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Xi Jinping joins Mao in China's history books

Beijing: They raised their hands in unison and the scrutineers called out that there was not one vote in dissent: "Mei you"...

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US says Indonesian military chief Gatot Nurmantyo 'chose not to travel'

Jakarta: The office of Indonesian military chief Gatot Nurmantyo was warned before he arrived at Jakarta's airport that he may be delayed due to "US...

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Microsoft to drop lawsuit after U.S. government revises data request rules

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said it will drop a lawsuit against the U.S. government after the Department of Justice (DOJ) changed data request rules on alerting internet users...

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Chaotic scenes as suspects wheeled around airport where North Korean leader's brother killed

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Handcuffed, wearing bulletproof vests and under heavily armed guard, the two women accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korea's...

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In sparring with a grieving widow, Trump follows his no-apology playbook

The controversy over US President Donald Trump's treatment of fallen service members has escalated...

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Chaotic scene as suspects wheeled around at Kim Jong Nam murder site

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Handcuffed, wearing bulletproof vests and under heavily armed guard, the two women accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korea's...

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Amazon rivals turn to legal fine print to stem Whole Foods strategy

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Whole Foods Market met a new foe this summer during talks to lease a top retail space in a San Francisco mall: the Target next door...

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China Communist Party enshrines 'Xi Jinping Thought' in constitution

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party enshrined President Xi Jinping's political thought into its constitution on Tuesday, putting him o...

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Who killed Kim Jong-un's half brother, Kim Jong-nam?

On Tuesday, members of the court hearing the case visited the airport crime scene for a re-enactment...

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China Communist Party enshrines Xi in constitution

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party on Tuesday approved an amendment to its constitution directly mentioning Chinese President Xi Jinping&#...

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Court papers show partisan split widening over Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are refusing to endorse a Republican move to find out who paid the research firm that commissioned a...

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Rio police kill Spanish tourist in Favela tour gone wrong

Rio de Janeiro police shot and killed a Spanish woman after she and other tourists allegedly drove through a blockade near a favela...

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New Zealand's first cat takes to Twitter as 'mum' Jacinda Ardern finalises cabinet

While New Zealand's Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern was busy finalising her government details, her cat Paddles was threatening to steal the limelight online...

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Two followers of renegade Nevada rancher plead guilty over armed standoff

(Reuters) - Two supporters of renegade Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy each pleaded guilty on Monday to obstructing a U.S. court order for their role in a 2014 showdown between ar...

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Hong Kong democracy activists Joshua Wong, Nathan Law freed on bail

Hong Kong democracy activists Joshua Wong, Nathan Law have been freed on bail pending an appeal of case related to 2014 protests...

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U.S. says it is considering sanctions over Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is taking steps and considering a range of further actions over Myanmar's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority, incl...

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Top U.S. military officer seeks to address criticism of fatal Niger operation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. military officer sought on Monday to tamp down criticism the Pentagon had not been forthcoming about the death of four U.S. soldiers in an...

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Amazon receives 238 proposals for its second headquarters

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has received 238 proposals from cities and regions across North America vying to host the company's second headquarters, it said on Mo...

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Iowa pulls request to opt out of Obamacare requirements

(Reuters) - Iowa on Monday withdrew a request to waive some Obamacare rules to help shore up its struggling healthcare insurance market, marking a setback in efforts by Republ...

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British Airways passengers say bedbug-infested flight left them 'covered in bites'

Passenger Heather Szilagyi used to clean hotel rooms, so knows a bedbug when she sees one...

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Border wall prototypes a first small step on Trump campaign promise

San Diego, Calif. (Reuters) - Nine months after President Donald Trump took office, the first tangible signs of progress on one of the central promises of his campaign have ap...

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U.S. sets antidumping duties on Argentine, Indonesian biodiesel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department on Monday set preliminary antidumping duties on imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, after an initial finding...

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Manchester actor Michael Enright plays Ariana Grande in Raqqa to defy Islamic State

A Mancunian actor who joined Kurdish forces fighting Isil has marked the fall of Raqqa by playing the music of Ariana Grande, in retaliation for the Manchester bombing...

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Facebook tests splitting its News Feed into two

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Monday it was testing the idea of dividing its News Feed in two, separating commercial posts from personal news in a move that c...

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New York opens sexual harassment probe of Weinstein Co.: source

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York attorney general has opened an investigation into sexual harassment and possible violations of civil rights laws at the Weinstein Company, th...

