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France says G5 Sahel force implementation is too slow

REUTERS - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 11:42
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (Reuters) - France's President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that the implementation of a West African force set up to fight Islamist militants was taking too much time.

Kenya president sworn-in as police block rival opposition meeting

REUTERS - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 11:25
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn-in for a second five-year term in front of a rapturous crowd on Tuesday as riot police sealed off an area where the opposition planned a rival gathering and teargassed people trying to reach it.

Turkish prosecutor orders detention of two over U.S. court case: CNNTurk

REUTERS - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 11:06
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish prosecutor has issued detention warrants for two people including a Turkish former opposition lawmaker for providing fake evidence and documents to a court case in the United States, private broadcaster CNNTurk said on Tuesday.

Turkey, United States 'on same wavelength', to speak again this week: Erdogan

REUTERS - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 11:02
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday his talks with U.S. President Donald Trump last week were the first occasion in a long time the two NATO allies were "on the same wavelength" and they would speak against this week.

Damascus shelling eases after Russian truce proposal

REUTERS - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:59
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Shelling hit the last major rebel stronghold near Damascus on Tuesday but it was less intense than in recent days, a war monitor and witness said, the same day Russia had proposed a ceasefire for the area.

Turkey's Erdogan says will speak to U.S. Trump again this week

REUTERS - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:44
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he would hold another phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump this week, after the two leaders spoke last week.

Southern Indian city welcomes Ivanka Trump at business summit

REUTERS - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:21
HYDERABAD, India (Reuters) - India rolled out the red carpet on Tuesday for Ivanka Trump, daughter of the U.S. president, who was set to attend a business summit in the southern tech hub of Hyderabad, where thousands of policemen stood on guard.

Turkey, United States 'on same wavelength' in latest talks: Erdogan

REUTERS - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:17
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday his talks with U.S. President Donald Trump last Friday were the first occasion in a long time the two NATO allies were "on the same wavelength" and the communication would continue in the coming days.

Kenyan president to be sworn-in as opposition prepares rival rally

REUTERS - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:17
NAIROBI (Reuters) - African heads of state arrived for President Uhuru Kenyatta's inauguration on Tuesday as riot police sealed off an area where the opposition planned a rival gathering and teargassed people trying to approach it.

Tourists, authorities feel the heat as Bali volcano keeps airport closed

REUTERS - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 09:44
KARANGASEM, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia on Tuesday extended the closure of the airport on Bali as ash from a volcano swept the island, stranding thousands of tourists as authorities tried to persuade villagers to leave their homes near the erupting mountain.

Indonesian 'Trump' says has no plans to run for president

REUTERS - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 09:19
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Indonesian business tycoon Hary Tanoesoedibjo said on Tuesday he was not planning to stand in the country's 2019 presidential election, and that he would support current President Joko Widodo if he chose to run again.

Pakistan army's role in focus as Islamists end blasphemy blockade

REUTERS - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 09:18
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - When hardline Pakistani Islamists signed an agreement with the government on Monday to end a crippling blockade of the nation's capital, the text of their deal concluded by thanking the army chief who it said had "saved the nation from a big catastrophe".

North Korea may announce completion of nuclear program within a year: South Korea minister

REUTERS - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 09:09
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea may announce the completion of its nuclear program within a year, South Korea's unification minister said on Tuesday, as the isolated country is moving more faster than expected in developing its weapons arsenal.

As Myanmar grapples with Rohingya crisis Pope stresses unity in diversity

REUTERS - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 08:45
YANGON (Reuters) - Pope Francis met leaders of several faiths in majority-Buddhist Myanmar on Tuesday, stressing the importance of "unity in diversity" but making no mention the Muslim Rohingya who have fled en masse to Bangladesh after a military crackdown.

Indonesian tycoon says he has no plans to run for president

REUTERS - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 08:33
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Indonesian business tycoon Hary Tanoesoedibjo said on Tuesday he was not planning to stand in the country's 2019 presidential election, and that he would support current President Joko Widodo if he chose to run again.

Honduran election unresolved, with television star poised to win

REUTERS - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 08:02
TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - The result of Honduras' presidential election was still in limbo early on Tuesday, even after initial results suggested a flamboyant TV host was on course for a surprise victory over the U.S.-friendly incumbent, Juan Orlando Hernandez.

China partly lifts ban on group tours to South Korea, online curbs stay

REUTERS - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 07:59
SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - China will allow travel agencies in Beijing and Shandong to partly resume sales of group tours to South Korea, in a sign of thawing relations between the nations that have been locked in a year-long diplomatic standoff.

Grenade thrown at French troops in Burkina Faso wounds three before Macron's arrival: report

REUTERS - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 07:25
PARIS (Reuters) - A grenade thrown at French soldiers wounded three civilians in the Burkina Faso capital of Ouagadougou shortly before the arrival of French President Emmanuel Macron, Radio France International reported on Tuesday.

Senior Chinese military official kills himself amid corruption probe

REUTERS - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 06:28
BEIJING (Reuters) - A senior Chinese military official under investigation for corruption has committed suicide, state media said on Tuesday, the latest development in a sweeping anti-graft campaign that has shaken the armed forces.

Chinese official commits suicide after authorities launch probe: Xinhua

REUTERS - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 05:30
BEIJING (Reuters) - Senior Chinese military official Zhang Yang committed suicide at home on Nov. 23 after authorities launched an investigation against him, state media said on Tuesday.

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