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ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss voters agreed on Sunday to adopt tighter gun controls in line with changes to European Union rules, heading off a clash with Brussels, projections for Swiss broadcaster SRF showed. FILE PHOTO: A rifle with a Swiss flag is pictured during a competition, ahead of a May 19 referendum on proposals to
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MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s conservative government celebrated on Sunday its surprise election victory that defied years of unfavorable opinion polls, with U.S. and Israeli leaders welcoming Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s return to office. Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison with wife Jenny, children Abbey and Lily after winning the 2019 Federal Election, at the Federal Liberal
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during the European People’s Party (EPP) and the Croatian Democratic Union’s (HDZ) campaign rally for the European Parliament elections in Zagreb, Croatia, May 18, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer ZAGREB (Reuters) – German chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday Croatia was well on track to join the European common currency by 2024, citing
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MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s Liberal-led conservative government was headed for a remarkable victory at the national election early on Sunday after uncovering a narrow path to victory that twisted through urban fringes and rural townships. The results upended pre-election polls which predicted a Labor victory, though it is unclear whether the Scott Morrison-led coalition can
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Early counting in Australia’s national election showed a small swing to the governing Liberal-led conservative coalition, running counter to pre-election opinion polls and setting the stage for a tight contest on Saturday night. The coalition is leading the national two-party count against center-left Labor by 51.7% to 48.3% with just over 15%
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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil will overhaul rules for selecting projects to reduce deforestation supported by the Amazon Fund, which is financed by Norway and Germany, after discovering irregularities in spending, Environment Minister Ricardo Salles said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s Environment Minister Ricardo Salles gestures during a meeting with a Senate committee in Brasilia,
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FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator holds a banner depicting Algeria’s interim president Abdelkader Bensalah during a protest demanding the removal of Algeria’s ruling elite in Algiers, Algeria May 10, 2019. The banner reads: “Leave, you don’t represent us”. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina/File Photo ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algeria’s imminent presidential election looks likely to be postponed, a source said
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May waits for Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir at Downing Street in London, Britain May 2, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will come under renewed pressure from senior members of her Conservative Party on Thursday to set out a clear timetable for her
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BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese authorities have formally arrested on state secrets charges two Canadians detained last year, the government said on Thursday, in what is likely to further increase tension between Ottawa and Beijing. FILE PHOTO: People hold placards calling for China to release Canadian detainees Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig outside a court hearing
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FILE PHOTO: Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte attends the ASEAN Plus Three (APT) Summit in Singapore, November 15, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines is withdrawing top diplomats from Canada after Ottawa missed a deadline to take back 69 shipping containers full of trash, the latest move in a long-running row stoked by threats
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BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Helicopters ferried U.S. staff from the American embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday out of apparent concern about perceived threats from Iran, which U.S. sources believe encouraged Sunday’s attacks on four oil tankers in the Gulf. The sabotage of the tankers, for which no one has claimed responsibility, and Saudi Arabia’s announcement on
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U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., May 14, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland said on Wednesday it had not received formal notification from the United States of plans for a visit by Donald Trump, after media reported that the president would visit
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CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s top court accused four opposition lawmakers of treason on Tuesday, following similar accusations against 10 legislators this month, escalating a deep political crisis in the South American country. Venezuelan National Police members stand in line near the National Assembly building in Caracas, Venezuela, May 14, 2019. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado Security forces had
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BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (Reuters) – As snow blanketed African markets, churches and graves in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, in February, members of the Liberian community were praying fervently that this would not be their last winter in the United States. Liberian immigrant Harrietta Bettie visits her family gravesite at Mound Cemetery, which dates to 1862 but
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