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Pakistan lost $50 million from airspace restrictions: minister

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 15:52
Pakistan's aviation minister on Thursday said that his country suffered loses of over eight billion rupees ($50 million) from airspace restrictions imposed since February which affected hundreds of commercial and cargo flights.
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Canadian police nab nine suspected members of powerful Mafia clan

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 15:50
Canadian police on Thursday said they had arrested nine suspected members of a powerful Mafia clan with roots in southern Italy involved in money laundering and illegal gambling in the Toronto area, seizing C$35 million ($26.8 million) in assets, including five Ferraris.
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Mexico president calls 'El Chapo' sentence inhumane, vows better society

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 15:36
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday called the jail conditions of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman inhumane, while vowing to bring down violence stemming from drug violence by create a society less obsessed with material wealth.
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Trump says U.S. ship destroyed Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 15:34
President Donald Trump said the USS Boxer destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday after the aircraft threatened the ship by flying to within 1,000 yards of it.
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Minor earthquake hits Mexico City: Reuters witness

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 15:28
A minor earthquake struck Mexico City on Thursday, shaking tall buildings in the metropolis, though with no immediate reports of damages.
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Spain's Podemos party rejects Sanchez's plan for cabinet

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 15:27
Spanish Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez's hopes of staying on as prime minister suffered a setback on Thursday when supporters of the far-left Podemos voted to back him only if the party gets key roles in his future cabinet.
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Trump equivocates on whether U.S. government is mulling Turkey sanctions

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 15:21
U.S. President Donald Trump was unclear on Thursday over whether his administration was looking at imposing sanctions on Turkey following its purchase of Russian air defense systems, sparking confusion at a tense time for relations between the two nations.
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U.N.'s Bachelet says Congresswomen opposing Trump are 'fantastic'

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 15:20
Four progressive Democratic members of Congress vilified by U.S. President Donald Trump are "fantastic", U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday.
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U.S. places sanctions on international network involved in Iran nuclear program

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 14:54
The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on five people and an international network of companies the U.S. Treasury said are involved in the procurement of materials for Iran's nuclear program.
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Separatists in Canada's Quebec 'potential spoiler' for Trudeau in October poll

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 14:48
Separatists in the Canadian province of Quebec are making a comeback after years in the doldrums and could regain enough strength to endanger Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's bid to retain power in a federal election this October.
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Trump says no decision yet on Turkey sanctions over its Russian purchase

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 14:34
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration has not ruled out imposing sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of a Russian air defense system.
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Ukraine's president party builds support days before vote: polls

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 14:29
The party of Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has extended its lead over other groups, according to polls published three days before parliamentary elections.
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Ethiopia averts confrontation as party delays plan for new region

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 14:28
A potentially bloody confrontation between Ethiopia's federal government and a minority community was averted on Thursday when a political party postponed plans to set up a new region for the Sidama people in defiance of central authorities in Addis Ababa.
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Libya’s Mitiga airport halts air traffic after missile strike: airport statement

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 14:22
The Libyan capital Tripoli's Mitiga airport halted air traffic on Thursday after the facility was struck by missiles, according to a post on the airport authority's Facebook page.
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Exclusive: U.S. Gulf maritime proposal not military coalition against Iran - Pentagon official

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 14:19
The United States is not aiming to set up a military coalition against Iran with its new security initiative in the Gulf, but simply "shining a flashlight" in the region to deter attacks on commercial ships, a top Pentagon official told Reuters.
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Iranian TV releases footage it says shows seized foreign tanker 'RIAH'

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 14:18
Iranian state TV aired footage of a vessel called "RIAH" that it said was seized by Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards for smuggling fuel.
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Unit at Russian nuclear plant short-circuited, now back on line: TASS

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 14:14
A unit at a Russian nuclear plant was partially shut down on Thursday morning because of a short-circuit in a transformer, but is now back on line, Russia's TASS news agency quoted a representative of the power station as saying.
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U.S. Navy searching for missing sailor in Arabian Sea: statement

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 14:01
The U.S. navy and other ships are conducting search and rescue operations for a missing U.S. sailor in the Arabian Sea, the Bahrain-based U.S. Fifth Fleet said.
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U.S. demands Iran free seized ship, vows to protect Gulf oil lifeline

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 13:33
The United States on Thursday demanded Iran immediately release a vessel it seized in the Gulf and a U.S. military commander in the region said the United States would work "aggressively" to ensure free passage of vessels through the vital waterway.
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Gibraltar had 'positive' meeting with Iran over seized Grace 1 tanker

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 13:31
Gibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo had a "constructive and positive" meeting with Iranian officials in London about the detained oil tanker Grace 1, Gibraltar said.
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