Turkish penal court says journalist should stay in detention

REUTERS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 21:20
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish penal court ordered on Thursday that a journalist should continue to be held in detention, after a top court earlier in the day asked that he be released, private news agency Dogan said on Thursday.

Ghana president names ex-minister as anti-graft prosecutor

REUTERS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 20:34
ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo on Thursday named a former attorney-general as anti-graft prosecutor to probe specific cases of corruption including those committed by politicians.

U.S. welcomes Libya's destruction of chemical weapons stockpile: statement

REUTERS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 19:43
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday congratulated Libya for destroying its remaining chemical weapons stockpile, and also called on Syria to fully eliminate its chemical weapons program.

Italy's Berlusconi hails Deneuve's 'blessed words' on harassment

REUTERS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 19:39
ROME (Reuters) - Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi hailed French actress Catherine Deneuve on Thursday for defending men accused of sexual harassment in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Facing U.S. extradition, bin Laden associate attacks French prison guards

REUTERS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 19:17
PARIS (Reuters) - A German believed to have been an associate of Osama bin Laden and convicted for his part in an attack on a synagogue in Tunisia in 2002 attacked four prison guards on Thursday weeks before being eligible for extradition to the United States.

Macron sings praises of Italian prime minister ahead of election

REUTERS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 18:58
ROME (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron heaped praise on Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in Rome on Thursday, less than two months before national elections in Italy that opinion polls say the ruling center-left government will lose.

Macron in China: notes on limits of influence

REUTERS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 18:39
BEIJING (Reuters) - On a state visit to China this week, French President Emmanuel Macron got plaudits for giving his host a horse -- but also experienced the limits faced by Western leaders in dealing with the new superpower on the block.

Tunisia deploys army, makes 300 arrests as violent unrest persists

REUTERS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 18:29
TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian protesters burned down a regional national security headquarters near the Algerian border, prompting authorities to send in troops after police retreated, witnesses said, as unrest over prices and taxes raged on nationwide.

Iranian cleric leaves Germany under threat of prosecution

REUTERS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 18:21
BERLIN (Reuters) - A senior Iranian cleric under investigation in Germany for alleged crimes against humanity left the country on a homeward-bound flight on Thursday, cutting short his stay at a Hanover clinic, a German official said.

Putin says Kremlin critic Navalny is U.S. pick for Russian presidency

REUTERS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 18:19
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that opposition leader Alexei Navalny was Washington's pick for the Russian presidency, which was why the United States had complained about Navalny not being allowed to run for office.

Argentine faithful flock to Chile as Pope avoids homecoming

REUTERS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 18:06
BUENOS AIRES/SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Argentines will cross into Chile next week to see Buenos Aires-born Pope Francis, who has yet to return home despite visiting much of Latin America since his election nearly five years ago.

Russia's Putin denies meddling in Italian election

REUTERS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 18:03
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday it had never entered the heads of Russian officials to meddle in any foreign elections, including the vote scheduled in Italy in March.

Three Ukrainian soldiers die as fighting picks in New Year

REUTERS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 17:58
KIEV/NOVOLUHANSKE, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists accused each other on Thursday of ramping up attacks in their conflict as the Ukrainians reported three servicemen killed in the worst fighting of 2018.

Putin says it's up to Washington, not Moscow, to improve ties

REUTERS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 17:55
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday it was up to Washington and not Moscow to improve ties between the two countries.

Putin: Kremlin critic Navalny is U.S. pick for Russian presidency

REUTERS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 17:48
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday opposition leader Alexei Navalny appeared to be Washington's pick for the Russian presidency, which was why the United States had complained about Navalny not being allowed to run for office.

Two Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli troops in Gaza, West Bank

REUTERS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 17:44
GAZA (Reuters) - Two Palestinian youths were shot dead by Israeli troops during clashes on Thursday in the Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Palestinian medical sources and witnesses said.

Protests held across Pakistan after 7-year-old girl's rape and murder

REUTERS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 17:39
LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Protests broke out across Pakistan on Thursday after the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl in a district south of Lahore, due to public anger at what is seen as the authorities' failure to investigate such cases.

Ecuador gives Assange citizenship, seeks solution with Britain

REUTERS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 17:33
QUITO/LONDON (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was "naturalized" as an Ecuadorean on Dec. 12, at his request, Ecuador's foreign minister said on Thursday, adding that she was seeking a "dignified" solution to his situation with Britain.

Police find getaway car, hunt two after Paris Ritz jewel heist

REUTERS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 17:27
PARIS (Reuters) - French police on Thursday sought two men after finding the getaway car used by a gang of axe-wielding thieves who snatched jewelry from a store in the upscale Paris Ritz hotel.

Brexiteers back second EU referendum to stop 'soft' departure from bloc

REUTERS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 17:21
LONDON (Reuters) - Two of Britain's most prominent Brexit campaigners endorsed a second referendum on leaving the European Union on Thursday as the best way to stop EU supporters from trying to water down, or even halt, the country's departure from the bloc.


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