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Twin car bombs kill more than 30 in Libya's Benghazi: officials

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BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A double car bombing in the east Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday left at least 33 people dead and dozens more wounded, including senior security figures and civilians, officials said.

U.S. stresses Lebanon must cut Hezbollah from financial system

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 23:41
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon must cut Iran-backed Hezbollah from the financial sector, a U.S. official on combating illicit finance said on Tuesday, two weeks after Washington began a new push to disrupt the militant group's global financing routes.

Pence aims to counter North Korea 'propaganda' at Olympics: White House

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 23:35
ABOARD AIR FORCE TWO (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence plans to use his attendance at the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month to try to counter what he sees as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s effort to “hijack” the games with a propaganda campaign, a White House official said on Tuesday.

At U.N., Russia proposes new inquiry into chemical attacks in Syria

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 22:32
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia proposed on Tuesday that the U.N. Security Council create a new inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, a move the United States slammed as a bid to distract from a French initiative to target perpetrators of such strikes.

Swiss marchers protest against Trump, break through Davos security cordon

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 22:23
ZURICH/DAVOS (Reuters) - Anti-capitalists marched through Swiss cities on Tuesday to protest a planned visit by U.S. President Donald Trump to the World Economic Forum (WEF) and broke through a security cordon in Davos.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in hospital for kidney infection: news site

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 21:52
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African anti-apartheid veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, ex-wife of late President Nelson Mandela, has been hospitalized for a kidney infection but is expected to make a full recovery, the Times Live online news site said on Tuesday.

Turkey kills at least 260 Kurdish, Islamic State fighters in Syria offensive: military

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 21:42
ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey has killed at least 260 Syrian Kurdish fighters and Islamic State militants in its four-day-old offensive into the Kurdish-dominated Afrin region of northwest Syria, the Turkish military said on Tuesday.

Evangelical candidate now front-runner in Costa Rica presidential race

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 21:35
SAN JOSE (Reuters) - A conservative Christian evangelical has jumped to the front of the race in the first round of Costa Rica's presidential election next month, boosted by his opposition to gay marriage, according to an opinion poll published on Tuesday.

Belgian police shoot man armed with knife at station

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 21:31
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian police shot a man armed with a knife at the main railway station in the western city of Ghent on Tuesday and the man was taken to hospital, state broadcaster VRT said.

Strikes kill 150 Islamic State militants in Syria: U.S.-led coalition

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 21:08
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State said it killed nearly 150 militants in strikes carried out on Saturday in the Syrian middle Euphrates River Valley.

Double car bombing in Libya's Benghazi kills at least 11

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 21:05
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A double car bombing in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday left at least 11 people dead and others wounded, according to officials and a Reuters witness.

Italy evacuates dozens from Alpine hotel threatened by avalanche

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 20:58
ROME (Reuters) - Italy used helicopters on Tuesday to airlift almost 100 tourists and staff from an Alpine hotel near the border with Austria because of a high risk of avalanche, an army spokesman said.

Nine killed in Saudi-led air strike in Yemen: residents

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 20:56
SAADA, Yemen (Reuters) - At least nine civilians, including four children, were killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike in northern Yemen on Tuesday, residents and medics said, bringing to 30 the number of people killed in military operations in the country in two days.

Double car bombing in Libya's Benghazi kills at least 11: officials, witness

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 20:52
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A double car bombing in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday left at least 11 people dead and others wounded, according to officials and a Reuters witness.

Thousands march against Trump in Zurich, other Swiss cities

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 20:51
ZURICH (Reuters) - Thousands of anti-capitalist protesters marched through Zurich on Tuesday and other major Swiss cities to demonstrate against a planned visit by U.S. President Donald Trump to the World Economic Forum's annual meeting this week.

Venezuelan President Maduro set to run for re-election in 2018 vote

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 20:49
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro looked sure to stand for re-election in a presidential vote due by the end of April where the ruling Socialists hope to trump a squabbling opposition despite an economic crisis and foreign sanctions.

Last major challenger to Egypt's Sisi calls off campaign after arrest

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 20:20
CAIRO (Reuters) - The last challenger seen as a potential threat to the re-election of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was detained on Tuesday, and halted his campaign after the army accused him of breaking the law by running for office without permission.

Trump to host state visit for France's Macron in April

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 20:07
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will roll out the red carpet for French President Emmanuel Macron in late April when the White House hosts the first state visit of Trump's presidency, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.

Thousands march against Trump in Swiss financial capital

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 19:59
ZURICH (Reuters) - Thousands of anti-capitalist protesters marched through Zurich on Tuesday to demonstrate against a planned visit by U.S. President Donald Trump to the World Economic Forum's annual meeting this week.

Venezuela to hold presidential vote by end of April

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 19:55
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela will hold its presidential vote by the end of April, the pro-government legislative superbody said on Tuesday, with President Nicolas Maduro hoping to trump a squabbling opposition despite economic crisis and foreign sanctions.

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