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Lebanon speaker: U.S. proposal on Lebanon-Israel disputed waters 'unacceptable' - NNA

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 08:13
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese parliament speaker Nabih Berri said on Friday that U.S. proposals regarding the disputed Lebanon-Israel maritime border were "unacceptable", state news agency NNA said.
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Israeli protesters urge Netanyahu to step down over bribery allegations

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 08:12
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israeli demonstrators gathered in Tel Aviv on Friday to urge Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign after police recommended he be charged with bribery in two corruption cases.
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Thailand decorates Myanmar's army chief amid Rohingya crisis

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 08:07
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand awarded Myanmar's army chief a royal decoration on Friday amid allegations of crimes by Myanmar security forces against Rohingya Muslims that have prompted international condemnation.
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U.N. urges Iran to stop executions of juveniles on death row

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 07:46
GENEVA (Reuters) - The top United Nations human rights official called on Iran on Friday to halt executions of young people convicted of carrying out crimes when they were under the age of 18.
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South Africa's new leader Ramaphosa set to address nation

AP World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 07:00
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa's new President Cyril Ramaphosa was preparing to give his first state of the nation address Friday to a country with high expectations as he vows to curb corruption that flourished under his predecessor. 2018-02-16T01:37:00-05:00 2018-02-16T06:37:35-05:00
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Turkey indicts journalist Yucel, decides to free him pending trial: agency

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 06:47
ISTANBUL/BERLIN (Reuters) - German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel, who was detained in Turkey a year ago, has been indicted for alleged security offences but a court has decided to release him pending trial, state-run Turkish news agency Anadolu said on Friday.
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UK to push EU for City of London's favored Brexit plan

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 06:45
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's government is ready to push for the kind of Brexit plan for financial services that the City of London has long favored, but which has already run into opposition in Brussels, two government officials said on Friday.
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U.S. and Turkey agree to mend ties; Turks propose joint deployment in Syria

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 06:44
ANKARA (Reuters) - The United States and Turkey agreed on Friday to try to rescue a strategic relationship that Washington acknowledged had reached a crisis point, with Turkey proposing a joint deployment in Syria if a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia leaves a border area.
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Hungary anti-immigration bill an 'assault on human rights': U.N.

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 06:35
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations on Friday labeled an anti-immigration law proposed in Hungary an "assault on human rights" and urged its government to uphold the right of freedom of association.
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Western Balkan nations told to work harder to join EU

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 06:27
SOFIA (Reuters) - The European Union on Friday told six Western Balkan nations seeking membership that they would have to implement difficult reforms before they can be allowed to join the wealthy bloc.
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Uncertainty reigns in final polls ahead of Italy election

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 05:44
ROME (Reuters) - Silvio Berlusconi's center-right bloc has a clear lead ahead of Italy's parliamentary election on March 4 but is unlikely to win an absolute majority, a batch of final opinion polls showed on Friday, pointing to possible political deadlock.
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South Africa's new leader Ramaphosa set to address nation

AP World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 05:00
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's new President Cyril Ramaphosa is preparing to give his first state of the nation address to a country with high expectations as he vows to curb corruption that flourished under his predecessor. 2018-02-15T23:34:00-05:00 2018-02-16T04:34:03-05:00
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Family grieves Philippine maid found dead in Kuwait freezer

AP World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 05:00
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The body of a Filipino housemaid found stuffed in a freezer in an abandoned apartment in Kuwait was flown home to her grieving family Friday, as attention focused on the plight of millions of mostly poor Filipinos toiling abroad. 2018-02-15T23:49:00-05:00 2018-02-16T04:49:06-05:00
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Turkey proposed joint deployment with U.S. troops in Syria's Manbij: Turkish official

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 04:45
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has proposed to the United States that Kurdish YPG fighters withdraw to east of the Euphrates river in Syria and that Turkish and U.S. troops be stationed together in the country's Manbij area, a Turkish official said on Friday.
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EU will not lift visas unless Turkey eases terrorism laws

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 04:36
SOFIA (Reuters) - The European Union told Turkey on Friday it would not ease travel requirements for its citizens unless Ankara softens counter-terrorism laws that the bloc says are excessive.
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Japan opposition lawmakers look to pressure PM over school scandal

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 04:14
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese opposition lawmakers on Friday urged a former finance official to testify in parliament about a suspected cronyism scandal that could pose a risk to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's support and hurt his push to revise the pacifist constitution.
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South Africa's Ramaphosa set to outline priorities in key speech

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 03:48
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, is expected to give more details about how he plans to tackle corruption and boost economic growth on Friday, when he delivers his first state of the nation address.
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Pakistan could face economic pain from return to terrorist financing 'gray list'

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 03:36
ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON/HONG KONG (Reuters) - The prospect of Pakistan being placed back on a global terrorist financing watchlist could endanger its handful of remaining banking links to the outside world, causing real financial pain to the economy just as a general election looms.
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All parties need a stake in Ethiopia's future, says opposition leader

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 03:30
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's ruling coalition has lost its authority and all parties should be involved in mapping the country's future, an opposition leader said on Friday, a day after the Prime Minister resigned.
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Turkey proposed Turkish, U.S. troops station together in Syria's Manbij: Turkish official

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 03:27
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has proposed to the United States that Kurdish YPG fighters withdraw to east of the Euphrates river in Syria and that Turkish and U.S. troops be stationed together in the country's Manbij area, a Turkish official said on Friday.
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