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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Nothing so encapsulated the political shackles in which Saad al-Hariri has operated as Lebanon’s prime minister as the way he resigned in a televised statement made from Saudi Arabia. Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri is seen at the governmental palace in Beirut, Lebanon October 24, 2017. Picture taken October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed
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MANILA (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had made significant progress on trade issues during a fruitful trip across Asia that saw governments roll out red carpets “like nobody has ever seen”. U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks before a trilateral meeting with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm
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KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – Bahrain said an explosion which caused a fire at its main oil pipeline on Friday was caused by “terrorist” sabotage, linking the unprecedented attack to its arch-foe Iran, which denies any role in the Gulf island kingdom’s unrest. Emergency and rescue workers are seen blocking the road leading to a
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DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met briefly on the sidelines of a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders in Vietnam on Saturday and agreed on the need for a political solution to Syria’s conflict. U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session
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ZAGREB (Reuters) – The Croatian government survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote early on Saturday that the opposition demanded over the handling of a debt crisis at the country’s largest private firm Agrokor [AGROK.UL]. FILE PHOTO: Parliamentary representatives are seen in the parliament in Zagreb, Croatia May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic In the vote, which followed
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MADRID (Reuters) – A Spanish judge on Thursday freed on bail the Catalan parliament’s speaker and four lawmakers while authorities continue to investigate their roles in Catalonia’s banned independence drive. Carme Forcadell, Speaker of the Catalan parliament, arrives to Spain’s Supreme Court to testify on charges of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds for
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African politician Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said on Thursday it was fine if the country’s white business community declined to endorse her bid to succeed President Jacob Zuma as leader of the African National Congress (ANC). FILE PHOTO: Former African Union chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma looks on during the African National Congress 5th National
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BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump pressed China to do more on the North Korean nuclear issue on Thursday and said bilateral trade had been unfair to the United States, but praised President Xi Jinping’s pledge that China would be more open to foreign firms. U.S. President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping
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SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) – It was heartbreaking for Jennifer Berrones to explain to her 7-year-old daughter Kaylee that her friend and classmate Emily was not coming back to school after Sunday’s church massacre in rural Texas. “At first my daughter didn’t understand what had happened. She asked me if Emily was sleeping and I
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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina’s congress on Wednesday passed a law aimed at punishing companies for corruption by fining or blacklisting them from public contracts, a measure that comes as the judiciary reviews high-profile graft cases. Argentine President Mauricio Macri speaks during an interview with Reuters in New York, NY, U.S. November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iraq’s top Sunni Muslim politician said on Wednesday he would back Shi‘ite Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi for a new term as long as conditions such as bringing Shi‘ite militias under state control and balancing relations with other countries are fulfilled. Iraq’s Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi speaks during a news conference at
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HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday said the route to leadership was long and full of “pitfalls and death”, as he accused his fired deputy and former protege of showing impatience in his bid to succeed him. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses a meeting of his ruling ZANU PF party’s youth league
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