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DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh has accused Myanmar of repeatedly violating its air space and warned that any more “provocative acts” could have “unwarranted consequences”, raising the risk of a deterioration in relations already strained by the Rohingya refugee crisis. Nearly 400,000 Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar have crossed into Bangladesh since Aug. 25, fleeing a
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SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – North Korea said on Saturday it aims to reach an “equilibrium” of military force with the United States, which earlier signaled its patience for diplomacy is wearing thin after Pyongyang fired a missile over Japan for the second time in under a month. “Our final goal is to establish the equilibrium
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BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party, preparing for elections next April, promised on Thursday to highlight what it called a plan by billionaire financier George Soros to bring millions of migrants into Europe. Fidesz asked Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government to carry out a “national consultation” about Brussels’ plans to distribute asylum-seekers in the
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Later this year, Angela Merkel may form a new government with a party whose leader says Greece should leave the euro, Russia can keep Crimea and refugees will have to go home. The Free Democrats (FDP), a socially liberal, pro-business party, were long seen as the natural partners of Chancellor Merkel’s conservatives.
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YANGON (Reuters) – China endorses Myanmar’s offensive against Rohingya Muslim insurgents, Myanmar state media said on Thursday, as the U.N. secretary-general described the operation, forcing nearly 400,000 people to flee to Bangladesh, as “ethnic cleansing”. The Myanmar military offensive in the western state of Rakhine was triggered by a series of guerrilla attacks on Aug.
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LIMA (Reuters) – The government of Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski told opposition lawmakers on Wednesday that they would have to dismiss the entire Cabinet – and move closer to facing removal themselves – if they try to oust a second education minister. Kuczynski accused the opposition-ruled Congress of trying to sabotage his education reforms
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GOTHENBURG, Sweden (Reuters) – Neutral Sweden has launched its biggest war games in two decades with support from NATO countries, drilling 19,000 troops after years of spending cuts that have left the country fearful of Russia’s growing military strength. On the eve of Russia’s biggest maneuvers since 2013, which NATO says will be greater than
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military said on Wednesday it had carried out air strikes in Somalia against an al Qaeda-allied Islamist group and killed six militants. The group, al Shabaab, is fighting to topple Somalia’s Western-backed transitional federal government and impose its own rule on the Horn of Africa country. The U.S. military’s Africa
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PARIS (Reuters) – French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has shrugged off nationwide protests against planned reforms to France’s strict labor regulations, saying on Wednesday he was “listening” but would nonetheless press ahead with the bill. In a sign that popular protest could gain momentum, truck drivers belonging to France’s second and third largest unions said
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PARIS (Reuters) – French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Wednesday that he would pay attention to demonstrations against his planned labor reforms but pledged to push through with them, a day after protests took place nationwide. Thousands of hard-left trade unionists marched through French cities on Tuesday to protest against President Emmanuel Macron’s labor
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PARIS (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of hard-left trade unionists marched through French cities on Tuesday to protest against President Emmanuel Macron’s labor law reforms, although turnout appeared lower than at demonstrations in previous years. Hitting back at Macron’s pledge to give no ground to “slackers”, some in Paris carried placards reading: “Slacker on Strike”
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VLADIKAVKAZ/IVNYA, Russia (Reuters) – At polling station no. 333 in the Russian city of Vladikavkaz, Reuters reporters only counted 256 voters casting their ballots in a regional election on Sunday. People were voting across Russia in what is seen as a dress rehearsal for next year’s presidential vote. Kremlin candidates for regional parliaments and governorships
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PARIS (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron faces the first challenge on the streets to his business-friendly reform agenda on Tuesday, when workers from the hard-left CGT union will march through French cities to protest a loosening of labour regulations. Sounding a call to the working class, Philippe Martinez, the head of the Communist Party-linked CGT,
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ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) – Militants attacked a security convoy in Egypt’s strife-torn Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 18 policemen in a blast and a gun battle on Monday, sources said – an assault claimed by Islamic State. The attackers detonated an improvised explosive device and managed to destroy three armored vehicles and a signal-jamming vehicle
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