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BERLIN (Reuters) – Later this year, Angela Merkel may form a new government with a party whose leader says Greece should leave the euro, Russia can keep Crimea and refugees will have to go home. The Free Democrats (FDP), a socially liberal, pro-business party, were long seen as the natural partners of Chancellor Merkel’s conservatives.
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LIMA (Reuters) – The government of Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski told opposition lawmakers on Wednesday that they would have to dismiss the entire Cabinet – and move closer to facing removal themselves – if they try to oust a second education minister. Kuczynski accused the opposition-ruled Congress of trying to sabotage his education reforms
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – The arrest on Sunday of Joesley Batista, a billionaire meatpacker who implicated President Michel Temer in a corruption scandal, has actually improved the Brazilian leader’s prospects of surviving graft allegations and serving out his term through 2018. But the three-month political crisis triggered by the plea bargain allegations by Batista, formerly chairman
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TALLINN/VILNIUS (Reuters) – From planes, radars and ships in the Baltics, NATO officials say they are watching Russia’s biggest war games since 2013 with “calm and confidence”, but many are unnerved about what they see as Moscow testing its ability to wage war against the West. NATO believes the exercises, officially starting on Thursday in
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STRASBOURG (Reuters) – European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker called on EU governments on Wednesday to seize a window of opportunity from Brexit and economic growth to forge a tighter union built around the euro currency and a pivotal role in global trade. In his annual State of the European Union speech, Juncker sketched out a
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s Supreme Court on Tuesday canceled legislation exempting Jewish religious seminary students from military service, angering ultra-Orthodox lawmakers who could destabilize Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition. A panel of nine justices ruled that parts of the conscription law that exempt seminary students from service were “unreasonable and unconstitutional”. It gave the government
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UNITED NATIONS/SEOUL (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council unanimously voted to step up sanctions on North Korea, with its profitable textile exports now banned and fuel supplies capped, prompting a traditionally defiant threat of retaliation against the United States. Monday’s decision, triggered by the North’s sixth and largest nuclear test this month, was the ninth
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YANGON (Reuters) – Pressure mounted on Myanmar on Tuesday to end violence that has sent more than 300,000 Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, with the United States calling for the protection of civilians and Bangladesh seeking international help to handle the crisis. The government of Buddhist-majority Myanmar says its security forces are fighting “terrorists” behind the
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – A Brazilian judge on Monday suspended the leniency agreement of J&F Investimentos SA, a holding company run by the scandal-ridden Batista family, throwing billions of dollars of asset sales into question. Federal Judge Vallisney de Souza Oliveira held up J&F’s accord until the Supreme Court makes a final ruling on Joesley Batista’s
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FORT MYERS, Fla./MIAMI (Reuters) – A weakening but still potent Hurricane Irma lashed Florida’s Gulf Coast on Sunday with tree-bending winds, pounding rain and surging surf, leaving millions of homes and businesses without power while flooding streets and swaying skyscrapers across the state in Miami. In storm-battered towns up and down Florida’s western shores –
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Billionaire Joesley Batista, one of the owners of JBS SA, the world´s largest meatpacker, and executive Ricardo Saud surrendered on Sunday and were arrested by Brazilian police, their lawyer said. Batista and Saud went to federal police headquarters in Sao Paulo on Sunday afternoon and will be transferred to Brasilia on Monday,
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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Reuters) – Hurricane Irma turned its menacing sight toward the Florida Keys on Saturday as it completed a destructive march along Cuba’s northern coast and set off an 11th hour scramble for safety by Americans who may have ignored warnings to evacuate. Irma, one of the fiercest Atlantic storms in a century,
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The death toll from the massive earthquake that struck Mexico on Thursday night has risen to 65, as more victims were registered in the poor southern states hardest hit by the disaster, authorities said on Saturday. Luis Felipe Puente, head of Mexico’s national emergency services, said three more bodies had been
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