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BERLIN (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday that if Moscow really did have the power to influence foreign elections, its relations with its neighbors would be very different. “In eight months of investigations, there’s no single fact that’s been put on the table,” Lavrov said of allegations that Kremlin-sponsored hackers attempted
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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden has intensified its crackdown on illegal immigrants after a failed asylum-seeker killed five people in Stockholm, but the move has raised concerns that more migrants will be driven underground to join a shadowy underclass. In the past months, police have staged wider sweeps on workplaces to check papers, netting undocumented workers,
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PARIS (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump, under fire at home over Russian connections and abroad over climate change and trade, arrives in Paris on Thursday seeking common ground with France’s new leader Emmanuel Macron. After a bumpy start to relations, the two men both have incentives to improve ties – Macron hoping to elevate
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PARIS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s relationship with Emmanuel Macron got off to an awkward start, with a jaw-clenching handshake at a summit in Brussels before the French president rebuked the U.S. leader for his stance on climate change. The two men would appear to have little in common. Trump, 71, is an anti-globalist elected
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By Sylvia Westall | DUBAI DUBAI U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson faces an uphill task in persuading four Arab states to end a boycott of Qatar in talks on Wednesday after the four labeled a U.S.-Qatar terrorism financing accord an inadequate response to their concerns. Any resolution of the dispute has to address all
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LIMA (Reuters) – Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and the leader of the powerful opposition party that controls Congress expressed optimism that they can work together after holding a rare, two-hour meeting on Tuesday aimed at easing political hostilities. Speaking to reporters side-by-side outside of the presidential palace in Lima, centrist Kuczynski and rightwing Keiko
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DOHA The United States and Qatar signed an agreement on Tuesday aimed at combating the financing of terrorism, as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Doha to try to end a month-long rift between Western-allied Arab states. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt imposed sanctions on Qatar last month, accusing it
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PAMPLONA, Spain A young man was given hospital treatment for a head injury after taking part in a bull run on Tuesday through the narrow streets of Pamplona, northern Spain, though none of the hundreds of runners who took part in the festival was gored. The run, on the fifth day of the San Fermin
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di BEATRICE GALLUZZO – Diablo winds li chiamano, ovvero venti del diavolo. Sono quelle correnti calde e secche che dalla primavera all’autunno soffiano sulle foreste e sui boschi della California, spesso trasformando i vasti terreni dello Stato in dei roghi spaventosi. Sta succedendo anche quest’anno, in misura impressionante: al momento stanno divampando almeno 17 incendi,
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ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday it was increasingly important that neighboring Iraq remain a unified country and said a planned Kurdish referendum on independence should not go ahead. Authorities in Kurdish northern Iraq have announced an independence referendum on Sept. 25, and the president of the Kurdistan Regional Government told Reuters last
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TRIPOLI Heavy clashes erupted on Sunday between rival factions on the coastal road east of the Libyan capital Tripoli, according to a witness and local reports. The clashes broke out when an armed group opposed to the U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli tried to approach the capital and were confronted by forces
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BAGHDAD – Il premier iracheno, Haider al Abadi, proclama la vittoria a Mosul “liberata”, al termine di una battaglia di quasi nove mesi contro i jihadisti dello Stato Islamico. A renderlo noto il suo ufficio in un comunicato. Abadi “è giunto nella città liberata di Mosul e si è congratulato con gli eroici combattenti e
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BEIRUT A U.S.-Russian brokered ceasefire deal for southwestern Syria took effect at noon (0900 GMT) on Sunday, the latest international attempt at peacemaking in the six-year war. The United States, Russia and Jordan reached a ceasefire and “de-escalation agreement” this week with the aim of paving the way for a broader, more robust truce. The
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