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Sep 18, 2019

Reactions to Canadian PM Trudeau's brown face 2001 picture
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized on Wednesday for wearing brown face make-up in 2001 after an embarrassing picture emerged less than five weeks out from a tightly contested general election.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Partial transcript of remarks by Canada PM Trudeau over brown face incident
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday delivered an apology for an incident in 2001 where he dressed up in brown face. He then took questions from reporters.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Apples rot in Kashmir orchards, as lockdown puts economy in tailspin
It's harvest time, but the market in the northern Kashmiri town of Sopore - usually packed with people, trucks and produce at this time of year - is empty, while in orchards across India's Jammu and Kashmir state unpicked apples rot on the branch.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Large parts of Bermuda plunged into darkness as Hurricane Humberto whips island
Hurricane Humberto knocked out power lines in Bermuda on Wednesday night, plunging nearly the whole Atlantic archipelago into darkness, as the storm whipped the British territory with powerful winds and heavy rain.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Canada's Trudeau apologizes for dressing up in brown face, election chances could suffer
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized on Wednesday for wearing brown face make-up in 2001 after an embarrassing picture emerged less than five weeks before an election in which he faces a tough fight.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Canada Conservative leader says Trudeau brown face picture shows he's unfit to govern
Canadian Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer said his Liberal rival in the upcoming election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is unfit to govern the country after a 2001 picture emerged showing him dressed in brown face.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Canada's Trudeau apologizes for dressing up in brownface in 2001
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized on Wednesday for wearing brownface makeup to a costume party in 2001, an image that could undermine his chances for re-election with less than five weeks to go before the national election.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

UK's Johnson and Trump discuss need for united diplomatic response to Saudi attack
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.S. President Donald Trump condemned last weekend's attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities and discussed the need for a united diplomatic response in a telephone call on Wednesday, Johnson's office said.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Mexican authorities find 29 bodies in a hundred plastic bags
Mexican authorities said on Tuesday they had found 29 bodies, packed in more than a hundred plastic bags, dumped in a clandestine grave in the violent western state of Jalisco.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Tuvalu parliament picks new PM in potential blow for Taiwan
Newly installed lawmakers of the tiny South Pacific country of Tuvalu elected a new prime minister on Thursday, a potential blow for ally Taiwan, which had diplomatic ties to another Pacific island nation cut this week in favor of Beijing.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

U.S. unlikely to impose sanctions on Turkey over Russian buy: Turkish official
U.S. President Donald Trump has become more understanding about why Turkey has purchased a Russian missile defense system and he is not expected to impose U.S. sanctions on Ankara over the issue, a senior Turkish official said on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Trump sees many options short of war with Iran after attacks on Saudis
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday there were many options short of war with Iran after U.S. ally Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of drones and missiles it said were used in a crippling attack on its oil sites that was "unquestionably sponsored" by Tehran.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Pompeo says U.S. supports Saudi Arabia's right to defend itself: tweet
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States supports Saudi Arabia's "right to defend itself" and said Iran's behavior would "not be tolerated" in a meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to a statement on his official Twitter account on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Lebanon court acquits one Australia bomb plot suspect: NNA
Lebanon's military court acquitted one of four brothers accused of planning to blow up a flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi nearly two years ago, state news agency NNA said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

DUP leader meets Irish PM in Dublin to discuss backstop
The leader of the Northern Ireland party whose support is crucial to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government met with the Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar in Dublin on Wednesday evening, national broadcaster RTE reported.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Trump says there are many options short of war with Iran after attacks on Saudis
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday there were many options short of war with Iran after U.S. ally Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of drones and missiles it said were used in a crippling attack on its oil sites that was "unquestionably sponsored" by Tehran.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Italy and France agree migrants must be distributed around the EU
The European Union must introduce a new, automatic system of taking in migrants saved from the Mediterranean, the leaders of Italy and France said on Wednesday, as they sought to patch up bruised bilateral relations.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Northern Ireland's DUP sees Brexit deal if both sides 'flexible'
The Northern Ireland party whose support is crucial to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government said on Wednesday it believed a deal could be secured for an orderly British exit from the European Union if flexibility is shown by all sides.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

U.N. Security Council to vote on rival calls for truce in Syria's Idlib
The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Thursday on rival draft resolutions that call for a truce in northwest Syria after Russia and China put forward their own text in response to a proposal by Kuwait, Germany and Belgium.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

