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Electoral workers prepare a ballot box inside a polling station during presidential election in Tunis, Tunisia, September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisians began casting votes in an unpredictable presidential election on Sunday where there is no overwhelming front-runner, with the young democracy’s economic ills dominating the agenda. Polling stations opened at 8am
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HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s founder Robert Mugabe was honored as an icon, principled leader and African intellectual giant at a state funeral on Saturday, after a week of disputes over his burial threatened to embarrass President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The body of Zimbabwe’s founder and longtime ruler Robert Mugabe is brought to the national sports stadium
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RIYADH (Reuters) – Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group on Saturday attacked two Saudi Aramco plants, including the world’s biggest oil processing facility, sparking fires in the latest flare up of violence in the Gulf. Saudi Arabia said it had brought the blazes under control, without specifying whether oil production or exports were affected. State television said
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FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during an interview with Reuters in Istanbul, Turkey, September 13, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey has ordered the arrest of 223 serving military personnel across the country and in the breakaway state of Northern Cyprus over suspected links to a network Ankara accuses of organizing
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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong pro-democracy activists plan sit-ins at shopping malls on Saturday after a night in which protesters took to the hills to form lantern-carrying human chains, the latest demonstrations in months of unrest in the Chinese-ruled city. Anti-government protesters gather at Lion Rock, in Hong Kong, China September 13, 2019. REUTERS/Athit
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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he will discuss buying U.S. Patriot missiles with President Donald Trump this month, saying his personal bond with the U.S. leader could overcome a crisis caused by Ankara buying Russian air defense systems. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during an interview with Reuters in Istanbul, Turkey, September
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FILE PHOTO: Nabil Karoui, businessman and owner of the private channel Nessma TV, submits his candidacy for the presidential election in Tunis, Tunisia, August 2, 2019. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi/File Photo TUNIS (Reuters) – A Tunisian appeals court on Friday rejected a request by presidential candidate Nabil Karoui to be released from detention pending the verdict in
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OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer used the first official debate ahead of next month’s election to attack Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who was not present, but struggled to shine against his two other opponents. FILE PHOTO – Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) leader Andrew Scheer speaks to the media as he
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he departs for Baltimore, Maryland from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington U.S., September 12, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters on Thursday he would be willing to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to resume denuclearization
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FILE PHOTO: Spain’s acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez speaks during a plenary session at Parliament in Madrid, Spain, September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez/File Photo MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s acting Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez rejected on Thursday the latest proposal by far-left Podemos for a coalition government on a one-year trial period, though he remains
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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong activists plan to combine pro-democracy protests with traditional lantern celebrations marking the Mid-Autumn Festival this weekend, after a brief lull in sometimes violent demonstrations that have rocked the Chinese-ruled city since June. The protest schedule includes another in a series of “stress tests” of the airport, which in recent
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China and Malaysia have agreed to set up a joint dialogue mechanism for the disputed South China Sea, the Chinese government’s top diplomat said on Thursday after meeting Malaysia’s foreign minister. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi talks with Malaysian Foreign Minister Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah during the press conference after a meeting at
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(Corrects baht conversion rate in paragraph 17 of this Sept. 11 story.) Paintings of Japanese superhero “Ultraman” with Thai-style Buddha’s head are seen in Bangkok, Thailand September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Pakorn Porncheewangkul By Panu Wongcha-um and Panarat Thepgumpanat BANGKOK (Reuters) – A group of Buddhist hardliners in Thailand filed a police complaint against a young female
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FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo speaks during a news conference at the Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, Brazil September 5,2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado (Reuters) – Brazil’s Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo denied on Wednesday that his country was burning down the Amazon rainforest and said unfounded alarm over global climate change was threatening Brazilian sovereignty. “There
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JIFTLIK, West Bank (Reuters) – Palestinians tilling the fertile Jordan Valley said on Wednesday they have been rooted for generations to the West Bank land that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to annex, and they vowed never to give it up. Palestinian students play soccer at their school in Jordan Valley in the Israeli-occupied
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks after Britain’s parliament voted on whether to hold an early general election, in Parliament in London, Britain, September 10, 2019, in this still image taken from Parliament TV footage. Parliament TV via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Scotland’s highest court of appeal ruled on Wednesday that British Prime
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Among those unlikely to be mourning John Bolton’s departure as U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser are officials in North Korea who have denounced him as a “war maniac” and “human scum” for his attempts to end Pyongyang’s nuclear program. FILE PHOTO: North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President
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MOSCOW/LONDON (Reuters) – The Kremlin played down reports of a CIA spy inside Russia’s presidential administration, but said an official identified by Russian media as the likely U.S. mole had worked there although he did not have access to President Vladimir Putin. CNN reported on Monday that the United States had successfully extracted one of
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