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Reuters World News
Jan 24, 2020

Air tanker dropped fire retardant shortly before fatal crash: Australian safety bureau
An air tanker that crashed in Australia on Thursday killing three U.S. firefighters dropped fire retardant shortly before the fatal accident, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said on Friday.

Reuters World News
Jan 24, 2020

China central bank raises limit on small bank payments amid virus outbreak
China's central bank said on Friday it would temporarily raise the limit on small bank batch payments to 500 million yuan ($72.42 million) from Friday until Jan. 30, to ease fund transfers amid a coronavirus outbreak.

Reuters World News
Jan 24, 2020

China shuts down transport, temples as virus death toll rises to 25
China stepped up measures to contain a virus which has killed 25 people and infected more than 800, with public transport suspensions in 10 cities, temples shutting, and the rapid construction of a new hospital to treat those infected.

Reuters World News
Jan 24, 2020

Singapore ramps up virus fight, reviving memories of SARS pandemic
Schools in Singapore asked parents to declare overseas holiday plans as authorities screened travelers at air, land and sea checkpoints on Friday, to combat the spread of a deadly flu virus that has revived memories of the SARS pandemic in 2003.

Reuters World News
Jan 24, 2020

Australia bushfires contribute to big rise in global CO2 levels: UK's Met Office
Australia's bushfires are contributing to one of the biggest annual increases in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere since record-keeping began more than 60 years ago, according to a forecast published by Britain's Met Office on Friday.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

China province at center of virus outbreak asks for more money
China's central province of Hubei, which is at the center of a coronavirus outbreak, has sought more financial support from the central government, officials of the provincial capital, Wuhan, said on Friday.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Wuhan virus does not appear to be as deadly as SARS, Singapore PM says
Singapore's prime minister said on Friday that the city-state was well prepared to tackle the Wuhan flu virus, adding that it did not appear to be as deadly as the 2003 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) pandemic.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Mexican security forces detain 800 Central American migrants
Mexican authorities on Thursday adopted tougher measures against Central American migrants, detaining 800 of them who had entered Mexico illegally from Guatemala intending to reach the border with the United States.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Ten cities in China's Hubei province suspend some public transportation
A total of 10 cities in China's central Hubei province have suspended some public transportation over the coronavirus outbreak, the Hubei Daily reported on Friday.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

U.S. denies Britain's extradition request for diplomat's wife
The United States has declined Britain's request for the extradition of a U.S. diplomat's wife who was involved in a car crash last year that killed a British teenager, the State Department said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

China building 1,000-bed hospital over the weekend to treat coronavirus
The Chinese city of Wuhan is rapidly building a new 1,000-bed hospital to treat victims of a new coronavirus, mobilizing machinery to get it ready by early next week, state media said.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

U.S. trio killed in Australia bushfire plane crash highly-experienced
The three U.S. firefighters killed when their C-130 Hercules tanker plane crashed while battling fierce bushfires in Australia were all former U.S. military members aged in their 40s with extensive flight experience.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Singapore schools ask for holiday travel details as China virus spreads
Schools in Singapore, where the first case of a coronavirus was confirmed on Thursday, are asking parents and staff to provide details of travel during the lunar new year holidays as part of measures to fight the disease that has killed 25 people in China.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

South Korea confirms second case of Chinese coronavirus
South Korea's government on Friday confirmed the second case of a coronavirus that originated in China, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Pentagon could start global troop rebalance this year, Esper says
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper suggested on Thursday he could be ready to start a highly anticipated global force repositioning this year as part of an effort to refocus the Pentagon on challenges from China and Russia.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

North Korea confirms former defense commander is new foreign minister
North Korea's state media on Friday confirmed that Ri Son Gwon, a former defense commander with limited diplomatic experience, has been appointed the country's new foreign affairs minister.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

China virus death toll mounts to 25, infections spread
A new coronavirus has killed 25 people in China and infected more than 800, the government said on Friday, as the World Health Organization declared it an emergency but stopped short of declaring the epidemic of international concern.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

China confirms 830 coronavirus cases, with 25 deaths
China confirmed 830 cases of patients infected with the new coronavirus as of Jan. 23, while the death toll from the virus has risen to 25, the National Health Commission said on Friday.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Australia mourns U.S. firefighters as probe into plane crash begins
Firefighters in Australia held a minute's silence on Friday for three U.S. colleagues killed in a plane crash as investigators began scouring the accident site in remote bushland.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Canadian waterbomber plane crashes while fighting Australia bushfires, three dead
A Canadian-owned C-130 Hercules air tanker crashed while fighting bushfires in Australia's alpine region on Thursday, killing all three of its crew, authorities said.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Factbox: C-130 Hercules aircraft used as water bombers to fight fires around the world
A Lockheed C-130 Hercules tanker fighting bushfires in Australia's alpine region crashed after losing contact with ground control on Thursday, authorities said. Modified versions of the aircraft are used around the world to dump large quantities of flame retardant or water on wildfires.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

