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  • Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
    Israeli_police_questioned_prime_minister_benjamin_netanyahu 2018-03-02 09:31:31 UTC
    Israeli police have already arrested two people close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for allegedly promoting regulations for Israel's largest telecommunications company. Netanyahu is also a suspect in two other graft probes. Israeli polic...
  • Eurozone Posts Fastest Economic Growth in a Decade
    Eurozone_posts_fastest_economic_growth_in_a_decade 2018-03-02 08:55:40 UTC
    BENGALURU (Reuters) - While euro zone business growth was the fastest in well over a decade at the start of the year, it lost some steam last month as a stronger currency took its toll, a private-sector survey of purchasing managers showed. Sti...
  • South Korean prosecutors seek long sentence for ex-President Park Geun-hye
    South_korean_prosecutors_seek_long_sentence_for_ex-president_park_geun-hye 2018-02-27 07:08:31 UTC
    Millions of South Koreans protested for Park Guen-hye's removal from office in response to corruption allegations in late 2016. The country's highest court removed her in March 2017. Prosecutors on Tuesday demanded a 30-year prison sentence for...
  • Police: UK faces significant threat from far-right terrorism
    Police-_britain_faces_a_significant_threat_from_far-right_terrorism 2018-02-27 01:16:50 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain faces a new and significant threat from organized far-right terrorism, the UK’s most senior counter-terrorism officer said on Monday as he revealed police had foiled four plots by right-wing extremists in the last year. ...
  • Gaza fisherman died after Israeli navy fired on his boat
    Palestinian_fisherman_died_after_israeli_navy_fired_on_his_boat 2018-02-26 18:38:06 UTC
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian from the Gaza Strip died on Sunday after the Israeli navy fired on the boat he and two others were sailing in, a military spokeswoman said. The navy opened fire after the boat ignored warnings and strayed fro...
  • UN votes unanimously for month-long ceasefire in Syria
    Un_security_council_votes_unanimously_for_month-long_ceasefire_in_syria_ 2018-02-25 09:54:46 UTC
    BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian capital and its embattled eastern suburbs were relatively calm on Sunday, following the U.N. Security Council’s unanimous approval of a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria, opposition activists and reside...
  • North Korea canceled a secret meeting with US
    North_korea_canceled__a_secret_meeting_with_us 2018-02-21 05:34:36 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un’s government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said...
  • Syrian army to back Kurdish forces in fight against Turkey
    Iraq-_turkey_warns_kurds_against_holding_an_independence_referendum 2018-02-19 08:53:25 UTC
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian Kurdish forces and the Damascus government have reached an agreement for the Syrian army to enter the Afrin region to help repel a Turkish offensive, a senior Kurdish official said on Sunday. Badran Jia Kurd, an advise...
  • Ethiopia ruled out military takeover amid state of emergency
    Ethiopia_ruled_out_military_takeover_amid_state_of_emergency 2018-02-17 17:08:46 UTC
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s defense minister on Saturday ruled out a military takeover a day after the East African nation declared a new state of emergency amid the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century. The United St...
  • U.N. Urges Iran to Stop 'Surge' of Juvenile Executions
    Iran_is_sentencing_children_and_teenagers_to_death 2018-02-17 01:27:21 UTC
    The UN human rights office has said Iran is the worst in the world when it comes to sentencing minors to death — a crime under international law. Three minors were executed in January, and 80 more remain on death row. Mahboubeh Mofidi was 13 ye...
  • Germany calls on UK to offer more 'concrete' Brexit plans
    Germany_calls_on_uk_to_offer_more_'concrete'_brexit_plans 2018-02-16 17:47:12 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A Brexit deal should strike a balance to ensure Britain clearly diverges from the European Union’s single market but keeps close economic ties with the bloc, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after meeting British Prime Minis...
  • South Africa faces a long, hard road back to prosperity and self-respect
    South_africa_faces_a_long__hard_road_back_to_prosperity_and_self-respect 2018-02-15 08:20:01 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africans awoke to a nation without Jacob Zuma as president for the first time in nine years on Thursday, released from the burden of a compromised leader who darkened the dreams and aspirations of the post-apartheid ...
  • Netanyahu faces corruption and breach of trust charges
    Netanyahu_linked_to_a_'corrupt_deal'_with_german_steel_producer 2018-02-14 16:36:57 UTC
    How is the Israeli prime minister linked to an allegedly corrupt deal with German steel producer ThyssenKrupp? One is Israel's long-serving prime minister, the other is one of Germany's biggest industrial corporations, and now the two have been...
