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- Hollande urges French to reject Le Pen in presidential run-off vote
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:59:28 -0400
PARIS (Reuters) - France's outgoing president, Francois Hollande, on Monday urged people to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in a vote to choose his successor next month and reject far-right leader Marine Le Pen, whose place in the run-off represented a "risk" for France.
- Trump calls for new U.N. sanctions against North Korea
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:54:08 -0400
WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday the U.N. Security Council must be prepared to impose new sanctions on North Korea as concerns mount that it may test a sixth nuclear bomb as early as Tuesday.
- U.S. sanctions hundreds of employees of Syrian research center
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:27:41 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday blacklisted 271 employees of a Syrian government agency it said was responsible for developing chemical weapons, weeks after a poison gas attack killed scores of people in a rebel-held province in Syria.
- Venezuela death toll rises as unrest enters fourth week
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:10:16 -0400
CARACAS (Reuters) - Gunmen killed two more people during political unrest in Venezuela on Monday, bringing the total number of deaths to 12 this month, as anti-government protests entered a fourth week with mass "sit-ins" to press for early elections.
- Chile rocked by 6.9-magnitude quake; no major damage reported
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:19:20 -0400
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck off the west coast of Chile on Monday, rocking the capital Santiago and briefly causing alarm along the Pacific Coast but sparing the quake-prone nation of any serious damage.
- Spy agencies from 'Five eyes' gather in New Zealand: PM, sources
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:41:04 -0400
WELLINGTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English was flying to the mountainous resort city of Queenstown on Tuesday to meet intelligence officials from the "Five Eyes" network, which includes the U.S. FBI, CIA and National Security Agency.
- Scots don't want another independence vote: Kantar poll
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:04:21 -0400
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Most Scottish voters do not want another referendum on independence from the United Kingdom and support for secession itself appears to have weakened, according to a Kantar survey.
- Netanyahu will skip talks if German minister meets left-wing group: Israeli official
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:29:53 -0400
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday threatened to cancel a meeting with Germany's foreign minister if he sits down with a left-wing rights group, an Israeli official said.
- Radioactive material stolen in Mexico, search on: officials
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:08:23 -0400
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An unknown amount of stolen radioactive material has prompted an alert in nine Mexican states, the head of national emergency services said on Monday.
- Top U.S. general in Afghanistan sees Russia sending weapons to Taliban
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:46:43 -0400
KABUL (Reuters) - The head of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan said on Monday he was "not refuting" reports that Russia was providing support, including weapons, to the Taliban.