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U.S. hopes for success in talks with Europeans on 'fixing' Iran nuclear deal

42 min 27 sec ago
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States hopes to reach agreement with Britain, France and Germany to address President Donald Trump's concerns about the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Washington's disarmament ambassador said on Thursday.
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Austrian doctor Asperger 'actively cooperated' with Nazis, study says

44 min 24 sec ago
VIENNA (Reuters) - Hans Asperger, the Austrian paediatrician who pioneered research into autism and after whom Asperger syndrome is named, "actively cooperated" with a Nazi program under which disabled children were killed, an academic paper published on Thursday says.
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Assad steps up efforts to crush last besieged enclaves

47 min 26 sec ago
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian government on Thursday stepped up its efforts to retake the opposition's last besieged enclaves, as rebels prepared to withdraw from one and a newspaper reported an ultimatum against another.
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Myanmar minister says conditions in Rohingya refugee camps 'very poor'

1 hour 29 min ago
YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar minister expressed concerns on Thursday about "very poor conditions" in Rohingya refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh, and said repatriation of the Muslim minority should start as soon as possible due to the coming monsoon season.
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North seeks 'complete denuclearization', says Moon, as U.S. vows continued pressure

1 hour 34 min ago
SEOUL/GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea has expressed its commitment to "complete denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula and is not seeking conditions, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday, as the United States vowed to maintain "maximum pressure" on Pyongyang.
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Philippine-U.S. war games expanded to include Japan, Australia

1 hour 47 min ago
MANILA (Reuters) - Annual U.S.-Philippine military exercises involving thousands of troops will be expanded for the first time to include other countries, with Japanese and Australian forces invited to join what will be the 34th edition of the war games.
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Kremlin says can't rule out further unfriendly U.S moves in future

1 hour 57 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Thursday it was hard to know whether the United States would continue to make unfriendly moves against Russia in the future and impose further sanctions.
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Nigerian police recover stolen parliamentary mace

2 hours 1 min ago
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's police have recovered a ceremonial mace stolen from the country's parliament when at least three men burst onto the Senate floor and grabbed it while lawmakers looked on, police said on Thursday.
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Britain's Labour Party tells financiers: pay higher taxes if you want influence

2 hours 21 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition finance chief John McDonnell offered a new pact with the financial services industry on Thursday: higher taxes in return for a seat at the policymaking table if Labour wins the next election.
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U.S. hopes for success in talks with Europeans on Iran nuclear deal

2 hours 23 min ago
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United State is hopeful of reaching agreement with Britain, France and Germany to address U.S. concerns about the Iran nuclear deal, U.S. disarmament ambassador Robert Wood told a news conference in Geneva on Thursday.
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EU says may impose more sanctions on Venezuela if democracy undermined

2 hours 28 min ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union said on Thursday it could impose further sanctions on Venezuela if it believes democracy is being undermined there, after its president called for elections next month that the main opposition has said it will boycott.
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Top Russian, NATO generals to discuss Syria, Europe in Baku: TASS

3 hours 3 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Valery Gerasimov, the head of Russia's military general staff, and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Curtis Scaparrotti will meet on Thursday in Azerbaijan to discuss Syria, the TASS news agency reported, citing the Russian defense ministry.
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South Korea's Moon says North seeking 'complete denuclearization'

3 hours 14 min ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has expressed its desire for "complete denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula and is not seeking conditions such as U.S. troops withdrawing from the South first, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday.
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EU waves sanctions threat over Venezuela vote

3 hours 27 min ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union warned on Thursday that it could impose further sanctions on Venezuela, threatening "appropriate measures" if democracy in Venezuela were undermined by elections to be held in a month's time.
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Qatar joins Gulf war games in apparent compromise

3 hours 45 min ago
RIYADH (Reuters) - Qatari forces participated in joint military exercises that ended in Saudi Arabia this week, in an apparent sign of some compromise among U.S.-allied Arab states locked in a nearly year-long dispute.
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China carries out low-key live fire drills after warning Taiwan

4 hours 40 min ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has conducted live-fire military drills along its southeast coast after increasingly stern warnings by Beijing for neighboring Taiwan to toe the line, but the exercises were more low key than had been flagged in state media.
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Saudi Arabia says two al Qaeda militants killed in Yemen

4 hours 48 min ago
RIYADH (Reuters) - Coalition-backed forces killed two al Qaeda militants in Yemen in a raid in the southern province of Abyan on Wednesday, the Saudi government media office said.
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As Macron heads to U.S., 'strong relationship' with Trump under test

4 hours 49 min ago
PARIS (Reuters) - When France's ambassador to Washington told American officials last July that he was heading to Paris and would shortly see President Emmanuel Macron, one of them handed him a copy of the New York Times.
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Japan contemplates post-Abe world, but rivals' positions still murky

4 hours 59 min ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Rivals are jockeying to replace Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as the embattled Japanese leader struggles with sinking support, but so far none have offered detailed policy alternatives to his "strong defense, strong economy" platform.
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Hundreds flee homes as 4.4 magnitude quake strikes Indonesia

5 hours 21 min ago
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A shallow earthquake brought down hundreds of poorly built buildings in Indonesia, forcing more than 2,000 people to flee their homes, rescue officials said on Thursday. The 4.4 magnitude quake hit the Banjarnegara district of Central Java late on Wednesday, killing two people and injuring more than 20.
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