U.S. reassessing aid to Solomon Islands after Taiwan ties cut
The United States is reassessing its assistance to the Solomon Islands after the Pacific nation cut ties with Taiwan in favor of China this week, a senior official in the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) said on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Kuwait oil sector heightens security after Saudi Aramco attacks
Kuwait's oil sector is on high alert and has raised its security to the highest level as a precautionary measure in the wake of the weekend attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, a Kuwaiti oil official said on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

U.N. Security Council to vote Thursday on call for Idlib truce, Russia likely to oppose: diplomats
The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Thursday on a draft resolution calling for a truce in northwest Syria, though diplomats said the measure is likely to be opposed by veto-power Russia.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

EU's Tusk, Britain's Johnson to discuss Brexit next week
European Council President Donald Tusk and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson are due to hold bilateral talks on Brexit on the sidelines of a U.N. session in New York next week, according to an official with the bloc.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Northern Ireland's DUP calls for Brexit 'refit' of 1998 peace accord
Northern Ireland's largest party, the Democratic Unionist Party, on Wednesday called for a "refit" of the British province's 1998 peace deal "to take account of any new Brexit deal."

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Trump says there are many options short of war with Iran after attack on Saudis
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday there were many options short of war with Iran after U.S. ally Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of drones and missiles it said were used in a crippling attack on its oil sites that was "unquestionably sponsored" by Tehran.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Iran to hold annual Gulf drills with 200 frigates, speedboats
Iran will hold its annual military parade on Sept. 22 in the Gulf with 200 frigates and speedboats, the semi-official Iran Front Page website reported on Wednesday, at a time of soaring tension between Tehran and Washington.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Independent Cuban journalists petition against increased government repression
A group of 55 independent journalists, bloggers and activists in Communist-run Cuba launched a petition this week denouncing increased media repression and calling for guarantees for press freedom.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

U.S. Congress to advance 'Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy' bill
U.S. congressional committees are due to start voting next week on legislation supporting human rights in Hong Kong, with measures under consideration including annual reviews of the Chinese territory's special economic status and the imposition of sanctions on those who undermine its autonomy.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Sri Lankan lawmakers to investigate Lotus Tower graft allegation
A Sri Lankan parliamentary panel will investigate an allegation of corruption against a Chinese company contracted to work on the construction of South Asia's tallest tower.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

UK's Johnson says EU's Juncker shares determination to avoid no-deal Brexit
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have a "shared determination" to reach a deal over Brexit, Johnson's office said in a statement on Wednesday after the two leaders spoke by telephone.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

DUP says it wants Brexit deal, but Northern Ireland must be 'master' of rules
The Northern Ireland party whose 10 members of parliament back Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government said on Wednesday it wants to help secure an orderly Brexit but that the region must remain "master" of the rules governing its economy.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Iran's Rouhani may cancel U.N. visit if U.S. visa not issued soon: state media
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani may cancel his trip to New York next week for the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations if the United States fails to issue visas for him and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in the next few hours, state media said on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Israeli voters deliver deadlock, Netanyahu's tenure in doubt
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to win a ruling majority in an election that produced a virtual tie between his right-wing bloc and a center-left grouping that would be led by former military chief Benny Gantz.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Erdogan says 2 million-3 million Syrian refugees can be resettled in 'safe zone'
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that a planned "safe zone" in northern Syria could host 2 million to 3 million Syrian refugees who have settled in Turkey and Europe after eight years of war at home.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

U.S. calls for release of political activists held in Cambodia
The United States expressed concern on Wednesday over the detention of political activists in Cambodia and called on the government to lift restrictions on the opposition.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Trump says has not spoken with Israel's Netanyahu, 'we'll see what happens'
President Donald Trump told reporters on Wednesday that he has not spoken with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about an election he described as close, adding "we'll see what happens."

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Pompeo says attack was 'act of war' on Saudi Arabia, seeks coalition
The United States wants to build a coalition of European and Arab partners to deter Iran after an attack on Saudi Arabia that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described on Wednesday as "an act of war" against the world's top oil exporter.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Trump says will outline increased Iran sanctions within 48 hours
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday told reporters that he would provide more details about increased U.S. sanctions on Iran within 48 hours, after announcing them earlier on Twitter.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Algerian army chief moves to limit protest movement
Algeria's powerful army chief has ordered buses and cars bringing protesters into the capital to be stopped and seized, the latest in a series of measures aimed at quelling big weekly demonstrations demanding a purge of the old ruling elite.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Iran to hold annual Gulf drills with 200 Guards frigates: report
Iran will hold its annual military parade on Sept. 22 in the Gulf with 200 frigates of its elite Revolutionary Guards Corps, Iran Front Page reported on Wednesday, at a time of spiked tension between Tehran and Washington.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Millions may risk jail as Indonesia to outlaw sex outside marriage
Indonesia is poised to pass a new penal code that criminalizes consensual sex outside marriage and introduces stiff penalties for insulting the president's dignity - a move rights groups criticized as an intrusive assault on basic freedoms.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Yemen's Houthis threaten to attack United Arab Emirates targets
Yemen's Houthi group said on Wednesday it had identified dozens of sites in the United Arab Emirates as possible targets, in an attempt to underscore its military clout following a weekend attack it claims to have carried out on Saudi oil facilities.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Attacks on Saudi oil facilities put energy supply at risk: Pompeo
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday weekend attacks on Saudi oil facilities have put the global energy supply at risk, a pool report said.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

