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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday he wants greater federal powers during natural disasters, as authorities warned bushfires ravaging the country for months were sweeping through a national park near the capital. FILE PHOTO: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is seen visiting a fire-damaged property on Stokes Bay on Kangaroo
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Michel Barnier, the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator speaks to the media at Government Buildings in Dublin, Ireland January 27, 2020. REUTERS/Lorraine O’Sullivan BELFAST (Reuters) – The European Union will monitor the Northern Ireland elements of Britain’s Brexit agreement very closely and will not allow London to re-open the deal “under the guise of implementation,”
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BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Residents of China’s Hubei province, where the new coronavirus outbreak was first reported, will be banned from entering Hong Kong from Monday as China tries to halt the rapid spread of the outbreak. Health authorities around the world are racing to prevent a pandemic after more than 2,000 people were infected in
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ANKARA (Reuters) – Eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar is violating Libya’s truce and so cannot be expected to respect the ceasefire called between his forces and pro-government troops, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Istanbul, Turkey,
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MADRID (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido joined thousands of supporters at a demonstration in Madrid on Saturday after arriving in Spain on the last leg of a European tour. Supporters of Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognised as the country’s rightful interim ruler, attend a rally with Venezuelans living
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MIAMI/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will release details of his long-delayed peace plan for the Middle East before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his election rival Benny Gantz visit the White House next week. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S Vice President Mike Pence prepare to shake
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FILE PHOTO: People wearing masks are pictured on the subway in Beijing, China January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee RIYADH (Reuters) – A Saudi health ministry affiliate said on Thursday there were no cases of coronavirus in the kingdom, denying earlier reports of an expatriate resident being infected. Earlier, India’s minister of state for external affairs
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LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal’s market watchdog has launched inquiries into various firms where Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos holds stakes, after Angola’s chief prosecutor said she could face an international arrest warrant if she fails to cooperate in a fraud investigation. Angola has named dos Santos, the daughter of former President Jose Eduardo dos Santos,
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China put on lockdown on Thursday two cities at the epicentre of a new coronavirus outbreak that has killed 17 people and infected nearly 600, as health authorities around the world scramble to prevent a global pandemic. Health officials fear the transmission rate will accelerate as hundreds of millions of Chinese travel
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BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Deaths from China’s new virus rose to 17 on Wednesday with more than 540 cases confirmed, increasing fears of contagion from an infection suspected to originate from illegally-traded wildlife. The previously unknown, flu-like coronavirus strain is believed to have emerged from an animal market in central Wuhan city, with cases now detected
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BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The death toll from a new flu-like coronavirus in China rose to nine on Wednesday with 440 confirmed cases, Chinese health officials said as authorities stepped up efforts to control the outbreak by discouraging public gatherings in Hubei province. As China vowed to tighten containment measures in hospitals, the World Health Organization
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FILE PHOTO: European Union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell addresses the European Parliament regarding the situation in Iran and Iraq, in Strasbourg, France January 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will discuss all ways to uphold a formal ceasefire in Libya but any peace settlement will need real EU support to
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