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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Judges at the International Criminal Court have given Myanmar a deadline to respond to a prosecution request that they consider hearing a case on the alleged deportation of Rohingya minorities to Bangladesh. A Rohingya refugee is seen in Balukhali refugee camp at dawn near Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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AMMAN (Reuters) – Measures are needed to counter Iran’s “aggressive tendencies” in the Middle East, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday after talks in Jordan with King Abdullah. German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke The Jordanian monarch said that
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BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary’s parliament on Wednesday approved a package of bills that criminalises some help given to illegal immigrants, defying the European Union and human rights groups and narrowing the scope for action by non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Two soldiers stand in front of the Hungarian Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett
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BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping told visiting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday that with the joint efforts of the two countries, the Korean peninsula will definitely be peaceful and stable, official news agency Xinhua said. Chinese President Xi Jinping waits for his documents during a signing ceremony with Bolivia’s President
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KABUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Prospects have risen for negotiations between the Taliban and the United States after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called a ceasefire and allowed militants to roam into cities in a gamble to encourage peace talks. FILE PHOTO: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during during a peace and security cooperation conference in Kabul, Afghanistan
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WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – China has underestimated President Donald Trump’s resolve to press ahead with tariffs unless Beijing changes its “predatory” trade practices, a top U.S. trade advisor said on Tuesday, in comments that undercut the chances of a negotiated settlement to a looming trade war between the world’s economic superpowers. The threat of a growing
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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Embezzlement and bribery with government money are among the charges that Malaysia is looking to bring against former prime minister Najib Razak following a probe into funds allegedly looted from the state-run fund 1MDB, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday. Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during an interview with
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Monday defended its hardline immigration policy at the U.S.-Mexico border as furor grew over the separation of immigrant parents and children, including video of youngsters sitting in concrete-floored cages. Democrats blasted such treatment as “barbaric,” while a few of President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans also voiced concern as
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MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Monday said he was unlikely to call a snap election and that he wanted to hold the next countrywide vote in 2020 when the current term is scheduled to end. FILE PHOTO: Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announces his new cabinet members at the Moncloa
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KABUL (Reuters) – Hundreds of Afghan peace marchers arrived exhausted in the capital, Kabul, on Monday after spending the fasting month of Ramadan crossing the sun-baked, war-torn country, much of it under Taliban control. Afghan peace marchers arrive in Kabul, Afghanistan June 18, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail The marchers, all men, including teachers, students and war
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GENEVA (Reuters) – The top U.N. human rights official called on the United States on Monday to halt its “unconscionable” policy of forcibly separating children from migrant parents irregularly entering the country via Mexico. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, outgoing United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights attends the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s personal popularity is at its highest level in two years, an opinion poll showed on Monday, but his government still trails the opposition a month before crucial by-elections. FILE PHOTO: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks at a news conference after a meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens
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BOGOTA (Reuters) – Right-wing candidate Ivan Duque won Colombia’s presidential election on Sunday, beating leftist Gustavo Petro in a victory that will reassure investors but raised the prospect of changes to a landmark peace accord with Marxist rebels. With 99.9 percent of polling stations counted, Duque comfortably won the ballot with 54.0 percent of votes
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ANKARA (Reuters) – The jailed presidential candidate for Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition made his first television appearance in over a year and a half on Sunday, giving a campaign speech ahead of next week’s elections. Supporters of Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) watch the jailed former leader and presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtas as his
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MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) – Eight people died on Saturday in a shoot-out and fire that shattered a truce struck hours earlier between President Daniel Ortega and protesters, and civic leaders condemned the violence while vowing to continue talks with the government. A man stands inside a burned house where, according to local media, six people
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ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s interior minister told more foreign non-government organizations operating migrant rescue ships in the Mediterranean on Saturday that they could not dock in Italian ports and blasted one of them for calling him a fascist. FILE PHOTO – Interior Minister Matteo Salvini gestures as he arrives at the Italian Business Association Confcommercio
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