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President Mugabe stuns Zimbabwe by defying pressure to resign

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HARARE (Reuters) - President Robert Mugabe stunned Zimbabwe on Sunday by making no mention of resignation in a television address, defying his own ZANU-PF party, which had sacked him hours earlier, and hundreds of thousands of protesters…

Saudi Arabia and Arab allies push for unity against Iran, Hezbollah meddling

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and other Arab foreign ministers criticized Iran and its Lebanese Shi'ite ally Hezbollah at an emergency meeting in Cairo on Sunday, calling for a united front to counter Iranian interference.

Israel president rejects pardon appeal of soldier who killed prone Palestinian assailant

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's president on Sunday turned down a pardon request by an ex-conscript who is serving an serving a 14-month jail term for killing an incapacitated Palestinian assailant.

UPDATE 4-Satellite calls yield no clues on missing Argentine submarine

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MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) - A storm on Sunday complicated efforts to find an Argentine navy submarine missing in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members, while satellite calls thought to come from the vessel did not help searchers…

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Greek centrists elect alliance leader to boost popularity

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ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek centrists elected politician Fofi Gennimata on Sunday to lead a centre-left party alliance, hoping to win back voters disillusioned after seven years of crisis and boost their popularity as the country emerges from…

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Stormy weather complicates search for missing Argentine submarine

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MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A storm on Sunday complicated the search for an Argentine navy submarine missing in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members, as authorities tried to verify that recent satellite calls seen…

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Mugabe to resign as Zimbabwe's president- sources

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is poised to resign according to sources familiar with negotiations to oust him. Jacob Greaves reports.

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Lebanon's Hariri to visit Egypt on Monday - leader in Future Movement

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation in a televised broadcast from Saudi Arabia on Nov. 4, will visit Egypt on Monday, a leader in Hariri's Future Movement told Reuters on Sunday.

Ex-cops jump into Canada's legal weed business

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A former Canadian police chief and several colleagues who fought against making marijuana use legal have switched sides and embraced the looming legalization of cannabis with a leap into business.

Mugabe agrees to stand down as Zimbabwe president: source

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HARARE (Reuters) - Robert Mugabe agreed on Sunday to resign as Zimbabwe's president hours after the ruling ZANU-PF party fired him as its leader following 37 years in charge, a source familiar with the negotiations said.

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Saudi Arabia, Arab allies in Cairo talks on Iran, Hezbollah

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and other Arab foreign ministers held an emergency meeting in Cairo on Sunday to discuss ways to confront Iran and its Lebanese Shi'ite ally Hezbollah, who the Arab allies say are interfering in their…

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Helping the poor is a 'Passport to Paradise,' Pope says

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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis welcomed the poor, homeless and unemployed as guests of honour for a Mass and gourmet meal in the Vatican on Sunday, saying that helping the needy was one way of obtaining a "passport to paradise".

Mugabe given until noon Monday to quit as President of Zimbabwe

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HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's ruling party fired Robert Mugabe as its leader on Sunday and gave the 93-year-old less than 24 hours to quit as head of state or face impeachment, an attempt to force a peaceful end to his 37 years in power…

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Turkish capital bans LGBT cinema, exhibitions

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Turkish capital Ankara has banned the public showing of films and exhibitions related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, the governor's office said on Sunday, citing risks to public safety.

Britain to submit "Brexit bill" proposal before December EU meeting

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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will submit proposals on how to settle its divorce bill with the European Union before an EU summit next month and is expected to negotiate hard, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday.

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Zimbabwe's ruling party to expel Mugabe, war vets head says

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HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's ruling party will dismiss President Robert Mugabe as its leader on Sunday to force him to call an end to his 37 years in power peacefully following a de facto military coup, the head of the liberation war…

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Possible signals from missing Argentine submarine

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Argentina's defense ministry says that several failed "satellite calls" that it believes came from a missing naval submarine have been detected, in a likely sign the crew of 44 was trying to reestablish contact. Sara Hemrajani reports.

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Defiant Hun Sen tells U.S. to cut all aid to Cambodia

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PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen challenged the United States on Sunday to cut all aid after it announced it was ending funding for a general election next year in response to the dissolution of the main opposition…

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Mugabe given until noon Monday to quit as President of Zimbabwe

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HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's ruling party fired Robert Mugabe as its leader on Sunday and gave the 93-year-old less than 24 hours to quit as head of state or face impeachment, an attempt to force a peaceful end to his 37 years in power…

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Gerry Adams to step down as Sinn Fein leader

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Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams, a key figure in the political life of Ireland for almost 50 years, said on Saturday he will step down as party leader. Linda So reports.

