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In fresh setback for Venezuela opposition, governors sworn in

CARACAS (Reuters) – In a major setback for Venezuela’s opposition, four of its five opposition governors broke with their coalition’s official position on Monday to swear themselves in before a pro-government legislative superbody, authorities said. Newly elected governors of the National Constituent Assembly are seen during the swearing in ceremony at the Palacio Federal Legislativo, in Caracas, Venezuela October 18, ...

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UK certain Iran nuclear deal to be preserved, U.S. says remains committed

LONDON (Reuters) – There is absolutely no doubt that a deal between Western powers and Iran to curb its nuclear programme will survive despite the United States’ decision not to recertify the deal, Britain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Monday. FILE PHOTO – Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson at a press conference with Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray in ...

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Public works blitz helps Macri coalition in Argentina midterm vote

LANUS, Argentina (Reuters) – Adriana Rodriguez, a 59-year-old vendor at an open-air market in an industrial city in Argentina’s Buenos Aires province, never imagined her home would be connected to the sewage system. Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri speaks during a news conference at the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci But as business-friendly ...

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Deadly air strike hits Syrian govt-held Deir al-Zor – state TV, monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) – An air raid in the government-held Qusur district of Deir al-Zor city in eastern Syria killed more than a dozen people, Syrian state television and a war monitor said on Monday. State television said jets from a U.S.-led international coalition battling Islamic State carried out the air strike and that it killed 14 civilians and wounded 32 ...

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Abadi defends role of Iranian-backed paramiltaries at meeting with Tillerson

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi defended the role of an Iranian-backed paramilitary force at a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday in Baghdad. Tillerson arrived on Monday hours after the Iraqi government rejected his call to send home the Popular Mobilisation, an Iran-backed force that helped defeat Islamic State and capture the Kurdish-held ...

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Despite controversy, Venezuelan opposition governors sworn in

CARACAS (Reuters) – Four of five Venezuelan opposition governors broke with their coalition’s official position on Monday to swear themselves in before a pro-government legislative superbody, authorities said. The Democratic Unity coalition previously said none of its five winning candidates, in a regional election earlier this month where the ruling socialists won a majority, would “kneel” before the Constituent Assembly ...

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New Zealand populist to become deputy prime minister, foreign minister – media

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s populist power broker, Winston Peters, will be appointed deputy prime minister and foreign minister when Cabinet positions are revealed this week, local media reported on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: New Zealand First party Leader Winston Peters speaks during an event held ahead of the national election at the Te Papa Museum located in Wellington, New Zealand ...

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Hedge fund Red Kite sues Barclays for $850 million over copper trading losses

LONDON (Reuters) – Hedge fund Red Kite has filed a lawsuit against Barclays Plc (BARC.L), alleging the bank manipulated the copper market to its advantage, causing the hedge fund to lose $850 million (644.13 million pounds). FILE PHOTO – A man rides a bicycle past a Barclays bank in London August 5, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett The case pits one of ...

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Luxembourg says punishing City of London after Brexit would harm EU

LONDON (Reuters) – The City of London must remain the top global financial centre after Brexit to avoid its financial services drifting to other parts of the world, Luxembourg Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna said on Monday. FILE PHOTO – Luxembourg’s Minister of Finance Pierre Gramegna speaks during the opening ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in Beijing, China, ...

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Abadi defends role of Iranian-backed paramiltaries at meeting with Tillerson

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi defended the role of an Iranian-backed paramilitary force at a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday in Baghdad. Tillerson arrived on Monday hours after the Iraqi government rejected his call to send home the Popular Mobilisation, an Iran-backed force that helped defeat Islamic State and capture the Kurdish-held ...

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