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BERLIN (Reuters) – The leader of Germany’s Social Democrats on Friday urged members of his center-left party to endorse coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives or risk facing new elections that could further damage the party. The SPD is scrambling to rally support among rank-and-file party members for formal negotiations with the conservatives about
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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – A speeding car plowed through evening strollers on a crowded sidewalk of Rio’s famed Copacabana beach on Thursday in an apparent accident, killing an 8-month old baby and injuring 15 people, police said. Injured pedestrians lay sprawled out on the sidewalk, recalling recent terrorist attacks by vehicles mowing down pedestrians,
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PALO ALTO, Calif. (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States is receiving evidence that international sanctions are “really starting to hurt” North Korea, and praised China for putting pressure on Pyongyang. South Korean President Moon Jae-in had attributed North Korea’s recent willingness to talk to South Korea to
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s left-wing presidential contender retained his lead in this year’s election race as the ruling party hopeful failed to gain traction, a poll showed on Wednesday. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) party maintained a leading position in the survey published in newspaper El Economista, winning support
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union is not at war with Poland and is not set on sanctioning the country “come what may”, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday. The EU executive deployed Article 7 of the 2009 Lisbon Treaty for the first time in December, giving Warsaw three months to reverse judicial
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PRISTINA/BELGRADE (Reuters) – Kosovo Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic, who was standing trial over the killings of ethnic Albanians during the 1998-99 war, was shot dead on Tuesday in what Serbia called an act of terrorism. The killing increased tension between Kosovo and Serbia, and a round of European Union-sponsored dialogue on normalizing relations that was
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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Loose or corroded joints may have caused the sudden collapse of a mezzanine floor at the Indonesian Stock Exchange building this week that sent visiting students plunging to the ground, a preliminary report by the public works ministry has found. More than 70 people were injured in Monday’s incident, which was captured
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MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines’ most active volcano spewed lava that cascaded downslope and emitted ash that fell on nearby towns, state volcanologists said on Tuesday, prompting the provincial government to shut more schools. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded nine episodes of tremor, four of which accompanied lava fountains, and 75
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