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Colombia says increasing number of Venezuelans involved in ELN attacks

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 17:34
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia on Thursday said an increasing number of Venezuelans were taking part in attacks by Marxist ELN rebels and in criminal activity, as hundreds of thousands of migrants flee over the border to escape a humanitarian crisis at home.
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Tillerson meets Turkey's Erdogan for 'open' talks after weeks of strain

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 17:05
ANKARA (Reuters) - Top U.S. diplomat Rex Tillerson and Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan had a "productive and open" talk on Thursday about improving ties strained recently over their policies on Syria, in a meeting following weeks of escalating anti-American rhetoric from Ankara.
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White House blames Russia for 'NotPetya cyber attack

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 16:53
WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday blamed Russia for the devastating 'NotPetya' cyber attack last year, joining the British government in condemning Moscow for unleashing a virus that crippled parts of Ukraine's infrastructure and damaged computers in countries across the globe.
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Court received 1.17 million war crimes claims from Afghans

AP World News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 16:00
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Since the International Criminal Court began collecting material three months ago for a possible war crimes case involving Afghanistan, it has gotten a staggering 1.17 million statements from Afghans who say they were victims. 2018-02-15T10:38:00-05:00 2018-02-15T15:38:16-05:00
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South African limbo ends with new president, Cyril Ramaphosa

AP World News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 16:00
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Cyril Ramaphosa became South Africa's president with a message of clean government and inclusiveness on Thursday, stirring the hopes of many South Africans that he can reverse a corrosive period of decline and division under his predecessor, Jacob Zuma. 2018-02-15T09:08:00-05:00 2018-02-15T14:08:04-05:00
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Russian mother grieves for son killed by US strike in Syria

AP World News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 16:00
KEDROVOYE, Russia (AP) — For Russian mother Farkhanur Gavrilova, the blow came a week ago when an acquaintance called her to say that her son was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria that pitted Russian and U.S. combatants against each other for the first time in the Syrian war. 2018-02-15T08:55:00-05:00 2018-02-15T13:55:21-05:00
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U.N. Security Council mulls Saudi praise for Yemen aid pledge

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 15:44
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is considering a British proposal to praise Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for pledging nearly $1 billion to ease Yemen's humanitarian crisis, as U.N. experts accuse a Saudi-led military coalition of using "the threat of starvation as an instrument of war" in Yemen.
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'Do you fear me?': Venezuela's Maduro vows to gatecrash regional summit

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 15:34
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's unpopular socialist president Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday his right-wing Latin American counterparts showed intolerance by trying to exclude him from an upcoming summit in Lima - and he vowed to go anyway.
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Prominent Egyptian Islamist critic remanded for 15 days

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 14:47
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's state security prosecutor on Thursday remanded for questioning a former Islamist presidential candidate who was detained over alleged contacts with the banned Muslim Brotherhood, state news agency MENA said.
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No 'bloody nose' plan for North Korea: U.S. official, senators

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 13:56
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The senior U.S. diplomat for Asia, Susan Thornton, said on Thursday she understood that the Trump administration had no strategy to mount a preventative "bloody nose" strike on North Korea.
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Designer Westwood stages London fashion fracking protest

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 13:50
LONDON (Reuters) - Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood brought models off the catwalk and onto the streets of London in an anti-fracking protest on Thursday.
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'Do you fear me?': Venezuela's Maduro threatens to gatecrash regional summit

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 13:13
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's unpopular socialist president Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday his right-wing Latin American counterparts showed intolerance by trying to exclude him from an upcoming summit in Lima and he vowed to go anyway.
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Tillerson in Beirut wades into Lebanon-Israel border dispute

AP World News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 13:00
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday said there are "constructive" discussions underway on how to break a "stalemate" between Lebanon and Israel over gas drilling rights along the countries' disputed maritime border and maintain calm along the volatile frontier. 2018-02-15T05:26:00-05:00 2018-02-15T10:26:07-05:00
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Russian toll in Syria battle was 300 killed and wounded: sources

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:47
MOSCOW (Reuters) - About 300 men working for a Kremlin-linked Russian private military firm were either killed or injured in Syria last week, according to three sources familiar with the matter.
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Sinn Fein leader says there will be more Northern Ireland talks

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:39
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald said on Thursday there would be more talks on restoring devolved government in Northern Ireland, but the timing was uncertain.
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On eve of investigation, Vatican says pope meets sex abuse victims often

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:29
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis regularly meets with victims of sexual abuse, the Vatican said on Thursday, a disclosure that follows intense criticism of his defense of a Chilean bishop accused of covering up abuse.
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Cyril Ramaphosa sworn in as South Africa's new president

AP World News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:00
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday was sworn in as South Africa's new president after the resignation of Jacob Zuma, whose scandals brought the storied African National Congress to its weakest point since taking power at the end of apartheid. 2018-02-15T05:47:00-05:00 2018-02-15T10:47:21-05:00
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Ramaphosa aims to lead South Africa out of corruption swamp

AP World News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:00
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Up from Soweto township to become a leading anti-apartheid activist and then wealthy businessman, Cyril Ramaphosa has been a central figure in South Africa's tumultuous history before becoming the country's president Thursday. 2018-02-15T02:49:00-05:00 2018-02-15T07:49:06-05:00
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Ukraine parliament will adopt anti-corruption court law by May: speaker

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:24
KIEV (Reuters) - The Ukrainian parliament should adopt a law to create an anti-corruption court before May, its speaker told the head of an International Monetary Fund mission to Kiev on Thursday.
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Egypt's military says kills 53 militants in week-long offensive

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:20
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's military and police forces have killed a total of 53 Islamist militants and arrested 680 suspects in a week-long offensive to crush insurgents that is focused on the Sinai Peninsula, a military spokesman said on Thursday.
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