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Colombia president-elect vows to unite nation, alter peace deal

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BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's President-elect Ivan Duque, who swept aside leftist Gustavo Petro in Sunday's election, pledged to unite his South American nation after a divisive campaign but insisted he would change a landmark peace accord…

Boat caught in Europe's migration spat brings hundreds to Spain

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VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - Rescued migrants turned away by Italy and Malta arrived at the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday, ending a gruelling Mediterranean odyssey that became symbolic of Europe's failure to agree on immigration.

Greece, Macedonia sign pact to change ex-Yugoslav republic's name

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PRESPES, Greece/BITOLA, Macedonia (Reuters) - Greece and Macedonia set aside three decades of dispute on Sunday as they agreed on a new name for the former Yugoslav republic, paving the way for its possible admission to the European Union…

Serenades and selfies with stars tempt TV's Emmy voters

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Broadway musical impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber wowed more than 600 Emmy voters on a recent Monday night in Hollywood, playing piano as acclaimed singer Sara Bareilles performed a song from NBC's production of his…

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Eid ceasefire proved 'wide support' for Afghan Taliban, they say

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KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban said their three-day Eid ceasefire, which ends on Sunday, proved the unity of their movement and its "wide national support" as the presidential palace extended its own ceasefire with the militants by…

Boat caught in Europe's migration spat brings hundreds to Spain

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VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - Rescued migrants turned away by Italy and Malta arrived at the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday, ending a gruelling Mediterranean odyssey that became symbolic of Europe's failure to agree on immigration.

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Crisis averted? Minister says migrant row with Merkel can be overcome

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Sunday a row between his Bavarians and Chancellor Angela Merkel is serious but can be overcome, a signal that he may compromise to avoid a full-blown German coalition…

Crisis averted? Minister says migrant row with Merkel can be overcome

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Sunday a row between his Bavarians and Chancellor Angela Merkel is serious but can be overcome, a signal that he may compromise to avoid a full-blown German coalition…

Migrant boat turned away by Italy arrives in Spain

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VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - A migrant rescue boat turned away by Italy and Malta arrived at the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday, ending a gruelling voyage which has made it a symbol of Europe's failure to agree on immigration.

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South Korea, U.S. to announce suspension of major military drills this week - Yonhap

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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and the United States are expected to announce the suspension of "large-scale" military drills this week, with the provision that they would restart if North Korea failed to keep its promise to denuclearise,…

U.N. special envoy Jolie visits Syrian refugees in Iraq

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DOMIZ CAMP, Iraq (Reuters) - The world is failing to properly invest in the Syrian refugee crisis and families, women, and children are suffering terribly as a result, U.N. refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie said on Sunday.

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Israel targets rights groups with bill to outlaw filming of soldiers

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel moved on Sunday to snap the lens shut on rights groups that film its troops' interactions with Palestinians by introducing a bill that would make it a criminal offense.

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U.S. judge sends ex-Trump campaign head Manafort to jail until trial

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's former election campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was sent to jail pending trial on Friday after being charged with witness tampering, the latest episode in his long fall from grace.

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Britain's May pledges 20 billion extra pounds for healthcare post-Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged on Sunday to increase funding for the National Health Service by 20 billion pounds ($26.57 billion) after Brexit, funded by money no longer spent on membership of the European…

Sunday, Jun 17

Taxi ploughs into Moscow crowd including soccer fans, injuring seven

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - A taxi drove into a crowd of pedestrians near Moscow's Red Square on Saturday, injuring eight people including two Mexicans in the city for the soccer World Cup which Russia is hosting, officials and eyewitnesses said.

Saturday, Jun 16

Major fire ravages celebrated Glasgow School of Art for second time

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GLASGOW, Scotland (Reuters) - A huge fire has gutted one of Scotland's architectural gems, the Mackintosh building at the Glasgow School of Art, which was still being restored after a major blaze in 2014.

China state media attack U.S. tariffs, leave scope for negotiation

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China responded vigorously in state media on Saturday after the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump said it would impose tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports, but some commentary left room for further…

Saudi-led coalition enters Hodeidah airport: Yemen military media

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ADEN (Reuters) - Forces from an Arab alliance entered the airport in Yemen's main port city of Hodeidah on Saturday, the media office of the Yemeni military allied with the Saudi- and United Arab Emirates-led coalition said.

Friday, Jun 15

WRAPUP 5-Trump sets tariffs on $50 bln in Chinese goods; Beijing strikes back

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WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he was pushing ahead with hefty tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports on Friday, and the smoldering trade war between the world's two largest economies showed signs of…

Arab forces seize entrances to airport in Yemen's main port city

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ADEN (Reuters) - Forces from an alliance of Arab states seized two entrances to the airport in Yemen's main port city on Friday, in an offensive against the Iran-aligned Houthi movement that the United Nations fears could trigger a famine…

Tesco raises pressure on rivals with new price cuts

LONDON (Reuters) - A new drive to cut food prices boosted Tesco's quarterly sales, turning up the heat on rivals three years after Britain's biggest retailer started work on a turnaround plan.

AT&T closes $85 billion deal for Time Warner

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T Inc , the No. 2 wireless carrier, on Thursday closed its $85 billion deal to acquire media company Time Warner Inc after U.S. antitrust regulators indicated they would not seek a delay.

Thursday, Jun 14

Civilians flee bombardment as Arab states pound Yemen port

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ADEN (Reuters) - Arab warplanes and warships pounded Houthi positions in Yemen's Hodeidah on Thursday as a Saudi-led alliance tried to seize the main port in the largest battle of a war that has created the world's worst humanitarian…

ECB to end bond buys, keep rates steady through next summer

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank said on Thursday it will end its unprecedented bond purchase scheme by the close of the year, taking its biggest step in dismantling crisis-era stimulus a decade after the start of the euro…

UPDATE 4-Rolls-Royce cuts 4,600 jobs at "pivotal moment" for business

LONDON (Reuters) - Rolls-Royce is to cut 4,600 jobs over two years in the latest attempt by boss Warren East to reduce costs and complexity and make Britain's best known engineering company more profitable and dynamic.

Arab states launch biggest assault of Yemen war with attack on main port

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ADEN (Reuters) - A Saudi-led alliance of Arab states launched an attack on Yemen's main port city on Wednesday in the largest battle of the Yemen war, aiming to bring the ruling Houthi movement to its knees at the risk of worsening the…

Wednesday, Jun 13

Italy summons French envoy as migration dispute escalates

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ROME (Reuters) - Italy summoned France's envoy on Wednesday and angrily rejected French criticism of its immigration policies, escalating a diplomatic standoff that is widening one of Europe's main political fault lines.

After compromise, Britain's May set to avoid defeat in parliament on customs

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LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May looked set to avoid an embarrassing defeat in parliament on Wednesday over her post-Brexit trade plans, a day after she defused a rebellion in her party over control of Britain's exit from the…

Investors challenge WPP over Sorrell's departure

LONDON (Reuters) - The world's biggest advertising agency WPP faced a shareholder revolt on Wednesday over its handling of the departure of former CEO Martin Sorrell, who quit under a cloud but is still entitled to share awards worth…

Investors wipe $3 billion off China's ZTE as U.S. settlement sinks in

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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Investors wiped about $3 billion off embattled Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp's market value as it resumed trade on Wednesday after agreeing to pay up to $1.4 billion in penalties to the U.S. government.