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Philippines' Duterte keeps open pit mining ban in policy clash

Reuters World News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:58
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has not lifted a ban on open pit mining, his spokesman said on Monday, going against the stance of a government panel and the environment minister who are seeking to reverse the policy.
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German government talks collapse; Merkel seeks to reassure

AP World News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:00
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged early Monday to maintain stability after the Free Democratic Party pulled out of talks on forming a new government with her conservative bloc and the left-leaning Greens, raising the possibility of new elections. 2017-11-19T15:46:00-05:00 2017-11-19T20:46:16-05:00
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Indonesia parliament speaker taken into custody by anti-graft agency

Reuters World News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 22:57
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's parliament speaker Setya Novanto has been taken into custody by the country's anti-corruption agency after being arrested over his alleged role in causing state losses of $170 million linked to a national electronic identity card scheme.
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Pinera wins first round of Chile election, faces runoff

Reuters World News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 21:48
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera will face center-left Senator Alejandro Guillier in a runoff for Chile's presidency next month, after a first round vote on Sunday that Pinera won, but with fewer votes than expected.
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China's Chongqing renews attacks on former disgraced leaders

Reuters World News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 21:48
BEIJING (Reuters) - The government of the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing renewed its attacks on two of its disgraced former leaders on Monday, saying one had set up an "independent kingdom" while the other was a lazy deceiver.
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Australia, NZ officials discuss screening for Manus refugees: NZ PM

Reuters World News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 21:22
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand and Australian officials have begun talks about screening processes for asylum seekers who have shut themselves inside a Papua New Guinea detention center, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday.
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Three dead after suspected gas leak at PetroChina refinery: media

Reuters World News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 20:52
BEIJING (Reuters) - Three workers were killed and six others injured during a suspected gas leak at a PetroChina-operated refinery in Dalian on Saturday evening, state media said on Monday.
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Merkel fourth term in doubt as German coalition talks fail

Reuters World News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 20:42
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's efforts to form a three-way coalition government that would secure herself a fourth term hit a major setback after a would-be coalition partner unexpectedly pulled out of talks, thrusting Germany into a political crisis.
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Queen Elizabeth and husband Philip celebrate 70 years of marriage, quietly

Reuters World News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 19:21
LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth and husband Prince Philip mark their platinum wedding anniversary with a small family get-together on Monday, a far cry from the pomp and celebration which greeted their marriage 70 years ago.
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China proposed three-phase plan for Rohingya issue

Reuters World News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 19:19
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has proposed a three-phase plan for resolving the Rohingya crisis, starting with a ceasefire, that has won the support of Myanmar and Bangladesh, the Foreign Ministry said.
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Satellite calls yield no clues on missing Argentine submarine

Reuters World News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 18:19
MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) - A storm on Sunday complicated efforts to find an Argentine navy submarine missing in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members, while satellite calls thought to come from the vessel did not help searchers identify the vessel's location.
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Zimbabwe president defies mounting pressure to leave office

AP World News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 18:00
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe defied calls to quit Sunday, saying he will preside over a ruling party congress in December in an announcement that could trigger impeachment proceedings this week and more protests demanding his ouster. 2017-11-19T11:29:00-05:00 2017-11-19T16:29:21-05:00
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The Latest: Ruling party says Mugabe impeachment to go ahead

AP World News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 18:00
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 2017-11-19T11:16:00-05:00 2017-11-19T16:16:40-05:00
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Figure known as 'Crocodile' could replace Zimbabwe president

AP World News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 18:00
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Emmerson Mnangagwa, elected Sunday as the new leader of Zimbabwe's ruling political party and positioned to take over as the country's leader, has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, President Robert Mugabe. 2017-11-19T11:53:00-05:00 2017-11-19T16:53:06-05:00
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President Mugabe stuns Zimbabwe by defying pressure to resign

Reuters World News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 16:37
HARARE (Reuters) - President Robert Mugabe stunned Zimbabwe on Sunday by making no mention of resignation in a television address, defying his own ZANU-PF party, which had sacked him hours earlier, and hundreds of thousands of protesters who had already hailed his downfall.
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Greek centrists elect alliance leader to boost popularity

Reuters World News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 16:36
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek centrists elected politician Fofi Gennimata on Sunday to lead a center-left party alliance, hoping to win back voters disillusioned after seven years of crisis and boost their popularity as the country emerges from bailouts.
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Mugabe still Zimbabwe president despite pressure to quit now

AP World News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 16:00
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Sunday defied calls to quit immediately, saying he will preside over a ruling party congress in December in an announcement that could trigger impeachment proceedings in the parliament this week as well as more protests demanding his ouster. 2017-11-19T10:36:00-05:00 2017-11-19T15:36:05-05:00
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The Latest: Zimbabweans: 'I was expecting his resignation'

AP World News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 16:00
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 2017-11-19T10:21:00-05:00 2017-11-19T15:21:01-05:00
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Saudi Arabia and Arab allies push for unity against Iran, Hezbollah meddling

Reuters World News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 15:39
CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and other Arab foreign ministers criticized Iran and its Lebanese Shi'ite ally Hezbollah at an emergency meeting in Cairo on Sunday, calling for a united front to counter Iranian interference.
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Israel president rejects pardon appeal of soldier who killed prone Palestinian assailant

Reuters World News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 15:33
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's president on Sunday turned down a pardon request by an ex-conscript who is serving an serving a 14-month jail term for killing an incapacitated Palestinian assailant.
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