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Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn attends the annual Royal Ploughing Ceremony in central Bangkok, Thailand, May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn said on Friday his elder sister’s announcement she is running for prime minister in March elections is “inappropriate” and unconstitutional, likely sinking her candidacy for a populist opposition party.
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BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s royalty made an unprecedented move into politics on Friday when the sister of King Maha Vajiralongkorn was declared as a prime ministerial candidate for March 24 elections, registration papers showed. Thai Raksa Chart party leader Preechapol Pongpanich, holds up application of candidate for Prime Minister, Thailand’s Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi,
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CUCUTA, Colombia/TIENDITAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Trucks carrying humanitarian aid for crisis-stricken Venezuela arrived in the Colombian border city of Cucuta on Thursday as diplomatically-isolated President Nicolas Maduro appeared set to block its entry amid an escalating political crisis. A man looks on after trucks arrived at a warehouse, where international humanitarian aid for Venezuela will
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URENA, Venezuela/CUCUTA, Colombia (Reuters) – Desperate Venezuelans asked on Wednesday how they would gain access to U.S. food and medicine aid due to arrive via the Colombia border after President Nicolas Maduro’s government blocked the frontier crossing to any humanitarian shipments. Despite widespread hunger and shortages of staple goods in Venezuela, Maduro vowed to turn
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CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition on Wednesday said it would use a U.S.-based fund to receive some of the country’s oil income in a key step to bankroll its efforts to dislodge President Nicolas Maduro. FILE PHOTO: Oil facilities are seen on Lake Maracaibo in Cabimas, Venezuela January 29, 2019. REUTERS/Isaac Urrutia/File Photo The fund
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Rescue workers help a survivor at the site of a collapsed residential building in the Kartal district, Istanbul, Turkey, February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer ISTANBUL (Reuters) – At least two people were killed and six wounded after an eight-storey residential building collapsed in Istanbul on Wednesday, the governor’s office said. It was not immediately clear
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FILE PHOTO: Bruce McArthur, a 66-year-old freelance landscaper who was accused by Toronto police January 29, 2018 of murdering five people and putting their dead bodies in large planters on his clients’ properties, appears in a photo posted on his social media account. Facebook/Handout/File Photo via REUTERS TORONTO (Reuters) – The sentencing of Bruce McArthur,
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs remain intact and the country is working to make sure those capabilities cannot be destroyed by any military strikes, according to a confidential report by U.N. sanctions monitors. Intercontinental ballistic missiles are seen at a grand military parade celebrating the 70th founding anniversary of
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WASHINGTON/ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigerian presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar visited Washington two weeks ago to meet with top U.S. diplomats and lawmakers thanks to a temporary suspension of a travel ban linked to decade-old bribery scandals, according to people familiar with the matter. The U.S. administration has not commented on Atiku’s status or his travel, but
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Smoke rises after an explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia February 4, 2019 in this video screen grab taken from social media. Ali Abdirahman/via REUTERS MOGADISHU (Reuters) – A car bomb exploded at a shopping mall in Somalia’s capital on Monday, killing two people and injuring four others in an attack probably by Islamist group al Shabaab,
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SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) – A former mayor campaigning on an anti-corruption ticket swept to victory in El Salvador’s presidential election on Sunday, bringing an end to a two-party system that has held sway over the violence-plagued Central American country for three decades. Presidential candidate Nayib Bukele of the Great National Alliance (GANA) speaks during a
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ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Pope Francis became the first pontiff to visit the Arabian Peninsula on Sunday, just hours after issuing his strongest condemnation yet of the war in Yemen, where his host the United Arab Emirates has a leading military role. Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church is welcomed by Abu Dhabi’s Crown
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