UK's Johnson and U.S.'s Trump discuss need for united diplomatic response to Saudi attack
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.S. President Donald Trump condemned last weekend's attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities and discussed the need for a united diplomatic response in a telephone call on Wednesday, Johnson's office said.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Maduro left Norwegian mediators in the dark about side deal: Venezuela opposition negotiator
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro did not inform Norway's foreign ministry, which is mediating a dialogue between his government and opposition leader Juan Guaido, about a side deal with a smaller sector of the opposition before it was announced earlier this week, a member of Guaido's negotiating team said on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Sri Lanka to hold presidential vote on Nov. 16
Sri Lanka will hold a presidential election on Nov. 16, the head of the island nation's election body told Reuters on Wednesday, as its $87 billion economy struggles to recover from a political crisis and the aftermath of deadly Islamist bombings.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

U.S. senators urge Trump administration to end nuclear talks with Saudis
Two Democratic U.S. senators on Wednesday urged Trump administration officials to halt talks with Saudi Arabia on building nuclear reactors after weekend attacks that halved the country's oil output and increased instability in the Middle East.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Iranian official says Saudi Arabia proved that "it knows nothing": Twitter
Saudi Arabia proved that "it knows nothing", an advisor to Iran's president tweeted on Wednesday, after the kingdom displayed evidence it said proved the assault on its oil sites was "unquestionably sponsored" by Tehran.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

British fugitive fraudster jailed after 15 years on the run
A British fraudster has been sentenced to nine years in jail and ordered to pay 900,000 pounds ($1.12 million) after spending 15 years on the run, the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Top U.S. diplomat for Asia welcomes plans for Hong Kong dialogue
David Stilwell, the U.S. State Department's top official for East Asia, said on Wednesday he welcomed news that Hong Kong's leader would hold open dialogue with the city's residents.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Trump orders more Iran sanctions as Saudi displays attack evidence
U.S. President Donald Trump ordered a major increase in sanctions on Iran on Wednesday as Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of drones and missiles it said were used in a crippling attack "unquestionably sponsored" by Tehran.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Trump says he has ordered 'substantial increase' of Iran sanctions
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had ordered his Treasury Secretary to "substantially increase sanctions" imposed on Iran, in the wake of an attack on Saudi oil facilities that some U.S. officials have blamed on Tehran.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Saudi says Iranian sponsorship of attack undeniable, displays arms
Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of what it described as Iranian drones and cruise missiles used in an attack on Saudi oil facilities as "undeniable" evidence of Iranian aggression.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Germany wants to cap next EU budget at 1%, seeks more funds for climate and migration
(This September 16 story has been refiled to clarify that document's contents were first reported by Politico)

