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Exclusive: Russia, China tells U.N. they sent home over half North Korean workers in 2018

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russia sent home nearly two-thirds of some 30,000 North Koreans working there during 2018 and China repatriated more than half, but…

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South Korea’s new unification minister seeks ‘creative solution’ to North Korea: U.S. stalemate

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s nominee for unification minister said on Tuesday he will seek a creative solution so that North Korea and the United…

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Trump recognizes Golan Heights as Israeli, boosting Netanyahu and angering Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday recognized Israel’s 1981 annexation of the Golan Heights in an election boost for visiting Israeli Prime…

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Saudi Arabia denounces U.S. recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli territory

CAIRO (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia denounced U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Israel’s 1981 annexation of the Golan Heights, a statement released by the Saudi…

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Mexican president asks Spain to apologize for actions during conquest

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks to the media during a news conference to announce a plan to strengthen the finances of state oil…

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Shakespeare’s birthplace mirrors a scepter’d isle riven by Brexit discontent

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, England (Reuters) – In William Shakespeare’s ancient birthplace, discontent over Brexit runs even deeper than three years ago when this “scepter’d isle” shocked the…

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Dominican Republic president meets with delegation from China, deepening ties

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) – Dominican President Danilo Medina met Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua on Monday, the president’s office said, deepening ties between the countries…

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Myanmar’s top court to hear Reuters reporters’ appeal in official secrets case

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) – Myanmar’s Supreme Court was scheduled on Tuesday to hear the appeal of two Reuters journalists imprisoned for breaking a colonial-era official secrets…

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Ex-Hong Kong official sentenced to three years in prison in U.S. bribery case

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A former Hong Kong government official was sentenced to three years in prison on Monday by a U.S. judge following his…

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U.S. calls Russia deployment of planes to Venezuela ‘reckless escalation’

WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) – The United States on Monday accused Russia of “reckless escalation” of the situation in Venezuela by deploying military planes and personnel to…

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British lawmakers vote to seize control of Brexit for a day

LONDON (Reuters) – British lawmakers voted on Monday to wrest control of Brexit from Prime Minister Theresa May for a day in a bid to…

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UK’s May indicated she could resign as price for passing Brexit deal: The Sun

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May indicated to some Brexit-supporting lawmakers on Sunday that she would consider resigning in exchange for parliament backing…

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Boeing fix will prevent repeated activation of anti-stall system: sources

FILE PHOTO: The Boeing logo is pictured at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition fair (LABACE) at Congonhas Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil…

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Canadian judge says ex-Guantanamo inmate’s war crimes sentence has expired

(Reuters) – A judge in Alberta, Canada, ruled on Monday that the war crimes sentence of a Canadian man formerly held at U.S. military base…

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Unpredictable German export policies threaten arms projects with France: French envoy

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s unpredictable arms export policies and long wait times for export licenses threaten the future of big Franco-German projects to develop new…

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Second blackout in a month hits Venezuela, cutting power to Caracas

CARACAS (Reuters) – Lights went out across much of Venezuela, including many areas of the capital city of Caracas on Monday, according to Reuters witnesses,…

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Venezuela says electrical system was victim of an attack

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s main hydroelectric dam was the subject of an attack, Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez said on Monday, several hours after power went…

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Israel, Hamas clash over Gaza, then truce reached

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel mounted air strikes on the Palestinian enclave of Gaza and deployed extra troops to the border on Monday in response to…

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May fights for control as lawmakers aim to seize Brexit process

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May admitted on Monday she did not have enough support to pass her EU withdrawal deal as some…

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Israel air strike targets office of Hamas leader in Gaza: Hamas radio

GAZA (Reuters) – An Israeli air strike targeted the office of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh in the Gaza Strip on Monday, Hamas radio reported. Haniyeh…

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Appeals judge orders release of Brazilian ex-president Temer from jail

FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s former President Michel Temer is seen at the Federal Police headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes/File Photo…

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British PM May battles to keep control of Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May admitted on Monday she did not have the backing to pass her European Union withdrawal deal as…

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UK parliament to vote on three proposed changes to May’s next steps on Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – British lawmakers will on Monday have the opportunity to vote on up to three proposed changes to Prime Minister Theresa May’s next…

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Boeing to brief on 737 MAX updates as Ethiopian backs planemaker

ADDIS ABABA/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Boeing Co will brief more than 200 global airline pilots, technical experts and regulators this week on software and training updates…

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Israel carries out air strikes in Gaza after rocket attack near Tel Aviv

