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Slovakia's president digs in to fight law banning pre-election polls

REUTERS - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 15:52
Slovakian President Zuzana Caputova on Wednesday vetoed a new law extending a ban on publishing opinion polls up to 50 days before elections and vowed to challenge it at the Constitutional Court if the parliament overturns her veto.

Moon-Abe meeting 'encouraging' for Seoul-Tokyo ties: top U.S. diplomat

REUTERS - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 15:46
The United States was very encouraged by a recent meeting between the leaders of South Korea and Japan, a senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday, amid heightened tensions that could undercut three-way security cooperation on North Korea.

Two Jordanians detained by Israel return home after handover deal

REUTERS - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 15:42
Two Jordanians, whose detention without charge by Israel led Jordan to recall its ambassador, returned home on Wednesday in a handover deal that defused a diplomatic crisis, officials said.

Three Mexicans, one Swiss wounded in stabbing at Jordan tourist spot

REUTERS - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 15:39
Three Mexican tourists and one Swiss were wounded along with four locals in Jordan on Wednesday when a man went on a stabbing rampage in Jersah city, a major tourist destination near ancient Roman ruins, Jordan's minister of health said.

Cyprus plans to strip citizenships after uproar over passports

REUTERS - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 15:39
Cyprus on Wednesday said it had started a process to strip 26 individuals of citizenship they received under a secretive passports-for-investment scheme, admitting it had flaws.

Chilean police officers set on fire by Molotov cocktails

REUTERS - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 15:34
Reuters photographers covering protests in the central Santiago rallying point of Plaza Italia were getting ready to capture images on Monday as the police set about clearing the square for the evening.

Second Dutch lawyer working on drug cases shot within months: ANP

REUTERS - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 15:21
A Dutch lawyer on Wednesday was shot and seriously injured by unknown assailants just across the border in Germany, the second time an attorney from the Netherlands was targeted in two months, news agency ANP reported.

Mexican president says his government does not use Pegasus spyware

REUTERS - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 15:20
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday that his government does not use spy software known as Pegasus, which Israeli company NSO Group allegedly sold to the country's previous government.

Water crisis builds in Egypt as dam talks falter, temperatures rise

REUTERS - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 15:13
Ahmed Abd-Rabo used to get all the water he needed to feed his crops in northern Egypt. Then the canal linking his seven acres to the River Nile started drying up and he had to abandon half the plot.

Factbox: Key facts about Ethiopia's giant Nile dam

REUTERS - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 15:09
Ethiopia is building a giant dam on the Blue Nile, close to its border with Sudan.

UK PM's election campaign launch marred by gaffe, resignation and doctored video

REUTERS - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 15:08
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's election campaign launch was marred by the resignation of one of his ministers, a gaffe about the victims of a deadly tower blaze and a doctored video of an opponent released by his party.

UK PM Johnson: Let's get Brexit done or face 'horror show' of Corbyn

REUTERS - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 15:07
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged voters to back his Conservatives in a Dec. 12 election or face the "horror show" of two referendums next year if Labour's Jeremy Corbyn was elected.

Zimbabwe police stop public workers from marching for better pay

REUTERS - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 15:07
Zimbabwe police on Wednesday blocked a handful of public sector workers from marching to government offices with a petition demanding better pay, reneging on an earlier pledge to allow the demonstration.

Dying for a better life: South Koreans fake their funerals for life lessons

REUTERS - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 15:03
A South Korean service is offering free funerals - but only to the living.

Some Nigerians blame government, not religious leaders, for shocking school abuses

REUTERS - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 15:01
The first thing 15-year-old Burhani saw when he arrived at an Islamic reformatory school in October was rows of youths and young men sitting on a courtyard floor, naked, bleeding and in chains.

EU, China agree to protect 100 of the other's regional foods

REUTERS - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 14:59
The European Union and China agreed on Wednesday to protect 100 European regional food designations in China and 100 Chinese equivalents in the EU to spur trade, particularly of European food and drinks.

Exclusive: Iran briefly held IAEA inspector, seized travel documents - diplomats

REUTERS - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 14:58
Iran briefly held an inspector for the U.N. nuclear watchdog in the Islamic Republic and seized her travel documents, diplomats familiar with the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) work said on Wednesday, some describing it as harassment.

U.N. Palestinian refugee agency replaces boss pending misconduct inquiry

REUTERS - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 14:54
The head of the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees has stepped aside until the end of an investigation into misconduct allegations, the agency said on Wednesday.

France, under pressure from right wing, toughens stance on immigration

REUTERS - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 14:53
France is to clear out some migrant tent camps, impose quotas for migrant workers and deny newly-arrived asylum seekers access to non-urgent healthcare, in a drive to show voters President Emmanuel Macron is heeding their concerns about immigration.

Iraqi security forces break up protests in Battle of the Bridges

REUTERS - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 14:49
Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live rounds into the air to disperse protesters in central Baghdad on Wednesday as the biggest wave of anti-government demonstrations in decades spread out across the capital.

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