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Unidentified suspects talk inside the Rwandan high court after being convicted of belonging to extremist groups including al Shabaab and Islamic State and providing them support, in Nyanza, Rwanda March 22, 2019. REUTERS/Jean Bizimana KIGALI (Reuters) – A Rwandan high court on Friday sentenced 13 people to five years and two others to ten years
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, in Beirut March 22, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Young/Pool BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s parliament speaker told visiting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday that U.S. sanctions on the Hezbollah group were having a “negative impact on Lebanon and the Lebanese”. U.S. efforts
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BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – Anti-graft campaigner Zuzana Caputova could win 60.5 percent of votes in Slovakia’s presidential election run-off, an opinion poll showed on Thursday, an outcome that would stand in contrast to the rise of populist, nationalist politicians across Europe. FILE PHOTO: Slovakia’s presidential candidate Zuzana Caputova speaks after the first unofficial results at a
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CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) – Ibrahim Abdelhalim was at his mosque last week in the Linwood neighborhood of Christchurch, New Zealand, delivering a prayer as he usually does on Friday afternoons. The 67-year-old grandfather had already spoken about “tasting the sweetness of faith” as a Muslim obedient to God and willing to serve humanity. FILE PHOTO: Imam Ibrahim
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CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) – New Zealand will ban military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in the country’s worst mass shooting, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Firearms are displayed at Gun City gunshop in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/File Photo
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BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s conservatives proposed that the EU’s center-right grouping should suspend, not expel, Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party on Wednesday, in a compromise aimed at defusing a bitter row over Budapest’s commitment to democracy and the rule of law. FILE PHOTO: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks during Hungary’s National Day celebrations in Budapest,
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ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algeria’s army chief declared that the public has expressed “noble aims” during weeks of demonstrations against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, his strongest signal yet that the military is distancing itself from the long-serving ruler. FILE PHOTO: People carry national flags and banners during a protest calling on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to quit, in
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CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) – The bodies of two victims from New Zealand’s mosques mass shooting were carried in open caskets on the shoulders of mourners into a large tent at Christchurch’s Memorial Park Cemetery on Wednesday – the first burials of the 50 victims. People attend the burial ceremony for the victims of the mosque attacks
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GENEVA (Reuters) – A senior U.S. arms control official said on Tuesday that Iran’s missile program is detribalizing the Middle East and raising the risk of a “regional arms race” through the provision of such weapons to armed groups in Lebanon and Yemen. FILE PHOTO: A U.S. Department of Defense exhibit shows a “Qiam” ballistic
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ALGIERS (Reuters) – Thousands of students, university professors and health workers rallied in Algiers on Tuesday calling for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to quit, and a new group headed by activists and opposition figures told the army not to interfere. FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator carries a national flag during protest over President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s decision to
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People carry their national flags as they protest over President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s decision to postpone elections and extend his fourth term in office, in Algiers, Algeria March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra ALGIERS (Reuters) – A new Algerian group headed by political leaders, opposition figures and activists has called on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down
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OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada will announce as expected on Monday that is extending a 200-strong military training mission in Ukraine, a source directly familiar with the matter said on Sunday. Canadian military instructors and Ukrainian servicemen take part in a military exercise at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine, July 12, 2016.
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