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Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Ireland spending 'hundreds of millions of euros' on no-deal Brexit: minister
Ireland is spending "hundreds of millions of euros" on preparing for a no-deal Brexit, which would be a "crazy outcome" of three years of EU-UK negotiations, Ireland's Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Monday.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Suspect in Istanbul nightclub attack denies charges: Anadolu
The main suspect in a New Year's Day shooting which killed 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub two years ago denied the charges against him in court on Monday, Turkey's state-owned Anadolu news agency reported.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Twin blasts in rebel-held Syrian city Idlib kill at least 15
Twin explosions in the bustling center of the rebel-held northwestern Syrian city of Idlib on Monday killed at least 15 people and injured scores, medics and witnesses said.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

India says mastermind of Kashmir bombing killed in clash
Indian forces on Monday killed three militants, including the suspected organizer of a suicide bombing in the disputed region of Kashmir that fueled tension between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan, police said, with five troops also killed in the clash.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Bulgarian ruling party scraps election code revisions after opposition walkout
Bulgaria's ruling center-right party GERB on Monday dropped plans to revise the election code after they prompted the main opposition Socialist Party (BSP) to walk out of parliament.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

U.S.-backed force won't release jihadists but says countries must take them back
Kurdish-led authorities in north Syria said on Monday they would not free foreign Islamic State detainees but countries must repatriate them, after U.S. President Donald Trump said jihadists would be freed unless Europe takes them back.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Parties to resume campaigns after Nigeria poll postponement, president warns against skullduggery
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday accused Nigeria's electoral commission of incompetence over its organization of a national election as the main opposition party prepared to hit the campaign trail once again after voting was postponed for a week.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Nigeria's main opposition party accuses Buhari of 'jungle justice' threat
Nigeria's main opposition on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari's threat to use soldiers to deal with any attempts to tamper with voting material during a delayed vote was a "direct call for jungle justice".

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Brazil dam disaster death toll rises to 169
The official death toll from a dam burst in the Brazilian town of Brumadinho rose to 169, authorities in the state of Minas Gerais said on Sunday night. In addition, 141 people have yet to be located.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Livni warns over peace and democracy as she quits Israeli politics
One of Israel's most prominent dovish politicians, former foreign minister Tzipi Livni, said on Monday she was leaving politics and warned "democracy is in danger".

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Raytheon wins $1.5 billion UAE air force contract
The United Arab Emirates on Monday awarded Raytheon Co. a 5.7 billion dirhams ($1.55 billion) contract to supply its air force with platform systems to launch missiles, a UAE military spokesman said.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Ukraine pitches for more EU aid for south-east as elections near
Ukraine's foreign minister asked the European Union on Monday for hundreds of millions of euros in loans and aid for infrastructure and businesses in its troubled east and south, regions he said Russia was trying to "suffocate".

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Polish NGO leaves to deliver sex abuse report to Pope
Representatives of a Polish NGO helping victims of child abuse committed by Catholic priests left Warsaw early on Monday hoping to deliver a report to Pope Francis in the Vatican about Polish bishops neglecting pedophilia cases.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

The five candidates running in Senegal's presidential election
Senegal, the most stable democracy in West Africa, is preparing for an election on Sunday with President Macky Sall facing off against four other candidates.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Four Zimbabwe generals retired in Mnangagwa's first purge of military
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa retired four generals on Monday, in the first major shake-up of the armed forces since he took office and including the man who led a deadly crackdown against post-election protests in August.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

U.S.-backed force won't release jihadists, but warns they could escape
Kurdish-led authorities in north Syria said on Monday they would not free foreign Islamic State detainees but countries must take responsibility for them, after U.S. President Donald Trump said jihadists would be freed unless Europe takes them back.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

China unveils guidelines for developing Greater Bay Area: Xinhua
China's cabinet on Monday issued guidelines for developing a "Greater Bay Area" around the Pearl River Delta, in a bid to spur growth and transformation in Guangdong province and the cities of Hong Kong and Macau.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Maldives court orders arrest of former president over alleged corruption
A court in the Maldives ordered the arrest and detention on Monday of the former president, Abdulla Yameen, on suspicion of money laundering.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Germany in talks for joint arms exports agreement with France
Berlin and Paris are in talks on common defense exports licensing procedures, a German government spokesman said on Monday.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Poland pulls out of Israel summit in row over WW2 role
Poland pulled out of a planned summit in Israel on Monday, its prime minister said, after Israel's acting foreign minister said "many Poles" had collaborated with the Nazis in World War Two and shared responsibility for the Holocaust.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Facebook broke rules, should be regulated: UK lawmakers
Facebook intentionally breached data privacy and competition law and should, along with other big tech companies, be subject to a new regulator to protect democracy and citizens' rights, British lawmakers said on Monday.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Iran arrests militants linked to attack on Revolutionary Guards
Revolutionary Guards have broken up a group of militants in southeast Iran who were linked to a suicide bombing that killed 27 guards near the border with Pakistan last week, the Corps said on Monday.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Israel says it will host Czech, Slovak, Hungarian leaders after Polish pullout
Israel says on Monday that it would host bilateral meetings with the Czech, Slovak and Hungarian leaders this week after Poland withdrew from a planned five-way summit in Jerusalem in protest at Holocaust rhetoric.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

