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Jul 20, 2018

Canada's immigration detention reviews stacked against detainees: audit
Canada's immigration detention system relies on faulty information and is stacked against detainees, many of whom lack lawyers and are penalized for having severe mental illness, an audit as found.

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Jul 20, 2018

Incoming Mexico leader blasts campaign fine as 'act of vengeance'
Mexico's incoming president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday slammed a decision by the electoral authority to fine his party $10 million over a campaign financing breach, calling it an "act of vengeance" against his landslide victory.

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Jul 20, 2018

Hiding in Nicaragua, Ortega's battered opponents plan comeback
For almost six hours, one of the leaders of the resistance to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega hid in a house while police and paramilitary groups laid siege to the last opposition stronghold, which finally fell this week.

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Jul 20, 2018

Pope accepts Honduran bishop's resignation following misconduct allegations
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a senior Roman Catholic bishop in Honduras on Friday, following allegations of financial and sexual impropriety against the cleric.

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Jul 20, 2018

Concern in White House over intelligence chief's Russian summit surprise
While U.S. President Donald Trump defended his efforts to build a relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, aides said on Friday there is some frustration that the U.S. intelligence chief did not know about plans for a second summit and they hope that meeting will follow a more traditional pattern.

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Jul 20, 2018

Brazil's Alckmin firms presidential bid with centrist support
Business-friendly Brazilian presidential candidate Geraldo Alckmin got the strongest boost yet to his campaign after a centrist coalition agreed to back him and chose their potential vice-presidential pick.

Reuters World News
Jul 20, 2018

Hardworking Cambodian shoe maker has little time for politics
Whoever wins Cambodia's general election next week, 27-year-old Khen Srey Touch knows only that she will have to keep working hard for years to come.

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Jul 20, 2018

Colombia's Santos urges peace as FARC take seats in Congress
Colombian former FARC guerrillas took their seats in Congress on Friday as part of an agreement that ended five decades of war, and outgoing President Juan Manuel Santos urged the nation to protect the nascent peace and put an end to violence.

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Jul 20, 2018

Israel, Hamas agree to restore calm in Gaza Strip: Hamas
Israel and Hamas have agreed to restore calm in the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip, said on Saturday.

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Jul 20, 2018

Israeli soldier, three Palestinian militants, protester killed in Gaza escalation
Palestinian gunmen killed an Israeli soldier along the Gaza border on Friday, said the Israeli military, which launched dozens of strikes into Gaza that killed four Palestinians, including three Hamas fighters.

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Jul 20, 2018

France sends medical aid to Assad's Syria after deal with Russia
France sent 50 tonnes of medical aid to government-controlled eastern Ghouta in Syria on Friday after Russia agreed to facilitate its delivery, raising hopes for future aid efforts, French officials said.

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Jul 20, 2018

Israeli soldier killed by Gaza militants along Gaza border: Israel
An Israeli soldier died after being shot by Palestinian militants on the Gaza border on Friday, the Israeli military said.

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Jul 20, 2018

India's Modi stunned as rival Gandhi crosses parliament to hug him
Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi surprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday when he interrupted a no-confidence debate by walking across the parliament floor to give his rival a hug.

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Jul 20, 2018

Ivory Coast government faces collapse in coalition row
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara's government faced collapse on Friday after his junior coalition partner said it had expelled party members named to a new cabinet.

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Jul 20, 2018

Brazil's Alckmin firms presidential bid with centrist coalition
Business-friendly Brazilian presidential candidate Geraldo Alckmin got the strongest boost yet to his incipient campaign as a coalition of five centrist parties agreed to back him, the head of one of the parties told Reuters on Friday.

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Jul 20, 2018

Iraqi protester killed at Badr paramilitary branch
A security guard outside a branch of one Iraq's most powerful paramilitary groups shot and killed a protester on Friday while trying to push back a crowd, police sources said, ratcheting up tensions over a lack of basic services sweeping southern cities.

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Jul 20, 2018

U.S., European allies map out larger role for F-35 fighter
Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jet is arriving in growing numbers in Europe, and is poised to play a much broader role in missile defense and other warfare plans than conventional fighters, according to U.S. and European officials.