U.S. senators to get government briefing on coronavirus: aide
U.S. senators have been invited to a closed door briefing Friday on the coronavirus with senior U.S. government officials.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Australia starts probe into bushfire air tanker crash that killed three Americans
Investigations are underway into the crash of a C-130 Hercules air tanker that was fighting bushfires in Australia's alpine region, a state fire official said on Friday, with the state in mourning for three men killed in the accident a day earlier.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Trump to unveil long-stalled Middle East peace plan ahead of Israeli leaders' visit
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will release details of his long-delayed peace plan for the Middle East before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his election rival Benny Gantz visit the White House next week.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

'This is an emergency in China' says WHO, as virus death toll rises to 18
The World Health Organization (WHO) called a new coronavirus that has killed 18 people in China and infected around 650 globally "an emergency in China" on Thursday, but stopped short of declaring the epidemic of international concern.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Trump says will release Middle East peace plan by Tuesday
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will release his long-awaited peace plan for the Middle East before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits Washington next week.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Japan confirms second case of Wuhan virus: health ministry
Japan has confirmed a second case of infection by the new coronavirus from China, the health ministry said on Friday.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Italian PM Conte pulls out of Davos trip amid political turmoil
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte canceled a planned trip to the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos on Thursday, a day after the head of the co-governing 5 Star Movement resigned, piling pressure on his divided coalition.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Venezuelan opposition party seeks U.S. blessing to 'repeat' 2018 election: document
Venezuelan opposition politician Henri Falcon's party is seeking the United States' blessing for a deal with President Nicolas Maduro to overturn and repeat a 2018 vote in which Maduro trounced Falcon, the party's lobbying firm said in a filing.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

U.S. calls on Haiti to set a date for elections: Pompeo
Haiti should set a date for elections, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday, more than a week after Haiti's president began ruling by decree.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Mexican security forces corral migrants after hundreds enter from Guatemala
Dozens of Mexican security forces corralled a caravan of Central Americans who entered from Guatemala on Thursday, testing Mexico's resolve to contain mass movements of people under pressure from the Trump administration.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Texas student who traveled to China being tested for possible coronavirus
A university student being treated for a respiratory illness in Texas after traveling to Wuhan, China, is being tested for the newly discovered coronavirus that has killed 18 people in China, state and local officials said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

U.N. says officials barred from using WhatsApp since June 2019 over security
United Nations officials do not use WhatsApp to communicate because "it's not supported as a secure mechanism," a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday, after U.N. experts accused Saudi Arabia of using the online communications platform to hack the phone of Amazon chief executive and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Netanyahu, his rival to meet Trump on Mideast peace next week -Pence
U.S. President Donald Trump has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his election rival Benny Gantz to Washington next week to discuss the White House Middle East peace plan, Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Explainer: What we know about Trump's Mideast peace plan
More than two years after U.S. President Donald Trump first proposed a plan to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, it lies stalled half in and half out of the starting blocks.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Brazil green lights U.S. deportation of more Brazilians by plane
The U.S. government will deport a planeload of Brazilians on Friday, the second such chartered flight since October to return an increasing number of migrants trying to enter the United States illegally from Mexico.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

U.S. health officials seek emergency approval to use diagnostic test for new coronavirus
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday it is seeking special emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Administration to allow U.S. states to use a CDC-developed diagnostic test to detect the new coronavirus from China.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Kuwait to thermal screen all passengers arriving from countries affected with coronavirus: state news agency
Kuwait ministry of health said on Thursday that thermal cameras were added to border crossings so passengers arriving from countries affected with coronavirus could be thermally screened, according to the state news agency.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Australia mourns for three Americans killed in plane crash fighting bushfires
Australia was in mourning on Friday for three Americans killed when their plane crashed while fighting bushfires in the country's alpine region, as hot, windy conditions which had fanned flames a day earlier eased in the southeast.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Tea rooms and double-decker buses: Prince Harry may find home in Canada's royal city
Prince Harry and wife Meghan have settled, for now, into a seaside home near the most royal of Canadian cities - Victoria, British Columbia (B.C.)- named after a queen who reigned until 1901, during a great expansion of the British Empire.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Gas truck explodes in Lima, killing two and injuring dozens
A truck carrying natural gas exploded on Thursday in Peru's capital, killing at least two people and injuring 48 in an accident that Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra labeled a "tragedy."

