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Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Australia appoints military leader as next governor general
Australia has named a distinguished military leader as its next governor general, who represents Britain's Queen Elizabeth, the country's head of state, ahead of an election in May.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Rescue helicopter crashes in Portugal, four feared dead
A medical helicopter crashed in a mountainous area near Porto, Portugal's second biggest city, with all four onboard feared dead, local media and the country's INEM emergency service reported on Saturday.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Deep in the red: Chinese county pays price for vanity-project binge
In the heart of an impoverished village in southern China, a life-sized statue of Mao Zedong sits on a platform adorned with intricate stonework, flanked by a diorama of Red Army soldiers and traditional brick-and-tile homes with curved roofs.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Nations agree on global climate pact rules, but they are seen as weak
Nearly 200 countries overcame political divisions late on Saturday to agree on rules for implementing a landmark global climate deal, but critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the dangerous effects of global warming.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Dead Guatemalan girl dreamed of sending money home to poor family
The 7-year-old Guatemalan migrant girl who died in U.S. custody this month was inseparable from her father and had looked forward to being able to send money home to support her impoverished family, relatives said on Saturday.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Nations agree global climate pact rules, but seen as weak
Nearly 200 countries overcame political divisions late on Saturday to agree on rules for implementing a landmark global climate deal, but critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the dangerous effects of global warming.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Nations agree global climate pact rules after overcoming impasse
Nearly 200 nations overcame political divisions on Saturday to agree on rules for implementing a landmark global climate deal but critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the dangerous effects of global warming.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Kosovo approves team for talks with former adversary Serbia
Kosovo's parliament voted on Saturday to form a negotiating team to try to resolve outstanding disputes with Serbia, amid growing tensions between the two neighbors.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Dead Guatemalan girl part of 'endless' migrant exodus from poor village
Grinding poverty in their Guatemalan village drove the father of a 7-year-old girl who died in U.S. custody to leave with her for the United States, the girl's mother said on Saturday.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

U.S.-led coalition destroys Syrian mosque used as ISIS command center
The U.S.-led coalition in Syria destroyed on Saturday a mosque in the town of Hajin which had been used as an Islamic State command and control center, the U.S. military said.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

French 'yellow vests' protest in their thousands for fifth Saturday
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of French cities on Saturday in the fifth weekend of demonstrations against Emmanuel Macron's government, ignoring calls to hold off after a gun attack in Strasbourg this week.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Egypt unveils 'one of a kind' ancient tomb, expects more finds
Egypt unveiled a well-preserved 4,400-year-old tomb decorated with hieroglyphs and statues south of Cairo on Saturday, and officials expect more discoveries when archaeologists excavate the site further in coming months.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Kremlin should take the lead on rap music, not shut it down, Putin says
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday the Kremlin should play a leading role in Russian rap music and in youth culture, rather than trying to shut it down.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, embassy not moving yet
Australia formally recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversing decades of Middle East policy, but will not move its embassy there immediately, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Brazil faith healer accused of sexual abuse ruled a fugitive
A Brazilian faith healer accused of sexual abuse by more than 300 women is now considered a fugitive after failing to report to authorities on Saturday.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

U.S. House calls on Myanmar to release Reuters journalists
The U.S. House of Representatives called nearly unanimously on Thursday for the government of Myanmar to release Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were imprisoned one year ago in a landmark free speech case.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Ukraine Su-27 fighter crashes, pilot killed - statement
A Ukrainian Su-27 fighter aircraft crashed while attempting to land on Saturday afternoon during a scheduled flight, killing the pilot, the Ukrainian military said.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Zambia denies White House claim China taking over power utility
Zambia has denied claims by a White House official that China is about to take over its state power utility to recover $6-10 billion debt, noting the utility was never provided as collateral and its debt to Beijing was only $3.1 billion.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