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Jul 20, 2018

U.S. urges strict U.N. sanctions until North Korea acts on denuclearization
The United States called on North Korea on Friday to act on its promise to give up its nuclear weapons and said the world, including China and Russia, must continued to enforce sanctions until it does so.

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Jul 20, 2018

Brexit-backer Arron Banks denies fresh allegation of Russia links
British businessman Arron Banks has denied an allegation made by a former business partner that he approached Russians about investing in his diamond mines, and that the money raised went instead to his campaign to leave the European Union.

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Jul 20, 2018

WhatsApp curbs message forwarding in bid to deter India lynch mobs
Facebook Inc's WhatsApp is rolling out a global test measure to rein in messages forwarded by users, the messaging app said, after the spread of rumors led to several killings in India and sparked calls for action from authorities.

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Jul 20, 2018

Exclusive: Citing lack of progress, secretary to Myanmar's Rohingya panel quits
The Thai secretary to an international panel set up by Myanmar to advise on the Rohingya crisis quit his post, dealing another blow to the credibility of a body meant to demonstrate the government's commitment to resolving the issue.

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Jul 20, 2018

Briton discharged from hospital after Novichok poisoning
Charlie Rowley, one of two Britons poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok last month, was released from hospital on Friday.

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Jul 20, 2018

Trump, Putin discussed Syria crisis, returning refugees: Pompeo
U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed resolving the crisis in Syria and how to return refugees who fled the war-torn country during their Monday meeting, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday.

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Jul 20, 2018

One Iraqi protester killed in protest at Badr militia branch
A security guard at a branch of one Iraq's most powerful paramilitary groups shot dead a protester on Friday while trying to push back a crowd hurling bricks and stones, police and medical sources said.

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Jul 20, 2018

Israeli fire kills four Palestinians as troops shot at on Gaza border
Israeli air and ground forces killed four Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Friday, Palestinian health officials said, as the Israeli military said its troops had come under fire.

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Jul 20, 2018

Senators propose bill to restrict international development loans to Turkey
Six U.S. senators introduced bipartisan legislation on Thursday to restrict loans from international financial institutions to Turkey "until the Turkish government ends the unjust detention of U.S. citizens", a senate committee statement said.

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Jul 20, 2018

Xi's visit to UAE highlights China's rising interest in Middle East
China and the United Arab Emirates signed a raft of financial, business and trade agreements on Friday during a visit by President Xi Jinping to the UAE, underscoring energy-hungry Beijing's rapidly growing interest in the Middle East.

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Jul 20, 2018

U.S. rejects Russia idea for referendum in eastern Ukraine
The United States on Friday rejected a proposal from Russia for a referendum to be held to decide the fate of eastern Ukraine, saying it would not be legitimate since the area is not under control of the Ukranian government.

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Jul 20, 2018

U.N. security council united on denuclearization of North Korea: Pompeo
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday the UN Security Council stands united in seeking a final, verified denuclearization of North Korea and that fully enforcing economic sanctions is key to eliminating nuclear weapons from the country.

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Jul 20, 2018

Merkel vows to work at 'under pressure' U.S. relationship
Chancellor Angela Merkel, vowing to stay in office despite stresses at home and abroad, said she would work on Germany's "under pressure" relationship with the United States but that Washington could no longer be relied on to deliver world order.

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Jul 20, 2018

Iraqi protesters call for downfall of politicians
Thousands of Iraqis angry about poor services protested in southern cities and Baghdad on Friday, calling for the downfall of political parties as they escalated demonstrations backed by the country's most powerful clerics.

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Jul 20, 2018

German bus attack suspect originally from Iran: local newspaper
A man suspected of injuring several people in a knife attack on a bus in Luebeck on Friday is originally from Iran but is now a German citizen and has lived in the northern city for years, the Luebecker Nachrichten newspaper said.

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Jul 20, 2018

German police say no indication bus attacker was radicalized
German police said there was no indication that a man who injured people in a knife attack on a bus in the northern city of Luebeck on Friday was politically radicalized.

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Jul 20, 2018

Pompeo says North Korea must take 'concrete actions' before sanctions eased: U.N. envoy
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told United Nations Security Council envoys on Friday that there needs to be "concrete actions" by North Korea before an easing of sanctions on Pyongyang can be discussed, said Dutch U.N. Ambassador Karel van Oosterom. 

