PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Elected officials from Cambodia’s banned opposition party have begun handing over their duties after a court ordered the party dissolved, the government said on Monday. A man walks near posters the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, November 20, 2017. REUTERS/Samrang Pring The
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday her efforts to form a three-way coalition government had failed, thrusting Germany into a political crisis and pushing Europe’s largest economy closer to a possible new election. German Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) during the exploratory talks about forming a new coalition
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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) said on Monday it would buy an aggregate direct and indirect stake of 36.16 percent in China’s top hypermarket operator, Sun Art Retail Group Ltd (6808.HK), for a total HK$22.4 billion ($2.9 billion). FILE PHOTO: An employee is seen behind a glass wall with
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – A powerful magnitude 7 undersea earthquake struck east of New Caledonia’s Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific on Monday, sending small tsunamis towards New Caledonia and neighboring Vanuatu, where authorities ordered evacuations. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) in Hawaii issued a tsunami warning for coastlines within 300 kms (186 mile) of
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LONDON (Reuters) – Queen Elizabeth and husband Prince Philip mark their platinum wedding anniversary with a small family get-together on Monday, a far cry from the pomp and celebration which greeted their marriage 70 years ago. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visit Pangbourne College near Reading, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday upbraided the father of one of three UCLA basketball players who were detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting after he questioned Trump’s role in their release. UCLA basketball players Cody Riley, LiAngelo Ball and Jalen Hill speak at a press conference at UCLA after flying
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LONDON (Reuters) – British finance minister Philip Hammond, under pressure to help weakened Prime Minister Theresa May in this week’s budget, promised to speed up house building and said he had some room to help voters despite his squeeze on public finances. Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond attends the BBC’s Marr Show in
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s president on Sunday turned down a pardon request by an ex-conscript who is serving an serving a 14-month jail term for killing an incapacitated Palestinian assailant. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin attends a news conference after a meeting with Georgian President Georgy Margvelashvili in Tbilisi, Georgia, January 9, 2017. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili In
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – A commander in Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards and a lower-ranking Iranian fighter have been killed fighting Islamic State in Syria in recent days, Iranian media reported on Sunday. The Revolutionary Guards, Iran’s most powerful military force which also oversees an economic empire worth billions of dollars, have been fighting in support of
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DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh police said on Sunday they had arrested a suspected leader of an Islamist group wanted in connection with the death in 2015 a U.S. blogger critical of religious extremism. FILE PHOTO: Rafida Ahmed, who is recovering from injuries including the loss of her thumb suffered during a hacking attack by jihadi
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(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Saturday’s National Hockey League games: Nov 18, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) attempts to control the puck in the third period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports Islanders 5, Lightning 3 Anders Lee scored twice
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LONDON (Reuters) – Chancellor Philip Hammond promised to speed up house building in his new budget plan this week and said he had some room to help voters despite his tight squeeze on the public finances, a newspaper reported. FILE PHOTO: A crane is seen above some high rise building construction works at Lewisham, in
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PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen challenged the United States on Sunday to cut all aid after it announced it was ending funding for a general election next year in response to the dissolution of the main opposition party, media reported. FILE PHOTO: Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen attends a plenary session
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