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Saudi Arabia thanks Trump for defending Gulf allies: minister
Saudi Arabia's deputy defense minister on Wednesday thanked the United States for confronting Iran in an "unprecedented way" and for defending its regional allies against what he called unprovoked attacks.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Russia frees jailed protester as teachers, priests demand end to crackdown
A Moscow court freed an opposition protester from custody on Wednesday, as school teachers and Orthodox priests told authorities to rein in a crackdown following the biggest anti-Kremlin protests in the capital for years.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Israel's Netanyahu fails to win majority in close election
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to win a ruling majority in an election that produced a virtual tie between his right-wing bloc and a center-left grouping that would be led by former military chief Benny Gantz.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Explainer: Israeli politics deadlocked after second election: What now?
After failing to secure a clear election victory for the second time this year, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must wait days - or more likely weeks - to learn if he can stay in office, or whether he must step aside.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Australian hiker rescued after crawling for two days with broken leg and wrist
An Australian hiker said on Wednesday he had to crawl for two days through scrubland before he was rescued after falling six meters (20 feet) down a waterfall, breaking his leg and wrist.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Lawyers for Tanzanian journalist jailed since July demand police conclude probe
Lawyers representing a prominent Tanzanian journalist demanded on Wednesday that authorities who have charged him with financial crimes conclude their investigations and release him if they lack evidence.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Pakistan refuses permission for India's Modi to fly across its airspace
Pakistan refused a request from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to use its airspace on a flight to Germany, Pakistan's foreign minister said on Wednesday, as tensions between the two nations ran high over the disputed region of Kashmir.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Pakistani plan for media courts sparks fears for press freedom
Pakistani government plans to launch specialist media courts sparked a furious backlash on Wednesday from media and rights advocates who said the move was an attack on freedom of speech.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Pakistan's anti-graft agency arrests opposition leader
Pakistan's anti-graft agency said on Wednesday it had arrested opposition Pakistan People's Party leader Khursheed Shah in an investigation into the sources of his wealth, the latest high-profile detention of an opposition politician.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Trump orders more Iran curbs as Saudi readies attack evidence
President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he ordered a major increase in sanctions on Iran in the latest U.S. move to pressure Tehran, which U.S. officials say probably carried out a crippling weekend attack on Saudi oil facilities.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Zimbabwe doctors say receiving death threats over strike
Striking Zimbabwean doctors said on Wednesday they were being threatened with death and suspected state security agents were pressuring them after police blocked their second protest march over the disappearance of their union leader.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Pakistan PM to urge Trump to restart Afghan peace talks
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday that he would urge U.S. President Donald Trump next week to revive Afghanistan peace talks with the Taliban militant group.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

UK parliament suspension not a matter for judges, PM Johnson's lawyer tells Supreme Court
Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament is a political issue and not a matter for judges, a lawyer for the prime minister said on Wednesday as he sought to persuade the British Supreme Court that the five-week shutdown was lawful.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Trump says he has ordered substantial increase of Iran sanctions
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had ordered Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to "substantially increase sanctions" imposed on Iran, amid escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Saudi Arabia promises concrete proof Iran behind oil strikes
Saudi Arabia promised evidence on Wednesday linking its main regional adversary Iran to an unprecedented attack on its oil industry, which Washington also blames on Tehran in a perilous escalation of Middle East frictions.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Iran warns of crushing response, blames U.S. for regional tension
Iran on Wednesday threatened a crushing response to any military strike after attacks on Saudi oil sites blamed by Washington on Tehran, though it said the Islamic Republic had no desire for conflict in the Gulf region.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Offering UK a Brexit choice, Labour's Corbyn stays shy on his view
Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn promised on Wednesday to offer Britain the choice of leaving the European Union with a "credible" deal or staying in the bloc if he wins power, but declined to say which side he favored.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Fire in Liberia school kills at least 27 children
A fire at an Islamic school in Liberia has killed at least 27 children, police said on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

"Sick and tired": Spaniards fed up with yet another election
Spaniards were frustrated and angry on Wednesday after being called to the polls for a fourth time in four years and some said they would stay away from the ballot box, making it harder to predict how the political deadlock could be broken.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

From "King Bibi" to kingmaker Lieberman?
Half a year ago one man stood alone and unchallenged on the summit of Israeli politics - the veteran right-wing populist Benjamin Netanyahu, known as "King Bibi" to his loyal followers.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Turkish court rules to keep U.S. consulate worker in jail: lawyer
A Turkish court ruled on Wednesday to keep U.S. consulate employee Metin Topuz in jail as his trial on espionage charges continues, a lawyer for Topuz said, meaning he will remain in detention until the next hearing in December.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Parliament suspension not a matter for judges, UK Supreme Court told
Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament is a political issue and not a matter for judges, a lawyer for the prime minister said on Wednesday as he sought to persuade the British Supreme Court that the five-week shutdown was lawful.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Explainer: What is the British opposition Labour Party's position on Brexit?
Britain's opposition Labour Party wants to do everything it can to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson taking the country out of the European Union without a deal next month, and will also reject any new deal he is able to strike with Brussels.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Suicide bomber and gunmen hit eastern Afghanistan gov't office
A suicide bomber and gunmen wounded at least nine people, including a child and a woman, in an attack on a government building in eastern Afghan on Wednesday, officials said.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Pakistan PM aims to restart Afghan peace talks
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday that his government would try to revive Afghanistan peace talks that recently broke down between the United States and the Taliban militant group.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Next Israeli leader certain to face growing budget problems
Whoever emerges as Israel's prime minister after Tuesday's election will need to rein in a growing budget deficit quickly before it hits economic growth.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

