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- Chastened Merkel braces for coalition tussle after vote
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:06:49 -0400
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Angela Merkel turns to the task of sounding out partners to build a coalition government after securing a fourth term as chancellor in Sunday's election although she was weakened by a surge in support for the far right.
- Japan PM to dissolve parliament's lower house on Thursday
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 03:09:49 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to dissolve the lower house of parliament at the start of the extraordinary session on Thursday, a senior lawmaker of the Liberal Democratic Party said, paving the way for a snap election for the lower house.
- One week to cross a street: how IS pinned down Filipino soldiers in Marawi
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:12:12 -0400
MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - With a grimace, Brigadier General Melquiades Ordiales of the Philippines 1st Marine Brigade recounted the painful gains made against Islamist militants in Marawi City.
- Trump slaps travel restrictions on North Korea, Venezuela in sweeping new ban
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:58:54 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Sunday slapped new travel restrictions on citizens from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, expanding to eight the list of countries covered by his original travel bans that have been derided by critics and challenged in court.
- Trump cranks up North Korea threats as Pyongyang holds anti-U.S. rally
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 03:36:40 -0400
SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump dialed 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.
- Cambodia's opposition puts out banners calling for leader's release
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:35:19 -0400
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's main opposition party on Monday put up banners around the country calling for the release of its detained leader Kem Sokha in a challenge to the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen, which has accused him of treason.
- Iraqi Kurds vote in historic independence referendum, shrugging off threats
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 03:01:06 -0400
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Voting started on Monday in an independence referendum organized by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, ignoring the threats of the Kurds' neighbors and fears of further instability and violence across the Middle East.
- French unions block fuel depots in protest against labor reforms
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:52:16 -0400
PARIS (Reuters) - French trade unionists blocked access on Monday to several fuel depots in protest against an overhaul of employment laws, seeking to test the government's will to reform the economy.
- Mexicans turn to church as earthquake death toll hits 320
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:14:17 -0400
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexicans packed churches on Sunday to pray for the victims of the country's deadliest quake in 32 years as rescue teams searched against the odds for any survivors trapped under rubble since Tuesday's tremor shook Mexico City and nearby states.
- U.N. medics see evidence of rape in Myanmar army 'cleansing' campaign
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:16:44 -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.