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Reuters World News
Jan 18, 2020

Facebook apologizes after vulgar translation of Chinese leader's name
Facebook Inc said on Saturday it was working to find out how Chinese leader Xi Jinping's name appeared as "Mr Shithole" in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologizing for any offense caused and saying the problem had been fixed.

Reuters World News
Jan 18, 2020

Brazilian tribes back manifesto to save Amazon habitat from Bolsonaro
Leaders of native tribes in Brazil issued a rallying call to protect the Amazon rainforest and its indigenous people from what they called the "genocide, ethnocide and ecocide" planned by the country's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.

Reuters World News
Jan 18, 2020

Airport, businesses still closed after blizzard hits Canada's Newfoundland
The airport and businesses remained closed in the capital of Newfoundland in Atlantic Canada on Saturday in the wake of a massive winter blizzard that buried cars in snow drifts and caused an avalanche in one neighborhood.

Reuters World News
Jan 18, 2020

Lebanon security forces face off against protesters near parliament building
Security forces in Beirut fired tear gas and used water cannons on Saturday in clashes with protesters armed with tree branches and sign posts near Lebanon's parliament.

Reuters World News
Jan 18, 2020

Brief scuffles at Guatemala-Mexico border as migrants try to cross
Scuffles briefly broke out on the Guatemala-Mexico border on Saturday morning as a group of several hundred mostly Honduran migrants pressed forward to cross, only to be pushed back by Mexican security forces.

Reuters World News
Jan 18, 2020

Beirut protest camp ablaze as security forces, protesters clash
A fire engulfed a protest camp in central Beirut on Saturday evening, burning tents and sending plumes of smoke into the air, as security forces faced off against protesters near parliament.

Reuters World News
Jan 18, 2020

Paris Opera musicians serenade public in pensions protest
Striking musicians and singers of the Paris Opera staged an open-air concert on Saturday in front of the city's historic opera house in protest against a pension reform that seeks to end their special retirement scheme.

Reuters World News
Jan 18, 2020

Trump gives dramatic account of Soleimani's last minutes before death: CNN
U.S. President Donald Trump gave a minute-to-minute account of the U.S. drone strikes that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in remarks to a Republican fund-raising dinner on Friday night, according to audio obtained by CNN.

Reuters World News
Jan 18, 2020

U.N. envoy hopes for, but cannot predict, speedy reopening of Libya oil ports
The United Nations envoy to Libya said on Saturday he hoped but "could not predict" whether eastern oil ports shut ahead of a pending Berlin summit aimed at reaching a truce in Libya would be reopened soon.

Reuters World News
Jan 18, 2020

Iran to send black boxes of downed Ukrainian plane to Ukraine
Iran said on Saturday it was sending to Ukraine the black boxes from a Ukrainian passenger plane that the Iranian military shot down this month, an accident that sparked unrest at home and added to pressure on Tehran from abroad.

Reuters World News
Jan 18, 2020

Black boxes of shot-down Ukrainian airliner will be sent to Ukraine: Iranian news agency
The black boxes of the Ukrainian airliner which was accidentally shot down by Iranian forces this month will be sent to Ukraine, the Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday.

Reuters World News
Jan 18, 2020

Iceland's Samherji exiting Namibia following bribery scandal
Samherji, the Icelandic fishing company at the center of Namibia's biggest corruption scandal, announced on Friday that it is withdrawing from the southwest African nation.

Reuters World News
Jan 18, 2020

Car bomb attack wounds Turkish contractors, police near Somali capital
Somali insurgents linked to al Qaeda claimed responsibility for a car bombing on Saturday that wounded at least 15 people in Afgoye, northwest of the capital Mogadishu.

Reuters World News
Jan 18, 2020

Protesters gather at Paris theater to confront Macron over pension reform
Protesters opposed to the French government's proposed changes to the pension system tried to force their way into a theater in Paris where President Emmanuel Macron attended a show with his wife.

