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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain and the European Union agreed on Monday to a transition period to avoid a “cliff edge” Brexit next year — though only after London accepted a potential solution for Northern Ireland’s land border that may face stiff opposition at home. The pound surged on confirmation that Britain would remain effectively a
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SALISBURY, England (Reuters) – Inspectors from the world’s chemical weapons watchdog on Monday began examining the poison used to strike down a former Russian double agent in England, in an attack that London blames on Moscow. Britain says Sergei Skripal and his daughter, who are critically ill in hospital, were targeted with the Soviet-era military-grade
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TOKYO (Reuters) – A court in northern Japan on Monday rejected a lawsuit to halt construction of a nuclear plant, said the company building the facility, Electric Power Development Co (J-Power). Plaintiffs hold banners reading ‘Injurious decision’ after the Hakodate District Court rejected a lawsuit to halt construction of Electric Power Development Co (J-Power)’s Ohama
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed during a weekend summit in Sydney to establish a regional infrastructure pipeline, Australia’s foreign minister said, as the bloc seeks to balance rising Chinese influence. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull shakes hands with Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong during their
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SEOUL (Reuters) – The top national security advisers of the United States, South Korea and Japan met at the weekend to discuss North Korea and the “complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula”, South Korea’s presidential Blue House said on Monday. South Korea’s National Security Office chief Chung Eui-yong arrives at Incheon International Airport in Incheon,
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KEMEROVO, Russia (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin won a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, extending his rule over the world’s largest country for another six years at a time when his ties with the West are on a hostile trajectory. Russian President and Presidential candidate Vladimir Putin at a polling station during the presidential
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ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies swept into the northwestern Syrian town of Afrin on Sunday, raising their flags in the town center and declaring full control after an eight-week campaign to drive out Kurdish YPG forces. Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army member holds a flag as they pull down Kurdish statue
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – The main rebel group in the southern pocket of Syria’s opposition-held eastern Ghouta told Reuters on Sunday it was negotiating with a United Nations delegation about a ceasefire, aid and the evacuation of urgent medical cases. People are seen in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria March 15,
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BEIJING (Reuters) – With pictures of ecstatic citizens standing in applause, tearful legislators and even a social media game, China’s propaganda drive has kicked into high gear following Xi Jinping’s unanimous reappointment as president. Chinese President Xi Jinping walks to take an oath, after he is voted as the president for another term, at the
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia signed an agreement on Saturday with Southeast Asian nations including Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines promising to share intelligence to combat terrorism. Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull gestures to ASEAN leaders Laos’ Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo, Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen, Brunei’s Sultan and Prime Minister
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QUANG NGAI, Vietnam (Reuters) – It took Pham Thi Thuan a while before she could muster the courage to fetch water from across the ditch where 170 of her neighbors, most of them women and children, were killed by U.S. troops during the Vietnam War. Pham Thi Thuan, My Lai massacre survivor, stands in front
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