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Syria's Assad says war still not won but West's plots foiled

Reuters Staff 1 Min Read AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday that while his country had foiled Western designs to topple him, his army had not won defeated insurgents and the fight was continuing. In an televised address, Assad said that even though there were signs of victory after six-and-a-half years of civil war, the “battle ...

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Britain calls on EU to move Brexit talks forward

Reuters Staff 3 Min Read LONDON (Reuters) – Brexit minister David Davis called on the European Union on Sunday to relax its position that the two sides must first make progress on a divorce settlement before moving on to discussing future relations. After a slow start to negotiations to unravel more than 40 years of union, Britain is pressing for ...

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Iraq's Kurds might put off independence vote in return for concessions from Baghdad – official

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraq’s Kurds may consider the possibility of postponing a planned Sept. 25 referendum on independence in return for financial and political concessions from the central government in Baghdad, a senior Kurdish official said. A Kurdish delegation is visiting Baghdad to sound out proposals from Iraqi leaders that might convince the Kurds to postpone the vote, according ...

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Thousands protest in Hong Kong over jailing of democracy activists

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against the jailing of three young democracy activists, with many questioning the independence of the Chinese-ruled city’s judiciary. On Thursday, Joshua Wong, 20, Nathan Law, 24 and Alex Chow, 27, were jailed for six to eight months for unlawful assembly, dealing a ...

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Britain calls on EU to move Brexit talks forward

Reuters Staff 3 Min Read LONDON (Reuters) – Brexit minister David Davis called on the European Union on Sunday to relax its position that the two sides must first make progress on a divorce settlement before moving on to discussing future relations. After a slow start to negotiations to unravel more than 40 years of union, Britain is pressing for ...

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Britain will not exclude possible EU oversight of UK borders after Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will not rule out the possibility that the European Union may retain oversight of customs controls at UK borders after it leaves the bloc, as the country seeks ways to keep unhindered access to EU markets following Brexit. Last week, the UK published a policy document proposing two possible models for British-EU customs arrangements after withdrawal ...

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Grace Mugabe returns to Zimbabwe after South Africa assault allegation

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s First lady Grace Mugabe returned from South Africa early on Sunday, state media reported, after a 20-year-old model accused her of assault in an upmarket Johannesburg hotel room. South African police had placed border posts on “red alert” to prevent her leaving the country, but a security source told Reuters on Friday that the wife of ...

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Iran parliament clears oil, foreign ministers for Rouhani's new cabinet

Reuters Staff 1 Min Read BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Iranian parliament voted on Sunday to keep the oil and foreign ministers, two of pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani’s key members of cabinet, in their posts. Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh has been credited with the boost in Iran’s crude output since many global sanctions were lifted last year and with a multi-billion-dollar ...

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Philippines deploys troops to a second province to fight bird flu

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines has deployed more troops to cull thousands of chickens one day after the farm ministry confirmed the spread of bird flu into a second province north of the capital, Manila. More than 100 soldiers were sent on Saturday to the towns of Jaen and San Isidro in Nueva Ecija province after two cases of avian ...

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Grace Mugabe returns to Zimbabwe after South Africa assault allegation

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s First lady Grace Mugabe returned from South Africa early on Sunday, state media reported, after a 20-year-old model accused her of assault in an upmarket Johannesburg hotel room. South African police had placed border posts on “red alert” to prevent her leaving the country, but a security source told Reuters on Friday that the wife of ...

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