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Jul 20, 2018

Nigeria flying home 152 citizens stranded in Russia after World Cup
Nigeria has made arrangements for 152 of its citizens who were stranded in Russia following the end of the soccer World Cup to be flown home, a foreign affairs spokesman said on Friday.

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Jul 20, 2018

Man arrested with knives near UK parliament jailed for life
A British man who had made bombs for the Taliban in Afghanistan and was plotting an attack near London's parliament was jailed for life with a minimum term of 40 years at the Old Bailey court on Friday.

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Jul 20, 2018

Mugabe-era minister jailed for corruption in Zimbabwe
A former minister who served under Zimbabwe's ex president Robert Mugabe was found guilty of corruption and sentenced to four years in jail on Friday, his lawyer said, the first conviction of a Mugabe-era official since he stepped down.

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Jul 20, 2018

Lebanon must strike deal with Syria to use export crossing-minister
Lebanon must seek a deal with Syria so Lebanese exporters can reach wider Middle East markets via the Syrian border with Jordan now that Damascus has recovered state control of that frontier, Lebanon's caretaker economy minister said on Friday.

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Jul 20, 2018

Oil storage blast in central Iran kills two, fire contained: Tasnim
An explosion at an Iranian oil storage facility in the central industrial zone of Khomein on Friday killed two people and wounded another, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.

Reuters World News
Jul 20, 2018

Italy government reaches deal on top posts after market wobble
Italy's coalition government, facing market turbulence over reports of internal divisions, finally agreed on Friday who should fill two key positions which carry great influence over the economy.

Reuters World News
Jul 20, 2018

Trump on Putin meeting: it wasn't all rosy
U.S. President Donald Trump defended his efforts to build a relationship with Vladimir Putin in an interview broadcast on Friday after he invited the Russian leader for a second meeting in the midst of an uproar over their first.

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Jul 20, 2018

Turkey says it has new evidence of Gulen coup links, will discuss with U.S
Turkey has obtained fresh evidence linking supporters of a U.S.-based cleric to a 2016 failed military coup, Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul said, adding he would discuss the new information with his U.S. counterpart later on Friday.

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Jul 20, 2018

Poland pushes to replace Supreme Court judge who defied government
The Polish parliament on Friday adopted rules to swiftly name a new head for the Supreme Court as part of a judicial overhaul by the ruling party that critics say undercuts democracy.

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Jul 20, 2018

Under pressure at home, May demands new deal from EU on Irish border
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday called on the European Union to strike a new deal to prevent a hard border in Northern Ireland and demanded Brussels quickly respond to her plan to avoid a damaging no-deal Brexit.

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Jul 20, 2018

China shows rising interest in Middle East during Xi visit to UAE
China and the United Arab Emirates signed a raft of financial, business and trade agreements on Friday during a visit by President Xi Jinping to the UAE that signaled energy-hungry Beijing's rapidly growing interest in the Middle East.

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Jul 20, 2018

Zimbabwe presidential election too close to call - poll
Zimbabwe's July 30 presidential election will provide no clear winner, with 40 percent of voters choosing President Emmerson Mnangagwa and 37 percent his opponent, Nelson Chamisa, according to an Afrobarometer poll released on Friday.

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Jul 20, 2018

At crossroads, Spain's ousted conservatives pick new leader
Spain's conservative party, cast into opposition in June after six years in government, will map out its political direction for the foreseeable future on Saturday when it picks either a centrist or a right-winger as its new leader.

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Jul 20, 2018

Russia sends Syrian refugee proposal to U.S. after Trump summit
Russia's Defence Ministry said on Friday it had sent a proposal to Washington to jointly organize the return home of Syrian refugees after agreements reached by President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, Russian agencies said.

Reuters World News
Jul 20, 2018

Quitting EU could hit UK households by up to 960 pounds a year: report
Quitting the EU could leave British households up to 960 pounds ($1,260) worse off each year, according to a report.

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Jul 20, 2018

After 18 years apart, Ethiopian man finds his family in Eritrea
When Ethiopia and Eritrea went to war in 1998 and deported each other's nationals en masse, Addisalem Hadgu thought he had nothing to worry about, safe in the belief his Ethiopian passport would shield his Eritrean wife from expulsion.

