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Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Jihadist violence putting 'generation at risk' in Africa's Sahel: WFP
Jihadist violence in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso has forced nearly 1 million people to flee their homes, destroyed fragile agricultural economies and hobbled humanitarian aid efforts, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Factbox: Witnesses scheduled to testify this week in the U.S. impeachment inquiry
The U.S. House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump shifts into higher gear this week with a parade of officials facing questioning by lawmakers over Trump's dealings with Ukraine.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

'We're desperate to buy anything': Bolivians go hungry as protests snarl cities
Bolivians are starting to feel the pinch of weeks-long turmoil roiling the South American country, with fuel shortages mounting and grocery stores short of basic goods as supporters of unseated leader Evo Morales blockade key transport routes.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Estonia sees life in "brain-dead" NATO
Estonia's president defended NATO on Tuesday after French President Emmanuel Macron branded it "brain dead", saying her country felt safe in a military alliance that has been fortifying its eastern flank as a shield against Russia.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Venice's historic Saint Mark's Basilica faces costly flood clean-up
Venice's historic Saint Mark's Basilica will need millions of euros of restoration work after it was flooded this week for just the sixth time in 1,200 years, leaving its delicate marble mosaics exposed to destructive salt water, its curator said.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Oslo fells London's annual Christmas tree in decades-old tradition
From an Oslo forest comes the Christmas gift Norway gives Britain every year - a towering tree for London's Trafalgar Square, a token of gratitude for British support during World War Two.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Ukraine ready to accept 'reasonable compromise' at summit on Donbass conflict: minister
Ukraine is ready to accept a "reasonable compromise" at a four-way summit with Russia, Germany and France on settling the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko told reporters on Tuesday.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Hundreds of protesters leave Hong Kong university, many remain
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that about 100 protesters remained inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus that has been sealed off by police.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

U.S. backs Israel on settlements, angering Palestinians and clouding peace process
The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were "inconsistent with international law," a stance that may make Israeli-Palestinian peace even more elusive.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Bosnia's presidency nominates PM-designate after 13 months
Bosnia's inter-ethnic presidency said on Tuesday it has nominated economist Zoran Tegeltija, a Serb, as prime minister-designate, after its Serb, Croat and Bosniak members agreed on how to proceed towards NATO integration 13 months after a vote.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Hey, big spender! UK debt to pile up under election promises
Whether Brexit purists or radical socialists win Britain's election next month, a deluge of fresh debt is set to bloat the country's 1.6 trillion pound ($2.1 trillion) government bond pile.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Poland sees big state role in economy, more court reforms
Poland's prime minister set out plans on Tuesday to strengthen the state's role in the economy and deepen an overhaul of the justice system that has put Warsaw on a collision course with its European Union partners.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Spanish Socialist old guard sentenced in corruption case
A court in the Spanish region of Andalusia on Tuesday found a group of former senior members of the Socialist party guilty in a corruption case centred around the misuse of public funds.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

No one needs to be a billionaire, Britain's Labour Party says
Britain's opposition Labour Party on Tuesday took aim at "obscene" billionaires, pledging a radical redistribution of wealth to cut the power of the super rich and to introduce policies including a pay cap at some companies.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Sex scandal damages UK royal family's standing: Brexit Party's Farage
A sex scandal surrounding Prince Andrew has damaged the standing of Britain's royal family, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said on Tuesday.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Afghanistan's president claims victory over Islamic State
Security forces have "obliterated" Islamic State (IS) militants in Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday, hours after a prisoner swap with Taliban insurgents raised hopes of a lull in violence in the country.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

U.S. support for Israeli settlements renews focus on core issue in Mideast conflict
Israel's ruling right-wing government on Tuesday moved swiftly to embrace Washington's backing for Israeli settlements, even as Palestinians and Arab leaders condemned the step as a threat to the international rule of law.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