Reuters World News
Jan 18, 2020

North Korean foreign minister replaced: report
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho has been replaced, Seoul-based NK News reported on Saturday.

Reuters World News
Jan 18, 2020

Car bomb hits Turkish contractors, police near Somalia capital, six wounded: police
A car bomb targeting a group of Turkish contractors exploded on Saturday in Afgoye, northwest of the Somali capital Mogadishu, wounding at least six people, police said.

Reuters World News
Jan 18, 2020

U.N. Libya mission 'deeply concerned' over disruption in oil production, urges restraint
The United Nations mission in Libya said on Saturday it was deeply concerned over efforts to disrupt oil production in the country and urged all sides to exercise restraint.

Reuters World News
Jan 18, 2020

U.N. Libya envoy hopes, but cannot predict, eastern oil ports closure ends in few days
The United Nations envoy to Libya said on Saturday he hoped but "could not predict" whether oil ports in the east of the country that were closed on Friday would be reopened in a few days.

Reuters World News
Jan 18, 2020

'Only eyes': Auschwitz liberator recalls death camp inmates 75 years on
His jacket sparkling with war medals, 96-year old David Dushman holds back the tears as he remembers the eyes of emaciated prisoners at the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz which he helped liberate 75 years ago this month.

Reuters World News
Jan 18, 2020

Four South Korean trekkers among seven missing in Nepal avalanche
Seven trekkers, including four South Koreans, went missing in Nepal's northwest Himalayan region after an avalanche hit their trail, local police and hiking officials said on Saturday.

Reuters World News
Jan 18, 2020

Erdogan calls on Europe to support Turkey's moves in Libya: Politico
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has called on Europe to support its work in Libya, where it is providing military support to the internationally-recognized government, if it wants to end the conflict there.

Reuters World News
Jan 18, 2020

Myanmar, China ink deals to accelerate Belt and Road as Xi courts an isolated Suu Kyi
China and Myanmar inked dozens of deals on Saturday to speed up infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation, as Beijing seeks to cement its hold over a neighbor increasingly isolated by the West.

Reuters World News
Jan 18, 2020

To defuse palm row, Davos diplomacy likely between India, Malaysia
Trade ministers from India and Malaysia are likely to meet on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos next week amid a palm oil spat between the two countries, a Malaysian government spokesman told Reuters on Friday.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Floods, road closures in Australia as storms lash some bushfire-hit regions
Thunderstorms lashed parts of Australia's east coast early on Saturday, causing road closures and flash flooding, but the country was still battling nearly 100 bushfires and some of the affected areas remained dry.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Morales' party names election runners for Bolivia vote
A former foreign minister and a coca farmer are the front-runners to be on the ticket for exiled Bolivian President Evo Morales' political party in the May elections in the South American country, officials said on Friday.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Honduras ends mandate for anti-corruption body
Honduras on Friday effectively ended the mandate of an anti-graft body backed by the Organization of American States (OAS), dealing another setback to the fight against corruption in the region.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

After base shooting, Pentagon restricts foreign trainee access to guns
The Pentagon announced on Friday new restrictions on international military students' access to guns on U.S. bases, as well as other measures, after a Saudi officer killed three U.S. sailors at a Florida naval base last month.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Eastern Libya halts more than half the country's oil output
Eastern Libya ports controlled by commander Khalifa Haftar, who is trying to seize the capital Tripoli, are shutting down oil exports, slashing national crude output by more than half and ramping up tensions ahead of a summit in Germany to discuss the country's conflict.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Guinea-Bissau Supreme Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result
The outcome of Guinea-Bissau's presidential election was thrown into doubt on Friday after the Supreme Court called for a clarification of the tally hours after the electoral commission released the final results.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Eastern Libyan protesters close Zueitina oil port
Eastern Libyan forces closed down major oil ports, a spokesman for an oil protection force allied to eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar said on Friday, escalating tensions before an international Libya summit to discuss the country's conflict.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Michigan governor urges broader Facebook crackdown on hate speech, citing attacks on state's lawmakers
Michigan's Democratic governor has urged Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to step up efforts to check hate speech on the social network and protect the security of elections, citing attacks on legislators from the state.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Libyan eastern forces says closing oil ports 'huge step' by the people
The closing of Libya's oil ports is "a huge step" by the Libyan people, the spokesman of Libyan forces loyal to eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar said on Friday.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Trump says Iran's Khamenei 'should be very careful with his words'
U.S. President Donald Trump said Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei should be very careful about what he says after Khamenei harshly criticized the United States in a Friday prayers sermon in Tehran.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