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Jul 20, 2018

Nobody killed in incident in northern Germany, perpetrator in custody: police
German police said on Twitter that nobody had been killed in an incident on a bus in the northern German city of Luebeck on Friday and added that the perpetrator was in police custody.

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Jul 20, 2018

Italy government picks CEO of CDP and Treasury DG: sources
The Italian government has agreed to appoint Fabrizio Palermo as the new CEO of state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) and Alessandro Rivera as director-general of the Treasury, political sources said on Friday.

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Jul 20, 2018

Families flee as Taliban battle Islamic State in northern Afghanistan
Battles between Taliban and Islamic State fighters in a remote district of Jawzjan province in northern Afghanistan have caused heavy casualties and displaced thousands of people in recent days, officials said on Friday.

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Jul 20, 2018

Bulgaria parliament bars government from signing deals on migrant readmissions
Bulgaria's parliament voted on Friday to bar the government from signing bilateral agreements with other European Union countries on readmitting migrants who arrived in Europe via the Black Sea state.

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Jul 20, 2018

Caracas' dying botanical garden highlights Venezuela's decay
Dead palm trees and a dried-up lagoon are what you see when you enter Caracas's botanical garden. A UNESCO World Heritage site and once one of the city's most important tourist spots, its directors are trying to rescue it from abandonment.

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Jul 20, 2018

Man arrested after knife attack on German bus
A man armed with a knife attacked people on a bus in the northern German city of Luebeck on Friday, wounding at least 14 people, two seriously, before being arrested by police, the local Luebecker Nachrichten newspaper reported.

Reuters World News
Jul 20, 2018

Zimbabwe presidential election too close to call: poll
Zimbabwe's July 30 presidential election will provide no clear winner, with 40 percent of voters choosing President Emmerson Mnangagwa and 37 percent his opponent, Nelson Chamisa, according to an Afrobarometer poll released on Friday.

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Jul 20, 2018

Russia's Putin pledges unpopular pension reform plan will be reviewed
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday a plan to raise the retirement age would be reviewed, signaling a retreat from a reform that is needed to balance state finances but which has hurt his popularity.

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Jul 20, 2018

Rival warplane projects underline Europe's divisions
Britain's showy launch of a new fighter jet project at this week's Farnborough Airshow has laid bare political tensions that are threatening to tear Europe apart and deepened scepticism about the future of European defense cooperation.

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Jul 20, 2018

Turkish woman, children missing on Greece-Turkey border: police
Greek police were searching on Friday for a Turkish woman and her three children missing after a boat carrying nine people capsized in the Evros river separating Greece from Turkey, police said.

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Jul 20, 2018

Putin says Russia could bid to host future summer Olympics games: agencies
President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Russia could stake a claim to host future summer Olympics games, but had not yet lodged a formal bid to do so, Russian news agencies reported.

Reuters World News
Jul 20, 2018

As Ethiopia's 'Wall' comes down, exiles dream of going home
First came the shock, then the tears of joy, then the dreams of home.

Reuters World News
Jul 20, 2018

UK's Brexit plans useful, but questions remain: Barnier
Britain's proposals on its future relationship with the European Union contain constructive elements, but many questions remain, EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday.

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Jul 20, 2018

Merkel vows to work at "under pressure" U.S. relationship
Chancellor Angela Merkel, vowing to stay in office despite stresses at home and abroad, said she would work on Germany's "under pressure" relationship with the United States but that Washington could no longer be relied on to deliver world order.

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Jul 20, 2018

Injuries, some serious, after suspected knife attack on German bus: newspaper
At least 14 people were wounded, two of them seriously, in a suspected knife attack on a bus in the northern German city of Luebeck on Friday, the local Luebecker Nachrichten newspaper reported, adding that the suspect had been caught.

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Jul 20, 2018

Russia sends Syrian refugee proposal to Washington after Helsinki summit: RIA
Russia's Defence Ministry said on Friday it had sent detailed proposals to Washington on organizing the return of refugees to Syria after agreements reached by President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, the RIA news agency said.

