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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders locked horns at a summit in Brussels over the divisive issue of hosting refugees who reach Europe, reopening a two-year-old dispute that has shaken the bloc. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki attend the Visegrad Group meeting in Brussels,
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GENEVA (Reuters) – A round of Syria peace talks that ended on Thursday was a big missed opportunity but there may more talks next month if ideas can be found to encourage President Bashar al-Assad’s government to engage, U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura said. United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura attends a
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican Senate committees on Wednesday approved a controversial security bill that human rights groups say risks granting excessive power to the armed forces in their already checkered role in combating organized crime in the country. Activists make a symbolic closure of the Senate building as they protest against a new security
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TORONTO (Reuters) – Some U.S.-bound flights from Toronto’s main international airport were delayed on Wednesday afternoon due to an incident that prompted authorities to require some passengers to go through customs a second time, a spokeswoman said. Passengers line-up at the baggage check-in counter at Pearson International Airport in Toronto April 13, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Cassese
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) held their first formal talks on forming a government with Angela Merkel’s conservatives on Wednesday, more than two months after the national election that plunged Europe’s largest economy into unaccustomed uncertainty. Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, December 13, 2017.
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RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz said on Wednesday his government was determined to confront corruption with “justice and decisiveness” as the kingdom pushes ahead with its vision to wean the kingdom from dependence on oil. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud presides over a cabinet meeting in Riyadh, Saudi
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The Singapore government’s laws limiting critical speech and peaceful assembly are overly broad and make the country a repressive place severely restricting what can be said and published, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Li Shengwu, nephew of Singapore’s prime minister, is seen in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S. August 12, 2017.
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CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela said on Tuesday it would start a criminal investigation into powerful former oil czar Rafael Ramirez, in an escalation of a purge of alleged corruption that has resulted in the arrest of dozens of oil executives. FILE PHOTO: Venezuela’s representative to the United Nations Rafael Ramirez is seen as he attends
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