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Nazarbayev ally set to win Kazakh vote as hundreds protest

Nazarbayev ally set to win Kazakh vote as hundreds protest

June 9, 2019 ALMATY (Reuters) – Police in Kazakhstan detained about 500 people on Sunday after dispersing rallies protesting as undemocratic a presidential election that will confirm Kassym-Jomart Tokayev as the successor to veteran leader ...
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Mexico holds off Trump’s fire but seen vulnerable to new pressure

Mexico holds off Trump’s fire but seen vulnerable to new pressure

June 9, 2019 By David Alire Garcia MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico avoided the most extreme immigration concession sought by U.S. President Donald Trump in the deal reached to fend off threatened tariffs, but it ...
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Civil disobedience campaign empties streets of Sudan’s capital

Civil disobedience campaign empties streets of Sudan’s capital

June 9, 2019 By Khalid Abdelaziz KHARTOUM (Reuters) – A campaign of civil disobedience to demand civilian rule left the streets of Sudan’s capital Khartoum largely deserted as the working week began on Sunday, while ...
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UK’s Johnson baulks at Brexit cost as leadership race hots up

UK’s Johnson baulks at Brexit cost as leadership race hots up

June 9, 2019 By William James and Michel Rose LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) – Boris Johnson, the favorite to succeed Theresa May as Britain’s prime minister, said on Sunday he would withhold payment of the country’s European ...
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No injuries reported at residential fire in London: ambulance service

No injuries reported at residential fire in London: ambulance service

June 9, 2019 LONDON (Reuters) – No injuries have so far been reported at a fire in east London, a London Ambulance spokesman said on Sunday, adding that ambulance units were still at the scene ...
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Qatar says U.S. needs Palestinians on board for Middle East peace plan

Qatar says U.S. needs Palestinians on board for Middle East peace plan

June 9, 2019 LONDON (Reuters) – Qatar said on Sunday that there was a disconnect between the Palestinians and the United States over a U.S. blueprint aimed at ending the conflict between Israel and the ...
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Qatar urges de-escalation in U.S.-Iran row

Qatar urges de-escalation in U.S.-Iran row

June 9, 2019 LONDON (Reuters) – Qatar and other countries have been talking to both Iran and the United States about de-escalation, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said on Sunday, urging both ...
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Hong Kong plunged into political crisis after huge protest against extradition law

Hong Kong plunged into political crisis after huge protest against extradition law

June 9, 2019 By James Pomfret and Sumeet Chatterjee HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong was plunged into a fresh political crisis on Sunday night after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets ...
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Syrian rebel town buries goalie who became ‘singer of the revolution’

Syrian rebel town buries goalie who became ‘singer of the revolution’

June 9, 2019 By Khalil Ashawi AL-DANA, Syria (Reuters) – Thousands of people flocked to the funeral on Sunday of a Syrian soccer star turned fighter who became an icon of the revolt against President ...
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German minister to meet Iran’s Rouhani in bid to save nuclear pact

German minister to meet Iran’s Rouhani in bid to save nuclear pact

June 9, 2019 By Sabine Siebold ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Germany’s foreign minister will meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Monday, a German diplomatic source said, as part of a concerted European effort ...
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China’s Xi says economy positioned to meet all challenges: Xinhua

China’s Xi says economy positioned to meet all challenges: Xinhua

FILE PHOTO: Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Pool/File Photo June 5, 2019 SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping ...
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Canada says it has real concerns over China’s human rights, Beijing protests

Canada says it has real concerns over China’s human rights, Beijing protests

FILE PHOTO - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during the opening of the Women Deliver 2019 Conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, B.C., Canada June 3, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson June 5, 2019 ...
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Brazil’s Bolsonaro formally recognizes Venezuelan opposition envoy

Brazil’s Bolsonaro formally recognizes Venezuelan opposition envoy

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro stands with Venezuela's ambassador to Brazil Maria Teresa Belandria during the credentials presentation ceremony of several new diplomats, at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado June ...
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U.S. seeks Russian support on Iran at key Israel meeting: source

U.S. seeks Russian support on Iran at key Israel meeting: source

FILE PHOTO: A staff member removes the Iranian flag from the stage after a group picture with foreign ministers and representatives of the U.S., Iran, China, Russia, Britain, Germany, France and the European Union during ...
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Center-left looks set to win Denmark election on welfare pledges

Center-left looks set to win Denmark election on welfare pledges

Mette Frederiksen of the Danish Social Democrats takes part in an election rally in Morud, Denmark, May 28, 2019. Picture taken May 28, 2019. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer June 4, 2019 COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Denmark holds a ...
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Finland’s Greens name Haavisto as foreign minister in new government

Finland’s Greens name Haavisto as foreign minister in new government

Green League Chairman Pekka Haavisto, Centre Party Chairman Juha Sipila, Social Democratic Party Chairman Antti Rinne, Left Alliance Chairwoman Li Andersson and Swedish People's Party Chairwoman Anna-Maja Henriksson are seen during a news conference about ...
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Skirt or trousers? Mexican gender-neutral school uniform plan creates stir

