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FILE PHOTO: Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu speaks during a news conference for foreign media correspondents in Istanbul, Turkey, August 21, 2019. Ahmet Bolat/Pool via REUTERS ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Saturday Turkey would send captured Islamic State members back to their home countries, and he complained about European inaction on
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Metropolitan Police training college in Hendon, London, Britain October 31, 2019. Aaron Chown/Pool via REUTERS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has an eight percentage-point lead over the opposition Labour Party, an ORB poll for the Sunday Telegraph showed, ahead of an election on
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Shi’ite group Hezbollah said on Friday a new Lebanese government must listen to the demands that fueled protests against the country’s rulers and led Saad al-Hariri to quit as prime minister. Hariri’s resignation has left Lebanon without a government as it faces the worst economic crisis since the 1975-90 civil war.
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MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish authorities are preparing for protests by supporters of Catalan independence on the eve of Spain’s Nov. 10 general election that could turn violent, government and Socialist Party sources told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A protester waves an Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) during a demonstration outside the airport, after a verdict in a
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese banks opened on Friday for the first time in two weeks after protests that prompted the prime minister’s resignation, with queues building and customers encountering new curbs on transfers abroad and withdrawals from U.S. dollar accounts. Women use ATMs at Blom bank in Beirut, Lebanon November 1, 2019. Picture taken through
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(Reuters) – The Canadian attorney general has filed affidavits asserting that information identifying Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou’s electronic devices was not shared with the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) during her December 2018 arrest in Vancouver, court documents showed on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou returns
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LONDON (Reuters) – On the day Britain was supposed to have left the European Union, voters instead faced the start of an election campaign, with opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn pledging to overthrow a “rigged system” he said was run by billionaires and tax-dodgers. After failing to deliver Brexit by the Oct. 31 deadline, Prime
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese troops and riot police deployed on Thursday to reopen a major highway north of Beirut and a bridge in the capital that anti-government protesters had blocked. Anti-government protestors gather as they try to block a highway in Beirut, Lebanon October 31, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir Two weeks of massive demonstrations against the
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday stepped up recent U.S. rhetoric targeting China’s ruling Communist Party, saying it was focused on international domination and needed to be confronted. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is pictured at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium October 18, 2019. Francisco Seco//Pool via
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MANILA (Reuters) – A magnitude 6.5 earthquake rocked southern Philippines still reeling from two strong tremors this month, killing at least five people and causing previously damaged buildings and homes to collapse. A man looks at a damaged hotel building after an earthquake in Kidapawan City, Cotabato, Philippines, October 31, 2019, in this still image
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HONG KONG (Reuters) – As anti-government protests simmer in Hong Kong, some demonstrators are increasingly focusing their anger on mainland Chinese in the city, hurling abuse and, in some cases, beating them. FILE PHOTO: Police officers stand guard during an anti-government protest in Hong Kong’s tourism district of Tsim Sha Tsui, China October 27, 2019.
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said Canberra will hold China to account on issues such as human rights, insisting that staying quiet on sensitive issues is not in Australia’s national interests. FILE PHOTO: Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne speaks during a news conference at Australian Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, January 10, 2019.
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain was heading toward a December election on Tuesday after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s bet on breaking the Brexit deadlock with an early vote gained support from opposition parties. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at the House of Commons in London, Britain, October 28, 2019, in this screen grab taken from
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