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Chance of no-deal Brexit rises as Johnson leads Hunt: poll

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 21:09
The chance that Britain will leave the European Union without a deal is the highest since October 2017, economists polled by Reuters say, as arch-Brexiteer Boris Johnson looks set to take over as prime minister next week.
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Japan to summon South Korea envoy over World War Two labourer row

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 20:50
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono plans to summon South Korea's ambassador on Friday, his ministry said, in a deepening political and economic row over compensation for Korean forced labourers in the World War Two era.
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Gas explosion in New Zealand's Christchurch injures several people

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 20:06
New Zealand emergency services evacuated residents near what they said was a suspected gas explosion in the South Island city of Christchurch on Friday that left a house on fire and several people injured.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro plans to tap his son as envoy to U.S. even if it hurts his popularity

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 19:45
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro reiterated on Thursday that he intends to nominate his son Eduardo to be ambassador to the United States, even if it damages his popularity.
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Iran floats offer on nuclear inspections; U.S. skeptical

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 18:55
Iran on Thursday signaled a willingness to engage in diplomacy to defuse tensions with the United States with a modest offer on its nuclear program that met immediate skepticism in Washington.
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Iran's foreign minister, U.N. secretary-general meet in New York: IRNA

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 18:55
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York on Thursday and discussed the Iranian tanker seized by the British Navy, a report by Iran's state news agency IRNA said.
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Mexico tells U.S. it's not ready for 'safe third country' deal: ambassador

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 18:46
Mexico has told the United States time and again it is not ready to ink a deal forcing asylum seekers heading to the U.S. to first pursue safe haven in a Mexico, the Mexican ambassador to Washington said on Thursday, ahead of a Monday deadline.
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Saudi Arabia defends letter backing China's Xinjiang policy

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 18:40
Saudi Arabia on Thursday defended signing a letter along with 36 other countries in support of China's policies in its western region of Xinjiang, where the United Nations says at least 1 million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims have been detained.
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U.S. sanctions on Myanmar military leaders inadequate: U.N. investigator

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 18:30
Sanctions imposed this week by the United States on Myanmar's military leaders over human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims do not go far enough, U.N. special rapporteur Yanghee Lee said on Thursday.
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Three British ministers set to resign if Johnson becomes PM: The Times

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 17:57
Three British cabinet ministers are set to resign the day Boris Johnson, if as expected, becomes Britain's next prime minister, The Times newspaper reported on Thursday.
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Brazil government to detail stimulus package on July 24

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 17:48
Brazil's government is expected to detail its plans to release funds from the workers' severance fund, known as FGTS, on July 24, the presidential chief of staff Onyx Lorenzoni said on Thursday.
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U.S. says Navy ship 'destroyed' Iranian drone in Gulf

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 17:35
The United States said on Thursday that a U.S. Navy ship had "destroyed" an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the vessel, but Iran said it had no information about losing a drone.
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Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif: no information about losing drone

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 17:05
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he was not aware of any downing of an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, after President Donald Trump said a U.S. Navy ship had "destroyed" one.
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U.S. sanctions network selling materials for Iran nuclear program

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 16:55
The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on an international network of companies and their agents it said were involved in the procurement of materials for Iran's nuclear program.
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Iran foreign minister reported to make nuclear offer; U.S. skeptical

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 16:55
Iran on Thursday offered to ratify a document prescribing more intrusive inspections of its nuclear program if the United States abandoned its economic sanctions, the Guardian newspaper reported on Thursday, in a proposal that drew U.S. skepticism.
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Minor quake shakes Mexico City, latest in week of tremors

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 16:36
A minor earthquake struck Mexico City on Thursday, the latest in a series of small tremors that have shaken buildings and jangled nerves across the Mexican capital over the past week.
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U.N. demands release of abducted lawmaker and Haftar critic in eastern Libya

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 16:27
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) demanded on Thursday the immediate release of lawmaker, Siham Sergewa, and her husband who were reportedly abducted at their house in the eastern city of Benghazi overnight.
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Libya's Mitiga airport resumes air traffic following an air strike

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 16:18
Air space re-opened at the Libyan capital's only functioning airport, Mitiga, on Thursday after it was halted following an air strike, according to a post on the Mitiga airport authority's Facebook page.
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U.S. military says it took defensive action against drone in Strait of Hormuz

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 16:08
The Pentagon said on Thursday that the USS Boxer took defensive action against a drone after it came within a "threatening range" in the Strait of Hormuz.
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Court rejects bid to suspend part of Canadian province's religious symbols ban

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 16:04
A court in the Canadian province of Quebec on Thursday rejected a bid to suspend parts of a new provincial law that bans public sector employees from wearing religious symbols to work.
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