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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – “Major issues” must still be resolved on safeguarding citizens’ rights after Brexit, the European Parliament’s negotiator Guy Verhofstadt said on Wednesday, the eve of another round of divorce negotiations between London and Brussels. European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt holds a news conference following the official triggering of Article 50 of
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BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) – A general strike called by pro-independence campaigners in Catalonia closed shops and severed transport links on Wednesday, as the region’s deposed leader lost political momentum after failing to seal an electoral pact with another party. Protesters closed roads, causing huge tailbacks into Barcelona, while some public transport ran minimum services and some
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BEIRUT/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Syria’s army and its allies began an assault on the largest remaining stronghold of Islamic State in Syria and Iraq on Wednesday, Hezbollah-controlled media said, signaling the imminent fall of the militant group’s self-proclaimed caliphate. Islamic State has been all but destroyed over the past two years, remaining only in Albu Kamal
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LONDON (Reuters) – British aid minister Priti Patel’s political future was in doubt on Wednesday over undisclosed meetings she held with Israeli officials, posing a new test of Prime Minister Theresa May’s authority as she negotiates Brexit. Priti Patel, Britain’s Secretary of State for International Development arrives in Downing Street, in London, October 31, 2017.
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CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi‮‮ ‬‬will not seek a third term in office, he said in an interview with CNBC, adding that he does not intend to change the constitution and its provision of a two-term presidential limit. FILE PHOTO – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi delivers a statement following a meeting
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will impose additional sanctions on North Korea in response to the continuing threat posed by the reclusive nation’s missile and nuclear programs, Japan’s top government spokesman said on Tuesday. Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga attends a news conference after the launch of a North Korean missile at Prime Minister Shinzo
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia said on Monday that Lebanon had declared war against it because of what it described as aggression against the Kingdom by the Iran-backed Lebanese Shi‘ite group Hezbollah. People walk next to a poster depicting Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, who has resigned from his post, along a street in the
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PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) – Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was poised for a stunning political comeback on Monday, as he claimed victory in an election in Sicily that puts him and his rightist allies in pole position for a national vote due by next May. Forza Italia party leader Silvio Berlusconi (L) speaks next
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri resigned on Saturday, saying he believed there was an assassination plot against him and accusing Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of sowing strife in the Arab world. FILE PHOTO – Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri presides a cabinet meeting at the governmental palace in Beirut, Lebanon
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s prime minister Saad al-Hariri resigned on Saturday, saying he believed there was an assassination plot against him and accusing Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of sowing strife in the Arab world. FILE PHOTO – Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri presides a cabinet meeting at the governmental palace in Beirut, Lebanon
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s foreign minister Siegmar Gabriel met his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Turkey on Saturday, in a chance to discuss strained ties between the NATO allies after a series of diplomatic incidents. FILE PHOTO – German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu attend a news conference in Ankara,
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HONOLULU (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump heads to Japan on the first stop of his five-nation tour of Asia on Saturday, looking to present a united front with the Japanese against North Korea as tensions run high over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile tests. U.S. President Donald Trump shouts to reporters as he and and
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