At least 20 Afghan civilians killed in airstrike: officials
At least 20 Afghan civilians, including 12 children, were killed in an airstrike targeting a Taliban commander in the eastern province of Kunar late on Friday, local officials said.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, embassy not moving yet
Australia formally recognises West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversing decades of Middle East policy, but will not move its embassy there immediately, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Ukraine's President names leader of new church in split from Russia
Ukraine chose the leader of a new national church on Saturday, marking an historic split from Russia its leaders see as vital to the country's security and independence.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Animals safe as large blaze breaks out at British zoo
A zoo in northern England said its animals were safe after a fire broke out on Saturday in its Monsoon Forest section, the largest indoor zoological building in Britain, forcing an evacuation.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Western tourists trickle into Saudi Arabia as it tries to open up
Western tourists, a rarity in Saudi Arabia, visited this weekend under a new visa system, as one of the world's most inaccessible countries tries to open up its society and diversify its economy away from oil.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Wanda inks $1.7 billion "red tourism" site in China's Communist heartland
China's Wanda group has signed a deal to build a sprawling complex for patriotic tourists to visit a site where the ruling Communist Party's traces its revolutionary roots in northwestern Shaanxi province.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Germany weighing new government jet after Buenos Aires debacle
It was a vivid illustration of the gap between Germany's foreign policy ambitions and its real means: Chancellor Angela Merkel arriving late, on a scheduled flight, to a crucial summit of world leaders because the government jet had broken down.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Maldives police freeze bank accounts of ex-president Yameen as part of probe
Police in the Maldives said they have frozen the bank accounts of former president Abdulla Yameen as they investigate allegations by state bodies that he conducted "illicit" deals, some involving Chinese infrastructure projects, whilst leader.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Thousands of French 'yellow vests' protest for fifth Saturday
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of French cities on Saturday in the fifth weekend of nationwide demonstrations against Emmanuel Macron's government, despite calls to hold off after a gun attack in Strasbourg earlier this week.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Egypt unveils "one of a kind" ancient tomb, expects more finds
Egypt unveiled a well-preserved 4,400-year-old tomb decorated with hieroglyphs and statues south of Cairo on Saturday, and officials expect more discoveries when archaeologists excavate the site further in coming months.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

British zoo evacuated after fire breaks out at large indoor exhibit
A zoo in northern England said it had evacuated all visitors on Saturday after a fire broke out in its Monsoon Forest section, the largest indoor zoological building in Britain.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Seven dead as Indian police fire on Kashmir protesters
Seven civilians died and dozens were injured when Indian security forces opened fire at people protesting the killing of three militants in a gun battle in restive Kashmir on Saturday, police said.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Ethiopia jails soldiers who marched on PM palace to up to 14 years
A military court in Ethiopia on Saturday jailed 66 soldiers for between five and 14 years for marching on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's palace in October, ruling they had broken military ethics, officials said.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

African Union force denies it was involved in arrest of ex-al Shabaab leader
African Union peacekeepers did not help in the arrest of a former al Shabaab leader that led to clashes in which 11 people were killed, the AU force said, following a report that Ethiopian members of the force had been involved.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Cold weather, Croatian police stop migrants at EU frontier
Harsh weather conditions and tight police border controls have stopped thousands of migrants from attempting to cross into Croatia at the European Union's Balkan frontier, leaving them stuck in impoverished Bosnia until spring.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Europe must fight illiberal forces, Draghi warns
The spread of illiberal ideology is threatening the euro but it is an illusion that leaving it would offer an easier path, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Saturday.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

British minister warns Brexit is stuck as no-deal or referendum loom
Britain's exit from the European Union was heading for an impasse, one senior minister said on Saturday, after a week in which Prime Minister Theresa May failed to win EU assurances on her deal and pulled a vote because UK lawmakers would defeat it.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

China pledges to help Afghanistan and Pakistan bridge divisions
China pledged to help Afghanistan and Pakistan overcome longstanding suspicions, as officials from the three nations met on Saturday in the latest round of diplomacy aimed at opening talks with the Taliban to end the Afghan war.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Thousands of 'yellow vests' hit French streets in fifth Saturday of protests
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of French cities on Saturday in the fifth weekend of nationwide demonstrations against Emmanuel Macron's government, despite calls to hold off after a shooting in Strasbourg earlier this week.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Israel destroys house of Palestinian charged with killing soldier
Israeli forces on Saturday demolished the family home of a Palestinian charged with killing an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank, the military and witnesses said.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Sri Lanka PM Rajapaksa resigns amid government shut down fears
Sri Lanka's embattled Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Saturday, only a month and a half after taking office and giving the country's president political space to prevent an imminent government shutdown.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Ethnic violence in southern Ethiopia kills 21, wounds 61 - state news
Heavy fighting between ethnic groups in southern Ethiopia has killed at least 21 people and wounded 61, its state news agency said on Saturday, amid escalating violence that has sent hundreds fleeing across the border to neighboring Kenya.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Qatar says Gulf Arab bloc needs reform to give it teeth
Qatar said on Saturday it remained committed to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) but the bloc needed to enforce its own rules better, signaling a reformed alliance could help end a row between Doha and some of its neighbors.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

