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ALGIERS (Reuters) – Thousands of students, university professors and health workers rallied in Algiers on Tuesday calling for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to quit, and a new group headed by activists and opposition figures told the army not to interfere. FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator carries a national flag during protest over President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s decision to
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A fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces gestures in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer BEIRUT (Reuters) – The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia besieging Islamic State’s last enclave in eastern Syria said on Tuesday it had captured “157 experienced terrorists, mostly foreign nationals”. The operation was carried
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WELLINGTON/CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday praised the bravery and courage by worshippers as a lone gunman massacred their friends and family, saying the nation stood with its grieving Muslim community in this “darkest of days”. A poster hangs at a memorial site for victims of Friday’s shooting, in front
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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – A top Vatican official says China’s government should not fear “distrust or hostility” from the Roman Catholic Church, writing amid speculation over whether President Xi Jinping will meet Pope Francis this week. FILE PHOTO: China’s President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Portugal’s Parliamentary President Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues at the Parliament
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Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond walks outside Downing Street ahead of a Brexit vote in London, Britain March 14, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – The British government does not yet have the support of enough lawmakers to win a parliamentary vote on its Brexit deal but a “significant number” of colleagues are
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ADDIS ABABA/PARIS (Reuters) – Investigators hunting for the cause of the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed all 157 people on board have begun studying the cockpit voice recorder, France’s BEA air accident investigation agency said on Saturday. A member of a rescue team stands at the secured wreckage of the Ethiopian Airlines
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BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – An anti-corruption campaigner with no previous experience of public office is set to win Slovakia’s presidential election on Saturday as voters spurn the ruling Smer party one year after the murder of a journalist sparked mass protests. People walk past an election poster of Slovakian presidential candidate Zuzana Caputova in Bratislava, Slovakia,
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FILE PHOTO: Members of Austrian special operations unit Jagdkommando perform an exercise on an Agusta Bell 212 helicopter in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, March 31, 2017. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader/File Photo PRAGUE (Reuters) – The Czech Republic will buy 12 military helicopters from a U.S. company, narrowing the field of possible suppliers, Deputy Defense Minister Jakub Landovsky told
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CHRISTCHURCH/WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Reuters) – Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday after 49 people were killed and dozens wounded in mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques. Tarrant, handcuffed and wearing a white prison suit, stood silently in the Christchurch District Court where he was remanded
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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska sued the United States on Friday, alleging that it had overstepped its legal bounds in imposing sanctions on him and made him the “latest victim” in the U.S. probe into Moscow’s alleged election interference. FILE PHOTO: Russian aluminium tycoon Oleg Deripaska and Industry and Trade Minister Denis
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines, March 1, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez WASHINGTON (Reuters) – All U.S. diplomats remaining in Venezuela left the country on Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, amid a political crisis over the
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