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U.S., Nigerien troops killed in ambush on patrol in Niger

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 02:54
DAKAR/BAMAKO (Reuters) - Five soldiers from Niger and three U.S. Army Special Forces troops were killed and two wounded in an ambush on a joint patrol in southwest Niger on Wednesday, according to Nigerien and U.S. officials.

U.S. Special Forces killed, wounded in Niger ambush: U.S. officials

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 02:23
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An unspecified number of U.S. military commandos were killed or wounded in an ambush in Niger, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Syrian opposition says Russian jets kill civilians fleeing across Euphrates

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 02:06
AMMAN (Reuters) - Military jets believed to be Russian killed at least 60 civilians trying to flee heavy fighting in the oil rich Deir al Zor province of Syria when their small boats were targeted as they sought to cross the Euphrates River, opposition activists, former residents and a war monitor said late on Wednesday.

Amnesty International urges halt to Afghan refugee returns

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 02:04
KABUL (Reuters) - The human rights group Amnesty International urged European nations on Thursday to stop sending Afghans who do not qualify for asylum back to their "deeply unsafe" home country, saying the policy risked causing serious harm to those affected.

U.S. confirms attack on joint patrol in Niger, no word on U.S. casualties

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 01:56
DAKAR/BAMAKO (Reuters) - A joint patrol of U.S. and Niger troops came under attack in southwest Niger on Wednesday, a spokesman for U.S. Africa Command confirmed after Radio France International (RFI) reported a lethal ambush near the Niger/Mali border.

Maverick state governor takes aim at Mexican presidency

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 01:39
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The first man in modern Mexican history to win a gubernatorial election as an independent said on Wednesday he aimed to run in the 2018 presidential election, putting pressure on the leading anti-establishment contender, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

United States confirms attack on joint patrol in Niger

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 01:02
DAKAR (Reuters) - A joint patrol of U.S. and Niger troops came under attack in southwest Niger on Wednesday, a spokesman for U.S. Africa Command confirmed after Radio France International (RFI) reported a lethal ambush near the Niger/Mali border.

Russia-Trump campaign collusion an 'open' issue: Senate panel chiefs

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 00:36
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Wednesday the issue of whether President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign colluded with Russia remains an open question as the panel intensifies its probe into the matter.

Brazil's Meirelles has hired media team ahead of 2018 election: sources

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 00:12
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles has hired social media experts to boost his image ahead of the 2018 election, three sources told Reuters on Wednesday, the strongest sign yet that the former banker is seriously eyeing a run for president.

Niger soldiers killed in ambush near Mali border: officials

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 00:06
BAMAKO (Reuters) - Unknown assailants killed several Niger soldiers near the border with Mali on Wednesday, according to two Niger officials, during an ambush in which Radio France International said U.S. soldiers were also killed.

Exclusive: European envoys take fight for Iran nuclear deal to U.S. Congress

REUTERS - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 00:03
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Congress faces a possible fight over the future of the Iran nuclear agreement, European ambassadors and officials from President Barack Obama's administration are making their case for preserving the pact directly to U.S. lawmakers.

New Zealand 'kingmaker' starts coalition talks with National, Labour

REUTERS - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 23:47
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's colorful populist election kingmaker, Winston Peters, will kick off coalition negotiations with both the governing National Party and the opposition Labour Party on Thursday.

Brazil detains Italian fugitive Battisti leaving country

REUTERS - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 23:45
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian highway police on Wednesday detained Cesare Battisti, an Italian former left-wing guerrilla convicted of murder in his country, as he was attempting to cross the border into Bolivia in a taxi, federal police said.

'Trump dossier' on Russia links now part of special counsel's probe: sources

REUTERS - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 22:57
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The special counsel investigating whether Russia tried to sway the 2016 U.S. election has taken over FBI inquiries into a former British spy's dossier of allegations of Russian financial and personal links to President Donald Trump's campaign and associates, sources familiar with the inquiry told Reuters.

Spanish PM seeks safety in numbers before playing Catalonia trump card

REUTERS - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 21:52
MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is struggling to secure support from across the traditional political divide in his battle to stop Catalonia breaking away - a lack of consensus that could compound Spain's worst political crisis for decades.

Russia says critically injures ex-Qaeda leader in Syria; group denies

REUTERS - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 21:47
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Wednesday it had critically injured a leader of the Tahrir al-Sham militant group in Syria with an air strike on his position that also killed 12 of his field commanders.

Khamenei says Iran, Turkey must act against Kurdish secession: TV

REUTERS - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 21:38
ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran and Turkey should prevent Iraq's Kurdistan region from declaring independence, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday after meeting Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Tehran, state TV reported.

Russia-Trump campaign collusion an 'open' issue, says Senate panel chief

REUTERS - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 21:34
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee chairman said on Wednesday the issue of whether President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign colluded with Russia remains an open question as the panel intensifies its probe into the matter.

Saudi Arabia arrests 46 for stirring divisions: state media

REUTERS - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 21:33
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi authorities have arrested 22 people, including a Qatari national, for sowing public dissent, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Wednesday.

Bangladesh destroys boats ferrying Rohingya from Myanmar

REUTERS - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 21:31
SHAH PORIR DWIP, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Bangladeshi authorities have destroyed about 20 boats that ferried Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar, accusing smugglers of using the huge exodus to bring methamphetamine into the country.

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