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KIEV (Reuters) – An explosion in Kiev on Wednesday killed one man and wounded three others including Ukrainian lawmaker Ihor Mosiychuk, an Interior Ministry official said in a post on Facebook. Investigators work at the site of a car explosion in central Kiev, Ukraine October 25, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich Ministry adviser Zoryan Shkiryak said investigators
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VIENNA (Reuters) – The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog will visit Iran on Sunday for talks with senior officials there, as opposition from the United States threatens to undermine an international accord to curtail Iran’s nuclear program. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano listens during an interview with Reuters at
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ANKARA (Reuters) – A prominent Turkish nationalist politician and former minister announced on Wednesday she was forming a new party which could pose a significant challenge to President Tayyip Erdogan in elections due within two years. Meral Aksener, a former Turkish interior minister and deputy parliament speaker, waves during a meeting to announce her new
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Communist Party revealed its new leadership helmed by President Xi Jinping on Wednesday, breaking with recent precedent by failing to include a clear successor to the president among the seven-man line-up. China’s new Politburo Standing Committee members (L-R) Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang and Li Zhanshu, arrive to meet with the press
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KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Cyber attacks using malware called “BadRabbit” hit Russia and other nations on Tuesday, affecting Russian Interfax news agency and causing flight delays at Ukraine’s Odessa airport. Turnstiles are seen in the entrance to the subway in Kiev, Ukraine October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich While no major outages were reported, the U.S. government
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NAIROBI (Reuters) – Official results from Kenya’s repeat presidential election on Thursday are likely to take several days to collate, election officials told Reuters, due to changes in the process to try to make it more transparent. Voters look for their names on an electorate list near a polling station ahead of the presidential election
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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India’s most fabled political dynasty, will within weeks be crowned leader of the Congress party, handing him a freer rein to prove if he can mount a credible challenge to the dominance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. FILE PHOTO: India’s Congress party vice president Rahul Gandhi
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia will spend up to A$250 million ($195 million) housing nearly 800 refugees and asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea for the next 12 months after its controversial detention center closes this month. Security fences surround buildings inside the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea, February 11, 2017. Picture taken
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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 State to “go home”, after a rare joint meeting with the leaders of Iraq and Saudi Arabia. The United States is concerned that Iran, a Shi‘ite regional power,
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – U.S.-backed militias said they captured a major oil field in Deir al-Zor province on Sunday, pressing their offensive against Islamic State fighters in eastern Syria. A road sign welcomes people to the town of Deir al-Zor in Syria September 20, 2017. Picture taken September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki The Syrian Democratic Forces
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ANKARA (Reuters) – A Turkish teacher who has been on hunger strike for months to protest about losing his job in the government’s purge since a failed coup attempt last year, has been released from jail pending her trial on terrorism-related charges. Nuriye Gulmen, a literature professor, and Semih Ozakca, a primary school teacher, who
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU leaders shunned Theresa May’s summit plea to negotiate a post-Brexit trade deal on Friday but sweetened the pill for the fragile British prime minister with warm words and a gesture toward future talks. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and German Chancellor Angela Merkel take part in an EU summit in Brussels,
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday he did not believe that Britain would crash out of the European Union with no Brexit deal. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker briefs the media during a European Union leaders summit meeting in Brussels, Belgium, October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Dario Pignatelli EU leaders will meet
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