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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Anti-government protesters in Pakistan called off a two-week sit-in on the capital’s main highway on Wednesday, but began what they called a “Plan B” aimed at crippling the country’s roads and ousting Prime Minister Imran Khan. Vehicles are seen after they were stopped on a highway linking the country’s southwest region with
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Protesters barricaded main roads across Lebanon on Wednesday after President Michel Aoun enraged demonstrators by urging them to end their revolt against corruption and cronyism in the political establishment. A demonstrator walks past a closed road by burning tires during ongoing anti-government protests, in Khaldeh, Lebanon November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa Kanaan His
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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of the Asian financial hub for a third day, with some transport links, schools and many businesses closing after an escalation of violence. A riot police officer clashes with an anti-government protester during a demonstration at the Central District in Hong Kong, China, November 13,
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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong prepared for more clashes on Wednesday as anti-government protesters planned to paralyze parts of the Asian financial hub for a third day, with transport, schools and many businesses closing after violence escalated across the city. Anti-government protesters take cover during a standoff with riot police at the Chinese University
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WASHINGTON/ANKARA (Reuters) – At the 2012 opening of Trump Towers in Istanbul, real estate mogul Donald Trump sang the praises of Tayyip Erdogan, telling a mostly Turkish audience that their leader, prime minister at the time, was “highly respected” around the world. FILE PHOTO: Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump
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FILE PHOTO: Lebanon’s caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri speaks after meeting with President Michel Aoun at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon November 7, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Tuesday he had found outgoing Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri hesitant about taking the job again and he backed a
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BARCELONA/LA JONQUERA, Spain (Reuters) – Catalonia’s parliament pressed its case for secession from Spain on Tuesday, two days after a national election, while French riot police fired tear gas at Catalan protesters to try to unblock a major border crossing. Defying a warning of legal consequences from Spain’s Constitutional Court, the Catalan parliament, which is
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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas at a university campus on Tuesday and residents of the Asian financial center struggled to get to work as territory-wide transport disruptions wreaked commuter havoc and activists planned flash protests. Demonstrators stand with shields and umbrellas during an anti-government protest at the Chinese University
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DUBAI (Reuters) – A promotional video published by Saudi Arabia’s state security agency categorizes feminism, homosexuality and atheism as extremist ideas, even as the conservative Muslim kingdom seeks to promote tolerance and attract foreigners. FILE PHOTO: Saudi students are seen at an exhibition to guide job seekers to a women’s career fair in Riyadh, Saudi
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(Reuters) – WhatsApp messages flooded Amber Bostwick’s phone last Tuesday as relatives sent harrowing accounts of the slaughter of nine women and children by drug cartel gunmen in northern Mexico. Houses are seen in LeBaron, Chihuahua, Mexico November 9, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso The 35-year-old Seattle homemaker had spent much of her life trying to keep
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NAHARAYIM (Reuters) – It has been a bitter harvest for some Israeli farmers on the border with Jordan. On Sunday, a 25-year-old deal between the two countries that has allowed them to cultivate land there formally expires. A Jordanian national flag is lifted near a tent at the “Island of Peace” in an area known
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian firefighters raced on Sunday to contain widespread bushfires that have left three people dead, and warned of “catastrophic” fire conditions ahead, including around the country’s biggest city of Sydney. Authorities upgraded the forecast for the greater Sydney region to catastrophic fire danger on Tuesday, the first time the city has been
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LA PAZ (Reuters) – Bolivian President Evo Morales denounced the actions of “violent groups” early on Saturday, hours after police forces were seen joining scattered protests, but the military weighed in later saying it would not “confront the people” in a standoff over a disputed election. People take part in a protest against Bolivia’s President
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Police officers are seen at hteir headquarters in Cochabamba, Bolivia, November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Danilo Balderrama LA PAZ (Reuters) – Bolivian President Evo Morales denounced what he called a coup by violent groups on Saturday, as some police officers joined opposition protests amid a weeks-long standoff over a disputed election. Morales, Latin America’s longest-standing leader, won
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KUALA LUMPUR/PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Self-exiled Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy landed in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, according to a Reuters witness, after promising to return home to rally opponents of authoritarian ruler Hun Sen. Self-exiled Cambodian opposition party founder Sam Rainsy speaks during an interview with Reuters prior to his
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he departs for travel to Georgia from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was considering attending Russia’s May 9 Victory Day commemorative events after President Vladimir Putin
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