  • South Africa's ANC party to "recall" Jacob Zuma as president
    South_africa's_anc_party_resolved_to_%22recall%22_jacob_zuma_as_head_of_state 2018-02-13 07:12:26 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The ANC has decided to sack Jacob Zuma as President of South Africa, a senior official said on Tuesday, after a marathon meeting to determine the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided N...
  • Alarming research finds global warming accelerating sea level rise
    Alarming_research_finds_global_warming_is_accelerating_sea_level_rise 2018-02-13 03:25:52 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea level rise, new satellite research shows. At the current rate, the world’s oceans on average will be at least 2 feet (61 centimeters) ...
  • Rebuilding Iraq after war with ISIS will cost $88.2 billion
    Rebuilding_iraq_after_war_with_isis_will_cost__88.2_billion 2018-02-12 10:49:21 UTC
    KUWAIT (Reuters) - Rebuilding Iraq after three years of war with Islamic State will cost $88.2 billion, with housing a particularly urgent priority, Iraqi officials told an international donors’ conference on Monday. Donors and investors have g...
  • German workers win right to 28-hour week and 4.3% pay rise
    German_workers_win_right_to_28-hour_week_and_4.3__pay_rise 2018-02-12 10:19:03 UTC
    Berlin — German workers have won the right to a 28-hour week in a victory towards their fight for a better work-life balance. Industrial union IG Metall, Europe’s largest trade union, has won its workers the right to work the equivalent of unde...
  • Well-known Iranian-Canadian professor dies in Tehran prison
    Well-known_iranian-canadian_professor_has_died_in_prison_in_tehran 2018-02-11 07:58:32 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Iranian-Canadian dual citizen and environmental activist imprisoned by Iranian authorities last month has died in prison, his son wrote on Twitter on Saturday. Kavous Seyed-Emami was managing director of the Persian Wi...
  • North Korean leader invited South Korean President for talks in Pyongyang
    North_korean_leader_invited_south_korean_president_for_talks_in_pyongyang 2018-02-10 20:11:36 UTC
    SEOUL/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks in Pyongyang, South Korean officials said. Any meeting would represent a diplomatic coup for Moon, who swept to power last yea...
  • Schulz Drops Bid to Be Next Germany's Foreign Minister
    Martin_schulz_abruptly_drops_bid_to_be_next_germany's_foreign_minister 2018-02-09 20:06:38 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The embattled leader of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) abruptly gave up plans on Friday to become its next foreign minister, hoping to shore up support among SPD members for a new coalition with Angela Merkel’s conservatives. ...
  • How Buddhist villagers and Myanmar troops killed 10 Rohingya men
    Buddhist_villagers_and_myanmar_troops_killed_10_rohingya_men 2018-04-12 15:03:42 UTC
    A REUTERS SPECIAL REPORT (INN DIN, Myanmar) — <blockquote>On Sept. 2, Buddhist villagers and Myanmar troops killed 10 Rohingya men in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state. Reuters uncovered the massacre and has pieced together how it unfolded. Duri...
  • Merkel reaches coalition breakthrough with Germany's main center-left party, SPD
    Merkel_reaches_coalition_breakthrough_with_center-left_party 2018-02-07 18:43:50 UTC
    BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel finally reached a deal Wednesday to form a new German coalition government, handing the powerful finance ministry to the country’s main center-left party in an agreement aimed at ending months of political gr...
  • Britain's Hope For New Vote On Brexit
    Britain's_hope_for_new_vote_on_brexit 2018-02-06 21:00:28 UTC
    LONDON — Brexit opponents have begun pushing for a new referendum in the hopes that British voters will have had a change of heart about leaving the European Union. That may just be so, reports Samira Shackle from London. At the end of December...
  • Women's Protests Against 'Headscarf Law' Sweeping Iran
    Women's_protests_against_'headscarf_law'_sweeping_iran 2018-02-05 06:16:50 UTC
    Some 30 women have been detained in Iran for protesting compulsory hijab by holding a headscarf aloft a stick. The chief prosecutor, Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, who reported the arrests on Friday to state-run media called the movement a "childish" o...
  • Germany slams US nuclear plans, urges Europe to act
    Germany_slams_us_nuclear_plans__urges_europe_to_act 2018-02-04 20:13:53 UTC
    BERLIN — Germany's top diplomat Sigmar Gabriel joined a chorus of condemnation on Sunday after the US proposed upgrading and expanding its nuclear arsenal. Gabriel said it was now up to Europe to take the lead in pushing for worldwide nuclear d...