No incursion by Spanish during Gibraltar incident: UK PM May's spokesman
There was no incursion by Spanish naval forces during an incident near Gibraltar at the weekend, a spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Czech PM Babis says V4 summit in Israel scrapped: CTK agency
A meeting of the central European Visegrad group countries scheduled to start in Israel in Monday has been canceled after Poland pulled out, news agency CTK said, citing Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Iran's Khamenei warns government about deception by Europeans
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday warned his country's government not to be deceived by European countries that say they want to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal abandoned by U.S. President Donald Trump last year.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Britain still wants to reopen withdrawal agreement with EU: PM May's spokesman
Britain still wants to reopen the withdrawal agreement it negotiated with the European Union to provide legal assurances over the Irish border, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

India asks World Court to order release of man sentenced to death in Pakistan
India asked the World Court on Monday to order the release of an Indian national sentenced to death by Pakistan, saying Islamabad had failed to allow him diplomatic assistance before his conviction, as required by an international treaty.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Singapore says soccer star could face jail after missing enlistment
Singapore's first soccer player signed to the English Premier League has missed his compulsory military service and now faces charges that carry up to three years in jail, the city-state's defense ministry said on Monday.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

China unveil guidelines for developing 'Greater Bay Area': Xinhua
China's cabinet on Monday issued guidelines for developing a "Greater Bay Area" around the Pearl River Delta, in a bid to spur growth and transformation in Guangdong province and the cities of Hong Kong and Macau.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Zimbabwe opposition politician fined over false election results
Zimbabwe's former finance minister and senior opposition politician Tendai Biti was on Monday convicted and fined $200 for unlawfully and falsely announcing the results of last year's presidential election that was won by Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Morocco looks to French as language of economic success
Morocco's economy is getting lost in translation.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Alibaba is the force behind hit Chinese Communist Party app: sources
A Chinese government propaganda app that recently became a huge hit was developed by Alibaba, two people at the company told Reuters, at a time when the nation's tech firms are under global scrutiny over their ties to Beijing.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Yemen's parties agree to start stalled troop withdrawal from main port
Yemen's warring parties have agreed to start withdrawing forces from the main port of Hodeidah under a U.N.-sponsored deal, the United Nations said, following weeks of diplomacy to salvage a pact that stalled over control of the Red Sea city.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

German Islamic State fighters in Syria have right to return home: government spokesman
German citizens who have fought with the Islamic State militant group in Syria have a fundamental right to return to Germany, a spokesman for the interior ministry said on Monday.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

IMF is 'accomplice' of Serbia's President, says opposition leader
Serbia's top opposition leader accused the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday of aiding President Aleksandar Vucic and his allies in the "economic destruction of Serbia".

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Nigerian president, ruling party hold emergency meeting over election delay
President Muhammadu Buhari was meeting with senior members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party on Monday over the postponement of Nigeria's presidential election, the party said.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Seven lawmakers quit UK Labour Party citing Brexit 'betrayal', anti-Semitism
Seven Labour lawmakers quit Britain's main opposition party on Monday over leader Jeremy Corbyn's approach to Brexit and a row over anti-Semitism, saying Labour had been "hijacked by the machine politics of the hard left."

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

U.S. pressing Gulf states to keep Syria isolated: sources
The United States is lobbying Gulf states to hold off restoring ties with Syria, including the UAE which has moved closer to Damascus to counter the influence of its rival Iran, five sources told Reuters.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Britain's Labour Party splits over Brexit and anti-Semitism
Seven lawmakers split from Britain's opposition Labour Party on Monday, saying that the party leadership's failures over Brexit, anti-Semitism and a culture of bullying in the party had left them no choice.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Iran's Khamenei warns government about deception by European states: state TV
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday warned his country's government not to be deceived by European signatories of the nuclear deal with major powers, now under threat after a U.S. withdrawal.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