UK's Corbyn promises EU referendum; does not say how he will campaign
Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn promised on Wednesday that if he won power he would hold an in-out referendum on Brexit but repeatedly declined to say which way he would campaign.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Spanish air force training plane crashes into sea, killing two
A light Spanish military aircraft crashed into the sea off the southeastern coast on Wednesday, killing the pilot and a trainee, the air force said.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Russia's Putin, Saudi crown prince discuss attacks: Kremlin
Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed weekend attacks on Saudi Aramco's oil infrastructure by phone with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday, the Kremlin said.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

France wants facts before commenting on Saudi attack - foreign ministry
France will not rush into commenting on who was behind an attack on Saudi oil installations, a foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

"Bloody Sunday" families to ask for accused soldier to be named
Families of victims of the 1972 "Bloody Sunday" shootings in Northern Ireland are to ask prosecutors to strip the only British soldier facing prosecution of his anonymity, a lawyer said on the first day of a court hearing into the case.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

EU warns Britain heading for a no-deal Brexit
The European Union warned on Wednesday that Britain was headed for a damaging no-deal Brexit, with London's ideas for solving the contentious issue of the Irish border still unlikely to unlock a deal just six weeks before Britain is due to leave.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

France's Macron to meet Qatari emir in wake of Saudi oil attack
President Emmanuel Macron will hold talks with Qatar's ruling emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Thursday, the French presidency said.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Pompeo to discuss efforts versus Iran with Saudi crown prince
The U.S. Secretary of State will meet with Saudi Arabia's crown prince in Jeddah on Wednesday to discuss the attack on Aramco installations and coordinate efforts against "Iranian aggression", the U.S. Mission to the United Arab Emirates said.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Hong Kong horse races, fireworks called off amid protest threat
Hong Kong's Jockey Club canceled all races planned for Wednesday after pro-democracy protesters said they would target the Happy Valley racecourse where a horse part-owned by a pro-China lawmaker was due to run.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Erdogan says 2-3 million Syrian refugees in Turkey, Europe can be resettled in 'safe zone'
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that a planned "safe zone" in northern Syria could host 2-3 million Syrian refugees that have settled in Turkey and Europe after eight years of war at home.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

UK could challenge Brexit delay act in court - lawyer says he has heard
The British government could go to court to challenge an act brought by opposition lawmakers that forces it to ask for an extension to Brexit if it has not agreed a deal, a lawyer who has led an alternative challenge said.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Israel's Netanyahu left teetering after close election
Israel's election was too close to call on Wednesday, with a partial vote tally showing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tied with his main rival, former military chief Benny Gantz.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

JPMorgan says UK unlikely to get a Brexit deal at October summit
U.S. investment bank JPMorgan said on Wednesday it was negative about the prospects of Prime Minister Boris Johnson striking a Brexit deal at the Oct. 17-18 EU summit.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Preferably dead: Duterte offers cash for capture of freed Filipino felons
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has offered big bounties for hundreds of convicted murderers and rapists set free in a corrections bureau blunder - and said he would be happier if they were caught dead rather than alive.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Explainer: Scenic Kashmir at the heart of India-Pakistani animosity
The Muslim-majority Himalayan region of Kashmir has been at the heart of more than 70 years of animosity since the partition of the British colony of India into the separate countries of Muslim Pakistan and majority Hindu India.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Suicide bomber, gunmen attack government building in eastern Afghanistan: officials
Gunmen and at least one suicide bomber attacked a government building in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, wounding nine people including a child and a woman, officials said.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Saudi Arabia promises concrete proof Iran behind oil attack
Saudi Arabia said it would produce evidence on Wednesday linking regional rival Tehran to an unprecedented attack on its oil industry that Washington believes originated from Iran in a dangerous escalation of Middle East frictions.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

EU warns Britain it is heading for a no-deal Brexit
The European Union delivered a stark warning on Wednesday that Britain was headed for a damaging no-deal Brexit, with London's ideas on replacing the contentious backstop to unlock an accord falling short just six weeks before Britain is due to leave.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

JPMorgan says UK PM Johnson unlikely to get a Brexit deal at October summit
U.S. investment bank JPMorgan said on Wednesday it was negative about the prospects of Prime Minister Boris Johnson striking a Brexit deal at the Oct. 17-18 EU summit.

Reuters World News
Sep 18, 2019

Afghanistan's Taliban tells teachers, students to block presidential elections or risk death
Afghanistan's Taliban insurgent group on Wednesday warned teachers, students and other education workers to avoid the upcoming presidential vote or risk dying in attacks on election centers.

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