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US vetoes UN resolution denouncing violence against Palestinians

The United States vetoed on Friday a Kuwaiti-drafted UN Security Council resolution that condemned Israel’s use of force against Palestinian civilians, underlining Washington’s differences with friends and foes alike over the Israeli-Palestinian issue. Later, a second, [...]

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Kremlin critic Navalny held, then released ahead of Russian election

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was briefly detained by police on Thursday and accused of organizing illegal protests, weeks ahead of a presidential election in which he has been barred from running. A [...]

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Turkey urges Russia, Iran to stop Syrian army offensive in Idlib

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey called on Russia and Iran on Wednesday to pressure Syrian authorities to halt a military offensive in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province, which Damascus launched despite an international deal to reduce hostilities there. [...]

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Britain, EU clinch Brexit ‘breakthrough’ with move to trade talks

  BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain and the European Union struck a divorce deal on Friday that paves the way for arduous talks on future trade ties, easing immediate pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May and boosting [...]

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Trump, Putin agree ‘no military solution’ in Syria

The United States and Russia issued a presidential joint statement saying there was “no military solution” to the war in Syria, the Kremlin said Saturday, after their leaders met briefly on the sidelines of a regional [...]

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Trump, Putin brush aside US election claims

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin both sought to dampen claims of Moscow’s meddling in US elections, with the Russian leader branding the accusations as “fantasies”, after meeting in Vietnam Saturday. The two leaders snatched brief but [...]

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U.S. signals caution to Saudis despite shared concern about Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Despite President Donald Trump’s full-throated support for Saudi Arabia, the United States appears to be signaling a desire for Riyadh to take a more cautious approach in its regional power struggle with Iran, [...]

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Forty UK Conservative lawmakers ready to oust PM May: Sunday Times

LONDON (Reuters) – Forty members of parliament from Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party have agreed to sign a letter of no-confidence in her, the Sunday Times newspaper reported. That is eight short of the number [...]