China arrests 62 suspects abroad, $1.5 billion seized in P2P crackdown
China has arrested 62 suspects abroad and seized 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) in assets from 380 fraudulent peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms since June as part of a crackdown on online finance, the public security ministry said.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Thai opposition party undeterred after ally's failed princess bid
Leaders of Thailand's biggest opposition party campaigning on Monday never mentioned ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra, whose policies they espouse, nor the princess whose shock candidacy could see its ally banned from the March 24 election.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Kremlin says following situation with Calvey's detention very closely
The Kremlin is following the situation around the detention of Baring Vostok's head Michael Calvey very closely and hopes it will not affect the Russian investment climate, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Center-right to top EU poll; far-right surges: survey
The center-right is set to remain the biggest group in the EU legislature after elections in May that should also show a surge in seats for the far-right, a survey by the European Parliament showed on Monday.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Pakistan says Saudi crown prince orders 2,100 Pakistani prisoners released
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has ordered the release of about 2,100 Pakistani prisoners from the kingdom's jails during a high-profile visit to Islamabad, Pakistan's information minister said on Monday.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Spanish warship ordered ships to leave British waters near Gibraltar
A Spanish warship tried to order commercial shipping to leave anchorages in British waters near Gibraltar but was challenged by the British navy and sailed away, Gibraltar said, the latest example of tension over the strategic port as Brexit approaches.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Facebook says it is 'open to meaningful regulation'
Facebook is "open to meaningful regulation", it said on Monday after British lawmakers said that big technology companies should be subject to a compulsory code of ethics to tackle the spread of fake news and abuse of users' data.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Britain having useful discussions on Brexit with Brussels: minister
Legal changes to Britain's deal to leave the European Union will be difficult but recent trips by British ministers to Brussels have been productive, the prime minister's effective deputy, David Lidington, said on Monday.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Some UK Labour lawmakers to quit party over Brexit: source
A group of British opposition Labour lawmakers will on Monday announce they are leaving the party over leader Jeremy Corbyn's approach to Brexit and a row over anti-Semitism, a source said, adding more resignations could follow.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

India says two masterminds of Kashmir bombing killed in clash
Indian security forces on Monday killed two suspected organizers of a deadly suicide bombing in the disputed region of Kashmir that has fueled tension between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan, police said.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

France snubs Trump's appeal to repatriate IS fighters en masse, for now
France will for now not act on U.S. President Donald Trump's call for European allies to repatriate hundreds of Islamic State fighters from Syria, taking back militants on a "case-by-case" basis, its justice minister said on Monday.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Israeli cyber-hotline offers help for the hacked
Israel has launched a cyber hotline, staffed mostly by veterans of military computing units, to enable businesses and private individuals to report suspected hacking and receive real-time solutions.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Indonesian presidential hopefuls vow energy self-sufficiency via palm
Indonesia's two presidential candidates pledged to achieve energy self-sufficiency by boosting the use of bioenergy, particularly fueled by palm oil, to cut costly oil imports by Southeast Asia's biggest economy.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Gunmen kill four soldiers in attack in Pakistan's Baluchistan
Gunmen have attacked a Pakistani security post in the resource-rich province of Baluchistan killing four paramilitary soldiers, officials said on Monday.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Pakistan recalls envoy from India amid tensions - Foreign Office
Pakistan has recalled its ambassador in New Delhi for consultations amid escalating tensions with nuclear-armed neighbor India, Pakistan's foreign office spokesman said on Monday.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

North Korea's 'socialist utopia' needs mass labor. A growing market economy threatens that
In January, thousands of North Korean students traveled to Mount Paektu, a sacred mountain where the ruling family claims its roots and where leader Kim Jong Un is building a massive economic hub at the alpine town of Samjiyon.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Polish officials may cancel trip to Israel over diplomatic spat
Polish officials may cancel their planned trip to Israel, the head of the prime minister's office, Michal Dworczyk, said on Monday after media reported remarks by Israel's prime minister suggesting Polish complicity in the Holocaust.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Macau police investigate suspected murder at Sands casino resort: media
Police in the world's biggest gambling hub of Macau are investigating what they suspect is a rare murder in a five-star casino resort after a Chinese man was found stabbed in his bed, broadcaster TDM reported on Monday.