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Critics warn sweeping Mexican judicial reform threatens human rights
Mexican rights groups and leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's opponents are pushing back against a sweeping new judicial reform designed to combat soaring crime, warning that the proposed changes threaten individual freedoms.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

U.S. tasks official to counter China's 'malign influence' at U.N.
A top U.S. State Department official has been tasked with countering "malign influences" of China and others at the United Nations, the agency confirmed on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Israel's Netanyahu, rival Gantz to visit Washington, White House says
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit the White House on Tuesday, the White House said in a statement on Thursday, and a source familiar with the situation said U.S. officials would most likely share some details of U.S. President Donald Trump's long-secret Middle East proposal.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Netanyahu, his rival to meet Trump on Mideast peace next week: Pence
U.S. President Donald Trump has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his election rival Benny Gantz to Washington next week to discuss the White House Middle East peace plan, Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Young man killed as Baghdad protests rage
A masked protester stretches his arm out through a cloud of tear gas, trying to reach a comrade fatally injured by a blow to the head during clashes with security services in Iraq.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

WHO says 'bit too early' to declare coronavirus a global emergency
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday it was "a bit too early" to declare a new coronavirus a global health emergency as China put millions of people on lockdown amid an outbreak that has killed 18 people and infected more than 630.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

The latest on the coronavirus spreading in China and beyond
An outbreak of a new coronavirus that began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan has killed 18 people and infected nearly 650 globally.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Gilead assessing potential use of Ebola drug as China virus treatment
Gilead Sciences Inc said on Thursday it was assessing whether its experimental Ebola treatment could be used to treat the new coronavirus that has caused a disease outbreak in China.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Spain calls emergency meeting as Storm Gloria death toll hits 13
Spain's government will hold an emergency meeting on Friday to deal with the impact of a storm that has caused heavy rains, powerful winds and huge waves, and killed at least 13 people.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Saudi Arabia denies case of coronavirus infection
A Saudi health ministry affiliate said on Thursday there were no cases of coronavirus in the kingdom, denying earlier reports of an expatriate resident being infected.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Greenwald lawyers ask Brazil to drop 'scandalous' criminal charges
Lawyers for U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald urged a Brazilian court on Thursday to dismiss criminal charges against him for allegedly aiding hackers who accessed the private phone messages of Sergio Moro, Brazil's current justice minister.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

WHO says not declaring virus a global emergency but taking it seriously
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday that the new coronavirus that has emerged in China and spread to several other countries does not yet constitute an international emergency but it was tracking its evolution "every minute".

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Greta, Merkel, big oil and a tax truce - Davos Thursday highlights
Here are the highlights from Day 3 of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss ski resort of Davos:

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Polish conflict over judges heats up after vote, court ruling
The conflict over judges in Poland deepened on Thursday, as a supreme court ruling and a parliament vote ratcheted up tensions over an issue that has set the country on a collision course with the European Union.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Lam says Hong Kong has system in place to handle coronavirus
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam told global elites in Davos on Thursday she is "cautiously confident" the city will get through the flu-like virus that threatens to inflict more pain on the protest-hit city.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

U.S. imposes fresh Iran-related sanctions on two people, six companies
The United States on Thursday said it blacklisted two companies based in Hong Kong, one in Shanghai and one in Dubai for helping Iran's state-owned National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) export millions of dollars of goods in violation of U.S. sanctions.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Burkina Faso approves state backing for vigilantes fighting jihadists
Burkina Faso's parliament has voted to provide funding and training to local vigilantes in response to the growing firepower of jihadist groups who threaten to overrun government forces across large swathes of the West African country.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Portugal investigates firms co-owned by dos Santos; Angola may seek arrest warrant
Portugal's market watchdog has launched inquiries into various firms where Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos holds stakes, after Angola's chief prosecutor said she could face an international arrest warrant if she fails to cooperate in a fraud investigation.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Norway's PM to appoint Jan Tore Sanner as finance minister: media
Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg will appoint Conservative lawmaker Jan Tore Sanner as the new finance minister, business daily Dagens Naeringsliv reported on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Iran is screening passengers from China for symptoms of coronavirus: Iran health official
Iran is screening passengers from China at Tehran's Imam Khomeini international airport for symptoms of coronavirus, the head of the center for infectious disease control at Iran's health ministry said on Thursday, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Ukraine awaits decision on sending black boxes from plane downed by Iran to Kiev
Ukraine's security council said on Thursday it was awaiting a decision on whether Tehran will hand over black boxes of the Ukrainian airliner it downed after an Iranian team presents its report to authorities in Tehran.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