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Jul 20, 2018

Macron fires bodyguard filmed beating protester; critics say too late
French President Emmanuel Macron fired the head of his personal security detail on Friday but faced criticism for failing to act sooner, after video was released showing the man posing as a police officer and beating a protester while off duty in May.

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Jul 20, 2018

Ethiopia offers amnesty to recently freed political prisoners
Ethiopia has passed a law that grants amnesty to political prisoners who have been released recently and reverses decades of security-obsessed rule.

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Jul 20, 2018

Trump defends efforts to build a rapport with Putin
U.S. President Donald Trump defended his efforts to build a relationship with Vladimir Putin in an interview broadcast on Friday after he invited the Russian leader for a second meeting in the midst of an uproar over their first.

Reuters World News
Jul 20, 2018

Honduras appeals WTO landmark ruling on Australia's plain tobacco packaging
Honduras has appealed against a WTO ruling won last month by Australia on its "plain" packaging requirements for tobacco, a WTO spokesman said on Friday.

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Jul 20, 2018

Australia, Britain ready to agree free trade deal: minister
Australia and Britain are ready to agree a free trade deal as soon as circumstances allow, Australian minister for foreign affairs Julie Bishop said on Friday.

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Jul 20, 2018

Japan Inc to chase casino stakes as key law passes: industry insiders
Japanese firms are likely to pursue stakes in the country's first casino resorts, after parliament on Friday enacted a law smoothing the way for large-scale gambling - a business expected to generate billions of dollars in revenue.

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Jul 20, 2018

Oil storage blast in central Iran injures two, one missing: Tasnim
An explosion in an Iran oil storage in the central industrial zone of Khomein injured two people, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Friday.

Reuters World News
Jul 20, 2018

Ireland says EU reaction to UK Brexit white paper lukewarm: minister
Ireland's foreign minister said on Friday reaction from EU capitals to British Prime minister Theresa May's Brexit white paper was lukewarm but said there was agreement it formed the basis for negotiations.

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Jul 20, 2018

Syrian rebels begin evacuating Golan frontier
Syrian rebels began evacuating the border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Friday, a witness and a war monitor group said, leaving for the rebel-held north in a surrender deal that restores President Bashar al-Assad's control of the frontier.

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Jul 20, 2018

Turkey, Netherlands agree to normalize ties
Turkey and the Netherlands have agreed to normalize ties, Turkey's foreign ministry said on Friday, restoring relations that have been strained since a 2017 diplomatic row.

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Jul 20, 2018

Turkey, Netherlands to reappoint ambassadors in couple of months: Cavusoglu
Turkey and the Netherlands will reappoint ambassadors in the next couple of months, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday, after the NATO allies agreed to normalize ties following more than a year of diplomatic tensions.

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Jul 20, 2018

Pakistan gives army broad election powers at polling stations
Pakistan's election authorities have granted broad judicial powers to the powerful military at polling stations during next week's general election, a rare move that has fanned concern among political parties and human rights groups.

Reuters World News
Jul 20, 2018

Turkey says working to avoid negative impact from U.S. sanctions against Iran
Relevant authorities are working to prevent Turkey from being negatively impacted by U.S. sanctions against Iran, the Turkish foreign ministry said on Friday after a U.S. delegation held talks in Ankara on upcoming sanctions.

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Jul 20, 2018

Social media platforms must take responsibility for content: Merkel
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that social media platforms needed to take responsibility for the content on their networks.

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Jul 20, 2018

Al Shabaab captures strategic town in Somalia's Puntland
Somalia's Islamist militant group al Shabaab has captured a small but strategic town 100 km (60 miles) south of Bosaso city in the semi-autonomous Puntland region, a military officer, al Shabaab and residents said on Friday.

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Jul 20, 2018

Syrian rebels, civilians start to evacuate Golan frontier: witness, monitor
The evacuation of Syrian rebels and civilians from the border area with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights began on Friday as buses started to depart the area, according to a witness and the war monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Reuters World News
Jul 20, 2018

Europe must spend more wisely by consolidating weapons systems, Merkel says
Europe must work over coming years and decades to harmonize the many different weapons systems its armed forces deploy, both to use military budgets more efficiently and strengthen the continent's military contractors, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

Reuters World News
Jul 20, 2018

Russia summons Greek ambassador in Moscow amid diplomatic row
Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Friday it had summoned Greece's ambassador in Moscow to register its protest over "anti-Russian" statements made by Athens amid a diplomatic row that has strained relations.

