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- Germans warned against apathy as Merkel heads for fourth term
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 05:47:37 -0400
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germans were urged to vote in a national election on Sunday in which a seemingly assured fourth term for Chancellor Angela Merkel risks being overshadowed by a far-right party entering parliament for the first time in more than half a century.
- Trump cranks up North Korea threats as Pyongyang holds anti-U.S. rally
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 05:31:50 -0400
SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump dialled up the rhetoric against North Korea again at the weekend, warning the country's foreign minister that he and leader Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer", as Pyongyang staged a major anti-U.S. rally.
- U.N. medics see evidence of rape in Myanmar army 'cleansing' campaign
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 03:56:10 -0400
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Doctors treating some of the 429,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in recent weeks have seen dozens of women with injuries consistent with violent sexual attacks, U.N. clinicians and other health workers said.
- U.S cautions citizens of possible unrest during Kurdish independence referendum
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 05:22:06 -0400
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. embassy in Iraq cautioned its citizens that there may be unrest during a referendum on independence planned by the Kurdish authorities in northern Iraq, opposed by the central government in Baghdad.
- Iran launches war games near Iraqi Kurdistan border
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 05:32:50 -0400
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian forces have launched war games in an area near the border with Iraq's Kurdistan region, Iran's state media reported on Sunday, a day before an independence referendum is to be held in the region.
- Hopes for Mexico quake survivors dim as search enters sixth day
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 02:11:13 -0400
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Emergency workers searched by floodlight in smashed buildings for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake in 32 years amid fading rescue prospects, five nights after the disaster and as President Enrique Pena Nieto urged Mexicans to turn their attention to rebuilding.
- UK's Johnson opposes adopting any new EU rules during Brexit transition
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 05:27:58 -0400
LONDON (Reuters) - British foreign minister Boris Johnson will oppose any move to adopt European Union regulations made after Britain leaves the bloc in March 2019, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported, risking reigniting divisions over Brexit.
- First refugees taken from offshore detention under U.S. refugee swap deal
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 05:04:14 -0400
Sydney (Reuters) - Refugees have left one of Australia's offshore detention centers on Sunday for the United States, an asylum seeker and a refugee advocate said, as part of a swap brokered by former U.S. president Barack Obama last year.
- Yemen's Hadi sees only a military solution to crisis: Arabiya TV
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 05:56:55 -0400
DUBAI (Reuters) - A solution in Yemen's two and-a-half year-old civil war will likely come through military rather than political means, the country's Saudi-backed president said, blaming the Iran-aligned Houthis of obstructing chances of peace.
- New Zealand's ruling party ahead after poll but kingmaker in no rush to decide
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 02:52:10 -0400
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The leaders of New Zealand's main parties prepared on Sunday to start talks with Winston Peters, the leader of a nationalist party who emerged as kingmaker after an inconclusive general election, but Peters indicated he was in no rush to pick a side.