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Donald Trump urged to let Indonesian Christians stay

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu is publicly calling on US President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican, to halt an effort to deport 69 Indonesian Christians who fled violen...

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U.S. sets preliminary antidumping duties on Argentine, Indonesian biodiesel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department on Monday made a preliminary finding imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia were being dumped and set preliminar...

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Pentagon seeks to address criticism of fatal Niger operation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon sought on Monday to tamp down criticism from lawmakers that it has not been forthcoming about the death of four U.S. soldiers in an ambush...

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Art of the deal: Trump's Empire State Building doodle fetches $16,000

NEW YORK (Reuters) - George W. Bush famously turned to portrait painting as a hobby when he left office. Could President Donald Trump one day follow in his footsteps, encourag...

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The great dealmaker? Lawmakers find Donald Trump to be untrustworthy negotiator

Trump campaigned as one of the world's greatest dealmakers, but lawmakers in both parties increasingly consider him an untrustworthy and easily distracted negotia...

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New York opens sexual harassment probe of Weinstein Co: source

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York attorney general has opened an investigation into sexual harassment and possible violations of civil rights laws at the Weinstein Company, th...

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Nevada gun shows tied to firearm violence in California: study

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Firearms-related deaths and injuries increased 70 percent in parts of California in the weeks after gun shows in neighboring Nevada, which has fewer re...

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Top U.S. general says no sign soldiers in Niger took too many risks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. general said on Monday he had no information that Army special operation forces involved in a deadly attack in Niger earlier this month had...

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Rohingya refugees need your help

More than 500,000 Rohingya refugees have fled violence in Myanmar and are seeking refuge in Bangladesh, according to the United Nations...

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Trump says popular retirement program will be unscathed in tax plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed the possibility of curbing a popular tax-deferred U.S. retirement savings program to help pay for his sweepin...

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'Crazy Killer' confession may end 30-year-old Belgian mystery

A mystery that has troubled Belgium for over 30 years may be solved after a deathbed confession by a former policeman that he was one of the "Crazy Brabant Killer...

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Czech president waves mock rifle 'at journalists' during press conference

Speaking at a press conference, Zeman held up a mock assault rifle with an inscription that can be translated as "Toward journalists" or &quo...

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New Hampshire governor asks Trump to stop Indonesian deportation effort

BOSTON (Reuters) - New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu on Monday publicly called on U.S. President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican, to halt an effort to deport 69 Indonesian...

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Catalans plan human shield to block Madrid takeover

Catalan separatists are mobilising a human shield to block efforts by the Spanish authorities to take control of the breakaway region as both sides prepare to escalate the pol...

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Judge to decide Trump impact in U.S. Army deserter Bergdahl's case

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - A military judge will weigh whether President Donald Trump's critical statements about U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl have hurt the...

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Daylight Saving Time Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts for background information about Daylight Saving Time, a system to reduce electricity usage by extending daylight hours...

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Slain sergeant's widow says Trump call 'made me cry even worse'

, (Reuters) - The widow of a U.S. Army sergeant killed in Niger this month said on Monday that President Donald Trump had "made me cry even worse" in...

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Megyn Kelly blasts O'Reilly, Fox in extraordinary statement about harassment

Former Fox News star television host Megyn Kelly waded back into territory she vowed to leave behind on Tuesday, saying on her new NBC morning program that she complained abou...

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Trump says popular retirement savings program unscathed in tax plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed the possibility of curbing a popular tax-deferred U.S. retirement savings program to help pay for sweeping ta...

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Trump says he is 'very, very close' to making Fed chair decision

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters on Monday he is "very, very close" to making his decision on who should chair the F...

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Survivors of Hurricane Maria desperately need aid

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Rohingyas must go home but to safety, Bangladesh says

GENEVA (Reuters) - Bangladesh called on Myanmar on Monday to allow nearly 1 million Rohingya Muslim refugees to return home under safe conditions, saying that the burden had b...

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Rohingyas must go home, Bangladesh says

GENEVA (Reuters) - Bangladesh called on Myanmar on Monday to allow nearly 1 million Rohingya Muslim refugees to return home under safe conditions, saying that the burden had b...

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Judge to decide Trump's sway in U.S. Army deserter Bergdahl's case

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - A military judge will weigh whether President Donald Trump's critical statements about U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl have hurt the...

