Thursday, 1 February 2018

Arab League head says U.S. aid cut for U.N. agency puts stability at risk

CAIRO (Reuters) - Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Thursday that a cut in U.S. funding for a U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees will put the stability and security of the region at risk.


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British PM May has full confidence in junior Brexit minister Baker: spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May has full confidence in the junior Brexit minister Steve Baker, her spokesman said on Thursday, after he was accused of maligning government officials for the second time in a week.


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Greece sees breakthrough soon in Macedonia name impasse

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece will soon submit draft proposals to resolve its decades-old name row with Macedonia, its foreign minister said, adding that a settlement could be reached in the coming months.


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Envoy believes U.S. not close to military option against North Korea

TOKYO (Reuters) - A U.S. special envoy said on Thursday all options remain on the table for solving the crisis over North Korea's nuclear missile program but that he did not think the Trump administration was close to triggering military action.


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Man radicalized by TV drama guilty of ramming van into Muslims near London mosque

LONDON (Reuters) - A man who developed a hatred of Muslims after watching a TV drama about child sex crimes involving Asian men was found guilty on Thursday of ploughing a van into worshippers outside a north London Mosque weeks later, killing one.


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Kurdish militant attacks near Iraq border kill three Turkish soldiers: army

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Three Turkish soldiers were killed and seven wounded on Thursday in separate attacks carried out by Kurdish militants targeting troops stationed in the southeastern Turkish province of Hakkari and in northern Iraq, the army said.


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South Africa's Zuma to meet ANC top six 'over his future': state broadcaster

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma will meet the top six officials of the ruling party over his future this weekend, the state broadcaster said on Thursday, adding to speculation Zuma could be removed as head of state.


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Suspected Balkan crime boss jailed for six years in Kosovo

PRISTINA (Reuters) - Suspected Balkan crime boss Naser Kelmendi was sentenced to six years in prison in Kosovo on Thursday for trafficking drugs, but cleared of murder, organized crime and other charges.


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France opens judicial probe into Air France A380 engine explosion

PARIS (Reuters) - The Paris prosecutor has begun an investigation into whether lives were put in danger when an engine explosion forced an Air France Airbus A380 to make an emergency landing in Canada.


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South Africa's Zuma to meet ANC top six 'over his future': state broadcaster

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma will meet the top six officials of the ruling African National Congress over his future, the state broadcaster said on its Twitter feed, without providing details.


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Syrian opposition will work with Sochi proposal under U.N. auspices: chief negotiator

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Syria's opposition will cooperate with proposals made at a Russia-hosted conference this week to rewrite the country's constitution as long as the process remains under U.N. auspices, the chief opposition negotiator said on Thursday.


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Brazilian police serve 100 warrants in pension investigations

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian federal police served 100 search-and-seizure warrants on Thursday as part of an investigation into alleged graft involving a pension fund for post office workers.


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U.S. congress members nominate Hong Kong's Joshua Wong for Nobel Peace Prize

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A dozen members of the United States Congress have nominated Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, and its most prominent student leader, Joshua Wong, for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, a move that is certain to provoke anger from Beijing.


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