No Big Ben bongs: UK government plans light show to mark moment of Brexit
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Downing Street residence will be lit up with a countdown to Britain's exit from the European Union on Jan. 31, as part of a light display to mark the moment of Brexit, the government said on Friday.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Oil exports from eastern and central Libyan oil ports to be shut: NOC source
Oil exports from eastern and central Libyan oil ports will be shut from Saturday resulting in the loss of 700,000 barrels a day, a source at state oil firm NOC said on Friday.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Taliban open to 10-day ceasefire with U.S., talks with Afghan govt -sources
The Taliban will implement a 10-day ceasefire with U.S. troops, a reduction in violence with Afghan forces and discussions with Afghan government officials if it reaches a deal with U.S. negotiators in talks in Doha, two sources have said.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

UK Labour's Long-Bailey launches leadership bid with call for 'new professionalism'
Britain's Labour Party needs to do more to promote aspiration and look more like a government-in-waiting, the party's business spokeswoman, Rebecca Long-Bailey, said when she formally launched her leadership campaign on Friday.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

U.S. House committee renews push for Pompeo Iran testimony, subpoena threat
A U.S. House of Representatives committee renewed a threat on Friday to subpoena Secretary of State Mike Pompeo if he does not provide information about Iran policy and President Donald Trump's ordering of the strike that killed an Iranian military commander.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

UAE's Gargash: UAE unreservedly supports Germany efforts to bring peace in Libya - tweet
UAE's minister of state for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash, tweeted on Friday that "the UAE unreservedly supports german efforts in convening the conference & the international community's goals of peace & stability in libya."