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Assailant stabs top journalist at leading Moscow radio station

An assailant stabbed a senior editor at Russia's Echo of Moscow radio station on Tuesday in a brazen break-in and attack at one of Russia's most pr...

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Trump to press China on North Korea, trade on Beijing visit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will urge Chinese President Xi Jinping to fully implement U.N. Security Council resolutions against North Korea and take oth...

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Trump to press China on North Korea, trade during Beijing visit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will press Chinese President Xi Jinping during a visit to Beijing next month to do more to rein in North Korea and to cease...

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U.S. Army deserter Bergdahl's sentencing hearing delayed until Wednesday

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - The sentencing hearing for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who could go to prison for life for deserting his duties in Afghanistan in June 2009...

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Bangladesh says Rohingya arrivals 'untenable' as thousands arrive daily

GENEVA (Reuters) - Bangladesh faces an untenable situation because nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees have fled across its border from violence in Myanmar and its government s...

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Trump dismisses 401(k) changes, additional bracket for tax plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed the possibility of limiting popular 401(k) retirement savings plans to help pay for Republicans&...

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North Korea threat is 'critical, imminent,' Japan tells U.S., South Korea

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Philippines (Reuters) - The threat from North Korea has grown to a "critical and imminent level" and the United States, Japan an...

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Japanese PM hails landslide victory in snap election

A decision by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to call a snap election appears to have paid off...

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Widow of slain U.S. soldier says Trump call 'made me cry even worse'

, (Reuters) - The widow of a U.S. Army sergeant killed in Niger this month said on Monday that President Donald Trump "made me cry even worse" in a c...

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Tillerson pays flying visit to Afghanistan to discuss U.S. strategy

KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson paid an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Monday for talks with Afghan leaders on the new U.S. strategy to end the wa...

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'It made me cry': Gold Star widow Myeshia Johnson breaks silence over Donald Trump's condolence call

The widow of Sergeant La David Johnson said she had "nothing to say" to President Donald Trump, whose condolence call pulled the grieving widow into...

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Trump says tax plan will not change 401(k) plans: tweet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed the possibility of limiting popular 401(k) retirement savings plans after a report last week said Republ...

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Kaspersky Lab to open software to review, says nothing to hide

(Reuters) - Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab will ask independent parties to review the security of its anti-virus software, which the U.S. government has said could jeopardize nati...

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U.S. Army deserter Bergdahl faces life in prison as sentencing hearing opens

(Reuters) - A sentencing hearing begins on Monday to determine the fate of U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who could face life in prison after pleading guilty to deserting h...

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U.S. judge to review Trump healthcare payments cut

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge is set to hear arguments on Monday about whether to block President Donald Trump's decision to terminate controversial paym...

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Nissan halts production of cars sold in Japan

Nissan has suspended production of cars for its home market over safety concerns...

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Trump says will decide on Federal Reserve chair 'very shortly'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he would make his choice to lead the Federal Reserve soon and was still weighing at least three people: Federal Reserve...

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Catalonia warns of civil disobedience as Madrid readies direct rule

MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia said on Monday it was confident all officials including police would defy attempts by Madrid to enforce direct rule on the region, in an escalatin...

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Catalan leader to lose all powers once Senate approves direct rule

MADRID (Reuters) - Regional leader of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont will lose all powers and will stop receiving a salary once the Senate approves article 155 which imposes dire...

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Kaspersky Lab says it will submit software for independent review

(Reuters) - Kaspersky Lab will ask independent parties to conduct security reviews of its widely used anti-virus software to help dispel allegations that the Russian governmen...

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Trump's tougher stance could backfire by boosting Iran's Guards

ANKARA/LONDON (Reuters) - Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a military force with political clout and an industrial empire, stands to benefit from heightened t...

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Despite apology, Indonesia asks why U.S. blocked military chief's travel

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia on Monday said it had made "urgent" requests for an explanation why the United States barred its military chief from tr...

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Iran’s Guards seen economic winner from tougher Trump stance

ANKARA/LONDON (Reuters) - Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a military force with political clout and an industrial empire, stands to benefit from heightened t...

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Amid Egypt's anti-gay crackdown, dating apps send tips to stop entrapment

Amid an anti-gay crackdown in Egypt, gay dating apps are sending users tips on how to protect themselves from entrapment...

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Amid Egypt's anti-gay crackdown, gay dating apps send tips to stop entrapment

Amid an anti-gay crackdown in Egypt, gay dating apps are sending users tips on how to protect themselves from entrapment...