Saturday, Nov 18

Party set to sack Mugabe, Zimbabweans celebrate expected downfall

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HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's ruling party will dismiss President Robert Mugabe on Sunday and reinstate Emmerson Mnangagwa, the vice-president he fired, two party sources told Reuters on Saturday, as ecstatic crowds celebrated the expected…

After Macron meeting, Hariri says will clarify position in Lebanon

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PARIS (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon's prime minister this month while in Saudi Arabia, said on Saturday he would clarify his position when he returns to Beirut next week.

Syria toxic gas inquiry to end after Russia again blocks U.N. renewal

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - An international investigation into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria will end on Friday after Russia blocked for the third time in a month attempts at the United Nations to renew the inquiry,…

Lebanon's Hariri leaves Saudi Arabia for France on Friday

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who sparked a crisis by resigning as Lebanese prime minister on Nov. 4 during a visit to Saudi Arabia, is on his way to the airport, he said early on Saturday, before his flight from Riyadh to France.

Friday, Nov 17

Zimbabwe's Mugabe digs in heels as ruling party moves to depose him

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HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party called on Friday for President Robert Mugabe to resign, the main state newspaper The Herald reported, the latest sign that the aging leader's authority has collapsed after an army takeover.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe digs in heels as ruling party moves to depose him

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HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party called on Friday for President Robert Mugabe to resign, the main state newspaper The Herald reported, the latest sign that the aging leader's authority has collapsed after an army takeover.

Exclusive - North Korea rules out negotiations on nuclear weapons

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GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea on Friday ruled out negotiations with Washington as long as joint U.S-South Korea military exercises continue, and said that Pyongyang's atomic weapons programme would remain as a deterrent against a U.S.…

Russia casts 10th U.N. veto on Syria action, blocking inquiry renewal

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia on Thursday cast its 10th veto of United Nations Security Council action on Syria since the war began in 2011, blocking a U.S.-drafted resolution to renew an international inquiry into who is to blame for…

Thursday, Nov 16

Zimbabwe's Mugabe, coup chief meet with smiles and handshakes

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HARARE (Reuters) - A smiling President Robert Mugabe was pictured shaking hands with Zimbabwe's military chief a day after the army seized power, throwing confusion over predictions that the 93-year-old's nearly four-decade rule had come…

Zimbabwe's Mugabe, coup chief meet with smiles and handshakes

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HARARE (Reuters) - A smiling President Robert Mugabe was pictured shaking hands with Zimbabwe's military chief a day after the army seized power, throwing confusion over predictions that the 93-year-old's nearly four-decade rule had come…

Lebanese president hopes Hariri visit to France will end crisis

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BEIRUT/PARIS (Reuters) - Lebanon's president said on Thursday he hoped the crisis over Saad al-Hariri's resignation as prime minister would end soon, with Hariri due to leave Saudi Arabia for France this weekend.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe, coup chief meet with smiles and handshakes

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HARARE (Reuters) - A smiling President Robert Mugabe was pictured shaking hands with Zimbabwe's military chief a day after the army seized power, throwing confusion over predictions that the 93-year-old's nearly four-decade rule had come…

Wednesday, Nov 15

Lebanon accuses Saudi Arabia of holding its PM hostage

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - France said on Wednesday that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, who Lebanon's president says is being held hostage by Saudi Arabia, will visit France with his family in coming days.

Zimbabwe's army seizes power, Mugabe confined but "safe"

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HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's military seized power on Wednesday saying it was holding President Robert Mugabe and his family safe while targeting "criminals" in the entourage of the man who has ruled the nation since independence 37 years…

Zimbabwe's army seizes power, Mugabe confined but 'safe'

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HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's military seized power on Wednesday saying it was holding President Robert Mugabe and his family safe while targeting "criminals" in the entourage of the man who has ruled the nation since independence 37 years…

Senior Chinese diplomat to visit North Korea as envoy of Xi

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BEIJING (Reuters) - A senior Chinese diplomat will visit North Korea from Friday as a special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Beijing said, although it did not say he was planning to discuss North Korea's nuclear and ballistic…