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Cuba wants nine years in prison for leading dissident Ferrer
Cuban prosecutors are asking for a nine-year prison sentence for one of the country's top opposition leaders Jose Daniel Ferrer on charges of assault, his wife Nelva Ortega said.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Mozambique's do Rosário stays on as prime minister in trimmed cabinet
Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi kept Carlos Agostinho do Rosário as prime minister and Adriano Maleiane as minister of finance on Friday as he appointed a new, leaner cabinet.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Iraqi security forces kill one protester, wound 25: sources
Iraqi security forces killed at least one protester and wounded 25 others on Friday when they launched tear gas canisters to break up a crowd trying to breach Baghdad's Sinak bridge, security and medical sources told Reuters.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Eastern Libyan protesters enter Zueitina oil port, announce its closure
Protesters in eastern Libya entered the Zueitina oil terminal on Friday and announced its closure in response to calls by tribal leaders, a port engineer and witnesses told Reuters.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Families of Iran crash victims face politically charged litigation
Families of the 176 people killed when Iran shot down a Ukrainian airliner face a complicated legal battle where backing from the victims' governments may be crucial as they seek damages, legal experts said.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Ukraine president gives PM second chance after tape leak
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday allowed Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk to keep his job after the leak of an embarrassing audio recording prompted Honcharuk to submit his resignation.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Spain's Magaluf and Ibiza crack down on booze-fuelled tourists
Spain's Balearic Islands banned pub crawl tours and happy hours in three holiday hotspots on Friday in a string of new measures to crack down on binge-drinking tourists.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Portuguese court rules against dos Santos over tweets she calls slander
Citing freedom of expression, a Lisbon court has ruled against Isabel dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of Angola's former president, who had demanded the removal of several tweets by a long-time Portuguese critic accusing her of money-laundering.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Can't sell your presidential plane? Mexico mulls raffle instead
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday floated the idea of raffling off his predecessor's $130 million jet after the government's efforts to sell the plane over the past year came to nothing.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Ivory Coast court rules that presidential candidate Soro can face trial
An Ivory Coast high court on Friday ruled that ex-rebel leader and presidential candidate Guillaume Soro could face trial, allowing state prosecutors to continue their investigation into a coup plot they allege Soro was behind.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Migrant surge into Guatemala reaches 3,500, heads for Mexico
More than 3,500 Central Americans had poured into Guatemala by Friday in U.S.-bound gatherings known as caravans, officials said, posing a headache for the leaders of Guatemala and Mexico amid fierce U.S. pressure to curb migration.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Ukraine president gives PM second chance after recording leak
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy appeared not to accept a resignation offer by Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk on Friday, saying he would give Honcharuk another chance and that it was not the time to shake the country politically.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Pentagon denies trying to underplay injuries from Iran attack
The Pentagon said on Friday there had been no effort to play down or delay the release of information on concussive injuries from Iran's Jan. 8 attack on a base hosting U.S. forces in Iraq, saying the public learned just hours after the defense secretary.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Canada says black boxes from Iran crash should be sent to France
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday urged Iran to send the flight and cockpit data recorders from a crashed jet to France for analysis and said the first remains of victims should soon arrive back in Canada.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Explainer: How close is Iran to producing a nuclear bomb?
The central achievement of the Iran nuclear deal - keeping Tehran at arm's length from nuclear weapons - is eroding.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Thousands of Irish teachers to strike on eve of election
Some 19,000 Irish teachers will go on strike on Feb. 4, their union said on Friday, potentially shutting schools just days before a national election in a bid to seek commitments to end a two-tier pay scale in the sector.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

U.S.'s representative on Iran: Tehran's threats will isolate it more
Threats made by Iran will only further isolate the country, the top U.S. envoy for Iran said on Friday after Tehran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said its fight could move beyond its borders.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Iran's Khamenei stands by Guards after unrest over downed plane
Iran's supreme leader threw his support behind the elite Revolutionary Guards in a rare sermon on Friday after their belated admission that they had accidentally downed an airliner triggered days of protests on the streets.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Brazil removes culture secretary after video echoes Goebbels
Brazil's Culture Secretary Roberto Alvim was sacked on Friday after posting a video in which he appeared to copy a speech by Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Art lovers face Louvre lock-out as staff join pension strike
Tourists were turned away from the Louvre on Friday as striking staff blocked the entrance to the world's most-visited museum.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Colombia protests to intensify this year, union leader says
Protests against the social and economic policies of Colombian President Ivan Duque will restart with more intensity this year, a top union leader said.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

UK expands Hezbollah asset freeze, targets entire movement
Britain expanded the scope of its asset-freezing measures against Lebanese Islamist movement Hezbollah on Thursday to cover the entire organization as well as its military wing.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

