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CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan opposition leaders on Sunday hailed a “gigantic victory” in gubernatorial elections against President Nicolas Maduro’s government after failing to dislodge him in protests earlier this year. The ruling Socialist Party controls 20 of 23 state governorships, but opinion polls showed the opposition coalition likely to upend that, given voter anger at
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that President Donald Trump had instructed him to continue diplomatic efforts to calm rising tensions with North Korea, saying “those diplomatic efforts will continue until the first bomb drops.” Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Tillerson downplayed messages that President Trump had previously posted
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MADRID (Reuters) – The Spanish government will take control of Catalonia if regional leader Carles Puigdemont replies ambiguously to Madrid’s question about whether he has declared independence from Spain, the interior minister said on Saturday. Puigdemont made a symbolic declaration of independence on Tuesday night, only to suspend it seconds later and call for negotiations
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s new summit venue will re-open on Monday after noxious fumes put kitchen staff in hospital and forced the evacuation of the whole building on Friday. The incident occurred at the Europa Building, which opened in January amid some controversy over its cost, just across from the European Commission headquarters.
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s top banking regulator Guo Shuqing and veteran banker Jiang Chaoliang are front runners to succeed Zhou Xiaochuan, the country’s longest-serving central bank head who is likely to step down next year, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. The leadership reshuffle at the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) is closely
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ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple and their three children born in captivity have been freed in Pakistan, nearly five years after the couple was abducted in neighboring Afghanistan, Pakistani and U.S. officials said on Thursday. American Caitlan Coleman and her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, were kidnapped while backpacking in Afghanistan in 2012 by
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – A first convoy of the military operation that Turkey is carrying out in Syria’s Idlib province crossed into the area late on Thursday, two rebels and a witness said. The convoy included about 30 military vehicles, said Abu Khairo, a commander in a Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebel group based in the
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