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Electoral workers prepare a ballot box inside a polling station during presidential election in Tunis, Tunisia, September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisians began casting votes in an unpredictable presidential election on Sunday where there is no overwhelming front-runner, with the young democracy’s economic ills dominating the agenda. Polling stations opened at 8am
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HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s founder Robert Mugabe was honored as an icon, principled leader and African intellectual giant at a state funeral on Saturday, after a week of disputes over his burial threatened to embarrass President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The body of Zimbabwe’s founder and longtime ruler Robert Mugabe is brought to the national sports stadium
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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Pro-Beijing protesters waved Chinese flags at a Hong Kong shopping mall on Saturday, some scuffling with anti-Hong Kong government demonstrators at the start of demonstrations across the Chinese-ruled city after months of sometimes violent unrest. Anti-government protesters gather at Lion Rock, in Hong Kong, China September 13, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha The
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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he will discuss buying U.S. Patriot missiles with President Donald Trump this month, saying his personal bond with the U.S. leader could overcome a crisis caused by Ankara buying Russian air defense systems. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during an interview with Reuters in Istanbul, Turkey, September
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FILE PHOTO: Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson MP speaks to media after the DUP annual party conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland November 24, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne BELFAST (Reuters) – Northern Ireland’s largest political party on Friday said it would reject the imposition of EU regulations on the region under any British EU
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(Note: Language in paragraphs 1, 5 may offend some readers.) FILE PHOTO: Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. attends a news conference after talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines will not allow visits by the United
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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Darnford Farm in Darnford, Banchory near Aberdeen, Scotland, Britain September 6, 2019. Andrew Milligan/Pool via REUTERS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has prepared plans to legally stop any Brexit extension, the Daily Telegraph bit.ly/2ZP87Yc reported late on Sunday. Johnson’s advisers held a meeting on Sunday to counter
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FILE PHOTO: Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro reacts after being stabbed during a rally in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais state, Brazil, September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Raysa Campos Leite/File Photo SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, 64, told the nation Saturday night he was feeling confident hours before undergoing a fourth abdominal surgery to
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s prime minister is eyeing plans for a cashless debit card for welfare recipients and defended a proposal to drug test some job seekers, setting the government on a collision course with opposition lawmakers and welfare groups when parliament returns on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks at the
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LETICIA, Colombia (Reuters) – Seven Amazonian countries on Friday signed a pact to protect the world’s largest tropical forest via disaster response coordination and satellite monitoring, amid recent fires that torched thousands of square miles of the jungle. Bolivia’s President Evo Morales, Peru’s President Martin Vizcarra, Colombia’s President Ivan Duque, Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno and
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