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BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Amid growing international criticism over the wildfires raging through the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday admitted farmers could be illegally setting the rainforest alight but told foreign powers not to interfere. French President Emmanuel Macron and United Nations Secretary General António Guterres both took to Twitter to express their
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PARIS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Thursday try to convince France to reopen Brexit negotiations less than a day after President Emmanuel Macron bluntly ruled out any further talks on the divorce deal. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts during a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) at
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ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s prime minister announced his resignation on Tuesday as he made a blistering attack on his own interior minister, Matteo Salvini, accusing him of sinking the ruling coalition and endangering the economy for personal and political gain. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, next to Italian Deputy PM Matteo Salvini, addresses the upper
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KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan’s ousted president Omar Hassan al-Bashir acknowledged receiving millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia, a police detective told a court on Monday at the start of a corruption trial that many Sudanese thought they would never see. Sudan’s former president Omar Hassan al-Bashir sits guarded inside a cage at the courthouse where
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DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) – Turkey replaced pro-Kurdish party mayors with state officials in three southeastern cities and detained more than 400 people for suspected militant links on Monday, the Interior Ministry said, in a move likely to fuel tensions in Turkey’s southeast. Turkish police walk in front of the Metropolitan Municipality headquarters in Diyarbakir, Turkey,
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks next to Youth Justice Board Adviser Roy Sefa-Attakora during a roundtable on the criminal justice system at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain August 12, 2019. Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor
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A woman takes part in a protest demanding authorities to allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election and release people arrested for participation in opposition rallies, in Moscow, Russia August 17, 2019. A placard reads: “It’s time to change”. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian opposition activists staged a string of pickets
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HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe police combed Harare’s streets rounding up suspected opposition supporters on Friday, enforcing a clampdown on dissent after using batons and water cannon to break up a protest that authorities had declared illegal. A man flees from teargas during clashes after police banned planned protests over austerity and rising living costs called
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MUZAFFARABAD/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan observed a ‘Black Day’ on Thursday to coincide with India’s Independence Day celebrations, as one of the main militant groups fighting Indian rule in Kashmir led a protest through Pakistan’s part of the disputed region. People chant slogans to observe Black Day over India’s decision to revoke the special status of
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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina’s peso closed weaker again on Tuesday following a second day of market turmoil triggered by opposition candidate Alberto Fernandez’s landslide victory in a primary election that dealt a severe blow to President Mauricio Macri’s re-election chances. A man shows Argentine pesos outside a bank in Buenos Aires’ financial district, Argentina
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