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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif returned home on Thursday to face trial in an anti-corruption case he calls political revenge but opposition leaders have termed as accountability for the rich and powerful. FILE PHOTO: Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif speaks during a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan September 26, 2017.
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BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi forces threatened on Wednesday to resume operations to capture northern Kurdish-held territory after accusing authorities there of delaying handing over control of Iraq’s borders with Turkey, Iran and Syria. A man rides a bicycle with Iraqi flag in north of Kirkuk, Iraq October 19, 2017. Picture taken October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Ako
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WAYNESBURG, Pa. (Reuters) – When Mike Sylvester entered a career training center earlier this year in southwestern Pennsylvania, he found more than one hundred federally funded courses covering everything from computer programming to nursing. He settled instead on something familiar: a coal mining course. ”I think there is a coal comeback,” said the 33-year-old son
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is quietly pursuing direct diplomacy with North Korea, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday, despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s public assertion that such talks are a waste of time. FILE PHOTO – U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy Joseph Yun (R) answers questions from reporters following
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Tuesday that U.S. charges against President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort and another aide showed Moscow had been unfairly maligned for meddling in last year’s U.S. presidential election. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort departs U.S. District Court after a hearing
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BELFAST (Reuters) – The British government on Monday extended by 24 hours a deadline for Northern Ireland’s political parties to re-establish a devolved regional executive and avoid London setting the region’s annual budget for the first time in a decade. A gate is padlocked in front of Stormont Castle in Belfast, Northern Ireland June 28,
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HELSINKI (Reuters) – Any move by Finland to join NATO would need public approval via a referendum, President Sauli Niinisto told a panel debate on Monday ahead of elections in January. Finnish President Sauli Niinisto addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in New York, U.S., September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz The
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ERBIL/BAGHDAD Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani informed the region’s parliament on Sunday that he would give up his position as president on Nov. 1, after an independence referendum he championed backfired and triggered a regional crisis. FILE PHOTO – Iraqi Kurdish president Masoud Barzani speaks during a news conference in Erbil, Iraq
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s Queensland state on Sunday called a snap election after the ruling center-left Labor Party lost its legislative majority, a poll that could give far-right nationalists a chance to boost political representation. State Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk called the election for Nov. 25 after her party expelled a rogue lawmaker over misconduct on
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BEIJING (Reuters) – Li Qiang, an ally of Chinese President Xi Jinping, has been named the top Communist Party official in Shanghai, replacing Han Zheng who last week joined the elite Politburo Standing Committee, the official Xinhua news agency said on Sunday. Li Qiang speaks during the Jiangsu delegations group discussion during the National People’s
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REYKJAVIK (Reuters) – Despite a setback Iceland’s ruling center-right Independence Party took an early lead in a parliamentary vote on Saturday, followed by the Left-Green opposition party. The Independence Party members and supporters react as they watch the first results of the snap parliamentary election in Reykjavik, Iceland October 28, 2017. REUTERS/Geirix It was still
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