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Venezuela frees U.S. missionary Josh Holt after two years

Sat, 26/05/2018 - 21:34
WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) - American missionary Josh Holt, held by Venezuela without trial on weapons charges since 2016, was heading home with his wife on Saturday after the South American country's socialist government unexpectedly released him.
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Pakistan to hold general election on July 25: officials

Sat, 26/05/2018 - 21:27
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan will hold general election on July 25, electoral officials said Saturday, as the government enters its final week in office.
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Putin, after meeting Japan's Abe, calls for restraint on North Korea

Sat, 26/05/2018 - 20:34
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called on all sides involved in the situation around North Korea to show restraint, while Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said it was vital Pyongyang completely shed itself of all nuclear weapons.
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Poland says EU needs more 'empathy' toward U.S. over Iran deal

Sat, 26/05/2018 - 20:05
WARSAW (Reuters) - The EU should pay more heed to U.S. security concerns linked to Washington's withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as the bloc decides how to address American sanctions against the Islamic Republic, Poland's chief diplomat said.
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Spain's Ciudadanos party open to alternative candidate to oust PM Rajoy

Sat, 26/05/2018 - 18:58
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's center-right Ciudadanos party said on Saturday it would be willing to back an unspecified neutral candidate to oust Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy over a far-reaching graft case engulfing members of his People's Party (PP).
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Leaders of two Koreas hold surprise meeting as Trump revives summit hopes

Sat, 26/05/2018 - 18:31
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a surprise meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday in an effort to ensure a high-stakes summit between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump takes place successfully, South Korean officials said.
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Saudi-led coalition says foils attempted attack by drone near Abha airport: Arabiya

Sat, 26/05/2018 - 17:21
DUBAI (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition said it has foiled an attempted attack by an unmanned drone in Saudi Arabia's southern city of Abha, the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television channel reported on Saturday.
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Dozens killed in Cameroon's restive Anglophone region

Sat, 26/05/2018 - 17:13
YAOUNDE (Reuters) - More than two dozen people have been killed in one of Cameroon's Anglophone regions, local sources said on Saturday, although the exact circumstances of their deaths were not immediately clear.
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Ireland ends abortion ban as 'quiet revolution' transforms country

Sat, 26/05/2018 - 16:30
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland has voted by a landslide to liberalize some of the world's most restrictive abortion laws in what its prime minister described as the culmination of a "quiet revolution" in what was one of Europe's most socially conservative countries.
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Jailed British-Iranian aid worker to face trial on security charges: Iran court head

Sat, 26/05/2018 - 16:15
DUBAI (Reuters) - A detained British-Iranian aid worker sentenced to five years in jail in Iran is to face a second trial on new security charges, the semi-official Tasnim news agency on Saturday quoted Tehran Revolutionary Court's head Musa Ghazanfarabadi as saying.
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Colombia to be NATO's first Latin American global partner

Sat, 26/05/2018 - 15:59
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia will next week formally join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, making it the only Latin American nation in the alliance, President Juan Manuel Santos said late on Friday.
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Two people dead, three missing in Oman after cyclone

Sat, 26/05/2018 - 15:31
DUBAI (Reuters) - Two people, including a child, were killed and three others went missing in the Omani province of Dhofar after Cyclone Mekunu hit the southern region of the Gulf Arab country, Omani police and state news media said on Saturday.
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Leaders of two Koreas hold surprise meeting as Trump revives hopes of summit with North

Sat, 26/05/2018 - 15:30
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a surprise meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday to ensure a summit between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump goes off successfully, South Korean officials said.
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Kiev subway resumes operation after bomb warning false alarm

Sat, 26/05/2018 - 15:29
KIEV (Reuters) - The subway in Ukraine's capital Kiev has reopened after a bomb warning proved to be a false alarm, the subway operator said on Saturday, just hours before the city hosts the UEFA Champions League final.
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End 'hide and seek' Brexit approach, Barnier tells UK

Sat, 26/05/2018 - 15:13
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The EU's Brexit negotiator urged the British government on Saturday to stop playing "hide and seek" over its aims for trade ties and warned that delays in agreeing on judicial oversight risk wrecking any Brexit deal.
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South Korean president met North Korea's Kim Jong Un Saturday: Seoul

Sat, 26/05/2018 - 14:40
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday to discuss Kim's possible upcoming summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, the South said, the second inter-Korean summit in as many months.
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Detained British-Iranian aid worker to face trial on security charges: Iran court head

Sat, 26/05/2018 - 14:24
DUBAI (Reuters) - A detained British-Iranian aid worker sentenced to five years in jail in Iran is to face a second trial on new charges, the semi-official Tasnim news agency on Saturday quoted Tehran Revolutionary Court's head Musa Ghazanfarabadi as saying.
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Japan's Abe oversees puppy handover to Russian Olympic champion

Sat, 26/05/2018 - 14:19
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, on a three-day visit to Russia, took part on Saturday in the handing over of an Akita puppy to Russian Olympic champion figure skater Alina Zagitova.
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Ethiopia pardons senior opposition leader sentenced to death

Sat, 26/05/2018 - 13:34
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia pardoned on Saturday an opposition leader with British citizenship who had been sentenced to death, the latest in a series of pardons and releases of jailed dissidents announced in the wake of years of violent unrest.
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Ireland to end abortion ban in historic vote

Sat, 26/05/2018 - 13:30
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland is set to liberalize some of the world's most restrictive abortion laws after exit polls suggested a landslide vote for change in what was until recently one of Europe's most socially conservative countries.
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