Israel faces new vote as Netanyahu fails to form government

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 08:14
Israeli lawmakers voted to dissolve parliament on Thursday, paving the way for a new election after veteran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government before a midnight deadline.
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Congo forces kill 26 Islamist rebels in Ebola zone shootout

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 08:10
Congolese forces killed 26 rebels on Thursday from a group thought to be linked to Islamic State while repelling an attack in east Congo's Ebola zone, the army said.
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Italy's League junior minister resigns after conviction, Salvini accepts

Reuters World News - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 08:05
Italy's League leader and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini accepted on Thursday the resignation of a junior minister convicted for embezzlement, in a move likely to avoid a potential hurdle for the ruling coalition.
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