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Jul 20, 2018

Transatlantic relations in a rocky patch, but things can improve: Merkel
Transatlantic relations are going through a rocky patch, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday, but she added that it was not the first difficult period they had experienced and she expressed the hope that they would yet recover.

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Jul 20, 2018

Trump says meeting with Putin 'not always conciliatory': CNBC
U.S. President Donald Trump defended his efforts to build a relationship with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in an interview broadcast on Friday, saying they got along well but their conversations were "not always conciliatory."

Reuters World News
Jul 20, 2018

Thais turn to art, T-shirts to mark cave rescue of 'lucky' 13
Memorabilia featuring a young Thai soccer team and their coach rescued from a flooded cave is flying off the shelves, said Suwit Jaipom, who heads an art gallery in the northern province of Chiang Rai, where the boys live.

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Jul 20, 2018

Turkey, Netherlands agree to normalize ties: Turkish foreign ministry
Turkey and the Netherlands have agreed to normalize ties, Turkey's foreign ministry said on Friday.

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Jul 20, 2018

Dutch, Turkish governments restore formal diplomatic relations: ANP
The Dutch government has restored formal diplomatic ties with Turkey after withdrawing its ambassador in February, the Netherlands' ANP News reported on Friday, citing the country's foreign minister.

Reuters World News
Jul 20, 2018

Merkel vows to stay in job, work at 'under pressure' U.S. relationship
Chancellor Angela Merkel, vowing to stay in office despite challenges at home and abroad, said she would work on Germany's "under pressure" relationship with the United States but that Washington could no longer be relied on to deliver world order.

Reuters World News
Jul 20, 2018

Merkel: Not clear if EU will rise to challenge of changing world order
It is not yet clear if Europe will adapt quickly enough to rise to the new challenges it faces in taking more responsibility for solving conflicts in the world of the 21st century, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday.

Reuters World News
Jul 20, 2018

Missing Pakistani peace activist returns home, friends say
A peace activist who disappeared last year after criticizing Pakistan's military has returned to his home in the eastern province of Punjab, his friends said on Friday.

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Jul 20, 2018

Italian government has reached agreement on CDP nominations: source
The Italian government has reached a deal on who should take charge of state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), a government source said on Friday, ending weeks of tension over the sensitive appointments.

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Jul 20, 2018

Germany's Merkel vows to see out full term in office
German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed on Friday to serve a full term in office through to the end of the current legislative period - which ends in 2021 - despite infighting in her ruling coalition over immigration policy.

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Jul 20, 2018

Indian opposition leader Gandhi startles bitter foe Modi with a hug
Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi created a flutter in parliament on Friday, giving Prime Minister Narendra Modi a surprise hug during a heated debate and said he had nothing but love for his bitter political foe.

Reuters World News
Jul 20, 2018

Luxembourg police deploy Tesla cars to help nab criminals
Police in Luxembourg have added two Tesla electric cars to their fleet, hoping that their rapid acceleration capacity will help them nab more criminals and speed offenders while also trimming the tiny country's carbon emissions.

Reuters World News
Jul 20, 2018

Syrian rebels set to evacuate Golan frontier
Syrian rebels are due to start evacuating the border area with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Friday, leaving for rebel-held areas of the north under a surrender deal that will restore President Bashar al-Assad's control of the frontier.

Reuters World News
Jul 20, 2018

Merkel says Europe can't rely on U.S. to impose world order
Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she was right to say a year ago that Europe could no longer rely on the United States to impose order on the world, and that it needed to take matters close to home into its own hands.

Reuters World News
Jul 20, 2018

Merkel: Glad Montenegro is part of NATO's mutual defence umbrella
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that NATO's mutual defense doctrine applied to all member states and added that she was pleased Montenegro was part of that.

Reuters World News
Jul 20, 2018

After migration row, Merkel says politicians should choose words carefully
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the row within her conservative party alliance on migration policy had been necessary but warned that politicians should take care to avoid being excessively confrontational.

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