African Union force says not involved in arrest of ex-Shabaab leader
African Union peacekeepers did not help in the arrest of a former al Shabaab leader that led to clashes in which 11 people were killed, the AU force said, following a report that Ethiopian members of the force had been involved.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Britain's Hunt says version of PM May's deal can get through parliament
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Saturday that the British parliament could back Prime Minister Theresa May's deal if lawmakers received assurances from the European Union, but warned that a no deal Brexit was still on the table.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Turkey will keep attacking PKK in Iraq, foreign ministry says
Turkey will keep striking Kurdish PKK fighters in northern Iraq, the foreign ministry said on Saturday, a day after Baghdad formally complained that repeated Turkish air strikes violated its sovereignty and endangered civilians.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

UK's Hunt says version of PM May's deal can get through parliament
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Saturday that the British parliament could back Prime Minister Theresa May's deal if lawmakers received assurances from the European Union, but warned that a no deal Brexit was still on the table.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Eleven die, more than 90 fall sick after eating temple food in India
Eleven people including two children died and more than 90 were hospitalized after consuming a religious food offering at a temple in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, police said on Saturday, calling it a suspected case of mass food poisoning.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Qatar foreign minister says Gulf Arab bloc 'has no teeth'
Qatar's foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, said on Saturday that regional alliances need to be reshaped and new governance principles need to be put in place.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Qatar says counts on Kuwait, others to revive Gulf Arab bloc
Qatar is still counting on Kuwait and other regional powers to help solve the Gulf crisis and revive the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Qatar's foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said on Saturday.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Romania says EU working on conference to help solve Gulf crisis
The European Union is working on organizing a conference that could help solve the Gulf crisis, Romanian foreign minister Teodor-Viorel Melescanu told the annual Doha Forum.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Sri Lanka's newly appointed PM Rajapaksa resigns: party lawmaker, son
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Saturday, his son and a party lawmaker told Reuters, seven weeks after President Maithripala Sirisena appointed him in controversial circumstances.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

China's Xi declares an 'overwhelming victory' over graft: state media
Chinese President Xi Jinping has declared an "overwhelming victory" in his fight against graft within the ruling Chinese Communist Party, while still vowing that the campaign to weed out deep-seated corruption will continue, state media reported.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Australia recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel's capital but embassy not moving yet
Australia formally recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversing decades of Middle East policy, but will not move its embassy there immediately, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

China jails boss of 100 billion yuan pyramid scheme for inciting protests
A Chinese court has jailed for 17 years a businessman who ran a 100 billion yuan pyramid scheme and organized a rare street protest in Beijing against police investigations into his activities, state media reported.

Reuters World News
Dec 15, 2018

Nicaragua seizes assets of NGOs critical of President Ortega
Nicaraguan authorities on Friday said they had seized the assets of 10 blacklisted organizations, dealing another blow to civil society after months of protests against President Daniel Ortega that were met with a heavy-handed crackdown.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Australia recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel's capital: PM Morrison
Australia formally recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversing decades of Middle East policy, but will not move its embassy there immediately, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

China should free Canadians held after Huawei arrest, U.S.'s Pompeo says
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday China should free two Canadian citizens who were detained this week after authorities in Canada arrested a senior Chinese technology executive on a U.S. extradition warrant.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Australia formally recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel's capital
Australia formally recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversing decades of Middle East policy, but will not move its embassy there immediately, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

U.N. climate talks go into overtime as negotiators grapple with text
The United Nations' climate talks went into overtime early Saturday morning as negotiators from nearly 200 nations grappled with disagreements over parts of a package of rules to implement a landmark agreement to combat global warming.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Nobel laureate Murad to build hospital in her hometown in Iraq
Nadia Murad, an Iraqi Yazidi woman held as a sex slave by Islamic State militants who won this year's Nobel Peace Prize, said on Friday she intended to use the prize money to build a hospital for victims of sexual abuse in her hometown.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