‘Fire magicians' and medieval weaponry: a Hong Kong university under siege
For three days last week, anti-government protesters camped out at Hong Kong's sprawling Polytechnic University prepared for what they feared might be a bloody, even deadly, battle with police.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Bosnia's presidency nominates Serb PM-designate: party spokesman
Bosnia's tripartite inter-ethnic presidency agreed on Tuesday to nominate economist Zoran Tegeltija, a Serb, as prime minister-designate 13 months after an election, a spokesman for the Serb ruling SNSD party told Reuters.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

German 'Robin Hood' eyes top SPD job, new deal on Merkel coalition
A regional politician known for cracking down on tax dodgers is aiming to become leader of Germany's Social Democrats in a membership vote that began on Tuesday, vowing to renegotiate the coalition deal with Angela Merkel's conservatives if he wins.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Russia balks at Turkish idea of new Syrian military operation
Russia said on Tuesday it was bewildered by a Turkish pledge to conduct a new military operation in northern Syria if the area was not cleared of people Ankara calls terrorists, warning that any such move would damage efforts to stabilise the region.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Sweden drops Assange rape investigation after nearly 10 years
A Swedish prosecutor said on Tuesday she would not proceed with an investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after a review of the evidence.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

With Last Dance of the Dead, Yemeni artist paints message for France
Three dangling bodies painted against a blood red background shocked passersby in central Paris on Tuesday after a Yemeni artist unveiled a mural to denounce French arms' sales to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in his homeland.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Erdogan says he told Trump Turkey will not give up Russian S-400s
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he told U.S. President Donald Trump during talks in Washington last week that Turkey would not give up on the Russian S-400 missile defenses it procured this year, despite protests from its NATO ally.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Algerian court jails protesters over election
An Algerian court has jailed four protesters for 18 months for disrupting a candidate's campaign for the Dec. 12 presidential election which is opposed by a mass protest movement.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Lawyer for alleged U.S. spy held in Russia calls for prisoner swap
A Russian lawyer for Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine held in Moscow on spying charges, urged the United States and other countries on Tuesday to push for a prisoner swap with Moscow that could get his client released.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Turkey says it will repatriate most IS detainees by year-end
Turkey will have repatriated most of its Islamic State detainees to their home countries by the end of the year, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu told Reuters on Tuesday, a week after Turkish authorities began the repatriation programme.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Company logos vanish from Prince Andrew's website as sex scandal grows
A scheme for entrepreneurs founded by Prince Andrew has taken down the logos of its corporate sponsors from its website, as firms and charities distance themselves from the British royal over a sex scandal.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Brazilian judge orders arrest of former Paraguayan President Cartes
A Brazilian judge has issued an arrest warrant for former Paraguayan President vin a new phase of the "Car Wash" probe, targeting black-market money dealers, according to a Justice statement on Tuesday.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Ukraine wants timeline for return of territories from Russia at December summit
Ukraine wants to negotiate a clear timeline for the return of its territories and people from Russia at a four-way summit on the Donbass conflict in December, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy told reporters on Tuesday.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Poland eyes further court overhaul and a strong state
Poland's prime minister set out plans on Tuesday to strengthen the state's role in the economy and deepen an overhaul of the justice system that has put Warsaw on a collision course with its European Union partners.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Hong Kong campus holdouts desperately seek escape routes
Anti-government protesters holed up in a Hong Kong university were frantically searching for escape routes on Tuesday after more than two days of clashes with police and dramatic breakouts by rope and motorcycle.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Explainer: Beijing hints at looming pressure on Hong Kong courts
Hong Kong lawyers and scholars keen to safeguard the territory's vaunted legal independence were alarmed on Tuesday by a statement from a Chinese parliamentary body questioning a Hong Kong court's decision to overturn a ban on face masks imposed to quell months of violent protests.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Amnesty International calls on Spain to release two of the jailed Catalan leaders
Amnesty International on Tuesday called for the immediate release of two jailed Catalan leaders, saying that what it described as a "vague" and "overly broad" interpretation of sedition could have a chilling effect on protests across Spain.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Russia condemns Turkey for floating idea of new Syria operation
Russia said on Tuesday it was bewildered by a Turkish pledge to conduct a new military operation in northern Syria if the area was not cleared of people Ankara calls terrorists, warning such a move would damage efforts to stabilize the region.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Kuwait's foreign minister named new PM amid government feud
Kuwait's ruler on Tuesday named Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah as prime minister, elevating him from his role as foreign minister, after a row between ruling family members and parliament in the Gulf state led the last government to quit.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Western diplomats condemn reported threats to Uzbek reporters
Western diplomats have expressed concern over reports a senior Uzbek official threatened journalists, rare public criticism of a tightly controlled former Soviet republic that has begun opening up its economy over the past three years.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

