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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian lawmakers rejected corruption charges against President Michel Temer on Wednesday evening, shelving a case that had threatened to oust a center-right leader who investors hope will bring Brazil’s budget deficit under control. Brazil’s President Michel Temer leaves a hospital in Brasilia, Brazil October 25, 2017. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino The corruption case, involving
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NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya plunged deeper into crisis on Wednesday after a no-show by the majority of Supreme Court judges scuppered an eleventh-hour petition to delay a presidential election and the governor of a volatile opposition region endorsed rebellion against the state. Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga ride on motorcycles at Uhuru Park
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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand First party leader Winston Peters has been appointed deputy prime minister and foreign minister, elevating the veteran protectionist politician into two of the country’s most powerful positions. New Zealand’s Prime Minister-designate Jacinda Ardern speaks as she stands next to New Zealand First party leader Winston Peters after their meeting in
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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India has frozen requests to commercially release a locally developed genetically modified mustard, an environment ministry document released on Tuesday showed, amid stiff opposition to lab-altered food from domestic activists and politicians. FILE PHOTO: An Indian scientist points to a patch of genetically modified (GM) rapeseed crop under trial in New
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CARACAS (Reuters) – In another setback for Venezuela’s dispirited opposition, four of its five state governors broke with their coalition’s official stance on Monday to swear themselves in before a pro-government legislative superbody. Newly elected governors of the National Constituent Assembly are seen during the swearing in ceremony at the Palacio Federal Legislativo, in Caracas,
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LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union will lose credibility if it lets Madrid impose direct rule on Catalonia, and only the Catalan people have the right to change the regional institutions, Catalonia’s foreign affairs spokesman said on Monday. Catalan Foreign Affairs chief Raul Romeva holds a news conference in Brussels, Belgium October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Francois
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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Candidates allied with Argentine President Mauricio Macri enjoyed sweeping victories in Sunday’s mid-term election, strengthening his position in Congress while dimming prospects for a political comeback by his predecessor Cristina Fernandez. Buenos Aires’ province governor Maria Eugenia Vidal and candidate for Senate Esteban Bullrich gesture to supporters at their campaign headquarters
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RIYADH/DOHA (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday it was time for Iranian-backed militias and their Iranian advisers who helped Iraq defeat Islamic State to “go home”, after a rare joint meeting with the leaders of Iraq and Saudi Arabia. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Saudi King Salman speak
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GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) was poised on Sunday to sideline Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador after major Western donors and rights groups voiced outrage at the hastily-announced appointment. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses a meeting of his ruling ZANU PF party’s youth league in Harare, Zimbabwe, October 7,
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LJUBLJANA (Reuters) – Polls opened in the Slovenian presidential election on Sunday with incumbent President Borut Pahor running for his second five-year mandate against eight other candidates. A worker uses an excavator next to the pole with presidential election campaign posters in Medvode, Slovenia, October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic Opinion polls had shown that Pahor,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday hailed the defeat of Islamic State fighters in their self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa as “a critical breakthrough” in a worldwide campaign against the militants. Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters ride atop military vehicles as they celebrate victory in Raqqa, Syria, October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Five projectiles from Syria set off air raid sirens in Israeli towns on Saturday, prompting the Israeli military to say it would step up its response to stray fire from the Syrian war that has repeatedly spilled over the border. FILE PHOTO: Israeli soldiers take part in an exercise in the Israeli-occupied
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