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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States said on Wednesday it is weighing whether the Iranian nuclear deal serves its security interests even as Iran said it did not expect Washington to abandon the agreement. A collapse of the 2015 deal, which U.S. President Donald Trump has called “an embarrassment” but which is supported by
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UNITED NATIONS/COX‘S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump wants the United Nations Security Council to take “strong and swift action” to end violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday, declaring the crisis a threat to world. Speaking at a Security Council meeting on peacekeeping reform, Pence accused the
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BISHKEK (Reuters) – Kyrgyzstan’s government officially protested on Wednesday after Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev met with Kyrgyz opposition presidential candidate Omurbek Babanov, saying its neighbour was interfering in its Oct. 15 election. Nazarbayev’s office said on Tuesday he had met Babanov, a leader of the Kyrgyz opposition Respublika-Ata Zhurt party, in Kazakhstan, and expressed readiness
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 119 people in several states and toppling buildings in the heavily populated capital where rescuers searched frantically for survivors under the rubble. Thousands of people ran into the streets in panic, and millions lost electricity when the
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Jihadists launched an offensive against government-held areas of northwestern Syria near Hama on Tuesday in their biggest attack in the area since March, triggering heavy air strikes on rebel-held areas, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. It said air strikes hit three hospitals, a medical center and premises used by a
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BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) – The U.S. military staged bombing drills with South Korea over the Korean peninsula and Russia and China began naval exercises ahead of a U.N. General Assembly meeting on Tuesday where North Korea’s nuclear threat is likely to loom large. The flurry of military drills came after Pyongyang fired another mid-range ballistic missile
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will propose on Monday signing a new security treaty with the European Union after Brexit to maintain and intensify cooperation to thwart “ever-growing and increasingly cross-border threats”. In its sixth policy paper setting out its vision for ties with the EU after it quits the bloc in March 2019, the government
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BEIJING (Reuters) – A senior Chinese space official and military officer has been promoted to run the People’s Liberation Army’s key equipment development department, the military said on Monday, part of a reshuffle ahead of next month’s Communist Party congress. China’s armed forces, the world’s largest, are ramping up their capabilities with new equipment like
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson was accused by cabinet colleagues on Sunday of “backseat driving” on Brexit after setting out his own vision of the country’s future outside the European Union. Only days before Prime Minister Theresa May is due to speak in Italy about Britain’s planned EU departure, Johnson on Saturday
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TUNIS (Reuters) – Hundreds of Tunisians protested on Saturday in the streets of the capital against a widely contested new law that grants officials from the former regime involved in corruption amnesty from prosecution. Tunisia’s parliament on Wednesday approved a law protecting officials accused of graft during the rule of autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali,
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