'You have not seen anything yet,' climate activist Greta says ahead of Davos
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and a crowd of some 10,000 protesters marched in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Friday before many of them head to Davos next week to challenge political and business leaders to combat the climate crisis.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Iran can take fight beyond its borders, Khamenei says in rare sermon
The Revolutionary Guards can take their fight beyond Iran's borders, the supreme leader said on Friday, responding to the U.S. killing of his country's most prominent commander and to anti-government unrest at home over the downing of an airliner.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Morales' party names candidates for upcoming Bolivia elections
A former foreign minister and a coca farmer will be the candidates for president and vice president for exiled Bolivian President Evo Morales' political party in the May elections in the South American country, officials said on Friday.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Brazil to remove culture secretary after he echoes Goebbels: source
The Brazilian government told congressional leaders that Culture Secretary Roberto Alvim will be removed from office after posting a video in which he appears to copy a speech by Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels, a source told Reuters on Friday.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Canada's and Iran's foreign ministers to meet on Friday
Canada's Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne will meet Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday to discuss Tehran's shooting down of a Ukrainian airline last week, killing all 176 people on board, including 57 Canadians.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Burundi's mass graves reopen old wounds
Twenty-six years ago, Prosper saw Burundian soldiers take away his brother and nephew. Neighbors told him soldiers had also discovered his mother in a house where she had been hiding. None were ever seen again.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Kremlin critic calls for protest against Putin's constitutional reforms
An opposition politician in Moscow urged Russians on Friday to take to the streets this weekend to protest against sweeping constitutional reforms floated by President Vladimir Putin.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Mexico says monitoring approach of migrant caravan from Guatemala
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday his government was monitoring the situation on his country's southern border as a caravan of Central American migrants approached from Guatemala.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Malta police chief quits after criticism over journalist's murder
Malta's police chief has quit following criticism of his handling of the investigation into the murder of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Russia: Iran was spooked by reports of U.S. F-35s when it downed airliner
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that Iran's accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner last week occurred at a time when Tehran was spooked by reports of advanced U.S. stealth fighters in the area.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Ashes to bricks: Philippine city helps others rebuild after volcano
A Philippine city shrouded in ash from the nearby Taal volcano has turned adversity into an opportunity to help neighboring towns hit by the natural disaster.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Having fled bombing, Syrian children learn to read in tent schools
Syrian teacher Ahmad al Hilal listens to his young pupils sitting on a mat reciting the Arabic alphabet in a makeshift school in a tent on the outskirts of a sprawling refugee camp city along the Turkish border.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

UK will not automatically deport EU nationals after Brexit: Verhofstadt
Britain will not automatically deport European Union citizens who have not applied for the right to remain in the country after Brexit, European Parliament Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt said on Friday.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Guatemalan president declares state of alert in two municipalities
New Guatemalan president Alejandro Giammattei on Friday declared a state of alert in two municipalities on the fringe of Guatemala City that have been plagued by gang violence, underlining his pledge to get tough on crime.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Syria truce fails as Idlib civilians killed daily: U.N.
United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on Friday for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Syria's opposition-held Idlib province, saying the latest ceasefire attempt had yet again failed to protect civilians.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Myanmar president hails 'historic' visit as China's Xi arrives to fanfare
Chinese President Xi Jinping flew into Myanmar on Friday for two days of talks to shore up massive infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation isolated by the West over its treatment of the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

It's a boy! Paternity leave looms for Japanese minister Koizumi
Japanese environment minister Shinjiro Koizumi, who has said he will take paternity leave https://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-minister-paternity/japan-minister-koizumi-to-take-paternity-leave-aims-to-be-role-model-idUSKBN1ZE04C in a rare move for a Japanese man, announced on Friday the birth of his first child: a boy.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Law enforcement must find out who secretly recorded Ukraine PM: Zelenskiy
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged law enforcement bodies on Friday to determine who was involved in the making of a secret recording in the office of Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk and to find out who attended the meeting.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Pain still acute as Hungary's Jews mark liberation of Budapest ghetto
Hungarian Jews on Friday marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Budapest ghetto and the end of the Holocaust, which killed more than 500,000 Jews and destroyed a once-vibrant Jewish culture across Hungary.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

UK expands Hezbollah asset freeze, targets entire organization
Britain's Treasury said it has designated the entire Hezbollah organization as a terrorist group under its Terrorism and Terrorist Financing rules, and as such its assets will be frozen.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Foreign powers to push Libyan rivals for truce in Berlin
Germany and the United Nations will push rival Libyan camps and their foreign backers fighting over the capital to agree on Sunday to a truce and monitoring mechanism as first steps towards peace, diplomats and a draft communique said.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