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Typhoon leaves flooding, four dead in Japan before moving out to sea

TOKYO (Reuters) - A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding that prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands o...

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U.S. Midwest oil refiners boost output, cut region's dependence on Gulf Coast

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. refineries from Ohio to Minnesota are capitalizing on access to cheap crude from Western Canada and North Dakota oilfields, helping their region brea...

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EU will lose credibility if it tolerates direct rule of Catalonia by Madrid: regional official

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union will lose credibility if it lets Madrid impose direct rule on Catalonia, and only the Catalan people have the right to change the regiona...

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Indonesia seeks answer to why U.S. blocked military chief's travel

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia on Monday said it was still awaiting a detailed explanation why the United States barred its military chief from traveling to the U.S., despite h...

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US refuses to divulge why Indonesian military chief Gatot Nurmantyo denied entry

The US refuses to say why it denied Indonesian military chief Gatot Nurmantyo entry to the US...

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Africa eyes senior Trump envoy visit for U.S. policy hints

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley arrived in Ethiopia on Monday, among the first visits to Africa by a senior member of President Donal...

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Typhoon Lan heads out to sea, leaves three dead and flooding

TOKYO (Reuters) - A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding that prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands o...

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Japan's Abe to push pacifist constitution reform after strong election win

TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, buoyed by a huge election win for lawmakers who favor revising Japan's post-war, pacifist constitution, is likely to...

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Macri's coalition sweeps Argentina's mid-term vote

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Candidates allied with Argentine President Mauricio Macri enjoyed sweeping victories in Sunday's mid-term election, strengthening his pos...

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Spanish foreign minister says pictures of police violence in Catalonia are fake

Spain's foreign minister has dismissed scenes of police violence against voters in the Catalonia independence referendum as "fake news"...

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Trump phones to congratulate NZ PM Jacinda Ardern at last

Labour Leader and Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern received a call from US President Donald Trump, but she's still pushing for the TPP...

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Go home, Tillerson tells Iranian-backed militias in Iraq

RIYADH/DOHA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday it was time for Iranian-backed militias and their Iranian advisers who helped Iraq defeat Islamic...

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Boko Haram suicide bomber kills 13 in north-east Nigerian city

A suicide bomber killed 13 other people in the north-east Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Sunday, a police official said, the deadliest attack in over a month as the conflict wi...

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Defense chief Mattis in Asia, will discuss North Korea crisis with allies

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Philippines (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he would talk with Asian allies about North Korea and the crisis caused by Pyongyang&am...

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Retired 'Navy SEAL' praising Trump on Fox News was a fake

Fox News ran a story on October 8 about a decorated Vietnam War US Navy SEAL and glass artist who created an enormous presidential glass seal he hoped to give to President Do...

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Jimmy Carter lusts for Trump posting, says he can help dialogue with North Korea

One of the basic premises of the Carter Centre is that you should talk to dictators...

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Abe to push reform of Japan's pacifist constitution after election win

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc scored a big win in Sunday's election, bolstering his chance of becoming the natio...

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It is Italians' turn to vote in autonomy referendums

While local politicians hope to claw back taxes from Rome, autonomy referendums in two regions could worsen Italy's north-south divide...

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'If all goes well': Titanic letter written day before tragedy sells for record price

A letter written on the Titanic has sold at auction for a record $212,000...

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'Only way' of dealing with Islamic State fighters is to kill them: UK minister

IS fighters should not be allowed to return home, says a British government minister...

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Japan elections: Shinzo Abe retains supermajority despite distrust

The approaching Typhoon Lan left voters battling strong winds and heavy rain, part of the reason for the low turnout rate estimated at 53.83 per cent...

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UK police end hostage situation at bowling alley in Nuneaton

British police are dealing with a reported 'hostage situation' at a leisure centre in Nuneaton...

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Top Senate Republican, White House, aim for tax bill by year-end

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. Senate Republican and the White House budget director said on Sunday they hoped for action on a Republican tax reform package by the end of...

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Letter written on the Titanic sells for record $212,000 at UK auction

A letter written on the Titanic has sold at auction for a record $212,000...

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Top U.S. Senate Republican, White House, aim for tax bill by year-end

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. Senate Republican and the White House budget director said on Sunday they hoped for action on a Republican tax reform package by the end of...

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