UK ministers think May's Brexit plan is dead, seek alternatives: The Times
Most of British Prime Minister Theresa May's senior ministers think her Brexit plan is dead and are discussing different options including a second referendum, The Times newspaper reported.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Nigeria lifts UNICEF suspension hours after accusing staff of spying for Islamists
The Nigerian military on Friday lifted a suspension of United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund activities in the northeast of the country, hours after it was imposed amid accusations that UNICEF staff spied for Islamist militants in the restive region.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Nigerian military lifts suspension of UNICEF activities in northeast: statement
The Nigerian military has lifted its suspension of activities by the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in the northeast of Nigeria, it said in a statement on Friday.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Police probe hoax bitcoin bomb threats across U.S., Canada
U.S. law enforcement officials on Friday were investigating a wave of hoax emailed bomb threats demanding bitcoin payment that caused worry but no damage in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Brazil issues arrest warrant for faith healer 'John of God'
A Brazilian judge on Friday issued an arrest warrant for a famed Brazilian faith healer who has been accused of sexual abuses by more than 200 women in what prosecutors say could be the worst serial sex crimes case in the country's history, authorities said.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Brazilian president approves extradition of Italian militant
Brazil's President Michel Temer on Friday signed an extradition order for Italian militant fugitive Cesare Battisti wanted for murder in Italy since the 1970s, his press office said.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Fighting breaks out in Yemen's Hodeidah after truce deal
Fighting broke out on the outskirts of Yemen's port city of Hodeidah on Friday, residents said, a day after a ceasefire agreement was reached by the warring parties at U.N.-sponsored peace talks.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Italy should go to early vote if government falls: cabinet official
Italy would have to hold new elections if the coalition government falls, a senior cabinet official and member of the co-ruling League party was quoted as saying on Friday.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

U.S. says China should free Canadians held after Huawei arrest
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday said China should free two Canadian citizens who were detained this week after authorities in Canada arrested a senior Chinese technology executive on a U.S. extradition warrant.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Some see 'devil's work' as Ukrainian Church prepares to split with Russia
Ukrainian security service officers raided the Orthodox Christian cathedral in this northwestern town this month, saying it suspected its Russia-aligned clergy of spreading religious hatred.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

French minister pays respects at desecrated Jewish cemetery
French Interior minister Christophe Castaner on Friday paid his respects at a Jewish cemetery near Strasbourg, days after 37 of its tombstones and a monument to Holocaust victims were defaced with Nazi symbols.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Colombia offers $1.4 billion additional education spending to end protests
Colombia will spend an additional 4.5 trillion pesos ($1.42 billion) on public higher education during President Ivan Duque's four years in office, he said on Friday, as a student strike protesting the lack of resources stretched to 10 weeks.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

EU's Juncker takes aim at Hungary's Orban over fake news
European Union leaders on Friday backed a plan to tackle fake news on the internet and the bloc's chief executive rounded on one of the EU chiefs, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, as one of the main culprits in spreading disinformation.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Fighting breaks out in Yemen's Hodeidah after truce deal: residents
Fighting broke out on the outskirts of Yemen's port city of Hodeidah on Friday, residents said, a day after a ceasefire agreement was reached by the warring parties at U.N.-sponsored peace talks.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Police raid Nicaragua journalist's offices in crackdown on dissent
Nicaraguan police raided the offices of a prominent journalist often critical of President Daniel Ortega, the latest sign of a broad crackdown on civil society and independent media organizations.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Spain's prosecutor accuses singer Shakira of tax fraud
Spanish prosecutors filed charges against Colombian singer Shakira on Friday, accusing her of failing to pay 14.5 million euros in tax ($16.3 million) in the country where her Spanish footballer partner plays.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Venezuela's last anti-Maduro newspaper publishes final print edition
Venezuela's El Nacional newspaper, which has been heavily critical of the ruling Socialist Party, on Friday published its last print edition after struggling for years under government pressure and a collapsing economy.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Company walks fine line to revive Colombia emerald mine
A tiny company is trying to breathe new life into a fabled, four-century-old Colombian emerald mine without triggering unrest among wary locals who fear being shut out of the tunnels where they hunt for gems and make a meager living.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Man charged after American student stabbed to death in the Netherlands
Dutch authorities on Friday charged a 23-year-old man in relation to the suspected murder of an American student in the port city of Rotterdam.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