U.N. troubled by Trump pardons of officers accused of war crimes
A decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to pardon two army officers accused of war crimes and restore the rank of a third sends a disturbing signal to militaries, a U.N. rights spokesman said on Tuesday, adding he was "very concerned" at the move.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

U.S., Australian hostages freed by Afghan Taliban in swap
The Afghan Taliban released American and Australian university professors held hostage for more than three years on Tuesday, Afghan government officials said, completing a delayed prisoner swap and raising hopes for a revival of peace talks.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

British PM Johnson will probably win this uninspiring election, Farage says
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will probably win the Dec. 12 election with a small majority but the campaign has so far been uninspiring with a host of unrealistic promises on both sides, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said on Tuesday.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Northern Ireland's DUP will not support a Corbyn-led government
Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party will not consider supporting a government led by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, as it would be "hugely detrimental" to the United Kingdom, DUP leader Arlene Foster said on Tuesday.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Protests force Lebanese parliament to postpone session, banks reopen
Protesters prevented Lebanon's parliament from holding its first session in two months on Tuesday, escalating a wave of demonstrations against rulers blamed for steering the country into economic collapse.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Russia calls U.S. backing for Israeli settlements blow to peace process
Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday that a U.S. decision to effectively back Israel's right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank undermined the legal basis for a settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

U.S. breaks off defense cost talks, as South Korea balks at $5 billion demand
The United States broke off talks with South Korea on increasing Seoul's contribution to the costs of hosting U.S. troops, after the two sides failed to narrow their differences on Tuesday in a row that has raised questions about the American deployment.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Turkey will repatriate most IS detainees by year-end: minister
Turkey will have repatriated most of its Islamic State detainees to their home countries by the end of the year, the interior minister told Reuters on Monday of the process that began last week.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Malta to pardon suspect if he reveals who ordered journalist murder
Maltese authorities have arrested a man suspected of acting as a go-between in the 2017 murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, and Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said he would recommend a pardon if the suspect reveals who ordered the hit.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Yemen's Houthis say they will release seized ships if Korean
Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Tuesday it would release vessels it had captured if they prove to be South Korean, after it seized a rig being towed by a Saudi tugboat in the southern Red Sea.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

U.N. rights office says Israeli settlements remain unlawful
The U.N. human rights office reaffirmed its long-standing position on Tuesday that Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory are in breach of international law, thereby rejecting the Trump administration's revised position.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

U.N. rights office urges Iran to rein in security forces at protests
The U.N. human rights office voiced deep concern on Tuesday at the Iranian security forces' use of live ammunition against demonstrators and urged authorities to rein in its use of force to disperse protests sparked by a hike in fuel prices.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