Skirt or trousers? Mexican gender-neutral school uniform plan creates stir

FILE PHOTO: Mexico City's mayor Claudia Sheinbaum gives her speech before giving the keys to Mexico City to Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez at the town hall in Mexico City, Mexico January 31, 2019. REUTERS/Henry ...
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U.S. shared nuclear power info with Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi killed: senator

U.S. shared nuclear power info with Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi killed: senator

Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) questions U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a Senate foreign Relations Committee hearing on the State Department budget request in Washington, U.S. April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott June 4, 2019 ...
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Extradition law is ‘final nail’ in Hong Kong’s coffin: activist

Extradition law is ‘final nail’ in Hong Kong’s coffin: activist

Juergen Trittin of the German Green Party welcomes Hong Kong activists Ray Wong and Alan Li at a party event in the German Parliament to mark the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre in Berlin, ...
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Mexican President Expects To Make a Deal with Trump over Immigration

Mexican President Expects To Make a Deal with Trump over Immigration

Mexico’s president expressed optimism Tuesday that the U.S. and Mexico could strike a deal on immigration before the scheduled June 10 implementation of President Donald Trump’s tariff on products from Mexico. “There are signs that ...
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Ukraine police officers arrested for murder in killing of five-year-old boy

Ukraine police officers arrested for murder in killing of five-year-old boy

Women place candles during a protest outside the headquarters of the Interior Ministry following a recent incident involving Kyrylo Tliavov, a five-year-old boy who was allegedly shot by drunken police officers and later died in ...
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UK Conservative Party agree leadership election rules to reduce numbers: Sky

UK Conservative Party agree leadership election rules to reduce numbers: Sky

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May holds a joint news conference with U.S. President Donald Trump in London, Britain, June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RC1FE271E7E0 June 4, 2019 LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s governing Conservative Party ...
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London Defaces Itself in an Attempt To Spite Trump

London Defaces Itself in an Attempt To Spite Trump

President Donald Trump kicked off his trip to Europe on Monday morning, arriving in the United Kingdom for an official state visit before he flies to France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day on ...
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Legacy of communism hotly debated in Poland 30 years on

Legacy of communism hotly debated in Poland 30 years on

A woman attends the celebrations marking the 30th anniversary of the first free democratic parliamentary election in Poland, at the European Solidarity Centre in Gdansk, Poland June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel June 4, 2019 By ...
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Breakaway anti-Brexit UK lawmakers group split after election flop

Breakaway anti-Brexit UK lawmakers group split after election flop

FILE PHOTO: Member of the Parliament Anna Soubry speaks at a 'Change UK' rally ahead of the European elections in London, Britain April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson June 4, 2019 By William James LONDON (Reuters) ...
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Iran’s Khamenei: Tehran will not abandon its missile program

Iran’s Khamenei: Tehran will not abandon its missile program

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a speech during a ceremony marking the 30th death anniversary of the founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran, Iran June 4, 2019. Official Khamenei ...
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Trump administration tightens restrictions on Cuba travel

Trump administration tightens restrictions on Cuba travel

FILE PHOTO: People look at the arrival of U.S. Carnival cruise ship Adonia at the Havana bay, the first cruise liner to sail between the United States and Cuba since Cuba's 1959 revolution, Cuba, May ...
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New commander takes on corruption “mess” in Afghan police

New commander takes on corruption “mess” in Afghan police

General Khushal Sadat, Deputy Minister of Interior, speaks during an interview in Kabul, Afghanistan May 30, 2019. Picture taken May 30, 2019.REUTERS/Omar Sobhani - RC11F7EDB1E0 June 4, 2019 By Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s ...
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Spanish prosecutor says Catalan leaders attempted “coup” in independence case

Spanish prosecutor says Catalan leaders attempted “coup” in independence case

Jailed Catalan politician Oriol Junqueras takes the oath as a deputy during the first session of parliament following a general election in Madrid, Spain, May 21, 2019. Angel Navarrete/Pool via REUTERS - RC195ED40030 June 4, ...
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South Korea could start returning bodies from Budapest boat disaster

South Korea could start returning bodies from Budapest boat disaster

Rescue team continues its search after a tourist boat accident in the Danube river in Budapest, Hungary, June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Marko Djurica June 4, 2019 By Marton Dunai and Hyonhee Shin BUDAPEST (Reuters) – The ...
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No easy options for Germany as SPD crisis shakes coalition

No easy options for Germany as SPD crisis shakes coalition

FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Chairwoman of Germany's Christian Democratic Union party (CDU) attend a party meeting in Berlin, Germany June 2, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo June 4, 2019 By Madeline ...
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Mexico’s Ebrard eyes common ground in U.S. talks on immigration, tariffs

Mexico’s Ebrard eyes common ground in U.S. talks on immigration, tariffs

Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard takes part at the Americas Society and Council of the Americas event in Mexico City, Mexico May 22, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso June 4, 2019 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mexican Foreign Minister ...
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‘Glorious and heartbreaking’: D-Day as lived by a Reuters correspondent

‘Glorious and heartbreaking’: D-Day as lived by a Reuters correspondent

FILE PHOTO: Doon Campbell poses holding his war correspondent license outside of the Reuters office in London March 23, 1994. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo June 4, 2019 PARIS (Reuters) – Seventy-five years ago, as machine gun ...
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