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'Ashamed' Franken says he won't quit U.S. Senate over groping accusations

(Reuters) – U.S. Senator Al Franken, trying to salvage his political career, said on Sunday he does not plan to resign but called himself “embarrassed and ashamed” by his behaviour towards women who have accused him of groping or inappropriately touching them. FILE PHOTO: Senator Al Franken (D-MN) meets with constituents at Minnesota Farmfest in Redwood County, Minnesota, U.S. August ...

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Merkel's CDU agrees to pursue grand coalition in Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) – Leaders of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party agreed on Sunday to pursue a “grand coalition” with the Social Democrats (SPD) to break the political deadlock in Europe’s biggest economy. German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a news conference after a Eastern Partnership summit at the European Council Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, November 24, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Vidal Merkel, ...

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President favoured as Hondurans vote, but critics fear power grab

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) – Honduras’ U.S.-friendly leader looked poised to win a second term as voters cast their ballots in the Central American country on Sunday, eight years after he supported a coup to remove a previous president who flirted with re-election. Voters prepare to cast their ballots during the presidential election in a public school, used as a polling station ...

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Merkel's CDU agrees to pursue grand coalition in Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) – Leaders of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party agreed on Sunday to pursue a “grand coalition” with the Social Democrats (SPD) to break the political deadlock in Europe’s biggest economy. German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a news conference after a Eastern Partnership summit at the European Council Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, November 24, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Vidal Merkel, ...

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President favoured as Hondurans vote, but critics fear power grab

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) – Honduras’ U.S.-friendly leader looked poised to win a second term as voters cast their ballots in the Central American country on Sunday, eight years after he supported a coup to remove a previous president who flirted with re-election. Voters prepare to cast their ballots during the presidential election in a public school, used as a polling station ...

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Egypt attack to spur on Saudi-backed Muslim military alliance – crown prince

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Sunday an attack on an Egyptian mosque that killed more than 300 worshippers would galvanise an Islamic military coalition that aimed to counter “terrorism and extremism”. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the meeting of Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition defence ministers in Riyadh November 26, ...

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Meredith nears deal to acquire magazine publisher Time – sources

(Reuters) – U.S. media company Meredith Corp (MDP.N) is nearing a deal to acquire Time Inc (TIME.N), the U.S. publisher of Sports Illustrated and Fortune magazines, for about $2 billion (£1.5 billion), people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The acquisition would be a coup for Meredith, which held unsuccessful talks to buy Time earlier this year and in ...

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President strong as Hondurans vote, but critics fear power grab

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) – Honduras’ U.S.-friendly leader looked poised to win a second term as polling stations opened their doors on Sunday, eight years after he supported a coup to remove a previous president who flirted with reelection. Voters prepare to cast their ballots during the presidential election in a public school, used as a polling station in Tegucigalpa, Honduras November ...

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Egypt court frees 17 accused of inciting debauchery – sources

CAIRO (Reuters) – A Cairo court on Sunday released 17 people arrested last month during a crackdown by the authorities on homosexuality, judicial sources said. They had been charged with practicing homosexuality and inciting debauchery and were sentenced to three years in prison should they fail to pay a fine of 5,000 Egyptian pounds (£213). The defendants have been given ...

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Egypt attack to spur on Saudi-backed Muslim military alliance – crown prince

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Sunday an attack on an Egyptian mosque that killed more than 300 worshippers would galvanise an Islamic military coalition that aimed to counter “terrorism and extremism”. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the meeting of Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition defence ministers in Riyadh November 26, ...

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