U.N. decries Hong Kong protesters' violence, calls for calm
The U.N. human rights office said on Tuesday that some Hong Kong demonstrators' resorting to extreme violence, including against police, was "deeply regrettable and cannot be condoned" and voiced concern that the situation could deteriorate further.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Polish PM: questioning NATO treaty a threat to collective defence
Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday any moves to question the collective defense guarantee included in the NATO treaty were a threat to the future of the European Union and the military alliance.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Hundreds of protesters leave Hong Kong university, scores remain
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that about 100 protesters remained inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus that has been sealed off by police.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Iraqi protesters block gate to Khor al-Zubair port - port officials
Protesters have blocked the entrance to Iraq's Khor al-Zubair commodities port near Basra, preventing trucks from entering, port officials told Reuters on Tuesday, as the biggest wave of anti-government demonstrations in decades continue.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Western hostages freed by Afghan Taliban in swap for top commanders: sources
The Afghan Taliban released two Western hostages on Tuesday, Afghan government officials said, completing a delayed prisoner swap for three of the militant group's commanders and raising hopes for of a revival of efforts for peace.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Poland to continue reform of justice system: PM
Poland will continue to overhaul its justice system, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday in a speech laying out policy plans after the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party won a general election on Oct. 13.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Taliban frees U.S. and Australian hostages in a prisoner swap: Afghan officials
Taliban insurgents released two Western hostages - Kevin King from the United States and Timothy Weeks from Australia - on Tuesday in a prisoner exchange deal with the Afghan government, two Afghan officials said.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

East Libyan forces target munitions in Misrata with air strikes
East Libya-based forces said they had carried out air strikes on the port city of Misrata in the early hours of Tuesday, targeting armored vehicles delivered from Turkey and a munitions depot.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Erdogan says Turkey aware that U.S. support for Kurdish YPG will not end immediately
Turkey is aware that the U.S. support for the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia will not end immediately, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, but added that Ankara's battle against the militia it considers a terrorist group will continue.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Protests force Lebanese parliament to postpone session; banks reopen
Lebanon's parliament was blocked from holding its first session for two months on Tuesday after protesters prevented lawmakers from reaching the building, escalating a wave of demonstrations against rulers blamed for steering towards economic collapse.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Malta PM says will recommend pardon for suspected middleman in journalists murder
The Maltese government will recommend a pardon for the suspected middleman in the 2017 murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia once he tells authorities what he knows and agrees to testify in court, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Tuesday.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

German police arrest Syrian suspected of planning attack
German police on Tuesday arrested a 37-year old Syrian man suspected of exchanging bomb building material through an Islamist messenger group with the aim of planning an attack, police and prosecutors said.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Erdogan says told Trump Turkey will not give up on Russian S-400s
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he told U.S. President Donald Trump during talks in Washington last week that Turkey would not give up on the Russian S-400 missile defence systems it procured this year despite protests from its NATO ally.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Israel's settlers and the Palestinians they live among
His people's link to the land goes back to biblical times, says the comics illustrator. His neighbor, a farmer, says the land belonged to his ancestors and has been stolen. One is an Israeli settler, the other a Palestinian living across the road.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Taiwan president says China interfering in election 'every day'
China is interfering in Taiwan's elections "every day" as it seeks to damage the island's democracy, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday, after China sailed an aircraft carrier group near the self-ruled island on the weekend.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Iraqi protesters block gate to Khor al-Zubair port: port officials
Protesters have blocked the entrance to Iraq's Khor al-Zubair commodities port near Basra, preventing trucks from entering, port officials told Reuters on Tuesday.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Malta arrests man suspected of acting as go-between in journalist's murder
A man suspected of acting as a go-between in the contract killing of Malta's most prominent anti-corruption journalist has been arrested, a police source said on Tuesday, a step the authorities hope will lead to the person who ordered the hit.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Lebanese parliament session postponed: statement
A Lebanese parliamentary session set for Tuesday was postponed until a time that will be decided later, a statement from the legislature said, citing that a quorum was not reached.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Kashmir shutdown caused losses of more than $1 billion, trade body says
Economic losses in Kashmir have run well over a billion dollars since India revoked its autonomy and statehood in August, the main trade body in the Himalayan region said, adding that it planned to sue the government for damages.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Lebanese protesters seek to stop lawmakers getting to parliament
Lebanese security forces scuffled with protesters as they sought to prevent lawmakers from attending a session of parliament on Tuesday, continuing a month-long wave of demonstrations against politicians blamed for taking Lebanon toward economic collapse.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Lebanese parliament session expected to be postponed: parliamentary sources
A Lebanese parliament session is expected to be postponed on Tuesday because protests had prevented MPs from arriving, two parliamentary sources said, torpedoing the first session since demonstrations against the ruling elite erupted on Oct. 17.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

