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HARARE (Reuters) – Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in on Friday as President of Zimbabwe in front of thousands of cheering supporters at Harare’s national stadium, bringing the final curtain down on the 37-year rule of Robert Mugabe. People wait for the inauguration ceremony to swear in Zimbabwe’s former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa as president in
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s foreign ministry said on Thursday that moves by Alphabet Inc’s Google to place articles from Russian news outlets Sputnik and Russia Today lower in search results would amount to censorship. The Google app logo is seen on a smartphone in this picture illustration taken September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Alphabet Executive
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) should reconsider their opposition to joining a new “grand coalition” with Angela Merkel’s conservatives because Europe needs a stable government in Berlin, a senior ally of the chancellor said on Thursday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and CDU/CSU parliamentary group chair Volker Kauder attend a meeting at the Bundestag
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – It is strategically important for China’s economy that the country enhances protection of intellectual property rights, the state news agency Xinhua quoted Premier Li Keqiang as saying, as the cabinet promised to improve regulations. FILE PHOTO: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang gestures at Malacanang Palace in metro Manila, Philippines November 15, 2017. REUTERS/Dondi
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asked Saudi Arabia to ease its blockade of Yemen, two sources said, just days before the Saudi-led military coalition announced on Wednesday it would let aid flow through the Yemeni port of Hodeidah and allow U.N. flights to the capital. Children protest against the Saudi-led coalition
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Saad al-Hariri on Wednesday suspended his decision to resign as prime minister at the request of President Michel Aoun to allow for dialogue, easing a major political crisis. Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanon’s prime minister from Saudi Arabia reacts as he talks with Lebanese President Michel Aoun while
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BEIJING (Reuters) – The former head of China’s powerful internet regulator is under investigation for suspected corruption, the ruling Communist Party said, the latest senior official to be caught up in a sweeping campaign against graft. Lu Wei was suspected of serious discipline breaches, the party’s corruption-busting Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said in a
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HARARE (Reuters) – Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday a week after the army and his former political allies moved against him, ending four decades of rule by a man who turned from independence hero to archetypal strongman. The 93-year-old had clung on for a week after an army takeover and expulsion from
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MOSCOW/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad late on Monday for three hours of talks to lay the groundwork for a new push by Moscow to end Syria’s conflict now that Islamic State’s territorial caliphate is overrun. Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of Islamic State on Tuesday while a senior military commander thanked the “thousands of martyrs” killed in operations organized by Iran to defeat the militant group in Syria and Iraq. FILE PHOTO – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani delivers remarks at a news conference during the
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on Monday, discussing the fight against terrorism and the prospects for a political settlement in Syria, the Kremlin said in Tuesday. Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in
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MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentine authorities were analyzing sounds detected by probes deep in the South Atlantic on Monday as they searched for a navy submarine that went missing five days ago after reporting an electrical malfunction. “Special software is being used to study different sounds and acoustics,” navy spokesman Enrique Balbi
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BUDAPEST (Reuters) – U.S. financier George Soros on Monday denounced a Hungarian government campaign against him as “distortions and lies” designed to create a false external enemy. FILE PHOTO: Business magnate George Soros arrives to speak at the Open Russia Club in London, Britain June 20, 2016. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/File Photo Soros, 86, is a Hungarian-born
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NAYPYITAW (Reuters) – China has proposed a three-phase plan for resolving the Rohingya crisis, starting with a ceasefire in Myanmar’s Rakhine State so that refugees can return from Bangladesh, China’s Foreign Ministry said ahead of meeting of European and Asian officials in Myanmar on Monday. Rohingya refugees walk towards a refugee camp after crossing the
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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. People watch as Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses the nation on television,
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