China puts millions on lockdown as virus toll rises to 18 and WHO weighs response
China put millions of people on lockdown on Thursday in two cities at the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak that has killed 18 people and infected more than 630, as authorities around the world worked to prevent a global pandemic.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Pope names Latino to replace conservative as Philadelphia archbishop
Nelson Perez, the Latino Roman Catholic bishop of Cleveland who has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration policy, was named on Thursday by Pope Francis to replace an outspoken conservative who recently retired as archbishop of Philadelphia.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

World leaders at Jerusalem conference condemn rising anti-Semitism
World leaders voiced alarm at resurgent anti-Semitism on Thursday as they gathered at Israel's national Holocaust Memorial to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Saudi disease prevention center says no cases of coronavirus in Saudi
The Saudi Center For Disease Prevention And Control tweeted on Thursday that there were: "No cases of the novel coronavirus(2019-nCoV)in Saudi Arabia so far."

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Hundreds of Central Americans enter Mexico under watch of security forces
Hundreds of Central Americans crossed the Guatemalan border into Mexico early on Thursday, testing the Mexican government's resolve to stem the movement of people north under pressure from the United States.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Dos Santos calls new corruption allegations 'extremely false'
Angolan billionaire and former first daughter Isabel dos Santos denied corruption accusations against her on Thursday after she was named a suspect in mismanagement and misallocation of funds by Angolan prosecutors.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Trump administration rolls out new rule to limit 'birth tourism'
President Donald Trump's administration rolled out a new rule on Thursday that aims to limit "birth tourism" by women who enter the United States on tourist visas with the intention of obtaining citizenship for their babies born on American soil.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

CDC raises Wuhan travel alert as coronavirus outbreak escalates
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday raised its travel alert for the coronavirus outbreak to a level 3, recommending people avoid all nonessential travel to Wuhan, China.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

China's Hebei province confirms first death outside epicenter of virus outbreak
China's Hebei provincial health authority said a patient infected with the new coronavirus has died, marking the first confirmed death outside Hubei province where the outbreak began.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Philippines' Duterte threatens to end military deal with the United States
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned the United States on Thursday he would repeal an agreement on deployment of troops and equipment for exercises if Washington did not reinstate the visa of a political ally.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Biggest swimming pool in Russia's Muslim south bans women, causing outcry
The biggest swimming pool in Russia's Muslim-majority North Caucasus region has banned women, prompting anger from rights activists and others who have accused the sports complex of discrimination.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Egypt starts screening travelers from China for new coronavirus
Egypt started screening passengers arriving from China for signs of the new coronavirus outbreak at all entry points into the country, the health ministry and airport sources said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

White House says it takes reports of Amazon chief Bezos' phone hack seriously
The White House on Thursday said it is taking reports about the hacking of Amazon chief and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos' phone seriously, after reports raised questions about the possible involvement of Saudi Arabia's crown prince.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Even 'bare bones' EU-UK deal will be complex, tough to clinch: diplomats
Wrapping up even a "bare bones" deal on the future relationship between the European Union and Britain will be fraught with complexity and, with so little time to get it done, a painful "hard" Brexit on Dec. 31 cannot be ruled out, diplomats said.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Work to start on three possible China virus vaccines: epidemic response group
Three separate research teams backed by a global coalition set up to fight epidemic diseases are to start work on developing potential vaccines against the new coronavirus that has caused a disease outbreak in China.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Lebanon to seek up to $5bln in soft loans, prime minister rallies support
Lebanon's new government must reassure international donors it is serious about reforms to tackle a financial crisis as it looks initially to secure up to $5 billion in soft loans for basic goods, its finance minister said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Millions on virus lockdown in China as WHO weighs response
China put millions of people on lock down on Thursday in two cities at the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak that has killed 17 people and infected more than 630, as authorities around the world worked to prevent a global pandemic.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Turkey to start screening passengers on flights from China: Anadolu
Turkey will screen passengers on all flights from China with thermal cameras upon arrival, Anadolu news agency reported on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Caravan of hundreds of Central Americans moves into Mexico
Hundreds of Central Americans crossed the Guatemalan border into Mexico early on Thursday, testing the Mexican government's resolve to stem the movement of people north under pressure from the United States.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Portugal probes firms co-owned by dos Santos; Angola may seek arrest warrant
Portugal's market watchdog launched inquiries into various firms where Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos holds stakes, it said on Thursday, after Angola's chief prosecutor said she could face an international arrest warrant if she fails to cooperate in a fraud investigation.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Danish sculpture erected to show support for Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters
An eight-meter copper statue entitled "Pillar of Shame" was erected in front of Denmark's parliament in central Copenhagen on Thursday to express solidarity with pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Madagascar floods kill at least 12 people, with more missing
Floods across the island of Madagascar has killed at least 12 people this week, with 18 missing, after unseasonably heavy rain, the national disaster office said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