'Who are you calling 'nebulous'?' May presses testy EU for Brexit help
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday further assurances on her Brexit deal were possible after European Union leaders told her they would not be renegotiating the treaty and scorned her stilted defense of Britain's departure.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Cabinet official says Italy should go to early vote if government falls: reports
Italy would have to hold new elections if the ruling coalition falls, Italy's Cabinet Undersecretary Giancarlo Giorgetti was quoted as saying on Friday.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Brazil take first step in program to join nuclear-powered sub club
Brazil on Friday launched the first of five attack submarines built with French technology in a 35 billion-real ($8.9 billion) program planned to end in 2029 with delivery of a nuclear-powered submarine.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

UK woman illegally imported python-skin products
A British woman who illegally imported and sold fashion accessories made from python skin was convicted on Friday, London police said.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Two million more Venezuelans could flee next year: U.N.
An estimated two million Venezuelans could join the ranks of migrants and refugees next year, swelling the total to 5.3 million as the country's meltdown continues, the United Nations said on Friday.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Merkel briefly stuns audience with Brexit response
German Chancellor Angela Merkel briefly stunned reporters in Brussels on Friday when she appeared to say that she would work against Britain remaining in the European Union after a possible second referendum.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Police fire live rounds to disperse protest in Iraq's Basra
Security forces used live bullets and teargas on Friday to disperse protesters gathered in Iraq's southern city of Basra, but no injuries were reported.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Canada slams China detentions; foreign minister to press Pompeo
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday said China's detention of two men from Canada was unacceptable and expressed concern the economy could suffer as bilateral relations deteriorate.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank clashes: medics
Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian during stone throwing clashes on Friday in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian health officials said.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Russian lawmakers seek tighter internet control to counter 'aggressive' U.S.
A group of three Russian lawmakers close to the Kremlin has proposed a tightening of state control over the local internet in response to what they view as "aggressive" U.S. cyber security actions, a parliamentary document showed on Friday.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

German parliament approves 'third gender' option
The German parliament has approved a third gender option on official documents for "intersex" people who do not identify as either male or female and may be born with untypical sexual anatomy.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Iraq summons Turkish envoy over air strikes: foreign ministry
Iraq's foreign ministry on Friday summoned Turkey's ambassador in Baghdad to protest over what it called repeated airspace violations, after Turkish warplanes earlier carried out strikes against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Priest heads to Rome after serving sentence for child abuse in Chile
An Irish-born priest, who was convicted of sexually abusing a girl in his care at a religious school in Santiago but served no jail time for the offense, left Chile on Friday for Rome after serving a four-year sentence.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Two Rwandan soldiers and rebels killed in clashes, says president
At least two Rwandan soldiers and an unknown number of rebels were killed when a group of attackers crossed into Rwanda from the Democratic Republic of Congo this week, President Paul Kagame said on Friday.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Canada says it has been granted consular access to man detained by China
Canadian officials were granted consular access on Friday to one of two men detained by China this week and are still trying to make contact with the second, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

U.N. Yemen envoy pushes Security Council for robust truce monitoring
A robust monitoring regime is urgently needed in Yemen's port city of Hodeidah to oversee compliance by the warring parties with an agreed ceasefire in the region, United Nations Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths told the Security Council on Friday.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Iran, Russia, Turkey to meet U.N. envoy next week on Syria: statement
The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura will hold talks with high-level officials from Iran, Russia and Turkey in Geneva early next week on setting up a constitutional committee, a U.N. statement said on Friday.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

EU's Juncker says did not mean to offend May
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said he had highest respect for Prime Minister Theresa May and his use of the word "nebulous" had referred to the broader state of the Brexit debate in Britain rather than its leader.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Iraq summons Turkish ambassador over air strikes
Iraq's foreign ministry has summoned the Turkish ambassador in Baghdad and handed him a letter of protest over "repeated air(space) violations," it said in a statement on Friday.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

Ireland's Varadkar wants to help May as far as possible
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday he wanted to help Prime Minister Theresa May as much as possible but that EU leaders could not offer her any guarantees that ran counter to what was already agreed in Brexit talks.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

EU's Tusk says no more Brexit negotiations
European Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday he had no mandate to reopen Brexit negotiations with Britain, while the head of the bloc's executive, Jean-Claude Juncker, said he "admired" Prime Minister Theresa May.

Reuters World News
Dec 14, 2018

France needs calm, order and return to normal after protests: Macron
President Emmanuel Macron called for a return to calm in France after nearly a month of protests by the 'yellow vest' movement against his government's policies which have hit growth and caused widespread disruption.

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