France's Bocuse restaurant loses third Michelin star after chef's death
The flagship restaurant of celebrated French chef Paul Bocuse, who died nearly two years ago, has lost its coveted Michelin three-star rating for the first time in over five decades.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Having fled bombing, Syrian children learn to read in borderland tent schools
Syrian teacher Ahmad al Hilal listens to his young pupils sitting on a mat reciting the Arabic alphabet in a makeshift school in a tent on the outskirts of a sprawling refugee camp city along the Turkish border.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Iran can take fight beyond its borders, Khamenei says after U.S. strike, unrest
The Revolutionary Guards can take their fight beyond Iran's borders, the supreme leader said on Friday, responding to the U.S. killing of a top general and to unrest at home over the accidental downing of an airliner.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Ukrainian PM offers to quit after tape suggests he criticized president
Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk submitted his resignation on Friday after an audio recording suggested he had criticized the president, but then appeared to suggest that he might stay in his job.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

German foreign ministry backtracks after sense of humor failure
Social media can be a minefield for the strait-laced world of diplomacy, as the German Foreign Office just found out, when it was forced to delete a tweet and apologize for its contribution to a mildly off-color Twitter meme.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Greece tells Haftar to take constructive stance at Berlin conference
Greece encouraged Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar to be constructive at an upcoming conference in Berlin to try end the war over Tripoli, its foreign minister said on Friday after meeting the commander in Athens.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Syria ceasefire has failed as civilians killed daily: U.N. rights boss
United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on Friday for an immediate cessation of hostilies in Idlib, saying that the latest Syrian ceasefire had "yet again failed to protect civilians".

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

U.S. ambassador becomes mustachioed face of South Korean discontent
The U.S. ambassador to South Korea drew criticism from the highest levels of government in Seoul on Friday for suggesting that Seoul consult with Washington about the possibility of reopening tourism with North Korea.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Ukraine PM says there have been many attempts to sow distrust
Ukraine's Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk told parliament on Friday there had been attempts to sow distrust around his government but called for people to stay united.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Iranian representative coming to Ukraine next week, Kiev says
An Iranian representative will travel to Ukraine next week following the shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane near Tehran last week, Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko told parliament on Friday.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Khamenei says Iran's strikes at U.S. targets show 'hand of God'
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a Friday prayers sermon that Iran's missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq showed it had divine support in delivering a "slap on the face" to a world power.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Iran's Khamenei calls for unity after unrest over plane disaster
Iran's supreme leader called on Friday for national unity and a high turnout in a February election, after protests erupted following the military's admission that it had shot down an airliner by mistake during a confrontation with the United States.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

'We can't wait': Maldives desperate for funds as islands risk going under
The tropical Maldives may lose entire islands unless it can quickly access cheap financing to fight the impact of climate change, its foreign minister said.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Iran's Khamenei says Europeans cannot be trusted in nuclear row
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday that three European states who were party to a nuclear pact from which the United States has already withdrawn could not be trusted, and their actions to put pressure on Iran would not work.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Khamenei: Iran gave U.S. 'slap on face', calls missile strikes 'day of God'
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a Friday sermon that Iran's missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq this month delivered a "slap on the face" to the United States, showing the Islamic Republic had divine support.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

German population at record high, but growth slowest since 2012
Germany's population reached a record high of 83.2 million people last year thanks to migration but it grew at the slowest pace since 2012, the statistics office said on Friday as Europe's largest economy experiences a chronic birth deficit.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Ukraine PM says 'don't jump to conclusions' after submitting resignation letter
Ukraine's Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk said people should not "jump to conclusions" after submitting a letter of resignation, which President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's office on Friday said he would consider.

Reuters World News
Jan 17, 2020

Ukraine PM says resignation letter does not affect reforms, IMF ties
Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk said on Friday that the fact that he has submitted a letter of resignation will not affect reforms and Ukrainian cooperation with the International Monetary Fund.

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