U.S. says no uptick in violence from Islamic State in Syria, Iraq
The United States has seen no uptick in Islamic State activity in Syria and Iraq, U.S. special representative for Syria James Jeffrey said on Thursday, weeks after a U.S. drone strike killed Iranian military commander Qassem Suleimani in Baghdad.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Bulgaria charges three Russians over poisoning possibly linked to Skripal case
Bulgarian prosecutors have charged three Russians with the attempted murder of three men whose poisoning is being investigated by Sofia for possible links with the 2018 nerve-agent attack on ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Tanzanian home affairs minister fired over $453 million contract
Tanzanian President John Magufuli fired his home affairs minister Kangi Lugola on Thursday, accusing him of mismanaging a 408 million euro ($453 million) fire department contract.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Zimbabwe billionaire to pay doctors about $300 a month to end strike
Striking junior doctors at Zimbabwe's state hospitals will end a four-month strike after accepting an offer from a telecoms billionaire to pay them a monthly allowance of about $300 for six months, their union said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Cobblestones commemorating murdered Jews turn a new corner
A German artist who is laying bronze-capped cobblestones commemorating members of families who were deported and killed by the Nazis says he can never honor all the victims of Hitler's atrocities, but he is going to press ahead anyway.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Get an economics degree Greta, then we'll talk: U.S. Treasury chief
Just as the spat between U.S. President Donald Trump and Greta Thunberg seemed to be subsiding, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin took a new dig at the climate activist on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Libya reopens Tripoli's Mitiga airport
Libya's internationally recognized government said on Thursday it had reopened Mitiga, Tripoli's only functioning airport, following almost a day of closure after rockets were fired toward it.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Indian nurse in Saudi hospital infected by coronavirus: Indian minister's tweet
An Indian nurse working at a hospital in southwestern Saudi Arabia has been infected by the coronavirus amid an outbreak that has killed 17 people in China, India's minister of state for external affairs said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Netanyahu, Pence denounce 'anti-Semitic' Iran at Holocaust memorial ceremony
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced Iran on Thursday as "the most anti-Semitic regime on the planet", telling world leaders at a Holocaust memorial event that Israel would always defend itself against those seeking to destroy it.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

UK's Prince Charles, in Jerusalem, honors grandmother's wartime heroism saving Jews
Britain's Prince Charles paid homage on Thursday to his grandmother, Princess Alice, for sheltering Jews in Nazi-occupied Greece, saying the royal family took great pride in Israel's recognition of her heroism in the Holocaust.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Afghanistan President: Pakistan still shelters insurgents
Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani said on Thursday that Pakistan continued to give sanctuary to an insurgent group that helps the Taliban in its war against Kabul and the United States, directly contradicting an earlier statement by Pakistan's prime minister.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Russia says Syrian army suffers losses, retreats in attack disputed by rebels
Syrian state media said militants launched a major attack on government forces in Idlib on Thursday that Russia's defense ministry said killed up to 40 Syrian soldiers, though the account was disputed by a rebel official and war monitor.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

Pence says the world must stand strong against Iran, anti-Semitism
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday said the world must stand strong against "a vile tide of anti-Semitism" sweeping the world, and singled out Iran as a main perpetrator.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

World Court orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya from acts of genocide
The International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Myanmar to take urgent measures to protect its Rohingya population from genocide, a ruling cheered by refugees as their first major legal victory since being forced from their homes.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

China orders 'unprecedented' lockdown of two cities at virus epicenter
China on Thursday locked down two cities at the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak that has killed 17 people and infected nearly 600, as health authorities around the world took action to prevent a global pandemic.

Reuters World News
Jan 23, 2020

‘The gate of justice is opened': Rohingya cheer as World Court orders Myanmar to protect them
Rohingya Muslims celebrated a decision by the International Court of Justice to order Myanmar to protect them, hovering over mobile phones in refugee camps to watch the first legal victory since a military-led crackdown drove them from their homes.

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