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By Rodi Said and Dominic Evans | QAMISHLI, Syria/ANKARA QAMISHLI, Syria/ANKARA The head of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Wednesday that Turkish military deployments near Kurdish-held areas of northwestern Syria amounted to a “declaration of war” which could trigger clashes within days. Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus retorted that his country was
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By Diego Oré and Silene Ramírez | CARACAS CARACAS The Venezuelan police officer who staged a helicopter attack on government buildings in Caracas last week appeared in an internet video on Wednesday vowing to continue fighting for the “liberation” of his country. And in another chaotic day for Venezuela, convulsed by protests since April, pro-government
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By Ricardo Brito | BRASILIA BRASILIA Brazil’s government has sharply increased spending in local infrastructure projects proposed by lawmakers, according to budget data reviewed by Reuters on Tuesday, as a graft scandal threatens to topple President Michel Temer. Federal spending on infrastructure works and other projects this year sponsored by congressmen for their constituencies jumped
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di MARIAGRAZIA DI RAIMONDO – Il presidente russo Vladimir Putin ha incontrato oggi, al Cremlino, il Presidente della Cina Xi Jinping. Putin si è subito dimostrato aperto e disponibile al dialogo, mentre Xi Jinping ha dichiarato “tra tutti i leader stranieri, con lei ho il rapporto più stretto”. I temi principali dell’incontro sono stati l’andamento
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CARACAS Venezuela’s dissident state prosecutor, Luisa Ortega, said she expected to be fired later on Tuesday after alleging human rights violations and decrying erosion of democracy under President Nicolas Maduro. Ortega, the main challenger to Maduro from within the ruling socialist movement during three months of opposition protests, said she would not recognize legal proceedings
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By Sylvia Westall and Tom Finn | DUBAI/DOHA DUBAI/DOHA Qatar faces possible further sanctions by Arab states that have severed ties with Doha over allegations of links to terrorism, as a deadline to accept their demands is expected to expire on Sunday night. Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said the demands were
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di BEATRICE GALLUZZO – Giovedì si è rivelata, dopotutto, una giornata proficua per il quaranticinquesimo presidente degli Stati Uniti, Donald J. Trump, che ha visto passare alla Camera due provvedimenti chiave della sua amministrazione, entrambi collocati nell’ambito della lotta all’immigrazione illegale: la cosiddetta Kate’s Law e il taglio ai finanziamenti per le cosiddette “città santuario”.
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