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SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin endorsed a new government line-up on Friday at the start of his new term in office, sticking in most cases with the incumbents but elevating two newcomers with ties to the intelligence services. Dmitry Medvedev, whom Putin had already reappointed as prime minister, proposed the new cabinet
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission is proposing that EU governments make direct money transfers to Iran’s central bank to avoid U.S. penalties, an EU official said, in what would be the most forthright challenge to Washington’s newly reimposed sanctions. FILE PHOTO: European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, March
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GENEVA (Reuters) – Israel has systematically deprived Palestinians of their human rights, with 1.9 million in Gaza “caged in a toxic slum from birth to death”, U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein of Jordan speaks during a news conference
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CAIRO (Reuters) – Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki suggested on Thursday that Arab countries should recall their ambassadors to the United States in response to Washington moving its Israel embassy to Jerusalem. FILE PHOTO: Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki arrives to attend a meeting with Arab counterparts on the situation in Jerusalem, in Cairo, Egypt
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QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) – Pakistan’s military has killed a senior member of Islamist militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi(LeJ) along two suicide bombers in a raid in the southwestern province of Baluchistan, the army’s media wing said on Thursday. A military intelligence officer was killed and four other soldiers wounded during the operation targeting Salman Badeni, the Baluchistan
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and Gulf partners imposed additional sanctions on Lebanon’s Hezbollah leadership on Wednesday, targeting its top two officials, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and Naim Qassem. Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah is seen on a video screen as he addresses his supporters in Beirut, Lebanon May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Aziz Taher The
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian business lobby groups voiced opposition on Wednesday to a draft law that would make it a crime to comply with sanctions imposed by the United States or other countries. The United States last month imposed sanctions on some of Russia’s biggest companies and businessmen, striking at allies of President Vladimir Putin
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CARACAS (Reuters) – Widely blamed for Venezuela’s unprecedented economic crisis, President Nicolas Maduro vowed on Tuesday to make “great changes” in the OPEC nation reeling from hyperinflation and shortages if re-elected this weekend. Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro uses binoculars during a campaign rally in Charallave, Venezuela May 15, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins The 55-year-old leftist,
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Europe and Iran sought a united front on Tuesday to save the nuclear deal U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned last week, with Britain warning against regime change and Tehran expressing hope it could keep the economic benefits of the accord. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif talks to the media after a
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The co-pilot of a Sichuan Airlines flight that was forced to make an emergency landing on Monday was “sucked halfway” out of the plane after a cockpit windshield blew out, media reported, citing the aircraft’s captain. Workers inspect a Sichuan Airlines aircraft that made an emergency landing after a windshield on the
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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s ruling party was running neck-and-neck with the main opposition Congress in a southern state on Monday, an early vote count showed, in an election seen as a measure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity ahead of general elections next year. FILE PHOTO: Voters wait in queues to cast their ballot
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ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) – The United States Navy is closely watching Iranian behavior in the Gulf and expects a “period of uncertainty” and increased level of alertness after President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from an international nuclear deal with Iran, the U.S. Navy chief said on Monday. FILE PHOTO – U.S. Chief
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry and his U.S. fiancee Meghan Markle asked for understanding and respect for the actress’ father following a report he would not attend the couple’s wedding on Saturday, his office said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle attend the Dawn Service at Wellington Arch
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