Reuters World News
Feb 18, 2019

Saudi Arabia denies crown prince seeks to buy Manchester United
Saudi Arabia's crown prince is not seeking to buy Premier League football club Manchester United, the kingdom's media minister said on Monday, denying reports and adding that there had only been a meeting with the Saudi wealth fund regarding sponsorship.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Gunbattle with militants kills four Indian soldiers, civilian in Kashmir: police
Four Indian soldiers and a civilian were killed in a gunbattle in disputed Kashmir on Monday, a police official said, as India launched a hunt for suspected members of an Islamist militant group that killed 44 Indian paramilitary police last week.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Australia accuses foreign government of cyber attack on lawmakers
A cyber attack on Australian lawmakers that breached the networks of major political parties was probably carried out by a foreign government, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday, but did not name any suspects.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Australia says foreign government behind cyber attack on lawmakers
A cyber attack on Australian lawmakers that breached the networks of major political parties was probably carried out by a foreign country, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday, without naming any suspects.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Venezuela denies EU lawmakers entry given 'conspiratorial motives'
Venezuela denied a group of European Parliament deputies entry into the country on Sunday, arguing they had "conspiratorial motives" for flying to Caracas in the throes of a political crisis.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

U.S. Senator Rubio warns Venezuela's Maduro not to act against opposition
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, visiting the Colombia-Venezuela border on Sunday, warned Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of severe consequences if he takes action against the country's opposition leader and self-declared president or U.S. citizens.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Facebook needs independent ethical oversight: UK lawmakers
Facebook and other big tech companies should be subject to a compulsory code of ethics to tackle the spread of fake news, the abuse of users' data and the bullying of smaller firms, British lawmakers said on Monday.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Exclusive: U.S. blocks North Korean air traffic revival ahead of Trump-Kim summit - sources
The United States has blocked efforts by a U.N. agency to improve civil aviation in North Korea at a time when Pyongyang is trying to reopen part of its airspace to foreign flights, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Yemen's warring parties agree on initial redeployment: U.N
Yemeni government and Houthi representatives have reached an agreement on the first phase of their redeployment of forces under a U.N.-sponsored deal for the warring armies to leave the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, the United Nations said on Sunday.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Saudi Arabia signs oil agreement to supply Pakistan: minister
Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement to supply Pakistan with crude oil and petroleum products to secure its fuel needs, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday on Twitter.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Support for Australian government rallies ahead of May election
Support for Australia's conservative government has risen to its highest levels in more than six months, a widely watched poll showed on Monday, boosting Prime Minister Scott Morrison's re-election prospects ahead of a national poll due by May.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Yemen's warring parties agree on first phase of redeployment: U.N
Yemeni government and Houthi representatives have reached an agreement on "Phase 1" of their mutual redeployment of forces under a U.N.-sponsored deal for the warring armies to leave the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, the United Nations said on Sunday.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Pompeo to visit Kuwait next month, says Kuwait's deputy foreign minister
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Kuwait next month to hold the third round of strategic dialogue between the two countries, Kuwait's state news agency quoted the deputy foreign minister, Khaled Al-Jarallah, as saying on Sunday.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Bulgaria's largest opposition party votes to quit parliament
Lawmakers from Bulgaria's opposition Socialist Party (BSP) are leaving parliament for an unspecified period, saying fair elections could not be guaranteed following recent Election Code amendments.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Tunisian workers kidnapped in Libya have been freed: foreign ministry
Fourteen Tunisian workers kidnapped by armed men in western Libya three days ago were released on Sunday, the Tunisian foreign ministry said in a statement.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Germany warns it will stop extradition of its citizens to UK after Brexit: FT
Berlin will stop extraditing Germans to Britain immediately after Brexit even if it leaves the European Union with a deal, the Financial Times reported https://on.ft.com/2DPMBED on Sunday, citing a formal notification submitted by Germany to the European Commission last week.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

U.S. Senator Rubio, other officials visit site of Venezuelan aid
A U.S. delegation including Senator Marco Rubio visited the Colombian border city of Cucuta on Sunday, where humanitarian aid is being stockpiled for planned delivery to economically crippled Venezuela next week.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Haiti vows to trim expenses and investigate PetroCaribe amid protests
The Haitian government vowed to deepen the investigation into alleged corruption in the PetroCaribe oil program and to reduce its expenses, seeking to meet some of protestors' demands as demonstrations roil the country.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Saudi crown prince begins Asia tour with $20 billion Pakistan investment pledge
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday said Saudi Arabia has signed investment agreements worth $20 billion during his high-profile visit to Pakistan, where tensions were flaring up with nuclear-armed rival India.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Nicaraguan government meets with business leaders in bid to end crisis
The Nicaraguan government said it has initiated talks with the country's private sector in what observers see as a bid to repair the relationship between embattled President Daniel Ortega and business leaders and ease a political crisis that has engulfed the country since last spring.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Mozambican ex-president's son arrested in $2 billion fraudulent debt case
Former Mozambican president Armando Guebuza's son was arrested at the weekend in connection with a $2 billion government debt scandal, state-owned media and a judicial source said.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

