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DUBAI (Reuters) – Yemen’s Houthi group has buried the body of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, allowing only a handful of relatives to attend, sources from his General People’s Congress (GPC) party said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh gestures to supporters as he arrives to a rally
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TORONTO (Reuters) – Jozy Altidore’s second half goal helped propel a relentless Toronto FC to a 2-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders on Saturday to claim their first Major League Soccer championship after a gut-wrenching loss in last year’s final. Dec 9, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley (4) celebrates with the
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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean automakers face a major headwind from a weakening Japanese yen, which will boost rivals like Toyota Motor Corp. (7203.T) next year, a Hyundai Motor (005380.KS) think tank said. The logo of Hyundai Motor is seen on wall at a event of Hyundai Motor Co’s new Accent in Mexico City, Mexico
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VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) – Firefighters in Southern California made progress on Saturday in their multifront battle against a slew of wildfires that have killed at least one person, destroyed hundreds of buildings and forced more than 200,000 people from their homes this week. As the dry Santa Ana winds that have fueled the blazes abated
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Senior members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives on Saturday rejected the vision for a “United States of Europe” put forward by the Social Democrats (SPD), with whom they are hoping to form a governing coalition. Social Democratic Party (SPD) delegates vote to enter talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives on negotiating
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TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Thousands of Israelis protested in Tel Aviv on Saturday for the second consecutive week against government corruption and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is under criminal investigation over allegations of abuse of office. Police estimated the number of demonstrators at about 10,000 and they followed last Saturday’s demonstration, which was by
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday juxtaposed a high-profile murder case involving an illegal immigrant from Mexico with efforts in Congress to protect undocumented immigrants brought into the United States when they were children. FILE PHOTO: Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, arrested in connection with the July 1, 2015, shooting of Kate Steinle
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CAIRO/GAZA (Reuters) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during Pence’s visit to the region this month, in a snub over the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the Palestinian Foreign Minister said on Saturday. Violence erupted for a third day in Gaza in response to President Donald
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VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) – California Governor Jerry Brown will survey the destruction of the state’s devastating wildfires on Saturday, as firefighters rushed to contain the blazes before dry desert winds were expected to intensify. The six major wildfires that erupted throughout Southern California in the past week have killed at least one person, destroyed hundreds
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(The Sports Xchange) – The New York Yankees agreed to acquire National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins in a blockbuster trade, according to multiple reports on Saturday. Jul 22, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) connects for a base hit during the sixth inning against the New
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GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli air strikes in Gaza killed two Palestinian gunmen on Saturday after rockets were fired from the enclave, in violence that erupted over President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. In Cairo, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki said the Palestinians will seek a UN Security Council resolution over Trump’s decision
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DUBAI (Reuters) – British foreign minister Boris Johnson held talks on Saturday with his Iranian counterpart and other officials, during a visit to Iran where he is expected to seek the release of jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. The visit is only the third by a British foreign minister to Iran in the last
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(Reuters) – Southern California’s Getty Center, one of the world’s wealthiest art institutions, said it had survived a wildfire tearing through Los Angeles thanks to a disaster plan that has it ready for earthquakes as well. FILE PHOTO: People walk around the Getty Center art museum and tourist landmark in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on
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JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) – At least two people were killed in clashes with Israeli troops on Friday when thousands of Palestinians demonstrated against U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the Palestinian president said Washington could no longer be a peace broker. Across the Arab and Muslim worlds, thousands more protesters took
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s far western Xinjiang region has suspended mining in one of its big nature reserves, the official Xinhua news agency reported, amid rising environmental concerns. The mining sector has been a crucial part of China’s rapid economic expansion in the last three decades, but poor regulation and weak enforcement of standards has
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