Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Polish lawmakers back draft Holocaust law, U.S. voices concern

WARSAW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Polish lawmakers approved draft legislation on Thursday penalizing suggestions of any complicity by Poland in the Nazi Holocaust on its soil during World War Two, defying criticism by Israel and the United States.


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Fire at Japanese senior welfare residence kills 11

TOKYO (Reuters) - Eleven people were killed in a fire at a low-rent residence in northern Japan that mainly housed elderly people on welfare, police said on Thursday. Five people were rescued.


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President Trump Grants 7,000 Syrian immigrants right to stay in US

The Secretary of Homeland Security announced her determination to fully renew special humanitarian protections for Syrians caught in the U.S. during the height of that country’s civil war, but won’t open the window to anyone who came after 2016.

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Fujimori's son says will back president, breaks with opposition

LIMA (Reuters) - The son of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori said on Wednesday that he would form a new political group to support the executive branch as President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and his center-right government grow increasingly isolated.


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Philippine security forces capture top Maoist guerrilla leader

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine security forces arrested the head of the Communist movement's armed wing following President Rodrigo Duterte's order to target guerrilla leaders after peace talks collapsed, police and human rights lawyers said on Thursday.


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Eleven people killed in fire at Japanese seniors welfare facility: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - Eleven people were killed and five were rescued in a fire at a facility to support senior people on welfare in northern Japan late on Wednesday, public broadcaster NHK said.


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Anti-Jewish sentiment 'becoming more common in Britain'

LONDON (Reuters) - Anti-Jewish sentiment is generally becoming more commonplace in Britain, a charity that provides security advice to the country's Jewish communities said on Thursday.


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U.S. voices concern about Poland's proposed Holocaust law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Wednesday urged Poland to re-evaluate a draft law that would make it illegal to suggest Poland bore any responsibility for crimes against humanity committed by Nazi Germany on its soil during World War 2.


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Australia spy agency takes possession of secret files left at second-hand shop

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's domestic spy agency on Thursday took possession of thousands of classified documents that were left at a second-hand furniture shop as the government struggles to contain an embarrassing security lapse.


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Reuters reporters arrested in Myanmar due to appear in court

YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters journalists accused of violating Myanmar's colonial-era Official Secrets Act are due in court on Thursday as the prosecution presents more witnesses, while a defense lawyer has said the judge will rule on a bail request.


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NZ Labour Party support at 10-year high, PM Ardern's popularity jumps

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Support for New Zealand's governing Labour Party surged to its highest level in more than a decade and approval ratings jumped for pregnant Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, a poll showed.


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UK and EU set for clash over citizens' rights during transition

WUHAN, China (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May has warned that European citizens arriving in Britain after Brexit next year may lose some rights, setting up a clash with the European Union over their treatment during any transition period.


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Egypt's Sisi warns opponents as calls to boycott election build

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi delivered a stern warning on Wednesday to anyone looking to challenge his rule, a day after opposition leaders called for a boycott of the March 26-28 presidential election.


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EU offers to assist Cuba with monetary consolidation: EU official

HAVANA (Reuters) - The European Union has offered to advise Communist-run Cuba on consolidating its two currencies, drawing on its experience from introducing the euro, an EU official said on Wednesday during a visit to Havana.


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