U.S. cannot back Syrian forces who align with Assad: U.S. commander
The United States will have to sever its military assistance to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) battling Islamic State if the fighters partner with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad or Russia, a senior U.S. general said on Sunday.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Catholic Church credibility on the line at abuse meeting
The Vatican will gather senior bishops from around the world later this week for a conference on sex abuse designed to guide them on how best to tackle a problem that has decimated the Church's credibility, but critics say it is too little, too late.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Kashmiris complain of evictions after deadly attack on Indian forces, authorities promise safety
India has warned against rising communal tensions across the country as some Kashmiris living outside their state said they faced property evictions while others were attacked on social media after a suicide bomber killed 44 policemen in the region.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Kenya summons its ambassador to Somalia as territorial row escalates
Kenya has summoned its ambassador to Somalia back home after the Mogadishu government's decision to auction oil and gas exploration blocks at the center of a maritime territorial dispute in the Indian Ocean, the foreign ministry said.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Nigerian candidate says delayed presidential vote could be compromised
While most Nigerians took the delay in a presidential election in their stride on Sunday, after similar postponements in 2011 and 2015, one presidential candidate and civil society groups expressed concern that the vote could now be compromised.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Israel trims funds to Palestinians over militant stipends
Israel will cut around 5 percent of the tax handovers to the Palestinian Authority over its financial support for jailed Palestinian militants, the Israeli security cabinet said on Sunday, following similar U.S. legislation last year.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Saudi crown prince signs $20 billion in agreements with Pakistan
Saudi Arabia has signed agreements with Pakistan worth $20 billion, Saudi-owned Arabiya TV quoted Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as saying on Sunday.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Indonesian presidential hopefuls vow energy self-sufficiency through palm
Indonesia's two presidential candidates pledged on Sunday to achieve energy self-sufficiency by boosting the use of bioenergy, particularly fueled by palm oil, to cut costly oil imports by Southeast Asia's biggest economy.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Kashmiris complain of eviction after deadly attack on Indian forces, authorities deny
India has warned against rising communal tensions across the country as Kashmiris living outside their state faced property evictions, job suspensions and attacks on social media after a suicide bomber killed 44 policemen in the region.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Israel to deduct $138 million from Palestinian funds over prisoner stipends
Israel will deduct some $138 million from taxes that it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority in response to stipends the authority pays to families of Palestinians jailed for anti-Israel violence, the Israeli security cabinet said on Sunday.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Trump policies unite allies against him at European security forum
In 2009, then U.S. Vice President Joe Biden came to Munich to "press the reset button" with Russia. A decade later he came again to offer the world better relations, this time with his own country.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Paramount Group in talks to develop Africa's defense industry
South African defense company Paramount Group expects to sign agreements with four African governments this year to set up production facilities in their countries, its chairman said on Sunday.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Noise, smoke near Indonesia electoral debate was fireworks, police say
Indonesian police said on Sunday a suspected explosion outside the venue of a live presidential debate in the capital Jakarta was caused by fireworks.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

France denies it has softened stance on Brexit
France on Sunday denied British media reports that President Emmanuel Macron had offered concessions on the Irish backstop to end the stalemate over Brexit negotiations.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Malta court grants bail to Libyan arrested for hijacking in 2016
A Maltese court said on Sunday it had granted bail to one of two men arrested for hijacking in 2016 after a passenger plane was forced to land in Malta, saying he had spent the maximum time allowed in prison without being tried.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Germany cool on Trump appeal to take back IS fighters from Syria
Germany can take back Islamic State fighters captured in Syria only if the suspects have consular access, the interior ministry said on Sunday, playing down the likelihood of Berlin meeting demands made by U.S. President Trump to his European allies.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Sudanese fruit seller dies choking on tear gas fired at protesters: family
A Sudanese fruit seller died on Sunday after choking on tear gas fired at protesters in the market where he worked in Khartoum, his family members told Reuters.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Germany sees big rise in security problems affecting infrastructure
Germany has experienced a big increase in the number of security incidents hitting critical infrastructure such as power grids and water suppliers, the BSI cybersecurity agency said on Sunday, adding however that they were not all due to hacking.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Italy's 5-Star calls online vote amid 'identity crisis'
Italy's ruling 5-Star Movement has called an online vote to decide whether or not to block a possible kidnapping trial against Matteo Salvini, their coalition ally and leader of the hard-right League party.

Reuters World News
Feb 17, 2019

Saudi crown prince begins Asia tour in Pakistan amid India tensions
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday kicked off his tour of South Asia and China with a high-profile visit to Pakistan, but the trip risks being overshadowed by escalating tensions between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan.

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