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel launched air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Monday after a rocket attack near Tel Aviv wounded seven people, prompting Prime…

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Algerian president Bouteflika sacks state television head: Ennahar TV

Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika looks on during a meeting with army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Gaid Salah in Algiers, Algeria, in this handout still…

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U.S. Senate judiciary panel head wants special counsel to look at origins of Trump probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said on Monday he will ask Attorney General William Barr to appoint a special…

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French Muslim group sues Facebook, YouTube over Christchurch footage

FILE PHOTO: A woman reacts at a make shift memorial outside the Al-Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand March 23, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su PARIS (Reuters)…

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Greek PM says Turkish jets forced his helicopter to reduce altitude

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attends a student parade marking Greece’s Independence Day, during his visit on the island of Agathonisi, Greece March 25, 2019….

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Pompeo urges Moscow to cease ‘unconstructive behavior’ in Venezuela

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stands next to his airplane before boarding it to Beirut at Ben Gurion airport near Lod, Israel…

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India markets election tourism: forget the Taj Mahal what about a Modi rally?

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s frenetic cities, historical monuments, tasty food, and beautiful scenery may be among the biggest attractions for foreign tourists. A Bharatiya…

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‘Time’s up, Theresa’? May battles to keep control of Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May battled on Monday to keep control of Britain’s exit from the European Union as some in her party…

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UK PM May could put her Brexit deal to a vote in parliament on Tuesday: ITV reporter

FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Theresa May reacts after tellers announced the results of the vote Brexit deal in Parliament in London, Britain, March 12,…

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Kremlin, after Mueller report, says it’s open to better U.S. ties

FILE PHOTO: Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov looks on during a visit to the Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus joint venture plant of Sollers and Japanese Mazda…

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Pope visits Italy’s ‘flying house’ to sign papal document

Pope Francis kisses a baby during a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Loreto on the feast of the Annunciation, in Loreto, Italy…

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Netanyahu cuts short U.S. visit as Gaza tensions spike

MISHMERET, Israel (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut short a visit to the United States on Monday and the military said it dispatched…

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Italy’s center-right triumphs in Basilicata while 5-Star falls back

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s center-right has won power in the southern region of Basilicata, ousting the center-left after almost a quarter of a century in…

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Charges of cheating amid confusion over Thailand’s election result

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Two major political parties raised doubts on Monday about the accuracy of Thailand’s election results after a party linked to the military…

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Thailand’s election results to emerge slowly, could take weeks

FILE PHOTO: An electoral staff member shows a ballot during vote counting at the general election in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, March 24, 2019. REUTERS/Ann…

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North Korean officials return to liaison office after pullout

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea reversed a decision to withdraw its staff from an inter-Korean liaison office by sending some back to work on Monday,…

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Netanyahu to cut U.S. visit short after seven wounded in rocket attack near Tel Aviv

MISHMERET, Israel (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he will cut short his trip to the United States after a rocket…

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‘Time’s up, Theresa’? PM May urged to set her own exit date to get Brexit deal

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May was under pressure on Monday to give a date for leaving office as the price to bring…

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Rivals voice suspicions as Thailand’s pro-army party leads election race

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Two major political parties raised doubts on Monday about the results of Thailand’s general election after a party linked to the military…

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Israel says six wounded near Tel Aviv in long-range Gaza rocket attack

MISHMERET, Israel (Reuters) – A long-range rocket launched from the Gaza Strip struck a house in central Israel on Monday, wounding six people in the…

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New Zealand PM says she will meet President Xi in China

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she will travel to China at the end of the week for a…

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Surprise, suspicion in Thailand as pro-army party leads election race

BANGKOK (Reuters) – A party linked to Thailand’s military led the popular vote after most ballots had been counted from Sunday’s general election, the country’s…

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New Zealand PM announces royal commission inquiry into Christchurch attack

FILE PHOTO: People visit a memorial site for victims of Friday’s shooting, in front of Christchurch Botanic Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand March 19, 2019….

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South Korea staffs liaison office despite North Korea pull out

SEOUL (Reuters) – A convoy of dozens of South Korean officials left for an inter-Korean liaison office in North Korea on Monday in a bid…

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U.S. Navy, Coast Guard ships pass through strategic Taiwan Strait

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States sent Navy and Coast Guard ships through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, the military said, as the United States…

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Thailand’s pro-army party leads in election; results delayed

BANGKOK (Reuters) – A pro-military party was leading in Thailand’s first election since a 2014 coup, with the unofficial result delayed until Monday afternoon likely…

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