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Iraqi ship sinks after collision, at least four sailors dead – state TV

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – An Iraqi ship sank on Saturday after a collision with another vessel in Iraq’s territorial waters, killing at least four sailors, Iraqi state television reported. Diving support vessel al-Misbar had 21 sailors on board, of which 10 were rescued, the Baghdad-based channel said, citing a statement from the transportation ministry. The search for survivors was continuing in ...

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UK to release tranche of Brexit position papers

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will issue a cluster of new papers this week to outline its strategy positions in divorce talks with the European Union, ranging from regulation of goods to data protection, the UK’s Brexit department said on Sunday. Prime Minister Theresa May’s government wants to push discussions with the EU beyond a focus on settling divorce arrangements to ...

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Trump, first lady will not attend Kennedy Centre Honours – White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not attend the Kennedy Centre Honours in December, the White House announced on Saturday, after several honourees said they would boycott a White House reception before the show. The Kennedy Centre also said in a statement the White House reception “will no longer take place.” The White ...

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Bannon's exit not seen to signal Trump shift to centre

WASHINGTON/BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s ouster of chief strategist Steve Bannon is unlikely to mark the abandonment of the administration’s “America First” agenda that has unnerved investors and trade partners and split the White House into nationalist and globalist camps. Within hours of leaving Trump’s administration on Friday, Bannon was back at the helm of Breitbart News, the ...

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Bannon's exit not seen to signal Trump shift to centre

WASHINGTON/BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s ouster of chief strategist Steve Bannon is unlikely to mark the abandonment of the administration’s “America First” agenda that has unnerved investors and trade partners and split the White House into nationalist and globalist camps. Within hours of leaving Trump’s administration on Friday, Bannon was back at the helm of Breitbart News, the ...

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Israel's Netanyahu to discuss Middle East with Putin – statement

Reuters Staff 2 Min Read JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will discuss the Middle East with Russian President Vladimir Putin when they meet in the Russian resort of Sochi next week, his office said on Saturday. Israel is concerned Iran is trying to establish a permanent military foothold in Syria. Netanyahu said in a speech last week ...

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Israel's Netanyahu to discuss Middle East with Putin – statement

Reuters Staff 2 Min Read JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will discuss the Middle East with Russian President Vladimir Putin when they meet in the Russian resort of Sochi next week, his office said on Saturday. Israel is concerned Iran is trying to establish a permanent military foothold in Syria. Netanyahu said in a speech last week ...

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Syrian army pounds rebel areas near Damascus after Russian brokered truce

AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian jets and artillery struck rebel-held eastern Damascus suburbs on Saturday a day after a Russian sponsored ceasefire with a rebel group agreed a halt of fighting in the last opposition enclave in the capital, rebels and witnesses said. The Russian defence ministry said on Friday it had reached a ceasefire that took effect at 21.00 hrs ...

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Thousands turn out in Boston to march against hate speech

BOSTON (Reuters) – Thousands of people took to the streets of Boston on Saturday to protest hate speech a week after a woman was killed at a Virginia white-supremacist demonstration, and their shouts drowned out the “Free Speech” rally that sparked their march. Organizers of the rally had invited several far-right speakers who were confined to a small pen that ...

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Venezuela 'congress in resistance' rejects new super-assembly

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress on Saturday rejected the self-proclaimed law-making authority of a new legislative superbody elected last month at the behest of President Nicolas Maduro. Congress’s declaration of resistance followed statements from a group of 12 regional nations plus the United States on Friday, saying they would continue to regard congress, not the new constituent assembly, as ...

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