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A member of the Mexican National Guard keeps watch near the border between Mexico and U.S., as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico July 14, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril (Reuters) – The American Civil Liberties Union sued U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration on Tuesday, challenging a sweeping new rule that would bar almost all migrants from seeking
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FILE PHOTO – British Royal Navy destroyer HMS Duncan (D37) sails in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Mediterranean Sea, in Istanbul, Turkey, July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will send a third warship to the Persian Gulf, though the move is not related to the current Iran crisis, the Ministry
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FILE PHOTO: The sun rises behind The Shard and the financial district in London, Britain, May 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – London’s mayor has blocked plans to build a glass viewing platform 1,000 feet (300 m) above Britain’s capital on a slender tower shaped like a tulip, saying it would be of
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BEIJING (Reuters) – Tweets from Chinese diplomats abroad, including seasoned ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai, have opened a fresh front in Beijing’s increasingly assertive approach to diplomacy and propaganda and may be a sign of things to come. FILE PHOTO: China’s ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai responds to reporters questions during
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NIIGATA, Japan (Reuters) – When anti-nuclear activist Junko Isogai ran for office in Japan’s northern Niigata region, it had an awkward dimension: not just stump speeches and chats with constituents, but entertaining potential backers. Sakura Uchikoshi, an opposition candidate for Japan’s upcoming July 21 upper house election, poses in front of election posters in Mitsuke,
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FILE PHOTO: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, leadership candidates for Britain’s Conservative Party, attend Britain’s Next Prime Minister: The ITV Debate at MediaCityUK in Salford, Britain July 9, 2019. Matt Frost/ITV/Handout via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – The two candidates vying to be Britain’s next prime minister both said on Monday that they would not be
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FILE PHOTO: Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu speaks during a forum in Taipei, Taiwan, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo TAIPEI (Reuters) – The mayor of Taiwan’s southern port city Han Kuo-yu on Monday won the opposition party’s hotly contested nomination for the 2020 presidential election, posting a direct challenge to President Tsai Ing-wen who is
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FILE PHOTO: Guatemala’s President Jimmy Morales gestures after a meeting with acting Secretary of U.S. Homeland Security, Kevin McAleenan, unseen in Guatemala City, Guatemala May 27, 2019. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Guatemala said on Sunday it would postpone President Jimmy Morales’ visit to Washington to discuss Guatemala’s potential designation as a ‘safe third
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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has the authority to waive sanctions on Turkey for its purchase of Russian air defense systems and should find a “middle ground” in the dispute, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, July 10, 2019. Cem
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FILE PHOTO: Bangladesh’s former army ruler Hossain Mohammad Ershad talks to his lawyers before entering a court in Dhaka January 17, 2007. REUTERS/Mohammad Shahidullah DHAKA (Reuters) – The former military ruler of Bangladesh, Hussain Muhammad Ershad, died on Sunday aged 90, following age-related health complications, an aide said. The opposition leader in parliament when he
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Haitians drive past a sign welcoming Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen for an official visit to Haiti, in a street of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, July 13, 2019. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen will visit Haiti on Saturday in an attempt to bolster support in the region after neighboring Dominican Republic broke diplomatic
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A man smokes a hookah as he watches Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah speak on television inside a coffee shop in the port city of Sidon, Lebanon July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho BEIRUT (Reuters) – Iran-backed Hezbollah has reduced its forces in Syria as fighting died down though it still has fighters all over
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday he had invited his son Eduardo to become ambassador to the United States, underscoring his family’s influential role in the country’s diplomacy and domestic politics. FILE PHOTO: Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, arrives for the showing of a documentary on the government
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