U.S. breaks off defense cost talks amid South Korea backlash over $5 billion demand
The United States on Tuesday broke off talks on increasing South Korea's share of the cost of hosting a U.S. military contingent after the two sides failed to narrow differences in a row that has raised questions about the U.S. deployment.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Russian court rejects appeal by ex-U.S. Marine held on spying charges: Ifax
A Russian court on Tuesday ruled to keep former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan in custody facing spying charges after it rejected his appeal against the extension of his detention until late December, Interfax news agency reported.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Thousands of Canadian National Railway workers go on strike
About 3,000 workers of Canadian National Railway , the country's largest railroad operator, went on strike on Tuesday, labor union Teamsters Canada said after both parties failed to resolve contract issues.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Iran says calm has been restored after fuel price hike unrest
Protests in Iran triggered by petrol price hikes last week have subsided, an Iranian judiciary spokesman said on Tuesday, a day after the elite Revolutionary Guards warned of "decisive" action if anti-government protests do not cease.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Queues build at Lebanese banks reopening after one-week closure
Queues built as Lebanese banks reopened on Tuesday after a one-week closure, with police deployed at branches and banks imposing tight restrictions on hard currency withdrawals and transfers abroad.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

China stands firmly behind Hong Kong's chief executive: foreign ministry
China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday its government will continue to offer firm support to Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam, and is determined to safeguard its sovereignty.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

U.S. says South Korea can do more on costs after talks break down
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday he believed South Korea "can and should" contribute more on cost-sharing for hosting the U.S. military, after Seoul broke off the talks earlier in the day following a public backlash.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Lebanon deploys security forces in Beirut before parliamentary session
A heavy deployment of Lebanese security forces fanned out in central Beirut on Tuesday, ahead of a parliamentary session protesters have vowed to prevent as they demonstrate against the ruling elite.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Small in numbers, Thai Catholics preserve centuries-old traditions
The last time Vararunee Khonchanath was in the presence of a pope was before she was born just over 35 years ago, but when Pope Francis visits Bangkok later this week to bless Thailand's tiny Catholic minority she will be singing in the choir.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Convicted ex-PM Sharif leaves Pakistan for medical treatment in London
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif left Pakistan on Tuesday in an air ambulance to receive medical treatment in London, his party said on Tuesday, a month after the three-time premier was released on bail from a seven-year sentence for corruption.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

North Korea says no more talks with U.S. just so Trump can boast
North Korea said on Monday it was not interested in meaningless talks with the United States just so President Donald Trump had something to boast about and demanded an end to what it called a policy of hostility if the United States wanted dialogue.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

'Bear' the dog helps find koalas injured in Australian bushfires
An obsessive compulsive dog who was abandoned as a puppy has a new mission: helping find and save koalas injured in Australia's recent devastating bushfires.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Malta arrests suspected middleman in journalist's murder-source
- A man suspected to have been the middleman in the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has been arrested, a police source said on Tuesday, in a potentially major step forward in the investigation.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Exclusive: Mine workers demanded more protection before deadly Burkina Faso attack
Five months before an ambush killed 39 colleagues, local workers at a Canadian-owned gold mine in Burkina Faso pleaded with managers to fly them to the site rather than go by a road that was prone to attacks, two people present at the meeting said.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Highlights: Hundreds of protesters leave Hong Kong university; about 100 remain
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam told a news conference on Tuesday that about 100 protesters remained inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus that has been sealed off by police.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Student protesters hold out as Hong Kong leader urges peaceful resolution
Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a standoff between police and a hold-out group of anti-government protesters at a university could be resolved and she had told police to handle it humanely.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

U.S. never raised issues of troop reduction or pullout from South Korea: Seoul official
The United States has never mentioned the issues of reducing or withdrawing troops from South Korea during talks on the sharing of defense costs, Seoul's negotiator told a news conference on Tuesday.

