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Ministers agree way for Russia to rejoin Europe's human rights body

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 08:15
Foreign ministers from the Council of Europe, the continent's chief human rights watchdog, reached an agreement on Friday that opens the way for Russia to return to the organization, resolving a dispute that began after Moscow's seizure of Crimea.
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Two Indian climbers dead, Irishman missing in Nepal's Himalayas

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 07:59
Two Indian climbers died and an Irish mountaineer is missing on the Himalayan peaks of Nepal, officials said on Friday, taking the number of climbers dead or missing to six this week and raising questions about safety and training standards.
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Dutch PM Rutte says idea of Brexit is "wrong"

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 07:58
Brexit as an idea is fundamentally misguided and causing chaos and misery in Britain, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday.
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Ukraine ruling coalition breaks up in setback for incoming president

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 07:56
Ukraine's ruling coalition broke up on Friday and one of its two constituent parties said it would try to form a new one, annoying President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy who is weighing calling a snap parliamentary election to bolster his power.
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Iranian missiles can hit U.S. ships in Gulf: Guards

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 07:55
A deputy head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said short-range Iranian missiles could reach U.S. warships in the Gulf, and the United States could not afford a new war, the semi-official news agency Fars reported on Friday.
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Labour declares Brexit talks dead as May's premiership crumbles

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 07:38
Britain's tumultuous divorce from the European Union was again in disarray on Friday as the opposition Labour Party declared last-ditch cross-party talks dead as Prime Minister Theresa May's premiership crumbled.
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Another small party withdraws from Istanbul vote re-run

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 07:31
A small Turkish communist party withdrew its mayoral candidate for next month's Istanbul election in favor of the main opposition party, which won a initial March election by a narrow margin, calling the decision to re-run the vote "unlawful."
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Spanish government expects PM investiture vote early July

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 07:27
Spain's new parliament will likely vote at the beginning of July on who will become prime minister, acting government spokeswoman Isabel Celaa said on Friday.
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Timeline: Brexit - What is due to happen in British politics before Oct. 31?

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 07:23
When the European Union agreed in April to extend the date of Britain's exit from the bloc for a second time, European Council President Donald Tusk pleaded: "Don't waste this time".
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No chance of passing Brexit bill by end-July, says Labour's Corbyn

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 07:00
There is no chance of getting British parliamentary approval for all aspects of Brexit by the end of July, the leader of the opposition Labour Party said on Friday after talks with the government collapsed.
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Iranian missiles can easily reach U.S. ships: Guards deputy

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 06:59
A deputy head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said even short-range Iranian missiles could reach U.S. warships in the Gulf, and the United States could not afford a new war, the semi-official news agency Fars reported on Friday.
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Turkey jails 14 for life for 2016 Besiktas bombing: Anadolu

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 06:54
A Turkish court on Friday sentenced fourteen people to life in jail without parole for involvement in twin bombings in Istanbul that killed dozens in December of 2016, state-owned Anadolu news agency said.
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India's Modi faces backlash for backing terror accused candidate

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 06:53
For nearly a decade, Pragya Thakur was known mostly as the saffron-clad Hindu ascetic shuttling in and out of Indian courts, flanked by police, facing charges under an anti-terrorism law for plotting a bomb attack on Muslims.
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Iran's Zarif calls for "practical steps" to save nuclear deal

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 06:52
The international community and remaining signatories of Iran's nuclear deal should act to save the accord as "supportive statements" are not enough, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told state media during a visit to Japan and China.
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UK government considers next steps as Brexit talks end

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 06:33
The British government is considering its next steps, including trying to win over dissenting lawmakers, after talks to find a Brexit compromise with the opposition Labour Party ended, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Friday.
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Air strike kill eight police in southern Afghanistan, says official

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 06:13
An air strike killed at least eight policeman in Afghanistan's Helmand province, a government official said on Friday, the latest casualties from a rise in air and ground operations against the Afghan Taliban.
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Britain's Jeremy Corbyn declares the death of Brexit talks with PM May

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 06:00
Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn broke off Brexit talks with Theresa May's Conservatives on Friday.
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Exclusive: U.N. says Somali militants using home-made explosives to step up attacks

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 05:58
Somali Islamist insurgents are making their own explosives, according to a confidential U.N. report seen by Reuters, as they mount more frequent and deadly attacks.
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Brexit talks over: UK Labour leader calls time on discussions with PM May

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 05:54
Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has written to Prime Minister Theresa May to say talks over breaking the Brexit impasse "have gone as far as they can go" because of the instability of the government.
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Turkey set to pass economic legislation before Istanbul vote: Hurriyet

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 05:28
Turkey's government aims to pass an economic legislation package ahead of next month's renewed Istanbul mayoral election, the Hurriyet newspaper reported on Friday, including the transfer of the central bank's legal reserves to the Treasury.
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