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Saudi crown prince requests help from South Korea to strengthen air defenses: Yonhap

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 05:30
Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has requested help from South Korea to strengthen the country's air defense system after attacks on two oil plants initially halved the country's oil production, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday.
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Iran seeks de-escalation but will give crushing response to any attack: security official

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 05:30
Iran wants to reduce tensions in the Middle East after attacks on oil sites in Saudi Arabia, but any aggression will meet a crushing response, a senior security official was quoted as saying on Wednesday.
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Dutch lawyer defending witness in drug killings case shot dead

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 04:44
A Dutch lawyer in a high-profile case against a group of men charged with a series of drug-related killings was shot dead in Amsterdam on Wednesday morning, police said.
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Risk of no-deal Brexit 'very real', EU's Juncker says

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 04:43
An accord to ensure a smooth British exit from the European Union is still possible but the risk of a no-deal is also "very real", European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday, six weeks before Britain is due to leave.
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EU should only agree to Brexit extension if London has a plan: BDI

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 04:39
The European Union should not agree to another Brexit extension unless Britain underpins such a request with a proposal on how to unlock a domestic deadlock and avoid a no-deal Brexit, Germany's powerful BDI industry association said on Wednesday.
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No deal Brexit 'a big significant risk': Scotland's Sturgeon

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 04:39
There is still a big risk of Britain crashing out of the European Union without reaching a deal with the bloc, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Wednesday.
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Saudi Arabia promises 'material evidence' linking Iran to oil attack

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 04:32
Saudi Arabia said it would show evidence on Wednesday linking regional rival Tehran to an unprecedented attack on its oil industry that Washington believes originated from Iran in a dangerous escalation of Middle East frictions.
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Power boat crashes in Venice lagoon, killing three

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 04:23
A high-speed power boat trying to set a speed record crashed into an artificial reef in the Venitian Lagoon on Tuesday night, killing three people, firemen said.
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U.S. citizens warned over traveling to Saudi Arabia: State Department

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 04:18
The U.S. State Department called on American citizens to "exercise increased caution" while traveling to Saudi Arabia, a travel advisory posted on its website said on Wednesday.
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Do not underestimate no-deal Brexit, EU's Barnier warns

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 03:58
The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator warned on Wednesday not to underestimate the consequences of any no-deal Brexit and said issues raised by Britain's exit from the EU would still need addressing before a future relationship could be agreed.
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Happy Valley horse races abandoned after Hong Kong protest threat

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 03:47
Hong Kong's Jockey Club canceled all races planned for Wednesday after pro-democracy protesters said they would target the world-famous Happy Valley racecourse where a horse part-owned by a pro-China lawmaker was due to run.
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Malaysia PM suggests law to force companies to stop fires abroad

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 03:41
Malaysia may have to pass a law forcing its companies to tackle fires on land they control abroad, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday, as forest fires in neighboring Indonesia spread haze across the region.
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Iran's Rouhani blames U.S., Saudi for conflict in region

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 03:40
President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday Iran did not want conflict in the region while Defense Minister Amir Hatami said Tehran had no involvement in the attacks on Saudi Arabia's Aramco oil installations, media said.
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Finnish minister says no-deal Brexit is quite likely

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 03:22
It is quite likely that Britain will leave the European Union without a deal at the end of October, Finland's minister for European affairs told EU lawmakers on Wednesday.
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Saudi envoy says Iran was behind attacks on oil facilities

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 03:21
Saudi Arabia's ambassador to London said on Wednesday that Iran was almost certainly behind attacks on Saudi oil facilities.
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Israeli troopers shoot Palestinian woman, say she tried to stab them

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 03:01
Israeli security personnel shot a Palestinian woman who tried to stab them at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, Israeli police said, and Palestinian officials said she died of her injury.
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UK Supreme Court to hear more arguments on suspension of parliament

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 02:44
Britain's Supreme Court will continue hearing legal arguments on Wednesday from the government and its opponents on whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully when he decided to suspend parliament in the run-up to Brexit.
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Japan's Motegi: no summit with South Korea planned; will maintain dialogue

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 02:35
Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Wednesday no summit meeting or foreign ministers' meeting between Japan and South Korea was planned at the moment, but Tokyo plans to maintain diplomatic dialogue with its neighbour.
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Japan defense minister: Not aware of any Iran involvement in Saudi attacks

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 02:25
Japan has not seen any intelligence that shows Iran was involved in the recent attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, Japan's new defense chief said on Wednesday.
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Indonesia to publish final report on Lion Air crash in November

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 02:18
The final report on the crash of a Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX jet that killed 189 people last year will be published in the first half of November, Indonesia's civil aviation authority said on Wednesday.
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