Reuters World News
Nov 19, 2019

Sydneysiders urged to stay indoors as Australian bushfire smoke blankets city
Strong winds stoked more than 100 fires across Australia's east coast on Tuesday, blanketing Sydney in hazardous smoke and prompting health warnings for the country's most populous city.

Reuters World News
Nov 18, 2019

Turkey orders detention of 133 military personnel over suspected Gulen links: Anadolu
Turkey has ordered the detention of 133 military personnel over suspected links to a network Ankara accuses of organizing an attempted coup in 2016, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Tuesday.

Reuters World News
Nov 18, 2019

Hong Kong leader urges peaceful resolution of campus standoff
Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a standoff between police and a hold-out group of anti-government protesters at a university could be resolved and she had told police to handle it in a humane way.

Reuters World News
Nov 18, 2019

U.S., South Korea break off defense cost talks amid backlash over $5 billion demand
South Korean and U.S. officials broke off talks on Tuesday aimed at settling the cost burden for Seoul of hosting the U.S. military, South Korea's Foreign Ministry said, amid a public backlash over a $5 billion U.S. demand for the bill.

Reuters World News
Nov 18, 2019

Taliban commanders part of swap for Western hostages arrive in Qatar: sources
Three Taliban commanders who are part of a prisoner swap for two Western hostages held by the militant group have landed in Qatar, three Taliban sources familiar with the deal said on Tuesday.

Reuters World News
Nov 18, 2019

Israel says intercepts rockets fired from Syria
Israel's military said its missile defense system shot down four rockets fired from Syria toward Israel early on Tuesday.

Reuters World News
Nov 18, 2019

U.S., South Korea break off defense cost talks amid backlash over Trump demand
South Korean and U.S. officials broke off talks on Tuesday aimed at settling the cost burden for Seoul of hosting the U.S. military, South Korea's Foreign Ministry said, amid a public backlash over a U.S. demand for a sharp increase in the bill.

Reuters World News
Nov 18, 2019

Japan's Abe ties record for longest-serving PM as allegations of misdeeds persist
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tied Japan's record for longest-serving premier on Tuesday - a remarkable feat for a leader who once quit in humiliation - amid economic worries and allegations that he violated election laws.

Reuters World News
Nov 18, 2019

Israel says intercepts incoming rocket fire from Syria
Israel's military said its missile defense system shot down four rockets fired from Syria toward Israel early on Tuesday.

Reuters World News
Nov 18, 2019

Nicaraguan police accuse anti-government protesters of planning attacks
Nicaraguan police on Monday accused 16 anti-government protesters of planning to carry out terrorist attacks in the Central American country, which has been rocked by more than a year-and-a-half of protests against the government.

Reuters World News
Nov 18, 2019

Explosions heard near Damascus airport: state TV
Explosions were heard near the airport in the Syrian capital of Damascus, state television said early on Tuesday.

Reuters World News
Nov 18, 2019

Highlights: Hundreds of protesters leave Hong Kong university, over 100 remain
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam told a news conference on Tuesday that about 100 protesters remained inside the Hongkong Polytechnic University campus that has been sealed off by police.

Reuters World News
Nov 18, 2019

Some passenger trains between mainland China and HK suspended: Global Times
Some passenger trains between mainland China and Hong Kong have been temporarily suspended on Tuesday and Wednesday, China's Global Times reported.

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