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PARIS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition-led congress leaders on Monday met with French President Emmanuel Macron, pressing for humanitarian aid to get to their country, in the first leg of a tour of European capitals in search of support against President Nicolas Maduro. Maduro’s government has been criticized by the United Nations, Washington and other governments
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German explosives experts defused a massive World War Two bomb in the financial capital of Frankfurt on Sunday after tens of thousands of people were evacuated from their homes. The compulsory evacuation of 60,000 people was Germany’s biggest such maneuver since the war, with more than a thousand emergency service workers helping
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CERNOBBIO, Italy (Reuters) – A referendum on Italy’s membership of the euro currency would be held only as a “last resort” if Rome does not win any fiscal concessions from the European Union, a senior lawmaker from the anti-establishment Five-Star Movement said on Sunday. Seeking to reassure an audience of bankers and business leaders at
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May’s deputy urged Conservative lawmakers late on Saturday to back the government’s EU repeal bill, warning them not to help the opposition Labour Party, which is planning to seek several changes to the legislation. On Thursday, British lawmakers will hold their first full parliamentary debate on legislation dubbed
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CARACAS (Reuters) – Human rights activist Lilian Tintori, the wife of Venezuela’s best-known detained political leader, said on Saturday she had been barred from flying out of the country and summoned to a court hearing over cash found in her vehicle. “The dictatorship wants to stop us going on a very important international tour,” tweeted
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HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam has found faults with the central State Bank of Vietnam, including poor supervision of credit organizations and inefficiency in preventing corruption, the government said on Saturday. The announcement, which was published on the government’s website, came amid an intensifying crackdown on corruption that has pushed many state executives and government officials
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – A convoy of Islamic State fighters and their families being evacuated into jihadist territory in east Syria remained in government-held areas of Syria on Friday, U.S.-led forces said. “It has not managed to link up with any other ISIS elements in eastern Syria,” said Colonel Ryan Dillon, spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition
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MUMBAI (Reuters) – Rescuers in India’s financial capital sifted rubble on Friday in a desperate search for survivors of the collapse of an 117-year-old condemned building, as the toll from the disaster rose to 33. There was no reliable estimate of those still missing in the second such collapse in a little over a month,
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KAMPALA (Reuters) – South Sudanese soldiers are passing through the territory of neighboring Uganda to launch assaults against rebels, raising the risk of the civil war spilling over into neighboring East African countries, South Sudanese rebels and witnesses said. The four-year-old conflict in oil-rich South Sudan, the world’s newest country, has created Africa’s biggest refugee
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso on Wednesday retracted a remark to lawmakers of his faction in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party that could be interpreted as a defense of Adolf Hitler’s motive for genocide during World War Two. Tuesday’s comment by Aso, who also serves as finance minister, drew criticism from
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