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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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TRIPOLI/TUNIS (Reuters) – Fierce clashes broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday, killing at least 20 people, shutting the airport, and damaging planes during what the government said was a failed attempt to spring militants from a nearby prison. The attack triggered the heaviest fighting in Tripoli for months, undercutting claims by the
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KIEV (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund has told the Ukrainian authorities that it does not support a draft law to create an anti-corruption court because the bill does not guarantee its independence, the newspaper Ukrainska Pravda reported on Monday. Slow progress in establishing a court to handle corruption cases while demonstrating independence and transparency
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